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Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

Gifted Hungarian cellist István Várdai brings his “oaky complexity” of tone (Washington Post) to a stunning solo recital performance. Learn More 

Art of the Song

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 with a program that illuminates her... Learn More 

Classical Complimentary

Thursday, February 6, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

A free performance by an ensemble of “serious depth and versatility” (San Francisco Chronicle). Learn More 

Free
Mahler on Film

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

A revealing portrait of the man behind the legend, featuring interviews with conductors Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, and Daniel Harding. Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

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 Gismonti. Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 1

Sunday, February 23, 2020

David Geffen Hall

A thrilling, all-Dvořák program from the revelatory Budapest Festival Orchestra. Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 2

Monday, February 24, 2020

David Geffen Hall

German contralto Gerhild Romberger joins the Budapest Festival Orchestra for this arresting all-Mahler program, featuring the heart-rending Kindertotenlieder. Learn More 

Mahler on Film

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

This beautifully shot documentary highlights Mahler interpretations by conductors Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, and Simon Rattle, as revealed through interviews,... Learn More 

Mahler on Film

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

The incomparable Leonard Bernstein leads the Vienna Philharmonic in this 1975 concert film of Mahler’s magnificent “Symphony of a Thousand.” Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras

MUSIC ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

Concerto Köln

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

The remarkable Concerto Köln celebrates the best of the Baroque on period instruments in this extended paean to the violin. Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

The “uncommonly poetic” pianist (New York Times), Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year, presents a tantalizing all-Bach recital. Learn More 

Classical Complimentary

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 

Free
Symphonic Masters 2

Sunday, March 15, 2020

David Geffen Hall

Beloved pianist Emanuel Ax joins the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under rising star Lahav Shani for this majestic all-Brahms program. Learn More 

Emerson String Quartet

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

The illustrious ensemble embarks on an intrepid three-concert series pairing Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartets with the complete Bartók cycle. Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals

BEETHOVEN'S FINAL PIANO SONATAS

Steven Osborne, piano

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

A revelatory performance of Beethoven’s final piano sonatas from the “phenomenally good” Steven Osborne (Arts Desk). Learn More 

Emerson String Quartet

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

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

Exceptional technique meets imaginative programming at this morning concert with the award-winning Aizuri Quartet. Learn More 

Art of the Song

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

A bountiful evening of Beethoven lieder, including “Adelaide,” “An die Hoffnung,” and his spellbinding song cycle An die ferne Geliebte. Learn More 

Classical Complimentary

Thursday, April 30, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Experience the U.K.-based quartet’s “electrifying intensity” (Sunday Times) in this free all-Beethoven program. Learn More 

Free
Symphonic Masters 1

Bluebeard's Castle

London Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, May 3, 2020

David Geffen Hall

A spine-tingling all-Bartók program led by the “unflagging zest” of Simon Rattle and his London Symphony Orchestra (Times, U.K.). Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 2

Monday, May 4, 2020

David Geffen Hall

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja joins the celebrated London Symphony Orchestra in a highly virtuosic program of Villa-Lobos, Ligeti, and Mahler. Learn More 

Emerson String Quartet

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. Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Tessa Lark brings her nimble Appalachian fiddling to an eclectic classical program. Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

The preeminent pianist gives miraculous new life to Bach’s canonical keyword work. Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

An ingenious program pairing classical works with contemporary innovation from the intrepid Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and violinist Pekka Kuusisto. Learn More 

Past Events

Christian Gerhaher, baritone

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

The “foremost lieder singer of our time” presents an all-Mahler recital with “crystalline pianist” Gerold Huber (New York Times). Learn More 

Britten Sinfonia

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

Britten Sinfonia and U.K.-based chorus The Sixteen present the U.S. premiere of MacMillan’s Stabat Mater, a gripping new masterpiece evoking a mother’s anguish. Learn More 

Kit Armstrong, piano

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Kit Armstrong illuminates Bach’s intricate Goldberg Variations in this lyrical Sunday-morning concert. Learn More 

Attacca Quartet

Thursday, November 14, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Caroline Shaw joins the dynamic Attacca Quartet for an enchanting free concert of her works. Learn More 

National Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, November 17, 2019

David Geffen Hall

The National Symphony Orchestra accompanied by soprano Christine Goerke and tenor Stephen Gould delve into Wagner’s spellbinding mediation on love and death. Learn More 

Isabelle Faust, violin

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

Experience the “passion, grit and electricity” (New York Times) of violinist Isabelle Faust in this robust all-Beethoven recital. Learn More 

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

A stirring program of Baroque masterworks with the unparalleled Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and its Choir. Learn More 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

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. Learn More 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Monday, November 25, 2019

David Geffen Hall

Pianist Yuja Wang joins the LA Phil for a bewitching and boundary-breaking program featuring a New York premiere by John Adams and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Learn More 

Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

Stunning Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená inspires in this poetic evening of Shakespeare-influenced songs. Learn More 

Rachel Barton Pine and Matthew Hagle

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Charismatic violinist Rachel Barton Pine brings her passion and virtuosity to this boundary-defying concert featuring works spanning the repertoire. Learn More