Classical Music, Broadway Tunes, Holiday Cheer, and More at the Frederick Loewe Theatre

Students from NYU Steinhardt's orchestra, NYUO¹, performing at the Frederick Loewe Theatre.
Students from NYU Steinhardt performing at the Frederick Loewe Theatre.

NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts presents a series of concerts this December, including performances of iconic Broadway overtures, jazz, and holiday music.

NYUO¹ (formerly NYU Symphony), one of two premier orchestra ensembles at New York University, will perform for the first time a program of overtures from celebrated Broadway musicals including selections from Anything Goes and In the Heights. The concert will feature vocalists from the music theatre program.

All concerts take place in the Frederick Loewe Theatre, located at 35 West 4th Street (between Washington Square East and Greene Street), unless otherwise specified. Admission for free events is on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for other events can be purchased through the NYU Box Office online at, by phone at 212-998-4941, or in person at 566 LaGuardia Place.

NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble
Monday, December 4 at 7:30 pm
Electronic works by competition winners from the Chreubini Conservatory in Florence with Alfonso Belfiore, director of MNT
Esther Lamneck, Artistic Director
Sergio Kafejian Composer
Douglas Dunn, Choreography
Admission: Free

University Concert Band
Friday, December 8 at 8 pm
Michael L. Breaux, Director
Admission: $10 general, $5 student and seniors

Winter Choral Concert
Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 pm
NYU Chorale, Women’s Choir, University Singers, NYU Men’s Glee Club, Modern Madrigals, and Jazz Choir
Paul Speiser, Chantel Wright, Stanley Figaro, John Atorino, Nancy Shankman, Ira Shankman, Directors
Admission: $10 general, $5 student and seniors

NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble
Sunday, December 10 at 8 pm
With Special Guests: John Miller and Joe Passaro, Actors
Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor
Program in Instrumental Performance
Featuring: Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du soldat and Wynton Marsalis’ A Fiddler’s Tale
Admission: Free

NYU Percussion Ensemble
Monday, December 11 at 7:30 pm
Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor
Program in Percussion Studies
In collaboration with the Program in String Studies
Stephanie Baer, Director
Featuring Michael Daugherty’s Lex, Tan Dun’s Elegy: Snow in June, Augusta Read Thomas’ Selene (Moon Chariot Rituals), and George Crumb’s masterpiece Winds of Destiny (American Songbook IV)
Admission: Free

University Jazz Ensemble
Tuesday, December 12 at 8 pm
Jarritt A. Sheel, Director
Admission: Free

Piano Honors Recital
Wednesday, December 13 at 8 pm
The Pianists of NYU Steinhardt
Marilyn Nonken, Director
Program in Piano Performance
Location: Black Box Theatre, 82 Washington Square East
Admission: Free

Thursday, December 14 at 8pm
In collaboration with the Vocal Performance Chorale
Paul Speiser, Conductor
Alan Lee, Violin
Grace Quigley, Flute
Hyeshin Yoon, Flute
Jane Yoon, Harp
Stephanie Bacastow, Soprano
Mary Rice, Mezzo-soprano
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049
Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria in D major, RV 589
Admission: Free

NYUO1 - Broadway Smash: The Iconic Overtures and Beyond
Friday, December 15 at 8 pm
Ana Flavia Zuim, Conductor
Music Theatre Concert Collaboration, including selections from Candide, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, In the Heights, The Addams Family, The Color Purple, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, and Kiss Me, Kate
Admission: Free

For a complete list of December events from the Department of Music and Performing Arts, including numerous chamber music concerts, visit:

About NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, established in 1925, instructs over 1,600 students majoring in music and performing arts programs. Music and Performing Arts Professions serves as NYU’s “school” of music and is a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, songwriting, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama).

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