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.
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. 24, 8 p.m., Tickets: $35–$100, lincolncenter.org.
Takács Quartet With Pianist Marc-André Hamelin
This highly esteemed string quartet performs with virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin. Works include Haydn’s “String Quartet in D major, Op. 76, No. 5,” Britten’s “String Quartet No. 2,” and Shostakovich’s “Piano Quintet.” Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Tickets: $45–$77, lcgreatperformers.org.
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Conducts Mozart and Mahler
Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads the New York Philharmonic in a performance of Mozart’s “Serenade No. 6 in D major, Serenata Notturna” and “Horn Concerto No. 3,” and Mahler’s “Symphony No. 1.” Philip Myers is featured on horn. Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, Oct. 25–27, Tickets: $41–$123, nyphil.org.
Masterworks Series at Bargemusic
With the East River and Brooklyn Bridge as the backdrop, violinist Mark Peskanov, violinist Laura Goldberg, violist Ah Ling Neu, and cellist David Bakamjian perform Haydn’s “String Quartet in C Major Op. 54, No. 2,” Beethoven’s “String Trio in G Major Op. 9, No. 1,” and “Schubert String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartett), D. 804.” Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge, Oct. 26–27, 8 p.m., tickets: $35, Bargemusic.org.
Le Nozze di Figaro
First performed on May 1, 1786, Mozart’s classic comic opera tells the story of one mad day in which the servants Figaro and Susanna are wed. 3 hours, 32 minutes. Sung in Italian with Met Titles in English, German, Spanish, and Italian. Met Opera House, Lincoln Center, Oct. 26–Nov. 17, Tickets: $20–$430, metoperafamily.org.
Transcending Time: Ensemble Basiani
Performing Georgian folk, work, and sacred songs, Ensemble Basiani is an all-male a cappella group descending from traditional families of singers in the Eastern European nation. The ensemble demonstrates “superlative mastery of the world’s oldest polyphonic music,” according to Lincoln Center. The performance is part of the White Light Festival and will be followed by a White Light Lounge. Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Tickets: $45–$60, lincolncenter.org.
William Christie Conducts Juilliard
Legendary Baroque specialist William Christie’s annual residency will culminate in a concert with Juilliard singers and musicians and members of his premier ensemble Les Arts Florissants. They will perform Handel’s first opera “Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno.” Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., Tickets are free with a standby line forming at 7:00 p.m., Julliard.edu.
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.
Opera Lafayette: L’Invitation au Voyage
An American period instrument ensemble focused on French 18th-century opera, Opera Lafayette will perform works by Le Camus, de la Guerre, Clérambault, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Tickets: $35–$50, Carnegiehall.org.
Mozart, Chopin, Smetana: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Pianist Inon Barnatan, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, perform works by Mozart, Chopin, and Smetana. One hour and 45 minutes. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 4 at 5 p.m., Tickets: $28–$68, Chambermusicsociety.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., Now through Oct. 25, Tickets: $20, Haughton.com.
Treasure of France From the Sun King to the Belle Epoque
Ranging in price form $5,000–$40,000, these 270 lots offer a variety of treasures from France’s golden age of culture and art, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, lighting, and decorative arts. Christie’s, Rockefeller Center, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m., 2 p.m., requires registration, Christies.com.
19th-Century European Art
Highlights from this sale include Bouguereau’s “Marchande de Grenades” (estimate: $2.5–$3.5 million) and “Le petit câlin” ($1.2–$1.8 million); Godward’s “A Pompeian Lady” ($300,000–$500,000); and Alma-Tadema’s “Ask me no more” ($2–$3 million). Rockefeller Center, Viewings: Oct. 26–29, Auction: Oct. 29, 2 p.m., Viewings are free, but auction requires registration, Christies.com.
European Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture
Among 158 lots, highlights include John William Godward’s masterwork “Waiting For the Procession” (estimate: $400,000–$600,000) and Antonio Rossetti’s intricately carved, white marble sculpture of “Esmeralda and Djali” ($60,000–$80,000). Bonhams, 580 Madison Ave., Preview: Oct. 27–30, Auction: Wednesday, Oct. 31, Bonhams.com.
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