Baryshnikov Arts Center - Music Programming

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) is the realization of a long-held vision by artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov to build an arts center in Manhattan that would serve as a gathering place for artists from all disciplines. BAC’s opening in 2005 heralded the launch of this mission, establishing a thriving creative laboratory and performance space for artists from around the world. BAC’s activities encompass a robust residency program augmented by a range of professional services, including commissions of new work, as well as the presentation of performances by artists at varying stages of their careers. In tandem with its commitment to supporting artists, BAC is dedicated to building audiences for the arts by presenting contemporary, innovative work at affordable ticket prices.

BAC’s Fall 2018 music presentations include BAC Salon: Szymanowski, Berio + Debussy featuring the Tesla Quartet and soprano Alexandra Smither (September 19); celebrated chamber group yMusic in the New York Premiere of a new album-length work by Bryce Dessner (October 15); Framing Time, an interdisciplinary collaboration featuring the music of Morton Feldman performed by pianist Pedja Muzijevic with dancer-choreographer Cesc Gelabert and set and lighting design by Burke Brown (November 1 and 2) co-presented by Baryshnikov Arts Center and Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival; and Quodlibet Ensemble in music spanning five centuries including a U.S. Premiere by Yevgeniy Sharlat (December 5). Performances take place either in BAC’s intimate John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio or Jerome Robbins Theater (450 West 37th Street, New York, NY).

Tickets are now available for all performances, at or 866-811-4111


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