Each year, world-renowned Classical and Jazz musicians perform in MoCA Westport’s Concert Series to delight the community with brilliant performances in our state-of-the-art facility. MoCA’s Concert Series is curated by Westport’s own Alexander Platt, whose career spans the worlds of symphony, chamber music, and opera. In addition to curating at MoCA, Alexander serves as Music Director of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra, and the Wisconsin Philharmonic, and spends his summers as the Music Director of the Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, New York, the oldest summer chamber-music festival in America.
Season tickets are available and entitle members and guests to exclusive receptions with performing artists as well as preferred seating. Tickets are also available for individual performances and can be purchased in advance or at the door, as availability allows.
Upcoming Performances @MoCA Westport
American String Quartet
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, ‘The American String Quartets program, was simply put, a comprehensive display of ensemble mastery, precision, and interpretive smarts in near perfect synchrony.’ (The Los Angeles Times)
Fred Hersch Trio
The New York Times describes Hirsch as ‘singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz – a jazz for the 21st Century.’
Past Performances @MoCA Westport
Renowned as a musical pioneer, The New Yorker describes this ‘remarkable virtuoso’ as someone who ‘never turns in a predictable performance.’
Known the world over as a master of performance and composition, this highly awarded American Jazz Hall of Famer has been called ‘one of the top Jazz pianists in the world.’ (The Los Angeles Times)
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Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often daring repertory choices, ‘the(ir) playing is nothing short of phenomenal.’ (The Daily Telegraph, London)
Hailed by The New York Times as “sophisticated and beguiling”…REBEL (pronounced Re-BEL) is one of North America’s top-tier ensembles specializing in 17th- & 18th-century repertoire performed on period instruments.
Called “the most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker, Trio Solisti’s violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Fabio Bidini perform Beethoven, Brahms, Copland and Bernstein.
The New York Times calls guitar soloist Mak Grgic “Gifted. Imaginative. Expressive.” His program features music from the avant-garde to the great classics of guitar repertoire and includes the artist’s own fantasia on Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.
Grammy award winning pianist Bill Charlap is joined by bassist David Wong and drummer Kenny Washington to present the Leonard Bernstein Songbook. The program celebrates Bernstein’s beloved classics written for stage and film.
Acclaimed British pianist Simon Mulligan has been described by The Times of London as “the most abundantly gifted of pianists” and by Herbie Hancock as “phenomenal.”
Recipient of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, the Calidore String Quartet has been praised by The New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” and the Los Angeles Times for its balance of “intellect and expression.
The Juilliard String Quartet, one of America’s preeminent string quartets performs a program centered on Beethoven masterworks and the modern Scottish composer James McMillan.