New York is home to over 240 performance venues that includes famous sites such as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and Lincoln Center, New York is one of the world’s great centers for the performing arts.
It acts as the theatrical capital of the nation. It stands in such a position with performances ranging from large, expensive Broadway hits to the smaller and more innovative Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions.
New York also plays a better role to the prestigious New York Shakespeare Festival that mounts productions at the Joseph Papp Public Theater most of the year and presents the Shakespeare in the Park series in Central Park in the summer.
New York is home to the New York Philharmonic. It is one of the nation’s most acclaimed symphony orchestras and it is the oldest one too. The country’s premier opera company is the Metropolitan Opera, which is also situated here. Opera is also to be had by the New York City Opera and some other groups too.
In addition to the world famous Juilliard School, the city is a habitat to two other highly regarded schools of music, the Manhattan School Music and the Mannes College of Music. They both present their own concert series characterizing performances by both students and faculty.
These sound a great musical experience to any visitor. A unique classical music experience is provided by Barge-music that is a series of chamber music concerts reachable by a boat on the East River.
New York is also a flourishing center for all types of dance and is predominantly recognized for its classical ballet companies; principally the American Ballet Theater and the New York City Ballet have showed such illustrious names as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. New York also has so many other ballet companies, and modern dance is corresponded by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and other groups.
Many types of famous music that includes jazz, rock, blues, and Latin music that prosper in New York in clubs speckled throughout the city. Among the city’s renowned jazz clubs the noticeable ones are the Blue Note, Sweet Basil, the Five Spot, and the Village Vanguard.