About Us

Death of Classical was created in 2020 by Andrew Ousley. After he discovered the extraordinary Crypt Chapel underneath the Church of the Intercession in Harlem, he wanted to create a series that would offer a more powerful experience around Classical Music and Opera, and help revive a broader excitement about the art form.

There are a lot people out there who say "Classical Music is Dead." We put it in a Crypt and a Catacomb to prove that it's still alive and well.
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Our Mission

Death of Classical is committed to bringing new life to the performing arts by creating unique and unexpected concert experiences, reaching new and broader audiences, and giving a voice to underrepresented composers and performers.

Our Team

General & Artistic Director

Andrew Ousley is the creator, curator, and fearless leader of Death of Classical, and is deeply passionate about creating a better experience around Classical Music and Opera. He is also the President and Founder of Unison Media, an award-winning, industry-leading PR/Marketing agency for the performing arts. In his non-existent spare time, Andrew runs Burger Club, and his photographs have been published in The New York Times, Associated Press, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer and more.

Production Manager

Cindy makes the magic happen - whether figuring out how to get a string orchestra into the Catacombs, setting up lighting with no power outlets in the Crypt, or any of the other countless crazy things that Death of Classical does in its crazy spaces... she pulls it all together with a smile, and sometimes even brings her twin sister in on the madness.

Arts Administration Associate

When Maia isn't tearing it up on the violin, blowing minds and breaking hearts of audiences near and far, she's helping make magic happen at Death of Classical with our two acclaimed concert series, The Crypt Sessions and The Angel's Share - whether it be artistic admin, marketing, PR, ticketing, or just keeping Andrew from going insane from inhaling too much Catacomb dust.  Fun fact: she's also highly proficient at riding the unicycle.

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:

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: