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Soprano Natalie Dessay sings Mozart, Schubert and Debussy with Philippe Cassard, piano at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/4/26/0800/PM/Natalie-Dessay-Philippe-Cassard/

57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The Huffington Post said, “Natalie Dessay’s musicianship is sublime,” and called a recent recital with pianist Philippe Cassard “a profound blending of poetry and music that was exceedingly gorgeous, transcendent, and unforgettable.” This ...

Here/Now No. 1: Wheeldon at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

From a breakthrough contemporary work, Polyphonia, to his most recent creation, American Rhapsody, we salute Christopher Wheeldon in our second ever program dedicated exclusively to his NYCB roots. — NYCB


Mercurial Manoeuvres ...

South Africa’s The Jazz Epistles Reunite for the First Time in 56 Years on South African Freedom Day at Town Hall

The Town Hall

http://thetownhall.org/

123 West Forty-Third Street, New York, NY 10036

This show, presented by Town Hall and the heavyweight Greenwich Village club Le Poisson Rouge, encompasses so much history. First, the bebop group, The Jazz Epistles, created the first major jazz recording to be introduced to the world (The Jazz Epistles, Verse 1) by incredible South ...

Review: 'That True Phoenix' Tells the Tale of Da Ponte, ...

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, April 28, 2017 That True Phoenix tells the story of the fascinating and long life of Lorenzo Da Ponte, who is best known for being the librettist of three of Mozart’s greatest operas, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and Così ...

Review: Natalie Dessay Brings Artistry of the Highest Order to ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2017 It’s Natalie Dessay’s world; you and I just live in it. Dessay is one of the sovereign communicative artists of our era, whose every moment onstage seems fully lived and completely expressed. She wastes no time on ...

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) at the Armory This ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2017 TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) was founded 30 years ago by a group of art dealers looking to expand their base audience of connoisseurs and collectors. Held in Maastricht, The Netherlands every March, it has become one of ...

Review: 'Bandstand' Dances, But Doesn't Always Deliver

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2017 There are so many elements to be savored in the new Broadway production Bandstand. First and foremost is the wonderfully inventive choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, who also serves as the show’s director. It was great fun to watch ...

Review: 'Six Degrees of Separation' Sparks a Connection

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 26, 2017 Oh, that Allison Janney. She can do more with one little finger than most performers can manage with their entire bodies. And that voice. That deep, dry, hilarious, wonderful voice. She’s one of that rare ones who can ...

#MakeItMagnifique: Tea and Cheese at the French Cheese Board in ...

By Natasha Nesic, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 Sometimes joy comes sliced between poached pears and baguette. So it is at the French Cheese Board, a tender slice of SoHo at 41 Spring Street. Polyglot gourmand Charles Duque created this permanent pop-up to communicate the creamy wonder of ...

100 Days, Funding and a Shutdown - We've Seen It Before ...

By Mark McLaren with Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 There is, if you can believe it, even greater scrutiny on President Trump this week as he approaches his first 100 days in office, and as he and Congress haggle over funding a wall, Obamacare, and the ...

Jazz Notes: Jazz Icon Ella Fitzgerald Honored With NYC Mayoral ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, April 25 2017 Even though the legendary Ella Fitzgerald died in 1996 at her home in Beverley Hills, she was a bona fide New Yorker throughout her remarkable career. Her story as The First Lady of Song began at the Apollo Theater ...

Review: 'Anastasia'—A Little Girl's Dream Comes True

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, April 25, 2017 Walking into the Broadhurst Theatre I felt like a little girl at Christmas. I was finally going to see my favorite childhood movie come to life onstage. Anastasia, directed by Darko Tresnjak, boasting a book by Terrence McNally with ...

Review: 'The Antipodes' Tells Us Stories About Stories

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 25, 2017 There are stories. And there are stories about stories. There are stories that number stories, that outline stories, that list stories. Somehow, The Antipodes, the new play by Annie Baker, directed by Lila Neugebauer at the Signature Theater, is ...

Six Degrees of Separation Opens on Broadway This Week

“It’s a profound thought. How every person is a new door, opening up into other worlds. Six degrees of separation between me and everyone else on this planet. But to find the right six people.” – Six Degrees of Separation

Inspired by a true story, this critically ...

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at New Museum of Contemporary Art

New Museum of Contemporary Art

http://www.newmuseum.org/

235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

This exhibition brings together a selection of works by British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, a 2013 Turner Prize finalist and one of the most renowned painters of her generation. Yiadom-Boakye’s lush oil paintings embrace many of the conventions of historical ...

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision and unique brand of contemporary ballet, showcasing a European sensibility glossed with American ebullience, have fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Company maintains ...

New York Philharmonic: Beethoven, ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’ and Premieres at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

http://nyphil.org/

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The New York Philharmonic performs Strauss’s iconic Also sprach Zarathustra, immortalized in popular culture in the majestic fanfare that hails a primeval sunrise in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. For lovers of the music of today, Esa-Pekka ...

Bandstand

Set in the smoke filled, swing fueled night clubs of 1945, Bandstand brings the against-all-odds story of singer/songwriter Donny Novitski (Corey Cott) and his band of mismatched fellow WWII veterans to the stage. When a national radio contest to find America’s next big swing band ...

In-Demand Pianists Dan Tepfer and Aaron Diehl Go Into Uncharted Territory at Greenwich House

Greenwich House Music School

http://www.greenwichhouse.org/

46 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014

Duo piano shows hold a lot of thrill for what 88 notes times 2 can creatively achieve. In recent years piano duos bring to mind two brilliant Carnegie Hall shows: Cuban-born Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcala; and then a Herbie Hancock-Chick Corea conversational adventure between two of ...