Like sands through the hourglass, alas, thus is the last day in the life of iconic classical sheet music seller Frank Music Company: closing its West 54th Street doors (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) for good this Friday, March 6. The culprit? Dwindling sales in the shadow of new technology.
The "Chairman of the Board" and his world-famous countenance will be touring the world as Peter Max unveils 47 new paintings of Frank Sinatra to celebrate the centennial of his birth.
The three-person jazz ensemble 1032K presents a Lincoln Center-commissioned work “Hard Time Killing Floor Suite,” which explores the legacy of Delta blues icon Skip James.
The 2015 Lincoln Center Festival will kick off with a multimedia showcase of Danny Elfman’s “Music from the Films of Tim Burton.” Other performance include works by the Cleveland Orchestra and stage troupes, the Druid Theatre Company of Ireland and Cheek by Jowl.
Continuing with the New York City Opera and the bid on its name, a bitter rivalry between two groups fighting to reinvent the company played out in court on Tuesday for not just its title...but its remaining assets, too.
An exciting new collaboration is on the horizon for New York. Now Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic announced that they would combine forces to bring concertgoers several fully assembled opera productions, the first coming from George Benjamin. Beginning this August, the companies will put on the first American stagings of Benjamin's "Written on Skin," which, according to "The New York Times," is "one of the most highly praised new operas of recent years." The production will premiere at the David H. Koch Theater as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival and will be followed in 2016 with Gerald Barry's "The Importance of Being Earnest" at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater. A third opera is being planned for 2017 but, unfortunately, has not been announced.
A live performance of “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín,” which displays performances of Verdi’s "Requiem" put on by concentration camp prisoners during World War II, will be shown at Lincoln Center. The performance will feature Bebe Neuwirth and John Rubinstein. Defiant Requiem tells the story of 16 performances put on by prisoners at the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II amid starvation, abuse and death. With only one smuggled score, they performed the famed masterpiece 16 times. This story will be commemorated at Avery Fisher Hall, which includes a concert/drama featuring a live performance of Verdi’s "Requiem" interspersed with historic film, testimony from survivors and narration that tells the tale of these courageous men and woman. In addition to Neuwirth and Rubeinstein, soloists soprano Jennifer Check, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, tenor Steven Tharp and bass Wilhelm Schwinghammer will be featured, as well as The Orchestra of Terezín Remembrance and The Collegiate Chorale.
Israeli cellist Inbal Segev will celebrate her record completion of J.S. Bach’s monumental Cello Suites with an album wrap party and concert at Lincoln Center on Feb. 25.
Lincoln Center education has commissioned "Up And Away," an original theatrical experience designed for audiences on the autism spectrum and their families.
The superb and eye-opening performance at Lincoln Center used original instruments and featured world-class soloists.
NYPD and protestors will congregate in front of Lincoln Center for the premiere of The Metropolitan Opera's latest staging of John Adams' controversial (and equally brilliant) The Death of Klinghoffer. Joining in their voice, too, is opera advocate and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
The celebrated French ensemble Les Arts Florissants, directed by William Christie, will visit seven cities during their North American tour next spring.
Sometimes it takes one dinner to change the trajectory of one’s life. For Mr. Seymour Bernstein, a dinner that he was invited to by a pupil of his brought him to Ethan Hawke who has put out a documentary about the 87-year-old piano teacher entitled "Seymour: An Introduction."
Heralded as the premiere group for blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their beloved Veracruz with the stylings of classical music and jazz, The Villalobos Brothers will be part of Lincoln Center Local's live-stream viewing party this Saturday at the Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture.
Now on their 37th season, the Big Apple Circus will present the New York premiere of Metamorphosis at Lincoln Center on October 17.