News & Updates

May 12, 2022

Announcing artists & program for Hot Dogs, Hooch, & Handel

This fabulous festival of frankfurters will feature some sweet swing jazz Spirits dogs, jazz, and chamber music... CAN. YOU. EVEN. HANDEL. IT?

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April 27, 2022

The Crypt Sessions Returns

After two long years, it gives me indescribable pleasure to announce that we will finally be able to return to performances in the Crypt Chapel underneath the Church of the Intercession in Washington Heights!

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March 23, 2022

Announcing the Angel's Share Season 4!

It is with sincere excitement that we announce the fourth full season of our Angel's Share series, presented in collaboration with our wonderful catacomb-loving colleagues at The Green-Wood Cemetery.

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February 10, 2022

Announcing Infinity Gradient, March 22 at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue

A one-night-only event in partnership with Concerts at Saint Thomas, featuring the U.S. Premiere of an immersive new work by Tristan Perich for 100 individual speakers and pipe organ, performed by James McVinnie.

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November 12, 2021

Introducing... The Cave Sessions

After the Crypt, Catacombs, and Cemetery, the only logical next step was to find ourselves a Cave...

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November 1, 2021

Watch the free streamed video of Simone Dinnerstein's complete performance of An American Mosaic!

Filmed and presented by our dear friends at WNYC/WQXR's The Greene Space!

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August 13, 2021

Announcing two additional one-night-only performances this September!

Two very special one-night-only performances this September, featuring music from two of today's most blisteringly talented composers: Caroline Shaw and Paola Prestini!

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August 2, 2021

Death of Classical featured in Pepsi's new ad campaign!

Here's some exciting, kind of random news: we were recently featured in a new Pepsi ad campaign, highlighting creators around New York City!

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April 29, 2019

The Crypt Sessions presents Attacca Quartet

Hello beautiful people, we're looking forward to seeing you at tomorrow night's Crypt Sessions performance, featuring the Attacca Quartet playing the music of Caroline Shaw!

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January 7, 2019

Introducing... Death of Classical

We begin 2019 with the official launch of Death of Classical, our new not-for-profit structure for The Crypt Sessions and The Angel's Share

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December 5, 2018

The Crypt Sessions presents Quartet for the End of Time

It is with great joy and excitement that I announce the first concert of the Fourth Season of The Crypt Sessions - Messiaen's towering, otherworldly Quartet for the End of Time, performed on February 5, 2019, by an insanely luxury-cast ensemble of Stefan Jackiw (violin), Jay Campbell (cello), Orion Weiss (piano) and Yoonah Kim (clarinet).

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April 25, 2018

Introducing... The Angel's Share

A new concert series in the Catacombs of The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, presented by Death of Classical and Green-Wood.

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April 17, 2018

The Crypt Sessions Is Expanding...

We're very excited to announce that we're expanding our concert presenting work, taking it out of the Crypt and into new and exciting places...

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December 21, 2017

Crypt Sessions Season 3 - Attacca Quartet, Beethoven Op. 132

We're tremendously excited to announce Season 3 of The Crypt Sessions, beginning February 1, 2018, with the Attacca Quartet performing Beethoven's staggeringly beautiful final String Quartet, Op. 132.

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January 5, 2017

Crypt Sessions Season 2

It is with trembling anticipation that we announce Season 2 of The Crypt Sessions, beginning February 1 with pianist Lara Downes' musical memoir of Harlem, featuring a world premiere by composer/violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain and a spoken word tribute to Langston Hughes by poet Joshua Bennett in honor of the poet's 114th birthday.

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March 17, 2016

Crypt Sessions 2016 Season

We’re excited and honored to announce the first full season of the Crypt Sessions, presented by Death of Classical and the Church of the Intercession, and sponsored by Yamaha.

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October 12, 2015

Death of Classical launches The Crypt Sessions with Conrad Tao and Lawrence Brownlee

A new concert series featuring intimate performances in the crypt underneath The Church of the Intercession in Harlem, New York

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