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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the world premiere of “They Will Take My Island,” National YoungArts Week, Frances Burney’s “The Woman Hater,” and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    They Will Take My Island

    They Will Take My Island

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 7:00 pm

    On Tuesday, January 26 at 7 p.m. the MetLiveArts commission presents the world premiere of "They Will Take My Island," which features unreleased scenes and highly personal short films by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) set to original musical scores by Armenian American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian, will stream on The Met's website, YouTube channel and Facebook. "They Will Take My Island" includes footage from Egoyan’s films "Ararat and A Portrait of Arshile," and Kouyoumdjian's new score is performed by JACK ...

    Joanna Beall Westermann

    Joanna Beall Westermann

    Venus Over Manhattan

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 10:00 am

    Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Joanna Beall Westermann, organized in collaboration with the late artist’s estate. It will be the first solo presentation for the artist in over two decades. A student of Josef Albers and Diego Rivera, Joanna Beall Westermann’s contributions were significant, yet somewhat obscured in her lifetime by her marriage to famed sculptor and printmaker H.C. Westermann. Venus Over Manhattan’s exhibition comprises a group of ...

    Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała Live in Concert

    Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała Live in Concert

    Metropolitan Opera

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and tenor Piotr Beczała will perform a live concert on Saturday, January 23, at 7:00pm CET/1:00pm ET, from the historic Stadthalle in Wuppertal, Germany, as part of the "Met Stars Live in Concert" series. The program features popular arias and duets from some of the many classic operas they’ve performed at the Met and other world stages, including Giordano’s "Andrea Chénier," Verdi’s "La Forza del Destino" and "Luisa Miller," and Dvořák’s "Rusalka." ...

    National YoungArts Week+

    National YoungArts Week+

    National YoungArts Foundation

    Mon, Jan 25, 2021 - Sat, Jan 30, 2021

    "National YoungArts Week" is YoungArts' signature program that offers YoungArts award winners at the Finalist level the guidance needed to prepare for the next stage of their artistic development. Typically held in-person in Miami, the 2021 program, "National YoungArts Week+," will take place virtually. During the intensive program, Finalists across 10 disciplines participate in online classes and interdisciplinary workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their field, including acclaimed visual artist Zoe Buckman; Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence ...

    The Woman Hater

    The Woman Hater

    Red Bull Theater

    Manhattan

    Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 7:30 pm

    Frances Burney’s rarely seen 18th century proto-feminist satire, "THE WOMAN HATER" is the story of broken engagements, excessive romanticism - and one massively misguided misogynist. The one and only Everett Quinton directs this special event. Sir Roderick has turned frantic misogynist for two reasons: he was jilted 17 years previously and his sister had the gall to marry his ex-fiancee's brother. Burney's outrageously witty comedy of manners bursts into life with the introduction of the former ...

They Will Take My Island

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

On Tuesday, January 26 at 7 p.m. the MetLiveArts commission presents the world premiere of "They Will Take My Island," which features unreleased scenes and highly personal short films by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) set to original musical scores by Armenian American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian, will stream ...

Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała Live in Concert

Lincoln Center Plaza

New York N.Y. 10023

2123626000

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and tenor Piotr Beczała will perform a live concert on Saturday, January 23, at 7:00pm CET/1:00pm ET, from the historic Stadthalle in Wuppertal, Germany, as part of the "Met Stars Live in Concert" series. The program features popular arias and duets from some of the many classic ...