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Thu, April 15
@ 6 p.m.
Moham - A Magnificent Obsession
Chitra Sundaram will perform Moham, a solo dance-theater work exploring a Tevaram (a 6th-8th century ballad from South India). It tells the story of a metaphorical woman who abandons all -- parents, conventions, even her own name and self for her love of Tyagesa, the Shiva-aspect deity of Tiruvarur.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 17
@ 3 p.m.
Dancing with Cuba
Lecture by Alma Guillermoprieto based on her new memoir (Pantheon, 2004)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
A Tribute to Sir John Gielgud in Song, Sonnet and Story
Steve Ross will emcee a program focusing on songs from a few of Sir John's favorite musicals (Chu Chin Chow, Showboat); songs by Ivor Novello and Noel Coward; and reminiscences and readings by friends and colleagues of Sir John Gielgud, including Paula Laurence, Remak Ramsey, Donald Saddler, Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson. Singers Lynette Knapp and Gregory Moore will also be on the program. Jim Dale will perform special material for the occasion.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, April 22
@ 5:30 p.m.
Gielgud on Screen: Chekhov and Shakespeare
Swan Song, (1992, 23 minutes), directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on a work by Anton Chekhov, will be screened, followed by Prospero's Books (1991, 124 minutes) directed by Peter Greenaway, based on The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
Gielgud on Screen: Chekhov and Shakespeare
Swan Song, (1992, 23 minutes), directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on a work by Anton Chekhov, will be screened, followed by Prospero's Books (1991, 124 minutes) directed by Peter Greenaway, based on The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, April 29
@ 6 p.m.
An Evening with Arthur Laurents
A talk given by the author of West Side Story, Gypsy, The Way We Were, The Time of the Cuckoo, and many other works.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, May 1
@ 3 p.m.
An Afternoon with Katherine Dunham
Ms. Dunham, one of the most venerable figures in the world of dance, will talk about her work in Haiti. The program will also feature screenings of Ms. Dunham's films of Haitian dance. This program is presented in celebration of the bicentennial of Haitian independence.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 6
@ 6 p.m.
Treasures of the Music Division
Grant Johannesen, piano
Mr. Johannesen will perform the music of Johannes Brahms, including Three Intermezzos, Op. 118; 51 Exercises, WoO 6 (a demonstration; and Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Book I. The original manuscripts for the Exercises and the Variations, in Brahms' hand, are in the Library's Music Division.
St. George Library CenterAdults
Sat, May 8
@ 3 p.m.
Dances, Chants and Drum Rhythms of Haiti
Lecture-performance by Jean-Léon Destiné and others. This program is part of the Library's celebration of the 200th anniversary of Haitian independence.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 10
@ 6 p.m.
Johnny G and Noël C: A Conversation Piece about a 50-Year Friendship
An new entertainment by Barry Day about the friendship and collaboration between John Gielgud and Noël Coward. The program, which features actors Richard Easton, Simon Jones and Hayley Mills, will include scenes from Coward's plays with which Gielgud was associated, including The Constant Nymph, Nude with Violin, Private Lives, and The Vortex.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 13
@ 6 p.m.
League of Professional Theatre Women
Frances Sternhagen interviewed by Joan Vail Thorne.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 20
@ 5:30 p.m.
The Sleeping Beauty
Screening of the ballet with Margot Fonteyn, filmed by Victor Jessen in 1949/1950 during various performances of the Sadler's Wells Ballet.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 27
@ 6 p.m.
Treasures of the Music Division
Opera Fantasies for Strings
Performance by Lanny Paykin, cello; Ron Levy, piano; guest artist Laura Hamilton, violin. Works by Paganini, Mozart/Kraft, Barab, and Rossini and Castelnuovo Tedesco.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 3
@ 6 p.m.
Winners of the 2003 Lotte Lenya Competition for Singers
Performance by Richard Todd Adams, tenor; Amy Justman, soprano; and Misty Ann Sturm, soprano. With Thomas Rosenkranz at the piano.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, June 9
@ 6 p.m.
An Evening of Balanchine Films: The Early Years
Screenings of "Cotillon," "La Valse," "Concerto Barocco," "Western Symphony," and "Four Temperaments."
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, June 11
@ 3 p.m.
Morocco and the Casbah Dance Experience
Performance of dances of the Middle East.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, June 12
@ 3 p.m.
Gregory Zuber and Friends
An afternoon of music featuring percussion instruments, performed by Gregory Zuber of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Other artists include Javier Diaz, James Ognibene, Patricia Wolf Zuber and others. Works by Richard Rodney Bennett, Claude Debussy, Teruyuki Noda, Jo Kondo, Arvo Part, and Dan Senn.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 17
@ 5:30 p.m.
Margot Fonteyn in Performance: Excerpts from films and television appearances
A program of screenings.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, June 19
@ 3 p.m.
The City and the Theater
A lecture by Dr. Mary C. Henderson based on the new edition of her book on the theaters of New York City.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, June 24
@ 5:30 p.m.
The Sleeping Beauty
Screening of the ballet with Margot Fonteyn, filmed by Victor Jessen in 1949/1950 during various performances of the Sadler's Wells Ballet.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, June 26
@ 3 p.m.
A Tribute to Ellen Terry
Screening of Irene Worth's one-woman show, which premiered at the Library on December 2, 1997. The program was created for the Library with the assistance of Sir John Gielgud. Ellen Terry was Sir John's great aunt.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, August 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Sophocles' Elektra with Marisa Tomei, Kathleen Chalfant and David Strathairn
A specially staged reading of Sophocles’ Elektra, an ancient classic text with great contemporary relevance. Conceived and directed by Lawrence Sacharow, translated by Anne Carson, featuring Marisa Tomei (Electra), Kathleen Chalfant (Clytemnestra), David Strathairn (Paedagogus), Laila Robins, (the Chorus), and Heather Tom (Chrysothemis). A forum, Democracy: Ancient Greece and Modern America (The Gods of Violence and Compassion), will follow the reading, with a discussion on violence, retributio…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, September 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
An Evening with Barbara Carroll
Ms. Carroll will inaugurate the Library's 2004-2005 season with the first program in a series celebrating the centennial of lyricist Dorothy Fields. Tickets, which are free, are required for this program and will be distributed, one per person, from 4:30 p.m. on the day of the program. The program will also feature double bassist Jay Leonhart.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, September 23
@ 6 p.m.
From Lincoln Square to Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors: The Journey of New York Artist Ademola
A conversation in conjunction with the artist's exhibition.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, September 30
@ 6 p.m.
Treasures of the Music Division
The Music of Ross Lee Finney
Miranda Cuckson, violin, and Thomas Sauer, piano, will perform works by American composer Ross Lee Finney (1906-1997), whose manuscripts are housed in the Music Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, October 2
@ 3 p.m.
Music From China
Musicians include Wang Guowei, erhu; Sun Li, pipa; Susan Cheng, ruan; Helen Yee, yangqin; and Gao Renyang, dizi; with guest singers Sandia Ang, Amy Chen, and Qian Yi, performing regional folk songs, Cantonese lullabies and tunes, Suzhou narrative songs, and Kun opera songs.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, October 7
@ 3 p.m.
Swing Time
A screening of the 1936 film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Directed by George Stevens. The songs, with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, include the Academy Award-winning "The Way You Look Tonight."
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, October 7
@ 7 p.m.
Swing Time
The evening screening of Swing Time will be introduced by Jerry Mitchell, who recently choreographed Never Gonna Dance, last season's Broadway show based on Swing Time. Of Mr. Mitchell's choreography for the show, New York Magazine critic John Simon wrote, "And then there is the show's strongest suit, the dances by the master choreographer Jerry Mitchell. These produce wonders right and left... A comic number like the "I Won't Dance" tap dance in Grand Central Terminal is as exhilarating as anyt…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, October 9
@ 3 p.m.
Songfellows
Campaign songs performed by the male quartet
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 12
@ 7:30 p.m.
Treasures of the Music Division
Manchester Music Festival Chamber Orchestra, Ariel Rudiakov, Artistic Director; Ruth Laredo, pianist, guest artist
Works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Philip Lasser (New York Premiere). Mr. Lasser will donate the manuscript of his new work to the Library's Music Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, October 16
@ 3 p.m.
Greek-American Folklore Society
Performance by the Astoria, New York based dance group
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, October 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Moss Hart: A Centennial Celebration
A program honoring the author and director, featuring Kitty Carlisle Hart with special guests Richard Easton, Anne Kaufman, Paula Laurence, Sloane Shelton, and others. Directed by Lonny Price. Produced in collaboration with Lincoln Center Theater. Tickets, which are free, are required for this program and will be distributed, one per person, from 4:30 p.m. on the day of the program.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, October 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
Sixty Years of Cultural Coverage at The New York Times : Arthur Gelb's Eyewitness Account
Arthur Gelb was hired by The New York Times in 1944, as a night copyboy, the paper's lowliest position. When he retired, he was its managing editor. Mr. Gelb's book, City Room (2003), will be published in paperback in Autumn 2004.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, October 23
@ 3 p.m.
Treasures of the Music Division
The Music of Arthur Berger
Performance by Maria Tegzes, Soprano; Joel Krosnick, Cello; Geoffrey Burleson and Gilbert Kalish, Pianists. The Arthur Berger Papers were recently donated to the Music Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, October 28
@ 6 p.m.
An Evening with Nikos Astrinidis
The Greek composer will talk about his work and about Greek music in general. The program will feature a performance of songs by Astrinidis by Helen Fousteris, soprano; and Yannis Xylas, piano,
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults
Sat, October 30
@ 3 p.m.
Performance by Styliani Tartsinis, saxophone; Yannis Xylas, piano; guest artists Kathy Yiannoudes, soprano; Alexandra Skendrou, mezzo soprano; Constantinos Yiannoudes, baritone
Performance of works by Greek composers and of works inspired by Greek themes. The program will feature music by Nikos Astrinidis, Warren Benson, Brian Elias, Manolis Kalomoiris, Yiorgos Kazasoglou, Dimitris Michailidis, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, November 4
@ 5 p.m.
David Witten, piano
Performance of works by Mexican composers.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, November 6
@ 2 p.m.
Dimitri Kavrakos, bass; Teresa Moore, soprano; Tania Papayiannopoulou and Yannis Xylas, pianists
Works by Greek composers and of composers inspired by Greek themes, including Nikos Astrinidis, Pavlos Karrer, Yiannis Konstantinidis, Charles Spinks, and Richard Strauss.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, November 8
@ 5 p.m.
The World Music Institute
A Roundtable Discussion
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, November 10
@ 2 p.m.
Independent Dance Groups of Mexico: New Acquisitions
This program will feature screenings of new films acquired by the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The screenings will be introduced by Juan Manuel Diaz Medina.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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