A Jam-Packed Performance Season

This fall, the Juilliard Orchestra welcomes guest conductors Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Jeffrey Milarsky, Peter Oundjian, James Gaffigan, and Susanna Malkki. 

 (Photo by Hiroyuki Ito)

Here are some highlights of this year’s chockablock schedule of more than 700 performances. For more details (and more performances), go to events.juilliard.edu. *indicates a faculty member or alumnus.


Juilliard Jazz has a jam-packed schedule this season. 

(Photo by Hiroyuki Ito)

Juilliard Dance has a full schedule of performers this season. 

(Photo by Rosalie O'Connor)


Juilliard Orchestra

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts Raminta Šerkšnytė’s Fires, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique (Sept. 26)

Jeffrey Milarsky*  conducts Salonen’s NYX, Bartók’s Viola Concerto, and John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony (Oct. 20)

Peter Oundjian*  conducts Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, Dvorˇák’s Symphony No. 7, and other works (Oct. 27)

James Gaffigan* conducts Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 2, Stravinsky’s Four Études for Orchestra, and Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin Suite (Nov. 17)

Susanna Mälkki conducts Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Brahms’s Symphony No. 4, and other works (Dec. 15)

Alan Gilbert*  conducts Dutilleux’s Cello Concerto and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4 (Jan. 24)

Gary Thor Wedow* conducts Mozart’s Requiem and other works; with Juilliard singers, the Juilliard Orchestra, and the Westminster Choir College Chapel Choir (Princeton University Chapel: Feb. 13, Alice Tully Hall: Feb. 14)

Edward Gardner conducts Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 (Feb. 24)

Anne Manson conducts Janáček’s Katya Kabanova (see Vocal Arts; April 21, 23, 25)

Chamber Music and Ensembles

American Brass Quintet (Oct. 10)

Juilliard String Quartet (Oct. 17, Feb. 6)

Faculty Recital violinist Sylvia Rosenberg and friends (Oct. 25)

Historical Performance Faculty Recital (Oct. 27)

Juilliard Wind Orchestra conducted by Anthony McGill* (Nov. 13), Patricia Rogers* (Dec. 11), and Nathan Hughes* (Feb. 22)

Ensemble ACJW (Nov. 15, Jan. 5, March 7, and May 23)

Juilliard Percussion Ensemble conducted by Daniel Druckman* (Dec. 5)

ChamberFest (Jan. 9–13)

Chamber Music Composers Competition Concert (March 29)

Historical Performance Chamber Music (Bohemians concert series, Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street; April 3)

Juilliard Chamber Orchestra coached by Eric Bartlett* (April 28)

Honors Chamber Music Wednesdays at One (Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, March 29)

Faculty Recital violist Hsin-Yun Huang*, violinist Cathy Cho*, cellist Natasha Brofsky*, and pianist Robert McDonald* (Feb. 7)

Verona Quartet (Arnhold Memorial Recital; May 8)

Sonatenabend, collaborative piano and instrumentalists recitals (Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Dec. 8, Jan. 18, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, April 19)


Fourth-Year Productions

Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Janet Zarish* (Oct. 12–16)

Marisol by José Rivera, directed by Taibi Magar (Nov. 2–6)

Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins*, directed by Lila Neugebauer (Dec. 14–18)

Othello by Shakespeare, directed by Jonathan Rosenberg (Feb. 8–19)

Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies, directed by Hal Brooks (Feb. 9-18)

The Serpent Woman by Carlo Gozzi, directed by Orlando Pabotoy* (Feb. 10–19)

Third-Year Productions

Getting Out by Marsha Norman, directed by Oliver Butler (Oct. 18, 20, 22, 23)

The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang*, directed by Mikey Perlman (Oct. 19, 21–23)

The Adding Machine by Elmer Rice, directed by Moni Yakim* (Dec. 7–11)

Third-Year Cabaret directed by Deborah Lapidus* (Feb. 9–12)

Shakespeare Repertory directed by Rebecca Guy* and Jenny Lord* (May 2, 3, 5–7, 9, 10)

Vocal Arts

Juilliard Opera

Jonathan Dove’s Flight: Steven Osgood conducts Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra; directed by James Darrah (Nov. 16, 18, 20)

Handel’s Agrippina: Laurence Cummings conducts a concert version with Juilliard singers and Juilliard415 (Feb. 11); Jeffrey Grossman* conducts a staged version, also with Juilliard singers and Juilliard415; directed by Louisa Proske (Feb. 18, 20, 22)

Janáček​'s Katya Kabanova: Anne Manson conducts Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra; directed by Stephen Wadsworth* (April 21, 23, 25)

Undergraduate Opera

Haydn’s La fedeltà premiata (Fidelity Rewarded); directed by John Giampietro* (Oct. 31, Nov. 2, 4, and 6; limited availability)


Juilliard Songfest curated and performed by Brian Zeger* (Dec. 8)

New York Festival of Song at Juilliard: From Lute Song to the Beatles; pianist Steven Blier* and NYFOS artistic director (Jan. 11)

Vocal Arts Honors Recital (March 23)

Vocal Arts Wednesdays at One (Nov. 30, April 5)

Liederabend, collaborative piano and vocalist recitals (Oct. 12, Nov. 30, Dec. 14, Jan. 25, March 29, April 5)


Juilliard Jazz Orchestra

The Ever Modern Ellington: 1920–70 (Sept. 28)

The Music of Gerry Mulligan (Oct. 14)

The Bands of Woody Herman and Dizzy Gillespie (Jan. 18)

The Music of Oliver Nelson (Feb. 22)

The Music of Wynton Marsalis* (April 6)

Juilliard Jazz Ensembles

The Music of Thelonious Monk (Oct. 4)

The Music of Charles Mingus (Oct. 17)

The Duke Ellington Small Groups (Nov. 1)

Hot and Cool: Cannonball Adderley and Dave Brubeck (Nov. 21)

The Latin Tinge: Ray Barretto, Cal Tjader, and Carlos Henriquez (Dec. 6)

The Music of the Hot Club de France (Dec. 12)

The Extended Works of Wynton Marsalis* (Jan. 31)

The Hot Five and Hot Seven (Feb. 20)

What We Hear: Student Works (March 21)

The Extended Works of Wynton Marsalis* (April 18)

Juilliard Jazz at the Zinc Bar (82 West Third Street: Feb. 8, March 20)

Juilliard Jazz at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (10 Columbus Circle: Oct. 17, Dec. 12, Feb. 20, May 12–14)


Composers and Choreographers a.k.a. ChoreoComp (November 18–19)

New Dances: Edition 2016 (December 7–11); choreographed by John Heginbotham*, Katarzyna Skarpetowska*, Pam Tanowitz, and Matthew Neenan Get a sneak preview at the Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process series (Nov. 20).

Juilliard Dances Repertory (March 22–25)

Richard Alston’s Sheer Bravado (Juilliard Orchestra plays Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1), Nacho Duato’s Por Vos Muero (15th- and 16th-century Spanish music), Mark Morris’s V (Juilliard musicians play Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major)

Senior Dance Production (April 21–23)

Choreographic Honors (May 12–13)

Senior Showcase (May 15)

Juilliard415 (Historical Performance)

Masaaki Suzuki conducts Mourning in Dresden, works by Hasse, Fascnh, and Bach; with Yale Schola Cantorum (Battell Chapel, New Haven: Oct. 8; Sharp Theater: Oct 9)

Rachel Podger leads Italian Baroque concertos from the violin (Music Before 1800 series, Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street, Oct. 16).

William Christie and Paul Agnew conduct French Baroque works with Juilliard singers (Nov. 9)

Ton Koopman conducts Bach’s B-Minor Mass with musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (Church of St. Paul, Cambridge, Mass.: Nov. 18; Alice Tully Hall: Nov. 19; Holland: Dec. 4–11)

Kristian Bezuidenhout leads works by Mozart and Haydn from the fortepiano (Jan. 23)

Handel’s Agrippina: see Vocal Arts

David Hill conducts Bach’s Magnificat and a new commission by Reena Esmail ; with Yale Schola Cantorum (Alice Tully Hall: March 2; St. Joseph Church, New Haven: March 3; India: March 9–21)

Masaaki Suzuki conducts works by Bach and Handel in Juilliard’s first New Zealand tour (May 22–June 10)

New Music

AXIOM conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky*

Works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kaaija Saariaho, and Vasco Mendonça (Oct. 12)

Celebrating Steve Reich’s* 80th birthday (Oct. 29)

Works by Kaija Saariaho (Dec. 12)

Works by Pierre Boulez*, Hans Abrahamsen, and John Adams (Feb. 23)

Focus! festival: Music of Latin America (Jan. 20–27)

Joel Sachs* conducts the New Juilliard Ensemble (Jan. 20); chamber concerts (Jan. 23–26); Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts the Juilliard Orchestra (Jan. 27)

New Juilliard Ensemble conducted by Joel Sachs

Works by Andrew Ford, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, Tansy Davies, and Scott Wheeler (Oct. 1)

Works by Sofia Gubaidulina in celebration of her 85th birthday (Nov. 4)

Premieres by student and other composers (April 4)

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