Upcoming Performances

Fri, Mar 29th: Windscape: Tara Helen O’Connor, Randall Ellis, Alan R. Kay, Frank Morelli and David Jolley

Greenfield Hall at Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY

Portrait in Many Colors

An MSM centennial celebration, in collboration with students from MSM's Jazz Arts program. Featuring a new work by Jazz Arts alum MATT WONG (BM '18) with work by CHARLES MINGUS, DUKE ELLINGTON, LENNIE NIEHAUS, and more.

Sat, Apr 6th: Tara Helen O'Connor, Todd Palmer, James Austin Smith, Pedja Muzijevic, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Tyler Duncan and Paul Haas

Kaufmann Concert Hall - 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

As the world celebrates the genius of Leonardo da Vinci at 500, Jonathan Berger brings the premiere of his new chamber opera—a modern masterwork that invites us into the mind, observations, and boundless curiosity of one of the greatest creative thinkers of all time.

Sun, Apr 14th: Tara Helen O'Connor, Tony Arnold, Gloria Chien, Gilbert Kalish, Kristin Lee, Mihai Marica, Victor Caccese, Daniel Druckman, Ayano Kataoka, Eduardo Leandro and Ian David Rosenbaum

Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY


  • Selections from Three Early Songs for Voice and Piano (1947)
  • Four Nocturnes (Night Music II) for Violin and Piano (1964)
  • American Songbook III: Unto the Hills for Soprano, Amplified Piano, and Four Percussionists (2002)
  • Processional for Piano (1984)
  • Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for Three Masked Players (1971)
  • New Work for Percussion Quintet (CMS Commission, World Premiere)


Tara Helen O'Connor is a charismatic performer noted for her artistic depth, brilliant technique, and colorful tone spanning every musical era. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a two-time Grammy nominee, she is now a season artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A Wm. S. Haynes flute artist, Tara regularly participates in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, Spoleto USA, Chamber Music Northwest, Mainly Mozart Festival, Music from Angel Fire, the Banff Centre, the Great Mountains Music Festival, Chesapeake Music Festival and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.



Arranged for wind Quintet

MSR Classics (MS1175),
Sep 2007 (CD)

Composers: Antonin Dvorak
Artists: Windscape: Tara Helen O' Connor, Randall Wolfgang, Alan R. Kay, David Jolley, Frank Morelli, Daniel Phillips, Jeremy Denk

DVD: Live From Lincoln Center Simple Gifts: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Shaker Village

PBS Distribution ( LVLC601),
Oct 2016 (CD)

Composers: Copland, Dvorak, Barber, Foster and O'Connor
Artists: Tara Helen O’Connor, David Shifrin, Peter Kolkay, Gilles Vonsattel, Wu Han, Kristin Lee, Arnaud Sussmann, Paul Neubauer, David Finckel, Daxun Zhang, The Escher String Quartet: Adam Barnett-Hart, Aaron Boyd, Pierre LaPointe and Brook Speltz

Fanfare & Memorial

Arcadia Records (7.26072E+11),
Jun 1992 (CD)

Composers: Isang Yun
Artists: Tara Helen O'Conor, Lorin Maazel, The Berlin Philharmonic, Heinz Holliger , Scharoun Ensemble Berlin