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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, February 11
@ 6 p.m.
Out Went the Song, On Went the Show
Steve Ross Cabaret artist Steve Ross hosts an evening devoted to songs that disappeared en route to opening night. FEATURING: Mary Foster Conklin, Frank Basile, Shana Farr, Ted Bouton, Emily Loesser, Liam Forde, Colleen McHugh, Brian Gari, Karen Oberlin, Lee Roy Reams, Jane Summerhays, Joe Sirola, Korliss Uecker, and Walter Willison And at 2:30 p.m. , Join us for a panel discussion prior to the performance moderated by Steve Ross and Max St. James with special guests from the world of music…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, February 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
Con Brio Ensemble
A concert of pieces by Schumann, Franck and Franz Mittler. Featuring: Paul Roczek, violin Hamilton Berry, cello Diana Mittler-Battipaglia, piano.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, February 25
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook@LPA: Broadway's Future, featuring Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Melocik
Join us for our monthly series where we introduce to you new music by an emerging Broadway composer and lyricist, sung by Broadway vocalists. Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul Directed by John Znidarsic
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, February 27
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In: Screening #7 SESSION ONE
David Vaughan, archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years, will introduce and show videos featuring the work of choreographer and dancer Leonide Massine in the Third Floor Screening Room, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Program to include films of La Boutique Fantasque, Jeux d’enfants, and two movements of Les Présages. SEATING IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration closes 11am, February 27. Any remaining seats on t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, February 27
@ 4 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In: Screening #7 SESSION TWO
David Vaughan, archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years, will introduce and show videos featuring the work of choreographer and dancer Leonide Massine in the Third Floor Screening Room, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Program to include films of La Boutique Fantasque, Jeux d’enfants, and two movements of Les Présages. SEATING IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration closes 11am, February 27. Any remaining seats on t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, March 2
@ 2:30 p.m.
The Art of Art Song
A concert featuring: Deborah Thomas, soprano WITH: Melinda Hopkins, soprano; Susan Herrmann, soprano; Gilbert Mendoza, tenor; and Saffron Chung, piano.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, March 18
@ 3:30 p.m.
FIT class visit to Flamenco exhibition
Exhibition co-Curator La Meira Goldberg taught her Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY class (PE 118 Flamenco) in the exhibition, 100 Years of Flamenco in New York. contact: La Meira Golberg 2741 Arlington Avenue The Bronx, NY 10765 lameira2011@gmail.com
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryCollege & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, March 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
Exhibition program and walking tour for Senior League of Young Israel
Program in the exhibition, 100 Years of Flamenco in New York, for group from Senior League of Young Israel of Queens Valley on their annual visit to LPA. contact: Shirley Zimmet 718-268-7278
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers
Mon, March 25
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook@LPA: Broadway's Future, featuring Jennifer Stafford
Join us for our monthly series where we introduce to you new music by an emerging Broadway composer and lyricist, sung by Broadway vocalists. Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul Directed by John Znidarsic
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, March 28
@ 6 p.m.
The Dance, the Music, the Song
Noted flamencologist Sir Brook Zern who was knighted by King of Spain for his promotion of Spanish culture will join K. Meira Goldberg and Nina Bennahum in conversation. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, 100 Years of Flamenco in NYC on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery from March 12, 2013 through August 3, 2013.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, March 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Ensemble
A diverse and colorful performance showcasing flamenco’s rich culture. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, 100 Years of Flamenco in NYC on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery from March 12, 2013 through August 3, 2013.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 1
@ 12:30 p.m.
Exhibition visit by FIT class
Fashion Institute of Iechnology/SUNYT undergraduate students had a curator tour of the exhibition Flamenco: 100 Years of Flamenco in New York, from their instructor, who is co-curator of the exhibition. There were 26 students in LA 211 Dance as Art.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryCollege & Graduate Students,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, April 2
@ 2:30 p.m.
Featuring Flamenco: Flamenco (1995)
A screening of Flamenco (1995) Directed by Carlos Saura. 100 minutes The Featuring Flamenco series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, 100 Years of Flamenco in New York, on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery from march 12 through August 3, 2013. Please note: The date of this program has been changed since its original listing (April 30, 2013).
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
Sat, April 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Daniel Beliavsky, piano
A program exploring the modern Romantics, featuring works by 19th century composers who profoundly influenced the course of 20th century composition.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, April 9
@ 2:30 p.m.
Featuring Flamenco: El Amor Brujo (1986)
A screening of El Amor Brujo (1986) Directed by Carlos Saura. 98 minutes Screening with: Sabicas, Maestro de Flamenco (1966-69) (No director listed). 37 minutes The Featuring Flamenco series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, 100 Years of Flamenco in New York, on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery from march 12 through August 3, 2013.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, April 9
@ 7:30 p.m.
LIVE RADIO BROADCAST: Prohibition
Speaking Easy, Living Hard: Music of the Prohibition Era Join Antique Phonograph DJ MAC aka Michael Cumella for a live radio broadcast of his weekly show, The Antique Phonograph Music Program on WFMU, featuring 78 rpm records from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound played on original horned crank up phonographs. This program is part of a new series, RHAPSODIC CITY: MUSIC OF NEW YORK devoted to exploring some of the unique musical stories of the 20th century.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 15
@ 6 p.m.
A Bow to the Americans as Producers, Artists, and Educators
This presentation by Deirdre Towers, developed in conjunction with the exhibit 100 Years of Flamenco in New York, is woven with stills and videos assembled from the New York Public Library Dance Collection archives, from producer/dancers Maria Benitez and Carlota Santana, producer/guitarist Arturo Martinez, producer/dancer Jorge Navarro, filmmakers Clara Aich, Paulina Camarena, and Sholeh Dalai, and photographers Angelica Escoto, Elaine Norman, Luis Pons, and Jack Vartoogian. This program is…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, April 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
Featuring Flamenco: Carmen (1983)
A screening of Carmen (1983) Directed by Carlos Saura. 103 minutes Screening with: Flamenco at 5:15 (1983) Directed by Cynthia Scott. 30 minutes The Featuring Flamenco series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, 100 Years of Flamenco in New York, on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery from march 12 through August 3, 2013.
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
Tue, April 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
Featuring Flamenco: Blood Wedding (1981)
A screening of Blood Wedding (1981) Directed by Carlos Saura. 72 minutes Screening with: Concerto Flamenco (1964) Directed by Maurice Amar. 10 minutes The Featuring Flamenco series is curated by John Calhoun, Librarian, Billy Rose Theatre Division. This series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, 100 Years of Flamenco in New York, on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery from march 12 through August 3, 2013.
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)
Mon, May 6
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook@LPA: Broadway's Future, featuring Annie and Jenna Pasqua
Join us for our monthly series where we introduce to you new music by an emerging Broadway composer and lyricist, sung by Broadway vocalists. Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul Directed by John Znidarsic
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
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
Thu, June 6
@ 6 p.m.
The Fabulous Sabicas
A screening of the documentary The Fabulous Sabicas (2012). Directed by Pablo Calatayud. 82 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles. The Fabulous Sabicas documents the vital professional development of the guitarist Agustín Castellón, Sabicas. Sabicas symbolizes the figure of the flamenco concert guitarist. He came to represent an era, performing and renovating the music to which he dedicated his life. This film brings together the testimony of important flamenco artists and scholars, frie…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
Jacqueline Jonée: Video Verité
A video presentation featuring musical highlights and memorable comic numbers from the past five years by the world’s première concert pianist drag diva Jacqueline Jonée. The program will feature a special live encore performance by Ms. Jonée and members of the JouJou Jacquettes Philharmonic Orchestra. DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THERE WILL BE TWO PERFORMANCES ON JUNE 17, AT 2:30PM and 6:00PM! Bjorn Berkhout, cello Cat Cantrell, clarinet, oboe Simon Dratfield, flute Audrey…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, June 17
@ 6 p.m.
Jacqueline Jonée: Video Verité
A video presentation featuring musical highlights and memorable comic numbers from the past five years by the world’s première concert pianist drag diva Jacqueline Jonée. The program will feature a special live encore performance by Ms. Jonée and members of the JouJou Jacquettes Philharmonic Orchestra. DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THERE WILL BE TWO PERFORMANCES ON JUNE 17, AT 2:30PM and 6:00PM! Bjorn Berkhout, cello Cat Cantrell, clarinet, oboe Simon Dratfield, flute Audrey…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, July 2
@ 2 p.m.
Flamenco class for music workshop
Class visit from Summer Music/Theater Workshop, Lucy Moses School, at Kaufman Center on 67th St.. The group\s of 9 - 11 year olds have selected Flamenco music and dance as their theme for the 5-week workshop. Also in attendence were the music and design teachers. Contact: Steve Brennan teacher Lucy Moses School 129 W. 67th St., NYC 10023 646-465-2480
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children,
Teachers
Wed, September 25
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In Screening Series with David Vaughan
David Vaughan, archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, will introduce and screen two ballets by Frederick Ashton from the Dance Division's Moving Image Archive: Enigma Variations, and Symphonic Variations, featuring artists of The Royal Ballet. SEATING IS LIMITED, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. Doors open at 12:30pm.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Mon, September 30
@ 6 p.m.
SONGBOOK @ LPA
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists, featuring the music of Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham. Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul and directed by John Znidarsic.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Mon, October 28
@ 6 p.m.
SONGBOOK @ LPA
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists, sung by Broadway vocalists. Featuring the music of Josh Freilich, presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul, and directed by John Znidarsic. This event will be wirelessly captioned, for the benefit of those with hearing loss or anyone who might like to read the lyrics and dialogue as they are spoken. Starting at 5:45 p.m., you will be able to access the wireless captions with your tablet or smartphone. Simply connect to the library'…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Children,
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
Mon, November 18
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
The Line King:The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996, 87 minutes) Screening introduced by director Susan W. Dryfoos This Oscar-nominated documentary is a portrait of Al Hirschfeld featuring rare home movies, special appearances by his celebrity subjects, and interviews with his late wife Dolly Haas, and daughter, Nina. The artist emerges as a brilliant, delightful, quirky, and compassionate observer of humanity. Screening is presented in conjunction with exhibition The Line King’s…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, November 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
Celebrating the Diversity of 20th Century French Chamber Music
A concert of piano and woodwind sextets by D'Indy, Francaix, and Poulenc, interspersed with duos by Milhaud and Honegger. Featuring Gary Dranch (clarinet), Karen Froehlich (french horn), Alan Hollander (oboe), Helene Jeanney (piano), Denise Lozano (flute), and Ernie Schefflein (bassoon).
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Mon, November 25
@ 6 p.m.
SONGBOOK @ LPA
A new concert of music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists. Featuring the music of Jonathan Lynch and Danielle Trzcinski, presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul, and directed by John Znidarsic. We will be providing live wireless captioning for this event. Just bring your favorite device, connect to the webpage, and enjoy the event. The weblink for captions will be nypl.org/captions; feel free to bookmark it before the event.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Sat, January 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
An Afternoon of Violin Music from the Baroque Period to the Romantic period
A recital of violin music from the Baroque period to the Romantic period, featuring violinist Ayako Yonetani and pianist Evan Solomon.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, June 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
Jacqueline Jonée presents “All Composers Gay” featuring Jean-Pierre Lemarié
Performances at 2:30 P.M. and 6 P.M. It is generally known that the composers Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, and Sondheim, Porter, and Grainger were or are gay. Many other historic composers were also gay, but that fact is mostly ignored by the public. After much research, we have discovered some of the great names of the baroque and romantic eras, such as Handel, Schubert, Saint-Saens were probably gay. In the case of Schubert, being gay was probably a significant explanation for the difficultie…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, June 16
@ 6 p.m.
Jacqueline Jonée presents “All Composers Gay” featuring Jean-Pierre Lemarié
Performances at 2:30 P.M. and 6 P.M. It is generally known that the composers Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, and Sondheim, Porter, and Grainger were or are gay. Many other historic composers were also gay, but that fact is mostly ignored by the public. After much research, we have discovered some of the great names of the baroque and romantic eras, such as Handel, Schubert, Saint-Saens were probably gay. In the case of Schubert, being gay was probably a significant explanation for the difficultie…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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