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A Fantastic 2022-23 Season Begins this Fall in Lincoln Square

Aug 24, 2022
A Fantastic 2022-23 Season Begins this Fall in Lincoln Square

The fall is almost here, which means the fantastic 2022-23 season at many of our favorite Lincoln Square cultural institutions will begin very soon! You're sure to find something for everyone to enjoy this year, whether you're a music maven or a dance devotee. We are the City's premier destination for performing arts, and there is no shortage of performances in Lincoln Square.

Kaufman Music Center will showcase the future of music during its 2022-23 season at Merkin Hall, in classrooms, and throughout the community. Kaufman Music Center's Artists-in-Residence for the season include visionary pianist and composer Aaron Diehl, the Grammy-winning Harlem Quartet, and the acclaimed British vocal ensemble VOCES8. Tickets are already on sale. Learn more about the Kaufman Music Center’s performances here.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2022-23 season will illuminate, actualize, and reaffirm the notion of jazz as a global language and the music’s power to bridge divides and coalesce distinct communities. This will be the first full season since 2019 inside 10 Columbus Circle. These 22 concerts will celebrate jazz from around the world, including from Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America. The House of Swing will feature forward-thinking musicians, virtuosic practitioners, and ingenious conceptualists who will explore jazz as a medium for cultural exchange. The season begins September 30 and ends June 10. To view the line-up, click here

The Metropolitan Opera 2022-23 season will feature seven new productions, the most in ten seasons. The company premiere of Cherubini’s Medea will kick off the season on September 27 at 6:00 PM. The other new productions include the world-premiere staging of The Hours, the company premiere of Champion, as well as Fedora, Lohengrin, Don Giovanni, and Die Zauberflöte. See the full list of operas from the 2022-23 season here. And if you can't wait for September, the Met Opera's Summer HD Festival will run from August 26 through September 5. For the full line up, click here.

New York City Ballet will begin its 2022-23 season on September 20. The season kicks off with a trio of classic Balanchine works that display the variety of his invention and musicality: Divertimento No. 15, Scotch Symphony, and La Sonnambula. The season ends on May 28 with Swan Lake and Pictures at an Exhibition. View the full season calendar here.

The New York Philharmonic 2022–23 season celebrates the human spirit, paths to liberation, and the protection of the earth we share. This will be the inaugural season for the new David Geffen Hall. The season officially begins on October 12 with the World Premiere of Marcos Balter’s Oyá, conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden in a series called the NY Phil Returns Home. However, the anticipated reopening of David Geffen Hall first kicks off with a pair of concerts featuring Etienne Charles’s new work, San Juan Hill: A New York Story, on October 8 and 9. The concerts highlighting the history of the San Juan Hill neighborhood are co-presented by Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic and commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The tickets for these two performances will go on sale to the general public on September 1 and will be available on a Choose-What-You-Pay basis, starting at $5 per ticket. For a full list of performances at David Geffen Hall, please click here.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will feature a wide range of repertoire performed by its international, intergenerational roster of world-renowned artists during its 2022-23 season. The main season will begin on October 16 and run through May 7, with performances in Alice Tully Hall, the Rose Studio, and the Kaplan Penthouse. Among the season’s other offerings are a variety of lectures, concerts for young listeners, and master classes. One of the highlights for this season at CMS will be the Winter Festival, “The Magic of Schubert.” Click here to explore the CMS season.

The Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, a neighborhood staple, will begin its 2022-23 season on September 12 and end on May 15. Under the direction of artistic director Michael Volpert, the Jupiter Symphony has created interesting and varied programs that are sure to thrill and uplift audiences, enhanced by the ideal acoustics of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, its concert venue. The season will consist of 20 programs on Mondays at 2 PM & 7:30 PM, with tickets at $10, $17, or $25. Reservations are required. View the calendar and ticket order form here.  

Juilliard’s 2022-23 season will include more than 700 live music, dance, and drama performances at venues throughout the City. Many of the events are free, and all are under $40. Tickets go on sale for the general public on August 30. View Juilliard's performance calendar here.  

If you need to fulfill your film fix, the 60th New York Film Festival presented by Film at Lincoln Center will run from September 30  through October 16. NYFF60 will take place at Film at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, and Alice Tully Hall. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the festival, there will also be screenings across all five boroughs of NYC. General Public tickets will go on sale on September 19. You can view the full lineup here.

The 2022-23 season will not disappoint. Make sure you purchase tickets for this great slate of performances in Lincoln Square before they sell out! Many venues require masks and proof of vaccination. Additionally, all information is subject to change. Therefore we recommend you check with each institution for COVID requirements and event updates.  

Photo Caption: New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s Divertimento No. 15.

Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik