April 2017 Classical Music: Two Pianos Concert at Carnegie Hall

April 2017 Classical Music: Two Pianos Concert at Carnegie Hall 

Leif Ove Andsnes / Marc-Andre Hamelin 

April 2017 Classical Music: Two Pianos Concert at Carnegie Hall
Leif Ove Andsnes, Marc-Andre Hamelin / image source carnegiehall.org

This concert with two greatest pianists sharing a stage at Carnegie Hall promises to be an event to remember. The concert is part of the spring tour program performed in Europe and the United States. In keeping with spring celebration, the program very appropriately features Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”, as well as the music of Mozart and Debussy.

Leif Ove Andsnes , a Norwegian pianist who was inducted to the Gramophone Hall of Fame in 2013, is a master in delivering what the New York Times calls a difficult and beautiful recital program. Marc-Andre Hamelin whose fame growth with each performance, is not only a brilliant pianist, but is a well known composer. Its extremely fascinating to hear music by the composer himself, which Mr. Hamelin sometimes includes in the encore at his concerts.

The tickets can be booked here.       Performance date: April 28, 2017

 

Venue: Carnegie Hall, 57th Street, NY      Directions to Carnegie Hall

 

April 2017 Dance Performance in NYC: Tango Lovers at Symphony Space

April 2017 Dance Performance in NYC: Tango Lovers at Symphony Space

Sensuous and dynamic tango history through dance and music

Contributed by Rita Shpilsky

April 2017 Dance Performance in NYC: Tango Lovers at Symphony Space
From the performance / image source symphonyspace.org

Hot, passionate, romantic story of love, lust and history told by amazing group of  dancers using tango symbiotically interlocked with beautiful music as their way of communicating right to the souls of the spectators. If this was the only thing we produced to communicate with aliens, so they can understand us, people of Earth, that would be enough to show what we humans are about.

The show was awarded Latin ACE 2015 “The Best Musical Show of the Year”.  It tells the history of tango starting with its golden age in Buenos Aires all the way to nowadays. The audience gets a chance to experience the progression of time and norms through the passionate movements and familiar music.  Find out more about the show and tickets here.

 

 

 

Venue: Symphony Space, NY                                    Date: April 6, 2017

April – July 2017 Art Event in NYC: “Age of Empires” Exhibition at the Met Museum

April – July 2017 Art Event in NYC: Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties at the Met Museum  

April - July 2017 Art Event NYC: Age of Empires: Chinese Art of Qin and Han Dynasties at the Met Museum
Terracotta Warriors

Organized in collaboration with 32 cultural institutions from China, the Age of Emrires exhibition at the Met Museum covers the epic period in Chinese history. The Qin (221–206 B.C.) and Han (206 B.C.–A.D. 220) dynasties’ rulings brought in a long period of stability and fostered a “golden age” in Chinese history. Scholars ascribe the Chinese identity as we know it today to be rooted in that period of 221 B.C. – A.D. 220. The significance of Qin and Han empires’ period resembles Greco-Roman era in the West.

The exhibition includes more than 160 artifacts and features a Terracotta Warrior and other examples of ancient sculptures as well as ritual vessels, musical instruments, lacquerware, and silk textiles. It is organized into 3 sections in chronological progression. A review of the upcoming exhibition in the ArtNet News quotes Met’s outgoing director Thomas Campbell calling the show “the largest and most important display of Chinese art in the US”.

You can find more at the Met Museum site.

Venue: Metropolitan Museum, Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street     Time: April 3 – July 16, 2017

February – May 2017 Art Event in NYC: The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers

February – May 2017 Art Event in NYC: The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers at the Met Museum

February - May 2017 Art Event in NYC: The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers
Hercules Segers, Mountain Valley with Fenced Fields, c. 1615-1630, etching, ink

The mystery of a faraway land, the beauty of new space, the expectation of secrets, the passing of time…. All of it is on full view at the Met exhibition of Hercules Segers, 17th century Dutch Golden Age master known for his prints, etchings and oil paintings. This is the first exhibition for Segers in the USA. Not many details of the artist’s life is known to us now but from what we do know he was well regarded by his contemporaries. He brought in pioneering techniques to printmaking by mixing colors, mediums and textures. At his time in the first half of 17th century his methods were fresh and groundbreaking like the impressionism at its time. Add to it an assumption that the artists had never traveled farther than between Haarlem, where he was born, and Amsterdam in the Low Countries but filled his work with mountainous views, and the mystery surrounding the master persists. The New York Times calls the exhibition mesmerizing and the New York Review of Books notes that “an air of unreality hangs over” Segers’s paintings. 

Venue: The Met Museum on Fifth Avenue        Time: till May 21, 2017

March 2017 Art Event: Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection at MoMa

March 2017 Art Event: Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection at MoMa

March 2017 Art Event: Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection at MoMa
Unfinished Conversations: From MoMa’s Collection

“Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection brings together works by more than a dozen artists, made in the past decade and recently acquired by The Museum of Modern Art. The artists that make up this intergenerational selection address current anxiety and unrest around the world and offer critical reflections on our present moment. The exhibition considers the intertwining […]

via Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection at The Museum of Modern Art, March 19 – July 30, 2017 — Arts Summary

Current affairs, personal motives, burdens of history, growing pains. Its all there at the Unfinished Conversations exhibition at MoMa. The show includes the works made and acquired by the museum in the past 10 years. The artists rosters covers all corners of the globe presenting diverse and critical perspective of the world around us.

Plan your visit

Venue: Museum of Modern Art, 53rd Street            Dates: July 30, 2017