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NYC Arts Picks

BY Evan Mantyk TIMEOctober 10, 2012 PRINT


Gian Lorenzo Bernini's model for the lion on the Four Rivers Fountain, in Rome, ca. 1649-50. Bernini's models, sketches, and statues went on exhibit beginning last week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Zeno Colantoni)
Gian Lorenzo Bernini's model for the lion on the Four Rivers Fountain, in Rome, ca. 1649-50. Bernini's models, sketches, and statues went on exhibit beginning last week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Zeno Colantoni)


Rose Studio Concert 

An intimate one-hour affair offering a performance of Mozart’s “Trio in E major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, K. 542” (1788) and Korngold’s “Quintet in E major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15” (1921). Performers include pianist Gloria Chien, violinist Kristin Lee, violinist Sean Lee, violist Richard O’Neill, and cellist Mihai Marica. Rose Studio, Lincoln Center, Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., Tickets: $40,

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. (Larry Fink)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. (Larry Fink)


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Now in its 40th season, the orchestra will perform Rossini’s “Overture to L’italiana in Algeri” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5,” as well as the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’s “Earth Echoes.” Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and baritone Nathan Gunn are featured. Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m., Tickets: $14.50–$110,

Classical Music at Bargemusic

Nestled on the East River, on Oct. 13, pianist Spencer Myer, baritone David Williams, and pianist Michael Brofman perform works by Schubert. On Oct. 14, violinist Jesse Mills, cellist James Wilson, and pianist Rieko Aizawa play works by Haydn, Arno Babajanian, Wolfgang Rihm, and Schumann. Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Oct. 14 at 2 p.m., Tickets: $35,

‘Baroque in Pieces’: The Orchestra of St. Luke’s

The orchestra performs Biber’s “Sonata No. 3 in F Major for Violin and Continuo, C. 140,” Albinoni’s “Concerto for Two Oboes in C Major, Op. 7, No. 11,” and Bach’s “Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041” and “Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066.” Brooklyn Museum, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Morgan Museum and Library, Oct. 17, 19, 7:30 p.m., Tickets: $10-$48,

New York Philharmonic Ensembles 

A more intimate encounter with the musicians of the New York Philharmonic, this afternoon performance features works Victor Yoran, Mozart, Barber, and Schumann.Merkin Concert Hall, Goodman House, 129 W. 67th St., Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m., Tickets: $35,

American Classical Orchestra

Using over 70 musicians and period instruments, including the exotic ophicleide, the orchestra will perform Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” while Shakespearean actor Paxton Whitehead recites Shakespeare’s verse in tandem with the orchestra. Other works will include Brahms’ “Four Songs for Women’s Choir,” Haydn’s “Symphony No. 103 ~ Drum Roll.” Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Monday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m., Tickets: $35-$75,

Schumann’s ‘Dichterliebe’ at Church of the Transfiguration

Amid the sublime setting of the Church of the Transfiguration, this afternoon concert series installment features tenor Kannan Vasudevan with pianist Jason Wirth performing Schumann’s great song cycle “Dichterliebe.” Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th St., Tuesday, October 16, 12:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation,


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American Ballet Theater: ‘The Moor’s Pavane’

With an abbreviated storyline from Shakespeare’s “Othello” and grand music from Henry Purcell’s “Abdelazar,” “The Moor’s Pavane” provides a beautiful one act foray into the Baroque era. Choreography by José Limón. This 20-minute 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. 17, 19, 20, Tickets: $20–$145,

Parables and Saints: Les Arts Florissants

Legends in their own time, these highly esteemed Baroque masters from France will explore the works of 17th-century composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier who “found music to be the intersection of faith and beauty, creating compositions in which earthly aesthetics are inseparable from a reverence for the mystical,” according to their event description. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Tickets: $45–$77,

NTD Television International Vocal Competition Concert

The mission of the competition is to “revive traditional vocal arts and help talented young artists, who dedicated themselves in this field, to have a world stage to perform.” The 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,

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 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,


Bernini: Sculpting in Clay 

Great Roman Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) would begin his creative process by first making small clay models and drawings. About 50 of these models, chalk and pen sketches, three small-scale bronze statues, and a marble group of statues make up this exhibition. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oct. 3–Jan. 6, Tickets: $25, Children under 12 free,

The Place of Provenance: Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting 

The fourth in a series of exhibitions curated by the renowned Tibetan scholar David Jackson, this exhibit explores the four distinctive provincial artistic styles of Tibet as well as those of Bhutan, Mongolia, and Qing-dynasty China. Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17 St., Oct. 12–March 5,
Admission: $10, children 12 and under free,

100 Master Drawings from Munich 

An extraordinary exhibition of rarely seen master drawings from the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, one of the foremost collections in Europe. Spanning the 16th through 20th centuries, works on view include drawings by such celebrated old masters as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian. The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, Oct. 12–Jan. 6, Tickets: $15,


McGraw-Hill CarnegieKids: Polygraph Lounge

Bring the kids, ages 3 to 6, to this interactive, 45-minute concert featuring the musical comedy team of Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., This event is free, but RSVP is required: 718-482-5151,

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Evan Mantyk
Evan Mantyk is an English teacher in New York and President of the Society of Classical Poets.
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