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Saturday, December 20, 2014
1 p.m.Under the Mistletoe
Need a little music? Need a little laughter? Need a little singing, ringing through the rafter? Great! Let's take that road before us and sing a chorus or two at this toe-tapping celebration of mistletoe and holiday madness from the producer of The Philhallmonics. After all, there's a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy, so join us for a kiss of Christmas magic featuring Phil Hall at the piano along with a bevy of beauties. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admis…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
4 p.m.Under the Mistletoe
At 1 AND 4 PM Need a little music? Need a little laughter? Need a little singing, ringing through the rafter? Great! Let's take that road before us and sing a chorus or two at this toe-tapping celebration of mistletoe and holiday madness from the producer of The Philhallmonics. After all, there's a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy, so join us for a kiss of Christmas magic featuring Phil Hall at the piano along with a bevy of beauties. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to o…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
1 p.m.THE DANCE HISTORIAN IS IN: La Mort du Cygne (1937)
David Vaughan will introduce and screen La Mort du Cygne, (released in the U.S. as Ballerina), starring Janine Charrat, Mia Slavenska, and Yvette Chauviré, directed by Jean Benoît-Lévy. In French, with English subtitles. Doors open at 12:30pm. Seating is first come, first served.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Saturday, January 3, 2015
2:30 p.m.Latin American Music for Cello
Cellist Brinton Averil Smith and pianist Evelyn Chen perform a recital of extraordinarily beautiful music by Latin American composers, including Alberto Ginastera, Henrique Oswald, and Manuel Ponce. 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 permit…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, January 5, 2015
6 p.m.On the Street Where You Learn: The Intersection of Broadway and Sesame Street
Reserve your seat HERE starting December 5. (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.) What's Sesame Street's most famous cross street? Broadway! Many of the Sesame Street songwriters have also enjoyed careers on Br…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, January 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, January 8, 2015
6 p.m.LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE: New Books in the Performing Arts - Backstage Pass to Broadway
Broadway press agent Susan L. Schulman takes us behind the curtain to share what really goes on during the creation of a Broadway show. She will discuss her book Backstage Pass to Broadway, sharing the highs and lows of working with such legends as Mary Martin, Lauren Bacall, Bob Fosse, Zero Mostel, George C. Scott, Yul Brynner, Vanessa Redgrave, and David Merrick among others. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served ba…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, January 10, 2015
1:30 p.m.The New York Opera Forum presents Madama Butterfly
New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini. 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 i…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
2:30 p.m.Girls Make Movies: A Visual History of Youth-Made Films at the New York Public Library
A lecture/demonstration by past instructors and filmmakers at Women Make Movies and film clubs represented by the Youth Film Distribution Center. The program will focus on films made by teenage girls and use film prints acquired and preserved by the Reserve Film and Video Collection. Guest speakers to be determined. This program takes place in the 3rd Floor Screening Room.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Monday, January 12, 2015
6 p.m.Anthony McGill’s Selfie Session
Reserve your seat HERE starting December 12, 2014 (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.) Clarinetist Anthony McGill has been recognized as one of the classical music world’s finest solo, chamber, and orchestral…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, January 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
Tuesday, January 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
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
2:30 p.m.Joy In Singing
Art song master class with Paul Sperry.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, January 24, 2015
2:30 p.m.From Al-Andalus to the Americas: An Odyssey of Spanish Song
Loosely exploring the musical connection between pre-1492 Moorish Spain and successive generations of Spanish, Latin American, and modern Arab-influenced composers, soprano Christine Moore, guitarist Pablo Gimenez, pianist Sofya Melikyan, and a host of other outstanding musicians present an odyssey of Spanish and Arabic-language classical and traditional song and instrumental music. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, January 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 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, January 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
6:30 p.m.Sonnet Project: Learn to Enliven Shakespeare’s Words
Reserve your seat HERE starting December 27, 2014 (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.) Join the Elements Theatre Company in exploring the miraculous and magnificent language of Shakespeare. This interactive wo…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
1 p.m.THE DANCE HISTORIAN IS IN: Choreography by Bronislava Nijinska
David Vaughan will introduce and screen two of Nijinska’s ballets, Les Biches and Les Noces. In the third floor screening room.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
2:30 p.m.Joy In Singing
Art song master class with Paul Sperry.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, January 29, 2015
6 p.m.A Pound of Flesh: Exploring Qualities of Mercy When Encountering "the Other"
Reserve your seat HERE starting December 29, 2014 (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.) In spring 2013 Elements Theatre Company launched the “Arts in Conversation” panel series, where leaders in the arts, educ…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, January 31, 2015
2:30 p.m."My Business is to Sing:" Emily Dickinson, Musician and Poet
The musical activities of Emily Dickinson — playing piano, collecting sheet music, and attending concerts — reveal much about the cultural offerings available to a woman of her time, place, and class. Dickinson’s encounters with the music- making of her family servants and the New England hymn tradition had a deep influence on her personality and writing. Using Dickinson’s letters, poems, and the Library’s collections, Music Division Chief George Boziwick and The Red Skies Music Ensemble illustr…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, February 2, 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. 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 sea…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, February 3, 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, February 4, 2015
2:30 p.m.Joy in Singing
Art song master class with Paul Sperry.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, February 5, 2015
6 p.m.Robert Herridge: TV’s Forgotten Auteur - The Nutcracker and Gold Rush
Robert Herridge: TV’s Forgotten Auteur Screenings of: The Nutcracker Choreographer: George Balanchine Director: Charles Dubin Performers: Maria Tallchief, Arthur Mitchell, Diana Adams, Patricia Wilde, André Eglevsky 1957, 55 min. Gold Rush Choreographer: Agnes de Mille Director: Charles Dubin Performers: Gemze de Lappe, James Mitchell, Bea Arthur The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission line…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, February 10, 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, February 11, 2015
2:30 p.m.Joy in Singing
Art song master class with Paul Sperry.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, February 12, 2015
6 p.m.Songs My Mother Never Taught Me
This one woman show traces the hilarious and miraculous occurrences of a New York based performer's career path. Following a musical trail that leads back to the discovery of her grandfather's music, the piece features new compositions written with Ted Kociolek and Rachelle Garniez alongside songs by Ernest Tubb, Kurt Weil, Zalmen Shnur, Lazar Weiner, Herman Yablokov, various operatic snippets, improvisation and more. Written and performed by Deborah Karpel. The Library for the Performing Ar…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, February 14, 2015
2:30 p.m.SILENT CLOWNS FILM SERIES
Silent film screenings with 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 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 c…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, February 17, 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, February 18, 2015
2:30 p.m.Joy in Singing
Art song master class with Paul Sperry.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, February 21, 2015
2:30 p.m.Paris and Vienna
Pianist Raj Bhimani performs Debussy’s Preludes, Book I, Schubert’s Sonata in C Minor, D. 958, and Océanides, by Thérèse Brenet. 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, February 23, 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, February 24, 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, February 25, 2015
2:30 p.m.Joy in Singing
Art song master class with Paul Sperry.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Saturday, February 28, 2015
2:30 p.m.The Mozart-Beethoven Connection
Presented by the Con Brio Ensemble Featuring violinist Paul Roczek, cellist Hamilton Berry, baritone Darian Worrell, and pianist Diana Mittler-Battipaglia. 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 212.6…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Monday, March 2, 2015
6 p.m.Jennifer Ashley Tepper's Untold Stories of Broadway
Have you ever wanted to sneak behind the curtain of some of Broadway's greatest hits including Wicked, Rent, and A Chorus Line? Musical theater historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper visits the Library to discuss her beloved book series, The Untold Stories of Broadway. Tepper has tirelessly collected hundreds of rarely heard stories from the people who bring The Great White Way to life each night, including producers, actors, stagehands, writers, musicians, dressers, designers, ushers, and door men. J…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tuesday, March 3, 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, March 4, 2015
6 p.m.Sinatra Symposium
Robert Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum, hosts an evening celebrating the opening of the Library’s new Blockbuster exhibition, Sinatra: An American Icon. Join us for an event Sinatra fans cannot miss, as Santelli, joined by other experts and special guests, examines ‘Ol Blue Eyes’ signature songs, film performances, and enduring influence on American popular culture. Reserve your seat HERE starting February 4 (For assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thursday, March 5, 2015
6 p.m.FILM - The House I Live In
Two films presented in conjunction with the exhibition Frank Sinatra: An American Icon The House I Live In Directed by Mervyn LeRoy 1945, 10 min. It Happened in Brooklyn Directed by Richard Whorf 1947, 104 min. With Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford, Jimmy Durante 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 ar…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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