“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 maestro finds ever new layers of grace and fire in the composer’s works. For this stirring program, Salonen pairs Sibelius’s heroic sec...
Richard Strauss's Elektra is a one-act tale of terrifying intensity delivered with cutting precision by visionary conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. For this concert performance by the astonishing Philharmonia Orchestra, gleaming Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin portrays the steely Greek princess hell-bent o...
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 Desiring,” from the Cantata in C major. Masaaki Suzuki and his captivating ensemble approach the heavens in Mozart’s Great Mass in ...
Astounding American tenor Lawrence Brownlee is an international opera star, but his love for music began with singing in church and listening to artists like Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Mathis, and Nat King Cole. For this highly personal recital, Brownlee presents affecting songs from his youth that ini...
The elegant French ensemble Trio Karénine (named after the heroine of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina) has risen to international acclaim, winning first prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in the Netherlands. Gramophone has singled out the “effervescence and lightness” of its playing. For t...
Journey to the Lobkowitz Palace in Vienna in 1804, where Beethoven's “Eroica” Symphony is about to be performed for the first time before a private audience—including the composer’s wealthy patron, the woman he loves, and his former teacher Joseph Haydn. Filmed on location and directed by Simon Cell...
Leonard Bernstein's concert in celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall has become almost as legendary as the revolutionary moment it celebrated. Recorded at Berlin’s beautiful Schauspielhaus on Christmas Day 1989, Bernstein made history with this performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, conduct...
Delving beyond the romantic myth of Beethoven as a tormented figure battling a tragic fate, 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 composer. This com...
First prize winner of the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, American violinist Randall Goosby made his first appearance with the New York Philharmonic a decade ago at age 13. A protégé of Itzhak Perlman who has been extolled for his “astonishing degree of musical maturity” (Clevela...
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 Avery Fisher Legacy Concert, Li brings his elegant artistry and stunning technique to an intimate recital, featuring...
J.S. Bach was a formidable violinist, and only virtuosos of superlative abilities can master his demanding solo compositions. Gramophone Award–winning violinist Julia Fischer performs a monumental program of Bach's complete works for solo violin, comprising the three astonishing sonatas and three da...
Austin-based string quartet invoke pushes “chamber music to its edges” (Austin Chronicle), sometimes swapping out violin and viola for banjo and mandolin to interweave American musical traditions: bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle music, jazz, and more. For this free performance, experience this multi-i...
No work may be more quintessentially Bachian than the Well-Tempered Clavier, 48 pairs of preludes and fugues that Robert Schumann called the pianist's “daily bread.” Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski brings his “phenomenal musicality” (Scotsman) to this intimate recital of his personally curated sel...
A Lincoln Center audience favorite for its inventive performances and unmatched musicality, Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra return with Bruckner's remarkable, unfinished Ninth Symphony and Schumann’s exultant Piano Concerto. The program will feature adventurous Russian pianist Anna ...
Yundi, the prince of classical music, well known for being the youngest pianist to win the international Frederic Chopin Piano Competition at the age of 18. Yundi has always been admired for his technical brilliance and dexterity. Yundi's debut in the United States took place in June 2003 as part of...
Winner of the 2018 Geza Anda Competition, American pianist Claire Huangci applies her “radiant virtuosity” (Salzburger Nachrichten) to a captivating recital of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Moving from a dynamic Bach toccata to Beethoven's poignant Piano Sonata No. 28, Huangci’s poetic prowess culmin...
The intrepid Takács Quartet returns for a dynamic spring program of compelling chamber works, including Mozart's smoldering Quartet in D minor, K.421. Avery Fisher Prize–winning pianist Jeremy Denk joins for the exuberant Schumann Piano Quintet, a genre-defining work that revolutionized chamber musi...
In this lively program of J.S. Bach and sons from violinist Richard Tognetti and the electrifying Australian Chamber Orchestra, Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach claim the spotlight alongside their extraordinary father.
Celebrated keyboard interpreter Paul Lewis crafts an imaginative piano recital featuring august Haydn and Schubert sonatas, lyrical Mendelssohn, and Mussorgsky's irresistible Pictures at an Exhibition.
Stravinsky's seminal scores for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes—The Firebird, Petrushka, and Rite of Spring—are dazzling works of colossal sound, kineticism, and ingenuity. Simon Rattle and his esteemed London Symphony Orchestra perform this tour de force of iconic ballet music in concert....
Mahler's Sixth Symphony, completed in 1904, is a personal and prophetic masterpiece of epic proportions. Unparalleled Mahler interpreter Simon Rattle and the revered London Symphony Orchestra present the searing “Tragic” Symphony, in which three prescient hammer blows of fate foreshadow the tumultuo...
Since headlining the BBC's Last Night of the Proms in 2018, saxophonist Jess Gillam has been on a meteoric rise. With performances spanning classical repertoire to arrangements of David Bowie, this young “saxophone sensation” (BBC Music Magazine) has taken Britain, and now the world, by storm. Hear ...
Violinist Francesca Dego and her regular recital partner, pianist Francesca Leonardi, make their New York debuts in a delectable recital of Beethoven, Busoni, and two fantasias inspired by one of the most famous and beloved operas of all time. Dego signed with Deutsche Grammophon in 2012, and her hi...
Anna Netrebko has headlined 22 different operas, multiple galas, and more Live in HD transmissions than any other Met soloist. Now, she becomes the first artist to give a solo concert with the Met Orchestra since legendary soprano Birgit Nilsson in 1979. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the...
NEW PRODUCTION MATTHEW AUCOIN Eurydice The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera's earliest days. Rising American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that traditio...
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART The Magic Flute—Holiday Presentation The Met's abridged, English-language version of Mozart’s magical fairy tale is a classic holiday treat for audiences of all ages. A cast of standouts comes together to bring the charming story and enchanting music to life, led b...
PHILIP GLASS Akhnaten Philip Glass's mesmerizing modern masterpiece—a smash-hit in its 2019 company-premiere run—returns in Phelim McDermott’s unforgettable production, which brings ancient Egypt to vivid life with striking stage tableaux and a troupe of jugglers. Countertenor Anthony Rot...
Learn about the Korean musical style of samulnori.
Haitian music expert Cynthia Karaha's guide to Mizik Rasin (roots music).
We asked the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra's music librarian to show us what treasures he carries with him in his bag.
Your ticket to a Mostly Mozart Festival concert gives you even more music! Come early and hear rising stars and old friends get the concert started.
Haitian singer/songwriter BélO talks about his sound, social justice initiatives, and the meaning behind his new music.
A beginner's guide to forró, courtesy of Brazilian music expert Greg Caz
It's free, it's in the fresh air, and there's a world of music to hear.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's music director dives into Mahler’s most popular symphony.
A useful roundup of free music, theater, jazz, classical, and other events to catch at Lincoln Center in April.
In advance of our March 15 ¡VAYA! 63 show at the David Rubenstein Atrium featuring Quintero's Salsa Project, our partner Carlos Chirinos selects music that represents the Venezuelan Afro-Latin sound, from salsa to Afro-Venezuelan inspired popular music.
The Juilliard School's Seven Last Words Project pairs Haydn with commissioned works.
A useful roundup of free music, theater, jazz, classical, and other events to catch at Lincoln Center in March.
An introduction to the world of Cape Verdean music
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center traverses the turbulent history of Russia through two centuries of vastly expressive music.
On the eve of American Songbook 2019, music journalist Alison Fensterstock considers the many sides of artists.
The singer-songwriter, guitarist, drummer, and social activist discusses her life in music.
A conversation with trumpet player, composer, and music professor Etienne Charles.
A FREE show that fuses traditional music and contemporary hip-hop at the David Rubenstein Atrium on Thursday, October 25
American composer Morton Feldman's music knows how to take its time.
The rapturous Finnish composer and the director Peter Sellars together channel the ancient art of Noh in Only the Sound Remains.
A conversation with the legends—and the future—of Congolese music
A conversation with the Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival
Upcoming free events at the David Rubenstein Atrium have an international flavor.
A taste of the flourishing São Paulo music scene with Brazilian musician Negro Leo.
Coming together in a space where the music amplifies the message.
A brief chat with the Mostly Mozart Festival's Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director
The early-music star talks Bach, Handel, and the unbridled joy of a great solo break.
The composer of In the Name of the Earth discusses the inspiration behind his Mostly Mozart world premiere.
How do music and dance defy borders?
Chicago singer Zeshan B's multidimensional perspective on soul music.
This week's guest is pianist, arranger, and music director Michael Mitchell
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter shares his thoughts on making connections through music.
The French-Tunisian saxophonist and composer traces his path to a life in music.
A sneak peek at the performers for the 2018 Independent Music Awards Ceremony
The renowned violinist traces his relationship to Bach's music back to its source.
Masayuki Hirano, A.K.A. BIGYUKI, brings colorful, spiritually driven electronic music to the Atrium on March 15.
Rosanne Cash closes American Songbook's season with a concert in Rose Theater.
In conjunction with American Songbook, music journalist James Gavin discusses the lasting legacy of Hoagy Carmichael.
Cloud Cult founder Craig Minowa reflects on the role music has played in his life.
The legendary Hollywood composer talks about his influences and the challenges of creating music for the concert hall.
Drummer and composer Sunny Jain loves making music... and fruit-based condiments
A mixtape of 21st-century pop and classical music from the creators of the Yeethoven project.
Singer-songwriter Irka Mateo traces the folk roots of alternative music and jazz in her native Dominican Republic.
Boost your knowledge of music, dance, opera, theater, and film at Lincoln Center or from home.
1,000 years of music inspired by the sun, the moon, and the immensity of the cosmos.
Pianist Pedja Muzijevic performs as part of Mostly Mozart's A Little Night Music on August 11.
In eight tracks, electronic music artist Hello Psychaleppo offers an extraordinary portrait of Syrian music today.
Singer-songwriter Kaia Kater will bring her nuanced music and thought-provoking lyrics to the Atrium on July 27.
The New York Philharmonic’s Music Director Alan Gilbert looks back at some of his favorite performances from his tenure with the orchestra.
From Bach to Copland, this playlist takes us through 300 years of spring celebrations in music.
A beginner's guide to an ancient style of music from North Africa.
Bajah of Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew on how he uses his music to speak up.
Tom Pryor outlines his personal relationship to the Gnawa music of North Africa.
Read the poem that inspired one of the most uplifting pieces of music ever written.
In conjunction with American Songbook 2017, music critic Will Hermes examines the current state of the American song.
T.M. Krishna has made it his mission to challenge the artistic and social orthodoxies of Carnatic music.
One hour. 10 songs. Six decades of ear-opening music from Ethiopia.
The renowned British chorus director Simon Halsey picks his favorites.
A beginner’s guide to Indian classical music
Listening deeply to the Earth—as both artist and human—is more essential than ever.
M.A.K.U Soundsystem's Liliana Conde and Felipe Quiroz discuss the band’s unique sound and their collaborative approach.
The Emerson String Quartet reveals their secrets to becoming one of the world’s most acclaimed chamber music groups.
Pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane shares his favorite recordings (and a few live performances) of Mozart’s piano music.
Lincoln Center Moments is a new program designed to offer the benefits of music to people with dementia and their caregivers.
The legendary singer imparts wisdom gained from a life of resilience and music.
Artists talk about the impact of Steve Reich’s music on their work and lives.
From carnivals to Carnegie Hall, the Lindy hop legend reflects on nine decades of performing, dancing, and living.
Don’t judge a work by its premiere: Some of history’s most celebrated and groundbreaking pieces of music, operas, ballets, and films didn’t receive their due at first.
Supercharge your arts knowledge with one of these expert-led classes on music, opera, dance, and film.
Welcome to the wacky world of the "silent disco," a dance party where the crowd hears the music only through wireless headphones.
From the rock stage to movies to the concert hall, the composer most closely associated with director Tim Burton is always trying something new.
The conductor of an evening dedicated to Tim Burton film soundtracks discusses the value of movie music.
This rarely performed jewel features some of the German composer's most ravishing music.
Live From Lincoln Center is a cornerstone of performing arts broadcasting, bringing the world’s greatest artists and performances in music, dance, and theater from Lincoln Center’s renowned stages to households across America on PBS. Since its premiere in 1976, Live From Lincoln Center has given hun...
Enjoy longstanding favorites and discover something new with three jam-packed weeks of world-class music, dance, and spoken word on the plazas of Lincoln Center. And it’s absolutely FREE!
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Lincoln Center's annual exploration of music and art’s power to reveal the many dimensions of our interior lives.
A thrilling summer of international music, opera, and dance featuring the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, renowned guest artists, emerging voices, premieres, and more—all reflecting Mozart’s legacy of invention and humanity.
Sophisticated concert hall featuring classical music performances, from soloists to orchestras.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, (CMS) has its home at Lincoln Center, in Alice Tully Hall – the finest hall in the world for chamber music. Through its performance, education, and recording/broadcast activities, it draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of ...
The New York Philharmonic plays a leading cultural role in New York City, the United States, and the world. Each season the Orchestra connects with up to 50 million music lovers through live concerts in New York and around the world, broadcasts, recordings, and education programs. Jaap van Zweden be...
Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing-arts education. Its mission is to provide the highest caliber of arts education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citi...
The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists working in opera, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers. Nearly 800,000 people attend more than 200 performances in the...
Jazz at Lincoln Center is dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and a comprehensive array of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center advances a unique vision for the continued development of the art of jazz by producing a year-r...
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the world's most extensive combinations of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, semin...
New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with a roster of spectacular dancers and an unparalleled repertory. The Company was founded in 1948 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, and it quickly became world-renowned for its athletic and contemporary style. Jerom...