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free events nyc Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
free events nyc The Complete Bach Sonatas
free events nyc Quincy Troupe, Award-Winning Poet and Journalist
free events nyc Unrequited Love: Chamber Music by Brahms
free events nyc Clyde Bruckman's The General (1926): Silent Film Classic
free events nyc TeRra Han Kayageum Recital: Traditional Korean Music
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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, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
Workshop |
Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
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Workshops, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Kundalini Yoga
Tour |
In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded. As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” Tours take place at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Tour of Gracie Mansion, Home of New York's Mayors
City Walk |
The former slum district of NYC’s Lower East Side is one of the most iconic and historically significant neighborhoods in the world. Even though times have changed, this one time immigrant haven still boasts the character and charm of yore — if you know where to look. This unique walking tour compares images and stories of yesterday with today and offers unparalleled insight into the evolution of a neighborhood now popular for its trendy boutiques, hotels and restaurants.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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City Walks, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Lower East Side Walking Tour
Author Reading |
Although sanctions have increasingly been used as a foreign policy tool, they are ineffective if executed without a clear strategy that is responsive to the nature and changing behavior of the target. Richard Nephew offers a much-needed practical framework for planning and applying sanctions that focuses not just on the initial sanctions strategy but also, crucially, on how to calibrate along the way and how to decide when the sanctions have achieved maximum effectiveness.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Author Readings, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Richard Nephew discusses his book The Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Film |
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. 106 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Films, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017): Famous WW2 Rescue
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, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Bach at Noon
Lecture |
The Conflict, Security, and Development Series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches, and highlight recent innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict situations.  Lucia Nader, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, will discuss her research into how human rights work it must reconnect with the human aspect to maintain relevance and effectiveness in the future.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Lectures, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Rediscovering the Human in Human Rights and Democracy Practice
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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Workshop |
Take a mid-day pause to refresh your mind and re-establish your center in the midst of bustling city life. Meditation is a powerful tool to eliminate stress, to heal the body, mind, and brain, and to enhance your personal well-being and positive relationship with the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Lunchtime Meditation
Workshop |
Introduces basic investment terms and concepts such as risk and reward, IPO’s, p/e ratios, and relative p/e ratios. Ways to approach the investment decision and alternative stock investments such as mutual funds and ETF’s are discussed.
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1:15 pm
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Workshops, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Investing in Stocks: The Basics
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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2:00 pm
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Park Walks, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Central Park Tour - Lower Section
Workshop |
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, African-American Genealogy Part I: An Introduction
Workshop |
Here’s your chance to experience the ballerina in each of us. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You’ll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun.  Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary.   About the instructor: Jennifer Grambs, trained in both ballet and exercise for older adults, will show you how ballet helps us feel fit, not only in class, but everyday as we travel the sidewalks of New York City.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
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Vicki Fillet introduces you to Health Savings Accounts, how they work, the pros and cons of high deductible medical insurance, the benefits of an HSA while working and once retired, and how an HSA can resemble an IRA for medical care. Rick Konrad discusses the benefits of investing HSA savings versus placing them in a low yield money market fund and investing fundamentals.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Health Savings Accounts: Stealth IRAs
Book Discussion |
Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee When legendary soprano and sensation of the Paris Opera, Lilliet Berne, is offered an original role, she realizes with alarm that the libretto is based on a hidden piece of her past. Only four could have betrayed her. As she mines her memories for clues, she recalls her life as an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept up into the glitzy, gritty world of Second Empire Paris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Book Discussions, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Midtown Book Discussion Group
Opening Reception |
Parlá is known for his paintings and sculptural works that examine the concept of place. Using the backdrop of world cities, the work explores the accumulated history of urban environments, capturing the essence of a place at the brief moment between past and future. In this group of new paintings Parlá abandons the concept of a specific place to explore a generic urbanism reflecting the turbulence of political situations around the world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
$5
Opening Receptions, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, José Parlá: No Space / Non Place
Discussion |
Italian Renaissance painting, almost more than anything else Freud experienced in his daily life, brought on some of his most intense personal reactions. This event will focus on Freud's letters and little-known reflections on art he saw in the early years of his life, more than his better-known psychoanalytic approach to the lives and work of Leonardo Da Vinci and others. In particular, the discussants will evoke pictures by Titian, Botticelli, and Luca Signorelli, all of which deeply moved Freud, as well as his analysis of the Hans Holbein painting he saw in Dresden. They will also take a look at Meyer Shapiro’s views on Freud’s experience of, and writing about, art. With: Kent Minturn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, Institute of Fine Arts Nicholas Fox Weber, Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Moderated by Pepe Karmel, Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art History
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Freud’s Trip to Orvieto
Forum |
Sustainability is now widely recognized as an essential component for development in China, with the Chinese government setting ambitious environmental and social targets. However, the sheer pace of China’s economic growth makes establishing a sustainable development strategy a difficult task that requires purposeful decentralized action. This event will explore the importance of a standardized system to assess sustainability at the local level. It will present and discuss the recently launched China Sustainable Development Indicator System, an annual ranking of the sustainability performance of Chinese cities and provinces created jointly by the Earth Institute’s Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management and Beijing-based China Center for International Economic Exchanges. The event will introduce the ranking and explore the value of measuring a broad but transparent set of sustainability indicators to encourage cities and provinces to begin a race to the top in environmental quality. The panelists will discuss how such systems can complement policymaking in China's local administrative system, the balance between the state and the private sector as well as sustainable development in China more broadly. Introductory Remarks: • Steve Cohen, Executive Director, Earth Institute Moderator: • Satyajit Bose, Lecturer and Associate Director of the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management Panelists: • Weiping Wu, Professor and Director, Urban Planning Program, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation • Jonathan Krane, Founder and CEO of KraneShares • Dong Guo, Associate Research Scholar and Director of the Earth Institute China Initiative The panel will be followed by a reception with wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Forums, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Sustainability Measurement in China: Fostering a Race to the Top
Lecture |
Three-quarters of the monumental work of the Roman historian Livy (59 B.C.-A.D.17) is lost. The single most important source to enable us to reconstruct the contents of the missing volumes is a summary known as the Periochae, composed in (probably) the 4th century A.D. This summary, reducing each volume of Livy to a single paragraph, appears on its surface a mechanical exercise. However, this lecture will show that a comparison of the Periochae of the surviving books with Livy’s original work reveals many subtle alterations and distortions, which reflect a distinctive historical outlook on the part of the summarizer. Armed with this knowledge of the summarizer’s techniques, we gain a clearer picture of the missing books for which the Periochae provides us with our primary evidence, and can refine our knowledge of the events of Roman history that Livy described in the books now lost. Lecturer David Levene is Professor in the Department of Classics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Lectures, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Cutting Rome Down to Size: The Gentle Art of the Historical Summary
Classical Music |
Students of Lewis Kaplan perform the complete Six Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
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Concerts, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, The Complete Bach Sonatas
Book Discussion |
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:15 pm
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Book Discussions, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Classic Book Discussion
Talk |
Quincy Troupe is an awarding-winning poet, editor, biographer, journalist, performance artist, and professor emeritus. He will discuss his vast archive reflective of his close friendships with luminary figures and in his work--Miles and Me and James Baldwin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations. Troupe will be in conversation with Farah Jasmine Griffin, William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies at Columbia University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Talks, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Quincy Troupe, Award-Winning Poet and Journalist
Film |
A discussion of Buffalo Stampede by Zane Grey.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Western Book Discussion
Film |
Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender. When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. 67 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Films, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Clyde Bruckman's The General (1926): Silent Film Classic
Film |
Marco Ferreri: Dangerous but Necessary is both a supernatural and a terrestrial journey into the unique cosmos of an author who chooses to treat the human being in its essential, corporeal, and behavioral nature. The film contains a selection of clips from his Spanish, Italian and French films, among which El cochecito, La cagna, Dillinger è morto (Dillinger is dead) and La grande bouffe (The Big Feast). 77 min. In multiple languages with English subtitles. Followed by a Q&A with the director
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Anselma Dell'Olio's Marco Ferreri: Dangerous but Necessary (2017): Documentary on Controversial Director
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Leanna Grennan Rachel Bruce Johnson Amanda Waal
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Dance Works-in-Progress
Reading |
A special reading with the Open City fellows. Open City documents the pulse of metropolitan Asian America as it's being lived on the streets of New York right now. This is a reading with fellows Humera Afridi, Roja Heydarpour, Raad Rahman, Sarah Khan, and Sumaya Awad, who’ve written narrative nonfiction on the vibrant immigrant communities of New York City over the past six months. They will be joined in conversation with Open City editor, Noel Pangilinan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$5 suggested donation...
Readings, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Open City Fellows Reading
Author Reading |
Jojo Moyes delivers a new novel featuring her iconic heroine, Louisa Clark. Louisa arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can maintain her long-distance relationship with Ambulance Sam. Suddenly, Lou is mixing in high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan. When matters come to a head, she has to ask herself: how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places? Restrictions apply. Call store details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Jojo Moyes discusses her book Still Me
Slide Lecture |
Bob Gill is an illustrator, a graphic designer and a teacher. He started the design office, Fletcher/Forbes/Gill which eventually became Pentagram. He was elected into the New York Art Directors Hall of Fame, wrote 13 books about illustration and design, and 15 books for children.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, How to Get an Original Idea: An Illustrated Talk by Bob Gill
Concert |
Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his Symphony No. 7 as Nazi bombs exploded outside his windows. Under siege in the city of Leningrad, Shostakovich wrote an epic symphony that seemed to mock the evil violence of the Nazis and celebrate the unbreakable will of the Russian people. The score, copied to microfilm, was smuggled across the world and delivered to Toscanini. On July 19, 1942, the NBC Symphony premiered the work as an airborne weapon for freedom. Hear the legendary broadcast of Shostakovich’s “Leningrad” Symphony, along with excerpts from Armed Forces Radio collection.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Music for a City Under Siege: A Shostakovich Broadcast
Workshop |
This is an introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats and traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Workshops, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Introduction to Meditation
Film |
Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried. The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group Abba. 108 min. DJ set starts at 5:15pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Films, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Phyllida Lloyd's Mamma Mia! (2008): Abba Musical
Comedy Club |
According to producer Eric Vetter, some of NYC's best established and emerging comics, storytellers, writers and performers try out new material followed up by the open stage-- the place where anyone can get up and do anything.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
Concert |
Violinist Lucie Robert, a native of Montreal, has received enthusiastic praise from audiences and critics alike for the expressive lyricism and tonal beauty of her playing. Allan Kozinn, writing in the The New York Times, lauded her “melting tone” and “wonderfully supple approach to phrasing.” Ms. Robert carries on the great violin tradition of her teacher, the legendary Josef Gingold.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Concerts, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Faculty Recital: Lucie Robert, A 30-Year Celebration
Classical Music |
Program: Brahms Piano Trio No.1 in B Major Brahms Piano Quartet Op. 60 in C minor Central Chamber Series brings audiences and world-class musicians together in an intimate and acoustically rich setting. With: Areta Zhulla, violin Roger Tapping, viola Jia Kim, cello Navah Perlman, piano
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Unrequited Love: Chamber Music by Brahms
Concert |
Chuqi Zhen, piano
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, Student Piano Recital
Concert |
“Gifted TeRra, Extraordinary talents from Heaven  “– Chaesuk Lee, Prof.Seoul National University “There is nothing impossible for her to create whatever sounds of kayageum, Genius TeRra’”– Jungsuk Kang, Kayageum maestro, National Intangible Heritage of Korea No.23.  “I have never seen an audience so mesmerized, completely moved and animated, and connected as TeRra’s. Even many Asians who were very proud and  stunned, all we were full of intense waves of emotion.” – Scientist,  Acoustician, Prof. of MIT, Makris Nicholas “So Beautiful, So Talented, So Smart and So Special TeRra, Respect!”– John Zorn, American Composer. TeRra Han, well known for a prodigy and musical genius of South Korea, had a debut recital in Carnegie Hall 2015 as the youngest Korean traditional musician. She was the first gayageum player to be named as the recipient of the Asian Cultural Council’s Blanchette Rockefeller Fund. 2016 She was admitted as a voting member of the Grammy Awards of the Recording Academy in the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, January 30, 2018, 01/30/2018, TeRra Han Kayageum Recital: Traditional Korean Music
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