Performance Calendar

Projects and Events

The Juilliard Orchestra and soloists from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts conducted by Creative Associate Barbara Hannigan: Concert performance of Haydn's Symphony No. 90 in C Major, Hob. I:90 and Stravinsky's Pulcinella with the Juilliard Orchestra and soloists from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts led by Hannigan

Fall Concert With Juilliard Orchestra and Vocal Arts: The 2021-22  performance season opened with Hannigan conducting the Juilliard Orchestra performing  Haydn’s Symphony No. 90 in C Major, Hob. I:90, and, with three classical singers, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella

Devising to John Cage: A collaboration with Creative Associate Caili Quan and 13 vocal arts, dance, percussion, and collaborative piano students to explore several works by Cage and create short, movement-based vignettes inspired by five of his compositions

Class Visits on Breath, Career Entrepreneurship, and Composing for Voice: A series of workshops across divisions that focused on skills such as breathing exercises, exploring entrepreneurship through the lens of her own career, and composing for voice

Symposium on Peak Performance: Discussion centered on performance anxiety and tools to combat it that was open to all Juilliard students

Inside Look Event: Hannigan participated in a conversation on her expansive career and special relationship with Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child at an event for Juilliard Members and donors

Spring Concert With Juilliard Orchestra and Vocal Arts: Hannigan conducted  Hadyn’s Symphony No. 26 in D Minor, Hob. 1:26; Haydn’s “Lamentatione” and “Representation of Chaos” from The Creation; Busoni’s Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42, K. 25; and, with classical singers, Debussy’s La damoiselle élue and Vivier’s Lonely Child

Royal Academy of Music Recording Project: Six Juilliard students visited the Royal Academy of Music in London to rehearse, perform, and record an all-Stravinsky program led by Hannigan



Embodying music with an unparalleled dramatic sensibility, soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is an artist at the forefront of creation. Her artistic colleagues include Simon Rattle, Sasha Waltz, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Jurowski, John Zorn, Andreas Kriegenburg, Andris Nelsons, Rina Schenfeld, Esa Pekka Salonen, Christoph Marthaler, Antonio Pappano, Katie Mitchell, Kirill Petrenko, and Krszysztof Warlikowski. The late conductor and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw has been an extraordinary influence and inspiration on her development as a musician. 

Barbara's profound commitment to the music of our time has led to 85 world première performances, and extensive collaborations with composers including Boulez, Zorn, Dutilleux, Ligeti, Benjamin and Abrahamsen.

Hannigan’s album as both singer and conductor, Crazy Girl Crazy (2017), won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal album. Other recent albums include Vienna: fin de siècle, and Satie’s Socrate, both with pianist Reinbert de Leeuw. In spring 2020 she released La Passione with works of Nono, Haydn and Grisey. Three new cd recordings for the Alpha Classics label await release.