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Good is Powerful Beyond Measure Book Launch and Discussion

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

Performances and a panel discussion to celebrate the new book, Good is Powerful Beyond Measure: An Anthology of Hope!In this evening event, the Library for the Performing Arts celebrates Ben Vereen, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson and the Grammy Award winning group, Sweet Honey In The Rock as well as the more than 60 contributors of...

New York Classical Players & Carnegie Hall: Sounds of a Periclean Age

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

The New York Classical Players perform music from Germany’s Weimar Republic of 1919–1933.The centerpiece of Carnegie Hall’s upcoming season explores one of the most complex and consequential chapters in modern human history: Germany’s Weimar Republic of 1919–1933. In this performance, the New York Classical Players perform music from that tumultuous time.Despite a progressive new democratic...

Latinx Theater Spring Preview

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

In collaboration with the Alliance of Teatros Latinos NY, we preview some of the most exciting Latinx theater in New York this season.In collaboration with the Alliance of Teatros Latinos NY, and in anticipation of Teatro Fest NYC 2024, the Library for the Performing Arts is pleased to offer a Spring preview of some of...

The Dance Historian Is In: Performance as Research in the Afrofuture

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

Scholar Dr. Halifu Osumare explores how performance as research is at the heart of Katherine Dunham’s legacy, as she explores the AfrofutureFor this Dance Historian Is In, Dance educator and Black popular culture scholar Dr. Halifu Osumare speaks about her book, Dancing the Afrofuture: Hula, Hip-Hop, and the Dunham Legacy (2024), which chronicles the next...

Revelation: The Ivalas Quartet Performs Music by Women Composers

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

The Ivalas Quartet Performs Music by Women Composers.The Ivalas Quartet, the Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School, performs rarely heard music by women composers, some of which has not been played in 100 years. This program will highlight some of the Music and Recorded Sound Division scores recently cataloged through the generous donation...

Silent Clowns: Constance Talmadge, The Duchess of Buffalo (1926)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

The Silent Clowns Film Series, showcasing silent rare and overlooked films from the 1920s with live piano accompaniment.After starting her career as a teenager at Brooklyn’s Vitagraph Studio, Constance Talmadge became one of the most popular comediennes of her day in starring features such as Dulcy (1923), Her Sister from Paris(1925), and this program’s deftly-played...

Get to Know Composer, Lyricist, and Writer Zoe Sarnak

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

New musical theater writer Zoe Sarnak previews upcoming work and discusses the journey that her shows have taken from the page to the stage.Zoe Sarnak is an award-winning composer and lyricist. After developing work with many notable institutions including the Guggenheim, Second Stage Theater and WP Theater, Sarnak bursts onto the New York scene this...

Celebrating 90 Years of the School of American Ballet

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

A moderated discussion with early SAB students featuring stories, demonstrations, and insight into Balanchine’s training.Who were the famous Russian teachers of the School of American Ballet (SAB) and what were their classes like? In this moderated discussion, we feature stories and memories from early SAB students, including Kay Mazzo, Barbara Walczak, and Nancy Reynolds, live...

Valerie Coleman’s Portraits of Josephine

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

Playwright and actor Kirya Traber joins the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for a journey through the life of Josephine Baker.Journey through the life of Josephine Baker with Valerie Coleman’s Portraits of Josephine, a wind quartet dedicated to the iconic entertainer and her legacy. Playwright and actor Kirya Traber joins the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for...

Trio Fadolín: Heirlooms

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

The Trio Fadolín ensemble performs music from Eastern Europe, including the premiere of work by Ukrainian composer, Yehiel Goyzman. Trio Fadolín is an ensemble with a unique repertoire and sonority, featuring the fadolín—an instrument that encompasses the range of the violin, viola, and most of the cello—finding its footing in chamber music for the first...

The Dance Historian Is In: Diana Byer and Jane Pritchard

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

Diana Byer and Jane Pritchard speak on the careers of Frederick Ashton, Antony Tucker, and Agnes de Mille. For this Dance Historian Is In, Jane Pritchard and Diana Byer look at the early careers of Frederick Ashton, Antony Tudor and Agnes de Mille in the 1930s when they were based at the Mercury Theatre in...

50 Years of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street, New York, NY, United States

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo celebrates its 50th anniversary with discussion, archival footage and live performance. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo celebrates its 50th anniversary with a peek into the archives of the world’s foremost gender-skewering comic ballet company. Artistic Director Tory Dobrin and Ballet Master Raffaele Morra discuss how the company has...

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