Thinking Outside the Classical Music Box

By Alison Baumgartner

Thinking Outside the Classical Music Box

One of the many reasons we love classical music is because there are so many worlds hidden amongst its layers, harmonies, and phrasing. There are always new things to explore, whether it’s in the rise of a flute line, or the swell of a cello.

That is why we are excited to announce our most entertaining, innovative, and adventurous season yet. It promises to transport you to entirely new places.

This year, we are truly thinking outside the classical music box.

DUO1804 (September 20th, 2016)

We kicked off the season with DUO1804, our most unique offering for the series.

It featured composer, violinist and educator, Daniel Bernard Roumain, and the creator of Afro-electronica, DJ Val-Inc. These two boundary-breaking composers explored the possibilities of classical and electronic music, blending a unique perspective drawn from their Haitian roots. It was a huge hit with the audience!

DALI QUARTET (October 12, 2016)

From boundary-breaking, we will take you a whole new world mixing the best of classical conservatory traditions and Latin-American music.

In the spirit of Salvador Dali, the Dali Quartet embraces imagination and excellence as central to its art form.

PAUL HUANG (November 11, 2016)

After he was snowed out last year, the Lincoln Center is very pleased to bring back the immensely talented classical violinist, Paul Huang. His playing is praised as a “gripping experience” by, and his tone as “vividly one of polish and clarity” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer.

CANTUS (February 2, 2017)

For the first time ever in Classical Convergence history, we have a choral group taking the stage. Often overlooked in the classical genre, we felt it was important to expand and encompass all the great things classical music can offer.

This event promises to be a very special as the music focuses on a soldier’s experience, and exploring themes of camaraderie, honor, loss and longing.


We are kicking it up a notch with Third Coast Percussion, an ensemble dedicated to expanding the sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire.

Hailed by The New Yorker as “vibrant” and “superb, ” Third Coast Percussion has gained national attention by melding the energy of rock music with the precision and nuance of classical chamber works.

SIR JAMES GALWAY (March 26, 2017)

When you think of Lord of the Rings, you may be thinking of Sir James Galway without even realizing it– he’s the man behind that famous melody in The Shire. The most preeminent flutist of our generation, we cannot wait for him to grace our stage here at the Lincoln Center.


There is a reason we bring back Borromeo String Quartet every year, and we encourage you to come see them to understand why.  “Through its poise and its passion, ” states the Boston Globe, “the Borromeos are recreating the medium anew and we are lucky to be here to hear it.”

We hope you will enjoy this year’s Classical Convergence Series. You can still pick up season tickets today here!

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