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Today
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, February 21
@ 7 p.m.
Performing Arts
Bernstein / Mahler "Titan Training"
In preparation for the full listening-marathon of nine consecutive symphonies, presented by The New York Philharmonic on February 25, join us for a training session presented by The Library for the Performing Arts. Listen to excerpts of Mahler’s “Titan” and “Resurrection” Symphonies. On one large screen, follow the Library’s digitized scores containing Mahler’s own hand-written corrections, on another, follow the digitized, annotated conductor’s scores used by Leonard Bernstein. Special guests…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Thu, February 22
@ 5 p.m.
Can We Talk: Jazz
Let's talk about yesterday and today's jazz. We will listen to different artists and watch video clips. How has jazz changed over the years? Which artists are underrated?
Westchester Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, February 22
@ 5:30 p.m.
Solo Piano Recital: David Chang
A solo piano recital of music old and new. Come let yourself be transported to worlds of warmth, beauty, mystery, eccentricity, and virtuosity. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Norman Dello Joio, Joe Hisaishi, Christopher Norton, Jay Chou, Chopin, and Godowsky. David Chang is a New York-based pianist. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in music education from New York University and his Master’s degree in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music. During that time, he studied with Dr. José Ramón…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, February 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
Raj Bhimani in Recital
Acclaimed concert pianist, Raj Bhimani, returns to the Library stage for a recital of colorful and virtuosic piano masterworks by Debussy, Brenet, and Liszt. 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. Cal…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sun, February 25
@ 10 a.m.
Exhibition Programs
Insights at the Atrium: "Bernstein’s Mahler Marathon: The Sony Recordings"
On the centennial of Philharmonic Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein, the Philharmonic explores his affinity for the music of former Philharmonic Music Director Gustav Mahler through a 13-hour expedition through Bernstein’s recordings of Mahler’s complete symphonies. Bernstein’s marked scores from the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives will be projected in real time. Between each symphony, special guests will read excerpts from Bernstein’s own writings on Mahler, and video clips…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterAdults
Sun, February 25
@ 12 noon
Exhibitions
Bernstein Mahler Celebration - Sunday Special Viewing Hours for Leonard Bernstein at 100
In Partnership with the New York Philharmonic and their day-long Bernstein/Mahler Symphony marathon at the David Rubenstein Atrium, The Library for the Performing Arts will open the doors to the Leonard Bernstein at 100 exhibition for special Sunday hours of public viewing. Enjoy the treasures of Bernstein's life and career and try out the interactive conducting, listening, and karaoke stations. Artistic Producer Evan Leslie will lead two specially designed tours of the exhibit focused Leonard…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Donald and Mary Oenslager GalleryAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
FREE KTV
苏厄德公园图书馆卡拉OK活动 时间: 2月5日,星期三,下午 11:30到下午1:30 2月12日,星期一,下午 11:30到下午1:30 2月26日,星期一,下午 11:30到下午1:30 欢迎参加我们唱歌活动,来唱出您最喜爱的歌曲 活动将会在楼下(土库)公共活动室进行 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5,12 & 26 FROM 11:30 PM—1:30PM JOIN US AND SING ALONG TO YOUR FAVORITE SONGS. THE PROGRAM WILL BE IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM ON THE LOWER LEVEL. All Public Library Programs are free of charge.…
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, February 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Body Blast! Dance-N-Sculpt!
Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! No requirements * Everyone Welcome* Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. Most of all bring a Smile! Registration required. Age 19-99
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Tue, February 27
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, February 28
@ 6 p.m.
Popular Music
Intermediate-Level Group Guitar Lessons for Adults
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Sat, March 3
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Saturday sessions begin January 13th, 2018 @11am. Eight 90-minute sessions: 01/13, 01/20, 02/03, 02/17, 03/03, 03/10, 03/24. Please bring your own guitar. No experience necessary!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, March 3
@ 11 a.m.
Exhibition Programs
Beethoven, Peace, and Victory
In response to the Allied victory in Europe on May 8, 1945 and in Japan on September 2, 1945, Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra performed Beethoven. Throughout the war, the opening motif of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony echoed the Morse Code “V for Victory,” and as fighting finally ended, the 9th Symphony’s hymn of brotherhood signaled hope for a peaceful future. Join us for the finale event of the Library’s Toscanini 150 celebration, and listen to excerpts of Beethoven’s 5th and 9th symp…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Sat, March 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Exhibition Programs
Toscanini: Musician of Conscience
It may be difficult to imagine today, but Arturo Toscanini—recognized widely as the most celebrated conductor of the twentieth century—was once one of the most famous people in the world. Like Einstein in science or Picasso in art, Toscanini (1867–1957) transcended his own field, becoming a figure of such renown that it was often impossible not to see some mention of the maestro in the daily headlines. As the Library concludes the celebration of Toscanini’s 150 year legacy, Acclaimed music histo…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, March 3
@ 3 p.m.
Musique Libre Femmes: Jazz Trio
Musique Libre Femmes is a group of Women Improvisers who compose and create spontaneous music in the moment.They have recently played at the 2016 and 2017 Lady Got Chops Festival to celebrate Women's History Month, and also perform at Abc NO Rio, Downtown Music Gallery , 6BC Botanical Garden and other jazz venues in NYC. Cheryl Pyle -c flute/alto flute Claire Daly-bari sax Madeleine Yaodele Nelson-African percussion
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, March 5
@ 11 a.m.
Roaring Chorus
Learn the basics of singing and enjoy building music skills in a choral workshop with Staten Island’s Musical Chairs Ensemble. Pre-registration is required.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, March 5
@ 5:30 p.m.
Body Blast! Dance-N-Sculpt!
Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! No requirements * Everyone Welcome* Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. Most of all bring a Smile! Registration required. Age 19-99
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, March 5
@ 7 p.m.
2018 Women's Jazz Festival
Our annual Women's Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. Our 2018 festival will celebrate the continued influence of women on the evolution of jazz. Throughout the festival we will pay tribute to Alice Coltrane and Abbey Lincoln. Our 2017 festival will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday and continued influence on the evolution of jazz. The festival is slated for four consecutive Mondays–March 5,…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 6
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 6
@ 12 noon
Exhibitions
Leonard Bernstein at 100: Lunch Time Tour
By poular demand, we are presenting a second Lunch Time Tour. Jonathan Hiam, Curator of the Library's Music Division, leads a tour of the Leonard Bernstein at 100 exhibition, focusing on Bernstein's illustrious music legacy as the composer of West Side Story and Candide; the celebrated conductor of the New York Philharmonic and other leading orchestras, with whom he created a trove of acclaimed recordings; and an educator whose televised Young People's Concert with the New York Philharmonic cre…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Donald and Mary Oenslager GalleryAdults
Thu, March 8
@ 6 p.m.
The 1960s
The Art of the Album / LIVE MUSIC!
**JOIN US AT TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY THE 2ND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR LIVE MUSIC AT 6PM** The Art of the Album: Landmark, Classic Records Performed Live in Their Entirety! UP NEXT: Thursday March 8th: "Let it Be" by The Beatles. Then: Thursday *March 22nd: "Mermaid Avenue, Volume 1" (Tribute to Woody Guthr…
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Sat, March 10
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Saturday sessions begin January 13th, 2018 @11am. Eight 90-minute sessions: 01/13, 01/20, 02/03, 02/17, 03/03, 03/10, 03/24. Please bring your own guitar. No experience necessary!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, March 12
@ 11 a.m.
Roaring Chorus
Learn the basics of singing and enjoy building music skills in a choral workshop with Staten Island’s Musical Chairs Ensemble. Pre-registration is required.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, March 12
@ 5:30 p.m.
Body Blast! Dance-N-Sculpt!
Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! No requirements * Everyone Welcome* Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. Most of all bring a Smile! Registration required. Age 19-99
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, March 12
@ 7 p.m.
2018 Women's Jazz Festival
Our annual Women's Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. Our 2018 festival will celebrate the continued influence of women on the evolution of jazz. Throughout the festival we will pay tribute to Alice Coltrane and Abbey Lincoln. Our 2017 festival will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday and continued influence on the evolution of jazz. The festival is slated for four consecutive Mondays–March 5,…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 13
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, March 14
@ 6 p.m.
Popular Music
Intermediate-Level Group Guitar Lessons for Adults
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Sat, March 17
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA; & Wagner's PARSIFAL (ACT 2) recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA by Pietro Mascagni, and PARSIFAL (Act 2) by Richard Wagner. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Sat, March 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
Schubert, Schumann, and other Treats: A Guitar Recital
Classical guitarist Étienne Guérin is a renaissance man. Not only is he an acclaimed guitarist and manager of the popular East River Guitar series, who’s performed throughout the world; he’s a trained Sommelier. Whether music or wine, Guérin knows how to satisfy and delight. Join us for Guérin’s Library debut, featuring Manuel Ponce’s Sonata Romántica, an homage to Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann’s beloved Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), plus other sumptuous guitar treats. The Library f…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, March 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
Chamber Music Concert by the Celia Cruz High School Orchestra
Please join us for a Chamber Music Concert perfomed by the Celia Cruz High School Orchestra. Directed by David West.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, March 19
@ 11 a.m.
Roaring Chorus
Learn the basics of singing and enjoy building music skills in a choral workshop with Staten Island’s Musical Chairs Ensemble. Pre-registration is required.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, March 19
@ 5:30 p.m.
Canceled
Body Blast! Dance-N-Sculpt!
Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! No requirements * Everyone Welcome* Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. Most of all bring a Smile! Registration required. Age 19-99
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, March 19
@ 7 p.m.
2018 Women's Jazz Festival
Our annual Women's Jazz Festival, in honor of Women’s History Month, features some of the best-known and unsung female performers in jazz today. Our 2018 festival will celebrate the continued influence of women on the evolution of jazz. Throughout the festival we will pay tribute to Alice Coltrane and Abbey Lincoln. Our 2017 festival will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday and continued influence on the evolution of jazz. The festival is slated for four consecutive Mondays–March 5,…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 20
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, March 22
@ 6 p.m.
Exhibition Programs
Bernstein's Unanswered Questions
The Unanswered Question… In 1973, over the course of six landmark lectures at Harvard University, Leonard Bernstein masterfully tackled the enigmatic meaning of music and defined for a generation a new way to listen. He titled his epic series The Unanswered Question. 50 years later, the Library presents a contemporary reaction, re-evaluation of Bernstein’s Norton Lectures. Lecture excerpts that capture Bernstein’s theories about musical “linguistics” and music in the future will be tested agains…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, March 22
@ 6 p.m.
Popular Music
The Art of the Album / LIVE MUSIC!
**JOIN US AT TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY THE 2ND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR LIVE MUSIC AT 6PM** The Art of the Album: Landmark, Classic Records Performed Live in Their Entirety! UP NEXT: Thursday March 8th: "Let it Be" by The Beatles.
Tompkins Square LibraryAdults
Sat, March 24
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Saturday sessions begin January 13th, 2018 @11am. Eight 90-minute sessions: 01/13, 01/20, 02/03, 02/17, 03/03, 03/10, 03/24. Please bring your own guitar. No experience necessary!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, March 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
Exhibition Programs
LENNY @ 100: A Leonard Bernstein Centennial Concert
LENNY @ 100 is a newly conceived Millennium Chamber Symphony production, featuring highlights from West Side Story and Candide, plus chamber works and humorous arts songs. This concert is presented by Alexander A. Wu, Yamaha piano artist and arranger, Millenium Chamber Symphony, Artistic Director and Co-Founder. 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 tha…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, March 26
@ 11 a.m.
Roaring Chorus
Learn the basics of singing and enjoy building music skills in a choral workshop with Staten Island’s Musical Chairs Ensemble. Pre-registration is required.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, March 26
@ 5:30 p.m.
Body Blast! Dance-N-Sculpt!
Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! No requirements * Everyone Welcome* Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. Most of all bring a Smile! Registration required. Age 19-99
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
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