News & Updates

May 20, 2024

DoC Profiled in The Guardian!

The Guardian just ran an absolutely fantastic feature on Death of Classical, speaking to our founder and fearless leader Andrew Ousley about the mission, vision, and impact of our work. Give it a read at the link below!

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April 10, 2024

Announcing The Angel's Share Season 6!

Join us for another season at The Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs!

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March 29, 2024

Announcing Cast, Creative Team & Program for Tiergarten!

Including a full rundown of the wild assembled talent in our immersive 1920s Weimar Berlin Cabaret event!

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February 12, 2024

DoC announces May 2024 Crypt Sessions

Join us for the spine-tingling conclusion of another Crypt Season!

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January 23, 2024

DoC Announces Tiergarten, April 17-19!

DoC founder Andrew Ousley's makes his directorial debut with our first-ever immersive cabaret event.

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January 11, 2024

DoC Announces March Crypt Sessions

Join us in welcoming superstar violinist Stefan Jackiw, pianist Kevin Ahfat, and composer Daniel Temkin to our much-loved final resting place!

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December 27, 2023

Death of Classical Announces Curtis Stewart's "of Love."

Wishing you a happy new year with the gift our first Crypt Session of 2024!

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November 30, 2023

Give the gift of the Crypt this Holiday Season!

Gift Cards Available Now!

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September 5, 2023

Adam Tendler Receives Stellar Reviews After First Crypt Session Performance!

Check out these reviews from New York Classical Review, ConcertoNet, and Berkshire Fine Arts!

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August 7, 2023

The Crypt Sessions: Fall 2023 Season is here!

Join us for another season in the Crypt - check out the season and get your tickets now!

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July 11, 2023

DoC Founder, Andrew Ousley, featured in Sunday Baroque!

Andrew Ousley joins Suzanne Bona on Sunday Baroque!

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June 30, 2023

Introducing Our New Discount Rush Ticket Program!

Fill out our form to receive our day-of discount code for last minute tickets!

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June 24, 2023

DoC Feature in The Week's: The Check In

Check out our feature in The Check In!

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June 11, 2023

Critical Acclaim for 'Secret Byrd'

Bill Barclay's incredible 'Secret Byrd' production is now internationally critically acclaimed

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May 4, 2023

The New York Times Reviews 'Archive of Desire' Festival

We're pleased to see The New York Times rave about 'Waiting for the Barbarians', our climacteric 900-person celebration of the poet C.P. Cavafy

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March 27, 2023

Announcing Season 5 of The Angel's Share!

Join us for another season at The Green-Wood Cemetery!

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February 8, 2023

Waiting for the Barbarians at St. Thomas Church

It is our exalted honor to present 'Waiting For The Barbarians' - a concert of new works inspired by the poetry of C. P. Cavafy.

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February 2, 2023

A once-in-a-lifetime concert event at the United Nations Headquarters!

Singular artists Paola Prestini & Magos Herrera present their acclaimed program Con Alma in celebration of International Women's Day!

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January 26, 2023

Announcing Spring 2023 Crypt Sessions!

DoC is beyond thrilled to announce our return to the subterranean playground that is The Crypt Sessions!

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December 20, 2022

Death of Classical in New York Classical Review's Top Ten Performances of 2022!

Watching Birds at the End of the World concert makes New York Classical Review's Top Ten Performances of 2022

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November 10, 2022

The New York Times gives a glowing review to the OWLS Crypt Session!

We’ve received a radiant mention from a local publication… perhaps you've heard of it?


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October 29, 2022

DoC Founder Andrew Ousley featured in The New York Times

CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Master of Macabre, Conductor of Creepy, and eternal impresario Andrew Ousley on his New York Times feature!

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October 1, 2022

Andrew Ousley's interview for International Arts Manager Magazine!

Check out the immaculate interview with our classical music Crypt Keeper, Andrew Ousley, about the mission of Death of Classical!

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September 23, 2022

We're on TV… AGAIN!

Experiencing classical music among the dead in Brooklyn...

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September 13, 2022

Death of Classical's video concert series 'From the Catacombs' to premiere on ALL ARTS, beginning September 18

The series debuts September 18, with new episodes rolling out each Sunday through October 9 at 8 p.m. ET.

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August 17, 2022

The Crypt Sessions: Fall 2022 Season

We are thrilled to announce the fall season of The Crypt Sessions, featuring performances from new and returning artists.

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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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