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Alla Francesca, the ensemble in residence at the Musée National du Moyen Âge in Paris (Musée de Cluny), performs a program centering on the work of Thibaut de Champagne, one of the great lyric poets of the thirteenth century. This concert is presented in front of the Museum's Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche in the Medieval Sculpture Hall. The exhibit of the crèche is made possible by gifts to The Christmas Tree Fund and the Loretta Hines Howard Fund. This concert is supported in part by Thurmond Smithgall.
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December 13, 2012 Thursday 6:00 PM Paul Hall (The Juilliard School) 155 W 65th St New York, New York 10023 Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano Department perform vocal repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts FREE concert; no tickets required
December 13, 2012 Thursday 8:00 PM Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater The Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St., Third Floor New York, New York 10023 Mark Shapiro, conductor John Giampietro, director BRITTEN Curlew River Members of the Juilliard Orchestra Chorus of Juilliard singers Featuring Kyle Bielfield as the Madwoman, Tobias Greenhalgh as the Ferryman, Emmett O'Hanlon as the Traveller, Ying Fang as the Spirit of the Boy, and Davone Tines as the Leader of the Pilgrims VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Riders to the Sea Adam Nielsen, piano Chorus of Juilliard singers Featuring Lacey Jo Benter as Maurya, Emmett O'Hanlon as Bartley, Simone Easthope as Cathleen, Laura Mixter as Nora, and Kara Sainz as A Woman Juilliard Opera explores the bonds between mothers and sons through the production of two British one-act operas--Benjamin Britten's Curlew River and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea. Based on Motomasa's Japanese musical drama Sumidagawa and translated to a Christian parable by librettist William Plomer, Curlew River tells the tale of a woman searching for her missing son. Premiered in 1937 and inspired by Irish playwright John Millington Synge's tragedy of the same name, Riders to the Sea examines an elderly woman's fears of losing her remaining sea-faring sons Very limited seating FREE tickets available 12/3
December 13, 2012 Thursday 8:00 PM Alice Tully Hall Lincoln Center Matthew Lipman, viola WALTON Viola Concerto MAHLER Symphony No. 1 Acclaimed British conductor Edward Gardner leads the Juilliard Orchestra in a program featuring William Walton's virtuosic Viola Concerto and Gustav Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 1, often referred to as Titan, as it is scored for 100 musicians FREE tickets available 11/29
December 13, 2012 8 p.m. Peter Jay Sharp Theater 155 W 65th Street New York, New York New Dances: Edition 2012 brings together four of today's notable choreographers, assigned to create world-premiere commissions for each class in The Juilliard School's Dance Division Choreographers: Camille A. Brown: Freshmen Emery LeCrone: Sophomores Susan Shields: Juniors Jarek Cemerek: Seniors Queens native Camille A. Brown is the artistic director of her own company, and was chosen by Robert Battle of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to choreograph students in their training program last season. Choreographer Emery LeCrone was recently honored by an inaugural New York City Center fellowship for choreographic research. Susan Shields is a principal dancer from the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and current professor at George Mason University. Up-and-coming Czech choreographer Jarek Cemerek currently teaches at the Palucca Schule in Dresden, Germany, and his work with the BalletBoyz in London last season was praised by The Arts Desk as "a pulsing, driving, compellingly theatrical event, lit with noir-ish style and ferocity" FREE tickets available 11/28
In an annual New York City holiday tradition, renowned saxophonist, composer and bandleader Paul Winter will present the 33rd annual Winter Solstice Celebration concert on Thursday, December 13 at 8:00 PM; Friday, December 14 at 8:00 PM; and Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, Manhattan. Presented in the world’s largest Gothic cathedral in honor of the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice Concert will offer a theatrical and musical experience featuring more than forty performers. The Paul Winter Consort will be joined by special guests Paul McCandless on oboe and English horn; Eugene Friesen on cello; Paul Sullivan on keyboards; Jamey Haddad on drums; Eliot Wadopian on bass; Tim Brumfield on pipe organ; renowned African griot singer Abdoulaye Diabate; vocalist Theresa Thomason; and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. The newly reunited Paul Winter Sextet, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their performance at the White House, the first ever by a jazz group, will also perform. General Admission tickets are available for $35 and $50 and Reserved Seating is available for $80. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/WinterSolsticeConcert2012.html. DATE: Thursday, December 13 – 8:00 PM Friday, December 14 – 8:00 PM Saturday, December 15 – 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM WHERE: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street) Manhattan COST: General Admission: $35 and $50 Reserved Seating: $80
Nudes: New Work by Ilene Vultaggio Opening Night Reception at Tria Gallery – December 13 First Exhibition of the Work of Ilene Vultaggio, Creator of Iconic Designs for AriZona Beverage Company Nudes: New Work by Ilene Vultaggio, the first exhibition of Vultaggio’s never-before-seen drawings, will be on view in a pop-up show from December 13, 2012 through January 5, 2013. The opening night reception will take place on Thursday, December 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Tria Gallery (525 West 25th Street, Ground Floor #5) Ilene Vultaggio has been a working artist for over 30 years but has never exhibited publicly. She is best known as the creator of the first eye-catching designs that would shape the AriZona Beverage Company brand twenty years ago– from the company logo to the cherry blossoms on AriZona’s Green Tea bottle. While these designs are globally recognizable, this exhibition brings to light Vultaggio’s private art practice for the first time. The exhibition includes approximately 30 works focusing on the male and female nude, in various poses. All are pastel and charcoal on paper. DATE: Thursday, December 13 TIME: 6:00PM -8:00 PM PLACE: Tria Gallery 531 West 25th Street Ground Floor Number 5 New York City
Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on by professional comedians in the crowd! Tickets are $5 and there is no drink minimum. More information at: http://www.dst3k.com
Calling all animal lovers: Pet-Rox is presenting its sixth annual fundraising concert on December 13 at 9:30 p.m. at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street. The concert will raise money for animal charities.