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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, November 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Bernstein Findings: Copland's Keys
A collage of live performance, conversation, and historic document recitation illuminates a pivotal moment in Leonard Bernstein’s education. In 1938, Bernstein had his first exposure to American Modernism: learning Aaron Copland's Piano Variations, sitting at the keyboard with his Harvard philosophy professor, David Prall. The influence of Copland and Prall continued to guide Bernstein throughout his career as he became America’s maestro and paramount cultural ambassador. Hear recitations of Ber…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, November 16
@ 6 p.m.
Anyone Who Had a Heart: The Burt Bacharach Songbook
Russian American pianist, Sasha Papernik, and her ensemble explore the songbook of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The program includes music influential to Bacharach's style, from the harmonic influences of Darius Milhaud to the bebop rhythms of Dizzy Gillespie and original music informed by Bacharach's legacy. Featuring Sasha Papernik (piano/vocals), Justin Poindexter (guitar/vocals), Kyle Saulnier (upright bass), and Will Clark (percussion). The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to of…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, November 18
@ 11 a.m.
Radio Maestro: Toscanini and NBC Symphony Orchestra
An astonishing 23,000 people requested tickets for the live-taping of Arturo Toscanini’s inaugural radio concert conducting the newly founded NBC Symphony Orchestra. On December 25, 1937, performances of Mozart’s “Great G Minor Symphony” and Brahms’ Symphony no. 1 were broadcast live from studio 8H into millions of households, uplifting a nation still struggling through the Great Depression. The library draws a sonic portrait of Christmas Day, 1937, with a presentation of Toscanini’s first NBC b…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Sat, December 2
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Encounters: New Century Voices
The New York Classical Players launch a new season of “Encounters” concerts that explore the rich holdings of American chamber music in the archival collections of The Library for the Performing Arts. Each born in the first decade of the twentieth century, Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber matured as composers, while our country endured two world wars and the Depression. Join us for an afternoon of archival display, friendly, informative conversation, plus performances of music that soothed a war…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, December 13
@ 7 p.m.
Toscanini’s American Anthems
On December 13, 1941, in their first broadcast after the tragic bombing of Pearl Harbor, Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra presented a commemorative program of American music, including Barber’s mournful Adagio for Strings, Dvorak’s “New World Symphony,” and Toscanini’s own rousing arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Listen to America in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack, with a radio collage featuring the December 13th NBC Symphony Orchestra broadcast, plus excerpts from the Bel…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Thu, December 14
@ 6 p.m.
The Chamberlain Brass
Take an exhilarating journey through four centuries of musical history, as The Chamberlain Brass celebrates the 175th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic. With exquisite musicianship and delightful narration, The Chamberlain Brass performs music from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic eras, plus selections from the great American Songbook and jazz favorites.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults