Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Free Event

Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Shakespeare vs. Mozart

Michael Beckerman

Adam Gopnik

Peter A. Hoyt

Tanya Pollard

Michael Sexton

Orli Shaham

Doug Balliett


Brad Balliett


Who is the greater genius, Shakespeare or Mozart? In one corner: Shakespeare experts from the Shakespeare Society, the New Yorker magazine, and the stage. In the other corner: renowned musicologists from the Mostly Mozart Festival and a concert pianist. Each side will battle with competing evidence, using live performances and historic materials from the archives at the New York Public Library. Q2 Music’s Brothers Balliett moderate this epic clash of titans. Who will win?

Presented in collaboration with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts