Trisha Brown in “Watermotor” (1978). Photo by Robert Alexander.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include the New York Opera Fest 2021, The Argus Quartet in noise/SILENCE, the 50th Anniversary Edition of ND/NF 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.






    The Argus Quartet in noise/SILENCE

    The Argus Quartet in noise/SILENCE

    Noguchi Museum

    Queens

    Sun, Apr 25, 2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Five Boroughs Music Festival and The Noguchi Museum co-present the daring and innovative Argus Quartet in "noise/SILENCE," a digital world premiere concert, on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 7:30pm ET. Part of Five Boroughs Music Festival’s 2020-2021 digital mainstage season, "noise/SILENCE " is co-produced by the Argus Quartet and has been filmed on-site at the Queens-based Noguchi Museum in early April 2021, exploring the symbiosis of silence and sound through music inspired by and in response to the art of Isamu ...

    Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: New York City Regional Exhibition

    Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: New York City Regional Exhibition

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Manhattan

    Fri, Mar 19, 2021 - Fri, May 21, 2021

    This exhibition features nearly 250 works of art by New York City teens who received the highest regional recognition in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—the Gold Key Award. Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the United States. The Met is honored to again host this year’s exhibition and celebrate the creativity of these young artists. This ...

    New York Opera Festival 2021

    New York Opera Festival 2021

    New York Opera Alliance

    Manhattan

    Thu, Apr 29, 2021 - Tue, Aug 31, 2021

    The New York Opera Fest was founded to both bring increased visibility to the New York City Community and to join together participant companies with collaborative and accessible performance opportunities. The festival showcases the breadth and diversity of opera in New York City through events ranging from virtual reality to improv opera, with productions in theaters, gardens, garages, bars, playgrounds and more. All events are produced by members of The New York Opera Alliance (NYOA) ...

    New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) 50th Anniversary Edition

    New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) 50th Anniversary Edition

    Film Society of Lincoln Center

    Manhattan

    Wed, Apr 28, 2021 - Fri, May 14, 2021

    The Museum of Modern Art and Film at Lincoln Center announce the 50th anniversary edition of "New Directors/New Films (ND/NF)," April 28 – May 8, via virtual cinema, with in-person screenings extending through May 14 at FLC. Throughout its rich, half-century history, the festival has celebrated filmmakers who represent the present and anticipate the future of cinema, and whose daring work pushes the envelope in unexpected ways. This year’s festival will introduce 27 features and ...

    Trisha Brown Dance Company at The Joyce

    Trisha Brown Dance Company at The Joyce

    The Joyce Theater

    Manhattan

    Thu, Apr 29, 2021, 8:00 pm - Wed, May 12, 2021, 11:59 pm

    As part of The Joyce Theater’s "Winter/Spring 2021 Digital Season," the Trisha Brown Dance Company presents a program of pivotal works from Brown’s initial explorations with movement invention. Featuring an encore presentation of the 2017 Joyce performance of "Geometry of Quiet" (2002), the program also includes newly recorded performances of "Locus Trio" (1980), "Watermotor" (1978) and "The Decoy Project" –a unique arrangement of "Glacial Decoy" (1979) for video that incorporates guest artists from the New ...

The Argus Quartet in noise/SILENCE

9-01 33rd Road

queens N.Y. 11106

7182047088

Five Boroughs Music Festival and The Noguchi Museum co-present the daring and innovative Argus Quartet in "noise/SILENCE," a digital world premiere concert, on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 7:30pm ET. Part of Five Boroughs Music Festival’s 2020-2021 digital mainstage season, "noise/SILENCE " is co-produced by the Argus Quartet and has been filmed on-site at the Queens-based ...

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: New York City Regional Exhibition

1000 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10028

2125357710

This exhibition features nearly 250 works of art by New York City teens who received the highest regional recognition in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—the Gold Key Award. Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition program ...

New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) 50th Anniversary Edition

West 65th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

2128755600

The Museum of Modern Art and Film at Lincoln Center announce the 50th anniversary edition of "New Directors/New Films (ND/NF)," April 28 – May 8, via virtual cinema, with in-person screenings extending through May 14 at FLC. Throughout its rich, half-century history, the festival has celebrated filmmakers who represent the ...

Trisha Brown Dance Company at The Joyce

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

As part of The Joyce Theater’s "Winter/Spring 2021 Digital Season," the Trisha Brown Dance Company presents a program of pivotal works from Brown’s initial explorations with movement invention. Featuring an encore presentation of the 2017 Joyce performance of "Geometry of Quiet" (2002), the program also includes newly recorded performances of ...