Concert Series - MOCA Westport

Concert Series

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.

Alexander Platt

Upcoming Performances at MoCA Westport

Fred Hersch Trio

September 26, 2020
The New York Times describes Hersch as "singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz – a jazz for the 21st Century."

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis

"The Sound of Democracy"

Friday, October 2nd, 7PM, MoCA Westport
SPECIAL EVENT! Join us for a live outdoor performance by this legendary, award-winning performer. Featuring brand new music played in Connecticut for the first time.
wynton marsalis at MoCA Westport

Past Performances at MoCA Westport

Jazz at Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Spotlight: The Alexa Tarantino Quartet
September 4, 2020

“[Alexa is] a one-woman wrecking crew, […] an indomitable force for expression, education, and for absolute excellence.” – Wynton Marsalis

American String Quartet
July 31, 2020

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)

Matt Haimovitz
February 29, 2020

Renowned as a musical pioneer, The New Yorker describes this ‘remarkable virtuoso’ as someone who ‘never turns in a predictable performance.’

Kenny Barron
January 11, 2020

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)

2020 Concert Package
January 11, 2020 – May 9, 2020

Give the gift of music for the holidays. Purchase a package of all four of MoCA Westport’s 2020 concerts in our new performance space.

Pacifica String Quartet
October 5, 2019

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often daring repertory choices, ‘the(ir) playing is nothing short of phenomenal.’ (The Daily Telegraph, London)

Ensemble REBEL
May 11, 2019

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.

Trio Solisti
May 3, 2019

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.

Mak Grgic
February 2, 2019

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.

Bill Charlap Trio
September 22, 2018

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.

Simon Mulligan with the Simon Mulligan Trio
May 11, 2018

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.”

Calidore String Quartet
April 19, 2018

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.

Juilliard String Quartet
January 20, 2018

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.