Concerts & Events

Throughout the year, Third Street presents more than 250 free concerts by students, faculty and guest artists. Highlights include the Holiday Concert, the Stowe C. Phelps Annual Student Concert and String ’Stravaganzas, to name a few.

Concerts & Events calendar

All Orchestras Concert

Saturday, January 19 | 1:00 pm | St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

A memorable performance awaits as Third Street’s string, brass and wind students from various ensembles perform in the historic St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery.

MLK Day Celebration

Monday, January 21 | 12:00 pm | Third Street Music School

Please join us for Peace, Love, and Understanding, a free community celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring a drum circle, a sing-along, community building, a bagel lunch, and more! RSVP here:

String 'Stravaganza

Saturday, January 26 | 10:00 am | St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

One of Third Street’s most anticipated events of the year, String ‘Stravaganza highlights more than 120 string players of all stripes—cello, violin, viola, and bass.

Composition Recital

Sunday, January 27 | 3:00 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

Students from Third Street’s renowned music composition program will perform their original pieces. Don't miss this exciting concert of world premieres!

Adult Programs Celebration Concert

Monday, January 28 | 7:00 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

Join us for an evening of music performed by our adult students, featuring our adult choir, jazz group, New Horizons brass ensemble, and students from our adult performance workshop!

NYC Symphonic Band Concert

Saturday, February 2 | 7:00 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

Third Street’s NYC Symphonic Band—featuring advanced woodwinds, brass and percussion high school students and led by music director Paul Corn—will present their first concert as a Third Street ensemble in our very own Concert Hall!

Jazz Band Concert

Sunday, February 3 | 7:00 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

Enjoy an afternoon with Third Street’s rising young Jazz musicians featuring Jazz Prep Band, Jazz Big Band and Jazz Combos performing and improvising on jazz standards and original works.

New Music Concert with Marc Ponthus

Saturday, February 9 | 4:30 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

Join us for an afternoon of student performers playing 20th and 21st Century compositions, organized by our very own Third Street piano faculty, Marc Ponthus.

All-School Music Hour

Tuesday, February 12 | 6:00 pm | Barbara E. Field Recital Hall

All School Music Hours provide a nurturing environment for students to try out new pieces, hone their current repertoire and prepare for upcoming performances.

Barbara E. Field Chamber Music Concert (Winter Rotation)

Saturday, March 2 | 4:40 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

Often called “the music of friends,” this chamber music concert features Third Street students performing in intimate ensembles to create a rewarding and welcoming experience. From trios to quintets, students play a variety of music that includes baroque, classical and contemporary.

All-School Music Hour

Tuesday, March 19 | 6:00 pm | Barbara E. Field Recital Hall

All School Music Hours provide a nurturing environment for students to try out new pieces, hone their current repertoire and prepare for upcoming performances.

Piano Studio Showcase

Saturday, March 23 | 4:30 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

Featuring Third Street piano students and a wide variety of piano music at our first studio showcase of this year.

NYC Symphonic Band Concert & Large Ensemble Concert

Sunday, May 5 | 4:00 pm | Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Third Street’s large ensembles take the stage at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side, featuring NYC Symphonic Band, New Horizons Band and Philharmonia Orchestra.

Musical Theatre Performance

Friday, May 17 | 5:30 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

Presenting Third Street’s students in an interdisciplinary group setting, this Musical Theatre performance showcases renditions of a broad range of Broadway repertoire!

Stowe C. Phelps Annual Concert

Wednesday, May 22 | 7:00 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

This once-a-year concert highlights artistic excellence and musical achievement among Third Street’s most advanced students. Music will represent a diverse cross-section of Third Street programs and will feature the highest achieving students.

Composition Recital

Sunday, June 9 | 3:00 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

Join the second rotation of Third Street’s composition class as students premiere their original pieces. These aspiring young composers will have their work performed by professional artists during this exciting evening of originality and creativity.

Third Street also presents several free public concert series:


Click HERE for the 2018-19 Season Poster. The LiveSOUNDS series features free performances most Fridays throughout the school year and presents a cross-section of the diverse and creative community of Third Street faculty members. Performances take place at 7:00 p.m. in the school’s Anna-Maria Kellen Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General seating is available on a first-come-basis. Free and open to the public. RSVP today!

Music in Abe Lebewohl Park

Third Street’s outdoor summer concert series feature a lineup of well-known local bands of diverse musical traditions - from Klezmer to Flamenco to Jazz, as well as Third Street summer chamber music workshop students. Concerts take place on most Thursdays in June and July at 12:30 in the Abe Lebewohl Park.  Presented in association with the Tenth & Stuyvesant Streets Block Association and St.Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. Click here for this year's lineup!