NY’s best concerts

Julliard school

Everyone agrees that New York, that unrivaled paragon of diversity, is a melting pot of the most varied musical performances. Classical, baroque or romantic, there is always a plethora of concerts showing every night throughout the city. In this jam-packed cultural scene, the entertainment offers seem endless. But this infinity of possibilities comes with a price, and it is (unfortunately) often costly.

But we will share with you one of the best kept secrets in town: NY’s finest concerts are actually free and take place at the Juilliard School. Founded more than a century ago, the prestigious New York school is a true talent incubator that has trained generations of musicians, dancers and actors, including key artists like Miles Davis, Pina Bausch and Kevin Spacey. If the name Juilliard sounds familiar, it is because most music lovers know the school by reputation. But only a few are aware that it is possible to attend the students’ rehearsals and concerts. And yet there are performances almost every night; most concerts are free, and the ones that are not are no more than $20.

Push open the doors of the different auditoriums and amphitheaters. Take a seat in Alice Tully Hall to vibrate to the sound of a tenor voice during an intimate recital. Perch on a folding seat in the Morse Recital Hall to listen to a rehearsal under the guidance of a renowned professor from the classical music department. Admire the sublime organ overlooking Paul Recital Hall’s stage while listening to a string quartet during a chamber music concert. We promise a moment of pure beauty with the young artists’ elite of this country.


Juilliard school
60 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West
Performance calendar available on their website

Line-up for the coming days:
Saturday, January 9th: Pre-College Student Recital, Paul Recital Hall, 5pm (free)
Monday, January 11th: Chamber Fest 2016, Morse Recital Hall, 7:30m (free)
Tuesday, January 12th: Chamber Fest 2016, Paul Recital Hall, 7:30pm (free)
Wednesday, January 13th: NY Festival of Song, Alice Tully Hall, 7:30pm ($20)

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