An audience member’s perspective at the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony’s recent InsideOut concert. Photo by Edward Kliszus.

“Under the direction of director and conductor David Bernard, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony … presented two concerts featuring the music of Sergei Prokofiev at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music,” writes Edward Kliszus in Sunday’s (5/21) Opening Night Online (NYC). “Bernard welcomed everyone and asked audience members to take a selfie with a musician next to whom they were sitting…. What is an InsideOut concert experience? Imagine sitting in a symphony orchestra, surrounded by scores of accomplished musicians and diverse artists working as a unit to accurately articulate and express the creative product of a renowned, genius composer. … Audience members sit amongst the orchestra’s musicians during a live concert. Even better, Bernard held a specially crafted concert earlier today for families with children to sit within the orchestra and try musical instruments provided by the Lucy Moses School.” The orchestra performed Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with WQXR host Terrance McKnight as narrator and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. “As the music progressed, sounds emerged from all directions, and the audience became fully immersed … Children and adults alike were inspired, informed, and uplifted.”