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New York City Opera: The Turn of the Screw

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Brooklyn Sun, Feb 24, 2013, 1:30 pm

Based on a ghost story by Henry James, "The Turn of the Screw" is described by director Sam Buntrock as a contemporary horror story in which “chilling events unravel a mysterious building’s terrifying past, pushing the boundaries between sanity and the supernatural.”

Original Gangsters: The Outfit

Brooklyn Public Library

brooklyn Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 6:30 pm

Released from prison after serving two years on a weapons charge, professional thief Earl Macklin (Robert Duvall) learns of his brother’s execution by the Outfit.

The Next Collective

Le Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 10:00 pm

NEXT Collective is an ensemble of the next generation of jazz greats exploring their own interpretations of songs by contemporary artists.

Talich Quartet

Le Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 6:30 pm

The Talich Quartet has been recognized internationally as one of Europe’s finest chamber ensembles. Performing Ravel and Debussy.

African-American and Jewish Poetry: From Images of Despair to Images of Hope

Langston Hughes-Queens Library

Queens Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 5:30 pm

An evening of poetry with actress and author Sherry Reiter and spoken-word artist and performer Barbara Bethea. The strong parallels in the poetry of African Americans and Jewish Americans will be explored and discussed.


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Manhattan Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 6:30 pm

Reem Fadda, Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, and recently appointed curator for the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, presents “The Contemporary History of the UAE Art Scene,” examining the landscape of the UAE’s vanguard artists from the mid-1970s to present.

Juilliard String Quartet

Alice Tully Hall‚ Lincoln Center

Manhattan Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 8:00 pm

Founded in 1946 and widely known as “the quintessential American string quartet,” the JSQ presents a farewell performance as violist Samuel Rhodes prepares to retire from the famed ensemble. Performing a program featuring two viola quintets, the JSQ welcomes guest violist Roger Tapping, who will join the ensemble in the ...

Bang on a Can at MoMA

Museum of Modern Art

Manhattan Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 6:00 pm

Bang on a Can and The Museum of Modern Art present a pair of concerts in conjunction with MoMA’s exhibition "Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925" that reveal how pioneering European composers of 100 years ago forever changed music in New York.

Vignelli Subway Map: A Story of Birth, Death and Rebirth

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 6:00 pm

Peter Lloyd, co-author of the new book, Vignelli: Transit Maps, joins Yoshi Waterhouse and Beatriz Cifuentes of Vignelli Associates for an animated discussion on design, maps, diagrams, information fragmentation, and the history of what must surely be the most controversial transit map of the century.


Metropolitan Opera

Manhattan Fri, Feb 15, 2013, 6:00 pm

Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and René Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts.

Ecstatic Music Festival: Arnold Dreyblatt & Megafaun

Merkin Concert Hall

Manhattan Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 7:30 pm

One of the more rock-oriented of American minimalists, the Berlin-based composer and media artist Arnold Dreyblatt collaborates with psych-folk band Megafaun.

Aki Takahashi

Le Poisson Rouge

Manhattan Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 6:30 pm

Pianist Aki Takahashi performs songs by Barbara Monk Feldman and Schubert.