With eight different concert series to choose from, ranging the jazz and popular song standards to world music to exclusive piano recitals and new and classic entries in chamber music, the Metropolitan Museum’s set of programs is astonishing in the breadth and specificity of its offerings. A brief cross-section of concert programming includes Shostakovich string quartets, Sinatra songs, mariachi music, and Peking opera for younger audiences.
If you’re visiting the city for a brief weekend, or you simply need your arts fix, making a day of it with the tandem of the visual art and music of the Met, for one all-inclusive price, is an excellent choice.
Metropolitan Museum Concerts Information
- Public Transportation: Good (convenient to 4, 5, 6 subway lines at 86th Street and the M1–M4 buses at Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street or Madison Avenue and 83rd Street)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 15 performances given annually
- Ticket Prices: $45 for most concerts, no refunds or exchanges permitted. Concerts and lectures tickets include entrance to the museum galleries, including the Cloisters, on the day of the ticketed event. Note that the Met also offers programs that are free with museum admission, including lectures and films
- Subscriptions: Themed programs are among subscription offerings, including the Till Fellner series, Musicians from Marlboro series, From the NY Philharmonic series, Accolades series, and the Steve Ross series
- Membership: None per se. A very exclusive Friends of Concerts & Lectures membership is offered by the Met for $4,000 annually. Members of this group receive tickets to special events, followed by exclusive receptions that often provide the opportunity to meet the performers and lecturers, including museum curators.