“Arts news highlights: Holidays at Lyndhurst Mansion; “”Harry Potter: A History of Magic”” at the New-York Historical Society; The Holiday Tradition of Handel’s “Messiah” from New York Philharmonic to Trinity Church; “Accumulations: Hanukkah Lamps” at The Jewish Museum; “The Holiday Train Show” at The New York Botanical Garden; “The Hard Nut” at BAM; “Hip-Hop Nutcracker” at Kings Theater.
New York City Ballet will open its annual season of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® on November 23rd at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. This season of the holiday classic will include 47 performances, running through December 30.
A profile of Irina Kolpakova, beloved friend, mentor and coach to principal dancers of American Ballet Theater. And a look at John Durand’s “The Rapalje Children,” a treasure of the New-York Historical Society’s collection and one of the finest examples of colonial painting in America.