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Winds Among the Trees: American Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Sextet

June 24

Opus 40

Enjoy an evening of rarely-heard music that will immerse you in a sprawling landscape. Featuring works from Carl Maria von Weber, Matyas Seiber, and more, this unique program exploring the…

Woodwind Trio at Morris Museum

June 2

Morris Museum

Due to inclement weather, this concert has been rescheduled. Please join us on its rain date, Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00pm Together, the oboe, clarinet, and bassoon possess a wonderful…

Horn Quartet at 34th Street Herald Square Plaza

May 19

Herald Square

Perfectly at home in the outdoors, the horn quartet has enjoyed a rich history from the forest to the concert hall. This program features composers highlighted by Bard Music Festivals…

Woodwind Trio at Bryant Park Fountain Terrace

May 18

Bryant Park

Woodwind chamber music had something of a renaissance in the 1920s; at the same time, works for reed trio—oboe, clarinet, and bassoon—were coming together with the formation of the Trio…

Horn Quartet at Bryant Park Fountain Terrace

May 17

Bryant Park

Perfectly at home in the outdoors, the horn quartet has enjoyed a rich history from the forest to the concert hall. This program features composers highlighted by Bard Music Festivals…

Strike Force at 34th Street Herald Square Plaza

May 12

Herald Square

This percussion ensemble combines Afro-Cuban Batá drumming and poetry with the sounds of contemporary chamber percussion, featuring Grammy-nominated Imani Winds’ oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz in compositions by percussionist and composer Javier…

ASO Salutes NYC/USA (Jazz Ensemble) at Bryant Park Fountain Terrace

May 11

Bryant Park

A truly American genre, the ASO presents this jazz ensemble as a salute to U.S. healthcare workers who have made it possible for New Yorkers to experience live music once…

ASO Salutes NYC/USA (Jazz Ensemble) at Bryant Park Fountain Terrace

May 10

Bryant Park

A truly American genre, the ASO presents this jazz ensemble as a salute to U.S. healthcare workers who have made it possible for New Yorkers to experience live music once…

Strike Force at 34th Street Herald Square Plaza

May 5

Herald Square

This percussion ensemble combines Afro-Cuban Batá drumming and poetry with the sounds of contemporary chamber percussion, featuring Grammy-nominated Imani Winds’ oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz in compositions by percussionist and composer Javier…

Modernism in Mexico at Bryant Park Fountain Terrace

May 4

Bryant Park

Modernism in Mexico explores string quartets by some of Mexico’s most important 20th-century composers: Manuel Ponce, Silvestre Revueltas, and Carlos Chávez. Ponce was Mexico’s leading classical musician, and this performance…

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The Sounds of Democracy

October 11, 2017

Carnegie Hall

American democracy was shaped by the ideals, vision, and principles of its leaders, particularly Roosevelt and Kennedy. These presidents protected our liberties, including freedom of expression, and stood by the…

Freidenstag

Troubled Days of Peace

October 19, 2016

Carnegie Hall

Two one-act operas with strikingly different reactions to tyranny. The Dictator (1928) explores the rise of a charismatic fascist leader, based loosely on Mussolini. Day of Peace (1938) remains controversial…

Bernstein

Bernstein and the Bostonians

November 18, 2016

Carnegie Hall

This concert pays tribute to a group of composers known as the “Boston School” who lived, studied, taught, and composed in and around that city. This group of friends, of…

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Prague Central: Great 20th Century Czech Composers

February 10, 2017

Carnegie Hall

Though right in the center of the group of countries that defined the western musical tradition, Czech composers often felt like outsiders looking in. Perhaps it was this strange perspective…

Elgar

The Apostles

May 12, 2017

Carnegie Hall

England’s greatest composer since Purcell wrote a magnificent but rarely-heard setting of the New Testament. Elgar’s The Apostles follows the story of the Twelve through the Resurrection. On a par…