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New York Classical Players & Carnegie Hall: Sounds of a Periclean Age

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The New York Classical Players perform music from Germany’s Weimar Republic of 1919–1933.

The centerpiece of Carnegie Hall’s upcoming season explores one of the most complex and consequential chapters in modern human history: Germany’s Weimar Republic of 1919–1933. In this performance, the New York Classical Players perform music from that tumultuous time.

Despite a progressive new democratic constitution, Germany developed from World War I into a period of economic hardship, social inequality, and political polarization. In the face of the turmoil and upheaval of the time, cultural life thrived as artists sought bold and innovative paths for creative expression and commentary.

Experience Hindemith’s emotional Piano Sonata No. 2 and his thrilling and virtuosic String Trio No. 1, followed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s innovative Suite for Left Hand Piano and Strings, Op. 23. Celebrate the rich artistic heritage of the Weimar Republic era through chamber music performed by New York Classical Players.

This program is presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Samuel Andonian, violin
Rita Wang, violin
Hannah Burnett, viola
Madeline Fayette, cello
Alice Chenyang Xu, piano

Image courtesy of Carnegie Hall.

SEATING POLICY | Programs are free and open to all, but registration is requested. Check-in line forms 45 minutes before the advertised start time. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. Five minutes before the advertised start time, all seats are released, regardless of registration, to our patrons in the stand-by line. If you arrive after the program starts, you will be seated at the discretion of our front-of-house staff.

STANDBY LINE | If registration is sold out or has ended, do not fret! We welcome you to come to the Library regardless of registration status and wait in our standby line, which forms 45 minutes before the advertised start time. Five minutes before the program starts, all remaining seats are released. While this is not guaranteed, we will do our best to get you into any of our programs.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING AND ASL | ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing

BRUNO WALTER POLICY | Please note that any unoccupied seat will be released five minutes before the show begins and holding seats for anyone beyond that is prohibited. There is no food or drink allowed inside the venue.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING | Programs may be photographed and recorded by and at the discretion of the Library for the Performing Arts and will post signs indicating as such. If you would prefer your image not be captured, please let us know and we can seat you accordingly. Attending any program indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any and all purposes of the New York Public Library.

PRESS | Please send all press inquiries to Alex Teplitzky at Please note that all recording, including professional video recordings, are prohibited without expressed consent from the Library.

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