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Date Time Event Description
Oct-21-19 07:00 PM Words On Dance: Andy Blankenbuehler & Sarah L. Kaufman Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Andy Blankenbuehler, three-time Tony Award winner for his choreography (In the Heights, Hamilton, Bandstand), discusses dance's major storytelling role in theater and film with Sarah L. Kaufman, Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic of The Washington Post. Includes film clips and live dance.

Andy Blankenbuehler's choreographic toolbox involves rhythm, syncopation, tension and detail. Working with great musical talents like Lin Manuel Miranda and Alex Lacamoire, Andy Blankenbuehler has garnered numerous awards in dance and theater, including the Kennedy Center Honors for his work on the musical Hamilton, and a special 2015 Drama Desk Award for his achievement in the theater.

Oct-21-19 07:30 PM Return to the Forbidden Planet Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Prepare to blast off with this musical space odyssey of Shakespearean proportions. Exploding with over thirty cosmic hits of classic rock-n-roll, and playfully based on The Tempest and the cinematic sci-fi classic, this fun-filled musical rockets Shakespeare’s beloved characters from stage to space as Captain Tempest crash lands on the planet D’Illyria, inhabited only by the mad scientist Doctor Prospero, his daughter Miranda, and their trusty robot Ariel.

With songs including “Great Balls of Fire,” “Shake Rattle and Roll,” “The Monster Mash,” and “Good Vibrations” along with some of Shakespeare’s most iconic phraseology catapulted through hyperspace into a campy concoction, this rare opportunity to experience this Olivier Award-winning musical is not to be missed.

This is an important intergalactic fundraiser for Red Bull Theater. Proceeds help to make all our programs possible.

Starring Tony Award nominees Steven Boyer, Patrick Page, and Mary Testa, along with Kim Exum, Jo Lampert, Amy Spanger and a cosmos of intergalactic luminaries | Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson will beam in for a special appearance | Directed by Gabriel Barre

For tickets and information, visit https://www.redbulltheater.com/return-to-the-forbidden-planet

Oct-24-19 07:00 PM The Mahabharata: Part 1 - Of Vengeance and Promises October 24-25, 2019, 7pm each night Celebrate Diwali with a Broadway style show!

The dice are cast. Fate is driving towards us, and there is no stopping her. With kathak, bharatanatyam, carnatic and hindustani music, join us this Diwali season in a Broadway style production that celebrates the largest epic in the world: the Mahabharata. In part 1 of this multi year series, determine for yourself the values of dharma (duty), tapasya (meditation), and more as humanity's best intentions take us down the path of loyalties and retribution.

New York City:
October 25, 2019 (New York, NY) | Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Tickets: $75, $45, $35
More info: www.navatman.org/the-mahabharata.html

Website: https://www.navatman.org/the-mahabharata
Email: tickets@navatman.org
Phone: 732-580-2093 Submitted by the FullCalendar Event Promotion Service

Oct-24-19 07:30 PM Revelry: Phil Wiggins Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Down and dirty Piedmont blues with this award-winning harmonica legend and his guests.

Down home acoustic blues with the award-winning harmonica virtuoso, and National Heritage Fellow, Phil Wiggins and his trio, with Hubbie Jenkins, formerly with the Carolina Chocolate drops on guitar, and Marcus Moore on violin.

Washington, DC based Phil Wiggins is a versatile, traditional harmonica player, continuing the Piedmont blues tradition, a gentle and melodic blues style of the mid-Atlantic region. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Royal Prince Albert Hall in London and the Sydney Opera House, as well as smaller venues worldwide, touring every continent except Antarctica. He has recorded more than a dozen critically acclaimed albums, including on Flying Fish and Alligator Records. He is a two-time winner of the prestigious WC Handy award who is regularly ranked among the world’s top harmonica players in both Reader and Critics polls by Living Blues magazine.

Oct-25-19 07:00 PM The Mahabharata: Part 1-Of Vengeance & Promises Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

The dice are cast. Fate is driving towards us, and there is no stopping her. With kathak, bharatanatyam, carnatic and hindustani music, join us this Diwali season in a Broadway style production that celebrates the largest epic in the world: the Mahabharata. In part 1 of this multi year series, determine for yourself the values of dharma (duty), tapasya (meditation), and more as humanity’s best intentions take us down the path of loyalties and retribution.

Oct-26-19 01:00 PM Thalia Docs: Echo in the Canyon Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Echo in the Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the Laurel Canyon scene via never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (The Mamas and the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby (The Byrds), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) their contemporaries Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash and followers Jackson Browne and Tom Petty (in his last film interview), as well as contemporary musicians influenced by their music such as Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor, and Norah Jones.

Oct-26-19 02:00 PM National Dance Institute: The Celebration Team “Voices of Change” Dancers ages 9 to 15 will be performing for kids in Just Kidding’s annual high-energy show, featuring original choreography and live music. This year’s performance of “Voices of Change" honors individuals and communities that have used their voices to affect positive change in the world. Through dance and music, NDI's exuberant dancers will highlight the countless possibilities of artistic expression and activism to inspire, empower and mobilize the voices of tomorrow.
Oct-26-19 07:30 PM Premiere Works XXVII Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Music From China marks its 35th anniversary by paying tribute to distinguished composers Chen Yi and Zhou Long with a retrospective of their works commissioned by the group. As leading voices in contemporary Chinese music, the two composers helped lay the groundwork for new music written for traditional instruments or with Western counterparts. Their music brings together the aesthetic concepts and musical elements of East and West.

The program represents some of the most iconic works by the composers that span nearly three decades of artistic collaboration with Music From China. Chen Yi’s ebullient Chinese Fables (pipa, erhu, cello, percussion) brings some of the most beloved Chinese allegorical stories to life. Her Three Dances from China South for Chinese quartet captures the essence of colorful dance traditions of the southern region with “Lions Playing Ball,” “Bamboo Dance” and “Lusheng Dance.”

Zhou Long’s music pays close attention to timbral explorations. Heng (Eternity), one of his earliest works for Music From China using all traditional instruments, has layered tone colors, at times opaque or intense. In contrast, Mount a Long Wind is a vivid, edge-of-the-seat tone-poem. A Washington Post reviewer called it “richly imaginative …. steeped in tradition yet thoroughly 21st-century …. that transcends nationalism but retains, at its heart, a compelling and distinctive Chinese sensibility.” A new work is commissioned to Zhou Long for this concert—PipaGongs—featuring pipa, erhu, cello and a large array of percussion instruments.

Chen Yi is a Distinguished Professor at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, a prolific composer, and recipient of the Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She holds a BA and MA in music composition from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and a DMA from Columbia University.

Dr. Chen’s music has been performed and commissioned by the world’s leading musicians and ensembles, including Yehudi Menuhin, Yo-Yo Ma, Evelyn Glennie, James Galway, the Cleveland Orchestra, the BBC, Seattle, Pacific, and Singapore Symphonies, the Brooklyn, NY, and LA Philharmonic, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Chen has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lieberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Other honors include Lili Boulanger Award, NYU Sorel Medal Award, CalArts / Alpert Award, UT Eddie Medora King Composition Prize, ASCAP Concert Music Award, Elise Stoeger Award from Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Honorary Doctorates from Lawrence University in WI, Baldwin-Wallace College in OH, University of Portland in OR, and The New School University in NYC.

Zhou Long is internationally recognized for creating a unique body of music that brings together the aesthetic concepts and musical elements of East and West. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his first opera, Madame White Snake, Dr. Zhou also received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the 2012-2013 Elise Stoeger Prize from Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society; Masterprize and the CalArts/Alpert Award; and winning the Barlow competition and commission. He has been two-time recipient of commissions from the Koussevitzky, Fromm Music Foundations, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, and the New York State Council on the Arts. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2015, Zhou Long and Chen Yi were both nominated in the 58th Grammy Award. Among the ensembles commissioning works from him are the Bavarian Radio, BBC, Kansas City, Honolulu, Pacific, Singapore and Beijing Symphonies; the Brooklyn, Tokyo, China Philharmonics; the Kronos, Shanghai, Ciompi, and Chester string quartets; Ensemble Modern-Frankfurt, the Post-Classical Ensemble, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, New York New Music Ensemble, the Chanticleer, Opera Boston, Beijing Music Festival, and musicians Yo-Yo Ma, Lan Shui, Long Yu, Tan Lihua and Leonard Slatkin. A graduate of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Zhou Long attended Columbia University, receiving a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1993. Dr. Zhou is currently Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Music From China is a chamber ensemble performing eclectic programs of traditional Chinese music and contemporary work. Established in 1984 by Director Susan Cheng, the group has performed at such venues as the Library of Congress, Asia Society, Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, Chautauqua Institution, 92nd Street Y, Freer & Sackler Galleries of Art; festivals including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, American Folk Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, Skaneateles Music Festival; and colleges and universities across the U.S. including Princeton, Duke, Colgate, Vermont, Rhode Island, Texas A&M, Dayton, Pittsburgh, Indiana State, Bowdoin, Vassar, William & Mary, Peabody Conservatory and Eastman School of Music, among others. A proponent of new music, Music From China has commissioned and performed works by celebrated composers such as Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Bright Sheng, Huang Ruo, Lei Liang, Eric Moe, Mathew Rosenblum and Derek Bermel. For creative programs that combine the music of East and West, Music From China is recipient of an Adventurous Programming Commendation from Chamber Music America and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Oct-26-19 08:00 PM Helen Jane Long LIVE in Concert at Symphony Space Known for her memorable piano themes and evocative string arrangements, in 2018 British composer Helen Jane Long became the first BILLION streaming pianist and artist in the world. Her kaleidoscopic talent is a wonder to behold. Shift the lens in one direction and you see the remarkably gifted multi-instrumentalist, turn it again and you find the highly accomplished composer and recording artist. Helen’s signature sound is epic, cinematic and emotional. It inspires, it captivates and warms the soul. For one night only, Helen Jane Long will be performing music from her six piano albums with a world premiere from her soon to be released seventh album. Special bonus: there will be an opportunity to meet and greet after the show and get merchandise signed. Tickets www.helenjanelong.com
Oct-27-19 08:00 PM Adriana Calcanhotto Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Brazilian singer and composer Adriana Calcanhotto will mesmerize you with her melancholic songs which are categorized as part of the MPB genre. She began her professional career in 1984 and released her first studio album in 1990. Her first hit, a cover of Caetano Veloso's Naquela Estação, which became successful thanks to it being included in the soundtrack of the primetime soap Rainha da Sucata, one of the most watched in history of Brazilian television. 1992 saw the release of Senhas, which included the hits "Mentiras" and "Esquadros" and was followed by a successful national tour. In 1994, Adriana, released A Fábrica do Poema, considered by many to be her most poetic album. She collaborated with lyricists like Waly Salomão and António Cícero (brother and constant musical partner of fellow singer Marina Lima) and included the hits "Metade" and "Inverno". This was followed by Maritmo and later reaching a peak in her career with the release of the album Público in 2000.