Season Preview: 2023-24

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023
Juilliard Journal
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We’re so happy to be unveiling highlights of the 2023–24 Juilliard performance season.

Throughout this academic year, more than 700 performances will take place, from student recitals to multidepartment extravaganzas. You’ll find some of the highlights in the next few pages and in issues of the Journal throughout the year.

All these performances take place at Juilliard unless otherwise noted. Please see for box office, livestream, and other up-to-date performance details. And for early ticket access and other benefits, check out

Jörg Widmann
conducts Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave”; Widmann’s Violin Concerto No. 2 (U.S. premiere, with Stella Chen) and Con brio; Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” (Sept. 26)
Also livestreamed

Wind Orchestra William Short conducts Beethoven’s Octet and Eleanor Alberga’s Nightscape (Oct. 1)
Also livestreamed

Ken-David Masur conducts Takemitsu’s Star-Isle; Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 (Oct. 23)
Also livestreamed

Jeffrey Milarsky conducts Saariaho’s Lumière et Pesanteur, Bloch’s Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody, and Brahms’ Third Symphony (Nov. 6)
Also livestreamed

Thomas Wilkins conducts Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Schumann’s Konzertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra in F Major, and Price’s Symphony No. 3 in C Minor (Nov. 20)
Also livestreamed

Two x Four, Koh & Laredo Violinists Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo join members of the Juilliard Orchestra for Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043; also on the program are Philip Glass’ Echorus; David Serkin Ludwig’s Seasons Lost; Anna Clyne’s Prince of Clouds; and Mozart’s Sinfonia and Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364
(Dec. 1 at the Kennedy Center)

Wind Orchestra Kim Laskowksi conducts Pierné’s Prelude and Fughetta, Gounod’s Petite Symphonie, and Enescu’s Dixtuor (Dec. 10)
Also livestreamed

Donald Runnicles conducts Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 (Dec. 11)
Also livestreamed

Wind Orchestra conducted by Elaine Douvas and Raymond Mase performs Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major (arr. for winds N. Charron) and Schuller’s Symphony for Brass and Percussion (Jan. 24)

Tito Muñoz conducts Revueltas’ Sensemayá, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, and Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947) (Jan. 27)

JoAnn Falletta conducts Roberto Sierra’s Fandangos, Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor (transcribed for viola by L. Tertis); Mennin’s Concertato for Orchestra, “Moby Dick;” and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (Feb. 12)
Also livestreamed

Jeffrey Milarsky conducts premieres by student composers (Feb. 26)
Also livestreamed

Juilliard Chamber Orchestra with lead coach Eric Bartlett performs Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482; Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes (Feb. 29)
Also livestreamed

David Robertson conducts Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps (Of a Spring Morning); Boulez’s Notations I, VII, IV, III, and II (for solo piano and for orchestra); Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major and Frontispice (orch. Boulez); and Debussy’s La mer (Apr. 2 at Carnegie Hall)

John Adams conducts (Apr. 29 at David Geffen Hall)

Marin Alsop conducts the premiere of a Juilliard commission by Hilary Purrington, R. Strauss’ Don Juan, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra (May 23)

Gina Bachauer Piano Competition Winners Recital
featuring Jack Gao and Ryan Zhu (Sept. 20)

AXIOM Jeffrey Milarsky conducts Hans Ambrahamsen’s Two Inger Christensen Songs, Amy Beth Kirsten’s misfit toy, and Messiaen’s Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (Oct. 5)
Also livestreamed

Center for Innovation in the Arts: Future Stages (Oct. 18 and 25)

Organ Department Concerts (Oct. 26 at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church; Apr. 25 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine)

String Quartet Mozart-a-thon (Oct. 30–Nov. 3)
Also livestreamed

Center for Innovation in the Arts: Festival of Music for Film and Time-Based Media (Nov. 12)

Mixed Ensembles with Carol Wincenc, coach (Nov. 16, Apr. 21)
Also livestreamed

Chamber Music Sundays (Nov. 19; Dec. 3, 10, 17; Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12)

Honors Chamber Music (Nov. 21, May 3)
Also livestreamed

AXIOM Jeffrey Milarsky conducts Talma’s Full Circle, Birtwistle’s Tragoedia, Knussen’s RequiemSongs for Sue, and a premiere by Alexandros Darna (Dec. 4)
Also livestreamed

Leo B. Ruiz Memorial Recital
Aaron Wolff, cello, with Sophiko Simsive, piano (Dec. 5 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall)

American Brass Quintet Seminar Recital (Dec. 6, Apr. 23)

Percussion Ensemble directed by Daniel Druckman (Dec. 12, Mar. 27)
Also livestreamed

ChamberFest (Jan. 16–18)
Also livestreamed

String Quartet Haydn-a-thon (Jan. 22, 25, 26)
Also livestreamed

Jeffrey Milarsky conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in premieres by student composers (Feb. 26)
Also livestreamed

Center for Innovation in the Arts: The Art of the Score (Mar. 10)

Center for Innovation in the Arts: InterArts (Mar. 29)

Gerschen Cohen Violin Recital with Max Tan (Apr. 3 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall)

AXIOM Jeffrey Milarsky conducts Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Hrím, Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa, and Ligeti’s Violin Concerto (Apr. 8)
Also livestreamed

String Quartet Beethoven-a-thon (Apr. 18 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center)

Saidenberg Faculty Recitals
Carol Wincenc, flute, and friends play works by Higdon, Rochberg, Heggie, Tan, and Matsui (Oct. 2)

Rachel Podger, baroque violin; Sandra Miller, traverso; Dominic Teresi, baroque bassoon; and Béatrice Martin, harpsichord; play works by Telemann and friends (Nov. 8)
Also livestreamed

American Brass Quintet (Nov. 19)
Also livestreamed

Juilliard String Quartet (Dec. 6, Apr. 4)
Also livestreamed

Catherine Cho, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Natasha Brofsky, cello; Robert McDonald, piano (Jan. 21)
Also livestreamed

Laurie Smukler, violin; and Robert McDonald, piano; play violin sonatas by Mozart, Weinberg, and Strauss (Feb. 8)
Also livestreamed

Graduate String Quartet in Residence Recital by the Ivalas Quartet, whose members are Lisa Arnhold fellows (May 21 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall)

Sonatenabend (Oct. 4 and 11; Nov. 1Jan. 31; Feb. 21; Mar. 27; Apr. 3)
All livestreamed

Liederabend (Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Dec. 12, Feb. 28, Apr. 10)
All livestreamed

Wednesdays at One
Vocal Arts (Nov. 1, Apr. 3)
Lab Orchestra (Nov. 8, Apr. 10)
Music for Piano (Nov. 15, Feb. 21)
Chamber Music (Dec. 6, Mar. 20, Apr. 17)
ChamberFest (Jan. 17)
Wind Orchestra (Jan. 24)
Music for Brass (Feb. 14)
Percussion Ensemble (Mar. 27)
Pre-College Orchestra (Apr. 24)
All livestreamed

Vox Celli featuring Arvo Pärt’s Fratres; Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5; Eastman’s Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc and The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc; and Gity Razaz’s The Strange Highway for cello octet in collaboration with Vocal Arts and the Center of Innovation in the Arts and with coaching by Creative Associate Joshua Roman (Oct. 3)
Also livestreamed

Composer Portrait: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (Dec. 7)
Also livestreamed

Alvin Singleton’s Argoru I–IX for solo instruments with dancers, directed by Creative Associate Caili Quan in collaboration with Dance (Feb. 3 at Chelsea Factory)

The Mad King Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King, Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon, and Saariaho’s From the Grammar of Dreams in collaboration with Vocal Arts and the Center of Innovation in the Arts as part of Carnegie Hall’s Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice festival (Mar. 25)

Juilliard Pride Songbook in collaboration with Vocal Arts and collaborative pianists (May 9)
Also livestreamed

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra
The Big Train: Jazz in Motion (Sept. 23)
Also livestreamed

Afro-Cuban Music: The Music of Chico O’Farrill (Oct. 13)
Also livestreamed

Jazz and Strings: Songs of Love and Loss (Jan. 26)
Also livestreamed

The WDR Big Band Cologne (Feb. 17)
Also livestreamed

The Genius of Thelonious Monk (Apr. 13)

Suites by Duke Ellington: The Liberian Suite, the Degas Suite, and Night Creature (May 9–12 at Dizzy’s Club)

Juilliard Jazz Ensembles
What We Heard: Our Alumni Compositions (Oct. 3)
Also livestreamed

The Bebop Era: Bird and Dizzy (Oct. 22)
Also livestreamed

Mary Lou Williams: The Secular and the Sacred (Oct. 23 at Dizzy’s Club)

Jazz and Blues to Rhythm and Blues (Nov. 12 at the Blue Note)

Duke, Mingus, and Monk: Small Groups (Nov. 14)
Also livestreamed

American Roots Music (Dec. 3)
Also livestreamed

The Grammar of Sound: Ornette Coleman (Dec. 11 at Dizzy’s Club)

What We Hear: Student Compositions (Jan. 30)
Also livestreamed

The Spanish Tinge: From Africa to Cuba to NYC (Feb. 19 at Dizzy’s Club)

21st-Century Harlem Rent Party: Stride Piano (Feb. 20)
Also livestreamed

Ancient to the Future: Art Ensemble of Chicago (Mar. 26)
Also livestreamed

Roaring '20s: The Music of Hazel Scott and Ginger Smock (Apr. 9)
Also livestreamed

Robert Mealy
(violin and director) with Juilliard415 and Juilliard singers
in Dreams and Monsters: The Theatrical Imagination of Jean-Philippe Rameau as part of the Music Before 1800 series (Oct. 1 at Corpus Christi Church)

Masaaki Suzuki conducts Juilliard415 and Yale Schola Cantorum in Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (Oct. 20 at Alice Tully Hall; Oct. 21 at Woolsey Hall, New Haven)
Also livestreamed

Chamber Music (Oct. 30-31; Dec. 13–14)

Francesco Corti (harpsichord and director) with Juilliard415 in works by Muffat, Lully, Biber, and Corelli (Nov. 17)
Also livestreamed

Kristian Bezuidenhout (director and fortepiano) with Juilliard415 in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491, Symphony No. 27 in G Major, K. 199/161b, and music of Kraus and J.C. Bach (Feb. 9)
Also livestreamed

Baroque Chamber Music (Feb. 28–29)
Also livestreamed

Leila Schayegh (violin and director) with Juilliard415 in works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Heinichen, and Telemann (Apr. 11)
Also livestreamed

David Hill conducts Juilliard415 and Yale Schola Cantorum in Bach’s Mass in B Minor (Apr. 27 at Woolsey Hall, New Haven)

Master Class With Susan Graham
 (Oct. 13)
Also livestreamed

Juilliard Opera: John Musto and Mark Campbell’s Later the Same Evening directed by Alison Moritz; Joseph Colaneri conducts the singers and the Juilliard Orchestra (Nov. 12, 15, 17)
Also livestreamed

Second-Year Songbook (Nov. 30)
Also livestreamed

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) at Juilliard coached, curated, and performed by Steven Blier (Jan. 18)
Also livestreamed

Juilliard Opera: Cavalli’s Erismena directed by Lisenka Heijboer Castañón; Avi Stein conducts the singers and Juilliard415 (Feb. 21, 23, 25; by invitation only)
Also livestreamed

Vocal Arts Honors Recital (Mar. 20 at Merkin Concert Hall)
Also livestreamed

Third-Year Recitals (Mar. 25–27)

Juilliard Songfest (Mar. 28)
Also livestreamed

First-Year Songbook (Apr. 3)
Also livestreamed

Master Class With Lawrence Brownlee and the Ellen and James S. Marcus Vocal Arts Studio (Apr. 4; by invitation only)
Also livestreamed

Juilliard Opera: Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito directed by Stephen Wadsworth; Nimrod Pfeffer conducts the singers and the Juilliard Orchestra (Apr. 24, 26, 28)
Also livestreamed

Choreographers and Composers
aka ChoreoComp (Nov. 17-18)
Also livestreamed

New Dances: Edition 2023 world premieres created for dance students by Lauren Lovette (first-years), Hope Boykin (second-years), Creative Associate Raja Feather Kelly (third-years), and Omar Román de Jesús (fourth-years) (Dec. 6-10)

Spring Dances Studies on a Farewell by Kyle Abraham, Fugue in Crimson by Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, and Map by Shen Wei with music by Steve Reich (Mar. 27–30)

Senior Production (Apr. 26–28)

Choreographic Honors (May 17 and 18)

Senior Graduation Concert (May 20)

Third-Year Plays

Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed by Drew Wildman Foster (Sept. 30; Oct. 1, 3–4)

Shakespeare’s King Lear directed by Luke Harlan (Oct. 20–22)

Third-Year Spring Play 1 (Apr. 24–27)

Third-Year Spring Play 2 (May 10–12)

Fourth-Year Plays
Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar (Nov. 17–20)

Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Janet Zarish (Dec. 14–17)

Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle directed by Orlando Pabotoy (Feb. 22–25)

The Arts and Society Series
A Centenary Celebration of Maria Callas
with Stephen Wadsworth and co-presented with the Consulate General of Greece in New York
(Sept. 21)

Juilliard @ Chelsea Factory (Jan. 30–Feb. 3)

The Arts and Society Series
Claiming Your Space: A Celebration of Black Music at Juilliard, with Denyce Graves and Fredara Mareva Hadley (Feb. 27)

Pre-College Orchestra
Earl Lee conducts a Juilliard-commissioned world premiere by Paul Chihara plus works by Bacewicz and Mussorgsky (Nov. 18)
Also livestreamed

MAP Chamber Music (Dec. 2, Apr. 13)
Also livestreamed

Pre-College Chamber Music (Dec. 2, 9; Mar. 2; May 4, 11, 18)

MAP Chorus directed by Adrian Rodriguez (Dec. 9, Apr. 27)

Pre-College Percussion Ensemble (Dec. 9, Apr. 20)
Also livestreamed

Christmas on Fifth Avenue: MAP String Ensemble With St. Thomas Choristers (Dec. 14 at St. Thomas Church)

MAP Wind and String Ensembles and MAP Orchestra conducted by Catherine Birke and Terry Szor (Dec. 16)
Also livestreamed

Pre-College Symphony Adam Glaser with assistant conductor Tengku Irfan conducts works by Smetana, Jack Damon, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Beach (Dec. 16)
Also livestreamed

Pre-College String Orchestra
Nico Olarte-Hayes conducts works by Mozart, Fine, Britten, Guido López Gavilán, Golijov, and Romero (Dec. 16)
Also livestreamed

Pre-College Youth Chorus led by Adrian Rodriguez (Jan. 20) and Esther Liu Harris (May 18)
Also livestreamed

Pre-College Orchestra Adam Glaser with assistant conductor Alan Truong conducts works by Weber, Rachmaninoff, and Dawson (Feb. 24)
Also livestreamed

Pre-College Symphony Adam Glaser conducts works by Smyth, Still, Mozart, and Sibelius (Mar. 2)
Also livestreamed

MAP Chamber Music (Apr. 13)

Composing Inclusion featuring the Pre-College Orchestra premiering works by Nicolás Lell Benavides and Andrés Soto commissioned by Juilliard, the New York Philharmonic, and the American Composers Forum (New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concert on Apr. 20 at David Geffen Hall)

Pre-College Faculty Recital featuring world premieres of works by Kevin Day, Tim Higgins, Kevin Newton, Kara Talve, Jordyn Davis, and Karen Tanaka (Apr. 20)
Also Livestreamed

MAP Composers Showcase (Apr. 20)
Also livestreamed

Pre-College Opera Scenes (Apr. 27)
Also livestreamed

Pre-College String Orchestra Nico Olarte-Hayes conducts works by Mélanie “Mel” Bonis, Fauré, Haydn, and Beethoven (May 4)
Also livestreamed

Pre-College Symphony Kalena Bovell conducts works by Stella Sung and Dvorák as well as a Juilliard-commissioned premiere by Mary Watkins (May 4)
Also livestreamed

MAP Wind and String Ensembles and MAP Orchestra perform a Juilliard-commissioned world premiere by composer in residence Marcus Norris (May 4 at Alice Tully Hall)
Also livestreamed

Pre-College High School Chorus led by Patrick Romano (May 11)

Pre-College Orchestra Adam Glaser conducts Juilliard-commissioned premieres by Nicolás Lell Benavides, Saint-Saëns, Andrés Soto, and Elgar (May 25)
Also livestreamed

Juilliard Extension Showcases
featuring Extension students from piano, voice, drama, guitar, and composition classes and repertoire from various styles and genres (Dec. 10, May 12)

Juilliard Celebration (Feb. 5)

Commencement (May 24)