The Airborne Toxic Event featuring the Calder Quartet with Ensemble LPR

(Tito Muñoz, Conductor)

6.18.2013 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | (64) Comments | Central Park | Directions to Event ›

The Airborne Toxic Event has gained a lot of attention for their lyrical arrangements, as well as their unique sound that can be described as a blend of Indie Rock music infused with a twist of classic orchestral arrangements. The five part band that formed in 2006 consists of Mikel Jollett, Steven Chen, Noah Harmon, Daren Taylor, and Anna Bulbrook, all of whose individual talents come together to create an impressive energy in their music and on stage. Their self-titled debut album topped Billboard’s “Heatseeker Chart” for an astounding 8 weeks, and the Los Angeles Times assures that it is easy to get “swept up in the boundless ambition” of the band’s second album All at Once. Their third album, Such Hot Blood, is set to release in 2013.

The Calder Quartet, called “superb” by The New York Times, defies boundaries through performing a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel the true intention of the work’s creator. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works, the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform, whether it’s classical or contemporary repertoire. Known for discovering, commissioning, recording and mentoring of some of today’s best emerging composers, the group continues to collaborate with artists across musical genres, spanning the ranges of the classical and contemporary music world.

Ensemble LPR is an elite assemblage of the finest New York-based concert musicians, personifying Le Poisson Rouge’s commitment to aesthetic diversity and artistic excellence. Members of the ensemble are graduates from the world’s most prestigious conservatory and university programs, and have performed at the Marlboro and Aspen Festivals and as a soloist with The New York Philharmonic and The New Jersey Symphony, to name a few accolades. There is no instrumentation too large or too small for the ensemble whose unyielding standard and rigorous devotion is to the music of the world’s finest living composers as much as it is to the common practice period of classical music and collaborations with artists of non-classical backgrounds.


Please do not bring alcoholic beverages, glass, bottles, coolers, pets, bicycles, rollerblades, folding chairs, beach umbrellas, video cameras or tape recorders. No professional camera gear, telephoto lenses, or flash photography is allowed. All bags are subject to search. Beer and wine are for on­site consumption only and may not be removed from the venue. The distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not permitted.
  1. Joana said on 4.22.2013

    So very excited about this show! This band is awesome LiVE!!!

  2. Chip Diddie said on 4.22.2013

    Been a huge fan since 2009! I’ll be at central park, front row, with my Airborne shirt on.
    PS – i occasionally wear my Airborne gear under my button ups… Superman style!

    • James Bohlert said on 5.7.2013

      Your like the airborne toxic avenger!

  3. susan gendron said on 4.23.2013

    Favorite band for the past few years! I can’t wait!!!!

  4. susan said on 4.23.2013

    Ive never been to a concert here before, how does it work? as many people that would like will go?? Do I need a free admission ticket? Just want to make sure Im not missing anything here

    • cpfadmin said on 4.23.2013

      Tickets are not distributed for free shows. These shows are first-come, first admitted until the venue has reached capacity.

  5. Michael said on 4.23.2013

    Question for CPF Admin – I understand that it’s a ticket-less free show. However, if I were to purchase a Summerstage Membership, would this guarantee me admission to the above Airborne Toxic Event show? Thanks

  6. Robert said on 4.23.2013

    Do I need tickets for this event or can I just show up?

    • cpfadmin said on 4.24.2013

      This is a free event, first come first served. We often have contests for skip the line passes, so make sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!

  7. AD said on 4.24.2013

    Airborne Toxic Event is so talented and The Calder Quartet is amazing too! This is fantastic.

  8. Kura said on 4.30.2013

    Is it doors at 7:00, show at 8:00pm?

    Unless there’s an opener because even their regular concerts aren’t 3 hours long… as much as I would dream that they would play their catalog in its entirety.

    • cpfadmin said on 4.30.2013

      Doors will open at 6pm for a 7pm showtime. We have a curfew of 10pm, not all acts play until then.

  9. Holly said on 5.6.2013

    Where is the entry to the event?

    • cpfadmin said on 5.7.2013

      Enter the park at 69th and 5th avenue to access the GA line. Click on the “Directions to Event” link for a map.

  10. VinnyVincent said on 5.8.2013

    Can’t wait. Seriously. Best band out there right now!!
    New album is really something special!!

  11. Mikki said on 5.13.2013

    Can’t wait for this amazing show. Would it be appropriate to bring my kids if I can’t get a sitter? Ages 12 and 8.

    • cpfadmin said on 5.13.2013

      SummerStage programs are all ages.

  12. Rob said on 5.13.2013

    I just saw these guys here in Philly, I’m hope to come up to see them again. I could listen to their music all day. Timeless!

  13. Meredith said on 5.16.2013

    What level membership do you need in order to get express entry into the show?

  14. Kura said on 5.30.2013

    If we become a member today?, will we get the credentials we need in time to use express entry?

  15. Danielle said on 5.31.2013

    I wanted to see them in Albany but wasn’t able to go. I am so not missing this I love this band! See you all there good peoples:)

  16. Amy said on 6.4.2013

    How many tickets can one persons get? I can get there by 6pm but my friends can’t make it until 7. Do you expect the GA line to be very long?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.4.2013

      Tickets are not distributed. This show is first come, first admitted until the venue is full. You can follow us on Twitter @SummerStage for live updates on the line.

  17. Johnson said on 6.5.2013

    Do people with membership get better seating? If you don’t have membership but are near the front of the line, how close to the stage do you get to sit? When you get into the venue are there seats or is it standing room?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.5.2013

      All levels of Membership offer express entrances to all free shows and access to reserved bleacher seating (until capacity is reached). Bleacher seating is at the front of the house, so you have a great view of the stage and full venue but are not in the front row. The venue is standing room. If you wait in the General Admission line and arrive early, doors open one hour prior to show time, you are likely to get a spot in the front of the stage.

  18. Amanda said on 6.11.2013

    Will the concert still be at the same location if it is raining?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.11.2013

      Yes. All of our shows are rain or shine. We only cancel if there’s severe weather.

  19. Isaac said on 6.13.2013

    What time do the lines usually start to form?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.14.2013

      The line usually beings a few hours before doors open for a popular show like this.

  20. Chris said on 6.16.2013

    What is the maximum capacity for the venue? I want to make sure I get on line at a reasonable time for guaranteed entry.

    • cpfadmin said on 6.17.2013

      Capacity is about 4,500 people.

  21. Ramla said on 6.16.2013

    There’s a high chance of rain, I hope the show isn’t cancelled *fingers crossed*

  22. Marisela said on 6.17.2013

    Are there going to be any tents if it rains since we are not allow to bring umbrellas?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.17.2013

      All SummerStage shows are rain or shine, you can purchase ponchos onsite or bring your own.

  23. Mik said on 6.17.2013

    Are we allowed to bring blankets to sit on? We’re probably TATEs oldest fans and I just read this event is SRO…makes me a bit nervous to be standing in line for and hour or two, then standing for the whole concert. Thanks.

    • cpfadmin said on 6.17.2013

      Yes, you can bring blankets, and there are first come first served bleacher seating.

  24. Donnie said on 6.17.2013

    Will this concert be streamed?? can we see it on the internet?? hopefully!!!

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      No this performance will not be live streamed.

  25. TATEfan said on 6.18.2013

    How soon will we know if the show is to be cancelled due to thunderstorms/severe weather? Would hate to have it cancelled but also don’t want to travel all the way there and have it cancelled!

    Will cancelation information be posted on this page? And will the show be rescheduled if necessary?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      The show will be rain or shine. We do not reschedule shows. Follow us on Twitter @SummerStage for updates on the line.

  26. Justin said on 6.18.2013

    Looks like Ensemble LPR released the set list for tonight’s show:
    Was really hoping to hear Elizabeth live again, but: Can. Not. Wait.

  27. Danny said on 6.18.2013

    Does anyone know the exact set times for each band? Will The Airbone Toxic Event play right at 7:00? Coming from work, and hoping to catch them, but wasn’t sure of exact times. Thank you!

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      Doors at 6 – Calder Quartet hits the stage tonight at 7:05 followed by @Airborne_Toxic with @CalderQuartet & @ensembleLPR at 8. Rain or shine.

  28. Matt said on 6.18.2013

    Which band will be on first?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      The Airborne Toxic Event will headline and perform last.

  29. Mal E. said on 6.18.2013

    Is the lineup listed as above?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      Calder Quartet hits the stage tonight at 7:05 followed by @Airborne_Toxic with @CalderQuartet & @ensembleLPR at 8. Rain or shine. Doors at 6

  30. EL said on 6.18.2013

    is there GA admission on the west side of the park?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      GA Admission is only from the east side of the park.

  31. susie said on 6.18.2013

    do you know what time Airborne Toxic will actually go one? Are they first or last? Thanks!

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      They will be playing last.

  32. Brendan said on 6.18.2013

    If severe weather foreces the show to be canceled, how soon before the show will that announcement be made?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      The show will be rain or shine. Any updates/delays will be not be made until the show start time at 7pm.

  33. Rachel said on 6.18.2013

    In the event of severe weather, where will a cancellation be posted?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      The show will be rain or shine.

  34. Joe Camaratta said on 6.18.2013

    TATE says concert starts at 6PM (Twitter, email) but your site says 7PM. What time does the band take the stage?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      Doors open at 6pm, music begins at 7pm.

  35. Yelena said on 6.18.2013

    Rain or shine?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      Rain or shine.

  36. Carolina said on 6.18.2013

    Im coming to the show from queens, ny Do I need a ticket to enter the show?

    • cpfadmin said on 6.18.2013

      This is a free show, first come first served until capacity is reached.

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