Death of Classical

We present wildly unique and clandestine classical music and opera experiences, taking place in Crypts, Catacombs, and more.

All Death of Classical events are created and curated by Andrew Ousley, and all pianos are generously provided by Yamaha.
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The Crypt Sessions

The award-winning classical music concert series in the Crypt under the Church of the Intercession in Harlem, created and curated by Andrew Ousley.

The New York Times placed us among their top Classical concerts of the year, and said “In the sacred space this hushed passage sounded like a forlorn benediction,” while New York Magazine praised the series as “sensitively programmed events in which music and architecture almost meld.”

Upcoming Performances

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're not going to present any Crypt Sessions until we're certain that we can do so in a safe way. That said, whenever we're finally able to gather once again, you'd better believe we've got some big things planned! Stay safe until, and we offer our profoundly heartfelt gratitude to the first responders, healthcare workers, and essential employees who have seen our city through this terrible time.


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The Angel's Share

Our second concert series, which takes place in the Catacombs of The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, curated by Andrew Ousley in partnership with Green-Wood.

Vogue Magazine described it as “One of the most riveting and unusual chamber music performances of my lifetime.”

Upcoming Performances

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're postponing our upcoming season of The Angel's Share - just because we put on concerts in a cemetery Catacomb, it doesn't mean we want anyone to end up there unnecessarily... but rest assured we have some truly exciting things planned for whenever we're able to gather safely once more! Until then, we remain eternally grateful to the first responders, healthcare workers, and essential employees who have seen our city through this crisis.

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Our shows have limited seating and sell out almost immediately. Join our mailing list, and then get your tickets as soon as you receive the email!

Or you can also get special access to tickets by donating here: