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Past Events

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July 12–13, 2018

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

A mesmerizing work with choreography by Lucinda Childs, music by John Adams, and set by Frank Gehry. Learn More 

Shakespeare vs. Mozart: The Rematch

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Bruno Walter Auditorium

Who is the greater genius, Shakespeare or Mozart? Learn More 

Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Walter Reade Theater

Rare documentary and performance footage of an American musical icon. Learn More 

Bernstein MASS

July 17–18, 2018

David Geffen Hall

Over 200 performers bring Bernstein's eclectic creation to life in this bold, fully staged production. Learn More 

The Creation

July 19–20, 2018

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

Experience Haydn's Enlightenment-era oratorio as an immersive theatrical experience. Learn More 

Jupiter Symphony

July 20–21, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

Conductor Thomas Dausgaard and pianist Francesco Piemontesi join the Festival Orchestra for works by Mendelssohn and Mozart. Learn More 


July 21–25, 2018

David H. Koch Theater

Shakespeare’s tragedy is transposed to feudal Japan in director Yukio Ninagawa’s legendarily beautiful production. Learn More 

Americans in Paris

July 24–25, 2018

David Geffen Hall

The Festival Orchestra celebrates the French-American connection with pianist Emanuel Ax and music by Bernstein, Mozart, and Gershwin. Learn More 

Emanuel Ax, piano

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Beloved pianist Emanuel Ax leads this magical, mystical late-night recital of music for piano and glass harmonica. Learn More 

Handel & Bach

July 27–28, 2018

David Geffen Hall

Early-music star Richard Egarr leads the Festival Orchestra from the keyboard in this program of sparkling Baroque jewels. Learn More 

Dance with Mark Morris Dance Group

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Hearst Plaza

Learn to dance with one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies. Learn More 

Helicon Ensemble

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

An exhilarating late-night set by an ensemble of Baroque all-stars. Learn More 

Mozart the Maverick

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

An illuminating talk by some of the world's foremost Mozart experts.  Learn More 

Emerson String Quartet

Monday, July 30, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

An invigorating evening with one of the all-time great string quartets, featuring music by Purcell, Bach, Mozart, and Mendelssohn. Learn More 

Joshua Bell Plays Bruch

July 31–August 1, 2018

David Geffen Hall

The violin star plays Bruch's beloved violin concerto on a program that also includes Brahms's sunlit Symphony No. 2. Learn More 

Daniel Lozakovich, violin, George Li, piano

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, gorgeous city views, and a glimpse of the next generation of classical music superstars. Learn More 

Composers' Forum

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Bruno Walter Auditorium

Composers Courtney Bryan, Ashley Fure, George Lewis, and Michael Pisaro talk creative process and the future of classical music. Learn More 

Grand Pianola Music

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

A fascinating exploration of the piano and technology featuring music by John Adams, Courtney Bryan, and George Lewis. Learn More 

Prague Symphony

August 3–4, 2018

David Geffen Hall

Conductor and pianist Christian Zacharias and soprano Rosa Feola illuminate Mozart’s passion for Prague and its people. Learn More 

Pražák Quartet

Friday, August 3, 2018

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Mozart's spirit fills this late-night program of drama and delight, featuring arrangements of arias from Don Giovanni and the sparkling Hoffmeister quartet. Learn More 

Paul Lewis, piano

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

The eloquent pianist returns to the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse for another one of his legendary late-night recitals. Learn More 

The Force of Things

August 6–8, 2018

Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Brooklyn

In their acclaimed music-theater piece, composer Ashley Fure and architect Adam Fure give voices and soul to the inanimate. Learn More 

Adams, Mozart, Beethoven

August 7–8, 2018

David Geffen Hall

The 17-year-old violinist Daniel Lozakovich joins Louis Langrée and the Festival Orchestra in this exuberantly youthful program. Learn More 

Lyrics by Shakespeare

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

With wit, wisdom, and music, the New York Festival of Song digs into the Bard’s influence on music at this special late-night salon. Learn More 

Mark Morris Dance Group

August 9–12, 2018

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

Witness the singular choreographer’s new dance set to Schubert. Learn More 

A wave and waves

Thursday, August 9, 2018

David Rubenstein Atrium

Seat yourself in the middle of 100 performers and let yourself be submerged in Michael Pisaro's music at this free performance. Learn More 

Mozart Requiem

August 10–11, 2018

David Geffen Hall

Louis Langrée, the Festival Orchestra, and an exceptional lineup of guest artists present a transcendent all-Mozart program. Learn More 

Stephen Hough, piano Imani Winds (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)

Friday, August 10, 2018

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Enjoy complimentary wine and views at this effervescent, late-night soirée featuring music by Debussy, Mozart, and Poulenc. Learn More 

In the Name of the Earth

Saturday, August 11, 2018

South of Harlem Meer, Central Park

Celebrate our planet and our community in this world premiere choral work by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer John Luther Adams. Learn More