Guide to classical music, opera and dance in New York City

New York City is home to the famous Carnegie Hall as well as the complex of buildings that make up the Lincoln Center including the Metropolitan Opera, the David Geffen Hall, (where the New York Philharmonic perform), the Juilliard School and several more. To find out what's on here and across the city our New York City page to the one to bookmark.
New soloist at Carnegie Hall

Nikita Mndoyants, from Cleveland to Carnegie Hall

Winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Nikita Mndoyants spoke enthusiastically on his musical development, influences, and experiences in advance of his upcoming Carnegie Hall debut.
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Looking forward to the NY Phil in 2017

2017 is the 175th birthday of NY Phil, as well as being the 70th of John Adams and the 50th of outgoing Music Director Alan Gilbert, who takes on the lion's share of the conducting duties. 2017 highlights will include world premières by Marsalis, Gruber and Auerbach.   This preview was sponsored by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra
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New York CityStar Wars: A New Hope - in concert

Williams: Film music from Star Wars: A New Hope
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; David Newman

New York CityOpening Gala

Mahler: Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden

New York CityVan Zweden conducts Mahler and Glass

Glass, Mahler
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden; Katia Labèque; Marielle Labèque

New York CityStar Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - in concert

Williams: Film music from Star Wars: The Empire strikes Back
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; David Newman

New York CityStar Wars: Return of the Jedi

Williams: Film music from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; David Newman

New York CityStar Wars: The Force Awakens

Williams: Film music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; David Newman
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A noisy rendition of The Guilty Mother

The opera can be summed up by a line sung by the Countess in Act 4: “You’re killing her with all this noise.”
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A felicitous debut at Carnegie Hall: Nikita Mndoyants

Nikita Mndoyants proved his adeptness in shaping small musical forms and meaningfully connecting them.
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A Surprise Corsaire Debut

There was complete assurance in Skylar Brandt's performance and there’s no doubt that she’s a bona fide contender for a future slot as a principal dancer.
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The MET Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in a revelatory pairing of Schumann and Mahler

At Carnegie Hall the MET orchestra proves that, temporarily rudderless, it's still a top ensemble
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New York Philharmonic’s Das Rheingold

Alan Gilbert reaches a pinnacle at the end of his tenure at the New York Philarmonic.
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ABT's The Golden Cockerel

It’s full of rich characters and a great story that weaves farce, tragedy, exotic music, and outstanding stagecraft together into an experience that takes you away.
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