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.



A Menacing Plume

New World Records (80747),
Apr 2014 (CD)

Composers: Rand Steiger
Artists: Talea Ensemble: James Baker, Tara Helen O’Connor, Arthur Sato, Steven Beck, Stephen Gosling, Matthew Gold, Alex Lipowski, Yuki Numata Resnick, Chris Gross, Olivier Pasquet, Rand Steiger, Rane Moore, Elizabeth Weisser; Miller Puckette, Rand Steiger, Ben Reimer, and Leanne Zacharias

Society Of Composers Inc, Transcendencies

Capstone Records (8656),
Mar 1999 (CD)

Composers: Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Jack Fortner, Jonathan Sheffer, Morris Moshe Cotel, James Neng-Hsien Ho
Artists: Tara Helen O'Connor, Sara Laimon, Danny Tunick, John Ferrari, Christine Sohn, Jacqueline Carrasco, John Whitfield, Marianne Gythfeldt, Michael Pratt, Princeton Composers Ensemble

On Alligators

Tzadik (8010),
Jan 2005 (CD)

Composers: Charles Wuorinen
Artists: Charles Wuorinen, Tara O'Connor, Fred Sherry, Kevin Bowyer, Jennifer Frautschi, Peter Kolkay, Sunghae Anna Lim, Charles Neidich, Richard O'Neill, Gerard Reuter, Herbert Blomstedt, Garrick Ohlsson, Brentano String Quartet, San Francisco Symphony