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What to See at Juilliard This Spring

Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education, training gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world. Located at Lincoln Center, Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama (acting and playwriting), and music, including classical, jazz, and vocal arts. Currently over 800 artists from 44 states and 42 countries are enrolled at The Juilliard School, appearing in 700-plus performances in the school’s five theaters; at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and David Geffen Halls, and at Carnegie Hall; in addition to other venues around New York City, the country, and the world. Being accepted at Juilliard is a huge step in a performer's career, and a visitor to New York can experience the talent by paying a visit to one of the school's active theatres.

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Scoring tickets for events depends on the performance venue. The Juilliard Box Office is in the school lobby at 155 West 65th Street and open Monday-Friday from 11am-6pm. The phone is 212-769-7406. The performance calendar is at events.juilliard.edu. Student recitals are free. Some ticketed events are free, some not. Free tickets must be secured online. Full time non-Juilliard students and military with valid ID receive a 50% discount.

One of spring 2017's opera highlights is Leoš Janácek's Katya Kabanova performed April 21, 23 and 25 at 7:30pm at Juilliard, tickets $30. 

For music and dance, look into the Julliard Orchestra performing Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 for choreographer Robert Alston’s work, Sheer Bravado and Schumann’s Piano Quintet for Mark Morris’s work, V, performed March 24-25. The school's chamber orchestra plays April 28, 7:30pm at Alice Tully Hall. May 18 brings the Annual Commencement Concert with graduating instrumentalists (6pm).

Dance devotees can see the 2017 Senior Dance Production on April 21, at 8pm; April 22, at 2:30 and 8pm and April 23 at 2:30 and 8pm. Juilliard dancers showcase their original works in collaboration with school lighting and costume designers and composers. There is also a Senior Dance Showcase May 15 at 7:30pm with a program of solos and duets created by both alumni and commissioned choreographers.

Henry V

Juilliard's production of Henry V, Rebecca Guy, director

Two of Shakespeare's plays, Cymbeline and Henry V, will be offered by the Drama Group this spring. These highly-sought-after tickets go fast.

Julliard is a wonderful place to see young talent, many of whom go onto successful careers in the performing arts. For more information, visit juilliard.edu.

About the Author

Mari S. Gold is a freelance writer whose work has been published in The New York Times, American Profile, Go Nomad, www.newyorkarts.com, Stratton Magazine, Go World Travel, and other outlets. A lifelong New Yorker and avid traveler, she also writes on food, theater, and other cultural events. Her blog, But I Digress…can be found at www.marigoldonline.net.

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