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

Thank you to our sponsors, partners and guests for a fantastic 2019-2020 concert season. We also thank the Jazz at Lincoln Center organization for sharing your talent with the MoCA Westport community. Please check back soon to learn more about our upcoming concerts and other programs.

Past Performances at MoCA Westport

wynton marsalis at MoCA Westport

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis

October 2, 2020

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis will be performing “The Sound of Democracy” live outdoors at MoCA Westport on Friday, October 2nd at 7PM.

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.’

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)

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.