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NYC This Week: 2.26.2018

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, February 26, 2018

Spring is still weeks away, but New York City arts and culture is heating up. Have a look at the most exciting happenings this week!

While the weather inches warmer, it is sure to be nothing but hot at New York City Center as its annual Flamenco Festival begins March 2nd. Spain’s finest dancers and musicians are on hand for authentic dance that doesn’t stop challenging the form. Tapas and Spanish wine are available at the bar as Ballet Nacional de España, Compañía Eva Yerbabuena and Ballet Flamenco Jesús Carmona appear, through March 11.

Ballet Flamenco Jesús Carmona is one company appearing at New York City Center’s Flamenco Festival; photo: courtesy of New York City Center.

On Broadway, Roger and Hammerstein’s grand Carousel returns for its first revival since 1994, in a run starring Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry. Soprano superstar Renée Fleming appears in her first Broadway musical singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and New York City Ballet’s sensation Justin Peck choreographs. Previews begin Wednesday the 28th.

Jessie Mueller as Jenna in ‘Waitress;’ photo: Jeremy Daniel.

Houston-born, Brooklyn native and genre-defying Kat Edmonson plays City Vineyard tomorrow the 27th. The latest venue from the City Winery folks, City Vineyard offers spectacular Hudson river views and solid programming. The New York Times called Edmonson’s release, Way Down Low “…as fresh as a spring bouquet…” and The Boston Globe called it “…one of the greatest vocal albums I’ve ever hear.”

Kat Edmonson; photo: Glynis Carpenter/courtesy of the artist.

On Wednesday the 28th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art begins its look at the emergence of gold luxury arts in the ancient Americas. From its earliest emergence in the Andes to works by the Incas and Aztecs, Golden Kingdom Luxury & Legacy in the Ancient Americas unites over 300 pieces from major Latin American, European and U.S. museums and runs through May 28.

‘Serpent Labret with Articulated Tongue,’ 1300 – 1521, Aztec culture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The veteran pianist and two-time Grammy Award winner Mitsuko Uchida begins a two-season exploration of the Schubert piano sonatas tonight at Carnegie Hall, playing the C-Minor, A-Major and G Major Sonatas. She returns on Friday for the B-Major, A-Minor and D-Major Sonatas.

Pianist Mitsuko Uchida; photo: Justin Pomfrey/Decca.

Another annual event returns as The Art Fair at Park Avenue Armory previews on Tuesday the 27th and opens  to the public on Wednesday. Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America, The Art Show offers intimate access to works curated by 72 leading art dealers and features a variety of genres from the 19th century through contemporary. This is one of the premiere events in New York City arts, and this year all proceeds benefit Henry Street Settlement.

The Art Fair at Park Avenue Armory; photo: Timothy Lee Photography.

NYC This Week is published by ZEALnyc.

Cover Photo: ‘Octopus Frontlet,’ 300 – 600, Museo de la Nación, Lima, Peru; photo: Ministerio de Cultura del Perú.


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