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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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Enso String Quartet

Thursday Evening at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

The Yale-founded quartet plays Sibelius’s often-brooding “Voces Intimae” string quartet and more.

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Enso String Quartet | Photo by: Juergen Frank

Murray Perahia, piano

Sunday Afternoon at 3:00 pm

David Geffen Hall

The American piano legend returns to David Geffen Hall with a robust collection of Brahms and Beethoven, including the towering “Hammerklavier” Sonata.

Murray Perahia | Photo by: Felix Broede

Emerson String Quartet

Next Thursday Evening at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

A three-part series of late Haydn and early Beethoven, two masters of the string quartet.

Emerson String Quartet | Photo by: Lisa Marie Mazzucco

The Importance of Being Earnest

June 2–4

Rose Theater

Gerald Barry’s comic opera makes its U.S. premiere

Photo by: Stephen Cummiskey

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 program worthy of the gods.

Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra | Photo by: Nancy Horowitz

David Fung, piano

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Walter Reade Theater

“Stylish and articulate” (New York Times) with “undoubted talent” (Los Angeles Times), pianist David Fung is a poetic performer whose consummate virtuosity and thoughtful musicality has garnered numerous awards and competition victories. At this Sunday morning recital, he spins a musical tale that spans the centuries, from a collection of Scarlatti sonatas to a world premiere piece written for him by rising Bay Area composer 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