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New 2018-2019 Seasons for September

Sep 5, 2018
New 2018-2019 Seasons for September
It's September, which means cultural centers and performing arts institutions in Lincoln Square will raise curtains on a new season. From ballet to opera to string ensembles, there is so much to enjoy in the neighborhood. 
Located inside of 10 Columbus Circle, Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2018-19 concert season will celebrate jazz as a diverse and inclusive art form. From classic tributes to unique crossovers with a radio-style musical drama, Jazz at Lincoln Center truly showcases creativity in the jazz community. The season begins on Thursday, September 13 with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Ochestra's collaborative performance, Spaces. The rest of the season invites audiences of all artistic preferences to connect with jazz, so click here for this season's calendar.
The Metropolitan Opera begins its 2018-19 season on Monday, September 24 with Samson et Dalila, a sensual French opera reuniting mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna, the star duo of Carmen. Other operas from the season include the timeless classic, La Bohème, and newly commissioned opera, Marnie, based on the novel by Winston Graham that was adapted as a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Click here for a full list of operas from the 2018-19 season.

With evocative narratives, abundant Balanchine and Robbins favorites, and contemporary choreography, the 2018-19 season at New York City Ballet offers excitement. Jewels starts the season this fall on Tuesday, September 18, followed by other great performances including The NutcrackerThe Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and other collaborative productions from the repertory in between. Click here for more season information.
The New York Philharmonic is heading into fall with the mantra: New Season, New Era. On Thursday, September 20 the 2018-19 season officially begins with the Opening Gala Concert, welcoming Jaap van Zweden in his inaugural concert as Music Director. For the rest of the season's calendar, Jaap van Zweden has woven together classical masterpieces and new works, including new series like Nightcap and Sound On and returning favorites like the Films in Concerts seriesClick here to view season highlights. 
Merkin Concert Hall, at Kaufman Music Center at 129 West 67th Street, offers a diverse and entertaining 2018-19 season. Beginning on Saturday, October 6 with the Ureuk Symphony Season Opening Concert, the season includes the return of a long-time favorite of theater insiders, the Broadway Close Up series, which kicks off on Monday, October 8, the Tuesday Matinees series, the second year of TimesTalk, a live conversation and performance series, and more! Click here for a look at the monthly calendar of events. 
Chamber Music Society's 2018-19 season, which began this past summer with the Summer Evenings series, picks back up in October with Inside Chamber Music performances. There are many performances and lectures scheduled for the fall, winter, and spring. Highlights for the season include: Russian PanoramaDeath and the Maiden, uniting Schubert at his greatest with Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky; the annual Baroque Festival; and so much more! Click here to purchase tickets. 
Don't miss your chance to enjoy amazing performances in Lincoln Square! Grab your spots before the seasons sell out, and be sure to look into membership deals to maximize entertainment, culture, and savings. Or, head to our website's Neighborhood Guide for more local cultural institutions.
Photo credit: New York City Ballet