"That corner spot? It's perfect for a concert."
- The New York Times

Next Tertulia |Elena Urioste, Nick Canellakis & Michael Brown at Cubana Social

June 8th, 2015 | 7PM

Tertulia Chamber Music

Tertulia is a chamber music series that presents concerts in restaurants, in an atmosphere that combines lively conversation and dining with the opportunity to hear some of the greatest performers of our time. Tertulias are formatted as dinner-concerts, with three performances separated by extended intermissions. A typical Tertulia presents 60 minutes of music, with at least 75 minutes set aside for eating, drinking, and socializing.

During performances restaurant service is suspended and conversation stops.

Looking Ahead

Anthony Roth Costanzo and the International Contemporary Ensemble at Cubana Social

Anthony Roth Costanzo and the International Contemporary Ensemble

April 14, 2015 | Cubana Social

Tara Helen O’Connor with Mihai Marica and Pedja Muzijevic at Harding's

Tara Helen O’Connor with Mihai Marica and Pedja Muzijevic

April 27, 2015 | Harding's

DECODA at restaurant Bocca di Bacco


May 11, 2015 | Bocca di Bacco

Elena Urioste, Nick Canellakis & Michael Brown

Elena Urioste, Nick Canellakis & Michael Brown

Jun 08, 2015 | Cubana Social

Explore Tertulia

Artistic Directors

Julia Villagra and James Austin Smith bring their shared love of chamber music and food to Tertulia this season.


Timo Andres, composer & pianist, joins Tertulia for the 2014-2015 season

Meet Jesse

Jesse Mills, violin, is performing on November 24, 2014.

Become A Member

Members get priority tickets, access to exclusive events and other great perks.

News & Community

Tertulia announces 2014-2015 season

Forty-six artists, eleven concerts, four centuries of music, three restaurants, two artistic directors, one fabulous season of chamber music in a warm, welcoming setting in NYC.

Tertulia announces James Austin Smith as Co-Artistic Director

I am thrilled to tell you starting this 2014-2015 season, James Austin Smith will be joining me as Tertulia's Co-Artistic Director.

Andrew Yee is The Hungry Cellist (and our new favorite food and music vlogger)

The Attacca Quartet's cellist Andrew Yee loves food and inventive cocktails almost as much as he loves chamber music. Tertulia first presented the Attaccas in January 2014; here, we quickly discovered our mutual affection for the culinary arts. Today you can find Andrew and his quartet at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, as the 2014-2015 quartet-in-residence. But in the meantime, we just cannot get enough of Andrew's food and music video-blog The Hungry Cellist.

That Corner Spot? It's Perfect for a Concert.

Thanks to New York Times critic Steve Smith a wonderful review of our May 2013 Tertulia at Harding's.