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  • “Were You There?” | Claiming Your Space

    Excerpted from “Claiming Your Space: A Celebration of Black Music at Juilliard”. View the program here: https://www.juilliard.live/videos/claiming-your-space-2024

    Hosted earlier this year by distinguished visiting faculty member Denyce Graves, this concert commemorates the 90th anniversary of a ...

  • Denyce Graves Master Class | Vocal Arts

    Renowned American mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves leads a dynamic vocal master class featuring students from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and the Juilliard Collaborative Piano Department.

    Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    "Sì, mi chiamano Mimì" from La Bohème (1896)

    Francesco ...

  • Jörg Widmann Conducts His Violin Concerto No. 2 | Juilliard Orchestra

    Jörg Widmann (Advanced Certificate ’95, clarinet) leads the Juilliard Orchestra in the U.S. premiere of his Violin Concerto No. 2 with soloist Stella Chen (DMA ’21)

    Jörg Widmann
    Violin Concerto No. 2 (2018, U.S. premiere)
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    Jörg Widmann conducts the Juilli...

  • Claiming Your Space: A Celebration of Black Music at Juilliard

    Hosted earlier this year by distinguished visiting faculty member Denyce Graves, this concert commemorates the 90th anniversary of a concert—organized by Black Juilliard students and curated by renowned composer H.T. Burleigh—celebrating the work of Black artists and composers. "Claiming Your Spa...

  • Wynton Marsalis’ “The Ever Fonky Lowdown” | Juilliard Jazz Orchestra

    This American jazz oratorio composed and arranged by Wynton Marsalis (’81, trumpet) involves a big band, a Greek-style chorus of four jazz vocalists and a narrator, and a rich survey of American musical styles. This excerpt features Parts 1 and 2 of “The Ballad of Fannie Lou” with Damien Sneed co...

  • Ki moun ou ye (Who are you) | Nathalie Joachim

    Created by composer and Creative Associate Nathalie Joachim, this performance weaves together vocal samples, somber flute tones, and longing melodies that take listeners on a journey of discovery and defining of self. Made in collaboration with director and choreographer Chanel DaSilva, this inti...

  • “African Dance No. 2” | Claiming Your Space

    Excerpted from “Claiming Your Space: A Celebration of Black Music at Juilliard”. View the program here: https://www.juilliard.live/videos/claiming-your-space-2024

    Hosted earlier this year by distinguished visiting faculty member Denyce Graves, this concert commemorates the 90th anniversary of a ...

  • Telemann’s Concerto in A Major (Flute, Violin, & Cello) | Historical Performance

    Masaaki Suzuki leads Juilliard415, the school’s primary period-instrument ensemble, in a wonderful rendition of this light and refreshing concerto from one of the most prolific composers in history.

    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Concerto in A Major for Flute, Violin, and Cello, TWV 53:A2
    La...

  • Juilliard Celebration 2024: “Get Happy” | Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, Dance

    The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and Juilliard Dance Class of 2027 team up for a lively and inspiring performance of “Get Happy” as part of the 2024 Juilliard Celebration: A Benefit for Scholarship.

    With more than 90 percent of Juilliard students receiving financial assistance, scholarship donors e...

  • "MAP: A New World" at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine | Juilliard415, MAP

    Composed in honor of the 30th anniversary of Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program, MAP: A New World combines American, African, Caribbean, and European musical influences to celebrate global communities of young musicians. Francisco J. Núñez conducts his nine-movement work, creating a joyful vis...

  • Adolphus Hailstork’s “An American Port of Call” | Juilliard Orchestra

    “The concert overture, in sonata-allegro form captures the strident (and occasionally tender and even mysterious) energy of a busy American port city. The great port of Norfolk, Virginia, where I live, was the direct inspiration.”—Adolphus Hailstork

    Adolphus Hailstork wrote “An American Port of ...

  • George Crumb’s “Ancient Voices of Children” | Juilliard’s AXIOM

    Through a number of experimental sounds and instruments, including prayer stones, Japanese temple bells, a musical saw, a toy piano, whispers, and yelling, Juilliard’s contemporary music ensemble AXIOM, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, brings to life this virtuosic composition, subtitled “A Cycle o...

  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s “Avanti!” | Juilliard Orchestra

    The Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Euan Shields (MM ‘23), performs Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s “Avanti!” to open the 2023 Juilliard Celebration! program. Zwilich (DMA ’75, composition), the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in composition, composed “Avanti!” in celebration of the idea of...

  • Women of Color in Jazz | Juilliard Jazz Dave Brubeck Ensemble

    Enjoy two excerpts from an evening focused on the contributions of international women of color in jazz music.

    Toshiko Akiyoshi (b. 1929, in Liaoyang, Manchuria)
    “A Long Yellow Road”
    A pianist and composer who was the first Japanese student admitted to Berklee College of Music, Toshiko Akiyosh...

  • Handel’s “Teseo” | Historical Performance, Vocal Arts

    This performance, filmed in early 2021 with the pandemic creating endlessly changing barriers to live performance, features Juilliard’s vocal arts department in collaboration with our historical instrument ensemble in a beautiful and unique performance of Handel’s Greek tragedy. Gary Thor Wedow c...

  • Toward Handel's “Teseo” | Documentary

    This short documentary follows the teams from Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and the Historical Performance program as they navigate the challenges of a global pandemic to mount a unique production of Handel's opera "Teseo."

  • Rameau's "Suite from Naïs" (1749) | Juilliard415, Dance

    Juilliard415 joins forces with Juilliard dance students and a professional Baroque dance troupe for Moving Through Time: Baroque Dances Old and New. New choreography by Caroline Copeland and Aaron Loux (BA ’09, dance) pairs with Baroque masterpieces to create an engaging and lively program.

    Jea...

  • Spotlight on Composer Reena Esmail | The New Series

    This program turns the spotlight on one of today’s most sought-after composers, Juilliard alum Reena Esmail (BM ’05, composition), whose work bridges Hindustani musical traditions and American contemporary classical music. Featuring five of Esmail’s compositions, this concert is a rare opportunit...

  • Reena Esmail’s “RE|Member” | Juilliard Orchestra

    The Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by David Robertson, performs Reena Esmail’s “RE|Member.” Esmail originally planned this overture to be premiered at the beginning of the Seattle Symphony’s 2020-21 season, but the premiere was pushed back by a year due to the pandemic. Esmail saw this piece as a...

  • Barbara Hannigan Conducts “Representation of Chaos” | Juilliard Orchestra

    Barbara Hannigan conducts Haydn at his most experimental with this instrumental section that serves as a prelude to “The Creation,” his 1798 oratorio setting of texts derived from the biblical account of the beginning of the cosmos as well as excerpts from Milton’s “Paradise Lost.”

    Franz Joseph ...

  • A Fiddler’s Tale | The New Series

    This program, conducted by David Robertson, features a double bill of musical stories: “L’histoire du Soldat” (The Soldier’s Tale) by Igor Stravinsky and “A Fiddler’s Tale” by Wynton Marsalis (‘81, trumpet), director of Juilliard Jazz. In each work, the main characters struggle with the temptatio...

  • The Music of Hermeto Pascoal | Juilliard Jazz Orchestra

    Revel in the pure joy of these three excerpts from the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra’s evening of music from legendary composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal as conducted by Jovino Santos Neto.

    Excerpts in order of appearance:
    “Choro Árabe”
    “Bebê”
    “Jegue”

    Jovino Santos Ne...

  • Melinda Wagner’s “Little Moonhead” | Juilliard Chamber Orchestra

    The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra performs Melinda Wagner’s “Little Moonhead.” The title borrows a word from each of the piece’s three movements—“Little Prelude (with Rills),” “Moon Ache,” and “Fiddlehead.” The work originated as part of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s New Brandenburgs project.

    Me...

  • “Non sarà poco” from Handel’s Atalanta | Vocal Arts, Historical Performance

    “Atalanta” is a three-act pastoral opera by George Frideric Handel based on the eponymous mythological Greek athlete. This excerpt features the pre-intermission aria “Non sarà poco,” performed by Mary Beth Nelson as Meleagro.

    Gary Thor Wedow conducts Juilliard415 and students from Juilliard’s E...