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Symphonic Masters 2

Russian National Orchestra

Kirill Karabits, conductor (New York debut)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

David Geffen Hall

Russian drama and virtuosic feats abound in this all-Rachmaninoff program. Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

INTIMATE LETTERS

Verona Quartet

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

A program of sun and shadow featuring music by Mozart and Janáček. Learn More 

Complimentary Classical

Thursday, March 7, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A free performance by a superb New York–based ensemble. Learn More 

Free
Symphonic Masters 1

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Sunday, March 10, 2019

David Geffen Hall

The acclaimed British orchestra illuminates Bruckner’s beautiful Seventh Symphony. Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 2

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Monday, March 11, 2019

David Geffen Hall

An exploration of earthly elements and cosmic phenomena with Sibelius, Stravinsky, and Salonen. Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras

MUSIC ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

A visionary program spun from Handel arias and duets. Learn More 

Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet

David Korevaar, piano
Paul Erhard, bass

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

An evening of chamber music at the highest level featuring Schubert and Brahms. Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals

DIABELLI VARIATIONS

Piotr Anderszewski, piano

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

The preeminent pianist returns to Beethoven’s daring Diabelli Variations. Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras

CLASSICAL FUGUES

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

A propulsive program of fugues from an invigorating ensemble. Learn More 

Great Pianists on Film

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Witness legendary performances by Serkin, Arrau, and Backhaus. Learn More 

Great Pianists on Film

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Inspiring glimpses of Rubinstein, Horowitz, and Argerich. Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

A compelling combination of Schubert and Beethoven. Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 1

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner, conductor

Sunday, April 14, 2019

David Geffen Hall

An afternoon of French delights featuring Ravel’s splendid Piano Concerto. Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 2

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner, conductor

Monday, April 15, 2019

David Geffen Hall

A titanic program of bold heroics from Beethoven, Sibelius, and Mahler. Learn More 

Complimentary Classical

Thursday, April 18, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A free concert featuring works by Britten and Schubert. Learn More 

Free
Great Pianists on Film

MUSIC ON FILM

Gould Plays Bach

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Experience Glenn Gould’s lifelong fascination with Bach. Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

ELECTRIC COUNTERPOINT

Jiji, guitar

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Acoustic and electric virtuosity in a program spanning Bach to Reich. Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

A can’t-miss performance by an all-star trio. Learn More 

Complimentary Classical

Thursday, May 2, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A free concert featuring music by Beethoven and Mahler. Learn More 

Free
Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

ITALIAN CONCERTO

Francesco Piemontesi, piano

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Fleet-fingered technique and poetic expression in works by Bach, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff. Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 1

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Sunday, May 19, 2019

David Geffen Hall

A robust pairing of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. Learn More 

Art of the Song 19/20

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

The “foremost lieder singer of our time,” German baritone Christian Gerhaher presents an all-Mahler recital with “crystalline pianist” Gerold Huber (New... Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras 19/20

MACMILLAN STABAT MATER

Britten Sinfonia

The Sixteen

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

James MacMillan, the preeminent Scottish composer of our time, draws upon his Celtic heritage and Catholic faith for revelatory choral works that tap into our universal humanity. Britten Sinfonia... Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 19/20

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Kit Armstrong, “a brilliant pianist” (New York Times) and protégé of the legendary Alfred Brendel, illuminates Bach’s intricate Goldberg Variations with... Learn More 

Classical Complimentary 19/20

Thursday, November 14, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

The youngest person ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Caroline Shaw joins the dynamic Attacca Quartet for an enchanting, free concert of her works. Shaw performs as vocalist and guest... Learn More 

Free
Symphonic Masters 1 19/20

OPERA IN CONCERT

National Symphony Orchestra

Tristan and Isolde, Act II

Sunday, November 17, 2019

David Geffen Hall

Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, a spellbinding meditation on love and death, has been described as “the love story that changed opera for good” (NPR). For... Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals 19/20

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

German violinist Isabelle Faust brings her “passion, grit and electricity” (New York Times) to a ravishing performance of Beethoven’s Op. 30 violin... Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras 19/20

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

The unparalleled period-instrument Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and its Choir move from anguish to exultation in this stirring program of Baroque masterworks. Featuring radiant soloists,... Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 1 19/20

Sunday, November 24, 2019

David Geffen Hall

“Dynamo of the podium” Gustavo Dudamel (Chicago Tribune) returns with the LA Phil for Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony, the composer’s... Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 2 19/20

Monday, November 25, 2019

David Geffen Hall

The Los Angeles Philharmonic under artistic director Gustavo Dudamel performs a New York premiere by composer John Adams, written especially for “preternaturally gifted” pianist Yuja... Learn More 

Art of the Song 19/20

Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano

Simon Rattle, piano
Giovanni Guzzo, violin
Rahel Maria Rilling, violin
Amihai Grosz, viola
Dávid Adorján, cello
Kaspar Zehnder, flute
Andrew Marriner, clarinet

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

Stunning Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená inspires in this evening of vocal chamber music, featuring Shakespeare-influenced songs by Brahms, Stravinsky, and Strauss, as well as... Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 19/20

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

American violinist Rachel Barton Pine is “an exciting, boundary-defying performer” (Washington Post) known for her impassioned performances. Following Brahms’s darkly riveting... Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 19/20

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

Gifted Hungarian cellist István Várdai presents a solo recital of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3, followed by the spectacular Solo Cello Sonata by compatriot Zoltán... Learn More 

Art of the Song 19/20

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

America’s favorite mezzo” Susan Graham (Gramophone) returns to the stage where she made her New York recital debut, bringing her lustrous voice and exquisite tones to Mahler’s... Learn More 

Classical Complimentary 19/20

Thursday, February 6, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

The Telegraph Quartet is known for its “soulfulness, tonal beauty and intelligent attention to detail” (San Francisco Chronicle). For this free, hour-long... Learn More 

Free
Mahler on Film 19/20

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

The soul of Gustav Mahler comes to life in this 2011 documentary through places and objects: his conductor’s podium, the summer home where he composed, his glasses, baton, musical score, and... Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 19/20

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

Inventing new possibilities for Russian folk instruments, the lively Russian Renaissance quartet performs a wide-ranging program including works by Bach, Rameau, Prokofiev, and Brazil’s... Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 1 19/20

Sunday, February 23, 2020

David Geffen Hall

The “consistently glorious” Budapest Festival Orchestra (New York Times) and Iván Fischer are known for fresh, surprising performances of well-loved... Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 2 19/20

Monday, February 24, 2020

David Geffen Hall

In this all-Mahler program, Iván Fischer and his boldly original Budapest Festival Orchestra are joined by German contralto Gerhild Romberger for the heart-rending Learn More 

Mahler on Film 19/20

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

In this 1975 concert film of Mahler’s magnificent Eighth Symphony, nicknamed the “Symphony of a Thousand,” incomparable conductor Leonard Bernstein gathers the massed forces of... Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras 19/20

MUSIC ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

Concerto Köln

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

In this extended paean to the violin, the remarkable Concerto Köln celebrates the best of the Baroque on period instruments. Featuring its four concertmasters, including the captivating... Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals 19/20

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Brilliant young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year, presents a tantalizing all-Bach solo recital in Alice Tully Hall. Learn More 

Classical Complimentary 19/20

Thursday, March 5, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Known for its cutting-edge performances, the Argus Quartet showcases its “rare level of innovation” (New Classic LA) in this free, hour-long program pairing two... Learn More 

Free
Symphonic Masters 2 19/20

Sunday, March 15, 2020

David Geffen Hall

In this all-Brahms program, beloved pianist Emanuel Ax joins the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under rising star Lahav Shani for the D-minor Piano Concerto, a majestic score born from the... Learn More 

Emerson String Quartet 19/20

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

The “indispensable” Emerson String Quartet (Newsday) embarks on an intrepid three-concert series pairing Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartets... Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals 19/20

BEETHOVEN'S FINAL PIANO SONATAS

Steven Osborne, piano

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

In his last three piano sonatas, Beethoven penned a sublime musical self-portrait riddled with otherworldly insight. “Phenomenally good” pianist Steven Osborne (Arts... Learn More 

Emerson String Quartet 19/20

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

The second in a three-concert series pairing Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartets with the complete Bartók cycle.  Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 19/20

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

The award-winning Aizuri Quartet fuses exceptional technique with imaginative programming. This morning concert includes Gabriella Smith’s sizzling Carrot Revolution,... Learn More 

Free
Art of the Song 19/20

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

German baritone Matthias Goerne returns after his arresting performance in William Kentridge’s Winterreise in the 2014 White Light Festival, balancing “chilling... Learn More 

Classical Complimentary 19/20

Thursday, April 30, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Experience the Heath Quartet’s “electrifying intensity” (Sunday Times, U.K.) in this free all-Beethoven program, including the composer’s String... Learn More 

Free
Symphonic Masters 1 19/20

Bluebeard's Castle

London Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, May 3, 2020

David Geffen Hall

The London Symphony Orchestra under music director Simon Rattle performs a spine-tingling all-Bartók program. The Concerto for Orchestra, a tour de force of modern music, highlights the... Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 2 19/20

Monday, May 4, 2020

David Geffen Hall

Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra welcome radiant soprano Camilla Tilling for Villa-Lobos’s sensuous Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5. “Astonishing force of nature”... Learn More 

Emerson String Quartet 19/20

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

The Emerson String Quartet’s daring Bartók and Beethoven series concludes with a tantalizing exploration of each composer’s vast musical universe. Bartók’s intense... Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 19/20

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

A 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Tessa Lark applies her nimble Appalachian fiddle training to an eclectic classical program, from Bartók’s lively Romanian Folk Dances to... Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals 19/20

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

“Fresh and insightful” pianist Jeremy Denk (New York Times) presents Book I of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, the preludes and... Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras 19/20

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

The intrepid Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and violin “performer extraordinaire” Pekka Kuusisto (Strad) bring an ingenious program pairing classical works with... Learn More 

Past Events

Takács Quartet

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

A revelatory rendering of Schubert’s sublime String Quintet in C. Learn More 

Hilary Hahn, solo violin

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

The violin luminary returns to her roots: solo Bach. Learn More 

Les Arts Florissants

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

Haydn’s enlightened oratorio, The Creation, rendered by one of the world’s great early-music ensembles. Learn More 

Federico Colli, piano

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Walter Reade Theater

Music by Scarlatti, Mozart, and Beethoven performed with equal parts flamboyance and lyricism. Learn More 

Martin Fröst, clarinet Henrik Måwe, piano

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

The clarinet star plays one of Brahms’s most beloved works. Learn More 

Van Kuijk Quartet

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

The intrepid French foursome takes on Schubert’s dramatic “Death and the Maiden.” Learn More 

Navarra String Quartet

Thursday, February 7, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A free performance by a compelling U.K.-based ensemble. Learn More 

Accademia Bizantina

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

An exuberant Italian take on Mozart and Haydn. Learn More