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Thursday, September 17, 2015
6 p.m.An Evening with Traditional African Dance Artists in NYC: Conversation, Demonstration and Celebration
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division and Dance/NYC present an evening of conversation and dance demonstration with master African dance artists who have greatly transformed the dance landscape in New York City. Interviewed during the African Dance Interview Project of 2014, these esteemed artists include Maguette Camara, Marie Basse-Wiles, Mouminatou Camara, Youssouf Koumbassa, and N’Deye Gueye. This initiative, conceived by Jan Schmidt with Carolyn Webb serving as Project Director, was developed t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, September 19, 2015
1:30 p.m.New York Opera Forum presents Elecktra
New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Elecktra by Richard Strauss. Musical Director, Richard Nechamkin. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs 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. A…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, September 26, 2015
2:30 p.m.Barber Reconsidered: Celebrating Samuel Barber's 105th Anniversary
Pianist Maxim Anikushin offers a lecture recital, exploring little known works by Samuel Barber, featuring both live and recorded performances on piano, organ, harpsichord, and carillon. 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. Ge…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sunday, September 27, 2015
12:30 p.m.Interdependence Day 2015 - Artists, culture, and the transformative power of the arts
(Registration required. For free registration, please send an email with your name and names of friends attending with you, your emails and phone numbers to GlobalIDay2015@gmail.com by September 23rd.) Why Interdependence? The old aspiration? Independence. The new reality: Interdependence. Every challenge we face today from climate, economic crisis, flawed democracy, racism, class conflict, discrimination on the basis of gender or sexuality, technology and markets, communications, and public…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
12 noonDixieland jazz concert presented by the Gotham JazzmenNew York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian is in: Denishawn
David Vaughan and guest Carolyn Brown will introduce and screen a program dedicated to the work and legacy of Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. Seating is first come first served. Program subject to change. Ruth St. Denis and Denishawn dancers inYoga meditation.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10:30 a.m.On A Golden Afternoon: Lewis Carroll's Premiere Alice Performance
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland began as a performance. On a “golden afternoon” in 1862 Lewis Carroll improvised the story aloud, as he looked after and entertained the three daughters of Henry Liddell, including, most importantly, the precocious Alice Liddell. Charlie Lovett, author, scholar and curator of the Library’s current exhibition, shares the details of Carroll’s love for performing and his invention of Alice in Wonderland. See artifacts from Carroll’s world up close. Participate in a…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults,
Children,
Families
2:30 p.m.Beethoven Encounters: Opus 18 String Quartets Part 1
New York Classical Players and The Library for the Performing Arts launch a series of immersive concerts that promise a new perspective into Ludwig van Beethoven’s revolutionary chamber music. Enjoy an up-close viewing of a page from Beethoven’s own sketchbook, where masterful pen strokes show experiments with motives and voicing for string quartet Op. 18 no. 2. Hear impassioned, dynamic performances within the intimate and acoustically vibrant Bruno Walter Auditorium. In between works, partici…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, October 5, 2015
6 p.m.Who’s Alice: An Evening with Kate Burton, David Del Tredici, Andre Gregory, and Monica Edinger
In 1982 the acclaimed actress Kate Burton launched her career portraying Alice in the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of Alice in Wonderland. With Alice Symphony, Haddock’s Eyes, In Memory of A Summer Day, and other works, Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Del Tredici has conjured the sounds of wonderland throughout his career. In 1968 director Andre Gregory and his The Manhattan Project, a renege troupe of alternative theater performers, flung audience down a reinvented, psychedelic r…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
12 noonDixieland 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, October 8, 2015
6 p.m.Life Upon the Wicked Stage: New Books in the Performing Arts - In the Company of Legends
Starting with their award-winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley documented the lives and careers of many of Hollywood's famous and powerful. Their book, In the Company of Legends is an insiders' view of Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra, Lew Wasserman, Ronald Reagan, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Richard Dreyfuss, among others. In this illustrated talk, they will reveal some of the behind-the-scenes stories of how they found the unfin…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:30 a.m.Make Me Hedwig: Makeup Artists Mike Potter and Nicole Bridgeford
From the SqueezBox Party to the Belasco, for over twenty years Mike Potter has been responsible for the faces and hair of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Now as the Tony Award winning musical continues its triumphant Broadway run, Potter and his assistant designer Nicole Bridgeford recreate the iconic glittered eyes, incendiary lips, and gravity defying hair for eight shows a week. For this Library program, these makeup masters discuss their craft, and, mustering all their artistry and skill, offer a…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
12 noonDixieland 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, October 15, 2015
6 p.m.Flamenco!
An evening of flamenco in all its forms: live performance, discussion and video. We will focus on the journey flamenco has made over the years to become the music, song and dance we know today. Accompanying the talks, will be performances by artists and winners of the New York State Certamen-Competition of 2014. Presented by Flamenco Vivo, Carlota Santana and the Center for Flamenco Arts. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, October 16, 2015
6:30 p.m.Theatre Library Association Book Awards
For over 40 years, the Theater Library Association has honored great accomplishments in theater and film scholarship, with its annual book awards. Join us for an exciting ceremony, dedicated to this year’s award winning authors. With readings, archive display, and special guests, the Library is proud to host this annual celebration of theater, film, writing, and research. Reserve your seat HERE starting (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Saturday, October 17, 2015
2:30 p.m.Selections from Opera and Classic Musical Theater
Selections from Opera and Classic Musical Theater presented by Soprano Deborah Thomas and Friends. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs 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 sub…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, October 19, 2015
6 p.m.Moon Country: The Songs of Johnny Mercer's South
Cabaret artist Evan Stern teams up with the incomparable Steve Ross in this spirited and heartfelt celebration of Johnny Mercer's roots. Featuring classics like Skylark, Lazybones and Blues In The Night, this show explores how the American South is represented throughout Mercer's songbook, and retraces the many times he returned to the landscape of his youth as a well of inspiration throughout his long and storied career. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
12 noonDixieland 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, October 22, 2015
6 p.m.THE ADVENTURES OF ELLERY QUEEN
Gotham Radio Theatre returns recreating the Ellery Queen radio show that ran from 1939 to 1948 Gotham will be presenting an episode that includes a score by Bernard Hermann and features a live band. There will be a celebrity guest panel, a popular feature of the show, as well as an audience poll as we try to solve the mystery before Ellery reveals the killer. Come back to the Golden Age of live radio broadcasts as part of the studio audience and see if you can figure out “who done it." This…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, October 24, 2015
2:30 p.m.THE ADVENTURES OF ELLERY QUEEN
Gotham Radio Theatre returns recreating the Ellery Queen radio show that ran from 1939 to 1948 Gotham will be presenting an episode that includes a score by Bernard Hermann and features a live band. There will be a celebrity guest panel, a popular feature of the show, as well as an audience poll as we try to solve the mystery before Ellery reveals the killer. Come back to the Golden Age of live radio broadcasts as part of the studio audience and see if you can figure out “who done it." The Libr…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, October 26, 2015
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 LPA is proud to offer free admission to programs 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. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All program…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
12 noonDixieland 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, October 28, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian is in: David Gordon
Dance Historian David Vaughan and David Gordon will introduce and screen a program curated by the choreographer himself. Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thursday, October 29, 2015
6 p.m.American Miniatures: Carolyn Enger in Recital with Guest of Honor Ned Rorem
Visionary American composers Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Ned Rorem all captured the American character with masterful efficacy and originality. Pianist Carolyn Enger, whose recording of Rorem’s Piano Music was one of the New York Times favorite classical recordings of 2013, comes to Library to offer a recital of American miniatures, including beloved short works by Copland, Bernstein’s Anniversaries, and Ned Rorem’s brilliant Piano Album 1. The esteemed Mr. Rorem will be our guest of…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, October 31, 2015
2:30 p.m.Hungarian Rhapsody
The Geller-Anderson duo, Sarah E. Geller, violin and Wenhan Anderson, piano, present a recital, featuring Beethoven’s light and sparkling Sonata No. 8 in G Major. The program continues with two charming Lili Boulanger pieces plus the violin sonata by Claude Debussy, with tinges of gypsy flavor, and Dohnanyi' Sonata in c# minor. To close, none other than Ravel’s Tzigane, a quintessential gypsy display of fireworks. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, November 2, 2015
6 p.m.Poems for All! A Celebration of Knopf/Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets
Actors and poets gather to read favorite poems from the more than one hundred volumes on this extraordinary list of books, anchored in the 20th century and roundly flourishing in the 21st: Animal Poems, Poems of the Sea, Cat Poems, Dog Poems, Zen Poems, War Poems, Garden Poems, and more. Presented by the Poetry Society of America. Reserve your seat HERE starting October 19 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincol…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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, November 5, 2015
6 p.m.Life Upon the Wicked Stage: New Books in the Performing Arts THE HIRSCHFIELD CENTURY: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST AND HIS AGE
Join author David Leopold as he takes us inside The Hirschfeld Century revealing how Al Hirschfeld both recorded and defined the performing arts of the 20th century. Leopold will show rarely seen images, as well as provide fresh insight into some of Hirschfeld’s most iconic work. For longtime Hirschfeld fans, or those who have only just learned of him, this talk will be full of surprises. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, November 7, 2015
2:30 p.m.Elysian Ensemble
Celebrated for their virtuosic playing and adventurous programming, the Elysian Ensemble presents a delightfully varied concert of chamber music for flute, cello, and harp, including an inventive transcription of Debussy’s late period masterpiece, the Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp. 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 pe…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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, November 12, 2015
6 p.m.Tonality Listens to Itself
In this lecture-recital, Dr. Daniel Beliavsky, pianist, explores the development of the tonal system in the 18th and 19th centuries, and its dissolution and revitalization in the 20th and 21st centuries through performances of works by Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Harris, Foss, and Del Tredici. 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 ti…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:30 a.m.Hands On: Broadway’s Sign Language Interpreters
Since 1982 Hands On has interpreted hundreds of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions for deaf audiences. Hands On is one of the only organizations of its kind, offering not only interpreted performances in the not-for-profit theatrical arena, but information on deafness and the arts across the city and country. In 1995, in partnership with Roundabout Theatre Company, Hands On established the first subscription series for the deaf. Join us for a fascinating conversation and demonstration, where…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
2:30 p.m.Silent Clowns Film Series: Douglas Fairbanks in Don Q, Son of Zorro
Silent film screenings, with live piano accompaniment. Don Q, Son of Zorro 90th Anniversary Screening! Five years after The Mark of Zorro, Fairbanks revisited the character with a sequel to his original story. This time Doug plays father and son, with the younger Zorro taking his courage, derring-do, and heroic style to Spain. 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 h…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, November 16, 2015
6 p.m.League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project
A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. CHARLOTTE MOORE, the founder and artistic director of the Irish Repertory Theatre will be interviewed by author and theater columnist for the New York Post, MICHAEL RIEDEL . 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 pr…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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, November 19, 2015
7 p.m.What’s Wonderland: New Poetry and Spoken Word performances Inspired by Alice in Wonderland
Since the Alice stories were first published in the late 19th century, the imaginative characters and absurd scenes of Lewis Carroll’s underground world have inspired artists of all types. Join us for a distinctly 21st century take on a journey to Wonderland. With words, music, and images, celebrated NYC poet and spoken word artist Miles Hodges and Alysia Harris relate, rearrange, and reinterpret the classic Carroll stories, and answer for a new generation - “What’s Wonderland?” For Adults Res…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, November 21, 2015
2:30 p.m.Piano & Orchestra: Trailblazers of 20th Century Music
Yamaha Piano Artist, Alexander Wu will perform George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with New York City based Millennium Chamber Symphony under the baton of Daniela Candillari. Works by Copland, Gershwin, Piazzolla and Stravinsky. 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 reservat…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, November 23, 2015
6 p.m.Story Pirates Raid the Library
Story Pirates is a nationally respected education and media organization founded in 2003 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people. Each year Story Pirates’ team of educators and actors visit hundreds of schools, providing empowering lessons about imagination and storytelling. They turn original stories, written by kids, into hilarious, uplifting live performances. For this program, using music, puppets, improv comedy the Story Pirates will share a glimpse of the world through the minds o…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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, November 25, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Yvonne Rainer
David Vaughan will introduce and screen a program of dance works by the celebrated choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer. Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
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