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  • The Science of Jazz Music & The Structure of the Universe

    Jazz at Lincoln Center
    Frederick P. Rose Hall, 5th Floor, Time Warner Center, Broadway @ 60th Street
    New York [map]
    Price: $75.00
    February 23, 2017 06:30pm - 08:30pm

    Did you ever wonder why jazz moves you? Join us for our annual Science of Jazz Lecture series. For the third year, Jazz at Lincoln Center presents one of our most popular events: Science of Jazz. This unique and intimate evening explores the dynamic connection between the sciences and jazz in this special lecture series. This year’s edition will feature physicist and musician Stephon Alexander in conversation with saxophonist/composer María Grand. Alexander and Grand will use musical samples to illustrate how a physicist – or a jazz musician - approach the process of experimentation. Attendees will discover how some leaps in Physics operate like Jazz solos. Ticket Price: $75/person (includes feature presentation, drinks, and bar snacks). Member Price: $50/person (includes feature presentation, drinks, and bar snacks).

    Organization
    Name:
    Jazz at Lincoln Center
    Phone number:
    212.721.6500
  • Concert - Shut the Folk up and Listen

    New York Society for Ethical Culture
    2 West 64th Street
    New York [map]
    Price: $35.00
    February 23, 2017 07:30pm - 09:30pm

    Join us for a concert, Shut the Folk Up and Listen, featuring Keller Williams and Leo Kottke. Doors: 6:30 pm/Show: 7:30pm. Ticket prices begin at $35.00 and range through $75.00.

    Organization
    Name:
    New York Society for Ethical Culture
    Phone number:
    212.874.5210
  • Happy Birthday, Alan!

    New York Philharmonic
    David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Plaza
    New York [map]
    Price: $59.00
    February 23, 2017 07:30pm - 09:30pm

    Music Director Alan Gilbert is going all out for his 50th birthday, and you’re invited. Celebrate with this star-studded concert featuring Joshua Bell, Emanuel Ax, Lisa Batiashvili, Yefim Bronfman, Renée Fleming, Frank Huang, and Pamela Frank. “This coming together of kindred spirits and people who love music and who love each other is all you can ask for,” says Alan. This concert is a special event of the 2016–17 season. Program to include: J.S. Bach, concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043; Brahms Andante — Piu adagio, from Piano Concerto No. 2; Beethoven Allegro con brio, from Piano Concerto No. 3; Bruch Finale — Allegro energico, from Violin Concerto No. 1; R. Strauss "Morgen!" Korngold "Marietta's Lied," from Die tote Stadt Dvořák/Arr. Kreisler, adapted by T. Batiashvili "Goin’ Home," from Largo from Symphony No. 9, From the New World Gershwin An American in Paris Alan Gilbert, Conductor; Frank Huang, Violin; Pamela Frank, Violin; Emanuel Ax, Piano; Lisa Batiashvili, Violin; Joshua Bell, Violin; Yefim Bronfman, Piano; and Renée Fleming, Soprano.  Ticket prices begin at $59.00 and range up to $139.00.

    Organization
    Name:
    New York Philharmonic
    Phone number:
    212.875.5656
  • Atrium 360° - Catalyst Quartet

    David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
    Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Streets
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    February 23, 2017 07:30pm - 09:45pm

    Enjoy an evening of chamber music with this "invariably energetic and finely burnished" young ensemble, Catalyst Quartet. Bach (arr. Catalyst Quartet): Goldberg Variations, for string quartet. Part of Atrium 360° and Great Performers. Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Organization
    Name:
    David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
    Phone number:
    212.721.6500
  • Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years

    Museum of Art and Design
    2 Columbus Circle
    New York [map]
    Price: $16.00
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays 10:00pm - 06:00pm
    October 18, 2016 - March 15, 2017

    Spanning the years 1953–1968, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years is the first exhibition to focus on the early career of Peter Voulkos, whose radical methods and ideas during this period opened up the possibilities for clay in ways that are still being felt today. While trained as a traditional potter, Voulkos defied mid-century craft dictums of proper technique and form to completely reinvent his medium. He combined wheel throwing with slab building, traditional glazes with epoxy paint, figuration with abstraction, and made huge ceramic structures with complex internal engineering. The exhibition will feature approximately 31 examples from this crucial body of early work, most of which have not been exhibited on the East Coast for four decades. Also included will be three of the artist's rarely seen works in oil on canvas, which help to demonstrate how Voulkos developed his ideas concurrently in painting, sculpture, and pottery. Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years is part of MAD Transformations, a series of six exhibitions that address artists who have transformed and continue to transform our perceptions of traditional craft mediums. MAD’s six fall exhibitions consider fiber, clay, and jewelry & metals, disciplines that were the bedrock of the museum’s founding mission and collection, and that continue to morph in the hands of contemporary artists today.

    Organization
    Name:
    Museum of Art and Design
    Phone number:
    212.299.7777
  • Curtain Up - Exhibition

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays 10:30am - 06:00pm
    October 31, 2016 - June 30, 2017

    The Society of London Theatre and London's Victoria and Albert Museum have partnered with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to celebrate the extraordinary story of the world's two greatest theatrical districts, London's West End and New York's Broadway in a ground-breaking new exhibition - Curtain Up: Celebrating the last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London.

    Organization
    Name:
    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    Phone number:
    917.275.6975
  • Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America

    American Folk Art Museum
    2 Lincoln Square (between 65th and 66th Streets)
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    Fridays 12:00pm - 07:30pm
    October 6, 2016 - February 26, 2017

    Humanity demands that no life should pass without some recognition, whether it is a marked grave, a painted posthumous portrait, or a postmortem photograph. Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America is the first museum exhibition dedicated to an examination of American self-taught portraiture of the 18th and 19th centuries through the lens of memory and loss.

    Organization
    Name:
    American Folk Art Museum
    Phone number:
    212.595.9533
  • the epitaph project - Exhibition

    American Folk Art Museum
    2 Lincoln Square (between 65th and 66th Streets)
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    Fridays 12:00pm - 07:30pm
    October 19, 2016 - February 26, 2017

    "the epitaph project" began in 1995 on a burial plot in Hollywood Forever, a historic cemetery in Los Angeles. The ongoing project comprises a traditional tombstone carved from slate, finished as a chalkboard, and accompanied by a bronze chalk box for the use of visitors. It exists in other iterations including cemeteries, exhibitions, parks, and publications. "the epitaph project" will be on view at the American Folk Art Museum throughout the duration of Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America.

    Organization
    Name:
    American Folk Art Museum
    Phone number:
    212.595.9533
  • Free Music Fridays

    American Folk Art Museum
    2 Lincoln Square (between 65th and 66th Streets)
    New York [map]
    Price: Free
    February 24, 2017 05:30pm - 07:30pm

    Music featured at the Free Music Fridays series thematically reflects the spirit of the self-taught art on view at the museum. Support the proceedings with a donation-based cash wine bar. Admission is always free. Hosted by Lara Ewen. 5:30pm-Kasey Williams, Indie folk-pop; 6:05pm-Andi Rae Healy, Indie country; and 6:40pm-Terry Radigan, Alt-country folk.

    Organization
    Name:
    American Folk Art Museum
    Phone number:
    212.595.9533
  • Comedy Corner at Ethical: John Marshall

    New York Society for Ethical Culture
    2 West 64th Street, Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
    New York [map]
    Price: $10.00
    February 24, 2017 07:00pm - 09:00pm

    Laughter is the best medicine. MC Scott Blakeman of Laughing Liberally brings you an ample dose, with the hottest comedians on the New York stage. Joining Scott this month is the Emmy-nominated late night TV comedy writer (Politically Incorrect, The Chris Rock Show, and others) and comedian, John Marshall. John is most recently the author of The Greenfeather. Loosely based on The Godfather, Marshall's debut novel is a hilarious romp in which he satirizes crime, families, crime families, and--would you believe it--the environmental movement. Come and hear all about it. Admission: Suggested donation: Members $5, Guests $10.

    Organization
    Name:
    New York Society for Ethical Culture
    Phone number:
    212.874.5210
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