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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Performing Personal History: A Six Session Course
Performing Personal History: A Six Session Course Saturdays, March 18 - April 22 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm How exciting, courageous and lucky to have reached a point in our lives when we have history. We have a past, knowledge and an experience unlike anyone else’s. A life lived like no one else. This course offers the opportunity to preserve this history, these memories and share them with others. Participants choose a time, a memory, or a turning point in and write a monologue on that subject…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, April 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Performing Personal History: A Six Session Course
Performing Personal History: A Six Session Course Saturdays, March 18 - April 22 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm How exciting, courageous and lucky to have reached a point in our lives when we have history. We have a past, knowledge and an experience unlike anyone else’s. A life lived like no one else. This course offers the opportunity to preserve this history, these memories and share them with others. Participants choose a time, a memory, or a turning point in and write a monologue on that subject…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 2:30 p.m.
Performing Personal History: A Six Session Course
Performing Personal History: A Six Session Course Saturdays, March 18 - April 22 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm How exciting, courageous and lucky to have reached a point in our lives when we have history. We have a past, knowledge and an experience unlike anyone else’s. A life lived like no one else. This course offers the opportunity to preserve this history, these memories and share them with others. Participants choose a time, a memory, or a turning point in and write a monologue on that subject…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, April 13
@ 6 p.m.
An Evening of Operatic Delights
An Evening of Operatic Delights Presented by Manhattan Opera Association 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. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to las…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
Performing Personal History: A Six Session Course
Performing Personal History: A Six Session Course Saturdays, March 18 - April 22 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm How exciting, courageous and lucky to have reached a point in our lives when we have history. We have a past, knowledge and an experience unlike anyone else’s. A life lived like no one else. This course offers the opportunity to preserve this history, these memories and share them with others. Participants choose a time, a memory, or a turning point in and write a monologue on that subject…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, April 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
Performing Personal History: A Six Session Course
Performing Personal History: A Six Session Course Saturdays, March 18 - April 22 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm How exciting, courageous and lucky to have reached a point in our lives when we have history. We have a past, knowledge and an experience unlike anyone else’s. A life lived like no one else. This course offers the opportunity to preserve this history, these memories and share them with others. Participants choose a time, a memory, or a turning point in and write a monologue on that subject…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, April 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
"Irving Berlin: A Musical Biography" with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
This illustrated lecture traces and life and career of Irving Berlin and features videos of singers, including Eddie Cantor, Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson , Judy Garland, and more, performing his songs from Hollywood and Broadway. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, May 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
"A Trip Down Memory Lane: Singers of the 20s and 30s," with Mel Haber, a devoted music lover, primarily of popular music and opera.
This illustrated lecture features videos and audio clips of well-known singers of the 20s and 30s and some not as well-known. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, June 10
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday June 10th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, June 24
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Mozart's DON GIOVANNI recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of DON GIOVANNI by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 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, July 8
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday July 8th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for "L'Elisir D'Amore" by Gaetano Donizetti.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, July 15
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of L'ELISIRE D'AMORE by Gaetano Donizetti. 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, August 12
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Strauss' DER ROSENKAVALIER (excerpts) & Puccini's SUOR ANGELICA recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs a double bill of DER ROSENKAVALIER (excerpts) by Richard Strauss and SUOR ANGELICA by Giacomo Puccini. 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, August 19
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday, August 19th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for a double bill of "Der Rosenkavalier" (extended excerpts) by Richard Strauss and "Suor Angelica" by Giacomo Puccini.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, September 9
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Gounod's FAUST recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of FAUST by Charles Gounod. 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, September 16
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday, September 16th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for "Faust" by Charles Gounod.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Bellini's I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI by Vincenzo Bellini. 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, October 28
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday, October 28th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM for "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" by Vincenzo Bellini.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, November 11
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday, November 11th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Sat, December 9
@ 1 p.m.
Opera Concert Series
The New York Opera Forum performs complete concert versions of operas with piano accompaniment. Programs with act-by-act plot summaries will be provided in large print and braille. Join us on Saturday, December 9th, from 1:00 - 4:30 PM.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryAdults,
50+,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults

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