Welcome to the David Rubenstein Atrium, where art lives free.

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Insights at the Atrium: "Yearning for a Distant Sound: Šu, for Sheng and Orchestra"

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Sheng player Wu Wei and composer Unsuk Chin will discuss Ms. Chin’s Šu, which the New York Philharmonic performs with Mr. Wu later that week. Learn More 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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A special performance brings to life the words of the rebels and visionaries fighting for social justice who inspired historian Howard Zinn. Learn More 

Free

¡VAYA! 63

Tito Rodríguez, Jr.

Opening Set by DJ Broadway

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab 

Friday, October 18, 2019

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An incomparable music legacy lives on with Tito Rodríguez, Jr. and his band. Learn More 

Free

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Melanie Charles's Make Jazz Trill Again Project 

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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Brooklyn-based artist Melanie Charles fuses her Haitian roots with jazz and soul to create an unequivocally unique blend of experimental sounds. Learn More 

Free

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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Coney Island–native and cabaret chanteuse Carol Lipnik and Mexico City–based composer-performer Tareke Ortiz bring to life a Spooktacular Halloween concert of traditional and original... Learn More 

Free

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The Tune: Wandering Melodic Road

Presented in partnership with the Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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All-female Korean band The Tune combines shamanistic traditional music with a contemporary sound. Learn More 

Free

Talks

What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump

Presented in association with Northwestern University Press

Friday, November 8, 2019

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This evening of poetry hosted by Rich Villar will feature an extraordinary diversity of voices speaking out in empathy and outrage. Learn More 

Free

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Attacca Quartet with Caroline Shaw

Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series and the White Light Festival

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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Caroline Shaw joins the dynamic Attacca Quartet for an enchanting free concert of her works, including Entr’acte, Valencia, and Learn More 

Free

Friday, November 15, 2019

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A Grammy-nominated Puerto Rican percussionist brings powerful horns, crisp vocals, and deep rhythms to our signature salsa party series in celebration of his new album, Learn More 

Free

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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The Calypso King of the World plays an intimate acoustic set that explores his artistry and personal history. Learn More 

Free

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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Cuban jazz pianist and composer Dayramir Gonzalez blends the traditional music of Havana with the vanguard sounds of New York. Learn More 

Free

Monday, December 2, 2019

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Warm up with the infectious Haitian-Colombian rhythms of Strings N Skins at this Winter’s Eve dance party. Learn More 

Free

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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A deeply personal memoir about a deaf boy growing up, his deaf grandfather growing old, and Ludwig van Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness and wrote his iconic sonata.  Learn More 

Free

Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Enjoy hilarious stand-up comedy in between sets by the talented Willerm Delisfort trio.  Learn More 

Free

Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Recommended for Ages

2-5

Dance along at this dynamic participation play while celebrating the joys of a multicultural heritage. Learn More 

Free

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Karuna Trio featuring Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph, and Alexis Marcelo 

Presented in collaboration with Continuum Culture & Arts

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Witness the musical project of Hamid Drake and Adam Rudolph—two master percussionists revolutionizing the world music scene—and pianist Alexis Marcelo, who lends his soulful New York... Learn More 

Free

Thursday, December 26, 2019

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International DJ Rich Medina has turned his young love for music into a celebrated career as a platinum-selling record producer, recording artist, and poet. From the legendary nine-year run of his... Learn More 

Free

Thursday, January 2, 2020

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The “singer with a strong, lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage” (New York Times) shares songs from her new album, Intuition. Learn More 

Free

Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” the Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist showcases signature performative and multimedia excerpts from her... Learn More 

Free

¡VAYA! 63

Los Cumpleaños

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Tropical rhythms from Colombia are infused with psychedelic soundscapes at this danceable, one-of-a-kind musical experience. Learn More 

Free

Thursday, January 30, 2020

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The “multiracial jam army” (Rolling Stone) returns with their “caramelizations” to renovate Gershwin’s masterpiece for the 21st century.  Learn More 

Free

Saturday, March 7, 2020

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Recommended for Ages

2-5

An interactive, super galactic funk-inspired, rock ‘n’ roll experience for families. Learn More 

Free

Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Recommended for Ages

2-5

A vibrant musical fusion of Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes. Learn More 

Free

Saturday, May 2, 2020

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Recommended for Ages

2-5

Soaring vocals, sweet ukulele, melodic piano, and groovy bass will have you singing and dancing all the way home. Learn More 

Free

Saturday, June 6, 2020

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Recommended for Ages

2-5

A catchy mix of joyful sounds, passion for bilingualism, and a high-energy love of music will get kids singing and dancing. Learn More 

Free