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All events, things to do on December 6, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Workshop |
Hot HIIT is a training system that combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), muscle toning and cardio in a heated room. This practice promotes long, lean mus­cle mass while burning fat, with rapid results. It strengthens your core, improves cir­cu­la­tion, and increases flex­i­bil­ity. The 60-minute class is per­formed on a yoga mat. All movements are low impact, which protects your joints and mus­cles from the pound­ing of other exer­cises like run­ning and jumping. It is a full body workout paired with upbeat music. You will gain health and flexibility and train your muscles to work together. Consistent practice will lead to good posture and strength throughout your body. PLEASE NOTE: Please arrive at least 15 min early Wear something you feel comfortable sweating in Arrive well hydrated, bring water or purchase at the studio Bring your own lock or purchase for $5 at the studio
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Winter Wellness Wednesday: Hot HIIT Workshop
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Barry's Bootcamp offers the perfect combination of cardio and strengthening in a one-hour High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout. HIIT combines high-energy bursts of activity with short periods of low-energy activity. The class is broken down into equal parts cardio runs on Woodway treadmills and floor exercise, which incorporates weight training and resistance work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:20 am
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Workshops, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Winter Wellness Wednesday: Cardio and Strengthening
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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City Walks, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Tours, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
Park Walk |
Once described as the lungs of the city, Central Park brings a breath of fresh air to New York's crowded urban terrain. What started out as the rocky and desolate northern fringes of a rapidly expanding city is today among the world's most famous and beloved public parks. With over 843 acres of meadows, hills, ball fields and bodies of water, it's impossible not to find something to enjoy in Central Park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Park Walks, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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9:45 am
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Tours, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.
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9:45 am
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Tours, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Harlem Tour
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Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:45 am
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Tours, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
Lecture |
Speaker Emily Erikson conducts research in the fields of social networks, comparative historical sociology, organizations, theory, and economic sociology. Her focus is on the role of social networks in historical and cultural change. Her book, Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, (Princeton University Press, 2014) examines the impact of social networks on the fortunes of the English East India Company and by extension the relationship between Britain and Asia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lectures, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Cultural Holes and the Production of Economic Thought
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 12, 2017 to May 23, 2018.
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Bach at Noon
Classical Music |
PROGRAM: Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 B Major Piazzolla Invierno Porteno Piano Trio Featuring HANNAH KO, JAMES YANG, DANNY KIM, piano trio
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Concerts, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Piano Trio Works by Brahms, Piazzolla
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
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1:00 pm
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Tours, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
Tour |
Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Midtown Manhattan Tour
Workshop |
Learn how to get started using the genealogy research methods and resources related to ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries, in addition to some of the introductory resources for historical U.S. maritime research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Genealogy Essentials: Ship Passenger Lists and Maritime Research
Screening |
AC4 will screen a summary clip of the award-winning documentary Disturbing the Peace, followed by a facilitated discussion with two former combatants, an Israeli and a Palestinian, who have come together to work toward peace and justice. The film follows former enemy combatants from both sides of the divide, chronicling their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed conflict into nonviolent peace activists. Both the film and guest presenters will speak on behalf of the work of Combatants for Peace, an egalitarian, bi-national, grassroots organization that was founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. Combatants for Peace is one of a handful of organizations, worldwide, in which former fighters on both sides of an active conflict have laid down their weapons and chosen to work together.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Screenings, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Perspectives on Peace Presents: Beyond Combat
Conference |
Roundtable: 3 - 5:30pm "Revisiting Poppea: Luciano Berio's Monteverdi," for the inauguration of the Berio exhibition from the Sacher Foundation, speakers include: Mauro Calcagno (UPenn), Giuseppe Gerbino (Columbia U.), Christoph Neidhofer (McGill U.), Thomas Peattie (U. of Mississippi; Academy Fellow). Opening Reception for the Exhibition: 5:30 - 7pm "A Philology of the Future: Berio and L'incoronazione di Poppea," the first showing of previously unexplored archival documents related to Berio's 2003 unfinished "re-visitation" of Monteverdi's 1643 opera L'incoronazione di Poppea for the Los Angeles opera, now preserved at the Sacher Foundation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Conferences, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Monteverdi at 450: Experiments in Sound, Image, and Movement
Book Discussion |
Discuss Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Book Discussions, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Riverside Book Club
Workshop |
With Bill Zavatsky. No experience necessary. Just bring your pen or pencil, and your love for poetry.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Workshops, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Poetry Workshop
Master Class |
Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician with several prizes to his credit. In 1997 he captured the prestigious first prize of the 15th Guitar Foundation of America International Competition and Convention awarding him tour of the United States and Canada with more than sixty concerts and master classes. In between his North American tour that year, he gave several concerts in France where his performances were broadcast live on
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Judicaël Perroy, Award-Winning Guitarist
Concert |
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Jazz Arts Combo Festival 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Bradley Parrimore, viola
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Student Recitals
Book Reading |
Join fashion designer Catherine Malandrino and Director Valerie Steele as they discuss Malandrino’s new book, Une Femme Française, in which this Frenchwoman who has lived and worked in the United States for twenty years reveals to an American audience secrets of the nonchalant style and grace of French women. A book signing will follow the presentation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Catherine Malandrino discusses her book Une Femme Française
Discussion |
In October 1997, after four years fighting for federal government support of art in America, Jane Alexander resigned as chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts. During her four-year term, as fierce critics worked to eliminate her agency, Alexander tirelessly championed the NEA’s cause through congressional hearings, television interviews, and appearances in communities across the United States. Twenty years later, the NEA is threatened again. Now untethered by office or protocol, Tony Award winning actress and author Jane Alexander comes to the library to respond again to the enemies of the NEA. For this unconventional and timely interview, each question is composed from exactly quoted statements by Jesse Helms, Dick Armey, Newt Gingrich and other conservative culture warriors of the 1990s.
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Revise and Extend: Jane Alexander for Arts in America
Workshop |
Tax reform can mean many things and frequently the headlines and articles don't tell the whole story. They certainly don't give you enough information to understand the potential impact on the taxes you might have to pay.    Speaker Daniel Olson parses through the fog of words, guides you through the tax reform debate, and provides information you can use to plan for 2017 and 2018 taxes.     
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Tax Planning In a Time of Tax Reform
Film |
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives. Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. 108 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Richard Brooks' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958): Tennessee Williams Drama
Concert |
Adam Rothenberg, Collaborative Piano  6:00PM American Brass Quintet Seminar Recital  6:00PM Brofsky Cello Studio Recital  8:00PM
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Student Recitals
Festival |
The Rob Susman Brass Quartet and children and grown-ups alike will sing holiday songs. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings. Santa Claus himself has promised to appear, candy canes in hand, and lead the children in the illumination countdown. The Washington Square Association provides songbooks.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Festivals, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Washington Square Tree Lighting
Discussion |
The Trump Administration’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in early September has put the nearly one million DACA recipients and their families at risk. Join us for a panel exploring the future of DACA, policy-actions taken by cities and activists, and the potential impact on immigrant communities. New York City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito will give a keynote address, followed by a panel including Van Tran, Professor of Sociology at Columbia University; Elora Mukherjee, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, and Director of the Immigrants' Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School; and Charlotte Gossett, Senior Manager of Member Engagement at New York Immigration Coalition. The panel will be moderated by Professor Ester R. Fuchs, Director of the Urban and Social Policy Program at the School of International and Public Affairs. A reception to follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Discussions, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, The Future of DACA
Film |
Transgender Life in Slovenia, which won the Audience Award for Best Film at the 2016 Ljubljana International LGBT Film Festival, provides insight into the challenges that face transgender citizens of the Republic of Slovenia and offers a touching and engaging view into their daily lives and struggles.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Michelle Emson's Transgender Life in Slovenia (2016): Award-Winning Documentary
Discussion |
Artist David Thomson, in discussion with Okwui Okpokwasili, connects his work in Poet/theater artist and musician Sekou Sundiata’s 51st (dream) state to his current performance research project, he his own mythical beast. Examining the unique structures of engagement and research used by each artist to investigate the ongoing questions, mythologies and contradictions of identity, citizenship, race, aesthetic neutrality and humanity in American culture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussions, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Dance and Discussion: David Thomson and Okwui Okpokwasili
Film |
Stars: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz, Ruben Niborski. Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood. 82 min. In Yiddish with English subtitles.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Joshua Z Weinstein's Menashe (2017): Custody Battle in Hasidic Community
Book Reading |
Though our world is infatuated with celebrities, the notion has much older roots. Antoine Lilti argues that the mechanisms of celebrity were developed in Europe during the Enlightenment, well before films, yellow journalism, and television, and then flourished during the Romantic period on both sides of the Atlantic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Readings, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Antoine Lilti discusses his book The Invention of Celebrity
Tour |
It's time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all our on our New York Holiday Lights Tour. Experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer. Take advantage of the subway to beat the street traffic, keep warm and catch some underground holiday music. Learn about the artists and backgrounds to these wonderful displays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Holiday Lights Tour
Play |
The Mobile Unit celebrates the 60th anniversary of its inaugural tour in 1957 which began with a production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Joseph Papp.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Plays, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, The Winter's Tale: Shakespeare Comedy Presented by the Public Theater's Mobile Unit
Book Reading |
The legendary whistleblower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, presents an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that---chillingly---continues to this day. In The Doomsday Machine, former high-level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg offers feasible steps we can take to dismantle the existing protocols and avoid nuclear catastrophe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Book Readings, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Daniel Ellsberg discusses his book The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
Book Reading |
Embark on a journey where actors, stationed throughout the first three floors of the Gilded Age Townhouse, will read excerpts from the five nominated titles of the Albertine Prize 2018. A cocktail reception will conclude the evening. The Albertine Prize is an annual reader’s choice award for best French fiction in English co-presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Van Cleef and Arpels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Albertine Prize Launch Party
Discussion |
Music of the Americas presents an evening of composer dialogues, featuring Zosha Di Castri, Pauchi Sasaki, and Miguel Zenón, in collaboration with Composers Now, hosted by Tania León.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Composers Now: Dialogues
Play |
The Seagull is one of the great plays about writing. It superbly captures the struggle for new forms, the frustrations and fulfillment of putting words on a page and on a stage. It is a play about love, theater and disappointment. Chekhov, in his first major play, stages a vital argument about the theatre that still resonates today.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Plays, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, The Seagull: Chekhov's Statement on Theater
Reading |
Adults reveal stories about their lives by sharing their most mortifying childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, home movies…) in front of complete strangers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Readings, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Mortified: Curated Storytime for Grown-Ups
Master Class |
Since joining the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1981, Steve Norrell has played on six Grammy award-winning recordings with Maestro James Levine and well over 100 live telecasts. Other conductors have included Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber, Sir Georg Solti, and Ricardo Muti. Mr. Norrell has performed on 211 consecutive Ring Cycle opera performances, beginning in 1981, including 100 performances of Die Walküre. He has also toured and performed with the New York Philharmonic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Faculty Recital: Steve Norrell, Bass Trombone
Concert |
The Japanese Gagaku/Hogaku Program, a unique offering, is a joint initiative of the Department of Music, the Music Performance Program, the Center for Ethnomusicology, and the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies at Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Hogaku Gagaku: Japanese Music
Classical Music |
This recital is presented by Yifan Guo, composer, a student of Huang Ruo at Mannes School of Music in the Bachelor of Music program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Student Composer Recital
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Program: Gideon Kim: Angry Birds (2017, world premiere) Kari Besharse: Verklingend (2017, world premiere) Kyong Mee Choi: Moment (2017, world premiere) Timothy Johnson: Efflorescence (2017, world premiere) Moon Young Ha: new work (2017, world premiere) "New Music + Haegeum (Korean Traditional Instrument)" is a project that five early-to-mid career composers (Kari Besharse, Kyong Mee Choi, Timothy Ernest Johnson, Gideon Gee-Bum Kim and Moon Young Ha) will write new pieces for Korean folk instruments and a traditional Western ensemble in a contemporary style. Performed by Soo Yeon Lyuh (Haegeum) + ensemble mise-en
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, New Music + Haegeum (Korean Traditional Instrument)
Classical Music |
Curated by Eteri Andjaparidze, Artist Faculty.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, December 06, 2017, 12/06/2017, Seasons on the Keys: Tchaikovsky and Ryabov
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