How do I Get to Juilliard?


If your only answer is “Practice, practice, practice,” you haven’t been paying attention. Last night we attended a recital by renowned faculty pianist Seymour Lipkin and found ourselves among the many New Yorkers who knew about this chance.

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Regular recitals by all the faculty are just one group of free events offered by this great institution.  If you wander by, inside the lobby is a list of all the events during the week, many of which are free. They include dance, theater, jazz, art and film as well as music of all kinds.

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Or, check http://www.juilliard.org for the latest news. We heard our concert in gorgeous Paul Recital Hall, complete with ultra modern pipe organ.

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If you’re getting your tickets day of performance, try to stop by earlier in the day. We went at 7:15 pm and our wait list numbers were already 48 and 49; by 8 pm the line had reached 100+. We made it inside by the skin of our teeth and in the face of fierce determination from the standbys. Although Lipkin’s splendid Beethoven was interrupted by a fire drill and everyone had to go outside for a while,

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our concert artist graciously agreed to replay the last movement if we waited and returned. It was worth it.

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