The New York classical music scene is defined by the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St Lukes, and others.
Traditional classical music venues include David Geffen Hall, Carnegie Hall, 92nd Street Y, and Americas Society.
Experimental classical venues include Le Poisson Rouge, National Sawdust and Roulette Intermedium.
Like most human culture, classical music derives from religious ritual. It starts with the Gregorian chants of Christian monks in Rome, though scholarship suggests it may be a blend of Roman and Galician (Gaul, now France & Belgium) traditions. European music notation is Italian.
Our point of view is that all classical music is Latin because of its Italian origins. Classical music of the Americas is often inspired by Indigenous and African Diaspora traditions.
Latin Classical Music in New York
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French pianist Hélène Grimaud plays classical music by Chopin, Debussy, Satie, R. Schumann and Silvestrov on Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 8pm. From $36. 🇫🇷
Andrea Bocelli “A Family Christmas” brings Matteo and Virginia of the Bocelli family for a night of Pop Opera at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 8:30pm. From $110. 🇮🇹
German-Ecuadorian Steinway pianist Boris Cepeda RAICES: Piano Works from Europe & South America plays 19th century European music and contemporary classical music from Ecuador and Argentina (Albéniz, Guevara, Canelos, Liszt, Ravel, Ortiz, Cárdenas, and Piazzolla) in the Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 8pm. From $60. 🇦🇷 🇪🇨 🇫🇷 🇭🇳 🇲🇽 🇪🇸
Cellist Antonio Meneses and Classical guitarist Paul Galbraith play Brazilian and European chamber music at Americas Society in the Upper East Side, on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7pm. Free with RSVP. 🇧🇷
Haitian Baritone Jean Bernard Cerin and Haitian American soprano Melissa Joseph present “Lisette—A Song’s Journey From Haiti and Back,” the story of “Lisette quitté la plaine,” a popular Haitian song with both European and African influences, at Americas Society in the Upper East Side, on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 7pm. Free with RSVP. 🇭🇹
Brazilian pianist Aleyson Scopel and violinist Gabriela Queiroz play Prado, Beethoven, Villa-Lobos and Grieg in the Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 2pm. From $69. 🇧🇷
The Israel Philharmonic, conducted by Lahav Shani with violin soloist Gil Shaham, plays Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev on the Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7pm. From $39. 🇮🇱
Italian-born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro plays “A Concert for Justice and Peace” of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Chopin, Rossini and her own “Ithaka – The Journey of the Modern Ulysses” at the Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 8pm. From $39. 🇮🇹
Grammy-winning choir The Crossing, with Argentine French avant-garde cellist Maya Beiser, perform the multimedia New York Premiere of “Michael Gordon’s Travel Guide to Nicaragua.” Gordon is the founder of international music group Bang on the Can. This Carnegie Hall co-commission tells the story of his family’s journey from Poland to Nicaragua. It’s in Carnegie Hall Zankel Hall on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:30pm. From $. ✡️ 🇦🇷 🇫🇷 🇳🇮
The Mexico Now cultural festival presents mezzo-soprano Guadalupe Peraza’s “Mexamorphosis,” a concert celebrating Mexico’s musical diversity at Americas Society in the Upper East Side, on Monday, November 21, 2022 at 7pm. Free with RSVP. 🇲🇽
The São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, led by Marin Alsop, makes its Carnegie Hall debut with a program of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade,” and works by Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos on Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Friday, October 14, 2022. From $30. carnegiehall.org 🇧🇷
São Paulo Chamber Soloists makes its U.S. debut playing Latin American Classical Music at Americas Society in the Upper East Side, on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 7pm. Free with RSVP. 🇧🇷
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by renowned Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, plays the NY Premiere of Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz’ “Altar de cuerda” featuring Spanish violin soloist María Dueñas, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, in Midtown, Manhattan on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 8pm. From $42. carnegiehall.org 🇻🇪🇲🇽🇪🇸
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by renowned Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, plays the NY Premiere of Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz’ “Kauyumari,” the NY Premiere of Mexican composer Arturo Márquez‘ “Fandango for Violin and Orchestra” featuring violin superstar Anne Akiko Meyers, and Copland’s “Symphony No. 3” at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, in Midtown, Manhattan on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 8pm. From $42. carnegiehall.org 🇻🇪🇲🇽
Opera and musical theatre producer Beth Morrison Projects presents song cycles by three great African and Diaspora singers: Zimbabwean gwenyambira (musical storyteller & healer) Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa-Nzou Mambano, New York Rocker Yaz Lancaster, and classical electronic film score composer Tamar-kali whose roots are in the South Carolina coastal islands, to Harlem Stage in Manhattanville, West Harlem on Friday-Saturday, October 28-29, 2022 at 7:30pm. From $25. 🇿🇼🇺🇸
Mexican flutist Wilfrido Terrazas releases his latest album of experimental music, “The Torres Cycle,” at Americas Society in the Upper East Side on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7pm. Free with RSVP. 🇲🇽
Americas Society and Opera Hispánica present the U.S. premiere of Diego Sánchez Haase’s “Ñomongetá: a Guaraní Opera,” about the Spanish conquest of Paraguay, at the National Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan’s Financial District on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2pm. Free tickets at the door. (Guaraní are one of the main Indigenous communities in Paraguay). 🇪🇸🇵🇾
Remember Leonard Bernstein. The Classical Music legend and composer of “West Side Story” was born on August 25, 1918.
New York Philharmonic Very Young People’s Concerts: “Tutti! / Uwaragua Wama!” brings Classical and Garifuna Folk music together at Merkin Hall at the Kaufmann Music Center in Lincoln Square on Sat Apr 2 at 12:30 & 3pm $25. kaufmannmusiccenter.org 🇭🇳
Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz-Villegas, the successor to Segovia, plays Albeniz at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side, on Sat, Apr 2 at 8pm. From $20. 🇪🇸
Sarah Tuan plays Bach, Grieg and Schumann at Pregones/PRTT in Concourse, The Bronx, Sun, Mar 13 at 4pm. FREE 🇺🇸
Orchestra of St Luke’s presents “Earth Works: Music for our Planet” at the Brooklyn Public Library in Prospect Park on Sun, Mar 13 at 4pm. Free with registration. 🇵🇪
Angélica Negrón & Bronx Arts Ensemble play works for string quartet, accordion, toys, electronics and piano at Pregones/PRTT in Concourse, The Bronx, Sat, Mar 12 at 8pm. $15. 🇵🇷
Orchestra of St Luke’s presents “Earth Works: Music for our Planet” at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden in Staten Island on Sat, Mar 12 at 2pm. Free with registration. 🇵🇪
Orchestra of St Luke’s presents “Earth Works: Music for our Planet” at Americas Society in the Upper East Side on Fri, Mar 11 at 7pm. Free with registration. 🇵🇪
Orchestra of St Luke’s presents “Earth Works: Music for our Planet” at Hostos Center in Mott Haven, The Bronx on Thu, Mar 10 at 7pm. Free with registration. 🇵🇪
Orchestra of St Luke’s presents “Earth Works: Music for our Planet” at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens on Sun, Mar 6 at 2pm. Free with registration. 🇵🇪
Nelson Ojeda plays Classical piano at Pregones PRTT in Concourse, The Bronx on Sun, Mar 6 at 4pm. $15.
Andrea Bocelli brings his Believe World Tour to Madison Square Garden, Wed-Thu, Dec 15-16 at 7:30pm. From $86 🇮🇹
Cuban Chinese cellist Sophia Bacelar plays a Ruiz Memorial Recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on Wed, Dec 8 at 7:30pm. 🇨🇺
The Assad Brothers, the legendary Brazilian-born Classical guitar duo, play the 92nd Street Y on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8pm. There is a pre-concert talk with Benjamin Verdery, Art of the Guitar artistic director and chair of the Guitar Department of the Yale School of Music at 7pm.