Previous Performances

A Hairy Ape for the 21st Century: Artist Talk

March 31, 2017

The Hairy Ape director Richard Jones and other collaborators discuss the challenges of presenting Eugene O’Neill’s play nearly 100 years after its first production by the Provincetown Players in 1922; moderated by prominent Eugene O’Neill scholar and Professor Robert M. Dowling.

The Hairy Ape

March 25–April 22

““mesmerizing…ravishing…But this production also rings with the primal pain of a working-class American who, once stripped of the identity of his job, discovers he belongs nowhere.””
–The New York Times

Nobel Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill’s iconic piece of expressionist drama gets a thrilling new life in a production by visionary director Richard Jones, who boldly reimagines his acclaimed staging at the Old Vic for the soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Bobby Cannavale stars as Yank, whose journey literally revolves around the audience like the conveyer belt of a larger machine in an inventive approach that rattles the cages of capitalism.

Sarah Connolly & Joseph Middleton

March 15 & 17, 2017

“If one proper definition of ‘diva’ is someone who exhibits unimpeachable musical authority, Sarah Connolly qualifies in a big way.”
–Opera News

Celebrated British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly moves from the vast opera stages of Europe to the intimate Board of Officers Room for a recital that showcases her communicative power of lieder and art song.

Culture in a Changing America

February 19, 2017

Artists, thinkers, activists, academics, and community leaders gather for a daylong series of conversations, performances, and open studios that explore the role of art, creativity, and imagination in addressing or challenging the social and political issues bound up in what it means to be a citizen in America today.

Dawn of Midi

February 18, 2017

“…while it may be closest in spirit to ambient electronica or American minimalism, it retains the tenor of a human, organic quest for something spiritual and transformative.”

The Brooklyn-based acoustic ensemble comes to the Veterans Room to play a set based on their acclaimed album Dysomnia, utilizing sophisticated rhythmic structures from North and West African folk traditions to weave a sonic tapestry of trance-inducing grooves.

Lindemann Young Artists Concert

February 1–2, 2017

Hear the next generation of opera singers from The Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.


December 7, 2016–January 8, 2017

““It is both a confirmation of Blanchett’s sheer presence and acumen as an actor and Rosefeldt’s shrewdness and intellect as an artist. Manifesto is worth every minute””
–Sydney Morning Herald

Featuring Cate Blanchett, this film installation reinterprets artistic manifestos from the past century as poetic monologues for a contemporary audience.

Ryan Trecartin & Lizzie Fitch

November 21, 2016

“The most consequential artist to have emerged since the 1980s.”
–The New Yorker on Ryan Trecartin

Video artist and sound designer Ryan Trecartin is joined by his principal collaborator Lizzie Fitch to present their buoyant, digitally-inflected scores live for the very first time.

Kate Royal & Joseph Middleton

November 18–20, 2016

“Ms. Royal produces an attractive, fully focused sound... [and has] an ability to offset the polished surface of a trained voice with the passion and the sense of collective memory, however illusory, that folk singers bring to their art.”
–The New York Times

British lyric soprano Kate Royal is equally at home on the recital stage, the “elegant, thoughtful singer” (The New York Times) comes to the Armory to perform an artfully-curated selection of lieder and song by Robert and Clara Schumann, Mahler, and Samuel Barber.

JACK Quartet

October 30—31, 2016

“Every JACK concert transcends a run-of-the-mill performance and becomes a true event.”
–Time Out New York

This virtuosic young ensemble perform the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds’s FLiGHT, an exploration of humankind’s aspirations to fly through musical composition for string quartet, real-time computer-derived sound, readings, and projections.

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Support for Park Avenue Armory’s artistic season has been generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Marc Haas Foundation, the Leon Levy Foundation, the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, and the Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation.