Concert Cancellations Due to Hurricane Sandy

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Many of New York's cultural institutions have reopened while a few remain shuttered. Currently, the following shows have been cancelled or postponed:

Update: 11/6 at 10 am

Carnegie Hall remains closed on Tuesday because utilities had not yet been restored. Wednesday night's concerts remain in place, including the Belcea Quartet's recital at Zankel Hall, which WQXR is to broadcast live.

Update: 11/3 at 4 pm

With power returning to most of lower Manhattan, many off-Broadway theaters are resuming performances, after having remained dark for nearly a week. has a full list. Le Poisson Rouge, the Blue Note Jazz Club and Joe's Pub are also reopening on Saturday.

Performances by Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal taking place at The Joyce Theater are canceled because of "ongoing complications related to ticket selling channels and lack of public transportation to Chelsea and throughout lower Manhattan." Ticket refund details.

Update: 11/2 at 5 pm

Several piano stores on W. 58th Street – a.k.a. "piano row" – have been shuttered this week as a result of the partial crane collapse on W. 57th St.  The showroom owners talk about missed deliveries, tunings and rentals. "It eliminated our business," said Sara Faust, president of Faust Harrison Pianos in a phone interview. Carl Demler, the owner of Beethoven Pianos, said that in a normal week he would sell as many as five pianos, while also renting instruments to Broadway shows and hotels. His staff is now working out of his apartment on the Upper West Side. Neighboring stores Klavier Haus and Bechstein Pianos have also remained closed.

The Juilliard School plans to reopen Saturday after a week of cancelled classes and events. The pre-college division will operate on a normal schedule, the school says.

The Austrian Cultural Forum has rescheduled a lieder recital by Austrian baritone Daniel Serafin, originally slated for Nov. 5, to Nov. 8.

Update: 11/1 at 10 pm

As a dangling crane boom hovers over W. 57th St., Carnegie Hall has announced four more days of cancellations. Friday's concert by the King's Singers has been rescheduled to Feb. 18, while a recital by Murray Perahia has been moved to Avery Fisher Hall for Sunday (Nov. 4) at 7:30 pm. Ticket change details.

Saturday's Zankel Hall performance by the Belcea Quartet has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 pm, pending the reopening of W. 57th St. Saturday's concert by the Canterbury Choral Society has been rescheduled for Jan. 14. Finally, the Idina Menzel performance on Sunday has now been rescheduled for Jan. 13.

The Oratorio Society of New York is postponing its Carnegie Hall concert of Monday, Nov. 5, to an early 2013 date to be determined. Further details.

Update 11/1, 11 am

A concert by pianist Chilly Gonzales and orchestra scheduled for Thursday night at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium has been cancelled. The center says that New York Philharmonic, Film Society, Lincoln Center Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Juilliard, and Big Apple Circus events will go on as planned.

The Peoples' Symphony Concerts reports that a concert by the Horszowski Piano Trio will take place as scheduled on Sunday at 2 pm at Town Hall. The organization's phones are down but details are available here.

Update 10/31, 7 pm

Lincoln Center reports that the Nov. 1-3 performances by the Indian dancer Malavika Sarukkai at the Baryshnikov Arts Center have been cancelled. All other Lincoln Center events will proceed as scheduled.

Merkin Concert Hall is scheduled to reopen on Thursday with a performance by the pianist Reed Tetzlaff.

Update: 10/31, 2 pm

Carnegie Hall has postponed its November 1 concerts. The Orchestra of St. Luke's, originally due to play in Stern Auditorium, and pianist Wael Farouk, originally slated for Weill Recital Hall, have both been rescheduled for June 1, 2013. The dangling crane boom over West 57th Street is at fault, keeping the hall off limits. Ticket exchange/refund details.

Update: 10/31, 12 pm

Lincoln Center tweets that its constituent organizations are open today, including the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Halloween festivities.

The Juilliard School has cancelled all classes and events for Wednesday.

The 92nd St. Y has postponed a Thursday talk by the artist Marina Abramović but it reports its Thursday András Schiff concert will proceed.

Update: 10/30, 8:00 pm

The New York Philharmonic has cancelled Wednesday's Rush Hour Concert with pianist Nikolai Lugansky. Ticket exchange/refund details.

Carnegie Hall has called off Wednesday's concert by the Mariinsky Orchestra in Stern Auditorium. It comes after the orchestra made it through several legs of a difficult tour. A Wednesday recital by harpist Suzanna Klintcharova, presented by ArtFusion Paris, in Weill Recital Hall, has also been cancelled. This is the third straight day of cancellations at Carnegie.

The Broadway League reports that most Broadway matinee and evening shows will take place on Wednesday. Those that remain cancelled are "Evita," "The Lion King," "Mary Poppins" and "Scandalous." Theatergoers should check or the official show websites to confirm that the specific show is playing, or in the event of a schedule change.

Bargemusic will cancel its concerts this Friday through Sunday, said Mark Peskanov, its executive and artistic director, in order to examine damage to the barge during the hurricane.

The Metropolitan Opera said it will resume performances Wednesday evening, with a 7:30 pm performance of The Tempest by Thomas Ades. The opera house called off the last two nights' performances.

In non-music updates, the City of New York said the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade will be cancelled for the first time in its 39-year history. But the 2012 New York City Marathon is still scheduled for Sunday.

Update: 10/30, 8:00 am

All Broadway shows have been cancelled for Tuesday night, according to the Broadway League. The league notes that tickets purchased via Telecharge or Ticketmaster will be refunded automatically within 7-10 business days. Tickets purchased through other means should be returned to the point of purchase for a refund or exchange.

The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled Tuesday night's performance of Turandot. Ticket refund details.

Update: 10/29 9:00 pm

At Carnegie Hall, Lang Lang and Friends, scheduled for 6:30 pm Tuesday, has been rescheduled for Monday, June 3, 2013. Tickets for the Oct. 30 concert will be honored for this new date. And an Evening at the Spoleto Festival, originally scheduled for 7:30 pm Tuesday, has been postponed. Patrons should retain their tickets, pending further instructions from Carnegie Hall.

Update: 10/30 3:30 pm

Lincoln Center has cancelled an all-Stockhausen concert, scheduled for Tuesday at Alice Tully Hall, featuring the ensemble Analog Arts. All programs at the David Rubinstein Atrium have also been called off.

John Zorn's Halloween organ recital, scheduled for Tuesday at 6 pm at St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University has been cancelled. The school has cancelled all classes and events for the day.

The 92nd St. Y has cancelled all classes and events for Tuesday.

Update: 10/29, 9:00 am

All Events at Lincoln Center are cancelled on Monday, including performances at the Metropolitan Opera, Juilliard School, Film Society of Lincoln Center and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Radio City Music Hall's box office and its Stage Door Tour will be closed Monday.

Monday night shows at Joe's Pub, City Winery and Jazz at Lincoln Center have been called off.

Update: 10/28, 4:30 pm

Carnegie Hall announces several cancellations. A Sunday night recital by the Tokyo String Quartet, presented by the Yale School of Music at Zankel Hall, has been cancelled.

Two Monday night events have also been called off: Mezzo-soprano Jadranka Jovanovic in recital at Weill Recital Hall (presented by Serbian American Music St. Sava); and a program by Broadway singer Idina Menzel in Stern Auditorium has been rescheduled for Nov. 4. Tickets for Menzel’s Monday performance will be honored at the new date. For questions, call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled Monday's performance of Le Nozze di Figaro

BAM Rose Cinemas has closed and remain so Monday "and possibly Tuesday."

Juilliard has cancelled all classes, events and rehearsals for Monday. The school says events will be rescheduled as necessary. 

Update: 10/28, 3 pm

All Broadway shows have been cancelled for Sunday and Monday nights, according to the Broadway League. The league notes that tickets purchased via Telecharge or Ticketmaster will be refunded automatically within 7-10 business days. Tickets purchased through other means should be returned to the point of purchase for a refund or exchange.

Sunday night's "Banjo Summit" with Bela Fleck at Pace University's Michael Shimmel Center for the Arts has been cancelled.

Update 10/28, 1 pm

Sunday's chamber music concert at the Frick Collection featuring violinist John Holloway has been cancelled. The museum says that rescheduling or refunds will be determined later in the week. 

The 92nd St. Y reports that all of its events from Sunday 5 pm on through Monday have been cancelled.

Additionally, Lincoln Center tells us that today's 5 pm recital by organist Cameron Carpenter will proceed as scheduled. As of Sunday afternoon, performances at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera are also proceeding.

Check back here regularly for further updates.