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Thu, January 18
@ 6 p.m.
Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History
Davalois Fearon is a critically acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance. Her choreography has been presented throughout New York City, including at the Joyce Theater, E-Moves 17 dance series, The Dance Enthusiast “Moving Caribbean in NYC,” the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Roulette, and the Inception to Exhibition Dance Festival, as well as in Berkeley (CA),…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, January 20
@ 1:30 p.m.
Performing Arts
New York Opera Forum presents Anna Bolena
The New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Anna Bolena by Gaetano Donizetti. In this first of the three Tudor tragedies, Anne Boleyn is fearing for her life. Henry VIII has fallen for another, Jane Seymour, and his men help to bring his wife down through rumors and accusations of incest and infidelity. With Henry doing whatever it takes for his divorce to go through, will Anne be spared or will her head face the chopping block? Musical Director Richard Nechamkin leads a cast and chor…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, January 22
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Profile of a Peace Parade
Directed by David Loeb Weiss Observe the counterculture protest movement in New York City with this screening of a rarely seen 1968 documentary film. Profile of a Peace Parade captures the passionate participants, the pageantry, and the onlookers of a 1966 anti-war demonstration, marking the anniversary of Hiroshima's bombing. The film has been preserved by the Library's Reserve Film and Video Collection with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Library for the Performing Ar…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 23
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 23
@ 7 p.m.
Bernstein Family Memories 
Bob Santelli, curator of the centennial exhibition Leonard Bernstein at 100, leads a conversation with Jamie Anne Bernstein, Nina Maria Felicia Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein, and other special guests. Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting December 23, 2017. Leonard Bernstein key sheet (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 reservat…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, January 25
@ 6 p.m.
Bernstein Findings: What is American Music?
January 18, 1950 – WNYC, live from Tanglewood: “Here, seated around two pianos are four of the leading American composers – Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Lucas Foss, and Irving Fine… Probably the best way to give you a good picture of what American music promises for the future, is to just throw the topic to the four gentlemen, like tossing it to the lions, as it were, and let them bat it around…” As part of our Bernstein centennial celebration, the Library reconsiders the question “What is…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, January 26
@ 10 a.m.
Jerome Robbins Symposium
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division celebrates the centennial of Jerome Robbins, with a day-long symposium, featuring presentations by Library fellows, including Alastair Macaulay, Julie Lemberger, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ninotchka Bennahum, Robert Greskovic, and Hiie Saumaa. Reserve your general admission seat HERE 10:00am-10:45am Alastair Macaulay, An Investigation of Nijinsky's ballet ''L'Après-midi d'un faune' and Robbins’ ballet 'Afternoon of a Faun', Examining Differences and Connect…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, January 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
American Encounters: American Quartet
One of the great treasures of the Library’s music archives is a receipt. Dated 1893, it is a signed acknowledgment of a $2,000 salary payment to the distinguished Bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak, who had traveled across the world to direct our nation’s fledgling National Conservatory of Music. During his legendary years in America, Dvorak inspired a new generation of young composers to listen to songs of marginalized peoples and create uniquely “American Music.” His influence continued to reson…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, January 29
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook at LPA: Broadway’s Future
Songbook: Broadway's Future
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists, sung by Broadway vocalists, and produced and directed by John Znidarsic. Presented in collaboration with Arts and Artists of the Future. 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 perm…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 30
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 30
@ 7 p.m.
Exhibition Programs
Music for a City Under Siege
Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his Symphony no. 7, as Nazi bombs exploded outside his windows. Under siege in the city of Leningrad, Shostakovich wrote an epic symphony that seemed to mock the evil violence of the Nazis and celebrate the unbreakable will of the Russian people. The score, copied to microfilm, was smuggled across the world and delivered to Toscanini. On July 19, 1942, the NBC Symphony premiered the work as an airborne weapon for freedom. Hear the legendary broadcast of Shostakovich’s “…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Wed, January 31
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Gus Solomons Jr
Gus Solomons, the esteemed postmodern and experimental dancer and choreographer, will present some of his favorite work from his collection, which resides at the Dance Division. Reserve your seat HERE beginning December 31st, 2017. (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 gene…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Thu, February 1
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Bernstein on Film: West Side Story
Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. 151 minues, 1961. For once, Hollywood seemed determined to right by a landmark stage musical. Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's score for West Side Story was preserved almost intact for the film version, and to reinterpret his staging and choreography for the big screen, Jerome Robbins was hired as director, though he was let go midway through production. The movie, which starred Natalie Wood as Maria and Richard Beymer as Tony, was a box-offic…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, February 3
@ 11 a.m.
Exhibition Programs
In this Solemn Hour
The winter of 1943 was a grave, scary time. War in the Pacific simmered. Berlin burned in what Edward R. Murrow called an “orchestrated hell,” and on December 2nd, German planes bombed allied ships carrying mustard gas at the port of Bari, Italy, releasing the toxic gas and killing civilians. In America on December 8th, resounding across the airwaves, Toscanini and NBC Symphony responded to grief and anxiety of the moment with solemn concert of heroic Italian music by Garibaldi and Verdi. Re…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Sat, February 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Of Beasts and Brutes
With the 1945 publication of George Orwell's Animal Farm came an awareness that animals and humans might not be so different after all. Of Beasts and Brutes, presented by Mirror Visions Ensemble, playfully and seriously shines light on pigs, horses, and dogs, with a few insects and fish thrown into the mix. The songs also poignantly reference animalized brutes since the early Romans, up to and including modern times. In addition to the American master Bernstein, Ukrainian translations of Glinka,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, February 5
@ 6 p.m.
Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives
Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives 2018 Lincoln Kirstein Lecture featuring Alastair Macaulay Join The Center for Ballet and the Arts for the annual Lincoln Kirstein Lecture, co-presented by the New York Library for the Performing Arts. In “Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives," The New York Times's chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay will show ways in which Frederick Ashton and George Balanchine watched each other, took ideas from each other, differed from each other, and, between them,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, February 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
Thu, February 8
@ 6 p.m.
The Legendary Maestro! Robert Shaw
When Toscanini heard Robert Shaw conduct the chorus for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, he threw his arms around the 26 year-old, kissed him on both cheeks, and in tears exclaimed: “This is the first time I’ve heard the 9th Symphony truly sung!” Music of Bach, Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Verdi, Dvorak, Hindemith, Britten, The Holy City, All the Things You Are, and Spirituals! The tribute contains interviews, very rare recordings, photographs, footage of Shaw in rehearsal and performan…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, February 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
Love Is In The Air (Comically Speaking)
Ideal fodder for silent comedy material was romance and all its complications. While leading to generous helpings of slapstick and knockabout, the comics still managed to include sly digs and satirical observations on male-female relationships. All the vagaries of love, courtship, weddings, and in-laws are mined by Chaplin, Keaton, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, and Harold Lloyd in A Jitney Elopement (’15), Fatty & Mabel Adrift (’16), Ask Father (’19), and Neighbors (’20). Admission to all shows…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, February 12
@ 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. 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 se…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, February 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
Thu, February 15
@ 6 p.m.
ICE at the Library: Collecting Phyllis Chen
A founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), composer and toy pianist Phyllis Chen has been praised by the New York Times for her "delightful quirkiness matched with interpretive sensitivity". In our continuing series of interactive workshop performances with ICE, Chen will perform some of her multimedia and instrumental compositions, including a step by step dissection of her latest unfinished work Mobius. Join us in our continuing radical archiving experiment, where comp…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, February 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
German Legacy of Song: Schumann and Mahler
Hailed as “excellent” by the New York Times and “brilliant . . . playing with total commitment and real abandon” by Gramophone, pianist Matthew Odell is one of his generations most thoughtful, versatile, and accomplished chamber artists. He is also frequent researcher in the Library archives! For this recital of German lieder, Odell and his collaborators present songs by the Schumanns, Robert and Clara, plus Mahler songs pulled from the Library’s manuscript collection of Bruno Walter. The Lib…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, February 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, February 22
@ 6 p.m.
Oral History
Feeding the Dragon
Deep in the bowels of a New York Public Library lies a dragon: the monstrous coal furnace that Sharon’s father, the live-in custodian, must feed every night. For this special program The Library literally welcomes home the acclaimed actress and writer of theater, film, and television, Sharon Washington. Join us for a preview of Washington’s new play Feeding the Dragon. A moving examination of family secrets, forgiveness, and the power of language, Feeding the Dragon explores Sharon’s life growin…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, February 22
@ 6 p.m.
Dance Rewind
Dance Rewind: Jerome Robbins at 100
Dance Rewind is a new screening series featuring the Jerome Robbins Dance Division’s “Original Documentations” program. Since 1967 the Dance Division has videoed live dance performances with multiple cameras to best capture choreography and dance, often providing the only remaining evidence of unique and historic events. This Spring we will feature the work of Jerome Robbins, as part of the centennial celebrations in the Library in 2018 to mark the anniversary of his birth.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
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. Call…
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
Mon, February 26
@ 6 p.m.
Songbook at LPA: Broadway’s Future
Composers 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 in partnership with Arts and Artists of Tomorrow. Produced and directed by John Znidarsic. 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
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