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    Brooklyn Raga Massive’s John Coltrane Birthday Celebration

    littlefield

    Brooklyn

    Fri, Sep 23, 2016, 8:00 pm

    In celebration of John Coltrane’s 90th birthday, the dynamic and hugely popular Brooklyn Raga Massive, a collective of forward thinking musicians rooted in and inspired by the classical music of India, pay tribute to his legacy through their interpretation of his music. John Coltrane remains a pivotal force in the styles of modal jazz, avant-garde jazz, hard-bop and world music. Through his truly unique music, Coltrane bridged seemingly disparate cultures the way only few figures ...

    Morningside Lights: TRAVERSE

    Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts

    Manhattan

    Sat, Sep 17, 2016 - Sat, Sep 24, 2016

    For 100 years, the Pulitzer Prizes have celebrated the great writers and artists of our time. This fall, makers and marchers participating in our community-created lantern procession will have a chance to literally illuminate favorite passages by great poets who have received this unique honor over the past century.

    The Master: Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Museum of the Moving Image

    Queens

    Fri, Sep 16, 2016 - Sun, Oct 02, 2016

    The great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had an uncanny ability to disappear into a role yet at the same time to invest his performances with such complexity, depth, and empathy that they always felt deeply personal. Drawn to playing highly flawed characters, he was able to seem at once larger than life and recognizably imperfect. In over 60 film performances, the boldness of his choices was always breathtaking. As he once said, “It’s all risk! ...

    New York Philharmonic 175th Anniversary Season Opening Gala Concert

    New York Philharmonic

    Manhattan

    Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 7:30 pm

    Ring in the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary with our festive Opening Gala Concert! Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic perform Dvořák’s musical postcard from America, the melody-rich New World Symphony; Gershwin’s jazzy Concerto in F is in good hands with jazz pianist Aaron Diehl; and the Orchestra takes you on John Corigliano’s exhilarating ride, STOMP.

The Master: Philip Seymour Hoffman

36-01 35th Avenue

queens N.Y. 11106

7187776888

The great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had an uncanny ability to disappear into a role yet at the same time to invest his performances with such complexity, depth, and empathy that they always felt deeply personal. Drawn to playing highly flawed characters, he was able to seem at once larger ...

Back-to-Back Concerts at the David Rubenstein Atrium

Columbus Avenue

new york N.Y. 10023

2128755000

BACK-TO-BACK CONCERTS AT THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM CELEBRATE DIVERSE SOUNDS OF LATIN MUSIC IN NEW YORK CITY

New York Philharmonic 175th Anniversary Season Opening Gala Concert

Avery Fisher Hall

New York N.Y. 10023

2128755656

Ring in the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary with our festive Opening Gala Concert! Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic perform Dvořák’s musical postcard from America, the melody-rich New World Symphony; Gershwin’s jazzy Concerto in F is in good hands with jazz pianist Aaron Diehl; and the Orchestra takes ...