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31 free events take place on Wednesday, March 1 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out March 1 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of March . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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31 free things to do in New York City (NYC) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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free events nyc Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus
free events nyc Rise (2022), drama
free events nyc Youth (2022): Musical of Small-Town Russia
free events nyc Forgotten Gems of Italian Cinema
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Tour | 13 Tours, All City Neighborhoods, Any Time Of The Day, Choose One Tour Or Many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Reading | “The Russophone Literature of Resistance”: The Worldwide Launch of the March 2023 Issue of World Literature Today (online)


This event serves as a virtual launch event for the March/April issue of the magazine World Literature Today, which contains an extended cover feature on the Russophone literature of resistance. It will be moderated by Mark Lipovetsky (Columbia University) and Kevin M. F. Platt (University of Pennsylvania), the co-editors of the special section, and will feature appearances by the writers Mikhail Shishkin, Maria Stepanova, and Ruthie Jenrbekova. This event is co-sponsored by World Literature Today, the Romanoff Center for Russian Studies at the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Russian & East European Studies as well as Columbia University’s Harriman Institute.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Gallery Talk | Residential Rising: Lower Manhattan Since 9/11: Curator's Tour


Museum's director Carol Willis will offer a gallery tour of the show, which focuses on Downtown's doubled population and transformed skyline over the past twenty years. Start times: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. 5pm
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | Encountering Late Post-Soviet Labor (online)


A conversation with Karine Clément, David Mandel, and Simon Pirani (Hosted by Sopo Japaridze and Rossen Djagalov)   Labor once enjoyed a pride of place in Soviet society. Even in Anglo-American Soviet historiography, labor history had a heyday in the 1980s and 90s. And in the sense of an economic category, of people selling their labor for a wage, the working class still constitutes a majority of the post-Soviet population As a source of people’s identity, however, it has been battered not only by neoliberal reforms but also by the discourses nationalism and Westernization dominant in the region for the last three and a half decades. While many industrial jobs, where that identity was traditionally forged, have been destroyed in the transition to capitalism, precariously or informally employed workers in many new, service-oriented types of jobs have yet to be convinced that they are workers and their problems can be solved through collective action. In post-Soviet world countries, labor has disappeared from mass media representations and conventional means of political power at a faster rate than elsewhere in the world. Moreover, Today the number of historians and social scientists working on such topics in the successor states has severely shrunk.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Discussion | Foreign Interference and Propaganda: What We Know and What to Expect


Leading scholars for a virtual discussion about Russian and Chinese influence operations. Since Russia’s attempt to interfere with the 2016 election, the political and scholarly community has focused considerable attention on foreign influence in American politics. Researchers and media have investigated the scale and impact of Russia’s campaign, and U.S. lawmakers are now increasingly concerned about national security risks surrounding China’s ownership of TikTok. What do we know about foreign influence since 2016 and how do we expect it to shift in the coming years? This virtual event brings together leading scholars to discuss how Russia and China have used traditional and digital media to shape global perceptions, the role state-controlled agencies play in advancing propaganda, and how tactics could continue to change heading into the 2024 election cycle.  Panelists Renée DiResta – Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory Kathleen Hall Jamieson – Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication Jennifer Pan – Professor of Communication, Stanford University Joshua A. Tucker – Co-Director, NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics (moderator)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Talk | Photographer Dorothy Bohm: A World Observed (online)


London-based art historian Monica Bohm-Duchen will give her personal insights into the life and work of her mother, photographer Dorothy Bohm, who as a girl of fourteen found sanctuary from Nazi Europe in the UK, and in due course established herself as one of the leading figures in post-war British photography.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Lecture | Working on Common Ground in Architecture (online)


Founded ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, raumlaborberlin is an experimental collective working at the intersection of architecture, urban planning, art, and education. Though the collective’s nine members share a background in architecture, they resist simple categorization: They are self-avowed artists, performers, researchers, inventors, curators, and teachers. Eager to expand the definition of architectural practice, the collective—whose name means “space laboratory”—maintains a critical stance towards dominant modes of production, focusing instead on provocative participatory activations of urban space. The lecture will be presented by Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius and Jan Liesegang. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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City Walk | Guided Historical Tour of the Columbia University Campus


Learn more about the history, architecture, and sculpture of Columbia and the Morningside Heights campus. Whether you're an amateur New York City historian or visiting campus for the first time, you will leave the tour knowing more about our storied past.
   New York City, NY; NYC
12:15 pm
Free

Forum | Building More Ethical Tech by Reducing Ethical Debt (online)


Zoombombing, Cambridge Analytica, AI bias, misinformation, hate speech…when tech companies and researchers come under fire, people wonder: why are they not thinking about potential harms? Unintended consequences of technology are a significant social issue, and when we “move fast and break things” it’s ethical considerations that often get pushed to the side. Like technical debt, the implied cost of future bug fixes when we rush to release technology, ethical debt is what we accumulate when we don’t consider ethical and social implications during the design process. How can we help technologists speculate about the future? Also how might we understand real impacts of technological harms on everyone, and give everyone the knowledge and tools to be more critical of technology? Join the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity on March 1st as we welcome Casey Fiesler for a moderated discussion with Professor Yafit Lev-Aretz, Director of the Robert Zicklin Center’s Program on Tech Ethics. Speakers: -- Yafit Lev-Aretz, Assistant Professor of Law at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College  -- Casey Fiesler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science (as well as Computer Science, by courtesy) at CU Boulder, with additional affiliations with Silicon Flatirons at the law school and the ATLAS Institute. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Workshop | Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School of Music, the chorus is open to all who love to sing. Learn contemporary and classic songs and perform at community events throughout the year.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Discussion | Youth in Action: Digital Futures for Women (online)


In an industry that is often dominated by men, how are Native women making space for themselves and others? April Armijo (Navajo/Pueblo of Acoma) and panelists Natalie Contreras (Tepehuán/Coca/P’urépecha) and Danielle Boyer (Ojibwe) discuss how young Indigenous women are forging their own paths in the tech world and creating a more inclusive environment. In English with English and Spanish captions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Film | Academy Award Winning The V.I.P.s (1963) with Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Rutherford, and Orson Welles


The interconnected lives of airline passengers, among them business tycoons, filmmakers, socialites and royals fogged in at a London airport, are disrupted due to the delay. Director: Anthony Asquith Cast: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli, Maggie Smith, Rod Taylor, Orson Welles, and Margaret Rutherford Richard Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s and gave a memorable performance as Hamlet in 1964. He is widely regarded as one of the finest actors of his generation and was nominated for an Academy Award seven times, but never won. He received BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards for Best Actor. In the mid-1960s, Burton became a top box office star, and by the late 1960s, he was one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Elizabeth Taylor began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She then became the world's highest paid movie star in the 1960s, remaining a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend of Classic Hollywood cinema. Margaret Rutherford came to national attention following World War II in the film adaptations of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. She won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for her role as the Duchess of Brighton in The V.I.P.s. Orson Welles was an American director, actor, producer, and screenwriter who is remembered for his innovative work in film, radio, and theatre. He is considered to be among the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. In 1938, his radio anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air gave Welles the platform to find international fame as the director and narrator of a radio adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, which caused some listeners to believe that an alien invasion was in fact occurring. Although reports of panic were mostly false and overstated, they rocketed 23-year-old Welles to notoriety. His first film was Citizen Kane (1941), which is consistently ranked as one of the greatest films ever made and which he co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in as the title character, Charles Foster Kane.
   New York City, NY; NYC
2:00 pm
Free

Workshop | Figure Drawing


Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. Artists/ educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Lecture | Carrying Fragile X: A Tiny Mutation on the X Chromosome Can Shape a Family's History (online)


Passed down from a "carrier" parent to a child, fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and autism. Further troubling the experience of affected families, many fragile X carriers--once thought unaffected--also suffer from disabling symptoms. Author of The Carriers: What the Fragile X Gene Reveals About Family, Heredity, and Scientific Discovery, Anne Skomorowsky narrates the stories of these families exposing the complex interactions between genes, personality, and family dynamics, while underlining the ethical dilemmas of genetic medicine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
4:30 pm
Free

Lecture | From Universal Emancipation to Capitalist Slavery


This talk by Nick Nesbitt (Princeton University) will examine the complex legacy of the Haitian Revolution in its relation to global capitalism. The Haitian Revolution incontestably constitutes the most advanced political intervention of the age of revolutions from the perspective of its immediate and universal abolition of slavery. At the same time, from the perspective of Marx's critique of the subject of human rights and the capitalist social form, we must continue to interrogate the subject of 1804 and universal emancipation, to ask whether, paradoxically, that henceforth free subject is not precisely the necessary subject of global capital, a peripheral subject now free to offer up their labor power as the unique commodity capable of feeding what Marx called Capital, the automatische Subjekt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Discussion | LGBTQ Rights and the Supreme Court (in-person and online)


In 2022, the Supreme Court decided some of the most consequential rights cases impacting LGBTQ rights in the country's history -- These include Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, which overturned Roe v. Wade and has potential implications for cases that recognize a constitutional right to same-sex marriage and sexual freedom. This year, the Court is poised to decide another case that will significantly impact LGBTQ rights as well: 303 Creative v. Elenis, which may limit anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. This event convenes civil rights attorneys, policymakers, and legal scholars in a discussion about how the new Court is re-shaping LGBTQI+ rights.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Book Discussion | Don't Think, Dear: On Loving and Leaving Ballet


Alice Robb is in conversation with Leslie Jamison to celebrate the launch of her memoir, an incisive exploration of ballet’s role in the modern world, told through the experience of the author and her classmates at the most elite ballet school in the country: the School of American Ballet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Reception | New Land Plaza: You Can't Beat a New York Original


Speculative research on the shifting landscapes of Canal Street, featuring works by Ming Fay
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6:00 pm
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Lecture | The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Jewish, Polish, Lesbian Immigrant Eve Adams


Jonathan Ned Katz discusses his recent biography of Eve Adams. Eve Adams, a Polish, Jewish, lesbian emigre to the US in 1912, befriended famous anarchists and sold radical periodicals to make a small living. In 1925 she published the earliest lesbian community study, Lesbian Love, her survey of women she had met. In Greenwich Village, Eve opened a bohemian hangout at 129 MacDougal Street. Then, J. Edgar Hoover, US government officials, and New York City police officers set out to entrap her. About the Speaker Jonathan Ned Katz is the author of five books on the US history of LGBTQ life, sexuality, and intimacy. He is the founder of outhistory.org.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Screening | Rise (2022), drama


26-year-old ballet dancer Elise sustains an injury during a performance and is told she will never dance again. With the help of friends, she relocates to Brittany to try to pick up the pieces of her life. There, a chance meeting with a modern dance company rekindles a fire in her -- but will she dance again? Dir.: Cedric Klapisch In French with English subtitles. 117min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Screening | Youth (2022): Musical of Small-Town Russia


A witty and refreshing musical comedy set in a small town in Yakutia, Russia. Puting the denizens of the periphery in the spotlight, Youth tells a story of a home-coming with warmth and good-humor. Followed by a Zoom Q&A discussion with the film director Dmitrii Davydov.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
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Poetry Reading | A Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man


Poets Cameron Awkward-Rich, Kadeem Gayle, and Lorelei Williams will create ekphrastic poems inspired by Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man and Elizabeth Catlett’s sculpture "Invisible Man: A Memorial to Ralph Ellison" (2003). These poetic contributions have reframed the narrative around the book by focusing on houselessness, incarceration, and femme, trans, and LGBTQ identifying people. The evening will include conversation and readings. About the Poets Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of two collections of poetry—Sympathetic Little Monster (2016) and Dispatch (2019)—as well as The Terrible We: Thinking with Trans Maladjustment (2022). His writing has appeared, in various forms, in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Transgender Studies Quarterly, Signs, and elsewhere. Kadeem Gayle is a patient advocate, poet, and medical humanist of Jamaican descent, born in Boston. At three years old, Gayle was diagnosed with sickle cell disease (SCD), a rare genetic blood disorder that causes a serious range of health issues. Despite the challenges of living with SCD, Gayle has found positive ways to live and cope with his illness. Gayle started writing poetry at the age of 15 and has found writing to be a positive outlet that promotes healing and humanizes the SCD experience. Lorelei Williams is a poet and philanthropic strategist. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund and has spent her career committed to Black liberation and social justice movement building across the United States and African Diaspora. Williams’s writings have appeared in Essence, Meridians, Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, and African Voices, and in the anthologies Be the Dream (2003); Beyond the Frontier: African-American Poetry for the 21st Century (2002); Cave Canem III; and Guerreras y Cimmaronas (2012).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Discussion | Latinos, Elections, and the Future of American Democracy (in-person and online)


As the Latino population continues to grow in the U.S., how will this demographic shift impact the political landscape and the future of American democracy? In this important conversation, experts will shine light on the diversity, complexity, and divergent views within the Latino community, while also discussing the power Latino voters have to affect elections, redistricting, public policy, and more. John Gutiérrez, director of Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, moderates a discussion featuring Luis A. Miranda, Jr., founding partner of the MirRam Group, founding president of the Hispanic Federation, and a community leader for over four decades; and others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | When the Story is You: Singular First-Person Journalism (in-person and online)


Speakers: -- Sabrina Imbler’s new and widely acclaimed essay collection, How Far the Light Reaches, blends autobiography and science writing. -- Helen Santoro reports on the brain, health disparities, and the LGBTQ+ community. -- Moderator Robin Lloyd a freelance writer and editor, as well as a contributing editor at Scientific American. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussion | Forgotten Gems of Italian Cinema


Antonio Monda and his guest Judith Thurman each choose three films to present and discuss (accompanied by clips).
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free

Workshop | Learn the Art of Krumping


One of the most sought after teachers of Krump -- a street style of dance, characterized by free, expressive, exaggerated movements -- Brian "HallowDreamz" Henry invites the community to join in to learn, practice, and express yourself. Inspired by Krumpers Mijo and Tight Eyez "the creators," Henry will share his singular practice of the dance, and its specific expression and language. A resident of Bed-Stuy, his unique Krump style Brooklyn Buck, which he has been pushing in New York City since 2008, when he joined East Street Kingdom (ESK), a branch of the group Street Kingdom founded by Tight Eyez.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussion | The Aunties of FX's Reservation Dogs: The Show's Creators in Conversation (online thru Mar 31)


Celebrate the talented Indigenous women from the hit television series Reservation Dogs. This is a conversation with one of the female writers/directors and the actresses who play the comedic and sassy aunties. The discussion will provide insight into the representation of Indigenous women in the media, the importance of their stories being told in their own voices, their role in breaking stereotypes, and the power of humor in storytelling. Panelists: Sarah Podemski (Anishinaabe/Ashkenazi), Tamara Podemski (Anishinaabe/Ashkenazi), Jana Schmieding (Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux), Nathalie Standingcloud (Cherokee Nation), and Tazbah Chavez (Dine /Nuumu/San Carlos Apache).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, and More


The Doctors' Orchestral Society of New York. Program Prokofiev (1891-1953), Symphony No. 1 Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Violin Concerto in E minor Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), Scheherazade
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Virtuoso Cellist Performs Modern Works


Spanish Cellist Juan Aguilera Cerezo presents a concertf or unaccompanied cello. Cerezo will play three large scale sonatas all commissioned by himself: Works by Oscar Prados and Anastasia Vinogradova, both recently recorded on his debut album, Casiopea; and the world premiere of New York-based composer Samuel Lord Kalcheim's Sonata, Three Maxims of Delphi. Program: Samuel Lord Kalcheim (1990 - )Three Maxims of Delphi Anastasia Vinogradova (1994 - ) Sonata for solo Cello Oscar Prados (1983 - ) Sonata for solo Cello Andalusian cellist Juan Aguilera Cerezo is a major champion of new music, and has dedicated a large part of his musical activity to expanding the repertoire for unaccompanied cello. Juan has commissioned over forty new works for his instrument from composers across the globe. In addition, he has performed the Spanish premiere of works by composers such as Boris Tchaikovsky, G. Chitchyan, E. Hayrapetyan and Martun Israelyan, and has revived and recorded lesser-known works by composers such as E. Mainardi and S. Tsintsatze. Juan is also an avid chamber musician, performing frequently with pianist Santiago J. Baez, and as Naptha Duo with the violinist Javier Gregori.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Works for Piano


Emanuele Arciuli, piano. Program Frederic Rzewski (1938-2021), The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (1975)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 pm
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Classical Music | Mozart, Brahms, and More for Wind Instruments


Program Mozart (1756-1791), Overture to Marriage of Figaro (1786) Brahms (1833-1897), Variations on a Theme by Haydn (1873) Darius Milhaud (1892-1974), Chamber Symphony #5 (1922) Richard Strauss (1864-1949) Bb Major Suite (1884)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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