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Great Pianists on Film

MUSIC ON FILM

Gould Plays Bach

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Experience Glenn Gould’s lifelong fascination with Bach. Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

ELECTRIC COUNTERPOINT

Jiji, guitar

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Acoustic and electric virtuosity in a program spanning Bach to Reich. Learn More 

Virtuoso Recitals

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

A can’t-miss performance by an all-star trio. Learn More 

Complimentary Classical

Thursday, May 2, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A free concert featuring music by Beethoven and Mahler. Learn More 

Free
Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

ITALIAN CONCERTO

Francesco Piemontesi, piano

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Fleet-fingered technique and poetic expression in works by Bach, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff. Learn More 

Symphonic Masters 1

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Sunday, May 19, 2019

David Geffen Hall

A robust pairing of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. Learn More 

Art of the Song 19/20

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 

Chamber Orchestras 19/20

MACMILLAN STABAT MATER

Britten Sinfonia
The Sixteen

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 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 19/20

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Kit Armstrong illuminates Bach’s intricate Goldberg Variations in this lyrical Sunday-morning concert. Learn More 

Classical Complimentary 19/20

Thursday, November 14, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Caroline Shaw joins the dynamic Attacca Quartet for an enchanting free concert of her works. Learn More 

Free
Symphonic Masters 1 19/20

OPERA IN CONCERT

National Symphony Orchestra

Tristan and Isolde, Act II

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 

Virtuoso Recitals 19/20

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 

Chamber Orchestras 19/20

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 

Symphonic Masters 1 19/20

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 

Symphonic Masters 2 19/20

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 

Art of the Song 19/20

Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano

Simon Rattle, piano
Giovanni Guzzo, violin
Rahel Maria Rilling, violin
Amihai Grosz, viola
Dávid Adorján, cello
Kaspar Zehnder, flute
Andrew Marriner, clarinet

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

Stunning Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená inspires in this poetic evening of Shakespeare-influenced songs. Learn More 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 19/20

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 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 19/20

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 

Art of the Song 19/20

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

“America’s favorite mezzo” (Gramophone) returns to the stage where she made her New York recital debut with a program that illuminates her lustrous voice and exquisite... Learn More 

Classical Complimentary 19/20

Thursday, February 6, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

Free
Mahler on Film 19/20

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 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts 19/20

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 

Symphonic Masters 1 19/20

Sunday, February 23, 2020

David Geffen Hall

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

Symphonic Masters 2 19/20

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 19/20

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 

Chamber Orchestras 19/20

MUSIC ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

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 

Virtuoso Recitals 19/20

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 

Classical Complimentary 19/20

Thursday, March 5, 2020

David Rubenstein Atrium

The cutting-edge quartet demonstrates its “rare level of innovation” (New Classic LA) in this free, literature-inspired program. Learn More 

Free
Symphonic Masters 2 19/20

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 19/20

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 19/20

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 19/20

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 19/20

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Walter Reade Theater

Exceptional technique meets imaginative programming at this morning concert with the award-winning Aizuri Quartet. Learn More 

Free
Art of the Song 19/20

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 

Classical Complimentary 19/20

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 19/20

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 19/20

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 19/20

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 19/20

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 19/20

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Alice Tully Hall

The preeminent pianist gives miraculous new life to Bach’s canonical keyword work. Learn More 

Chamber Orchestras 19/20

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 

Past Events

Takács Quartet

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

A revelatory rendering of Schubert’s sublime String Quintet in C. Learn More 

Hilary Hahn, solo violin

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

The violin luminary returns to her roots: solo Bach. Learn More 

Les Arts Florissants

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

Haydn’s enlightened oratorio, The Creation, rendered by one of the world’s great early-music ensembles. Learn More 

Federico Colli, piano

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Walter Reade Theater

Music by Scarlatti, Mozart, and Beethoven performed with equal parts flamboyance and lyricism. Learn More 

Martin Fröst, clarinet Henrik Måwe, piano

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

The clarinet star plays one of Brahms’s most beloved works. Learn More 

Van Kuijk Quartet

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

The intrepid French foursome takes on Schubert’s dramatic “Death and the Maiden.” Learn More 

Navarra String Quartet

Thursday, February 7, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A free performance by a compelling U.K.-based ensemble. Learn More 

Accademia Bizantina

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

An exuberant Italian take on Mozart and Haydn. Learn More 

Russian National Orchestra

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

David Geffen Hall

Russian drama and virtuosic feats abound in this all-Rachmaninoff program. Learn More 

Verona Quartet

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

A program of sun and shadow featuring music by Mozart and Janáček. Learn More 

Tesla Quartet

Thursday, March 7, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A free performance by a superb New York–based ensemble. Learn More 

Philharmonia Orchestra

Sunday, March 10, 2019

David Geffen Hall

The acclaimed British orchestra illuminates Bruckner’s beautiful Seventh Symphony. Learn More 

Philharmonia Orchestra

Monday, March 11, 2019

David Geffen Hall

An exploration of earthly elements and cosmic phenomena with Sibelius, Stravinsky, and Salonen. Learn More 

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

A visionary program spun from Handel arias and duets. Learn More 

Takács Quartet

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

An evening of chamber music at the highest level featuring Schubert and Brahms. Learn More 

Piotr Anderszewski, piano

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Alice Tully Hall

The preeminent pianist returns to Beethoven’s daring Diabelli Variations. Learn More 

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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

A propulsive program of fugues from an invigorating ensemble. Learn More 

Great Pianists Play Beethoven

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Witness legendary performances by Serkin, Arrau, and Backhaus. Learn More 

Great Pianists Play Chopin

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

Inspiring glimpses of Rubinstein, Horowitz, and Argerich. Learn More 

Benjamin Beilman, violin Orion Weiss, piano

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Walter Reade Theater

A compelling combination of Schubert and Beethoven. Learn More 

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunday, April 14, 2019

David Geffen Hall

An afternoon of French delights featuring Ravel’s splendid Piano Concerto. Learn More 

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Monday, April 15, 2019

David Geffen Hall

A titanic program of bold heroics from Beethoven, Sibelius, and Mahler. Learn More 

Castalian String Quartet

Thursday, April 18, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A free concert featuring works by Britten and Schubert. Learn More