Top FiveInteresting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week’s cheat sheet to the top events includes: Igor Levit, who made his impressive North American recital debut at the Park Avenue Armory in 2014, interprets this classic composition in an installation created by seminal artist Marina Abramović. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Igor Levit & Marina Abramović: Goldberg

    Park Avenue Armory

    Manhattan

    Mon, Dec 07, 2015 - Sat, Dec 19, 2015

    This concentrated durational work reflects upon music, time, space, emptiness, and luminosity, with the audience becoming a part of the work and in the process, connecting with themselves and with the present — the elusive moment of the here and now.

    Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms

    Asia Society and Museum

    Manhattan

    Fri, Sep 11, 2015 - Sun, Jan 03, 2016

    This exhibition presents spectacular works of gold primarily discovered over the past forty years on the Philippine islands of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao. The regalia, jewelry, ceremonial weapons, and ritualistic and funerary objects attest to the recently uncovered evidence of prosperity and achievement of Philippine polities that flourished between the tenth and thirteenth centuries, long before the Spanish discovered and colonized the region.

    Gershwin & Tchaikovsky, with Di Wu

    Weill Recital Hall

    Manhattan

    Sat, Dec 12, 2015, 8:00 pm

    Chamber Orchestra of New York's 2015-16 season opener features pianist Di Wu and trumpeter Thomas Boulton in Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 35. The program also includes Gershwin's Lullaby and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, together with a world premiere by Italian composer Emiliano Imondi, winner of the 2014 Respighi Prize for Composition.

    KEIGWIN+COMPANY

    The Joyce Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, Dec 08, 2015 - Sun, Dec 13, 2015

    The company takes the Joyce stage with a program that captures Artistic Director Larry Keigwin’s electrifying brand of dance, displaying why his works have been called “intricate, neat, rapturous” (The New York Times).

Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms

725 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10021

2122886400

This exhibition presents spectacular works of gold primarily discovered over the past forty years on the Philippine islands of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao. The regalia, jewelry, ceremonial weapons, and ritualistic and funerary objects attest to the recently uncovered evidence of prosperity and achievement of Philippine polities that flourished between ...

KEIGWIN+COMPANY

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

The company takes the Joyce stage with a program that captures Artistic Director Larry Keigwin’s electrifying brand of dance, displaying why his works have been called “intricate, neat, rapturous” (The New York Times).

Igor Levit & Marina Abramović: Goldberg

643 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10065

2126163930

This concentrated durational work reflects upon music, time, space, emptiness, and luminosity, with the audience becoming a part of the work and in the process, connecting with themselves and with the present — the elusive moment of the here and now.