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

Barbara E. Field Chamber Music Concert

Saturday, March 3 | 4:40 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall at Third Street

Often called "music of friends," this chamber music concert features students performing in intimate ensembles to create a rewarding and welcoming experience. From trios to quintets, music spans from baroque to classical to contemporary styles.

New Music Concert

Saturday, March 10 | 4:30 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall at Third Street

Organized by faculty member Marc Ponthus, this concert features Third Street students performing contemporary music selections from the 20th and 21st centuries.

All-School Music Hour

Tuesday, March 20 | 6:00 pm | Recital Hall at Third Street

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

New Horizons Band Concert

Thursday, March 29 | 6:30 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall at Third Street

Celebrate the sounds of American film and Broadway with our New Horizons Concert Bands for adult musicians. Works will include selections from Music Man, the Fantasticks, Funny Girl, On a Clear Day, The Lion King, The Hobbit, and special selections from West Side Story as we celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th Birthday.

Third Street Choruses Concert

Saturday, May 12 | 2:30 pm | St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

Join us as the Let's All Sing, Preludio, Chorale and Adult Choirs sing music from around the world! Hear our wonderful singers perform songs from Lebanon, Haiti, the Torres Strait Islands, Bulgaria and more!

Annual Spring Gala

Monday, May 14 | 6:00 pm | Capitale, 130 Bowery

Join us for our Annual Spring Gala to celebrate 123 years of providing our community with access to high-quality arts education.

Jazz Bands Concert

Wednesday, May 16 | 7:00 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

Enjoy an evening of jazz, blues, salsa and more presented by Third Street's Jazz Band Prep, Jazz Ensemble, and Advanced Jazz Combo. This concert includes works by Charles Mingus, Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley.

Musical Theatre Performance

Friday, May 18 | 5:30 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall at Third Street

Presenting students in a large ensemble setting, this Musical Theatre showcase includes both our Act 1 Ensemble and Broadway Company in a revue performance of scenes from both classical and contemporary musicals!

All-Orchestras Concert

Saturday, May 19 | 10:30 am | St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

This concert will feature all of Third Street's four orchestras - Overture, Con Spirito, Sinfonia, and Philharmonia. Join us for this exciting performance to celebrate our student's accomplishments!

Stowe C. Phelps Annual Concert

Wednesday, May 23 | 7:00 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall at Third Street

A longstanding Third Street tradition, this concert highlights artistic excellence and musical achievement among our diverse musical community. Showcasing individual and small ensemble performers from all departments, the program includes classical, chamber, rock, jazz and original compositions.

New Horizons Band Concert

Thursday, May 29 | 6:30 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall

Third Street's New Horizons band will perform their year-end concert.

Rock Bands Concert

Thursday, May 31 I 7:00pm I Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall  at Third Street

Third Street’s rock bands perform rock classics of the 70's, 80's, and 90's along with some original songs written by our students!

Barbara E. Field Chamber Music Concert

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

Chamber Music is often called "music of friends." This concert features Third Street students in small mixed ensembles, creating a rewarding and welcoming musical experience. From trios to quintets, students perform a variety of music that includes baroque, classical and contemporary.

String 'Stravaganza

Saturday, June 9 | 10:00 am | St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

Join Third Street's string students as they perform in the year-end String 'Stravaganza. More than 120 string players, from beginning students to the school's most advanced performers, will play together at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery!

Composition Recital

Sunday, June 10 | 3:00 pm | Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall at Third Street

Professional musicians perform the original works of our composition students! Don't miss this exciting afternoon of world premieres!


Third Street also presents several free public concert series:

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.


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.

Check out this year's lineup and RSVP!