Community | Senior Cinema 2017Before there was You’ve Got Mail there was this Ernst Lubitsch classic about two bickering coworkers who are slow to realize they’ve been falling in love as anonymous pen pals.
Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the centennial of America’s greatest classical composer and conductor. Drawing from more than 150 photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture, and films, Leonard Bernstein at 100 marks the official exhibit of the centennial and is the most comprehensive retrospective of Bernstein’s life and career ever staged in a museum setting. Items on display will include Bernstein’s conductor baton; his first childhood piano; the desk used to compose West Side Story; handwritten score sheets for songs from West Side Story, including “America,” “Tonight,” and “Maria”; Bernstein’s handwritten Harvard study notebook from 1939; and more. In addition to the objects and the multi-media presentations, the exhibit includes a number of interactive displays, designed to allow the museum visitor deep access into Bernstein’s creative mind and music legacy. A listening bar will enable visitors to explore some of Bernstein’s most noted works; and a vocal booth gives visitors the chance to sing lead in West Side Story. Another interactive breaks down the parts of a symphony for greater understanding of Bernstein’s greatest orchestral works, while a specially designed interactive gives visitors the opportunity to step into Bernstein’s conducting shoes and lead the New York Philharmonic. There are Bernstein home movies, GRAMMY® performances, interviews with contemporaries and colleagues, clips of his most noted stage works, segments taken from Bernstein’s famous Young People’s Concerts, and performances with the New York Philharmonic. Leonard Bernstein at 100 was curated by the GRAMMY Museum® in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Bernstein Family. Presented in cooperation with the Bernstein Family, The Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc., Brandeis University, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Additional support is provided by The New York Community Trust - LuEsther T. Mertz Advised Fund, the Leo Shull Foundation for the Arts, Barbara G. Fleischman, Howard and Sarah Solomon, and Dasha Epstein. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman. Additional support for exhibitions has been provided by Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg and the Miriam and Harold Steinberg Foundation.
Arturo Toscanini (1867 - 1957) remains among the most revered figures in classical music, due in large part to the dissemination of his work through hundreds of commercially produced recordings and wide-reaching radio broadcasts, which helped to define and perpetuate his cultural significance during the second half of his meteoric career. This exhibition explores the iconoclastic yet beloved conductor’s legacy through the very medium in which he worked: sound. With a particular focus on his 17-year career with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound draws foremost upon the Toscanini Legacy collection of sound recordings, the single largest collection held by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The over 43,000 items represent the full array of audio formats in use during Toscanini’s lifetime, including lacquer, shellac, and vinyl discs, tape reels, cylinders, and wire recordings as well as the more obscure selenophone recordings and the metal parts used in the production of 78 rpms discs. As one of the world’s leading sound archives, the Library for the Performing Arts will place front and center Toscanini’s recordings through ongoing live demonstrations and free public programs devoted to the craft of preserving and archiving the technology he helped define during his lifetime.
It is so much a part of the holidays in New York, that it is now hard to imagine a time when George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® did not call for an annual pilgrimage to the ballet. When the ballet debuted in 1954 however, it was not an immediate success. But when a televised and narrated version in 1958 brought the magical world into people’s homes all across America, a classic was born. In 1964 the ballet saw some choreographic changes, and brand new costumes and sets were commissioned from the artists Barbara Karinska and Rouben Ter-Arutunian. The modifications brought iced perfection to an already sweet work, and The Nutcracker® has remained untouched since this time, allowing multiple generations to bond over a shared experience year after year with the New York City Ballet. The exhibition Winter Wonderland: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® charts the early years of the ballet’s life from its premiere in February 1954 to the success of the remounted production in 1964. Through treasures from the archives of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, including photographs, set models, costume designs, and original film footage, the story of the work emerges, as do the thematic qualities which make Balanchine’s version of the ballet unique and so enduring: namely nostalgia, faith, love, and childhood innocence and wonder.
Presented by Gary W. Parr The Philharmonic’s performances of Messiah are without question the quintessential, don’t-miss holiday event for music lovers. This is Handel’s inspired musical fireworks and some of the most glorious choral writing ever created, making this the undisputed favorite during the holiday season. Hallelujah!
’Tis the season for the orchestra's annual program of holiday classics and festive surprises. Observe some of the world's greatest musicians as they prepare for a Carnegie Hall performance! Open Working Rehearsals are exclusive member-only events open to Carnegie Hall Friends members at the Friend ($100) level and up, Notables at the Supporter ($500) level and up, and Patrons only. Rehearsal passes are complimentary with membership. Performers The New York Pops Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor Essential Voices USA Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
THE CROOKED TRIO. Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..
Member EventsMeet fellow BAM members over a glass of wine in the Diker Gallery.
BSM guitar faculty member Jose Maldonado and piano faculty member Tim McCullough perform a concert of rarely heard works for guitar and piano including the composers Carulli, Giuliani and Lagnani.
Celebrate the holiday season with a multi-disciplinary performance by the HSA Theatre Alliance, Dorothy Maynor Singers, HSA Dance Ensemble and HSA Dance Junior Ensemble. Production Direction by Alfred Preisser Written by Josiah Fluker-McInnis Choreography by Aubrey Lynch II, Leyland Simmons, Brianna Reed, and Tracy Johnson Musical Direction & Arrangements by Rob Baumgartner Vocal Direction by Yolanda Wyns DECEMBER 8, 9*, 10, 15, 16, 17 Fridays, 7PM | Saturdays, 3PM & 7PM | Sundays, 3PM *December 9 will only have a 7PM Evening performance. $20 Advance | $25 Door | $15 Students & Seniors
TENET celebrates the holidays with cozy carols to warm the heart and soul on one of the darkest nights of the year. Our quintet of singers will be joined by lutenist Hank Heijink in an eclectic program of carols from America and Europe in a performance highlighting TENETs distinctive clarity through thoughtful renditions of time-honored tunes.
Waterwell, PPAS, and Manhattan Youth present Into the Woods Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine Directed by Kyle Pleasant Music Directed by Brad Siebeking Stage Management by Alisha Litman-Zelle James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Featuring the Theater Arts Classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020. The Waterwell Drama Program at PPAS is a four-year intensive program in acting and theatermaking. Our approach emphasizes rigor and wholesome discipline alongside curiosity, generosity and an orientation toward others. Our curriculum provides students with the artistic and personal skills to be leaders in the field, their community, and in whatever profession they choose to pursue.
The Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts (UASPA) proudly presents its first musical RENT--in association with Music Theater International--on December 15th at the UASPA auditorium. How do you measure your life? In "daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee"? RENT, a story of relationships, betrayal, struggles with health and addiction, and our shared hopes and dreams, demands we answer these and many other questions while reaffirming our need for one another. Then, after everything, why not measure LIFE in LOVE!"
This night marks the culmination of a two-year music film project to create a video for each of the 18 songs on rapper & poet Watsky's 2016 album 'x Infinity.' Be in the first New York audience to view film in its entirety, featuring contributions from wordsmiths Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Chinaka Hodge and directors Carlos Lopez-Estrada, Jackson Adams, Nick Roney, Mike Dempsey and more. Each screening, in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles is a benefit for a local youth arts nonprofit,100% of ticket sales going to that charity. New York's screening benefits Ghetto Film School, a nonprofit founded to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers. please note: this film, while presented in the spirit of love and positivity, contains nudity and a moment of graphic sexuality. Adult sensibilities only.
If you can walk, you can contra! It's good ol' fashioned fun for everyone, right here in Brooklyn! Find more details at www.brooklyncontra.org Introductory Waltz and Contra Lesson at 7:00pm. Dancing starts at 8:00pm WHAT IS CONTRA DANCING? If Swing dancing and Square dancing met in a bar, youd get Contra. Contra dancing is a type of community folk dance. Youll dance to live music with a partner, although bringing a partner is not necessary. Contra Dancing is a great way to meet new people! Couples form parallel lines and, over the course of the dance, move up and down the dance floor, interacting with every other couple in their line. There is no fancy footwork involved anyone can do it! Calling all of the dances from the stage, the Dance Caller teaches each dance before the music starts. As the dance progresses, the Dance Caller provides fewer and fewer prompts until, dropping out entirely, they allow you, your partner, and everyone else on the dance floor to finish the dance accompanied only by the exciting music!
Its been 90 years since Al Jolson first warned us that "You ain't heard nothin' yet!", bursting into song in "The Jazz Singer", and giving birth to the movie musical. Over the next few years, this new genre found its voice and gave us some unusual and timeless music and stars. The film musicals nascent charm, as Janet Gaynors performance in 1929s Sunny Side Up showed us, would reach an unmatched peak of sophisticated artistry just seven years later with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time. Hollywood Party revisits the songs that were written for these and other performers, including beloved standards and long-forgotten tunes from songwriters De Sylva, Brown, & Henderson, Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields, Herb Nacio Brown, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Richard Whiting and others writing for Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, and Bing Crosby at the beginning of their legendary film careers. Jeff Macauley has been singing in cabarets from Los Angeles to New York since 1990. Jeff was nominated for a 2016 and 2015 MAC Award for Male Vocalist and has been nominated for several BroadwayWorld.com cabaret awards for his shows "It Was Me: The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel" "Mr. Lucky: The Songs of Henry Mancini", and "Le Grand Tour: The Music of Michel Legrand". In 1998, Jeff received Backstage Magazines Bistro Award for Outstanding Theme Show for "MWAH! The Dinah Shore Show" which was succesfully revived in 2016 in honor of Miss Shores centenary. "It Was Me: The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel", is also available as a studio recording at cdbaby.com and through iTunes and Amazon. "Such a delight!" -- Andrea Marcovicci "Just darling" -- Marilyn Maye "Cabaret Caviar" -- Philip Littell "By all means, go!" -- Marilyn Michaels "Perfectly sublime" -- BroadwayWorld.com "One delicious tasting confecton" -- Cabaret Scenes All Sales Are Final. Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM. Please arrive one half hour prior to the show and allow additional time if you are planning to have a dinner. Late arrivals will be seated at management's discretion. Downtown's intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by."
RuPaul's Drag Race favorite ALASKA returns to New York with the premiere of her 5th annual holiday show, FOR HEAVEN'S SNAKES! Oh by gosh, by golly -- it's time for mistletoe and... ALASKA! Join your favorite extra-terrestrial songstress and her holly-jolly mystical ivory-tickler Handsome Jeremy as they make the Yultide gay in this brand new show for 2017. FOR HEAVEN'S SNAKES! promises to put the Christ back into Christmas and warm even the most cold-blooded. Tickets are $22 - $50, plus a $20 food/drink minimum. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or Click here for Tickets
Candlelight Carols TENET celebrates the holidays with cozy carols to warm the heart and soul on one of the darkest nights of the year. TENET: Jolle Greenleaf, Martha Cluver, Kate Maroney, Owen McIntosh, Andrew Padgett, and Hank Heijink. Friday, December 15 at 7 pm Tickets: $25-$50 All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue at East 80th Street, Manhattan
A New York holiday season without CMS’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos has become unimaginable. Don’t miss the performance which is now the essential year-end musical tradition for thousands of music lovers. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Bach The Complete Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-1051 (1720)