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2015 Season

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Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

This live concert spectacle features Elfman’s unforgettable Tim Burton film scores conjured vividly on stage.

Druid Theatre Company

DruidShakespeare: The History Plays

Mark O’Rowe distills Richard II, Henry IV parts I and II, and Henry V into a single narrative, directed by Garry Hynes.

National Ballet of China

The Peony Pavilion

Often compared to Romeo and Juliet, this story of passion pitted against impossible odds is one of the most famous love stories in all of Chinese literature.

DruidShakespeare Symposium

To coincide with DruidShakespeare, Irish and American experts discuss the relationship between Shakespeare and Ireland.

Artist Talk: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

An intimate conversation with Grammy, Emmy, and Tony-winning conductor John Mauceri and violinist Sandy Cameron.

National Ballet of China

The Red Detachment of Women

Filled with bravura choreography, The Red Detachment of Women remains one of China's most popular ballets.

Up Close with Yarn/Wire

Meet the musicians and composers and hear them discuss their respective works and collaborations.

The Cleveland Orchestra


This operatic gem has been called one of Strauss’s supreme love letters to the soprano voice.


The ensemble debuts new works from three extraordinary contemporary French composers in the intimate surroundings of Lincoln Center’s Kaplan Penthouse.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Messiaen and Dvořák

Franz Welser-Möst conducts Messiaen's sensual and romantic Chronochromie and Dvořák’s rapturous Symphony No. 5.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Beethoven and Strauss

A sublime pairing of Beethoven's masterful “Pastorale” and Strauss's Symphonia domestica conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.

Cheek by Jowl

Ubu Roi

Director Declan Donnellan and designer Nick Ormerod return with their company to bring an ingeniously re-imagined version of Alfred Jarry’s absurdist play.

Lecture Performance by David Moss

Harry Partch: Bitter Music

Vocal virtuoso David Moss performs a portion of Partch’s musical text in this hybrid lecture-performance.

Ninagawa Company

Kafka on the Shore

Encounter novelist Haruki Murakami’s blend of magical realism, suspense, humor, and sensuality in this tale of two parallel journeys.

Harry Partch | Heiner Goebbels

Delusion of the Fury

Ensemble Musikfabrik makes use of a fantastical array of self-designed and painstakingly constructed instruments to realize the eccentric pioneer’s series of soundscapes.

Artist Talk with Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod of Cheek by Jowl

American playwright John Guare digs into the visionary collaboration between director Declan Donnellan and designer Nick Ormerod.

Gabriadze Theatre


A tragic tale of two trains in love conceived by Rezo Gabriadze, who marries humor and heartbreak in a world of marionettes.

Theatre of Nations │ Artistic Director Evgeny Mironov

Miss Julie

In this edgy staging set in present-day Russia, Strindberg’s ground-breaking “modern woman” blooms in the hands of renowned director Thomas Ostermeier.
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