NYC Arts Picks
By Evan Mantyk On October 17, 2012 @ 5:02 pm In Literary & Visual Arts | No Comments
American Ballet Theater: Pas de Deux From ‘Stars and Stripes’
Set to John Philip Sousa’s rousing patriotic music, this pas de deux (duet) is choreographed by George Balanchine and has been performed for various political figures over the last century. This ballet is performed alongside others during American Ballet Theater’s five-day run at New York City Center. New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., Oct. 16 and 19, Tickets: $20–$145, nycitycenter.org.
Festival Chamber Music Concert Series
Clarinetist Charles Neidich, violinist Calvin Wiersma, cellist Ruth Sommers, and pianist Mikhail Hallak perform works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Arensky. Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, Wednesday Oct. 17, 8 p.m., Tickets: $30, carnegiehall.org.
‘Ivanov’: Classic Stage Company
Anton Chekhov’s “Ivanov,” first premiering in 1887, tells the story of a tragically dissatisfied and misunderstood government official, a character described as a Russian Hamlet. Ethan Hawke stars in the title role and Austin Pendleton directs. Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St. Oct. 17–Dec. 9, Tickets: $55–$125, classicstage.org.
Stars of the 21st Century
This Annual International Ballet Gala has visited world-renowned stages in Paris, Cannes, New York, Toronto, Bucharest, Moscow, and Panama City since its debut in 1993. The event features both classical and contemporary dance from around the globe, including performers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, Bayerisches Staatsballett Munich, Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet, and Royal Ballet. David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, Thursday, Oct. 18, 7: 30 p.m., Tickets: $45–$125, davidhkochtheater.com
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Conducts Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique”
Exploring the works of French Romantic composers, the New York Philharmonic, with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducting, performs Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” and Lalo’s “Symphonie Espagnole.” Violinist Augustin Hadelich is featured. Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Oct. 18–23, times vary, Tickets: $33–$107, Nyphil.org
World Orchestra for Peace
This star-studded orchestra features top players from the Vienna Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, and others. Led by conductor Valery Gergiev, they will perform works by Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, Mahler, and Bartok. Lady Solti is the presenter, and soprano Angela Gheorghiu and bass René Pape are featured vocalists. Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Friday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Tickets: $23–$144, carnegiehall.org.
Musicians from Marlboro
Founded in 1900 as a way to make great music more affordable, the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts is putting on six high-quality performances with leaders in the field and charging $39 for access to all six concerts (only about $6.50 a show). First up is the acclaimed seven-piece Musicians from Marlboro who will perform works by Haydn, Ligeti, and Mendelssohn. High School of Fashion Industries, 225 W. 24th St., Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., Tickets: $39, pscny.org.
Young Beethoven: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Cho-Liang Lin, violinist Areta Zhulla, violinist Daniel Phillips, violist Paul Neubauer, cellist Fred Sherry, and flutist Tara Helen O’Connor will perform works composed by Beethoven when he was just 25 and 31. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Sunday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m., Tickets: $35–$68, chambermusicsociety.org.
Masterworks Series at Bargemusic
With the East River and Brooklyn Bridge as the backdrop, violinist Mark Peskanov, violist Andy Lin, cellist Adrian Daurov, and pianist Michael Kimmelman perform Bach’s “Partita No.1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825,” Mozart’s “Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563 for string trio” and “Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478,” and Chopin’s “Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38.” Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge, Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $35, Bargemusic.org.
NTD Television International Vocal Competition Concert
Seeking to revive traditional vocal arts, the international competition culminates in this concert, featuring Italian tenor and opera star Marcello Giordani. Works by Verdi, Gounod, Lehár, Donizetti, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Curtis, J. Strauss Jr., Qing, Li, Lin, and others will be performed. Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., Tickets: $58–$118, www.shenyunperformingarts.org.
Jubilations: Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven
Creating choral performances of the highest caliber, Musica Sacra performs Mozart’s “Exsultate, jubilate,” Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass,” and Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy.” Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Monday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m., Tickets: $25–$90, lincolncenter.org.
London Symphony Orchestra
Part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series, the London Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Valery Gergiev, performs two all-Brahms programs. Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, Oct. 22, 24, 8 p.m., Tickets: $35–$100, lincolncenter.org.
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the orchestra in a performance of Verdi’s “Requiem.” The work “combines the drama of the stage, the emotional power of an oratorio, and the intensity of a symphony in a grand Romantic expression of grief,” according to the event description. Stern Auditorium, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall, Tickets: $19.50–$116, carnegiehall.org.
Visual Mozart—Opera & Art Unite: ‘Die Zauberflöte’ Highlights
With both paintings and opera converging on the same timeless story, the Opera Company of Brooklyn will perform highlights from Mozart’s exquisite opera “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”) right amid an exhibition of the paintings of Lisa Zwerlings, itself titled “The Magic Flute.” First Street Gallery, 526 W. 26th St., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8–10 p.m., Tickets: $60, registration required, operabrooklyn.org.
Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra
Reviving Chinese culture after decades of communist decay, Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra will have its global debut at Carnegie Hall. The orchestra has performed on premier stages around the world providing accompaniment for Shen Yun’s dance company. The performance includes original works accompanied by Shen Yun’s sopranos and tenors as well as works by Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Vivaldi. Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 p.m., Tickets: $58–$118, shenyunperformingarts.org.
Return of Hudson River School
Ending its national tour last month, 45 paintings that depict the enchanting landscape of the Hudson River have returned to New York City. Masterpieces on display include works by Thomas Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, and Asher B. Durand. New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), Sept. 21–Feb. 21, Admission: $15, children 5-13: $5 nyhistory.org.
The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show
Recognized internationally as a premier showcase for exceptional quality works of art and antiques, this show features the world’s top dealers. The works for sale are strictly vetted. In addition to traditional artwork, there are a variety of items, including silver, sculpture, bronzes, furniture, carpets and textiles, jewelry, pictures, ceramics, and glass. The Park Avenue Armory, Park Ave. at 67th St., Oct. 19–25, Tickets: $20, Haughton.com.
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