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Join us this fall for our annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives.


Dance

Sutra

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Sadler’s Wells London

October 16–18, 2018

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

An exhilarating blend of martial arts, Zen Buddhist practice, and contemporary dance. Learn More 

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Dance

Sutra

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Sadler’s Wells London

October 16–18, 2018

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

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Walter Reade Theater

Visionary director Carlos Reygadas’s visually stunning masterpiece explores the tension between love, individual fulfilment, and moral... Learn More 

Music

Poetry for Strings

Takács Quartet
David Requiro, guest cello

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

Following one glorious melody after another, the exemplary Takács Quartet plunges into the poetic depths of a Schubert masterpiece. Learn More 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Walter Reade Theater

From one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema, a transcendent portrait of a family torn apart by faith, sanctity,... Learn More 

Dance

Borderline

(New York premiere)

October 19–20, 2018

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

Marvel at the gravity-defying visual poetry of two Bessie Award–winning dancemakers. Learn More 

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Dance

Borderline

(New York premiere)

October 19–20, 2018

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

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Music

Solo Flight

Hilary Hahn, solo violin

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

The violin luminary leads us into the labyrinthine beauty of Bach’s sonatas and partitas. Learn More 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Join WNYC’s John Schaefer for a lively discussion of the origins of community and its rapid evolution in recent years. Learn More 

Free

Dance

XENOS

(U.S. premiere)

October 31–November 1, 2018

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

In his astonishing final solo performance piece, dancer/choreographer Akram Khan offers a mythic elegy to the Indian soldiers who died fighting for Britain in World War I. Learn More 

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Music Dance 

Framing Time

(World premiere)

November 1–2, 2018

Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater

A quietly thrilling evening of music, movement, and light unfolds within the hushed, meditative sound world of Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories. Learn More 

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Theater

Waiting for Godot

By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Garry Hynes
Produced by Druid

November 2–13, 2018

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

A “superb reimagining” (Guardian, U.K.) of Samuel Beckett’s comedic masterpiece. Learn More 

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Theater

Waiting for Godot

By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Garry Hynes
Produced by Druid

November 2–13, 2018

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

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Music

The Distant Light

Latvian Radio Choir
Sigvards Kļava,
conductor

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Church of St. Mary the Virgin

A luminous evening of a cappella music pairing transcendent Mahler with contemporary Latvian composers and a beautiful meditation by visionary Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. Learn More 

Music 

The Creation

Les Arts Florissants
William Christie,
conductor

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Alice Tully Hall

William Christie and his superlative ensemble lead us out of darkness and chaos with Haydn’s triumphal oratorio. Learn More 

Dance I Theater

Blak Whyte Gray

(U.S. premiere)

November 16–17, 2018

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

An electrifying dance-theater work rooted in hip-hop from a virtuosic, Olivier Award–winning East London company. Learn More 

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Theater I Music

Only the Sound Remains

Kaija Saariaho, composer
Peter Sellars, director

(U.S. premiere)

November 17–18, 2018

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

Enter the hypnotic, supernatural world of Kaija Saariaho’s new opera in a U.S. premiere directed by Peter Sellars. Learn More 

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Theater I Music

Only the Sound Remains

Kaija Saariaho, composer
Peter Sellars, director

(U.S. premiere)

November 17–18, 2018

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

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