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Free performances and events all across campus, all year long, all for free!


The Juilliard School

Cello Concerto Competition Finals

Friday, December 6, 2019

Paul Recital Hall

SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 2 Learn More 

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Paige Hernandez

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Saturday, December 7, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Dance along at this dynamic participation play while celebrating the joys of a multicultural heritage. Learn More 

Free

The Juilliard School

MAP Chamber Music

December 8, 2018–December 7, 2019

Paul Recital Hall

Juilliard's Music Adancement Program (MAP) educates music students ages 8 to 18 every Saturday. Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Atrium 360°

Karuna Trio featuring Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph, and Alexis Marcelo 

Presented in collaboration with Continuum Culture & Arts

Thursday, December 12, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Witness the musical project of Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph—two master percussionists revolutionizing the world music scene—and pianist Alexis Marcelo, who lends his soulful New York... Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Pre-College Winter Songbook

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Paul Recital Hall

Juilliard's Pre-College educates music students ages 8 to 18 every Saturday. Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Chamber Music Recital

November 18, 2018–December 15, 2019

Morse Recital Hall

Juilliard chamber music ensembles present engaging programs of masterpieces from the chamber music repertoire. Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, December 26, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

International DJ Rich Medina has turned his young love for music into a celebrated career as a platinum-selling record producer, recording artist, and poet. From the legendary nine-year run of his... Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, January 2, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

The “singer with a strong, lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage” (New York Times) shares songs from her new album, Intuition. Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, January 9, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” the Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist showcases signature performative and multimedia excerpts from her... Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

ChamberFest 2020 | Wednesdays at One

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season. Read the press release. Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Sasha Scolnik-Brower, Conducting

May 17, 2019–January 16, 2020

Bruno Walter Auditorium

Sasha Scolnik-Brower conducts in a free recital. Learn More 

Free

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

¡VAYA! 63

Los Cumpleaños

Opening Set by Zona Libre (Modrums + DJ tres dos)

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

Thursday, January 23, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Tropical rhythms from Colombia are infused with psychedelic soundscapes at this danceable, one-of-a-kind musical experience. Learn More 

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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Exhibition: Archive in Motion

July 15 - Jan 25

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Vincent Astor Gallery

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division celebrates its 75th year with an exhibition that charts its history and the establishment of international dance archival practices through the display of... Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, January 30, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

The “multiracial jam army” (Rolling Stone) returns with their “caramelization” to renovate Gershwin’s masterpiece for the 21st century.  Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Focus 2020 | Trailblazers: Pioneering Women Composers of the 20th Century

January 24–31, 2020

Peter Jay Sharp Theater

The Focus festival, now in its 36th year, celebrates groundbreaking women composers who paved the way for generations to comee. Co-curated by founding director Joel Sachs and Cuban-American... Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Violin Concerto Competition Finals

September 26, 2019–February 6, 2020

Paul Recital Hall

PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Learn More 

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Master Class with Frederik Øland and Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Lab Orchestra | Wednesdays at One

December 11, 2019–February 19, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season.  Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Student Composers Showcase

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Jeffrey Millarsky conducts the Juilliard Orchestra performing four world premieres by Juilliard student composers. Read the press release. Learn More 

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Master Class with Radovan Vlatković

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Learn More 

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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Exhibition: Chamber Music Society at 50

Oct 2 2019 - Mar 7 2020

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Plaza Corridor Gallery

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center was launched a decade after the creation of Lincoln Center, on September 11, 1969, which happened to be on the birthday of the Chair of CMS’s... Learn More 

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Michael & The Rockness Monsters

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Saturday, March 7, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

An interactive, super galactic funk-inspired, rock ‘n’ roll experience for families. Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Piano Concerto Competition Finals

September 13, 2019–March 19, 2020

Paul Recital Hall

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Vocal Arts Honors Recital

March 21, 2019–March 19, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Winners of the 2018-2019 Vocal Arts Honors perform in duo recital. Each year, singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for... Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Vocal Arts | Wednesdays at One

December 4, 2019–March 25, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season.  Learn More 

Free

The Juilliard School

Pre-College Percussion Ensemble

May 11, 2019–March 28, 2020

Bruno Walter Auditorium

Pre-College Percussion Ensemble presents a free recital. Learn More 

Free
Photo of Harold Prince by Van Williams

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Exhibition: In the Company of Harold Prince

Sep 18 - Mar 31

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery

No one did more to define the American musical today than Harold “Hal” Prince. His resume included some of the most important titles of the past century: West Side Story, Fiddler on the... Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey and collaborative pianist Brian Zeger present the Alice Tully Hall Vocal Arts Recital.  Learn More 

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Las Cafeteras

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Saturday, April 4, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

A vibrant musical fusion of Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes. Learn More 

Free

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Master Class with Arnaud Sussmann

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Learn More 

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