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Classical Music Venues in New York



Alice Tully HallLincoln Center, 62nd - 66th Streets and Broadway. (212) 875-5060
Featuring more contemporary music, Alice Tully Hall regularlyhosts a mix of music, dance, theater, and video. Philip Glass is aregular entertainer here. In addition, the Chamber Music Societyperforms year round here.

Avery Fisher HallLincoln Center, 62nd - 66th Streets and Broadway. (212) 875-5030
The annual Mostly Mozart festival at Avery Fisher Hall featuresperformers like Itzhak Perlman, Jean Pierre Rampal, and other greats.If you're planning on going, show up early -- most performers givehalf hour pre-concert recitals, beginning one hour before the mainconcert and free to ticketholders. In addition, Avery Fisher is thehome of the New York Philharmonic, which performs there from Septemberthrough June.

BargeMusicFulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, (718) 624-2083, (718) 624-4061 (barge)Since 1977, Bargemusic has been showcasing chamber music on a 102-foot long converted barge on the Brooklyn waterfront."A wood-paneled room with spectacular views of the lower Manhattan skyline and the East River. In an effort to maintain the intimacy of each concert, seating is limited to 125 persons."

Brooklyn Academy of Music30 Lafayette Ave, (718) 636-4100BAM offers a wonderfully varied program including music, dance, film and theater. The Brooklyn Philharmonic is featured.

Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, (718) 622-3300The Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music does 6 concert series every season that include various genres of music including jazz, classical, world music, new music and more.

Carnegie HallSeventh Ave. and 57th St. (212) 247-7800The original home of the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall was saved from demolition during the 1960s. Today, it's a world famous musical treasure right in the heart of Manhattan. Concerts from September to June, tickets $10-$40.

The Juilliard School of MusicLincoln Center, 62nd - 66th Streets and Broadway.
The Lincoln Center "campus" also includes one of the world'sfinest schools of music, Juilliard. Paul Recital Hall hosts freestudent recitals almost daily during the school year. Orchestralrecitals faculty performances, chamber music, and dance events alsotake place regularly here.

Lincoln Center62nd - 66th Streets and Broadway. (212) 875-5050Made up of a number of different concert halls, Lincoln Centerprovides a diverse, year-round selection of concerts. From Octoberthrough May, the Great Performers series brings some of theworld's finest musicians to New York. For more information on these groups performing at Lincoln Center, visit their websites: New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Opera and New York City Ballet.

Merkin Concert Hall129 W. 67th St. (btw. Broadway & 9th Ave.) (212) 501-3330
This 451 seat concert hall just north of Lincoln Center hosts mostly contemporary orchestra and chamberrecitals. Subway: 1, 9 to 66th St.

Miller Theater at ColumbiaUniversityBroadway at 116th St. (212) 854-7799
Columbia School for the Arts hosts a range of Classical and Jazz musicians, plus lectures, dance and otherperformances. Tickets are generally $15 - $25. Subway: 1, 9 to 116th St.

MOMA Summer Contemporary Classical Music Garden14 W. 54th St. (212) 708-9480On most summer weekends, the Museum of Modern Art "Summergarden"program presents free concerts of "avante-garde" contemporaryclassical music in the museum's newly-redesigned Sculpture Garden.

Queens College Concert Hall & Colden AuditoriumKissena Blvd & LIE, Queens. (718) 793-8080

Symphony SpaceBroadway and 95th St. (212) 864-5400Currently under construction. Symphony Space holds all kinds of cultural events year-round. Theperformance season (Sept. through June) boasts classical andcontemporary ethnic music from around the world. The annual Gilbertand Sullivan Operetta is always a favorite. Pick up a Symphony Spaceprogram at their box office, or call to have one mailed to you.

Town Hall123 W. 43rd St., bet. Sixth Ave. and Broadway (212) 840-2924Year round programs and wonderful acoustics make this concert halla favorite. Other cultural events (besides concerts) can be foundhere. Tickets: $15-$35.