The performing arts at Wave Hill range from a richly diverse series of concerts in Armor Hall that starts each fall to outdoor concerts during Summer Evenings—Sunset Wednesdays and Twilight in the Garden on Thursdays. Music is also a feature of occasional seasonal celebrations.
Sunset Wednesdays, June 26−August 7
Twilight in the Garden August 1–22
From late June to late August, Wave Hill offers 11 special Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the gardens.
June 26–August 7, 2019
Grounds open until 8:30PM.
These evenings offer a series of seven lively outdoor concerts on the Great Lawn overlooking the Hudson River. Enjoy an inspiring mix of jazz, world, folk, Latin and Caribbean artists in this highly anticipated, summer series. Please leave your blankets home, but feel free to bring a picnic and your own folding chair—ours will fill quickly. In case of rain, the music will move indoors to Armor Hall with overflow space in the Mark Twain Room and the covered terrace. Food, drink or outside chairs are not allowed in Armor Hall. Satellite speakers will allow you to enjoy the concert from the Mark Twain Room or Kate French Terrace.
Twilight in the Gardens
August 1–August 22, 2019
Grounds open until 8PM.
Explore outdoor music at Wave Hill in new and unexpected locations on the grounds, featuring artists or groups that are adventurous pioneers in their fields and provide access to their work through education, sharing and experimentation. Outdoor concerts move indoors in inclement weather.
On Site Opera Presents The Turn of the Screw
Thursday–Sunday, October 24–27, 2019
Just as the chill of fall permeates the air, the acclaimed On Site Opera will stage three performances of Benjamin Britten’s haunting tale—The Turn of the Screw—in October. This roving opera will take guests from the Great Lawn and on to Wave Hill house to watch as a terrified governess struggles to comfort her two young charges. This psychological thriller hurtles to a chilling conclusion as guests follow performers into Mark Twain Room and Armor Hall.
The Turn of the Screw will be presented at Wave Hill on the following dates:
- Thursday, October 24 – $60.00 (ticketed dress rehearsal)
- Friday, October 25 - $75.00 SOLD OUT
- Saturday, October 26 - $75.00 SOLD OUT
- Sunday, October 27 - $75.00 SOLD OUT
Wave Hill Members save 10% on all ticket prices. Member Presale starts Monday, July 15 for one week only. Tickets will sell quickly!
Tickets open to the public Monday, July 22. Maximum purchase per person is 4 tickets.