Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s cheat sheet to the top events include Kronos Quartet, the Five Boroughs Music Festival, Adrian Ghenie, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.
Adrian Ghenie is widely recognized as one of the leading artists of his generation for his oil paintings that blur the lines between figuration and abstraction.
Listen to the Kronos Quartet's bouquet of Fifty for the Future works, plus some additional blooms. A major highlight is Rhiannon Giddens's newest piece. The show will also include performances by singer/composer Tanya Tagaq, Malian musician Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Mark Applebaum, Garth Knox, Kala Ramnath, and Nicole Lizée.
Coyote’s Dance envelops the culture and story of Coyote, whose exploits are recounted among many North American Indian Nations. Audiences follow Coyote as he humorously tries to turn himself blue with the help of a songbird, outwit a sly and handsome Fox for his eagle feathered-robe, and dances with the mesmerizing stars in the universe.
See this bluegrass group perform songs from their 2016 album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, continuing its rich musical progression of soul, blues, bluegrass, R&B, country, and rock 'n' roll. The group is comprised of banjo player Richard Bailey, bassist Mike Fleming, guitarist and lead vocalist Gary Nichols, fiddler Tammy Rogers, and guitarist Brent Truitt.
The Baryshnikov Arts Center, will feature twenty brand new works from twenty different composers in Five Borough Songbook, Volume II, commissioned by the Five Boroughs Music Festival, 5BMF, in honor of its tenth anniversary season.