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


Community Create-a-thon: Census 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

If you love to be creative and care about your community, join us for a Create-a-thon to spread the...

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Budapest Festival Orchestra Cocoa Concert

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Accessibility at Lincoln Center and the Budapest Festival Orchestra bring Cocoa Concerts, a family concert Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra has specially designed to include... 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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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, February 27, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Imani Uzuri and ensemble will share an intimate chamber concert of compositions from her various works for voice, strings, flute and piano. Learn More 

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Argus Quartet

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Atrium 360°

Argus Quartet

Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series

Thursday, March 5, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

The cutting-edge quartet demonstrates its ”rare level of innovation” (New Classic LA) in this free program. 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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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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Meklit: Antidote

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, March 19, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Ethio-American singer-songwriter Meklit offers world-spanning songs of strength and hope for these troubled times. Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

¡VAYA! 63

Andrea y Su Charanga: From ‘76 to Now With Love

Opening Set by DJ Andy El Más Bailable

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

Friday, March 20, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Flutist Andrea Brachfeld y Su Charanga will take you on a decades-long journey through classic and new Charanga music in a night that’s sure to get you up and dancing. 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 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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Flamenco Festival: Cuatro Gatos

Presented in collaboration with Flamenco Festival New York 20/20

Thursday, March 26, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Oruco (flamenco dancer and percussionist), Eduardo Trassierra (guitarist), and Kiko Peña (vocalist) re-create a traditional Flamenco Tablao in the David Rubenstein Atrium. Learn More 

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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 

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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

Tabitha Rhee, Viola

May 12, 2019–April 1, 2020

Bruno Walter Auditorium

Tabitha Rhee performs the viola as part of a free recital. 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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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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Rockwood Music Hall: Downtown Comes Uptown

Presented in collaboration with Rockwood Music Hall and WFUV

Thursday, April 2, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Enjoy a night of story and song showcasing emerging musicians at this annual collaboration between Rockwood Music Hall, Lincoln Center and WFUV. 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 

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The Juilliard School

Chamber Music Recital

November 18, 2018–April 5, 2020

Morse Recital Hall

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

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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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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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HEO Trio

HEO Trio is presented in partnership with Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, April 9, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Luxuriate in the elegantly cool vibe of HEO Trio, a jazz ensemble with roots in Korean and French jazz styles. Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

World Premieres | New Juilliard Ensemble

Monday, April 13, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Joel Sachs conducts the New Juilliard Ensemble. Evan ANDERSON new work (2020, world premiere); Marc Migó CORTÉS new work (2020, world premiere); Diana SYRSE new work (2020, world... Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Music for Brass | Wednesdays at One

Wednesday, April 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.  Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, April 16, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Vocalist and trumpeter Linda Briceño performs her innovative blend of Latin pop, jazz, and R&B in the guise of her gender-blurring alter ego, Ella Bric. Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

¡VAYA! 63

Son Del Monte

Opening Set by DJ Bongohead

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

Friday, April 17, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Son Del Monte pays homage to great bands from past and present to create a swinging, unforgettable night of trombone-driven dance and music. Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Pre-College Opera Scenes

April 27, 2019–April 18, 2020

Paul Recital Hall

Juillliard Pre-College educates music students ages 8 to 18 every Saturday. See their opera scene showcase! Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Music for Piano | Wednesdays at One

April 1–22, 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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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, April 23, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Venezuelan-born, Brooklyn-based Migguel Anggelo is an interdisciplinary performing artist who, like his namesake Michelangelo, explores and deconstructs the figure and idea of “man.”... Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Chamber Ensembles | Wednesdays at One

November 13, 2019–April 29, 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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