• Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center (map)
  • 111 Amsterdam Avenue
  • New York, NY, 10023
  • United States


One of the great treasures of the Library’s music archives is a receipt. Dated 1893, it is a signed acknowledgment of a $2,000 salary payment to the distinguished Bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak, who had traveled across the world to direct our nation’s fledgling National Conservatory of Music. During his legendary years in America, Dvorak inspired a new generation of young composers to listen to songs of marginalized peoples and create uniquely “American Music.” His influence continued to resonate into the twentieth century. The New York Classical Players present an engaging retrospective of “American” string quartets, featuring Dvorak’s beloved Quartet in F major from 1893, Charles Ives’s rarely heard 1897 Quartet No. 1, and selections by Charles Griffes from the Library’s manuscripts collections.

EUNAE KOH, violin
ANDY LIN, viola

A. Dvorak / String Quartet in F Major “American”
Charles Griffes / String Quartet “Two Sketches on Indian Themes” 
Charles Ives / String Quartet No. 1 “From the Salvation Army”


The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form 1:30pm.  At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.