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Thursday, February 11, 2016
6 p.m.Shakespeare, Love and Spring
Presented by Duo MezzoPiano Songs of Women in love, Doomed love and Universal love Featuring Zelia Chueke, piano and Sophia Chueke, mezzo-soprano The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.01…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, February 13, 2016
2:30 p.m.Ms. Oriental
In a time where diversity seems to be a heated issue everywhere and especially in the performing arts community, how do we embrace the conversation on representation and identity? We put it in a play. Ms. Oriental is a new American play by Asian American writer Marisa Marquez. When an Asian American actress finds herself among some of the most influential women in Asian history, she takes a magical theatrical journey that forces her to question her own identity. When she awakens to the reality o…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
12 noonGotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
2:30 p.m.Arts on Screen Film Series - Design Is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli
Arts on Screen Film Series - Selections from the 33rd Montreal International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) Design Is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli Directed by Kathy Brew, Roberto Guerra 79 minutes, 2013 Screening introduced by filmmaker Kathy Brew Series presented in collaboration with MUSE Film and Television and with the support of the Quebec Delegation in New York.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, February 18, 2016
6 p.m.Louis, Benny, the Duke, and George: Sammy Miller and The Congregation Celebrates George Avakian
American music producer, artist manager, writer, and educator George Avakian has profoundly impacted the history of American music, especially jazz. He practically invented the 78rpm jazz album, and as a senior producer at Columbia, RCA, and other companies, he collaborated with and championed such diverse artists as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, John Cage, Alan Hovhaness, Keith Jarrett, and Sonny Rollins. In celebration of Avakian’s outstanding contributions to jazz and the rece…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, February 19, 2016
6:30 p.m.Benefit Film Screening of PIAF: HER STORY... HER SONGS
All proceeds from this film screening event will benefit The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary. PIAF: HER STORY… HER SONGS is the award-winning concert documentary film written by and starring Raquel Bitton, French singer, recording artist, and internationally renowned interpreter of songs by Edith Piaf. In the film, Bitton performs Piaf's most famous songs and takes us on a moving and emotional journey through her tempestuous life. 6:…

There is an admission charge for this event.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Saturday, February 20, 2016
2:30 p.m.Beethoven and a Bouquet of French Gems
Pianist Raj Bhimani presents a recital. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, February 22, 2016
6 p.m.Tomoya Plays...
Internationally renowned Tomoya Aomori is a multi-talented musician, featured on stages across the globe as a pianist, composer, bassist, and percussionist. Through his vast knowledge and experience of both jazz and classical music, Tomoya strives to integrate the two traditions in an individualistic, innovative approach, breaking the boundaries of musical genres. Join us for a truly unique and unpredictable evening with one of the world’s most creative and talented musical chameleons. Reserve…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
12 noonGotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
2:30 p.m.Arts on Screen Film Series - A History of Dance on Screen
Arts on Screen Film Series - Selections from the 33rd Montreal International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) A History of Dance on Screen Directed by Reiner E. Moritz 58 minutes, 2013 SCREENING WITH Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes Directed by Carroll Moore 30 minutes, 2013 AND Globe Trot Directed by Mitchell Rose 4.5 minutes, 2014 Screening introduced by filmmaker Carroll Moore. Series presented in collaboration with MUSE Film and Television and with the support of the Quebec Dele…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, February 25, 2016
6 p.m.Arts on Screen Film Series - Bill Viola – Experience of Infinity
Arts on Screen Film Series - Selections from the Montreal International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) Bill Viola – Experience of Infinity Directed by Jean-Paul Fargier 54 minutes, 2013 Third Floor Screening Room Series presented in collaboration with MUSE Film and Television and with the support of the Quebec Delegation in New York.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
7 p.m.Shakespeare | For the Public
For the Public, NYPL’s new collaborative arts series returns to Lincoln Center for a celebration of Shakespeare’s enduring power and relevance. Celebrated NYC poet Miles Hodges curates an evening of contemporary poems and stories about jealousy, interspersed with excerpts of plays and sonnets by Shakespeare on the same theme. Shakespeare’s immortal words share the stage with today’s most imaginative and incisive artists. Reserve your seat HERE starting January 25 (If you need assistance with o…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, February 27, 2016
2:30 p.m.SILENT CLOWNS FILM SERIES
SILENT CLOWNS FILM SERIES Driving Max Mad: The Misanthropic Mensche, Max Davidson The Call of the Cuckoos (1927) Should Second Husbands Come First? (1927) Flaming Fathers (1927) Pass the Gravy (1928) Silent film screening with live piano accompaniment from Ben Model. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per perso…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, February 29, 2016
6 p.m.SONGBOOK: Broadway’s Future
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists, Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul and directed by John Znidarsic. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Ca…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
12 noonGotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
2:30 p.m.Arts on Screen Film Series - I’m a Creative Animal
Arts on Screen Film Series - Selections from the 33rd Montreal International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) I’m a Creative Animal Directed by Barbara Seiler 52 minutes, 2014 SCREENING WITH Jonas Kaufman - Berlin 1930 In German with English subtitles Directed by Thomas Voigt, Wolfgang Wunderlich 52 minutes, 2014 Series presented in collaboration with MUSE Film and Television and with the support of the Quebec Delegation in New York.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, March 5, 2016
2:30 p.m.She Walks in Beauty: Songs by Women Composers
Versatile tenor Aram Tchobanian deftly champions composers from all eras, singing comfortably in over 25 languages. In celebration of Women’s History Month Tchobanian offers a recital of songs by women composers from around the globe and across music history. Enjoy rarely heard a-cappella chants by the the 9th century Byzantine nun Kassia, music by Queen Anne Boleyn, Romantic gems by Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn, plus more contemporary works by women from France, Scotland, Armenia, and A…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, March 7, 2016
6 p.m.Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
In his new book, National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his “Leningrad” Symphony. Learn the true story of a city under siege; the triumph of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds; and the power—and layered meaning—of music in beleaguered lives. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first ser…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
12 noonGotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, March 10, 2016
6 p.m.What Do the Great Composers Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff Have in Common?
Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff - Today, their music is among the most loved of their respective eras: Baroque, Classical and Romantic. All three were performers of the keyboard at the highest level. Classical guitarist, Enrique Orengo and pianist, Sayuri Iida present an exciting tour through music history. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, March 12, 2016
2:30 p.m.SILENT CLOWNS FILM SERIES
SILENT CLOWNS FILM SERIES A Lot of Roach: Medium Rare Uncensored Movies (1923) It's a Joy! (1923) Sure, Mike (1925) Eve's Love Letters (1927) A Pair of Tights (1929) Silent film screening with live piano accompaniment from Ben Model. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, March 14, 2016
6 p.m.Gingold Theatrical Group’s annual Shaw Symposium
Join GTG’s artistic director, David Staller, and an international team of actors, directors and Shaw scholars to examine some of the provocative themes most redolent in the production of George Bernard Shaw’s WIDOWERS’ HOUSES that will have just opened the night before at The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row. The play challenges our moral compass with issues of sex, greed and real estate. Reserve your seat HERE starting February 14 (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
12 noonGotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, March 17, 2016
6 p.m.FILM - Genius on the Wrong Coast
FILM - Genius on the Wrong Coast THURS, MAR 17 | 6 PM Produced and directed by Lelia Goldoni (92 minutes,1993) This documentary on the life and career of modern dancer and choreographer Lester Horton shows off the wide range of his work, which often addressed social issues; the multicultural nature of the companies he formed in Los Angeles; the development and codification of his technique; and his multiple talents as choreographer, composer, and designer. In Jennifer Dunning’s November…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, March 19, 2016
2:30 p.m.Pictures at an Exhibition
The Mexican-born pianist/composer Max Lifchitz performs Mussorgsky's ever-popular Pictures at an Exhibition, as well as his own Piano Silhouettes, inspired by pictures of artist Elisabeth Condon. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permi…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
12 noonGotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
7 p.m.The Public Theater Mobile Unit Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET Directed by Lear deBessonet
The Public’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s Mobile Shakespeare, which he began in 1957, evolving into the New York Shakespeare Festival and ultimately becoming The Public Theater. Joseph Papp, whose papers reside at the Library for the Performing Arts, had a simple idea—that Shakespeare belongs to everyone—and this idea remains at the heart of the Public Theater’s work to this day. The Library hosts a special presentation of Romeo and Juliet by the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, along w…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Thursday, March 24, 2016
6 p.m.Balanchine’s Serenade: An Evening of Films, Commentary, and Memories
In 1934, George Balanchine completed his first original ballet in America, “Serenade." Today, “Serenade" continues to be a beloved signature work in New York City Ballet’s repertory, and is danced by companies across this and many other nations. In August, Alastair Macaulay, chief dance critic of the "New York Times,” and Robert Greskovic, who writes about dance for the “Wall Street Journal,” chaired a seminar with Balanchine dancers and scholars. Join them now for an evening of rarely seen hist…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, March 26, 2016
2:30 p.m.Letters by Women: The Edward T. Cone Foundation Composers Concert
Joy in Singing presents a recital of art song settings, both historic and contemporary, of women’s correspondence. Hear song settings of letters by Edna St, Vincent Millay, letters between Calamity Jane and her daughter Janie, plus letters of women during the civil war, by such noteworthy composers as Dominick Argento, Libby Larsen, Juliana Hall, and Daron Hagen. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admiss…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, March 28, 2016
6 p.m.SONGBOOK: Broadway’s Future
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists, Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul and directed by John Znidarsic. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Ca…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
12 noonGotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, March 31, 2016
6 p.m.Magic in a New York State of Mind
Amazing and confounding miracles will be performed by conjurors from the local Assembly of the Society of American Magicians. Founded in 1902, the Assembly’s members have included many magical greats, including Harry Houdini, Howard Thurston, and David Copperfield. The show will include performances from long-time veterans as well as up and coming magicians who are at the forefront of the art. In addition to an evening of great magic, the event will celebrate the remarkable history of magic in N…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, April 1, 2016
7 p.m.Shakespeare vs. Mozart: A Library Debate
For four hundred years, western culture has continuously looked to Shakespeare to share the truth of the human condition. On the other hand, the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart miraculously captures the sublime and expresses the inexpressible. As the Library presents concurrent exhibitions celebrating the work of Shakespeare and of Mozart, the question must be answered - who is the greatest genius? In one corner: Shakespeare experts from The Shakespeare Society and the New Yorker magazine. In t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, April 2, 2016
2:30 p.m.The Magic Flute in Concert
As a preview of their upcoming presentation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, the Juilliard School’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts offers a concert of highlight arias and scenes. Pulling from the Library’s extensive collection of scenic and costume designs, Juilliard students will perform in front of a changing digital backdrop of beautiful images from rarely seen historic productions, including The Metropolitan Opera’s premier version from 1900. Enjoy the talents of opera’s future stars and see a…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, April 4, 2016
6 p.m.An Evening with Oskar Eustis and Neil Murray
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, engages a trans-Atlantic conversation about theater, culture, and community focused arts presentation with Neil Murray, Executive Producer of the National Theater of Scotland. Reserve your seat HERE starting March 4 (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use ema…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
12 noonGotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
2 p.m.BBC SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES - As You Like It
BBC SHAKESPEARE FILM SERIES - As You Like It Directed by Michael Elliott, Ronald Eyre 140 minutes, 1963 with Vanessa Redgrave Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Shakespeare's Star Turn in America Film courtesy of BBC Worldwide North America The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are no…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, April 9, 2016
2:30 p.m.SILENT CLOWNS FILM SERIES
SILENT CLOWNS FILM SERIES Visiting with Roach Royalty - with special guest speaker Jim Kerkhoff Hal Roach and Jim Kerkhoff In the late 1970s through the mid-1980s, Washington, DC based TV/video producer Jim Kerkhoff frequently traveled to Los Angeles on business. Having a long held interest in the comedies made at the Hal Roach Studio, he took advantage of those trips to locate, visit, and become friends with former Hal Ro…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, April 11, 2016
6 p.m.An Evening with Julie Taymor
This holiday season, in movie theaters across the country, audiences marveled as The Magic Flute’s three spirits soared upon the back of a glistening, feathered bird puppet. At Theater for a New Audience last season, Shakespeare’s dream world came to life, as Puck and other sprites slid across gravity defying, giant silken sheets. In countless other brilliant projects, with puppetry, mime, light and shadows, Julie Taymor, award-winning director of theater and film, has made magic and myth seem r…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
12 noonGotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Please enter by 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Plaza entrance opens at 12:00 p.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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