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Free performances and events all across campus, all year long, all for free!


David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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Melanie Charles's Make Jazz Trill Again Project 

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, October 24, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

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The Juilliard School

Elizabeth Chang, Violin | Pre-College Faculty Recital

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Paul Recital Hall

Violinist Elizabeth Chang performs a Pre-College Faculty Recital. Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Percussion Ensemble | Wednesdays at One

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season.  Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Double Bass Concerto Competition Finals

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Paul Recital Hall

MOZART “Per questa bella mano,’ K.612, Aria for Bass and Double Bass Obbligato Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, October 31, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

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 

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The Juilliard School

Adelaide Roberts and Matthew Odell, Pianos | Pre-College Faculty Recital

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Paul Recital Hall

Pianists Adelaide Roberts and Matthew Odell perform in a Pre-College Faculty Recital. Learn More 

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Master Class with Tony Arnold

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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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

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

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White Light Festival

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White Light Conversation: Let’s Talk About Religion

Panel Discussion moderated by John Schaefer

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio

A spirited discussion on the role of religion through the ages Learn More 

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The Juilliard School

Matthew Odell, Piano | Pre-College Faculty Recital

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Paul Recital Hall

Pianist Matthew Odell performs in a Pre-College Faculty Recital. Learn More 

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Attacca Quartet and Caroline Shaw (center)

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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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

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

¡VAYA! 63

Edwin Bonilla: INFINITO

Opening Set by DJ Josè Calderon

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

Friday, November 15, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

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 

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The Juilliard School

Theory and Ear Training Faculty | Pre-College Faculty Recital

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Paul Recital Hall

Performances by Kyle Blaha, Joanna Chao, Evan Fein, Gregory Knowles, Christina Lee, Jae Lee, Joseph Mohan, Daniel Ott, Kevin Quill, Eric Sessler, and Jennifer Underofler Learn More 

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New York Philharmonic

Lincoln Center Moments

Monday, November 18, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Presented in Collaboration with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Kaleidoscope, an ensemble of New York Philharmonic Teaching Artists, will present a free performance-based program... Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, November 21, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

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The Juilliard School

Carter, Lewis, Feldman, and Glass | AXIOM

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

Jeffrey Milarsky conducts AXIOM. Elliott CARTER Mosaic (2004); George LEWIS Ikons (2011); Morton FELDMAN Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety (1970); Philip... Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Monday, December 2, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Master Class with Jeffrey Kahane

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

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 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, December 5, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

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The Juilliard School

Cello Concerto Competition Finals

Friday, December 6, 2019

Paul Recital Hall

SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 2 Learn More 

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Paige Hernandez

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Saturday, December 7, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

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The Juilliard School

MAP Chamber Music

December 8, 2018–December 7, 2019

Paul Recital Hall

Juilliard's Music Adancement Program (MAP) educates music students ages 8 to 18 every Saturday. Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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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

David Rubenstein Atrium

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 

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The Juilliard School

Pre-College Winter Songbook

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Paul Recital Hall

Juilliard's Pre-College educates music students ages 8 to 18 every Saturday. Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, December 26, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

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 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, January 2, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

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 

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