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Wed, February 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
Joy In Singing
An art song master class led by American tenor Paul Sperry. JOY IN SINGING is a not for profit organization and award program devoted to helping young singers. Its mission is “to promote knowledge and love of art song literature, assist the careers of recitalists and composers, and educate a wider audience in the joy of song.”
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, February 20
@ 2:30 p.m.
Joy In Singing
An art song master class led by American tenor Paul Sperry. JOY IN SINGING is a not for profit organization and award program devoted to helping young singers. Its mission is “to promote knowledge and love of art song literature, assist the careers of recitalists and composers, and educate a wider audience in the joy of song.”
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, February 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Joy In Singing
An art song master class led by American tenor Paul Sperry. JOY IN SINGING is a not for profit organization and award program devoted to helping young singers. Its mission is “to promote knowledge and love of art song literature, assist the careers of recitalists and composers, and educate a wider audience in the joy of song.”
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, March 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
Joy In Singing
An art song master class led by American tenor Paul Sperry. JOY IN SINGING is a not for profit organization and award program devoted to helping young singers. Its mission is “to promote knowledge and love of art song literature, assist the careers of recitalists and composers, and educate a wider audience in the joy of song.”
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, March 14
@ 6 p.m.
ON FIRE WITH AFRICAN DANCE- Staccato Incandescence: The Story of Mambo with Robert Farris Thompson
Robert Farris Thompson, Master T, the Colonel John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art at Yale University will focus his lecture on mambo which shows a fusion of a variety of dance styles from Lindy, to ballet, to bomba, to Afro-Cuban dance. Painting of Robert Farris Thompson. Courtesy of the artist Simmie KnoxRobert Farris Thompson is America's most prominent scholar of African Art, and has presided over exhibitions of African art at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. He lived in…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, March 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
It's Love
Vocalist Karen Luschar sings about the rollercoaster ride called "love" with selections froM Broadway and American Standards. This program was originally scheduled for February 9 but cancelled due to weather. It's been rescheduled for March 16.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, March 20
@ 2:30 p.m.
Joy In Singing
An art song master class led by American tenor Paul Sperry. JOY IN SINGING is a not for profit organization and award program devoted to helping young singers. Its mission is “to promote knowledge and love of art song literature, assist the careers of recitalists and composers, and educate a wider audience in the joy of song.”
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, March 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Joy In Singing
An art song master class led by American tenor Paul Sperry. JOY IN SINGING is a not for profit organization and award program devoted to helping young singers. Its mission is “to promote knowledge and love of art song literature, assist the careers of recitalists and composers, and educate a wider audience in the joy of song.”
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, April 3
@ 6 p.m.
Rakes and Revolutions
Broadsides and Banjos: The Folk Music Revival A screening of several short films on the social adaptations of American Folk Music. Discovering American Folk Music (1969) Directed by Bernard Wilets, 22 min. A brief review of the development of American folk music from its African and English roots, as demonstrated by tracing the history of one ballad from its original British version, through its journey across America. Village Sunday (1960) Directed by Stewart Wilensky, 13 min. A docudrama…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 8
@ 6 p.m.
"Life Upon the Wicked Stage": New Books in the Performing Arts
Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews
Author Carl Rollyson discusses the American film actor whose diaries and letters reveal an artist struggling with alcoholism and ambivalence about his role as a Hollywood star.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, April 17
@ 6 p.m.
American Sabor: From the Palladium to the Bronx, featuring Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché
American Sabor: From the Palladium to the Bronx Bobby Sanabria Grammy-nominated bandleader Bobby Sanabria leads his ensemble Quarteto Aché in presenting a musical history of Latinos in New York, from Mambo to Latin Jazz to Salsa, and much in between. Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché Peter Brainin - tenor, soprano sax, flute, vocals, percussion Yeissonn Villamar - piano, percussion Andy Eulau - acoustic bass, vocals, percussion Bobby Sanabria - musical director, drums, percussion, voca…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, April 18
@ 6 p.m.
Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy
American Sabor: From the Palladium to the Bronx"Machito" (born Frank Grillo, 1908-1984) A biographical documentary on the life and achievements of the Cuban-born singer, jazz musician, and composer Machito (real name Frank Grillo, 1908-1984), Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy traces his musical roots in Cuba, then examines his contributions to the development of Latin music in the U.S., particularly the combination of Afro-Cuban music and jazz. Dance promoter Federico Pagani, bandleader Tito Puente,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, April 24
@ 2 p.m.
Exhibitions visit by City Polytechnic HS of Engineering, architecture, and technology
Program at 2 LPA exhibitions, American Sabor: Latinos in US Popular Music and 100 Years of Flamenco in New York by HS students, led by language teacher. HS is 5-year program affiliated with CUNY/City Tech. City Polytechnic HS of Engineering, Architecture & Technology 105 Johnson St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),
English Language Learners,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, April 25
@ 12 noon
Exhibitions visit by Bronx Lighthouse HS
Program at 2 LPA exhibitions, American Sabor: Latinos in US Popular Music and 100 Years of Flamenco in New York by HS students, led by language and music teachers. Bronx Lighthouse Charter School/College Prep Academy 10001 Intervale Avenue The Bronx, NY 10459 Eric Collins, language teacher ccollins@lighthouse-academics.org
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),
English Language Learners,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, May 7
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale (2006)
From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale (2006) Directed by Henry Chalfant. 56 minutes The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the film's director, Henry Chalfant, and co-producers Elena Martinez and Steve Zeitlin. American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 9
@ 6 p.m.
Queen of the Gypsies
A screening of Jocelyn Ajami's Queen of the Gypsies, featuring Carmen Amaya. A discussion with La Meira and Ms. Adjami will follow. QUEEN OF THE GYPSIES, A Portrait of Carmen Amaya, is a feature-length video documentary by award-winning filmmaker Jocelyn Ajami. This biography is the first American film portrait of Gypsydance legend Carmen Amaya (1913-1963), and the most comprehensive video portrait of Carmen Amaya in the world. to date. The film includes Hollywood film footage and dance cli…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: La Isla de la Música (1998)
La Isla de la Música (1998) Directed by Santiago Álvarez and Ismael Perdomo. 43 minutes Screening with: El Alacrán (1999) Directed by Gloria Rolando. 19 minutes and The Last Rumba of Papa Montero (1992) Directed by Octavio Cortazar. 52 minutes American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: La Plena (1966)
La Plena (1966) Directed by Amilcar Tirado. 28 minutes Screening with: Plena Is Work, Plena Is Song (1989) Directed by Pedro A. Rivera and Susan Zeig. 37 minutes AND Sworn to the Drum (2005) Directed by Les Blank. 35 minutes Note: La Plena is being shown in Spanish without English subtitles. American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: The Mambo Kings (1992)
The Mambo Kings (1992) Directed by Arne Glimcher. 105 minutes With Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, Desi Arnaz Jr., Tito Puente, and Celia Cruz. American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 29
@ 9:30 a.m.
Bi-Lingual Exhibition Program for HS
Two 10th and 11th grade classes in Spanish language and literature from Metuchen (NJ) High School spent the morning at LPA touring and discussing the two concurrent bi-lingual exhibitions -- Flamenco! 100 Years of Flamenco in New York and American Sabor: Latinos in US Popular Music. The Flamenco exhibit part of the program was in Spanish. contact teacher: Rosann Kamin, Ed. D. 908-561-4933 Metuchen High School 400 Grove Avenue, Metuchen NJ 08840 Metuchen School District
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Children,
Teachers
Tue, June 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: Sons of Benkos (2003)
Sons of Benkos (2003) Directed by Lucas Silva. 52 minutes Screening with: Hands of God (2004) Directed by Delia Ackerman. 54 minutes American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: Aventurera (1950)
Aventurera (1950) Directed by Alberto Gout. 101 minutes With Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, and Andrea Palma. American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, June 12
@ 5 p.m.
Clone of American Sabor Student Showcase
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition American Sabor Latinos in US Popular Music.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, June 15
@ 12 noon
¡Wikipedia con Sabor Latino! An edit-a-thon devoted to Latin-American music
In conjunction with the exhibit "American Sabor: Latinos in US Popular Music," the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts invites all and especially the Latino community to an edit‑a‑thon devoted to Latin‑American music. Come and help us improve documentation and access to performing arts information on Wikipedia---one of the most frequently-used websites in the world! The event will take place in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on the third floor Reserve Film and Vi…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Reserve Film and Video CollectionAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, June 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
Norman Dee, flute and Josephine Chan Yung, piano
A concert to include Jacques Ibert's Jeux and Ch. M. Widor's Suite for Flute and Piano, two quintessential works of the French School of Flute Music of the early 20th Century. The duo will feature Hymn and Fuguing Tune by American composer and the Library’s Music Division Chief George Boziwick, concluding with Sonata for Flute and Piano No. 1 by Bohuslav Martinu.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: Chulas Fronteras (1976)
Chulas Fronteras (1976) Directed by Les Blank. 58 minutes Screening with: Del Mero Corazón (1979) Directed by Les Blank. 28 minutes American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Sabor on Film: Zoot Suit (1981)
Zoot Suit (1981) Directed by Luis Valdez. 103 minutes With Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos, and Tyne Daly. American Sabor series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, June 26
@ 5 p.m.
Clone of Clone of American Sabor Student Showcase
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition American Sabor Latinos in US Popular Music.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, July 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Summer Arts Intensive HS Vocal student session
The 42 High School level students and 2 teachers in the Vocal Music program of the Department of Education's Summer Arts Intensive spent the morning learning how to locate materials for their voice types for auditions, performance, etc. Bob Kosovsky (Music Division) and Barbara Stratyner showed them how to use the Song Index and Bibliocommon to loate material in the Circulating Collections and Music Division. The group also spent time in the Flamenco and American Sabor exhibitions. contact: M…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children,
Teachers
Tue, July 16
@ 10:30 a.m.
Summer Arts Intensive Instrumental students session
The 43 mixed Middle School and High School level students and 2 teachers in the Insutrmental Music program of the Department of Education's Summer Arts Intensive spent the morning learning how to locate materials for their voice types for auditions, performance, etc.Karen Burke and Paul Greenhaw (Music Division) and Barbara Stratyner showed them how to use the Song Index and Bibliocommon to loate material in the Circulating Collections and Music Division. The group also spent time in the Flamen…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children,
Teachers
Thu, October 3
@ 6 p.m.
Weighing the Evidence
Lecture/performance and book signing No composer's life was more exciting and surprising than that of Henry Cowell, who arguably did more to establish new American music than any other individual. Author, Joel Sachs, discusses the decades spent researching Cowell's life at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and other repositories, and unraveling the mysteries that made writing Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music a real adventure. Signed copies of Joel Sachs' book will be available…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Sat, October 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
CHAMELEON: Music of Latin America
The ensemble will perform a variety of music from Latin America, spanning the 20th Century. The music is melodic, rhythmic, and full of energy and life. This music has roots in indigenous South American music with influences from Africa, Europe and North America, combining salon music and urban folk styles.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Mon, October 21
@ 6 p.m.
Conversations with Anne by Anne Bogart
Award-winning American theatre and opera director, Anne Bogart, will discuss her newest book, Conversations with Anne, published by Theatre Communications Group. As part of SITI Company's 20th Anniversary Season, Anne brings one last interviewee to the stage: herself. Ben Cameron of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation will ask Anne a series of questions posted by the book's interviewees. Hear Anne speak on the current climate of theatre, the next generation of artists, and the legacy of a 20-ye…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Sat, November 2
@ 2:30 p.m.
An Afternoon of Opera and Song
Featuring arias and ensembles from popular opera, opretta, and the American musical theatre. Presented by Manhattan Opera Assocation.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Sat, December 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Opus Two Celebrates George Gershwin
Champions of great American music for more than 20 years, Opus Two violin-piano duo presents a multi-media program of the inimitable works of George Gershwin (1898-1937), one of America’s most popular and iconic composers. Violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock will explore Gershwin's many musical styles, from the jazz influenced An American in Paris to the quintessential folk opera Porgy and Bess. They will also perform classic Gershwin songs of the Broadway stage, includ…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Adults
Sat, May 10
@ 9 a.m.
Spring 2014 Last Chance! Friends Exhibition Viewing - Ladies and Gentleman...The Beatles!
For donors $40 or moreOn the final day of this exhibition, enjoy three hours of private members-only viewing time. This exhibition, which features memorabilia, tour artifacts, videos, and more, focuses on the early years of The Beatles in the U.S., and the tremendous impact that the Fab Four had on American society. Invitations, which admit four, will be mailed in April. The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon.For more information, please call the Friends Office at 212.930.0653.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Donald and Mary Oenslager GalleryNYPL Supporters
Tue, May 27
@ 11 a.m.
Annual visit from Musical Theater Workshop
Julie Boyd and Mana Allen brought their students from the Fordham University summer term Musical Theater Workshop to The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for an orientation workshop and a chance to look at manuscript lead sheets and piano-vocal scores by Broadway songwriters held by the Music Division. The program began in the exhibition Launchpad of the American Theater with a discussion on workshopping for musicals and how it replaced out-of-town previews. The orientation t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterCollege & Graduate Students,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Thu, June 19
@ 6 p.m.
Thanks to the O'Neill
A conversation about the legacy and impact of the NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE at the O'Neill Theater Center, with: RACHEL JETT (moderator): NTI Artistic Director, NTI alum Spring 1995 and MATS 1996, teacher, librettist-lyricist, actor, and director. DONNA DINOVELLI: NTI Playwriting Faculty; librettist and lyricist for opera and music theater including the record-breaking Little House on the Prairie with Rachel Portman (Guthrie Theater, National Tour) and Heart of a Soldier with Christopher The…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, July 11
@ 10:30 p.m.
Arts Intensive Vocal Music program
The High School Vocal Music students in the Department of Education's Arts Intensive programvisited Friday morning, July 11. It is the first of four programs in music that will come to LP for orientation and training on enhancing repertories. Karen Burke and Bob Kosovsky showed them different ways to search for songs i the catalogue and the Song Index. Barbara Stratyner worked with the Musical Theater students , showing them how to find scripts, CDs, DVDs, and books on musicals, theater and…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterSchool Age (5-12 years),
K-12 Educators,
Children,
Teachers
Tue, July 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
The O'Neill Cabaret: Memories, Songs, and Stories From the 2013 Fellows
All reservations have been claimed for this program. Click HERE to reserve your seat. Every summer The O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret & Performance Conference, under the artistic direction of John McDaniel, guides a talented troupe of emerging cabaret artists in perfecting their performance and story telling skills. The new cafe at the Library for the Performing Arts is the perfect place to celebrate that history of nurturing wit, magnetism, and musical talent. Join us for an evening…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
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