Invocation is Pakistani-born jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi’s sextet featuring pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. In this performance, the group unveils a new project that explores Carnatic classical music from Southern India through the idiom of jazz.
The Mar Vista is a comical and heartbreaking Jewish family saga spanning 90 years - a forbidden and passionate WWII romance, the mysteries of Istanbul, a 1960s family of immigrants on the West Side of L.A., gypsy dances, pop songs and water ballets, and above all the enduring memory of lost love.
The Present is Andrew Upton’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh and directed by John Crowley. The show is set post-Perestroika in the mid-1990s at an old country house where friends gather to celebrate the birthday of the independent but compromised widow Anna Petrovna.
Phil Kline's shimmering 45-minute soundscape is played by the public on boomboxes and smartphones as it walks through city streets. What started with a few friends in the Village in 1992 has grown to 100+ cities and tens of thousands of participants of all ages.
Don't miss an afternoon with Rob Mathes as he lights up the Schimmel stage with his all-star six-piece horn section and a backing band filled with studio legends from SNL, David Letterman's Late Show, and Paul Simon's band. Celebrated vocalists Vaneese Thomas and James "D-Train" Williams round out the powerhouse cast. Expect an afternoon filled with high-energy re-imaginings and a celebration of the holiday spirit!