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Upcoming Events

Welcome! View our event listings below; click on a heading to sort the list or to view our brochure. Tickets for all 2016-2017 events are now on sale!

Online ticket sales close 24 hours prior to each event. To check on availability of day-of-show tickets, call the box office at 914-251-6200.

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National Theatre Live
2016/2017 Center Season
National Theatre Live

April 30, 3pm & May 6, 8pm Experience the best of British theatre, recorded live and rebroadcast in spectacular digital HD on the big screen in our PepsiCo Theatre. The next screening will be Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, with Ruth Wilson in the title role. Click "more information" to view the complete spring schedule.




Campfire to Cabaret
2016/2017 Center Season
Campfire to Cabaret

March 30, April 27. In front of a live audience, Tony Award-winning actress Joanna Gleason will guide a select group of Purchase College students in an evening of song that is part master class, part improvised musical theatre. Watch as the students become part of each other’s stories and new narratives develop before our eyes. For the students, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience; for the audience, a rare opportunity to observe the creative process first-hand.




Jazz at the Center
2016/2017 Center Season
Jazz at the Center

April 29, 8pm Jazz at The Center concludes with a tribute to Sonny Rollins, featuring Ravi Coltrane.

Co-curated by Jon Faddis, Professor and Director of Jazz Performance in the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY, and one of the most innovative and inspiring jazz trumpeters of our time, Jazz at The Center events are one-of-a-kind happenings, festival-style programs that bring together the genre’s greats and rising stars.

Click "more information" for complete details about our jazz series events.




CMS of Lincoln Center
2016/2017 Center Season
CMS of Lincoln Center

May 6, 5pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Return to Mozart. This riveting listening experience mirrors life itself – the turbulence of Shostakovich and bracing ferocity of Bartók, culminating in the ideal peace that only Mozart can supply. Featuring: Gloria Chien, piano; Bella Hristova, violin; Danbi Um, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Dmitri Atapine, cello; and David Shifrin, clarinet.




Absolute Brightness
2016/2017 Center Season
Absolute Brightness

March 26, 3pm From the writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor comes The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening).




The Orchestra Now
2016/2017 Center Season
The Orchestra Now

April 1, 8pm Founded in 2015, The Orchestra Now is an innovative training orchestra and master’s degree program at Bard College. TON mines the wealth of underperformed repertoire, reimagines traditional concert formats, and strives to make the experience of the performers a part of the listeners’ experience. On April 1, they will perform under the baton of conductor James Bagwell.




Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
2016/2017 Center Season
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

April 2, 3pm HBE are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago who come from an extraordinary musical family; their father is jazz legend Phil Cohran. The band freely mix the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip hop, soul and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend.




Rosanne Cash
2016/2017 Center Season
Rosanne Cash

April 7, 8pm Join us in welcoming one of the country’s preeminent singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash, to The Center! Cash’s exciting show celebrates her highly-acclaimed and three time Grammy winning album, The River & the Thread, a collection of original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors.




David Sedaris
2016/2017 Center Season
David Sedaris

April 8, 8pm The Center is proud to present an evening with humorist and regular National Public Radio contributor David Sedaris. Tweaking the familiar until it warps, David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his life. His wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre are always sure to inspire insights, laughs, and nods of agreement.




Fei-Fei Dong
2016/2017 Center Season
Fei-Fei Dong

April 23, 3pm Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong is a winner of the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition and a top six finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She continues to build a reputation for her poetic interpretations, charming audiences with her “passion, piquancy and tenderness” and “winning stage presence.” (Dallas Morning News).




Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane
2016/2017 Center Season
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane

May 13, 8pm Now in its 34th year, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has performed worldwide and is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theatre world. The repertory is widely varied in its subject matter, visual imagery, and stylistic approach to movement, voice, and stagecraft.