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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 

Complimentary Classical

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 

Complimentary Classical

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 

Symphonic Masters 1

The Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst

Sunday, October 4, 2020

David Geffen Hall

Mozart’s Requiem and Ave verum corpus, performed by the legendary Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, transport enraptured audiences to another plane. Learn More 

Art of the Song

October 16–17, 2020

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

Soprano Barbara Hannigan and pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque shine bright in this staged production spanning nine centuries of song, directed by Netia Jones. Learn More 

Choose a Performance

Takács Quartet

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Takács Quartet pairs mesmerizing Arvo Pärt and luminous Beethoven in its first Great Performers appearance with new violist Richard O’Neill. Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

Viennese violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian makes his New York debut in a recital of velvety Strauss and waltzing Kreisler. Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras

MUSIC ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

Les Arts Florissants

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Les Arts Florissants and esteemed director William Christie return with an elegant pairing of Haydn and Mozart, joined by the impeccable fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout. Learn More 

Complimentary Classical

GOLDBERG CITY VARIATIONS

Francesco Tristano, piano

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

Pianist and electronic artist Francesco Tristano creates a transporting visual and aural experience of Bach’s intricate Goldberg Variations. Learn More 

Free
Symphonic Masters 2

Sunday, November 8, 2020

David Geffen Hall

Louis Langrée conducts the venerable Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” and the New York premiere of the astounding final symphony by the... Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Garrick Ohlsson and Kirill Gerstein join forces for a two-piano recital of effervescent virtuosity, doubling the impact of enthralling works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel. Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

Spellbinding cellist Jay Campbell offers a spectacular solo recital of electrifying repertoire, including contemporary works. Learn More 

Bach in Focus

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

In 2000, John Eliot Gardiner led the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in an extraordinary musical odyssey: performing all of Bach’s extant cantatas in honor of the 250th... Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras

MUSIC ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

Collegium Vocale Gent 

Bach B-Minor Mass

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

Bach’s B-minor Mass soars with Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent, a pioneering ensemble in Baroque choral performance. Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 1

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Sunday, January 24, 2021

David Geffen Hall

“Salonen,” as the New Yorker states unequivocally, “was born to conduct Sibelius.” Indeed, regarded as the world’s finest interpreter of his Finnish countryman, the... Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 2

OPERA IN CONCERT

Philharmonia Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen

Elektra

Monday, January 25, 2021

David Geffen Hall

Visionary conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra bring Strauss’s epic one-act tragedy Elektra to the concert stage. Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras

MUSIC ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

Bach Collegium Japan

Mozart C-Minor Mass

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Alice Tully Hall

Devotees and newcomers alike will revel in this program of universal favorites, from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 to that most beloved chorale, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s... Learn More 

Art of the Song

SONGS OF MY YOUTH

Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Alice Tully Hall

Outstanding American tenor Lawrence Brownlee returns to his musical roots in this affecting recital of sacred and secular songs from his early years. Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Walter Reade Theater

For this refreshing morning recital, the French ensemble Trio Karénine achieves perfect balance in sparkling Haydn and luscious Ravel. Learn More 

Beethoven on Film

FILM

Eroica

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Walter Reade Theater

Simon Cellan Jones’s 2003 film Eroica recreates the moment in music history when everything changed: the first private performance of Beethoven’s “ Learn More 

Beethoven on Film

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Walter Reade Theater

Leonard Bernstein transforms Beethoven’s famous “Ode to Joy” into a stirring “Ode to Freedom” in this historic 1989 performance celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall. Learn More 

Beethoven on Film

Monday, February 8, 2021

Walter Reade Theater

This compelling 2009 documentary by award-winning director Phil Grabsky brings together some of the world’s leading musicians and Beethoven experts to reveal new insights into the legendary... Learn More 

Complimentary Classical

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

David Rubenstein Atrium

“Astonishing” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) American violinist Randall Goosby, a protégé of Itzhak Perlman, performs an exhilarating recital of violin... Learn More 

Free
Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

THE AVERY FISHER LEGACY CONCERT

George Li, piano

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Walter Reade Theater

An artist of “staggering technical prowess” (Washington Post), American pianist George Li is a rapidly ascending star and recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant. In this inaugural... Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals

ONE-NIGHT-ONLY MARATHON EVENT

The Complete Bach Solo Violin: Julia Fischer

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Alice Tully Hall

Join Gramophone Award-winning violinist Julia Fischer for a special presentation of one of the supreme achievements of human creativity: Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin,... Learn More 

Complimentary Classical

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

David Rubenstein Atrium

Austin-based string quartet invoke pushes “chamber music to its edges” (Austin Chronicle) to interweave an array of American musical traditions: bluegrass,... Learn More 

Free
Virtuoso Recitals

WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER

Piotr Anderszewski, piano

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Alice Tully Hall

Phenomenal Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski performs his personal selections from Book II of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, a collection of preludes and fugues of... Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 1

Sunday, March 28, 2021

David Geffen Hall

Audience favorite Iván Fischer and his daring Budapest Festival Orchestra return with Schumann’s exultant Piano Concerto and Bruckner’s remarkable Ninth Symphony. Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Walter Reade Theater

Captivating American pianist Claire Huangci brings poetic prowess to Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Learn More 

Takács Quartet

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Alice Tully Hall

The intrepid Takács Quartet takes on glowing Mozart, inventive Dutilleux, and exuberant Schumann featuring Avery Fisher Prize–winning pianist Jeremy Denk. Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras

GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Alice Tully Hall

Galvanizing works by J.S. Bach and his eldest two sons ignite this supercharged performance by violinist Richard Tognetti and his electrifying Australian Chamber Orchestra. Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Paul Lewis, piano

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Alice Tully Hall

Celebrated interpreter Paul Lewis crafts an imaginative piano recital of Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 1

THE STRAVINSKY BALLETS

London Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle

Sunday, April 25, 2021

David Geffen Hall

The London Symphony Orchestra and music director Simon Rattle perform a tour de force of modern music: three dazzling Stravinsky ballets in concert. Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 2

RATTLE & MAHLER

London Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle

Monday, April 26, 2021

David Geffen Hall

The London Symphony Orchestra and illustrious conductor Simon Rattle deliver Mahler’s searingly prescient “Tragic” Symphony. Learn More 

Complimentary Classical

Thursday, April 29, 2021

David Rubenstein Atrium

“Saxophone sensation” (BBC Music Magazine) Jess Gillam takes the David Rubenstein Atrium by storm with eclectic songs from her acclaimed debut album, Learn More 

Free
Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Walter Reade Theater

Two Francescas make their New York debuts in a delectable recital of Beethoven and Rossini-inspired fantasias. 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 

István Várdai, solo cello

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 

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

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 

Telegraph Quartet

Thursday, February 6, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

MAHLER ON FILM: Gustav Mahler: Anatomy of a Genius

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 

Russian Renaissance

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 

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Sunday, February 23, 2020

David Geffen Hall

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

Budapest Festival Orchestra

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: Conducting Mahler

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: Symphony of a Thousand

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 

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