Death of Classical presents intimate, emotional, and wildly unique classical music and opera experiences in unusual and clandestine spaces like Crypts, Catacombs, Caves and more… our mission is to create a focused and intensely moving experience around the art form that we love, with programs ranging from the baroque to the brand new, performed by some of today’s most extraordinary artists. Oh, and we also include a free spirits tasting before each show.
All Death of Classical events are created and curated by DoC Founder & Artistic Director Andrew Ousley.
Experiencing classical music among the dead in Brooklyn...
“In the sacred space, each hushed passage sounds like a forlorn benediction.”
A video concert series filmed in the Catacombs of Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic
Our award-winning classical music concert series in the Crypt under the Church of the Intercession in Harlem
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.
After the Crypt, Catacombs, and Cemetery, the only logical next step was to find ourselves a Cave... and so we are absolutely thrilled to introduce The Cave Sessions, a new series in the Cave under St. George's Church near Union Square
These are special one-off events that we produce with venue and presenting partners around the city.
“Sensitively programmed events in which music and architecture almost meld...the gothic vaults that harbor the ashes of the dead also enliven sound, coating melodies in a reverberant glow while leaving a core of clarity.”