The performing arts at Wave Hill range from outdoor concerts on the Great Lawn during summer Sunset Wednesdays, to a richly diverse series of concerts in Armor Hall that starts each fall. Music is also a feature of occasional seasonal celebrations.
2017–2018 Concert Season
Wave Hill opens its 2017‒2018 concert season in late September with a mini-series of four performances, beginning with the Manhattan Chamber Players and concluding with the Swingtime Big Band. Harpist Bridget Kibbey joins The Sebastians for a concert in October, and the Alonso Brothers perform in November. The season continues with winter perfomances by the Zig Zag Quartet in January and by the Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein. Among the works they will perform is the world premiere of a new work by Michael Brown commissioned by Wave Hill. Learn more about the commission and the two world-class gardens where the new work will also be performed.
Springtime welcomes another mini-series, this time a return performance by pianist Ann Schein and by the Sirius Quartet and, finally, a performance by João Luiz on guitar and Danilo Brito on mandolin.
Originally built to house the remarkable collection of arms and armor of former Wave Hill House resident Bashford Dean, Armor Hall’s soaring windows afford views of the stunning garden landscape, while the gracious intimacy of the space offers superb acoustics. Come early to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gardens, or perhaps lunch or afternoon tea in The Café before the concert begins at 2PM.
Performances begin at 2PM and last approximately one hour with no intertmission, unless otherwise specified. Ticket prices: Adult $28/$24 Wave Hill Members, Children ages 8 to 18 $12. See individual concert descriptions for special ticket pricing for full-length concerts with intermission. Order tickets online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center, starting August 16. For additional information, please call 718.549.3200 x251.
Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to the concert. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine.
Afternoon Tea Service is $36. Wave Hill Members receive a 10% discount. Advanced registration is required online, or by calling 718.549.3200 x395. We will take reservations until 5PM, on the Thursday prior to each concert.
The Performers Circle provides crucial funds needed to present Wave Hill’s exciting Armor Hall concert series. In return for their generous support, Performers Circle Members receive special recognition at each concert and exclusive benefits. Join the Performers Circle today!