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Celebrating 50 years of Great Performers

New York’s premier classical-music series turns 50. Here’s to the next half century.

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Great Performers, Great Stories

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The Importance of Being Earnest

June 2–4

Rose Theater

Don't miss the U.S. stage premiere of Gerald Barry’s sharp and ingenious opera setting of Oscar Wilde’s classic play.

London Symphony Orchestra

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Gianandrea Noseda conducts “piano phenom” Yuja Wang (New Yorker) in Ravel’s G-major Concerto, plus Shostakovich’s beloved Fifth Symphony.

Yuja Wang | Photo by: Felix Broede/DG

London Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Conductor Gianandrea Noseda delves into the fear, piety, supplication, and hope of Verdi's earth-shattering Requiem.

London Symphony Orchestra | Photo by: Ranald Mackechnie

Joshua Bell, violin

Alessio Bax, piano

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

The consistently dazzling violinist returns to Lincoln Center for a recital with “formidable” pianist Alessio Bax (New Yorker).

Joshua Bell | Photo by: Eric Kabik

Gabrieli

Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

Experience the grand pageantry of a 16th-century Venetian coronation with instrumentalists, men’s choir, and music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli.

Paul McCreesh | Photo by: Ben Wright

Jeremy Denk, piano

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

For this revelatory program, the versatile pianist draws on the shared musicality of works from the medieval to the modern.

Jeremy Denk | Photo by: Samantha West

Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

The well-loved Austrian ensemble makes its 175th anniversary appearance in New York with a mythic program anchored by the Jupiter Symphony.

Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra | Photo by: Nancy Horowitz

David Fung, piano

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

This poetic performer spins a musical tale from works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel, plus a world premiere by Samuel Carl Adams.

David Fung

Diana Damrau, soprano

Xavier de Maistre, harp

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

Sparkling soprano Diana Damrau joins virtuoso harpist Xavier de Maistre in a celestial recital featuring music by Debussy, Strauss, and more.

Diana Damrau | Photo by: Michael Tammaro

Christian Gerhaher, baritone

Gerold Huber, piano

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

“The most moving singer in the world” (Telegraph, U.K.) performs an all-Mahler program.

Christian Gerhaher | Photo by: Jim Rakete for Sony Classical

PUBLIQuartet

Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

This “independent-minded” ensemble (New Yorker) expands the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet

PUBLIQuartet | Photo by: Ryan Scherb

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

Pianist Richard Goode joins conductor Iván Fischer and his celebrated orchestra for an all-Beethoven program.

Budapest Festival Orchestra