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Brooklyn Opera Works presents Echo et Narcisse
August 17 & 19, 2017 at 7:30pm
BMS Playhouse

A rarely heard Baroque gem, Christoph Willibald Gluck's piece is based on the myth of Echo and Narcissus. His interpretation centers on the internal and external challenges that the lovers have to overcome in order to finally join in love's union. Themes of vanity, narcissism, lust, and jealousy are explored playfully, as the wrath of a jealous God, the mischievous arrows of love, and human compassion compete to shape the lovers' fates.
 
Tickets are $10-25 and are available at (718) 638-5660 or www.brooklynmusicschool.org.

BMS Playhouse | 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. 



Bryant Park Presents New York City Opera:
La Fanciulla del West by Puccini
Tuesday, August 22 at 6pm
Bryant Park

A free preview of Giacomo Puccini's hard-drinking, poker-playing, bona fide Western with an Italian operatic soundtrack.

For the third performance in the ongoing Bryant Park Presents New York City Opera series, New York City Opera is proud to present a free preview of its upcoming production of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West. Based on American playwright David Belasco's The Girl of the Golden West, the opera, set in a mining camp during the California Gold Rush, has been a favorite of New York audiences since its sensational premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1910. A master of atmospheric setting, Puccini seamlessly incorporated American folk music with his own Italianate lyricism and brilliant orchestration to animate the passion and adventure of this evocative drama.

The concert features preview performances from the stars of City Opera's eagerly anticipated production. Following her critically acclaimed performances in Tosca and La campana sommersa, lead soprano Kristin Sampson returns to the City Opera stage as Minnie, the intrepid, kindhearted owner of the Polka Saloon. Jonathan Burton, whose impassioned portrayals of dramatic tenor roles have elicited rave reviews across the country, makes his City Opera debut as Dick Johnson, the mysterious stranger trying to escape a dishonorable past. American bass Kevin Short makes his debut in the role of the jealous and vengeful Sheriff Jack Rance. Mr. Short's international career includes appearances at the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Zurich Opera, among many others. Ms. Sampson, Mr. Burton, and Mr. Short are joined by pianist Emily Urbanek in a performance of the opera's most memorable moments.

Bryant Park | 42nd & Sixth

 


 

Canticles of the Holy Wind
Saturday October 29th 7:30PM  – 8:30PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Four choirs surround the audience in this breathtaking new work by John Luther Adams, "one of the most original thinkers of the new century" (New Yorker), staged in The Met's stunning Medieval Sculpture Hall.

Tickets start at $65 and include museum admission.
Bring the Kids for $1 (ages 7-16)
For more information or advance purchase visit www.metmuseum.org.

Medieval Sculpture Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028



Crossing the Line Festival
Ryoji Ikeda’s supercodex [live set]
Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7 at 7pm
The Met’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are thrilled to kick off the 2017 edition of the Crossing the Line Festival with the New York Premiere of groundbreaking audiovisual artist Ryoji Ikeda’s supercodex [live set] on Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7 at The Met’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.
 
Renowned for his achingly beautiful minimalism, ultra-spare beats, and mesmerizing audiovisual installations, Ikeda transforms his celebrated 2013 album supercodex into a singular live performance, in which he takes the stage surrounded by mammoth projections of arresting black and white digital imagery.
 
For more information on FIAF’s 2017 Crossing the Line Festival, visit: crossingtheline.org.

Tickets
 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC

 



Downtown Music Productions and Howl Gallery present
PINS AND NEEDLES                              
Music and lyrics by Harold Rome
Tuesday October 25 at 7 PM
Howl Gallery

Downtown Music Productions and Howl Gallery present  "Pins and Needles," a witty 1937 satire by composer/lyricist Harold Rome, who also wrote "Fanny," "Destry Rides Again," and "I Can Get It For You Wholesale."  With its critically acclaimed score and lyrics, "Pins and Needles" is a unique call for social justice and equity, with many clever musical numbers including "Sitting on Your Status Quo," "Sing Me A Song of Social Significance," "It's Not Cricket to Picket," and many more.   Performers are Karla Simmons, Jeannine Otis, April Armstrong, Charles Baran, Michael Schilke, Larry Marshall and Paul Malamphy.   Music director is Mimi Stern-Wolfe; stage director, Larry Marshall; and choreographer Mercedes Ellington.

Suggested donation: $20 (100% of the proceeds go directly to the Actor's Fund and HOWL Help).
Reservations: www.brownpapertickets.com

Howl Gallery | 6 East 1st Street


Mulatu Astatke
Friday September 9th 7PM – 8:30PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Known as the father of Ethio-jazz, composer and multi-instrumentalist (vibraphone, piano, keyboard, organs, and percussion) Mulatu Astatke leaped to international fame in the '70s and '80s with his unique mix of Western traditional Ethiopian music and admirers like Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. Forced off the road for a time due to the political situation in his homeland, he came roaring back in the '90s, recording and touring as never before. Known for his fearless experimentation, his music begins and ends with improvisation. Experience the sounds, rhythms, and textures of Ethiopia live in The Temple of Dendur.

Tickets start at $65 and include museum admission.
Bring the Kids for $1 (ages 7-16)
For more information or advance purchase visit www.metmuseum.org.

The Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing | 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028


No Greater Love Than This
Wednesday November 9th 7 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In honor of Veterans Day, the vocal ensemble Cantus presents a powerful and compelling meditation on war that stretches far beyond the battlefield. No Greater Love Than This is a profound collection of works depicting the world as seen through the eyes of the soldier: loss and longing, brotherhood and bravery, camaraderie and common ground. With a message as deep and resonant as their voices, the men of Cantus explore the bonds that define those willing to lay down their lives for others, leaving us, ultimately, with a message of hope.

Tickets start at $50 and include museum admission.
Bring the Kids for $1 (ages 7-16).
For more information or advance purchase visit www.metmuseum.org.

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028


PUBLIQuartet: The New Baroque
Saturday November 5th 2 pm
The Met Cloisters

The Met Cloisters provides the perfect setting for PUBLIQuartet to reimagine the music of Bach through improvisation and contemporary pairings.

Tickets start at $65 and include museum admission.
Bring the Kids for $1 (ages 7-16).
For more information or advance purchase visit www.metmuseum.org.

The Met Cloisters | 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040



Summer Music at The Museum of Modern Art
Summergarden: New Music for New York
Four Sunday Evenings Beginning July 9th
Summer Thursday
Thursday evenings in July and August

MoMA

Live Music Returns to the Sculpture Garden for 2017 with Summergarden and Summer Thursdays

The Museum of Modern Art announces its lineups of live music events in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden for summer 2017. The annual Summergarden: New Music for New York free concert series returns for four Sunday evenings beginning July 9. A tradition since 1971, Summergarden is part of the Museum’s long history of presenting contemporary classical music and jazz. The Museum once again welcomes the collaboration of its programming partners, The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Members of the New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, perform on July 9 and 23, offering two distinctive programs of contemporary compositions that are receiving their New York premieres. Juilliard concerts are performed by members of the New Juilliard Ensemble, which, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, specializes in presenting new music in the most diverse styles from all over the world, and the Verona Quartet, which has just concluded a two-year residency at Juilliard. Jazz at Lincoln Center has selected two jazz groups whose concerts on July 16 (Marquis Hill Project) and July 30 (Patrick Bartley’s Dreamweaver Society) emphasize original works. Each Jazz at Lincoln Center evening features one world premiere.

On Thursday evenings in July and August, the Museum presents Summer Thursdays, a series of musical performances free with Museum admission, organized in collaboration with PopRally, a cross-departmental committee that programs events at the Museum and MoMA PS1. Beginning July 6, the Museum will remain open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays and present concerts in the Sculpture Garden. The 2017 Summer Thursdays series features performers who cross geographical and stylistic borders in every sense, blending genres as wide-ranging as punk, jazz, Afro-beat, and electro, and claiming cultural influences and heritage from around the globe. They include groups as diverse as ¡Aparato!, Alsarah and the Nubatones, and Banda Magda. The series begins with the “neo-Sufi” sounds of the Pakistan-born Arooj Aftab, and closes with Helado Negro's idiosyncratic fusion of Latin pop and synth-rock. This year, Summer Thursdays performances are presented in conjunction with the digital exhibition Crossing Borders: Immigration and American Culture. The series is also presented in conjunction with Citizens and Borders, a series of projects at MoMA related to works in the collection that offer critical perspectives on histories of migration, territory, and displacement.

Information: MoMA.org

MoMA | 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019


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