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The 92nd Street Y, New York announces 2024/25 Tisch Music Season

October 10, 2024 - June 9, 2025

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) today announced its 2024/25 Tisch Music Season. Over the past century and a half, 92NY has grown into one of New York City’s — and the world’s — most influential cultural institutions. This season builds exponentially on the organization’s rich history of presenting the best and most innovative musicians performing across a wide range of genres, from classical to jazz, advancing and expanding each genre through commissions and multi-disciplinary collaborations. With this, his first season as Executive Director of Tisch Music, Nicholas Russotto has created an exciting season including Four World, One U.S., and 19 New York Premieres, and returning Tisch Music favorites, expanding the scope of offered programming.

“The 2024/25 Tisch Music Season offers a rich kaleidoscope of vanguard artists and modern legends performing hallmarks of the repertoire as well as an array of contemporary music, a stage for some of the most forward-thinking artists in jazz, and an opportunity for iconic musical theater composers and legendary singer-songwriters to share their singular viewpoints on the American Songbook,” said Nicholas Russotto, Executive Director, Tisch Music. “I am thrilled to be leading Tisch in my first season as executive director and look forward to building seasons that consider the future of the performing arts, as we think expansively about the artists and the work that we feature on our stages.”

Highlights of the 2024/25 Tisch Music Season include:
Premieres of new works from Pulitzer Prize winners Caroline Shaw and Tyshawn Sorey, performances by acclaimed new music ensembles Sō Percussion and Wild Up, and many others;
29 92NY concert debuts, including by superstar early-music ensemble Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, phenom young supergroup OWLS, UK’s preeminent baroque ensemble Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and Grammy Award-winners Jordi Savall and Brad Mehldau;
Expanded American Songbook offerings of exclusive concerts by Broadway icons Kelli O’Hara, Heather Headley, Alex Newell, and Darren Criss;
Presentations from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music, NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim, Grammy Award-winners Pacifica Quartet & Catalyst Quartet, Lakecia Benjamin Quartet, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra;
2024/25 Lyrics & Lyricists series celebrates the legendary artistry of luminaries Jonathan Larson, Nina Simone, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Kander & Ebb; plus, a one-night-only special event with the legendary Rosanne Cash.

About The 92nd Street Y, New York: The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) is a world-class center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. 92NY offers extensive classes, courses and events online including live concerts, talks and master classes; fitness classes for all ages; 250+ art classes, and parenting workshops for new moms and dads. The 92nd Street Y, New York is transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world. All of 92NY’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions, and ethnicities. For more information, visit www.92NY.org.

The full slate of performances and dates are listed below. For more information, please visit 92NY.org/Concerts.

2024/25 TISCH MUSIC SEASON
* New York / World Premieres
** 92NY commissions
+ 92NY debuts

CLASSICAL
Australian Chamber Orchestra: The Ottoman Four Seasons
Sunday, October 20, 2024 / 2 pm
The Australian Chamber Orchestra returns to 92NY to explore Vivaldi’s masterpiece through the lens of the Ottoman Empire. The Venice of Vivaldi’s world was one of the great cosmopolitan centers of its time, absorbing influences from the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond. In The Ottoman Four Seasons, the ACO performs Vivaldi’s work in its entirety, joined by oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros and riq master James Tawadros, who add their original compositions in this multimedia event.

Caroline Shaw, Alicia Olatuja+ & Sō Percussion: Rectangles and Circumstance
Wednesday, October 23, 2024 / 7:30 pm
Pulitzer Prize- and triple Grammy-winning composer and vocalist Caroline Shaw, vocalist Alicia Olatuja, and chamber music ensemble Sō Percussion join in a new collaboration. Shaw and Sō perform music from their new Nonesuch album Rectangles and Circumstance, with verses culled from poems by Christina Rosetti, Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, and William Blake. Olatuja – who came to national attention with her performance at President Obama’s second inauguration – joins the ensemble for Narrow Sea, Shaw’s setting of a text from The Sacred Harp, which earned her a 2021 Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.

Angela Hewitt, piano
Wednesday, October 30, 2024 / 7:30 pm
Angela Hewitt returns for her first solo program since spring of 2022 – the concert that completed her epic four-year Bach Odyssey – to perform a core repertoire program. Hewitt opens with Mozart – her current touring and recording focus – before Handel’s Chaconne in G Major, a work that sets up a grand finale of Brahms’ Handel Variations.

Junction Trio*+: Stefan Jackiw, violin; Jay Campbell, cello; Conrad Tao, piano
Friday, November 1, 2024 / 7:30 pm
Individually, the members of chamber music supergroup Junction Trio have appeared at 92NY; this season they join as a trio. Their expansive program includes the second piano trio by Shostakovich and the world premiere of a new work by John Zorn, concluding with Brahms’ Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8.

JACK Quartet**
Sunday, November 10, 2024 / 7 pm
JACK Quartet celebrates its 20th-anniversary season in 2024/25. The quartet – violinists Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Jay Campbell – returns to 92NY with music from Eduardo Aguilar’s HYPER, Seare Farhat’s Aporias, Juri Seo’s Three Imaginary Chansons and the New York Premiere of a new work by Anthony Cheung.

Pacifica Quartet – American Snapshots: JFK, Vietnam, and Ellis Island
Wednesday, November 13, 2024 / 7:30 pm
The Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet returns to 92NY with a reflective concert shaped around three pivotal chapters in American history. The program moves from Barber’s Adagio for Strings, a soundtrack to the days following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, to George Crumb’s Black Angels, written in response to the Vietnam War – a work popularized by the Kronos Quartet – to Dvořák’s “American” Quartet, its fusion of European and American impulses intended by the quartet to point to Ellis Island and the immigrant experience.

Ana Vidovic, guitar
Sunday, November 17, 2024 / 2 pm
Classical guitarist Ana Vidovic returns to the stage where she made her US debut following studies with the legendary Manuel Barrueco, bringing a program of Baroque and Spanish guitar works in selections by Bach, Scarlatti, Torroba, Barrios’ La Catedral, and a solo performance of a guitar masterwork, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.

Catalyst Quartet: Intersections
Friday, November 22, 2024 / 7:30 pm
The Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet returns with an exploration of music at the crossroads of Ravel, Gershwin, Latin jazz, and tango. The program culminates in Ravel’s String Quartet, revealing impulses that became influences for the evening’s other three composers. The Latin-inspired works are rounded out with the addition of Gershwin’s Lullaby – a piece premiered by the Juilliard String Quartet and rarely performed in its original version.

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin+ with Xenia Löffler, baroque oboe; Georg Kallweit, concertmaster and solo violin; Richard Tognetti, artistic director and violin; Joseph Tawadros, oud+; James Tawadros, riq+
Tuesday, December 3, 2024 / 7:30 pm
Early-music ensemble Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin comes to 92NY for the first time in a rare NYC engagement to perform the German Baroque works that are their signature. Two of the orchestra’s soloists, oboist Xenia Löffler and concertmaster Georg Kallweit, present this program of masterworks by Bach and Telemann, including a little-performed work by J.B. Bach, from whom J.S. took inspiration.

Jeremy Denk, piano
Thursday, December 12, 2024 / 7:30 pm
MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Jeremy Denk returns with a program juxtaposing a pair of Beethoven sonatas with rags by Joplin and William Bolcom and culminating in the program’s second half with Ives’ Transcendentalist masterwork, the mammoth “Concord” Sonata. As Denk says, “This year marks the 150th birthday of Charles Ives—one of the wildest imaginations of American music. Charles Ives didn’t just want to mix popular and classical music. He wanted to erase the distinction, to see how various traditions and musics share the same spark, and get after the same truths.”

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment+ & Julia Bullock, soprano+: The Golden Age of the Baroque
Thursday, January 23, 2025 / 2 pm
UK Baroque ensemble Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment makes its first 92NY appearance joined by Grammy Award-winning Julia Bullock in her own 92NY debut. Bullock, who the Los Angeles Times has called “an essential soprano for our times,” made headlines in her Metropolitan Opera debut this season in John Adams’ El Niño. Together, they perform the greatest hits of the Baroque era – arias by Purcell and Handel, including “Let the Bright Seraphim,” alongside instrumental masterworks by Bach, Handel, Lully, Rameau, and Vivaldi.

Pablo Ferrández, cello+ & Julio Elizalde, piano+
Sunday, January 26, 2025 / 2 pm
Pablo Ferrández makes his New York City recital debut, a protégé of Anne-Sophie Mutter and hailed by Le Figaroas “a new cello genius.” Ferrández appears with pianist Julio Elizalde to perform some of the great works of the cello repertoire: Beethoven’s Sonata in A Major, Op. 69, Brahms’ Sonata in E Minor, Op. 38, and more.

Curtis at 92NY: Dover Quartet & Michelle Cann, piano+
Wednesday, January 29, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Returning to 92NY following their 2022 debut, the Dover Quartet, Curtis Institute of Music’s Quartet in Residence, is joined by Sphinx Medal of Excellence winner and Curtis alum Michelle Cann. The New Yorker called the Dover Quartet “the young American string quartet of the moment,” while Gramophone has called Cann “a pianist of sterling artistry.” Hear these American artists in a masterwork of American chamber music – Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, plus additional works to be announced.

OWLS+: Alexi Kenney, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola; Gabriel Cabezas, cello; Paul Wiancko, cello
Saturday, February 8, 2025 / 7:30 pm
The supergroup OWLS makes their 92NY debut. Comprising one violin, one viola, and two cellos in the artistry of four young musicians and new-music champions – Alexi Kenney, Ayane Kozasa, Gabriel Cabezas, and Paul Wiancko – OWLS’ performances create a unique sound world in a program to be announced.

Hagen Quartet
Tuesday, February 18, 2025 / 7:30 pm
The Salzburg-based Hagen Quartet returns following an acclaimed cycle of the complete Beethoven Quartets at 92NY a decade ago. Performing together for more than 40 years, they bring their refined European style of quartet playing to works by Haydn and Schumann in a rare appearance.

Ian Bostridge, tenor+ & Julius Drake, piano
Wednesday, March 5, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Tenor Ian Bostridge, joined by pianist Julius Drake, performs Schubert’s masterpiece Winterreise, about which he literally wrote the book– 2015’s Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession. Bostridge has performed Winterreise hundreds of times around the world, going deeper into the psychological journey of its 24 poems with every encounter.

Midori, violin & Özgür Aydin, piano
Sunday, March 9, 2025 / 2 pm
Kennedy Center honoree and UN Messenger for Peace, Midori returns with pianist Özgür Aydin for a recital of music at the heart of her artistry. She opens with Brahms’ G-Major Sonata and Poulenc’s Violin Sonata, with its touches of Parisian character, before a pair of pieces by Ravel. The concert closes with one of Midori’s signature works, the composer’s Tzigane, which she performed in her recital debut 30-plus years ago.

Karen Slack, soprano+ & Kevin Miller, piano+: African Queens*
Tuesday, March 11, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Sphinx Medal of Excellence winner Karen Slack joins us with the New York premiere of her multimedia work African Queens. The original work features new art songs exploring the legacy of seven African queens through history who were revered as rulers but under-celebrated in the western world, and weaves its narrative through music by some of today’s leading African and American composers: Damien Geter, Jessie Montgomery, Carols Simon, and others. Slack is noted for her performances in the Metropolitan Opera’s world premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Tyler Perry’s film For Colored Girls, and more.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra & Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin+
Tuesday, March 18, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra returns to 92NY with Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and a leading soloist and chamber musician. A lifelong champion and performer of klezmer music, he joins Orpheus to perform a concerto based on traditional klezmer melodies and folk-inspired classical works by Brahms and Bartók.

Wild Up
Christopher Rountree, artistic director
Friday, March 21, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 22, 2025 / 2 pm & 7:30 pm
LA-based music collective Wild Up brings Darkness Sounding to New York for the first time, their festival of concerts, happenings, conversations, and workshops that explore how sound and music shape our understanding of the world. The New York Times calls it “Sincere, Outdoorsy, Trippy, a Music Festival that Breaths Los Angeles,” convening around themes of mindfulness and nature, featuring drone, minimal, and ambient music. Darkness Sounding centers on deep listening, intentional gathering, and thoughtful questioning to foster awareness and expand our connections to ourselves, each other, and the natural world.

Curtis on Tour: Jason Vieux, guitar; Roberto Díaz, viola; and friends
Wednesday, March 26, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist and co-founder of the guitar department at the Curtis Institute of Music, Jason Vieux returns to 92NY with violist and Curtis president Roberto Díaz and a violinist to be announced for an evening of chamber music in an ensemble of guitar, violin, and viola. “Perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” – NPR

Leonkoro Quartet+
Saturday, March 29, 2025 / 7:30 pm
The multiple international competition winning Leonkoro Quartet, with admirers including their frequent collaborator Alfred Brendel, make their NYC debut in a wide-ranging program featuring music from Beethoven to Caroline Shaw.

Richard Goode, piano: Fancies and Goodnights
Wednesday, April 2, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Richard Goode returns with a program of piano miniatures, culminating in a performance of Schubert’s B-flat Major Sonata, D. 960 – one of Goode’s signature works. He says, “as a curious traveler will collect objects that catch his eye, these short pieces are among the many that have caught my ear with their beauty, strangeness, and unpredictability. I have borrowed the title Fancies and Goodnights from a book of bewitching tales by the English writer John Collier.”

Alban Gerhardt, cello — Bach: The Complete Cello Suites
Sunday, April 6, 2025 / 2 pm
A rare NYC performance by Alban Gerhardt of the complete solo cello suites by Bach. An artist committed to challenging traditional expectations of classical music, Gerhardt is a recording artist and chamber musician with orchestral collaborations that span the globe and with some of the most high-profile conductors of the classical music world.

Jordi Savall, viola da gamba+& Hespèrion XXI: Music of Fire & Love
Friday, April 11, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Grammy Award-winning early music champion Jordi Savall makes his first 92NY appearance with his ensemble Hespèrion XXI. “For Jordi Savall,” The New York Times wrote, “music enfolds histories. It reflects worlds. To draw a distinction between musicology and the sheer joy of performance is next to impossible.” Savall and his ensemble present a new program built upon Renaissance and Baroque folias, battles, and laments. “A magical musician” — Washington Post

Clayton Stephenson, piano+
Friday, April 18, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Young pianist Clayton Stephenson, finalist in the Van Cliburn International Competition and a Gilmore Young Artist Award winner – past winners include Yuja Wang – joins us in his 92NY debut. His repertoire ranges from core classical to jazz-influenced work. “Stephenson is not just a remarkable virtuoso, but a poet, a dramatist, and a master storyteller” – Gramophone

Caroline Shaw, vocals & Gabriel Kahane, vocals and piano**
Friday, April 25, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw and Gabriel Kahane, the artist The New Yorker called “one of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day,” have between them collaborated with artists from Paul Simon to Yo-Yo Ma. With shared sensibilities and leanings in indie pop, contemporary chamber music and beyond, this program will include several new works and commissions.

Meta4+: Declarations of Love
Friday, May 2, 2025 / 7:30 pm
The Finnish string quartet Meta4 makes a rare US appearance – and their NYC mainstage debut – with a program examining adult love in all its nuances and complexities. Apart from the cellist, the ensemble performs standing up, allowing for freedom of both movement and expression. Declarations of Love begins with Janacek’s manifesto on love “Intimate Letters,” inspired by the letters he exchanged with his young muse, Kamila Stösslová. British composer Sally Beamish’s Nine Fragments/String Quartet No. 4 is inspired by Robert Schumann’s A-Minor String Quartet. The concert culminates in a performance of the Schumann quartet. “One of the most remarkable string quartets I’ve heard” – The Times (London)

Parker Ramsey, harp+
Friday, May 9, 2025 / 7:30 pm
The artist pushing the harp repertoire into the 21st century, Parker Ramsey makes his first 92NY appearance. Ramsey premieres new works by Josh Levine, Ayda Shirazi, and Marcos Balter and performs on three different harps, blending their distinctive sounds with electronics and more.

Ben Verdery & Friends: Some Towns and Cities** with JIJI, guitar; Rie Schmidt, flute; Wayne Escoffery, saxophone; Yale Guitar Ensemble
Wednesday, May 14, 2025 / 7:30 pm
In this Art of the Guitar event, guitarist and longtime series artistic director Ben Verdery joins us for the final concert of his performing career. 92NY’s Art of the Guitar is now in its 27th year, with Verdery serving as artistic director for 13 seasons, beginning in 2007. As curator of the series, he championed young artists, expanded the guitar repertoire with new commissions, presented premieres by masters including Egberto Gismonti, Sérgio Assad, Tan Dun, and others, ran Guitar Marathons, hosted a series of Guitar Talks, and more. A collaborator above all, Verdery is joined by special guests for an evening of music composed by him as part of his longtime Some Towns and Cities project, and a celebration of his contributions to all things classical guitar.

Awadagin Pratt, piano
Sunday, May 18, 2025 / 2 pm
Winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition and an Avery Fisher Career Grant early in his career, pianist Awadagin Pratt presents a rare New York City recital. His program showcases the Romantic playing that is his signature, with works by Brahms, Franck, and more.

Berta Rojas, guitar & Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet and saxophone
Thursday, June 5, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Latin Grammy-winning Paraguayan guitar master Berta Rojas and 11-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera bring their longtime collaboration to our stage as longtime friends of 92NY and artistic recording and touring partners. They will perform duets of music by Agustín Barrios, D’Rivera originals, and other works blending Latin American classical, folk melodies, and jazz.

JAZZ
Abdullah Ibrahim Trio+
Friday, November 15, 2024 / 7:30 pm
South African pianist and NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim blends jazz, classical music, and gospel influences with the traditional African music of his Cape Town roots. Championed by Duke Ellington, a collaborator with artists from Don Cherry to Max Roach, and a lifelong activist who performed at the presidential inauguration of Nelson Mandela, Jazz Times hailed Ibrahim last year for his decades “exploring and deepening a lifelong romance with rumination while epitomizing grace and wisdom.” Co-presented with World Music Institute

Allison Miller: Rivers in Our Veins with special guest Michelle Dorrance
Sunday, February 2, 2025 / 3 pm
Drummer/composer, leader of modern jazz ensemble Boom Tic Boom, timekeeper of the jazz supergroup Artemis, rhythm machine behind Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles and others, Allison Miller brings her immersive multimedia work Rivers in Our Veins to 92NY with Michelle Dorrance, the award-winning dancer and dancemaker The New Yorker called “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today.” Inspired by the cultural diversity of America’s waterways, the work embraces the concept of flow and renewal, combining original jazz with percussive tap and video projections. Co-presented with 92NY’s Harkness Dance Center. “Migration, movement, and joyous swing” – John Schaefer, New Sounds

Tyshawn Sorey Trio & Sandbox Percussion: Max Roach at 100*
Friday, February 21, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Winner of the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Music, composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey and his trio – pianist Aaron Diehl and bassist Harish Raghavan – and Sandbox Percussion celebrate the legacy of legendary drummer, composer and activist Max Roach on his centenary. Roach, who played with Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and other jazz icons, had a deep and little-known connection to The 92nd Street Y, curating a concert series in the 1990s, and performing with artists including Lester Bowie, Julius Hemphill, Christian McBride, and others. Sorey shares a deep affinity with Roach – as a jazz drummer, a curator, a composer, an arranger, and an endlessly inventive artist in each of those roles. Long a champion of Roach’s music, the trio and the quartet each play sets of music inspired by Roach. The forces come together in the concert’s second half for the New York premiere of a new work by Sorey co-commissioned by 92NY.

Brad Mehldau, piano+: Après Fauré
Wednesday, April 23, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Grammy Award-winning pianist Brad Mehldau makes his first 92NY appearance with music from his latest Nonesuch album Après Fauré, blending the French composer’s Four Nocturnes, original compositions reimagining Fauré, and selections reflecting a harmonic and melodic link. A rare performance in in his only NYC concert appearance of the season.

Lakecia Benjamin Quartet+ with Jazzmeia Horn, vocals+ & Gary Bartz, saxophone+
Saturday, May 10, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Jazz alto saxophonist and three-time Grammy nominee Lakecia Benjamin appears with a pair of special guests: vocalist and first prize winner of the International Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition Jazzmeia Horn, and 2024 NEA Jazz Master Gary Bartz, who performed with Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Max Roach, and many others.

AMERICAN SONGBOOK
TISCH MUSIC 2024/25 SEASON OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE
An Evening with Kelli O’Hara
Thursday, October 10, 2024 / 7:30 pm
The Tony Award-winning Kelli O’Hara opens the season, returning in her first solo NYC concert since appearing in Broadway’s Days of Wine and Roses – earning her 8th Tony nomination – and sold-out 92NY performance in 2022. Vulture wrote, “[O’Hara’s] voice is the kind of instrument that sends people scrabbling for metaphors – a prism, an alpine stream, a Golden Snitch.”

An Afternoon with Heather Headley+
Sunday, November 24, 2024 / 2 pm
Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley appears in her first NYC concert in nearly a decade with an intimate concert of favorites from her musical theater songbook. Headley first earned acclaim as Nala in The Lion King, going on to star and earn a Tony as the lead in Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, followed by The Color Purpleand a standout performance in the Encores! production of Into the Woods.

An Evening with Alex Newell+
Thursday, May 8, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Tony Award winner Alex Newell presents a concert event from TIME magazine’s 2023 Breakthrough of the Year. Newell’s showstopping performance in Broadway’s Shucked earned nightly standing ovations, following a long running character arc on Glee and in roles in Once on This Island, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and more.

An Evening with Darren Criss+
Monday, June 9, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Golden Globe and Emmy winner Darren Criss’ star turn in Glee has been followed by appearances on and off Broadway in Little Shop of Horrors, How to Succeed in Business … and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. A songwriter and multi-instrumentalist as well as a performer, he will share original work in this evening of favorite music including standards and show tunes.

LYRICS & LYRICISTS
Cockeyed Optimist: Where Hammerstein Found His Hope
Saturday, October 26, 2024 / 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2024 / 2 pm
Monday, October 28, 2024 / 7:30 pm
A fresh exploration of the songs of Oscar Hammerstein II from Tony nominee Dick Scanlan.

Rebel With a Cause: The Artistry and Activism of Nina Simone
Saturday, December 7, 2024 / 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2024 / 2 pm
Monday, December 9, 2024 / 7:30 pm
Tony nominee Amber Iman (Lempicka), who performed as jazz icon Nina Simone on Broadway in Soul Doctor, celebrates the music and legacy of one of music’s most influential and revolutionary artists.

An Evening with Rosanne Cash
Thursday, February 13, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Multi-Grammy Award winner Rosanne Cash appears in a one-night-only Lyrics & Lyricists special event performing songs from her body of work: “Seven Year Ache,” “Blue Moon with Heartache,” “Hold On,” “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,” and more, as she shares stories about her remarkable journey from daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash to American icon.”

Louder Than Words: The Songs and Legacy of Jonathan Larson
Saturday, March 1, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 2, 2025 / 2 pm
Monday, March 3, 2025 / 7:30 pm
The impact of composer and lyricist Jonathan Larson (Rent; Tick, Tick, Boom) on musical theater – and the creators who have followed him – is given the spotlight in this new Lyrics & Lyricists show from a collaborator who was there from the start. The show’s artistic director, James Nicola, former artistic director of New York Theater Workshop – the small East Village theater where Rent was first workshopped – shares the stories about Larson only he can tell. “As passionate, unpretentious and powerful as anything I’ve heard in musical theater for more than a decade,” wrote The New Yorker about Rent when it opened on Broadway.

Sing Happy!: The Collaboration of Kander & Ebb
Saturday, June 1, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 2, 2025 / 2 pm
Monday, June 3, 2025 / 7:30 pm
Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Woman of the Year, The Scottsboro Boys, The Visit, Flora the Red Menace … the 50-year artistic partnership of John Kander and Fred Ebb that began in 1962 was one of the prolific and enduring in Broadway history and helped usher in a new era in musical theater. Longtime Kander & Ebb music director David Loud leads a celebration of their music and their collaboration.

DANCE / MULTI-DISCIPLINARY
The Living Earth Show+: Lyra with Babatunji Johnson, dancer
Saturday, December 14, 2024 / 7:30 pm
The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is reimagined in this collaborative production from the experimental San Francisco-based guitar/percussion duo The Living Earth Show. Blending music by Samuel Adams, choreography by Vanessa Thiessen, and cinematography by Benjamin Tarquin, Lyra explores themes of empathy, technology, and our relationship to the natural world in a new realization of a timeless ancient story. Co-presented with 92NY’s Harkness Dance Center

Details

Start:
October 10
End:
June 9, 2025