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Sep-19-17 09:30 PM Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season Highlights: Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. The New York Times describes Works & Process as "a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process." Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.    Fall 2017 Season Schedule   WORKS & PROCESS ROTUNDA PROJECT Falls the Shadow by Daniil Simkin Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5, 8 and 9:30 pm Commissioned by Works & Process and created by AmericanBallet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin, Falls the Shadow is anew production featuring Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Ana Lopez from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and dancer Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; projection design by Dmitrij Simkin; and costume design by Dior. The performers' movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance.This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.   Leadership support for Works & Process Rotunda Projects provided by Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Caroline M. Sharp.   Daniil Simkin: Falls the Shadow lead support provided by Kerry Clayton andPaige Royer; Howard Paley; and Michèle and Steven Pesner.   WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.   Nico Muhly and the Countertenor Sunday, September 17, 7:30 pm Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor. A selection of these works will be performed alongside a preview of a new Works &Process commission. Inspired by theInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world, the commission is an extension of Lenka Clayton andJon Rubin's project . . . circle through New York, part of the GuggenheimSocial Practice initiative.   The Principles of Uncertainty by John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob'sPillow Dance and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen.   San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West by John Adams and Peter Sellars Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 7:30 pm Composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars discusstheir newest collaboration with San Francisco Opera GeneralDirector Matthew Shilvock. Sourced from historical writings aboutCalifornia's Gold Rush, the opera explores the dramatic and brutal stories of remarkable characters who are hoping to strike it rich andare quickly caught up in the optimism, greed, and prejudices of a rapidly changing world. Highlights are performed prior to the world premiere in San Francisco.   Lincoln Center Theater: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar and Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes discuss Akhtar's newest play before its New York premiere. Cast members perform highlights from the financial thriller, set in the hotbed of the 1980s, about RobertMerkin, the genius behind an upstart investment firm hell-bent on changing all the rules. Merkin sets in motion a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, everyone against themselves.   The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Sunday, October 1, 7:30 pm In conjunction with Joseph's project moving and passing, part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, highlights from /peh-LO-tah/will be performed prior to opening at the Brooklyn Academy ofMusic. Directed by Michael John Garcés, choreographed by Stacey Printz, and with music by Tommy Shepard, the work is a "futbol-framed freedom suite" inspired by Joseph's first-generation American experience, and it explores the intersection of global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy. Joseph will discuss the work with producer Cathy Zimmerman.   American Ballet Theatre Season Preview Sunday and Monday, October 8 and 9, 7:30 pm For over 75 years, ABT has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.   The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns Monday, October 16, 7:30 pm Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious. . . . a major event," Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name, is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party that guests cannot escape.Prior to the American premiere, Met Opera general manager Peter Gelb discusses the opera with Adès, and singers perform highlights.   Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm Go into the rehearsal studio with conductor Brad Lubman and Ensemble Signal as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall concert featuring music by Steve Reich. Preview the New York premiere of Runner and hear Pulse in raw form, without technical equipment or sound reinforcement. Between performances, Reich and Lubman discuss the works.   NEW COMMISSION Ryan McNamara and John Zorn Sunday and Monday, October 22 and 23, 7:30 pm See the premiere of a Works & Process commission for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater.Collaborating with a community of dancers and artists with whom he has worked for years, Ryan McNamara will create a performance set to Commedia dell'arte by composer John Zorn.   Tanaquil Le Clercq'sThe Ballet Cook Book:A 50th Anniversary Celebration Sunday and Monday, November 5 and 6, 7:30 pm In 1967 ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. Celebrating the book's 50th anniversary, dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts from roles originated by Ballet Cook Book contributors, and dance legends Jacques d'Amboise and Allegra Kent join food scholar Meryl Rosofsky and dancers Jared Angle and Adrian Danchig-Waring in a discussion of Le Clercq's artistic and culinary legacy.   In conjunction with this program, select dishes from The BalletCook Book will be served at The Wright restaurant. For reservations, call 212 427 5690 or visit opentable.com.   The Sarasota Ballet: Classical and New Voices Sunday, November 19, 3 and 7:30 pm American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and choreographerMarcelo Gomes, invited by director Iain Webb and executive director Joseph Volpe, recently performed with The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's rarely seen The Two Pigeons. After working with Gomes, Webb commissioned a new choreographic work from him. Exploring classical and new voices, Gomes performs highlights from The Two Pigeons and company dancers perform excerpts from the new commission prior to the premiere in Sarasota. WithWebb, Gomes shares insight into his creative process during the development of this new work.   Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2:30 and 4 pm December 8, 6:30 pm Isaac Mizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic as Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal and a cast performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave. FRONT ROW TICKETING: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   NEW COMMISSION Holiday Concert Sunday and Monday, December 17 and 18, 7 pm Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Nico Muhly in the museum's iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition. FLOOR SEATING: $40, $35 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members RAMP STANDING: $20, $15 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   Location:        Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street Subway: 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue   Tickets:           $40, $35 members (unless otherwise noted) $10 student rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID) Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts July 31, 2017, for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim members Associate level and above. Season tickets will be on sale August 7, 2017. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org. guggenheim.org/social #WorksandProcess   For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact:   Duke Dang, General Manager Works & Process at the Guggenheim 212 758 0024 ddang@worksandprocess.org   Michelle Tabnick, Publicist Works & Process at the Guggenheim 646 765 4773 michelle@michelletabnickpr.com   May Yeung, Publicist Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 212 423 3840 pressoffice@guggenheim.org
Sep-20-17 09:30 PM Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season Highlights: Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. The New York Times describes Works & Process as "a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process." Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.    Fall 2017 Season Schedule   WORKS & PROCESS ROTUNDA PROJECT Falls the Shadow by Daniil Simkin Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5, 8 and 9:30 pm Commissioned by Works & Process and created by AmericanBallet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin, Falls the Shadow is anew production featuring Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Ana Lopez from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and dancer Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; projection design by Dmitrij Simkin; and costume design by Dior. The performers' movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance.This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.   Leadership support for Works & Process Rotunda Projects provided by Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Caroline M. Sharp.   Daniil Simkin: Falls the Shadow lead support provided by Kerry Clayton andPaige Royer; Howard Paley; and Michèle and Steven Pesner.   WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.   Nico Muhly and the Countertenor Sunday, September 17, 7:30 pm Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor. A selection of these works will be performed alongside a preview of a new Works &Process commission. Inspired by theInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world, the commission is an extension of Lenka Clayton andJon Rubin's project . . . circle through New York, part of the GuggenheimSocial Practice initiative.   The Principles of Uncertainty by John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob'sPillow Dance and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen.   San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West by John Adams and Peter Sellars Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 7:30 pm Composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars discusstheir newest collaboration with San Francisco Opera GeneralDirector Matthew Shilvock. Sourced from historical writings aboutCalifornia's Gold Rush, the opera explores the dramatic and brutal stories of remarkable characters who are hoping to strike it rich andare quickly caught up in the optimism, greed, and prejudices of a rapidly changing world. Highlights are performed prior to the world premiere in San Francisco.   Lincoln Center Theater: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar and Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes discuss Akhtar's newest play before its New York premiere. Cast members perform highlights from the financial thriller, set in the hotbed of the 1980s, about RobertMerkin, the genius behind an upstart investment firm hell-bent on changing all the rules. Merkin sets in motion a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, everyone against themselves.   The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Sunday, October 1, 7:30 pm In conjunction with Joseph's project moving and passing, part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, highlights from /peh-LO-tah/will be performed prior to opening at the Brooklyn Academy ofMusic. Directed by Michael John Garcés, choreographed by Stacey Printz, and with music by Tommy Shepard, the work is a "futbol-framed freedom suite" inspired by Joseph's first-generation American experience, and it explores the intersection of global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy. Joseph will discuss the work with producer Cathy Zimmerman.   American Ballet Theatre Season Preview Sunday and Monday, October 8 and 9, 7:30 pm For over 75 years, ABT has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.   The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns Monday, October 16, 7:30 pm Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious. . . . a major event," Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name, is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party that guests cannot escape.Prior to the American premiere, Met Opera general manager Peter Gelb discusses the opera with Adès, and singers perform highlights.   Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm Go into the rehearsal studio with conductor Brad Lubman and Ensemble Signal as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall concert featuring music by Steve Reich. Preview the New York premiere of Runner and hear Pulse in raw form, without technical equipment or sound reinforcement. Between performances, Reich and Lubman discuss the works.   NEW COMMISSION Ryan McNamara and John Zorn Sunday and Monday, October 22 and 23, 7:30 pm See the premiere of a Works & Process commission for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater.Collaborating with a community of dancers and artists with whom he has worked for years, Ryan McNamara will create a performance set to Commedia dell'arte by composer John Zorn.   Tanaquil Le Clercq'sThe Ballet Cook Book:A 50th Anniversary Celebration Sunday and Monday, November 5 and 6, 7:30 pm In 1967 ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. Celebrating the book's 50th anniversary, dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts from roles originated by Ballet Cook Book contributors, and dance legends Jacques d'Amboise and Allegra Kent join food scholar Meryl Rosofsky and dancers Jared Angle and Adrian Danchig-Waring in a discussion of Le Clercq's artistic and culinary legacy.   In conjunction with this program, select dishes from The BalletCook Book will be served at The Wright restaurant. For reservations, call 212 427 5690 or visit opentable.com.   The Sarasota Ballet: Classical and New Voices Sunday, November 19, 3 and 7:30 pm American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and choreographerMarcelo Gomes, invited by director Iain Webb and executive director Joseph Volpe, recently performed with The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's rarely seen The Two Pigeons. After working with Gomes, Webb commissioned a new choreographic work from him. Exploring classical and new voices, Gomes performs highlights from The Two Pigeons and company dancers perform excerpts from the new commission prior to the premiere in Sarasota. WithWebb, Gomes shares insight into his creative process during the development of this new work.   Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2:30 and 4 pm December 8, 6:30 pm Isaac Mizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic as Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal and a cast performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave. FRONT ROW TICKETING: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   NEW COMMISSION Holiday Concert Sunday and Monday, December 17 and 18, 7 pm Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Nico Muhly in the museum's iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition. FLOOR SEATING: $40, $35 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members RAMP STANDING: $20, $15 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   Location:        Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street Subway: 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue   Tickets:           $40, $35 members (unless otherwise noted) $10 student rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID) Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts July 31, 2017, for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim members Associate level and above. Season tickets will be on sale August 7, 2017. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org. guggenheim.org/social #WorksandProcess   For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact:   Duke Dang, General Manager Works & Process at the Guggenheim 212 758 0024 ddang@worksandprocess.org   Michelle Tabnick, Publicist Works & Process at the Guggenheim 646 765 4773 michelle@michelletabnickpr.com   May Yeung, Publicist Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 212 423 3840 pressoffice@guggenheim.org
Sep-21-17 09:30 PM Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season Highlights: Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. The New York Times describes Works & Process as "a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process." Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.    Fall 2017 Season Schedule   WORKS & PROCESS ROTUNDA PROJECT Falls the Shadow by Daniil Simkin Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5, 8 and 9:30 pm Commissioned by Works & Process and created by AmericanBallet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin, Falls the Shadow is anew production featuring Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Ana Lopez from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and dancer Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; projection design by Dmitrij Simkin; and costume design by Dior. The performers' movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance.This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.   Leadership support for Works & Process Rotunda Projects provided by Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Caroline M. Sharp.   Daniil Simkin: Falls the Shadow lead support provided by Kerry Clayton andPaige Royer; Howard Paley; and Michèle and Steven Pesner.   WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.   Nico Muhly and the Countertenor Sunday, September 17, 7:30 pm Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor. A selection of these works will be performed alongside a preview of a new Works &Process commission. Inspired by theInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world, the commission is an extension of Lenka Clayton andJon Rubin's project . . . circle through New York, part of the GuggenheimSocial Practice initiative.   The Principles of Uncertainty by John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob'sPillow Dance and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen.   San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West by John Adams and Peter Sellars Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 7:30 pm Composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars discusstheir newest collaboration with San Francisco Opera GeneralDirector Matthew Shilvock. Sourced from historical writings aboutCalifornia's Gold Rush, the opera explores the dramatic and brutal stories of remarkable characters who are hoping to strike it rich andare quickly caught up in the optimism, greed, and prejudices of a rapidly changing world. Highlights are performed prior to the world premiere in San Francisco.   Lincoln Center Theater: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar and Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes discuss Akhtar's newest play before its New York premiere. Cast members perform highlights from the financial thriller, set in the hotbed of the 1980s, about RobertMerkin, the genius behind an upstart investment firm hell-bent on changing all the rules. Merkin sets in motion a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, everyone against themselves.   The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Sunday, October 1, 7:30 pm In conjunction with Joseph's project moving and passing, part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, highlights from /peh-LO-tah/will be performed prior to opening at the Brooklyn Academy ofMusic. Directed by Michael John Garcés, choreographed by Stacey Printz, and with music by Tommy Shepard, the work is a "futbol-framed freedom suite" inspired by Joseph's first-generation American experience, and it explores the intersection of global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy. Joseph will discuss the work with producer Cathy Zimmerman.   American Ballet Theatre Season Preview Sunday and Monday, October 8 and 9, 7:30 pm For over 75 years, ABT has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.   The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns Monday, October 16, 7:30 pm Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious. . . . a major event," Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name, is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party that guests cannot escape.Prior to the American premiere, Met Opera general manager Peter Gelb discusses the opera with Adès, and singers perform highlights.   Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm Go into the rehearsal studio with conductor Brad Lubman and Ensemble Signal as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall concert featuring music by Steve Reich. Preview the New York premiere of Runner and hear Pulse in raw form, without technical equipment or sound reinforcement. Between performances, Reich and Lubman discuss the works.   NEW COMMISSION Ryan McNamara and John Zorn Sunday and Monday, October 22 and 23, 7:30 pm See the premiere of a Works & Process commission for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater.Collaborating with a community of dancers and artists with whom he has worked for years, Ryan McNamara will create a performance set to Commedia dell'arte by composer John Zorn.   Tanaquil Le Clercq'sThe Ballet Cook Book:A 50th Anniversary Celebration Sunday and Monday, November 5 and 6, 7:30 pm In 1967 ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. Celebrating the book's 50th anniversary, dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts from roles originated by Ballet Cook Book contributors, and dance legends Jacques d'Amboise and Allegra Kent join food scholar Meryl Rosofsky and dancers Jared Angle and Adrian Danchig-Waring in a discussion of Le Clercq's artistic and culinary legacy.   In conjunction with this program, select dishes from The BalletCook Book will be served at The Wright restaurant. For reservations, call 212 427 5690 or visit opentable.com.   The Sarasota Ballet: Classical and New Voices Sunday, November 19, 3 and 7:30 pm American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and choreographerMarcelo Gomes, invited by director Iain Webb and executive director Joseph Volpe, recently performed with The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's rarely seen The Two Pigeons. After working with Gomes, Webb commissioned a new choreographic work from him. Exploring classical and new voices, Gomes performs highlights from The Two Pigeons and company dancers perform excerpts from the new commission prior to the premiere in Sarasota. WithWebb, Gomes shares insight into his creative process during the development of this new work.   Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2:30 and 4 pm December 8, 6:30 pm Isaac Mizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic as Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal and a cast performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave. FRONT ROW TICKETING: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   NEW COMMISSION Holiday Concert Sunday and Monday, December 17 and 18, 7 pm Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Nico Muhly in the museum's iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition. FLOOR SEATING: $40, $35 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members RAMP STANDING: $20, $15 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   Location:        Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street Subway: 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue   Tickets:           $40, $35 members (unless otherwise noted) $10 student rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID) Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts July 31, 2017, for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim members Associate level and above. Season tickets will be on sale August 7, 2017. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org. guggenheim.org/social #WorksandProcess   For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact:   Duke Dang, General Manager Works & Process at the Guggenheim 212 758 0024 ddang@worksandprocess.org   Michelle Tabnick, Publicist Works & Process at the Guggenheim 646 765 4773 michelle@michelletabnickpr.com   May Yeung, Publicist Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 212 423 3840 pressoffice@guggenheim.org
Sep-22-17 09:30 PM Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season Highlights: Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. The New York Times describes Works & Process as "a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process." Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.    Fall 2017 Season Schedule   WORKS & PROCESS ROTUNDA PROJECT Falls the Shadow by Daniil Simkin Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5, 8 and 9:30 pm Commissioned by Works & Process and created by AmericanBallet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin, Falls the Shadow is anew production featuring Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Ana Lopez from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and dancer Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; projection design by Dmitrij Simkin; and costume design by Dior. The performers' movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance.This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.   Leadership support for Works & Process Rotunda Projects provided by Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Caroline M. Sharp.   Daniil Simkin: Falls the Shadow lead support provided by Kerry Clayton andPaige Royer; Howard Paley; and Michèle and Steven Pesner.   WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.   Nico Muhly and the Countertenor Sunday, September 17, 7:30 pm Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor. A selection of these works will be performed alongside a preview of a new Works &Process commission. Inspired by theInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world, the commission is an extension of Lenka Clayton andJon Rubin's project . . . circle through New York, part of the GuggenheimSocial Practice initiative.   The Principles of Uncertainty by John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob'sPillow Dance and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen.   San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West by John Adams and Peter Sellars Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 7:30 pm Composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars discusstheir newest collaboration with San Francisco Opera GeneralDirector Matthew Shilvock. Sourced from historical writings aboutCalifornia's Gold Rush, the opera explores the dramatic and brutal stories of remarkable characters who are hoping to strike it rich andare quickly caught up in the optimism, greed, and prejudices of a rapidly changing world. Highlights are performed prior to the world premiere in San Francisco.   Lincoln Center Theater: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar and Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes discuss Akhtar's newest play before its New York premiere. Cast members perform highlights from the financial thriller, set in the hotbed of the 1980s, about RobertMerkin, the genius behind an upstart investment firm hell-bent on changing all the rules. Merkin sets in motion a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, everyone against themselves.   The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Sunday, October 1, 7:30 pm In conjunction with Joseph's project moving and passing, part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, highlights from /peh-LO-tah/will be performed prior to opening at the Brooklyn Academy ofMusic. Directed by Michael John Garcés, choreographed by Stacey Printz, and with music by Tommy Shepard, the work is a "futbol-framed freedom suite" inspired by Joseph's first-generation American experience, and it explores the intersection of global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy. Joseph will discuss the work with producer Cathy Zimmerman.   American Ballet Theatre Season Preview Sunday and Monday, October 8 and 9, 7:30 pm For over 75 years, ABT has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.   The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns Monday, October 16, 7:30 pm Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious. . . . a major event," Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name, is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party that guests cannot escape.Prior to the American premiere, Met Opera general manager Peter Gelb discusses the opera with Adès, and singers perform highlights.   Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm Go into the rehearsal studio with conductor Brad Lubman and Ensemble Signal as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall concert featuring music by Steve Reich. Preview the New York premiere of Runner and hear Pulse in raw form, without technical equipment or sound reinforcement. Between performances, Reich and Lubman discuss the works.   NEW COMMISSION Ryan McNamara and John Zorn Sunday and Monday, October 22 and 23, 7:30 pm See the premiere of a Works & Process commission for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater.Collaborating with a community of dancers and artists with whom he has worked for years, Ryan McNamara will create a performance set to Commedia dell'arte by composer John Zorn.   Tanaquil Le Clercq'sThe Ballet Cook Book:A 50th Anniversary Celebration Sunday and Monday, November 5 and 6, 7:30 pm In 1967 ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. Celebrating the book's 50th anniversary, dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts from roles originated by Ballet Cook Book contributors, and dance legends Jacques d'Amboise and Allegra Kent join food scholar Meryl Rosofsky and dancers Jared Angle and Adrian Danchig-Waring in a discussion of Le Clercq's artistic and culinary legacy.   In conjunction with this program, select dishes from The BalletCook Book will be served at The Wright restaurant. For reservations, call 212 427 5690 or visit opentable.com.   The Sarasota Ballet: Classical and New Voices Sunday, November 19, 3 and 7:30 pm American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and choreographerMarcelo Gomes, invited by director Iain Webb and executive director Joseph Volpe, recently performed with The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's rarely seen The Two Pigeons. After working with Gomes, Webb commissioned a new choreographic work from him. Exploring classical and new voices, Gomes performs highlights from The Two Pigeons and company dancers perform excerpts from the new commission prior to the premiere in Sarasota. WithWebb, Gomes shares insight into his creative process during the development of this new work.   Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2:30 and 4 pm December 8, 6:30 pm Isaac Mizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic as Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal and a cast performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave. FRONT ROW TICKETING: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   NEW COMMISSION Holiday Concert Sunday and Monday, December 17 and 18, 7 pm Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Nico Muhly in the museum's iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition. FLOOR SEATING: $40, $35 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members RAMP STANDING: $20, $15 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   Location:        Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street Subway: 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue   Tickets:           $40, $35 members (unless otherwise noted) $10 student rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID) Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts July 31, 2017, for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim members Associate level and above. Season tickets will be on sale August 7, 2017. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org. guggenheim.org/social #WorksandProcess   For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact:   Duke Dang, General Manager Works & Process at the Guggenheim 212 758 0024 ddang@worksandprocess.org   Michelle Tabnick, Publicist Works & Process at the Guggenheim 646 765 4773 michelle@michelletabnickpr.com   May Yeung, Publicist Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 212 423 3840 pressoffice@guggenheim.org
Sep-23-17 09:30 PM Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season Highlights: Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. The New York Times describes Works & Process as "a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process." Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.    Fall 2017 Season Schedule   WORKS & PROCESS ROTUNDA PROJECT Falls the Shadow by Daniil Simkin Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5, 8 and 9:30 pm Commissioned by Works & Process and created by AmericanBallet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin, Falls the Shadow is anew production featuring Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Ana Lopez from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and dancer Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; projection design by Dmitrij Simkin; and costume design by Dior. The performers' movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance.This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.   Leadership support for Works & Process Rotunda Projects provided by Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Caroline M. Sharp.   Daniil Simkin: Falls the Shadow lead support provided by Kerry Clayton andPaige Royer; Howard Paley; and Michèle and Steven Pesner.   WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.   Nico Muhly and the Countertenor Sunday, September 17, 7:30 pm Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor. A selection of these works will be performed alongside a preview of a new Works &Process commission. Inspired by theInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world, the commission is an extension of Lenka Clayton andJon Rubin's project . . . circle through New York, part of the GuggenheimSocial Practice initiative.   The Principles of Uncertainty by John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob'sPillow Dance and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen.   San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West by John Adams and Peter Sellars Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 7:30 pm Composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars discusstheir newest collaboration with San Francisco Opera GeneralDirector Matthew Shilvock. Sourced from historical writings aboutCalifornia's Gold Rush, the opera explores the dramatic and brutal stories of remarkable characters who are hoping to strike it rich andare quickly caught up in the optimism, greed, and prejudices of a rapidly changing world. Highlights are performed prior to the world premiere in San Francisco.   Lincoln Center Theater: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar and Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes discuss Akhtar's newest play before its New York premiere. Cast members perform highlights from the financial thriller, set in the hotbed of the 1980s, about RobertMerkin, the genius behind an upstart investment firm hell-bent on changing all the rules. Merkin sets in motion a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, everyone against themselves.   The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Sunday, October 1, 7:30 pm In conjunction with Joseph's project moving and passing, part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, highlights from /peh-LO-tah/will be performed prior to opening at the Brooklyn Academy ofMusic. Directed by Michael John Garcés, choreographed by Stacey Printz, and with music by Tommy Shepard, the work is a "futbol-framed freedom suite" inspired by Joseph's first-generation American experience, and it explores the intersection of global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy. Joseph will discuss the work with producer Cathy Zimmerman.   American Ballet Theatre Season Preview Sunday and Monday, October 8 and 9, 7:30 pm For over 75 years, ABT has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.   The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns Monday, October 16, 7:30 pm Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious. . . . a major event," Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name, is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party that guests cannot escape.Prior to the American premiere, Met Opera general manager Peter Gelb discusses the opera with Adès, and singers perform highlights.   Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm Go into the rehearsal studio with conductor Brad Lubman and Ensemble Signal as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall concert featuring music by Steve Reich. Preview the New York premiere of Runner and hear Pulse in raw form, without technical equipment or sound reinforcement. Between performances, Reich and Lubman discuss the works.   NEW COMMISSION Ryan McNamara and John Zorn Sunday and Monday, October 22 and 23, 7:30 pm See the premiere of a Works & Process commission for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater.Collaborating with a community of dancers and artists with whom he has worked for years, Ryan McNamara will create a performance set to Commedia dell'arte by composer John Zorn.   Tanaquil Le Clercq'sThe Ballet Cook Book:A 50th Anniversary Celebration Sunday and Monday, November 5 and 6, 7:30 pm In 1967 ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. Celebrating the book's 50th anniversary, dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts from roles originated by Ballet Cook Book contributors, and dance legends Jacques d'Amboise and Allegra Kent join food scholar Meryl Rosofsky and dancers Jared Angle and Adrian Danchig-Waring in a discussion of Le Clercq's artistic and culinary legacy.   In conjunction with this program, select dishes from The BalletCook Book will be served at The Wright restaurant. For reservations, call 212 427 5690 or visit opentable.com.   The Sarasota Ballet: Classical and New Voices Sunday, November 19, 3 and 7:30 pm American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and choreographerMarcelo Gomes, invited by director Iain Webb and executive director Joseph Volpe, recently performed with The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's rarely seen The Two Pigeons. After working with Gomes, Webb commissioned a new choreographic work from him. Exploring classical and new voices, Gomes performs highlights from The Two Pigeons and company dancers perform excerpts from the new commission prior to the premiere in Sarasota. WithWebb, Gomes shares insight into his creative process during the development of this new work.   Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2:30 and 4 pm December 8, 6:30 pm Isaac Mizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic as Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal and a cast performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave. FRONT ROW TICKETING: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   NEW COMMISSION Holiday Concert Sunday and Monday, December 17 and 18, 7 pm Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Nico Muhly in the museum's iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition. FLOOR SEATING: $40, $35 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members RAMP STANDING: $20, $15 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   Location:        Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street Subway: 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue   Tickets:           $40, $35 members (unless otherwise noted) $10 student rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID) Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts July 31, 2017, for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim members Associate level and above. Season tickets will be on sale August 7, 2017. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org. guggenheim.org/social #WorksandProcess   For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact:   Duke Dang, General Manager Works & Process at the Guggenheim 212 758 0024 ddang@worksandprocess.org   Michelle Tabnick, Publicist Works & Process at the Guggenheim 646 765 4773 michelle@michelletabnickpr.com   May Yeung, Publicist Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 212 423 3840 pressoffice@guggenheim.org
Sep-24-17 09:30 PM Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season Highlights: Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. The New York Times describes Works & Process as "a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process." Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.    Fall 2017 Season Schedule   WORKS & PROCESS ROTUNDA PROJECT Falls the Shadow by Daniil Simkin Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5, 8 and 9:30 pm Commissioned by Works & Process and created by AmericanBallet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin, Falls the Shadow is anew production featuring Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Ana Lopez from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and dancer Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; projection design by Dmitrij Simkin; and costume design by Dior. The performers' movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance.This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.   Leadership support for Works & Process Rotunda Projects provided by Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Caroline M. Sharp.   Daniil Simkin: Falls the Shadow lead support provided by Kerry Clayton andPaige Royer; Howard Paley; and Michèle and Steven Pesner.   WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.   Nico Muhly and the Countertenor Sunday, September 17, 7:30 pm Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor. A selection of these works will be performed alongside a preview of a new Works &Process commission. Inspired by theInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world, the commission is an extension of Lenka Clayton andJon Rubin's project . . . circle through New York, part of the GuggenheimSocial Practice initiative.   The Principles of Uncertainty by John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob'sPillow Dance and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen.   San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West by John Adams and Peter Sellars Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 7:30 pm Composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars discusstheir newest collaboration with San Francisco Opera GeneralDirector Matthew Shilvock. Sourced from historical writings aboutCalifornia's Gold Rush, the opera explores the dramatic and brutal stories of remarkable characters who are hoping to strike it rich andare quickly caught up in the optimism, greed, and prejudices of a rapidly changing world. Highlights are performed prior to the world premiere in San Francisco.   Lincoln Center Theater: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar and Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes discuss Akhtar's newest play before its New York premiere. Cast members perform highlights from the financial thriller, set in the hotbed of the 1980s, about RobertMerkin, the genius behind an upstart investment firm hell-bent on changing all the rules. Merkin sets in motion a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, everyone against themselves.   The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Sunday, October 1, 7:30 pm In conjunction with Joseph's project moving and passing, part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, highlights from /peh-LO-tah/will be performed prior to opening at the Brooklyn Academy ofMusic. Directed by Michael John Garcés, choreographed by Stacey Printz, and with music by Tommy Shepard, the work is a "futbol-framed freedom suite" inspired by Joseph's first-generation American experience, and it explores the intersection of global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy. Joseph will discuss the work with producer Cathy Zimmerman.   American Ballet Theatre Season Preview Sunday and Monday, October 8 and 9, 7:30 pm For over 75 years, ABT has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.   The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns Monday, October 16, 7:30 pm Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious. . . . a major event," Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name, is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party that guests cannot escape.Prior to the American premiere, Met Opera general manager Peter Gelb discusses the opera with Adès, and singers perform highlights.   Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm Go into the rehearsal studio with conductor Brad Lubman and Ensemble Signal as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall concert featuring music by Steve Reich. Preview the New York premiere of Runner and hear Pulse in raw form, without technical equipment or sound reinforcement. Between performances, Reich and Lubman discuss the works.   NEW COMMISSION Ryan McNamara and John Zorn Sunday and Monday, October 22 and 23, 7:30 pm See the premiere of a Works & Process commission for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater.Collaborating with a community of dancers and artists with whom he has worked for years, Ryan McNamara will create a performance set to Commedia dell'arte by composer John Zorn.   Tanaquil Le Clercq'sThe Ballet Cook Book:A 50th Anniversary Celebration Sunday and Monday, November 5 and 6, 7:30 pm In 1967 ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. Celebrating the book's 50th anniversary, dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts from roles originated by Ballet Cook Book contributors, and dance legends Jacques d'Amboise and Allegra Kent join food scholar Meryl Rosofsky and dancers Jared Angle and Adrian Danchig-Waring in a discussion of Le Clercq's artistic and culinary legacy.   In conjunction with this program, select dishes from The BalletCook Book will be served at The Wright restaurant. For reservations, call 212 427 5690 or visit opentable.com.   The Sarasota Ballet: Classical and New Voices Sunday, November 19, 3 and 7:30 pm American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and choreographerMarcelo Gomes, invited by director Iain Webb and executive director Joseph Volpe, recently performed with The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's rarely seen The Two Pigeons. After working with Gomes, Webb commissioned a new choreographic work from him. Exploring classical and new voices, Gomes performs highlights from The Two Pigeons and company dancers perform excerpts from the new commission prior to the premiere in Sarasota. WithWebb, Gomes shares insight into his creative process during the development of this new work.   Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2:30 and 4 pm December 8, 6:30 pm Isaac Mizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic as Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal and a cast performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave. FRONT ROW TICKETING: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   NEW COMMISSION Holiday Concert Sunday and Monday, December 17 and 18, 7 pm Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Nico Muhly in the museum's iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition. FLOOR SEATING: $40, $35 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members RAMP STANDING: $20, $15 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   Location:        Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street Subway: 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue   Tickets:           $40, $35 members (unless otherwise noted) $10 student rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID) Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts July 31, 2017, for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim members Associate level and above. Season tickets will be on sale August 7, 2017. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org. guggenheim.org/social #WorksandProcess   For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact:   Duke Dang, General Manager Works & Process at the Guggenheim 212 758 0024 ddang@worksandprocess.org   Michelle Tabnick, Publicist Works & Process at the Guggenheim 646 765 4773 michelle@michelletabnickpr.com   May Yeung, Publicist Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 212 423 3840 pressoffice@guggenheim.org
Sep-25-17 09:30 PM Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season Highlights: Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. The New York Times describes Works & Process as "a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process." Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.    Fall 2017 Season Schedule   WORKS & PROCESS ROTUNDA PROJECT Falls the Shadow by Daniil Simkin Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5, 8 and 9:30 pm Commissioned by Works & Process and created by AmericanBallet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin, Falls the Shadow is anew production featuring Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Ana Lopez from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and dancer Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; projection design by Dmitrij Simkin; and costume design by Dior. The performers' movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance.This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.   Leadership support for Works & Process Rotunda Projects provided by Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Caroline M. Sharp.   Daniil Simkin: Falls the Shadow lead support provided by Kerry Clayton andPaige Royer; Howard Paley; and Michèle and Steven Pesner.   WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.   Nico Muhly and the Countertenor Sunday, September 17, 7:30 pm Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor. A selection of these works will be performed alongside a preview of a new Works &Process commission. Inspired by theInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world, the commission is an extension of Lenka Clayton andJon Rubin's project . . . circle through New York, part of the GuggenheimSocial Practice initiative.   The Principles of Uncertainty by John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob'sPillow Dance and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen.   San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West by John Adams and Peter Sellars Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 7:30 pm Composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars discusstheir newest collaboration with San Francisco Opera GeneralDirector Matthew Shilvock. Sourced from historical writings aboutCalifornia's Gold Rush, the opera explores the dramatic and brutal stories of remarkable characters who are hoping to strike it rich andare quickly caught up in the optimism, greed, and prejudices of a rapidly changing world. Highlights are performed prior to the world premiere in San Francisco.   Lincoln Center Theater: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar and Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes discuss Akhtar's newest play before its New York premiere. Cast members perform highlights from the financial thriller, set in the hotbed of the 1980s, about RobertMerkin, the genius behind an upstart investment firm hell-bent on changing all the rules. Merkin sets in motion a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, everyone against themselves.   The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Sunday, October 1, 7:30 pm In conjunction with Joseph's project moving and passing, part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, highlights from /peh-LO-tah/will be performed prior to opening at the Brooklyn Academy ofMusic. Directed by Michael John Garcés, choreographed by Stacey Printz, and with music by Tommy Shepard, the work is a "futbol-framed freedom suite" inspired by Joseph's first-generation American experience, and it explores the intersection of global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy. Joseph will discuss the work with producer Cathy Zimmerman.   American Ballet Theatre Season Preview Sunday and Monday, October 8 and 9, 7:30 pm For over 75 years, ABT has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.   The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns Monday, October 16, 7:30 pm Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious. . . . a major event," Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name, is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party that guests cannot escape.Prior to the American premiere, Met Opera general manager Peter Gelb discusses the opera with Adès, and singers perform highlights.   Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm Go into the rehearsal studio with conductor Brad Lubman and Ensemble Signal as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall concert featuring music by Steve Reich. Preview the New York premiere of Runner and hear Pulse in raw form, without technical equipment or sound reinforcement. Between performances, Reich and Lubman discuss the works.   NEW COMMISSION Ryan McNamara and John Zorn Sunday and Monday, October 22 and 23, 7:30 pm See the premiere of a Works & Process commission for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater.Collaborating with a community of dancers and artists with whom he has worked for years, Ryan McNamara will create a performance set to Commedia dell'arte by composer John Zorn.   Tanaquil Le Clercq'sThe Ballet Cook Book:A 50th Anniversary Celebration Sunday and Monday, November 5 and 6, 7:30 pm In 1967 ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. Celebrating the book's 50th anniversary, dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts from roles originated by Ballet Cook Book contributors, and dance legends Jacques d'Amboise and Allegra Kent join food scholar Meryl Rosofsky and dancers Jared Angle and Adrian Danchig-Waring in a discussion of Le Clercq's artistic and culinary legacy.   In conjunction with this program, select dishes from The BalletCook Book will be served at The Wright restaurant. For reservations, call 212 427 5690 or visit opentable.com.   The Sarasota Ballet: Classical and New Voices Sunday, November 19, 3 and 7:30 pm American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and choreographerMarcelo Gomes, invited by director Iain Webb and executive director Joseph Volpe, recently performed with The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's rarely seen The Two Pigeons. After working with Gomes, Webb commissioned a new choreographic work from him. Exploring classical and new voices, Gomes performs highlights from The Two Pigeons and company dancers perform excerpts from the new commission prior to the premiere in Sarasota. WithWebb, Gomes shares insight into his creative process during the development of this new work.   Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2:30 and 4 pm December 8, 6:30 pm Isaac Mizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic as Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal and a cast performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave. FRONT ROW TICKETING: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   NEW COMMISSION Holiday Concert Sunday and Monday, December 17 and 18, 7 pm Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Nico Muhly in the museum's iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition. FLOOR SEATING: $40, $35 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members RAMP STANDING: $20, $15 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   Location:        Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street Subway: 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue   Tickets:           $40, $35 members (unless otherwise noted) $10 student rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID) Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts July 31, 2017, for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim members Associate level and above. Season tickets will be on sale August 7, 2017. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org. guggenheim.org/social #WorksandProcess   For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact:   Duke Dang, General Manager Works & Process at the Guggenheim 212 758 0024 ddang@worksandprocess.org   Michelle Tabnick, Publicist Works & Process at the Guggenheim 646 765 4773 michelle@michelletabnickpr.com   May Yeung, Publicist Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 212 423 3840 pressoffice@guggenheim.org
Sep-26-17 07:00 PM Vexations This durational concert, organized on the occasion of the exhibition Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897, presents Erik Satie’s Vexations (1893). Satie composed this iconic piece on the heels of breaking off his involvement with the Salon de la Rose+Croix. It is unknown whether Satie intended for the work to be played or if it were simply a sort of jest directed at the esoteric excesses of Joséphin Péladan, the founder of the Salon. But the unlikely piece attracted the attention of John Cage, who first staged it. Cage organized a concert in New York in 1963 featuring contemporary musicians such as John Cale, James Tenney, David Tudor, and Christian Wolff. Observing one of Satie’s “instructions” literally, the score was repeated 840 times (the performance lasted almost 19 hours), in an unprecedented serial undertaking that echoed the Minimalist and Conceptual concerns of the 1960s. More than 50 years later, the Guggenheim will once again present Vexations to a New York audience. The Guggenheim presentation will feature a roster of established and emerging pianists from both classical and avant-garde spheres, including Timo Andres, Philip Corner, Sylvie Courvoisier, Karl Larson, Anne Queffélec, Joshua Rifkin, and Margaret Leng Tan. A full list of performers and schedule will be announced in September. Image: FUTURISMUSIC, July 2014. Photo: Enid Alvarez © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Sep-26-17 09:30 PM Works & Process at the Guggenheim: Fall 2017 Season Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2017 Season Highlights: Works & Process Rotunda Project commission featuring American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin with costumes by Dior A new commission featuring Ryan McNamara and John Zorn A new commission by Nico Muhly inspired by the oldest song in the world Previews of new operas by John Adams and Peter Sellars, and Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns Performance and discussion celebrating Tanaquil Le Clercq's The Ballet Cook Book at 50 with a dinner featuring recipes from the book Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. The New York Times describes Works & Process as "a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process." Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.   Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.    Fall 2017 Season Schedule   WORKS & PROCESS ROTUNDA PROJECT Falls the Shadow by Daniil Simkin Monday and Tuesday, September 4 and 5, 8 and 9:30 pm Commissioned by Works & Process and created by AmericanBallet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Daniil Simkin, Falls the Shadow is anew production featuring Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary, Ana Lopez from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and dancer Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; projection design by Dmitrij Simkin; and costume design by Dior. The performers' movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance.This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program.   Leadership support for Works & Process Rotunda Projects provided by Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Caroline M. Sharp.   Daniil Simkin: Falls the Shadow lead support provided by Kerry Clayton andPaige Royer; Howard Paley; and Michèle and Steven Pesner.   WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.   Nico Muhly and the Countertenor Sunday, September 17, 7:30 pm Composer Nico Muhly discusses his music for countertenor. A selection of these works will be performed alongside a preview of a new Works &Process commission. Inspired by theInstitute for the Study of the Ancient World's interpretation of the oldest song in the world, the commission is an extension of Lenka Clayton andJon Rubin's project . . . circle through New York, part of the GuggenheimSocial Practice initiative.   The Principles of Uncertainty by John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalman discuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob'sPillow Dance and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen.   San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West by John Adams and Peter Sellars Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 7:30 pm Composer John Adams and librettist/director Peter Sellars discusstheir newest collaboration with San Francisco Opera GeneralDirector Matthew Shilvock. Sourced from historical writings aboutCalifornia's Gold Rush, the opera explores the dramatic and brutal stories of remarkable characters who are hoping to strike it rich andare quickly caught up in the optimism, greed, and prejudices of a rapidly changing world. Highlights are performed prior to the world premiere in San Francisco.   Lincoln Center Theater: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Saturday, September 23, 7:30 pm Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar and Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes discuss Akhtar's newest play before its New York premiere. Cast members perform highlights from the financial thriller, set in the hotbed of the 1980s, about RobertMerkin, the genius behind an upstart investment firm hell-bent on changing all the rules. Merkin sets in motion a financial civil war, pitting magnates against workers, lawyers against journalists, and ultimately, everyone against themselves.   The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Sunday, October 1, 7:30 pm In conjunction with Joseph's project moving and passing, part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, highlights from /peh-LO-tah/will be performed prior to opening at the Brooklyn Academy ofMusic. Directed by Michael John Garcés, choreographed by Stacey Printz, and with music by Tommy Shepard, the work is a "futbol-framed freedom suite" inspired by Joseph's first-generation American experience, and it explores the intersection of global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy. Joseph will discuss the work with producer Cathy Zimmerman.   American Ballet Theatre Season Preview Sunday and Monday, October 8 and 9, 7:30 pm For over 75 years, ABT has been home to the most important figures in classical ballet. Join the company for an evening of discussion and dance as highlights of new commissions from the fall 2017 season are performed prior to their premieres.   The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns Monday, October 16, 7:30 pm Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as "inventive and audacious. . . . a major event," Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name, is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party that guests cannot escape.Prior to the American premiere, Met Opera general manager Peter Gelb discusses the opera with Adès, and singers perform highlights.   Open Rehearsal: Steve Reich and Ensemble Signal Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 pm Go into the rehearsal studio with conductor Brad Lubman and Ensemble Signal as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall concert featuring music by Steve Reich. Preview the New York premiere of Runner and hear Pulse in raw form, without technical equipment or sound reinforcement. Between performances, Reich and Lubman discuss the works.   NEW COMMISSION Ryan McNamara and John Zorn Sunday and Monday, October 22 and 23, 7:30 pm See the premiere of a Works & Process commission for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater.Collaborating with a community of dancers and artists with whom he has worked for years, Ryan McNamara will create a performance set to Commedia dell'arte by composer John Zorn.   Tanaquil Le Clercq'sThe Ballet Cook Book:A 50th Anniversary Celebration Sunday and Monday, November 5 and 6, 7:30 pm In 1967 ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. Celebrating the book's 50th anniversary, dancers from New York City Ballet perform excerpts from roles originated by Ballet Cook Book contributors, and dance legends Jacques d'Amboise and Allegra Kent join food scholar Meryl Rosofsky and dancers Jared Angle and Adrian Danchig-Waring in a discussion of Le Clercq's artistic and culinary legacy.   In conjunction with this program, select dishes from The BalletCook Book will be served at The Wright restaurant. For reservations, call 212 427 5690 or visit opentable.com.   The Sarasota Ballet: Classical and New Voices Sunday, November 19, 3 and 7:30 pm American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer and choreographerMarcelo Gomes, invited by director Iain Webb and executive director Joseph Volpe, recently performed with The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Frederick Ashton's rarely seen The Two Pigeons. After working with Gomes, Webb commissioned a new choreographic work from him. Exploring classical and new voices, Gomes performs highlights from The Two Pigeons and company dancers perform excerpts from the new commission prior to the premiere in Sarasota. WithWebb, Gomes shares insight into his creative process during the development of this new work.   Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2:30 and 4 pm December 8, 6:30 pm Isaac Mizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic as Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal and a cast performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th St and 5th Ave. FRONT ROW TICKETING: $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   NEW COMMISSION Holiday Concert Sunday and Monday, December 17 and 18, 7 pm Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music and a new Works & Process commission by composer Nico Muhly in the museum's iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition. FLOOR SEATING: $40, $35 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members RAMP STANDING: $20, $15 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members   Location:        Peter B. Lewis Theater (unless otherwise noted) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street Subway: 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue   Tickets:           $40, $35 members (unless otherwise noted) $10 student rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID) Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts July 31, 2017, for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim members Associate level and above. Season tickets will be on sale August 7, 2017. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org. guggenheim.org/social #WorksandProcess   For more information, press tickets, and photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact:   Duke Dang, General Manager Works & Process at the Guggenheim 212 758 0024 ddang@worksandprocess.org   Michelle Tabnick, Publicist Works & Process at the Guggenheim 646 765 4773 michelle@michelletabnickpr.com   May Yeung, Publicist Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 212 423 3840 pressoffice@guggenheim.org
Sep-27-17 01:00 PM Vexations This durational concert, organized on the occasion of the exhibition Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897, presents Erik Satie’s Vexations (1893). Satie composed this iconic piece on the heels of breaking off his involvement with the Salon de la Rose+Croix. It is unknown whether Satie intended for the work to be played or if it were simply a sort of jest directed at the esoteric excesses of Joséphin Péladan, the founder of the Salon. But the unlikely piece attracted the attention of John Cage, who first staged it. Cage organized a concert in New York in 1963 featuring contemporary musicians such as John Cale, James Tenney, David Tudor, and Christian Wolff. Observing one of Satie’s “instructions” literally, the score was repeated 840 times (the performance lasted almost 19 hours), in an unprecedented serial undertaking that echoed the Minimalist and Conceptual concerns of the 1960s. More than 50 years later, the Guggenheim will once again present Vexations to a New York audience. The Guggenheim presentation will feature a roster of established and emerging pianists from both classical and avant-garde spheres, including Timo Andres, Philip Corner, Sylvie Courvoisier, Karl Larson, Anne Queffélec, Joshua Rifkin, and Margaret Leng Tan. A full list of performers and schedule will be announced in September. $15, $12 members, $10 students. Advance tickets recommended. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/event/vexations. Image: FUTURISMUSIC, July 2014. Photo: Enid Alvarez © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation