The 2017-18 Performance Profusion

Tuesday, Sep 05, 2017
Juilliard Journal
Juilliard Orchestra
Juilliard Orchestra conducted by Speranza Scappucci

We are kicking off our 2017-18 season with more than 700 performances. Browse some of the on-campus highlights below, and get more details at Tickets go on sale to the public on September 18.

Juilliard Orchestra

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the orchestra and the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra in Stucky’s Radical Light, Salonen’s Mania, and Sibelius’s Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22 (Sept. 5)

Edo de Waart‡ conducts Brahms’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Michael Ippolito’s* Nocturne for orchestra, and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op. 59 (Sept. 23)

Juilliard Wind Orchestra conducted by Elaine Douvas† (Oct. 22), Jon Manasse*† (Dec. 10), and Patricia Rogers† (March 28)

Gerard Schwarz* conducts Diamond’s† Symphony No. 4, J. Druckman’s*† Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, and William Schuman’s† Symphony No. 6 (Oct. 26)

Thomas Adès conducts his own …but all shall be well and Three Studies From Couperin, Elgar’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E Minor, and Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements (Nov. 13)

Emmanuel Villaume conducts Ravel’s Menuet antique and L’enfant et les sortilèges as well as Debussy’s La mer (Dec. 4)

Juilliard Chamber Orchestra works by Rossini, Mozart, Elgar, and Stravinsky (Feb. 16)

David Robertson conducts works by Ives, Bartók, and Dvořák at Carnegie Hall (April 2)

Alan Gilbert *† conducts works by Barber, Rouse, and Brahms at Geffen Hall (April 16)

Jeffrey Milarsky*† conducts works by student composers (April 23)

Speranza Scappucci* conducts Verdi’s overture to La Forza del destino, Beethoven’s Ah Perfido! and Mendelssohn’s “Italian Symphony” (May 17)

Chamber Music, Ensembles, and Recitals

Gina Bachauer Piano Competition Recital Chaeyoung Park and Yun-chin Zhou (Sept. 26)

American Brass Quintet§ (Nov. 6)

Juilliard String Quartet§ (Nov. 27)

Juilliard Percussion Ensemble (Dec. 11)

ChamberFest (Jan. 8-11)

Frank Morelli§ bassoon (Jan. 17)

Piano Quartet Natasha Brofsky, Catherine Cho, Hsin Yun Huang, and Robert McDonald§ (Feb. 5)

American Brass Quintet§ (March 6)

Roger Tapping§ viola (March 16)  

Juilliard String Quartet§ (April 12)

Argus Quartet graduate string quartet in residence (May 4)

Sonatenabend collaborative piano and instrumentalist recitals (Oct. 11 and 25, Nov. 8 and 15, Jan. 31, Feb. 14, March 28, and April 18)

Playwrights Festival
Playwrights Festival: Ted Malawer's 'Daddy Issues'


Fourth-Year Productions

Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2, and 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by LA Williams (Oct. 11-15)

Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins*†, directed by Danya Taymor (Nov. 8-12)

Triumph of Love by Pierre de Marivaux; translated, adapted, and directed by Stephen Wadsworth† (Dec. 7-11)

Trojan Women by Euripides, directed by Ellen Lauren† (Feb. 9-17)

Hoodoo Love by Katori Hall*, directed by Kym Moore (Feb. 10-18)

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Moni Yakim† (Feb. 11-18)

Third-Year Productions

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, directed by Eve Shapiro† (Oct. 17-22)

Golden Boy by Clifford Odets, directed by Janet Zarish* (Oct. 18-22)

Queens Boulevard by Charles Mee, directed by Jesse Perez*† (Dec. 13-17)

Cabaret, directed by Deborah Lapidus† (Feb. 7-11)

Shakespeare Repertory Cycle (May 1-9)

Undergraduate opera
Undergraduate opera: 'La fedeltà premiata'

Vocal Arts

Juilliard Opera

Mozart’s La finta giardiniera conducted by Joseph Colaneri‡and directed by Mary Birnbaum† (Nov. 15, 17, 19)

A chamber version of Otto Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor) conducted by Teddy Poll and directed by John Giampietro† (Feb. 14, 16, 18)

Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie with Juilliard415 and Juilliard dancers, conducted by Stephen Stubbs and directed by Stephen Wadsworth† with choreography by Zack Winokur* (April 17, 19, 21)

Undergraduate Opera

Valls’s Canciones Sefarditas and Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace with*chamber orchestra conducted by Mark Shapiro† and directed by Ed Berkeley† (Oct. 30; Nov. 1, 3, 5)

Juilliard Songfest curated and performed by Brian Zeger*† (Feb. 1)

New York Festival of Song at Juilliard William Bolcom and John Corigliano: An 80th Birthday Tribute; pianists Steven Blier† and Michael Barrett, NYFOS artistic director and assistant artistic director (Jan. 11)

Vocal Arts Honors Recital (Mar. 22)

Vocal Arts Wednesdays at One (Dec. 13, April 25)

Liederabend collaborative piano and vocalist recitals (Oct. 18, Nov. 29, Dec. 11, Jan. 24, Feb. 21, April 4)


Juilliard Jazz Orchestra

The Music of Fletcher Henderson, Eddie Durham, and Bill Challis (Oct. 12)

Afro-Latin Jazz (Jan. 17)

Mary Lou Williams (Feb. 6)

Ted Nash and Victor Goines (Feb. 21)

Blue Note Records (April 3)

Juilliard Jazz Ensembles

The Music of Thelonious Monk (Oct. 6)

The Music of Horace Silver (Oct. 31)

The Music of Woody Shaw (Nov. 21)

The Music of Ray Baretto (Dec. 5)

The Music of Jackie McLean (Jan. 29)

What We Hear (Student Compositions) (Mar. 20)

The Music of Wynton Marsalis (April 17)

Dances Repertory
Dances Repertory: Nacho Duato's 'Por Vos Muero'


Choreographers and Composers a.k.a. ChoreoComp (Nov. 17-18)

New Dances: Edition 2017 world premieres created for Juilliard dancers by Bryan Arias, Roy Assaf, Gentian Doda, and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano (December 6-10)

Juilliard Dances Repertory Merce Cunningham’s Sounddance, Crystal Pite’s Grace Engine, and Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe (March 21-24)

Senior Dance Production (April 20-22)

Choreographic Honors (May 11-12)

Senior Showcase (May 14)

Juilliard415 (Historical Performance)

William Christie conducts The Genius of Monteverdi with Juilliard dancers choreographed by Peter Farrow and stage directed by Zack Winokur* (Oct. 5)

Nicholas McGegan conducts "Le monde galant," music by Campra, Rameau, Telemann, and Vivaldi (Oct. 25)

Music by Couperin, Charpentier, Marais, and Rebel with Richard Egarr (keyboards) (Nov. 9)

Sarah Cunningham (viola da gamba) and Richard Egarr§ (harpsichord) (Nov. 10)

Robert Mealy (violin/director), The Pleasure Garden: Music From Handel’s London (Dec. 8)

Master Class with conductor Harry Bicket (Dec. 14)

Master Class with violinist Shunske Sato (Jan. 25)

Rachel Podger, violin and leader, Telemann’s Musique de Table (Jan. 29)

Béatrice Martin curates François Couperin’s L’Art de toucher le clavecin (Feb. 8)

Handel in Rome Juilliard415 and Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier, artistic director; Elizabeth Blumenstock, concertmaster (Feb. 17)

Hippolyte et Aricie (see Vocal Arts; April 17, 19, 21)

New Music

AXIOM conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky*†

Works by Jacob Druckman*† (Oct. 30)

Works by Luciano Berio (Dec. 1)

Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee (Feb. 2)

New Juilliard Ensemble conducted by Joel Sachs†

Works by John Woolrich, Gerald Barry, Raminta Šerkšnytė, and Akira Nishimura (Oct. 3)

Works by Mauricio Kagel and Giya Kancheli (Nov. 7)

Works by Sunbin Kevin Kim, Kolbeinn Bjarnason, Alejandro Cardona, and Jonathan Dawe*† (April 29)

Focus! festival: China TodayA Festival of Chinese Composition (Jan. 19-26)

Joel Sachs† conducts the New Juilliard Ensemble (Jan. 19); chamber concerts; Chen Lin‡ conducts the Juilliard Orchestra (Jan. 26)

* = Alum
= Faculty or Former Faculty
= Juilliard Orchestra conducting debut
§ = Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series