Beyond the Hall

September 7, 2024

Kupferberg Center for the Arts


The ASO will co-present a free Saturday matinee with Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College/CUNY. Beyond the Hall explores music that draws its inspiration from outside the traditional concert setting. From the dance salon (Florence Price’s Suite of Dances) and the theater (Weill’s Threepenny Opera and Bernstein’s On the Town), and from the opera stage (Joplin’s Treemonisha), to the silver screen (Herrmann’s film score for Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960s film), the selections included here examine the complex and dramatic role that music has played across venues, genres, and modes of expression.

Attendance is free with online RSVP beginning August 7. Be advised that there are no physical tickets for this event. All guests will need to arrive by 2:50pm the latest on the day of the event to check-in with staff at the door and to claim their reserved tickets. All reservations will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Registered guests that have not arrived by 2:50pm will have their tickets released to the waitlisted guests.

This performance is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY

The ASO’s Vanguard Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


September 7, 2024
3 PM
Kupferberg Center for the Arts


Scott Joplin (1868-1917)
Treemonisha: Overture (1911)

Florence Price (1887-1953)
Suite of Dances (1933)

Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975)
Psycho Suite (1960)

Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (1928)

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town” (1945)


Leon Botstein, conductor