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Thursday, March 26, 2015
6 p.m.We Paved the Way: A Celebration of New Music for Young Ensembles
Founded in 1974 by Claire Rosengarten, New Music for Young Ensembles helped launch the careers of many of today's most imaginative and influential composers. Through its annual composition competitions and concerts, NMYE offered emerging composers an uncommon opportunity to have their works performed and recorded. Join us for an evening celebrating the 40th anniversary of New Music for Young Ensembles, with recordings from the Library's archive and memories from composers whose careers were shap…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, March 28, 2015
2:30 p.m.Vienna: City of Song
Inspired by the Library's rare manuscript copy of the haunting song "Revelge" from Gustav Mahler's Das Knaben Wunderhorn, pianist Matthew O'Dell curates and performs a concert of songs from fin-de-siecle Vienna, including works by Mahler, Berg, and Strauss. 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 ava…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, March 30, 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 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 2…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, March 31, 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, April 2, 2015
6 p.m.FILM - From Here to Eternity
FILM - From Here to Eternity Directed by Fred Zinnemann 1953, 118 minutes With Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, April 4, 2015
2:30 p.m.Silent Clowns Film Series - Laurel or Hardy: Leading to the Teaming
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy each worked separately on "the Lot of Fun" before their teaming in 1927. This program is selected and hosted by Rob Stone, Curator of the Moving Image at the Library of Congress and author of Laurel or Hardy: The Solo Films of Stan Laurel and Oliver "Babe" Hardy. Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model 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 prog…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, April 6, 2015
6 p.m.Edward T. Cone Foundation Joy in Singing Composers Concert: Remembering Stephen Paulus
An evening of songs by American composer Stephen Paulus, presented by Joy In Singing. Reserve your seat HERE starting March 6 (For 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 email. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, April 7, 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, April 8, 2015
1 p.m.Joy In Singing Finals
A competition for emerging singers of art-song 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 subject to last minute change or cancellation.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, April 9, 2015
6 p.m.LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE: NEW BOOKS IN THE PERFORMING ARTS - Your Self-Sabotage Survival Guide
Learn to transcend ordinary and become extraordinary, going from “Why Me” to “Why Not”! Through this workshop program, complete with motivational toe tapping music, you will learn to re-focus your energy, get to the point, get what you want, and get ahead. Smash self- sabotage out of your life. Presented by best-selling author, motivational speaker, and producer of special events, Karen Berg. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, firs…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, April 11, 2015
2:30 p.m.Grandjany Revealed: Canta Libre Performs Chamber Music for Harp from the Marcel Grandjany Collection
The adventurous chamber ensemble Canta Libre presents a concert of music for harp and strings, pulled from the Library’s collection of manuscripts by harp master Marcel Grandjany. 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 ad…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, April 13, 2015
6 p.m.Derek McLane’s Selfie Session
This season Derek McLane has created Carole King’s recording studio for Beautiful, the woods for the Broadway- bound revival of Into the Woods, Never, Never Land for NBC’s Peter Pan, and the glittering tinsel-town set of the 2014 Academy Awards. In this Selfie Session McLane shares unseen personal photos documenting recent projects and discusses how he conceives and constructs sets for theater and television. Reserve your seat HERE starting March 13 (For assistance with online reservations, pl…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, April 14, 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, April 16, 2015
6 p.m.Masterwork: The Aeolus Quartet and Robert Mann on Bartok’s 6th String Quartet
In 1946 the Juilliard String Quartet, with its founding first violinist Robert Mann, was the first ensemble to perform all six Bartok quartets in the United States. Today the legacy of the Juilliard Quartet and Bartok continues through a new generation of talented string quartets. Join Aeolus Quartet, The Juilliard School's Graduate Resident String Quartet for a conversation about Bartok’s masterful String Quartet No. 6, followed by a complete performance. The esteemed Robert Mann will be our gu…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:30 a.m.CBS Radio’s Songs of Sinatra: Irving Berlin
A second presentation of this program has been scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 10:30 AM - click HERE for details. Enjoy listening to a rarely heard 1947 recording of a CBS radio broadcast, featuring Frank Sinatra performing songs by Irving Berlin with Jane Powell and the Pied Pipers. This recording is from the Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound. Reserve your seat HERE starting March 18 - ALL RESERVATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM HAVE BEEN CLAIMED - a second presentation of t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
2:30 p.m.L'Amore della Musica in Concert
Chamber Music Concert for Winds presented by L'Amore della Musica. 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 subject to last minute chang…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, April 20, 2015
6 p.m.Marcel Perez: International Silent Comedian Rediscovered
Probably the greatest silent comedian you've never heard of is Marcel Perez. Part of the first generation of screen clowns, his career began in Paris in 1900 and flourished until 1928. During that time Perez helped create the ground rules for the genre in Europe and continued to refine the basics in the United States. An international favorite, Perez was along with Max Linder one of the few direct links between European and American silent comedy, and made more than 200 shorts. This evening of r…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, April 21, 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, April 23, 2015
6 p.m.Dianne McIntyre’s Selfie Session
Regarded as “one of modern dance's reigning divas” by Time Out New York, Dianne McIntyre is a groundbreaking artistic pioneer, with an impressive career spanning over 40 decades of choreography for the dance and theatre stage, television, and film. McIntyre is also a generous and committed dance educator, having worked with young performers and choreographers throughout the country. Join us for a Selfie Session, where McIntyre offers an inspiring look into her process for creating a new dance on…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:30 a.m.CBS Radio’s Songs of Sinatra: Irving Berlin
Enjoy listening to a rarely heard 1947 recording of a CBS radio broadcast, featuring Frank Sinatra performing songs by Irving Berlin with Jane Powell and the Pied Pipers. This recording is from the Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound. Reserve your seat HERE starting March 25 (For 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 i…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
2:30 p.m.Sinatra: Time After Time
Vocalist Karen Luschar takes us on a sentimental journey through the rich music of Sinatra. His influence spanned three generations, as he crafted songs into American Standards and left an indelible imprint on our hearts. With almost 50 songs, this concert celebrates his career and music legacy, which still ‘makes us feel so young‘.... time after time. 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 h…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, April 27, 2015
6 p.m.Songbook: Broadway’s Future
Join us for our monthly series where we introduce you to new music by an emerging Broadway composer/lyricist with performances by Broadway vocalists. Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul. Directed by John Znidarsic. 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 sa…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
1 p.m.The Dance Historian Is In: Early Twyla Tharp
David Vaughan will introduce and screen films and videos of early work by Twyla Tharp for her own company, including Tank Dive, The Bix Pieces, and Eight Jelly Rolls. In the Third Floor Screening Room
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Thursday, April 30, 2015
6 p.m.Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo: Victoria Tennant Celebrates Her Mother, the Baby Ballerina
In 1932 George Balanchine chose the fourteen year old “baby ballerina,” Irina Baronova, to star in The Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo’s landmark production of Swan Lake. Baronova went on to enjoy an incredible career that helped establish the enduring image of the ballerina as an embodiment of feminine grace and sophistication throughout the world. The Library for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes acclaimed actress Victoria Tennant to share a presentation based on her new book, Irina Baronova…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, May 2, 2015
2:30 p.m.Gary Dranch & Friends
A concert of German clarinet quintets: Paul Hindemith: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, opus 30 (1923) Johannes Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, opus 115 (1891) Gary Dranch, clarinet Mayuki Fukuhara, violin 1 Theresa Salomon, violin 2 Sarah Adams, viola Lawrence Zoernig, cello
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, May 4, 2015
6 p.m.FILM - The Man with the Golden Arm
Ol' Blue Eyes on Screen: FILM - The Man with the Golden Arm Directed by Otto Preminger 1955, 119 minutes With Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak Special thanks to Vicky Preminger 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 s…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, May 5, 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
7 p.m.Road to the Tonys
Looking forward to Broadway’s big night? Join the Library for the Performing Arts and special guests for an evening of theater trivia and Tony history. See an actual Tony Award statuette from the Library’s collections, plus other rare materials and ephemera related to the winners, nominees, and hosts, past and present. Reserve your seat HERE starting April 5 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entra…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6 p.m.Meredith Monk: 50 Years in New York City
The Library for the Performing Arts and Q2 Music present an evening honoring Meredith Monk, the trailblazing composer, singer, director/choreographer, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films, and installations. Ms. Monk returns to the Library, the home of her archive, for a conversation about her current and past work. Join Ms. Monk, as she reexamines her own manuscripts, recordings, and other materials from her fifty-year career in New York City. Reserve your seat HERE starting Ap…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, May 9, 2015
2:30 p.m.Silent Clowns Film Series
Silent Clowns Film Series Films TBA Live piano accompaniment for all films by Ben Model 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 p…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, May 11, 2015
6 p.m.LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WOMEN: Oral History Project Donald Corren Interviews Judy Kaye
A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League’s ongoing series that chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. 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.…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, May 12, 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, May 14, 2015
6 p.m.Frank Sinatra with Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Four-time Academy Award winner Sammy Cahn wrote more words for Sinatra to sing than any other songwriter. Harvey Granat, singer, producer, and music historian will sing some of the greatest Sinatra/Cahn classics, accompanied by David Lahm. 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 r…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Friday, May 15, 2015
7 p.m.Frank Sinatra Singalong Show and Tell
The Frank Sinatra songbook truly is the American songbook. Many of us have warm family memories of humming along with Frank in the kitchen as we prepared holiday meals or gathered around the television to watch our favorite Sinatra TV specials and films. The Library for the Performing Arts’ collection includes many one-of-kind artifacts related to Sinatra hits, from Kander and Ebb’s manuscripts for “New York, New York” to Frank Loesser’s sketches for Guys and Dolls. Come see these rare materials…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Saturday, May 16, 2015
2:30 p.m.Amanda Maier: Brahms' Forgotten Friend
Virtuoso violinist Elmira Darvarova and pianist Linda Hall present a recital honoring Amanda Maier, the Swedish composer and violinist who advised and collaborated with Johannes Brahms. Enjoy Maier’s rarely heard Sonata in B minor, Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor, and the beloved Sonata in A major by César Franck. 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 ti…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, May 18, 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 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 2…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
6:30 p.m.Meet the Author – Salvatore Basile
Author Salvatore Basile will discuss his new book Twenty Degrees Cooler Inside: How Air Conditioning Rescued the Movies (and the Rest of Show Business!)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Tuesday, May 19, 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, May 21, 2015
8 p.m.George Perle Centennial Celebration
Join pianists Michael Brown, Michael Boriskin; cellist Fred Sherry; the Da Capo Chamber Players; the Sylvan Winds; plus students from Juilliard for a concert celebrating the 100th birthday of the innovative and influential American composer George Perle. Hear performances of Perle’s most beloved chamber works, see Perle manuscripts from the library’s collection, and hear memories from Perle’s colleagues and friends. Reserve your seat HERE starting April 21 (For assistance with online reservati…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, May 26, 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
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