Posts tagged "Lincoln Center"
Preview: Gerald Finley In Concert

Preview: Gerald Finley In Concert

Darkness and light resume their eternal dance in bass-baritone Gerald Finley’s recital Feb. 27 at Alice Tully, part of Lincoln Center’s “Art of the Song” series. Finley’s recital at Zankel Hall two years ago was a knockout. Now he’s returning to the New York recital stage with an entirely different program of 19th-, 20th- and...
Tarr and Horse Feathers: Art Movie Turns to Glue

Tarr and Horse Feathers: Art Movie Turns to Glue

Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse isn’t funny at all but it sure is laughable. A Hungarian farmer with a bum arm, Ohlsdorfer (Janos Derzi), lives in a drab, yet limitless cabin with his morose spinster daughter (Erika Bok), who boils potatoes that go half-eaten. This goes on for two and half hours. What’s laughable are...
Flickers of Dance: Lincoln Center’s annual Dance on Camera Festival is a must-see

Flickers of Dance: Lincoln Center’s annual Dance on Camera Festival is a must-see

Now in its 40th year, Dance on Camera is at a new level of maturity. The annual event at the Walter Reade Theater that once fit into a three-day weekend has expanded to fill five days, Jan. 27–31, and within its brief duration has its own opening night, centerpiece and closing night films. This year’s...
Wheeldon and Dealin’: New York City Ballet returns with Balanchine and Wheeldon works

Wheeldon and Dealin’: New York City Ballet returns with Balanchine and Wheeldon works

Following a brief winter hibernation after its five-week Nutcracker onslaught, New York City Ballet returns to its primary business this coming Tuesday, Jan. 17, when it opens its six-week winter repertory season. While the company’s repertory has been opened up to an increasing variety of choreographers in recent decades, the vast archive of George Balanchine’s...
Getting Musical Fixes This Summer

Getting Musical Fixes This Summer

Some friendly suggestions Summer is around the corner, and musical life in this city won’t stop. You can skip away to Bard, Caramoor or Glimmerglass, of course. But you can also stay here in the big bad city. I will give my sense of the highlights.

All the Right Moves

Martha Graham Dance Company celebrates 85th season with Lincoln Center celebration The dance pieces are as iconic as the woman who created them. The Martha Graham Dance Company will celebrate its 85th anniversary with seven performances at Lincoln Center, March 15–20, featuring classic Graham works, along with companion pieces by contemporary choreographers. Opening night of...

The Sound of Unsound

Morton Subotnick’s ‘Silver Apples’ rings again When Morton Subotnick programmed the Electric Circus to open on St. Mark’s Place in July 1967 with the heartbeat sequence from his Buchla Electric Music Box composition “Silver Apples of the Moon,” the 3,000 beautiful people in attendance included Seiji Ozawa, George Plimpton, Mary McCarthy, Truman Capote and various...

An International Affair

Two sopranos, an elegant brunette in red and a seductive blonde with a dress for every occasion (prison, beach, suicide) battled over a tenor March 2 at Lincoln Center, where Eve Queler presented Giacomo Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine. The once-chic composer, who died in 1864, would have enjoyed the fashion parade as a cast of 11 joined...

Win Free Tickets to New Year’s Concert 2011 “Salute to Vienna”

The Strauss Symphony of America Klaus Arp, conductor Katarzyna Dondalska, soprano Dániel Vadász, tenor Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine Saturday, January 1 2:30 pm Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Embrace the world’s most joyous New Year’s tradition! The much-anticipated bouquet of glorious music returns on New Year’s Day—and goes down like a glass of fine champagne....

Go Toward the White Light

Lincoln Center’s Jane Moss has a solution for overscheduled, technology-driven modern life By Corinne Ramey “What struck me quite forcefully was the state of people’s attention in the time in which we live,” says Jane Moss, Lincoln Center’s vice president for programming. “With the explosion of technology what we see increasingly is a kind of...

Curtains Up on the Newest Food Scene

The culinary arts move in on a once-sleepy corner of the Upper West Side By Corynne Steindler There’s a slew of reasons to head up to Lincoln Center—and not just because you have tickets to the Philharmonic. Swanky bars, tasty sandwich shops and new restaurants are popping up all around the Plaza. When you think...

Springing Into Fall

New York City Ballet comes back early from summer vacation By Susan Reiter The banners and posters around Lincoln Center are not a mistake—the New York City Ballet really is performing this fall. For decades, the company has been locked into a predictable schedule: winter and spring seasons, the former launched by the perennial holiday...

Viva Russellmania!

by Armond White Russellmania Director Ken Russell Retrospective At Film Society of Lincoln Center July 30-Aug. 5 Why isn’t Whore, the 1991 Theresa Russell vehicle directed by Ken Russell, part of “Russellmania,” the long overdue Ken Russell retrospective at Film Society of Lincoln Center? Although Russell’s provocative filmography deserves re-consideration, this series (July 30-Aug. 5)...

Movements to Music

Two Mark Morris dancers plan for life offstage By Susan Reiter The week after Craig Biesecker gives his final performance with the Mark Morris Dance Group—in the much-anticipated return of the luminous and masterful L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato—he will start classes at City College for a masters degree in landscape architecture. Bradon McDonald’s...

The Salzburg Stunner

Beat the heat with summer’s most intoxicating refreshment—Mozart! By Mike Edison Is the heat starting to climb on you? Is the cacophony of the city crushing your idyllic dreams of summer? Are you sick of waking up covered in vodka sweat? Don’t you wish there were a better way? Well, there isn’t. This is the...

A Different Potter Onscreen

Director Sally Potter’s ‘Orlando’ returns to the big screen by Simon Abrams For many reasons, Orlando is director Sally Potter’s best film. An adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel by the same name about a man who changes his sex by force of will because he desires a change, the film version of Orlando is being...

A Summer Treat

ABT delights with its run at The Met By Susan Reiter American Ballet Theatre has something of a split personality during its current eight-week Metropolitan Opera House season. Most weeks, it offers multiple, contrasting casts performing a full-length narrative ballet—this week, it is Swan Lake, and the season’s final week (July 5–10) features Romeo and...

The Benjamins at Lincoln Center

By Amanda Gordon Mayor Michael Bloomberg ate popcorn, and literary agent Morton Janklow dug into a pretzel, but David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm The Carlyle Group, didn’t nibble or drink as he greeted guests at the Lincoln Center gala in his honor.

Casa Nostra

By Simon Abrams A quick survey of the Film Society at Lincoln Center’s annual Open Roads: New Italian Cinema program reveals a line-up of familiar faces, a few new ones and Bruno Bozzetto. Of the slate of 16 films, directors like Gabriele Muccino, Gabriele Salvatores and Giuseppe Tornatore—respectively responsible for directing The Last Kiss, Respiro...

Poetic License

The Met lets ballet take center stage in opera staging—where it belongs By Joel Lobenthal Dance and opera have gone hand in hand for centuries, but dance rarely gets the attention it deserves from opera companies. This season at the Metropolitan Opera, however, a concerted effort was made to vest dance as a full performance...

Going Deeper at Swing University

By Valerie Gladstone We’re all told that the more we learn about something, the more we’ll appreciate it. But for some reason, most people don’t apply that truism to music, thinking they already know everything simply by hearing it. One sure way to dispel that misconception would be to sign up for Jazz at Lincoln...