New York City offers a trove of art, music, and drama. Our cultural outings help students understand exhibits and performances in light of the history and ideas that inspired them.
Ian Bostridge and Brad Mehldau perform Schubert’s Dichterliebe at the Carnegie Hall.
Featuring John Trumbull’s double vistas of Niagara Falls and sections of Richard Haas’ trompe l’oeil panorama of Manhattan.
A revival of the 2011 Met production of Don Giovanni, Mozart’s tragicomic portrayal of the notorious seducer Don Juan. Dinner and discussion on the relationship between drama and morality.
On tour through the U.S. to celebrate the retirement of their longtime Director of Music, the inimitable choir of men and boys perform a program of early choral music.
The Grammy-nominated string quartet offers an evening filled with Brahms and Schubert, and over dinner we will discuss the intricacies of chamber music.
Renowned pianist Sir András Schiff interprets works of Robert Schumman and Leoš Janáček. The performance at Carnegie Hall will be preceded by dinner and conversation.
Hear the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform a selection passionate pieces at Carnegie Hall, preceded by dinner and conversation.
Verdi’s last opera, and one of his rare comedies, is back at The Metropolitan Opera and the performance will be preceded by dinner and discussion.
Explore the world of Middle-Earth at The Morgan Library through a collection of drawings, photos, sketches, and manuscripts which detail the process of creating Tolkien’s fantastic universe.
Performance of La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera preceded by dinner and discussion on the changing role of family in society.
Come see the Met’s joint exhibit with the Louvre of the great French romantic Eugene Delacroix, followed by dinner and conversation.
Listen to the reconstructed Old English performance of the medieval epic Beowulf followed by dinner and a discussion on the effects of oral tradition.
Start off the fall semester with a pleasant picnic at Fort Tryon Park followed by a visit to The Cloisters’ captivating arrangement of medieval architecture and gardens.
Visit to contemporary art gallery in Chelsea followed by conversation on the social nature and impact of architecture.
Verdi's Luisa Miller at the Metropolitan Opera, preceded by dinner and conversation on the history of Opera
A performance of Schubert and Prokofiev in Carnegie Hall, with the option of attending the orchestra’s dress rehearsal.
A discussion of grief and sorrow over dinner, followed by a performance of the Tallis Lamentations by the New York Polyphony.
A discussion on the moral authority of nature followed by the the performance of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall.
Discussion of Renaissance polyphony over dinner followed by the Tallis Scholars’ performance in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin.
Verdi's Requiem at The Metropolitan Opera preceded by dinner at Verdi Square and a discussion on the relationship between secular composers and religious music.
Tour of "Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer," at The Metropolitan Museum of Art followed by dinner and discussion of the exhibit.
Performance at The Metropolitan Opera followed by dinner and discussion of the controversial finale.