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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
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook at LPA: Broadway’s Future
Lee Summers
Join us for our monthly series where we introduce you to new music by an emerging Broadway composer/ lyricist with performances by Broadway vocalists in partnership with Arts and Artists of Tomorrow. Produced and directed by John Znidarsic. About the lyricist/librettist: Lee Summers is a writer/composer/producer/performer/director and educator. Lee Summers made his Broadway debut in the original Dreamgirls (Archived at Lincoln Center’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT); he…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Indian Classical Dance
David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, and was the dance historian in residence of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division from 2012 onward, holding monthly screenings of his favourite dance films and videos. David Vaughan passed away on October 28, 2017 but the Dance Division will continue the screening series in his honor. Bharata Natyam and Odissi practitioner and dance historian, Rajika Puri,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Thu, March 1
@ 5 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Lawrence 'Reed' Hansen: The Sacrosanct Accompanist- a musical journey through Martha Graham's dance technique
Directed and Produced by Terese Capucilli Pianist 'Reed' Hansen has been accompanying classes of Martha Graham's technique at The Juilliard School since 1958 and has had an enduring relationship from the early '70's with the Martha Graham School and the Martha Graham Dance Company. Martha Graham chose Hansen as her personal accompanist and considered him "sacrosanct." This beautiful documentary offers a pristine journey through sound and movement, giving overdue credence to the essential contri…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
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
Mon, March 5
@ 6 p.m.
A Jerome Robbins' Broadway Reunion
Look Ma, I’m Dancing, On the Town, Gypsy, Peter Pan, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof… What would Broadway be without Jerome Robbins. In 1989, Robbins won his fifth Tony Award for the historic revue of his Broadway work, Jerome Robbins Broadway. As part of the Robbins Centennial celebration, the Library presents a reunion conversation with original company members, illustrated by artifacts from the archives. Reserve your seat HERE starting February 5th, 2018. The Library for the Performi…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter 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.
Performing Arts
Taymor World Theater Fellowship Wrap-up 2018
Join a conversation with visionary director Julie Taymorand the first three recipients of the Julie Taymor World Theater Fellowship. In Japan, Zach Dorn experienced Karakuri's robotic puppet shows driven by waterwheels in a traditional form over three centuries old. Hector Flores Komatsu sought out the theatrical magic of Mexico's rural and indigenous communities. Jesca Prudencio explored the "outsider" in Thai folk puppetry, Japan's Noh drama, and Philippines parades and festival. For this spec…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, March 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
Women's "HERstory" Month
Women writers, directors, and producers were very active and successful in the early days of the film industry, but the regimentation that came with the rise of the big studios in the 1920s left many of the ladies frozen out. Our trio of neglected female filmmakers is Cleo Madison, Texas Guinan, and Clara Kimball Young in HER DEFIANCE ('16), GIRL OF THE RANCHO ('19), and the feature CHARGE IT ('21). Admission to all shows is free. Our members – the Friends of the Silent Clowns – are guaranteed…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, March 12
@ 6 p.m.
Life Upon the Wicked Stage: New Books in the Performing Arts
Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical
A fascinating look at the evolution of Fosse as choreographer and director, Kevin Winkler’s new book, Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical, considers Fosse’s career in the context of changes in the Broadway musical theatre over four decades. It traces his early dance years and the importance of mentors George Abbott and Jerome Robbins on his work. It examines how each of the important women in his adult life—all dancers— impacted his career and influenced his dance aesthetic. Fi…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter 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
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
Mon, March 19
@ 6 p.m.
Making Space: African-Americans in Ballet
Works from the Library's 16mm film collection will accompany special guests in a celebration and discussion of African-American ballet dancers. Reserve your seat HERE starting February 19th, 2018. Arthur Mitchell (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. For free events, The Library generally over…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter 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
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
Tue, March 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, March 28
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Dance Division Treasures
David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, and was the dance historian in residence of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division from 2012 onward, holding monthly screenings of his favourite dance films and videos. David Vaughan passed away on October 28, 2017 but the Dance Division will continue the screening series in his honor. Dance scholar, Mindy Aloff, will showcase some of our treasures with a p…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Thu, March 29
@ 6 p.m.
Memories of Destiné: A Centennial Celebration
Celebrate the centennial of the Haitian-born American dancer and choreographer Jean-Léon Destiné. As an awe-inspiring virtuoso performer, over a many-decades-long career, Destiné championed and shared the traditional music and dance of Haiti. The Library presents an evening of performance, archival footage, conversation, and celebratory music to honor the life and legacy of Jean-Léon Destiné. Reserve your seat HERE starting February 28th, 2018. (If you need assistance with online reservatio…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, March 31
@ 2:30 p.m.
Performing Arts
Oklahoma! Sing Along Show and Tell: 75th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate 75 years of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II! See Rodgers and Hammerstein treasures from the Library archives, play musical theatre games, enjoy special guest appearances, and sing along to live performances of “Oklahoma!” and other beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein songs. The Library’s popular cafe sing along series moves to the auditorium to celebrate a momentous occasion in theater history: the 75th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first show, O…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults