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By Evan Mantyk
Epoch Times Staff
Created: August 6, 2012 Last Updated: August 13, 2012
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Conductor Osmo Vanska will lead the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in a performance of works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Aug. 13-14. (Greg Helgeson)

Conductor Osmo Vanska will lead the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in a performance of works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Aug. 13-14. (Greg Helgeson)

 

PERFORMING ARTS

‘Richard III’

The same theater that puts on Shakespeare in the Park brings its mobile production of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” to its home stage. The tragedy follows the miserable hunchbacked prince who begins the play with, “Now is the winter of our discontent.” Jealous and ruthless, Richard ascends to the thrown but must pay for his misdeeds.

The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.
Now through Aug. 25
Tickets: $15
www.publictheater.org

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra: ‘Emperor’ Concerto

Finnish conductor Susanna Malkki leads a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”) with pianist Garrick Ohlsson. They will also perform “Rendering,” a piece that was written by contemporary composer Luciano Berio from fragments left by Schubert centuries ago.

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
Aug. 8, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35–$85
mostlymozart.org

‘Children of Hercules’

American Thymele Theatre present’s Euripides’s (480–406 B.C.) rarely staged “Children of Hercules.” Using ancient, traditional Hellenic music and dance, the fully staged production (“not an adaptation,” the company notes) follows the children of Hercules, who must face their father’s nemesis King Eurystheus.

The East River Park Bandshell (in East River Park), Manhattan
This event is free
Now through Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m.
www.nycgovparks.org

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

This esteemed German orchestra performs Schubert’s Symphony No. 3, Schumann’s Introduction and Allegro appassionato (“Concertstück”), and Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 (“Italian”). Pablo Heras-Casado conducts and Kristian Bezuidenhout is featured on fortepiano. Preconcert recital by Bezuidenhout at 6:30 p.m. features Vorísek’s Impromptu in C major and Schubert’s Impromptus Nos. 1 and 3, D.899.

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $45–$75
mostlymozart.org

Ebène Quartet

Four French musicians noted for their class and creativity give an intimate hourlong performance with starry views of New York and a complimentary class of wine. The string quartet performs Mozart’s Divertimento in F major and Schubert’s String Quartet (“Rosamunde”). Part of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center
Aug. 11, 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $45
mostlymozart.org

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Schubert’s ‘Great’ Symphony

Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska leads a performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 32, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, and Schubert’s Symphony in C major (“Great”). Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is featured and gives a preconcert recital of Beethoven works at 7:00 p.m.

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
Aug. 13–14, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35–$85
mostlymozart.org

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra: Louis Langrée and Joshua Bell

Violinist Joshua Bell. Richard Termine)

Violinist Joshua Bell. Richard Termine)

A modern name synonymous with the violin, Joshua Bell is featured in a performance conducted by Louis Langrée. The program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 1, Schubert’s Symphony No. 4 (“Tragic”), and Brahms’s Violin Concerto.

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
Aug. 17–18, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35–$115
mostlymozart.org

 

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra: ‘Jupiter’ Symphony

Conductor Andrew Manze leads a performance of Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”). Pianist Stephen Hough is featured and gives a preconcert recital at 7:00 p.m.

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
Aug. 21–22, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35–$85
mostlymozart.org

 

FINE ARTS

Fifteenth International Salon

The Eleanor Ettinger Gallery specializes in realist art that infuses the classic techniques of the great master painters with the fresh perspective of our modern world. This revolving exhibit features the gallery’s established artists, as well as new emerging artists.

Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, 24 W. 57th St.
Now through Oct. 6
No admission fee
www.eegallery.com

Stone Roberts: New York Paintings

Like a modern day Norman Rockwell, the monumental works of contemporary realist painter Stone Roberts capture in vivid form and color the beauty of modern America. Among the four works on display is his newly created masterpiece “Grand Central Terminal: An Early December Noon in the Main Concourse.” The massive painting took three years to complete and is 74 inches by 76 inches.

Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.
Now through Sept. 16
Admission: $10, children under 12 free
www.mcny.org

 

FAMILY

High Line Kids: Arty Hours

Let your kids get creative in the most creative park in the city. Kids can paint, draw, and build. The High Line Children’s unique Workyard Kit will be available for creating vehicles, forts, structures, and machines from custom-designed wood planks, nuts, and bolts.  

High Line, between West 22nd and West 23rd streets
Every Saturday this summer 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
This event is free
(212) 206-9922
karla.osorio-perez@thehighline.org

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