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Sat, April 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Sister Act: An Afternoon of Operatic Delights
Manhattan Opera Association presents a concert featuring sister sopranos Monica Norcia and Patricia Norcia and contralto Barbara Norcia-Broms, joined by guest artists soprano Alexandra Lang and tenor Martin Broms and pianist Eric Sedgwick. 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 availabl…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 23
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook at LPA: Broadway’s Future
Eli Bolin
Join us for our monthly series where we introduce you to new music by an emerging Broadway composer/lyricist with performances by Broadway vocalists. Produced and directed by John Znidarsic. As of 2018, Songbook concerts will be streamed live on Twitter with Periscope. Follow us at @NYPL_LPA to watch live or view previous concerts. 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, April 24
@ 12 noon
Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Spend your lunch break listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where the melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Tuesdays at 12pm, Bruno Walter Auditorium. Free admission, doors open at 11:45am.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, April 25
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Jean Léon Destiné
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. The Dance Division will continue the screening series in his honor. African dance scholar Carolyn Webb will h…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Wed, April 25
@ 1 p.m.
The 2018 Joy In Singing International Art Song Competition: Finals
After the semi-final round, where 12 talented and dedicated song interpreters presented classics and unknowns upon the stage of the Bruno Walter Auditorium, only five performers remain in this year's Joy in Singing International Art Song Competition. Join us on April 25th to see these singer go head to head. Finalists: Kristina Bacharach Jean Bernard Cerin Mario Diaz-Moresco Marisa Karchin Jessica Victoria Joy In Singing is an educational resource offering workshops and training in all…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Girl on Fire: Musical Mosaic of Poetry and Song
Join us for the New York Premier of Girl on Fire, a song cycle written and sung by Emma Stace Darling with music by Theodore Wiprud. Girl on Fire is a multifaceted artistic and musical mosaic, in which poetry and song support and enhance each other, using the same form and structure, to create a complex but rounded composition. This evening -length theatrical work looks at a young woman whose experience of life is so extreme, that throughout her harrowing physical and emotional journey to rede…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Postponed
Folk Songs and Lullabies
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, former member of the Grammy Award- winning vocal quartet Anonymous 4, sings lullabies and folk songs from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Join us for an evening of ancient lullabies, Irish, English, and American folk songs, along with Benjamin Britten’s whimsical masterpiece A Charm of Lullabies. 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 t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 28
@ 11 a.m.
Performing Arts
Beethoven String Quartet Marathon, Presented by the Juilliard School
The Library hosts a full day of Beethoven string quartet concerts, along with related educational events: Session 1 (starts at 11 am) String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18 No. 2 (1798-1801) Allegro Adagio cantabile – Allegro – Tempo I Scherzo: Allegro Allegro molto, quasi presto Jo-Tzu Yang, violin I; Byungchan Lee, violin II; Lynn Sue-A-Quan, viola; Yun-Ya Lo, cello | Coached by Sam Rhodes String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 18 No. 3 (1798-1801) Allegro Andante co…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 3
@ 6 p.m.
Black Ballerina
Directed and Produced by Frances McElroy Black Ballerina tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Six decades ago, Joan Myers Brown, Delores Browne, and Raven Wilkinson faced racism in pursuit of careers in classical dance. Today, young dancers of color continue to face formidable challenges breaking into the overwhelmingly white world of ballet. Moving back and forth in time, this lyrical, character-driven film shows how far…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, May 5
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Encounters: Beach, Clarke, and Howe
The New York Classical Players continue their year-long exploration of American chamber music with a concert of women composers from the early 20th century. Enjoy Rebecca Clarke's sublime Viola Sonata, along with the Amy Beach Piano Quintet, and a rarely heard gem, excavated from the Library Archives, Mary Howe's Three Pieces For String Quartet After Emily Dickinson. Letter from Amy Beach The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first c…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 7
@ 6 p.m.
League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project
A conversation with prominent women in theatre, as part of the League's ongoing series, which chronicles and documents the contributions of significant women in theatre. Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will talk about her life and illustrious career with Broadway World’s lead correspondent, Richard Ridge, host of Backstage with Richard Ridge. This program is made possible, in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 8
@ 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, May 12
@ 2:30 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
TBA
Welcome to The Silent Clowns Film Series, NYC's longest-running regularly-scheduled showcase for classic silent film comedy (since 1997)! We present monthly, year-round showings of the silent movies of Chaplin, Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Lloyd, and many others, all with live musical accompaniment by renowned silent film accompanist Ben Model. Every program features a spoken introduction and Q&A by film historians Ben Model and Steve Massa, and our shows are curated by film historian Bruce…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 14
@ 6 p.m.
Shelf Life: New Works Made from the Archives
Culminating an intense semester of research and creative experimentation, New School University students, led by acclaimed saxophonist and composer Jane Ira Bloom, present new music and theater works inspired by and incorporating the Library’s archives. Reserve your seat HERE starting April 14th. (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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, May 15
@ 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, May 17
@ 6 p.m.
Remember Moondog?
Remember Moondog? To many New Yorkers he was simply an eccentric icon of the counterculture, a bearded man standing on Sixth Avenue on the Lower East Side in full Viking regalia. Too few appreciate Moondog the master composer, poet, and playwright, who influenced and moved people across the globe. Join us for a celebration of Moondog, with live performances, a reading from his lost play Thor, archival recordings of his poetry, and a reunion of Moondog friends and collaborators. Reserve your se…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, May 19
@ 2:30 p.m.
Charles Jones in Recital
The Library proudly welcomes virtuoso pianist Charles Jones back to our Library stage for a recital of piano classics. 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 inform…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 21
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook at LPA: Broadway’s Future
Composer TBA
Join us for our monthly series where we introduce you to new music by an emerging Broadway composer/lyricist with performances by Broadway vocalists. Produced and directed by John Znidarsic. As of 2018, Songbook concerts will be streamed live on Twitter with Periscope. Follow us at @NYPL_LPA to watch live or view previous concerts. 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…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 22
@ 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, May 24
@ 6 p.m.
ICE at the Library: Collecting Zosha Di Castri
The music of innovative young composer Zosha Di Castri extends beyond purely concert music, with electronic projects, sound art, and collaborations in video and dance. For this program, Di Castri shares an interactive preview of a work in progress, performed by the one of the world’s most accomplished and adventurous new music ensembles, ICE. Join International Contemporary Ensembles’ radical archiving experiment, and appreciate the composition process like never before. Reserve your seat H…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, May 29
@ 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, May 30
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Great Feats of Feet
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. Tap dance legend Brenda Bufalino will present on her seminal film about…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults