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.
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Some of the world’s most talented students of 17th and 18th century music make up Juilliard415. The Juilliard School’s prestigious period-instrument ensemble made their Miller debut in 2014 to great acclaim, and now return to highlight chamber music repertoire of the Baroque era. Additional Information Major support for Pop-Up Concerts is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Dow Jones Foundation. Repertoire Leclair Overture in D Major, Op. 13, No. 2 Boismortier Sonata for Flute and Violin in E minor, Op. 51, No. 2 Porpora Sinfonia da camera, Op. 2, No. 3 Handel Trio Sonata in B-flat Major, HWV 50a
Join us for part two of two nights on Hip-Hop and Jazz: A Crossroads of Chance curated by harpist Brandee Younger, a leading voice on the life and music of both Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby. In addition to her work in classical and jazz, Younger, whose first major recording was on a Bad Boy Records artists' album in 2006, has made hip-hop a major part of her career. This evening will include a live performance by Brandee Younger and her band focusing on the music of harpists Dorothy Ashby and artist herself.
A piece ideal for the spacious acoustics of the Cathedral, Arvo Pärt’s Miserere utilizes sparse but intense harmonies, along with perfectly timed silences, to fill the space in a unique and mystical way. Accompanying this masterpiece are other choral gems: Bogoroditse Dyevo and Otche nash’ by Igor Stravinsky, and Zoltán Kodály’s Laudes Organi, a virtuosic extravaganza for chorus and organ, which will be accompanied by Associate Music Director Raymond Nagem. Solists: Amber Evans, Soprano Daniel Moody, Countertenor Marc Day, Tenor Michael Steinberger, Tenor Joseph Beutel, Bass Raymond Nagem, Organ Purchase Tickets
Entropica is Francisca Bascuñan, Chilean singer, music producer and sound engineer. She has been working in her career as music producer and performer, having recently released four records: Entropica EP, Niña Nuclear, Al Espacio and the recently released Adentro. This 2018 Entropica is working in two albums, an instrumental self-produced, and a vocal album produced by her and Alfredo Ibarra (Lainus) a very talented producer and composer.
noneDEBUSSY DEBUSSY Préludes, Book II none* BARTÓK Elegy No. 1 none* MUCZYNSKI Desperate Measures none* LOURIÉ Selections from Cinq préludes fragiles noneSCHUMANN SCHUMANN Piano Sonata No. 1 DEBUSSY DEBUSSY Préludes, Book II * BARTÓK Elegy No. 1 * MUCZYNSKI Desperate Measures * LOURIÉ Selections from Cinq préludes fragiles SCHUMANN SCHUMANN Piano Sonata No. 1 Zhenni Li is a recent winner of the 2017 New York Concert Artists Worldwide Debut Audition, Astral Artist's 2016 National Auditions, the Grieg International Competition in Norway, and first prize at the Concours Musical de France. Her performances have been broadcast internationally on WQXR, Canada National CBC radio, and Philadelphia's WWFM Classical Network. Ms. Li will release her debut CD Melancholie with Steinway & Sons this spring, featuring works by Schumann, Lourie, and Bartók.
Leila Bordreuil is a Brooklyn-based cellist, composer, and sound artist from France. Her cello improvisations challenge conventional practice, producing textural variations from a collage of phantom overtones and pitched utterances. Through a unique and original vocabulary of extended techniques, preparations, and imaginative amplification methods, she transforms her instrument into an abstract resonant body. Her composed works draw from a similar texture-based musical aesthetic while developing relationships between sound and space. In her site-specific electro-acoustic compositions, architecture is the foundation of the piece and musicality arises from an organized spacialization of sound. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2012, Leila has maintained an active concert schedule playing with Marina Rosenfeld, Anthony Coleman, Tom Chiu (Flux Quartet), Chris Corsano, Eli Keszler, Richard Teitlebaum (Musica Elettronica Viva), Weasel Walter, Richard Garet, Susan Alcorn, Tamio Shiraishi, Guillermo Gregorio and Michael Foster, among many others. She has performed at the Whitney Museum, Roulette, Issue Project Room, The Kitchen, and the Performa Biennale.
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Wolfgang Voigt, born in 1961 in Cologne, Germany, is an artist, music producer, label owner and one of the co-founders of the Cologne-based electronica and techno label Kompakt. Grown up and socialized in the pop sub-culture of the 1970s and 1980s, Voigt has developed his own art and sound that cross genres, mixing music styles such as glam rock, pop, jazz, classic, punk, and new wave, and art movements such as pop art and the Neue Wilde (the ‘New Wild Ones’). In the late 1980s, he caught acid house fever, and since then Voigt has committed himself uncompromisingly to the straight (techno music) bass drum. Inspired by the minimalist structures of this music, Voigt works around the most diverse facets of his own ideas of subversive concept disco music. He understands this kind of contemporary music as a non-verbal, international musical language in which origin, status, or rock-stardom are no longer relevant. Voigt’s contribution to the various global techno ‘dialects’ (Chicago, Detroit, Berlin, Frankfurt…) is Cologne minimal techno, of which he is considered to be the most important pioneer. Working under many different project names and pseudonyms (e.g. Mike Ink, Studio1, M:I:5, GAS, Love Inc., Freiland, Wassermann…), Wolfgang Voigt has continuously varied his own, unmistakable music style from the onset of the 1990s, spanning the spectrum from creating experimental and unusual hybrids by combining elements of techno with German Schlager and folk music, to pioneering, austere minimalistic concept techno series such as Studio1, a series that was limited to 10 vinyl releases, the cover of each bearing a plain color design without any text. In 1996, his pop techno album Love Inc. - Life’s a Gas based on historical pop citations (samples), was named ‘Album of the Year’ by the renowned music magazine Spex. His project GAS, an intoxicatingly sinister work of sound art based on highly condensed classical sound sources, thrilled a global audience far beyond the traditional electronica and techno music scenes. By combining abstract nature sounds with strings and brass alongside GAS’s minimalist cover designs incorporating photographs he took in the forest, Voigt shows his strong affinity for Romanticism and portrays the forest as a mysterious or melancholic place. The accompanying text reads: “GAS fantasizes about a sound body ranging somewhere between Schönberg and Kraftwerk, between bugle and bass drum. GAS is Wagner in the guise of glam rock, Hansel and Gretel on acid. An endless march through the undergrowth—into the disco—of an imaginary, misty forest.” In...
Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Anna in the Tropics, Daphne's Dive) is Beatriz, flawed mom to 16 year-old Olivia, and an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation. After living estranged from each other for years, a mother and daughter embark on a road trip that crosses state lines. Together they meet Americans of different backgrounds, shared dreams, and complicated truths in this powerful new show with vast heart and fierce humor.
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Simone Dinnerstein and PS 321 are thrilled to bring the inspiring music of the Sebastians to our community! The Sebastians are a dynamic musical ensemble specializing in music of the baroque and classical eras. Lauded by the New York Times as "everywhere sharp-edged and engaging," The Sebastians are a dynamic musical ensemble specializing in music of the baroque and classical eras. In this performance, The Sebastians celebrate Bach and his influence in a sparkling program including works by Corelli, handel, Vivaldi, and the master himself. Doors open at 6:30pm. All proceeds benefit the PS 321 PTA.
Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec, whose music has been described as “tuneful, ebullient and wonderfully energetic” (San Francisco Chronicle), has composed more than a hundred orchestral, chamber, choral, lyric, film and electro-acoustic works. His recent successes include the opera The Shining, with a libretto by Mark Campbell based on Stephen King’s novel, which premiered at Minnesota Opera in 2016. Moravec’s latest project is Sanctuary Road, featuring a Campbell libretto based on William Still’s The Underground Railroad, which will be premiered by the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall in 2018.
The Day I Should Have is a limited-engagement 6-episode weekly storytelling show hosted and produced by Danny Artese. This season, with true personal stories from new storytellers about variations on the theme each week, we look back on the days we should have left. Wed Feb 28 at 9:30 pm - The Day I Should Have Left Them / featuring Bryan Berlin, Mike Cho, Tracey Starin, and Thomas McKean Wed Mar 07 at 7:00 pm - The Day I Should Have Left Work / featuring Jude Treder-Wolff, Colin Wilhm, Courtney Antonioli, and Nate Waggoner Wed Mar 14 at 7:00 pm - The Day I Should Have Left My Options Open / featuring Robin Gelfenbien, Sandi Marx, Becca Beberaggi, and Jennifer Glick Wed Mar 21 at 7:00 pm - The Day I Should Have Left Town / featuring Anna Roisman, Rich Cardillo, Kelli Dunham, and Craig Mangum Wed Mar 28 at 9:30 pm - The Day I Should Have Left the Party / Carolyn Castiglia, Jamie Brickhouse, Steve Whyte, and Jessica Barzell Wed April 04 at 9:30 pm - The Day I Should Have Left the Past in the Past / Michele Carlo, Zachary Lennon-Simon, Carla Katz, and Wendy Vazquez
Theodore is a dynamic multi-instrumentalist, composer and performer. He fuses classical composition with electronic elements to create beautifully atmospheric and often cinematic songs. His sound is characterized by these contrasting styles, allowing a broad scope of movement from ethereal to post rock. From early on in his career, Theodore has shown the signs of a prominent talent with great prospects. His unique mélange of influences, from Pink Floyd and Radiohead to a schooling in piano and traditional Greek folk music, has already taken him from Church Studios to the Temple of Zeus and to supporting Sigur Ros at Release Athens Festival in 2016. Theodore’s live gigs have turned into real word-of-mouth events, as they are both mesmerizing and memorable due to his unique performance and the talented musicians that surround him. Debut Album ‘It Is But It’s Not’ It Is But It’s Not has Theodore playing piano, guitar, synthesizer and glockenspiel, while his bandmates add rock instrumentation alongside an elegant string section. Written and arranged by Theodore the album was co-produced by Clive Martin (Queen, Reef) and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, Moby, M83) over two years in London, and then performed live at the fabled Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. Back in the studio, he is now recording his upcoming album that will be released in 2018 on United We Fly. Having performed at Live at Heart in Örebro and Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg in September 2017, his future plans include a tour in Spain, Germany, Poland and the UK, ESNS in Janurary, 2018 and SXSW in March, 2018.
LPR Presents: Hannah Epperson (Slowdown Album Release) at Park Church Co-op 7:30 pm doors | 8:30 pm show | all ages $12 advance | $15 day of show Armed with her violin, loop pedal and voice, sonic weaver Hannah Epperson arranges beautiful musical landscapes without indulgence or over-saturation. As a stirring solo performer and talented collaborative artist, she has joined forces with a versatile cast of collaborators across a spectrum of genres. More recently, these creative explorations have included composing and performing for interdisciplinary film and dance companies across the country and in New York, where she now resides. Hannah's breadth as a collaborative and compositional powerhouse stems from from an eclectic experiential and educational background: from learning Appalachian folk tunes by ear with a cowgirl in Utah to travelling through Scandinavia and Europe as an accompanist; or from touring her solo project by sailboat with permaculturists to accompanying Flamenco dancers in Spain, before finishing her honours degree in Human Geography and representing Canada at World Championships for ultimate frisbee in 2015. The versatile and collaborative journey of this Salt Lake City born violinist informs the creative compositions she offers in her solo projects. Hannah's unique songwriting and performance earned her one of British Columbia's Peak Performance Project awards in 2013 and international recognition as a powerful songwriter whose compositions weave classical emotion together with the raw energy of indie music. Her warm voice sits perfectly within the tone of her four acoustic strings layered together and affected electronically, evoking references to Andrew Bird turned with vocal melodies by Feist; or Owen Pallett reinterpreted by Lykke Li. Hannah’s sound crosses genres and will continue to offer various levels of musical and emotional exploration to the same listener at different times. .michael. is a guitar and clarinet duo that plays sometimes instrumental love songs and sometimes non-instrumental love songs, often about or told from the perspective of a person named Michael, no relation to the band or its members. We have Michael on the guitar, Michael on the sax/clarinet, and sometimes Michael on the voice. Refund Policy & Terms of Service: LPR does not issue refunds or exchanges for ticket purchases. All sales are final. No refunds will be processed for unused tickets or for patrons who are denied entry due to not having valid identification for will call pickup or admittance to an age restricted event. Events are subject to...
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