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TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, January 11, 2014
2:30 p.m.Music: Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed by the New York Opera ForumBronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, January 18, 2014
2:30 p.m.A Latin Jazz Concert featuring Papo Pepin Y Su Orchestra
The legendary master percussionist Papo Pepin and his orchestra will perform hits from their cds “Al Natural” y “Ponte en Vela.”
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, January 25, 2014
2:30 p.m.Burdetsky Family Circus
The Burdetsky Family Circus has performed in circuses throughout the United States, as well as for hospital, day care and senior center audiences. Of particular delight are the Burdetsky Dancing Dogs, Santa and Barbara, who keep audiences smiling as they sing, waltz, and perform hilarious tricks.Arkady Burdetsky heads up this amazing family circus. Arkady, who trained with and worked for the renowned Moscow Circus, is a distinguished acrobat and juggler. At age 20, he was entered into the Russia…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults,
Families
Saturday, February 8, 2014
2:30 p.m.An Afternoon of Jazz by the New Amsterdam Musical Association
Please join us for "An Afternoon of Jazz", with: Charles Lovell on piano, Chris Hall on bass, Sam Greshan on drums, and vocalists Antoinette Hamlin, Renee White and Naomi Randolph. Songs made famous by legendary jazz musicians will be performed.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, February 15, 2014
2:30 p.m.Music: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini performed by the New York Opera Forum
Please join us for a performance of the musical version of Tosca written by Giacomo Puccini and performed by The New York Opera Forum.Plot: The action of Tosca takes place in Rome in June 1800. Angelotti, a former consul of the Romanrepublic, has escaped from prison and takes refuge in the Church of Sant'Andrea della Valle. There hefinds a sympathizer, the painter Mario Cavaradossi, who offers to help him. Just then Cavaradossi, thelover of the singer Floria Tosca, hears Tosca's voice outside. S…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, February 22, 2014
2:30 p.m.RESISTANCE: a play by Richard C. Goodman performed by Xoregos Performing Company
RESISTANCE, an exciting play by Richard C. Goodman, will be performed by the Xoregos Performing Company. Costumed in 1851 style. this play features characters: Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, Underground Railroad hero William Parker, a courageous Quaker woman and others. The fight ignited by the Fugitive Slave Act between the South and the Abolitionists is given dramatic impact. RESISTANCE, in its New York premiere, has a cast of eight superb actors and is directed by Shela Xoregos.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Sunday, February 23, 2014
1:30 p.m.A Centennial Celebration of Julia De Burgos in Film, Music and Poetry
Please join us for a centennial celebration of Julia De Burgos (1914-1953): Acclaimed Puerto Rican Poet, Teacher and Revolutionary.1:30 pm - Film Screening: The Life & Poetry of Julia de Burgos2-3 pm - Live Music and Poetry Performance by: Fred Dionisio Nunez, Vocalist and Pianist, Julio J. Rosaly, guitarist, Poetry Recital by Carmen D. Lucca, Poet & Author.3 - 4:45 pm - Film screening - Julia, toda en mi. (Spanish with English subtitles)Exhibit on the life and works on Julia de Burgos…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, March 1, 2014
2:30 p.m.Chang-er flies to the Moon
Conceived by: Kuang-Yu Fong, Stephen Kaplin & Ron SopylaDirected by: Kuang-Yu Fong Year: 2012Chang-Er Flies to the Moon recounts the timeless legend of the Chinese Moon goddess and her husband, the archer/hero Ho Yi. Chinese Theatre Works’ adaptation of this ancient tale of supernatural love caught up in conflict with Heaven and Earth uses overhead projector shadow puppetry, with images and figures modeled on traditional Chinese shadow figures, with a dash of zany humor!
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, March 8, 2014
2:30 p.m.¡Retumba!: celebrate Women's History Month with this all female percussion and dance troupe
An all female, multi-cultural dance and percussion group formed in 1981, ¡Retumba! has performed at Carnegie Hall with Pete Seeger, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Central Park’s Summerstage, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls, as well as colleges and universities in the tri-state area. Retumba presents folkloric music and dance of Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Brazil, highlighting the links between Caribbean music and the musical traditions of both Afr…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, March 15, 2014
2:30 p.m.Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Chamber Orchestra and Women's Choir in Concert.
The following selections will be performed: Women’s Choir Jacqueline Bergland, Director O Soave Fanciulla from LaBoheme………………………….Puccini Quando M'en Vo from LaBoheme…………………………...Puccini Sull'Aria from Le Nozze de Figaro….………………………..Mozart I Feel Pretty from Westside Story.…………………….…....Bernstein Summertime from Porgy and Bess….……………….……..Gershwin Frontierland from Toy Story.………………..…...arr. Avila and Wise The Greatest Love of All.…………………………..arr. Jay Althouse Chamber Orchestr…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Saturday, March 22, 2014
2:30 p.m.A Performance Reading of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury’s FAHRENHEIT 451 A Performance Reading in the Style of Radio Drama First published in 1953 when Nazi book burnings were fresh in the world’s consciousness, Bradbury’s famous novel has never been out of print. François Truffaut’s 1966 movie version is still shown, and a new film by Frank Darabont (director of The Shaw­shank Redemption and The Green Mile) is in planning stages. Fahrenheit 451 is undeniably a champion in the unending fight against censorship and apathy, and is consi…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, March 29, 2014
2:30 p.m. Music: DIE WALKÜRE by Richard Wagner performed by the New York Opera Forum
Walküre, Die, (The Valkyrie), the second music drama of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (text by the composer), first performed at the Court and National Theater, Munich, June 26, 1870. (See Nibelungen, The Ring of the.) Between the close of Das Rheingold, the first music drama in the cycle, and the opening of Die Walküre, Wotan (baritone) has realized that the evil resulting from the theft of the Rhine gold can be ended only if the Ring is returned to the Rhine. Needing an innocent her…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, April 5, 2014
2:30 p.m.A Performance of Flamenco Music and Dance by Arts Flamenco
Arts Flamenco will present the history of flamenco, an explanation of the instruments used and a performance of the traditional dances of flamenco.
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Saturday, April 12, 2014
2:30 p.m.Latin Jazz with Papo Pepin Y Su Orchestra
The legendary master percussionist Papo Pepin and his orchestra will perform hits from their cds "Al Natural" y "Ponte en Vela."
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:30 p.m.Sonido Costeño Trio in Concert
Sonido Costeño (Coastal Sounds) is a modern day New York City Latin band. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it, transforms their audiences into dance hall performances.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, May 3, 2014
2:30 p.m.South African Harlem Voices (SAHAVO)
South African HArlem VOices (SAHAVO) was formed in 2004 in preparation for the 10th Anniversary of South Africa’s Freedom Day. SAHAVO is a non-profit organization that came together just for the love of music.The group has performed in different events such as Riverside Church for Dr. Nelson Mandela, sharing the stage with Harlem Boys’ Choir. The group has performed the National Anthem at the South African Consulate General, New York on South African Freedom Day and on Youth Day. The group has a…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, May 10, 2014
2:30 p.m.A Doo Wop Concert with the NY Exceptions
Enjoy an afternoon of fabulous music from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, May 17, 2014
2:30 p.m.Performance by MAD about Dance
MAD About Dance is an energetic and multi-ethnic modern dance company known for its varied repertoire, ranging from colorful theatrical pieces to the abstract, uniting classical and contemporary dance in exciting ways. It is dedicated to presenting accessible works focusing on experiences that connect us all. The repertoire is a rich cross-section of works including collaborations with composers, writers and other artists.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, May 31, 2014
2:30 p.m.Music: AÏDA by Giuseppe Verdi
Aida, a grand opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The opera was originally commissioned by Ismail Pasha, khedive of Egypt, for the opening of the Italian Theater in Cairo in 1869, as part of the dedication ceremonies for the Suez Canal. The production, however, was delayed—first because Verdi twice refused the commission, and then because the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War made it impossible to get the sets and costumes out of France. The story takes place in ancient Egypt. Aida, a ca…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Saturday, June 7, 2014
2:30 p.m.Alhambra in Concert
Alhambra was founded in 1981 by Dr. Isabelle Ganz to transcribe, record, and perform the vast treasures of Sephardic music which have been preserved by the descendants of the Jews of Spain. The ensemble has taped the songs of native singers (primarily at the Sephardic Home for the Aged in Brooklyn), worked with material transcribed by ethnomusicologists, and then arranged this music for performance on instruments appropriate to the folk cultures of the countries of origin. Their arrangements are…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, June 14, 2014
2:30 p.m.Music: Werther by Jules Massenet performed by the New York Opera Forum Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, June 21, 2014
2:30 p.m.A Musical Tribute to the Music of Motown by Cody Childs and the Ladies of Soul
Jazz/Pop Vocalist Cody Childs performs a tribute to the music of Motown. This tribute includes historical notes on the origins of the Motown Company and biographical notes on many its legendary artists as well as a performance of such Motown classics as “My Girl”, “ Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, “My Guy”, “Just My Imagination”, “Quicksand”, ”Where Did Our Love Go?”, “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch”, ”You Are The Sunshine of My Life”, “For Once In My Life” and many more.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, June 28, 2014
2:30 p.m.A Performance Reading of James McBride's The Color of Water
From the Novel by James McBride The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother A 70-minute performance reading by Debbie Starker and David Houston. In the style of radio drama, with jazz and traditional background music. Adapted and directed by David Houston. James McBride had been a journalist for eight years when at age 30, he quit his job as a Washington Post feature writer and moved to New York to pursue his first love: music. He taught ESL to Polish refugees and playe…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, July 12, 2014
2:30 p.m.Performance by the Chinese Red Silk Dancers
The Red Silk Dancers will be bringing exciting new choreography and dances this year, including Hua, Wuwu and Dunhuang Caisu. Hua, which means “flower” in Chinese, showcases an exuberant journey of personal growth through five dancers, incorporating both Chinese and modern elements. The piece is set to music by cellist Zoe Keating. Wuwu is a martial art dance with four separate components: long tassel sword, sabre, single sword and Yingge, which is a folk martial art dance from the Guangdong…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, July 19, 2014
2:30 p.m.The Papo Pepin Quartet in Concert
The Papo Pepin Quartet will present a concert featuring lively Latin Jazz. Papo Pepin is a legendary master percussionist from the Bronx.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, July 26, 2014
2:30 p.m.Music: Ariadne Auf Naxos by Richard Strauss performed by the New York Opera Forum
The operatic team of composer Richard Strauss and librettist Hugo Von Hofmannsthal boldly mixed musical and literary traditions in their one-act opera Ariadne auf Naxos. The opera was originally intended to follow a performance of Molière's comedy-ballet The Bourgeois Gentleman (1670), with incidental music by Strauss, and it was first performed in this form in Stuttgart on Oct. 25, 1912, with the composer conducting. The impracticality of engaging both an acting company and a singing one for th…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, August 2, 2014
2:30 p.m.SONIDO COSTEÑO TRIO IN CONCERT
Sonido Costeño is a modern day New York City Latin band. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it, transforms their audiences into dance hall performances.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, August 9, 2014
2:30 p.m.Eros & Psyche by Donna Spector: a new comedy performed by Xoregos Performing Co.
Eros & Psyche by Donna Spector: a new comedy with frolic; music composed by James Barry, featuring Soaring from the Denishawn repertoire. Performed by the Xoregos Performing Company.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, August 16, 2014
2:30 p.m.A ROCK-N-ROLL CLASSIC CONCERT BY THE CREATIONS
This Five Vocal Lead Group will captivate you with their popular golden oldies, and lesser-known Doo Wop collectors material. They bring the unique harmonic sounds of the past that echoed throughout New York City streets.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, August 23, 2014
2:30 p.m.Music: Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini performed by the New York Opera ForumBronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, September 6, 2014
2:30 p.m.Salute to the Duke: a performance of great songs by Duke Ellington
Please join us for an hour of great songs by Duke Ellington performed by Bronx Vocalist Glendalys Sosa, accompanied Joe Sherman on trumpet and John Austria on piano.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, September 13, 2014
2:30 p.m.Music: La Gioconda by Amilcare Ponchielli performed by the New York Opera Forum Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, September 27, 2014
2:30 p.m.Jose Obando Trio in Concert
Please join us for musical performance by the Jose Obando Trio. The musical presentation will include commentary on the historical, social and economic context of the music amalgam known as salsa. Salsa was created by Puerto Ricans and Nuyoricans in Spanish Harlem.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, October 4, 2014
2:30 p.m.Music: Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti performed by the New York Opera Forum
Please join us for the musical version of the opera Anna Bolena, written by Gaetano Donizetti and performed by The New York Opera Forum. Anna Bolena, written in 1830 is based on the tragic story of Anne Boleyn, wife of England's Henry VIII. 1 1. Heller, Wendy. "Donizetti, Gaetano (1797–1848)." The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, 2014. Web. 22 Sept. 2014.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, October 18, 2014
2:30 p.m.A performance of Beethoven's First String Quartet by the Bronx Symphony String Quartet
Details to follow.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sunday, October 19, 2014
2 p.m.The Rafael Hernandez Music Festival
A concert in memory of writer, journalist and art critic Peter Bloch (1921-2008), founder of the Association for Puerto Rican-Hispanic Culture, Inc. & El Festival Rafael Hernandez. Featuring: Pianist ZOILA MARTINEZ, Soprano THELMA ITHIER STERLING Pianist GILBERTO PEREZ LAVASTIDA Singer-Composer FREDI DIONISIO Guitarist JOSE LUIS PASCUAL Guitarist JULIO J. ROSALY Saxophonist CESAR CABRERA Percussionist RUBEN PAULINO
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, October 25, 2014
2:30 p.m.Murder and Madness and Poe: drama with poetry, music and readings
The Bronx Library Center presents Michael Bertolini as Edgar Allan Poe in Murder and Madness and Poe An hour-long drama with poetry, music and readings Written and Directed by David Houston Edgar paces impatiently in the office of booking agents in New York City in 1848. He proposes a lecture tour with readings of his controversial stories of murder and madness, all the while professing his sanity, his reliability, and his fame—citing examples from his turbulent life, which is finally on…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, November 1, 2014
2:30 p.m.Papo Pepin Quartet in Concert
The Papo Pepin Quartet, featuring the legendary master percussionist Papo Pepin, will present a Latin jazz concert.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, November 8, 2014
2:30 p.m.Chicago Soul: the music of Curtis Mayfield and Sam Cooke performed by Pop/Jazz Vocalist Cody Childs and the Ladies of Soul
Pop/Jazz Vocalist Cody Childs and the Ladies of Soul Jazz/Pop Vocalist Cody Childs & the Ladies of Soul perform Chicago Soul: the music of Curtis Mayfield and Sam Cooke. This musical presentation includes commentaries on the historical perspective of the soul music of Chicago starting from the late 1950's. Many hit songs made famous by such artists as Tyrone Davis, Billy Stewart, the Chi-lites, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, Fontella Bass and Sam Cooke will be performed.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Saturday, November 15, 2014
2:30 p.m.Music: RINALDO by GEORGE FRIDERIC HÄNDEL performed by the New York Opera Forum
Please join us for a musical version of the opera, Rinaldo by George Frederick Händel, performed by the New York Opera Forum.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
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