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Classical Music Venues in New York


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

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

BargeMusic
Fulton 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 Music
30 Lafayette Ave, (718) 636-4100
BAM offers a wonderfully varied program including music, dance, film and theater. The Brooklyn Philharmonic is featured.

Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music
58 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, (718) 622-3300
The 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 Hall
Seventh Ave. and 57th St. (212) 247-7800
The 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 Music
Lincoln Center, 62nd - 66th Streets and Broadway.
The Lincoln Center "campus" also includes one of the world's finest schools of music, Juilliard. Paul Recital Hall hosts free student recitals almost daily during the school year. Orchestral recitals faculty performances, chamber music, and dance events also take place regularly here.

Lincoln Center
62nd - 66th Streets and Broadway. (212) 875-5050
Made up of a number of different concert halls, Lincoln Center provides a diverse, year-round selection of concerts. From October through May, the Great Performers series brings some of the world'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 Hall
129 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 chamber recitals. Subway: 1, 9 to 66th St.

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

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

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

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

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


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