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> FUNDING FOR 'NYC-ARTS' I MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P.

WALTER ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN.

JODY AND JOHN ARNHOLD.

MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ART FOUNDATION AND ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ FOUNDATION THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM TH NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT O CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHI WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF 13.

'NYC-ARTS' IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

FLEXIBILITY, COORDINATION, EXCELLENCE FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO SERVE YOU.

> GOOD EVENING I'M PHILIPPE de MONTEBELLO A THE FRICK COLLECTION

AND I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISCH WNET STUDIOS AT LINCOL CENTER WELCOME TO 'NYC-ARTS.'

AS ALWAYS, IT'S OUR PLEASURE T INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING ARTISTS OF OU TIME WHETHER THEY ARE BACKSTAGE OR IN THE SPOTLIGHT, BEHIND THE CAMERA OR IN FRONT OF THE LENS, OUR GUESTS INCLUDE DANCERS FILMMAKERS, COMPOSERS, MUSICIANS, PLAYWRIGHTS DIRECTORS, EVEN COSTUM DESIGNERS.

WE'LL ALSO TAKE OUR VIEWERS TO SEE UNUSUAL GALLERY AND MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS, INCLUDING SOME ARTS DESTINATIONS IN OUR AREA WHICH MAY BE ENTIRELY NEW TO OUR AUDIENCE THIS EVENING WE WILL DO BOTH FOR 60 YEARS, CHRISTOPHE PLUMMER HAS BEEN WIDEL ACCLAIMED AS ONE OF THE FINEST CLASSICAL THEATER ACTORS OF HI GENERATION AND HE IS BELOVED BY MOVIE AUDIENCES AS A VETERAN STAR OF MORE THAN 100 MOTION PICTURES, RANGING FROM HIS ICONI PERFORMANCE AS CAPTAIN VON TRAPP IN 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' TO HIS ACCLAIMED RECENT WORK IN 'TH INSIDER,' 'A BEAUTIFUL MIND' AND HIS 2012 OSCAR WIN FOR 'BEGINNERS.'

TONIGHT I'LL BE TALKING WITH PLUMMER ABOUT HIS CURREN PROJECTS FOR FILM AND THEATER.

> ALSO IN OUR PROGRAM, WE'LL VISIT A UNIQUE CENTER FOR ART IN EAST HAMPTON, LONG ISLAND.

LOCATED ON 16 ACRES, LONGHOUSE RESERVE IS A SCULPTURE GARDE FOUNDED IN 1991 BY TEXTILE DESIGNER JACK LENOR LARSEN THE PERMANENT OUTDOOR SCULPTUR COLLECTION BOASTS RENOWNED ARTISTS LIKE DALE CHIHULY, YOKO ONO, ERIC FISHL WILLEM DE KOONING AN SOL LEWITT BUT IT IS THE WAY THAT ART AND NATURE LIVE TOGETHER BY DESIGN THAT MAKES LONGHOUSE A TRULY SPECIAL PLACE TO VISIT

> BUT FIRST, LET'S BEGIN WIT MY CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER.

> RAISED IN MOMENT YOL REMAD THE DEBUT IN 1954 AND BUILD CAREER AS A LEADING ACTOR OF HIS GENERATION A. FORMER MEMBER OF THE ROYAL NATIONAL THEATER AND ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY HE'S INVOLVED WITH CANADA'S STRATFORD FESTIVAL THE WINNER OF TWO TONY AWARD AND TWO TRIAL TIME EMMY AWARDS AND IN 2012 HE WAS HONORED FOR A ROLE IN BEGINNER I RECENTLY TALKED TO HIM ABOUT HIS CURRENT PROJECT, INCLUDING THE HBO MOVIE MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, A FILM COSTARRING SHIRLEY MCCAIN AN THE GREAT PERFORMANCES PRESENTATION OF HIS TONY WINNING ROLE WHAT A PRIVILEGE TO MEET YOU AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH YOU

I AM A FAN OF YOURS

WELL, THANK YOU, I APPRECIATE THAT YOU ARE AT A TIME OF YOUR CAREER WHEN YOU'VE WON EVERY AWARD THAT EVERY ACTOR EVER DREAMS OF WHAT CONTINUES TO DRIVE YOU AN INSPIRE YOU?

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I'VE GO HUGE BILLS AT HOME BECAUSE I LOVE SORT OF DOING LANDSCAPING I THINK IT'S THE MOS FASCINATING THING.

BUT IT'S EXPENSIVE AS HELL, SO I NEED TO KEEP WORKING

SO YOU'RE DOING THIS TO GRO TREES AND BREED VARIETIES OF PLANTS I LOVE IT.

YES, ABSOLUTELY AND TO KEEP YOUNG.

YOU'VE GOT TO.

THERE IS NO SUCH WORD AS RETIREMENT IN OUR BUSINESS ANYWAY IT DOESN'T EXIST

WELL, IT DOES FOR SOM ACTORS

I JUST HAVE FUN DOING IT.

iIGUESS THAT'S WHAT KEPT ME UP

WHAT FASCINATES ME ARE TH VARIETY OF PROJECTS YOU'VE TAKEN ON

YES, WELL, I'VE ALWAYS TRIE TO BE DIFFERENT IN FILMS THAT DO, ANYWAY IF I PLAY THE TOUGH, STUPID, WILD CHARACTER IN ONE PLAY, LOOK FOR SOMETHING THAT'S RATHER STRAIGHT AND DIFFERENT AND SERIOUS IN THE NEXT.

I LOVE VARIETY THAT'S WHY I GO BACK TO TH THEATER ALL THE TIME, BECAUSE IF YOU'RE JUST STUCK IN MOVIES, I MEAN, IT'S NOT THAT SATISFYING

SO WALK ME THROUGH SOME O YOUR LATEST PROJECTS 'ELSA AND FRET,' YOU'VE JOINED AN ALL-STAR CAST IS THIS THE FIRST TIME YOU'V DONE ANYTHING WITH SHIRLEY MaCLAINE IN THIS LIFETIME

NO, NO, NO.

I'VE KNOWN SHIRLEY FOR QUITE A WHILE, AND I'VE WORKED WITH HE BEFORE SHE IS ONE FUNNY LADY.

I CANNOT POSSIBLY TELL YOU LITTLE STORIES ABOUT HER BECAUSE THEY ARE UNPRINTABLE TOTALLY.

BUT SHE IS A GREAT GAL AND WE PLAY TWO OLD CREATURE WHO FALL IN LOVE, ACTUALLY, AT THE END OF A DISASTROUSL DIFFICULT RELATIONSHIP THAT AL COMES ALL RIGHT IN THE END

IT USED TO BE THE MOVIE MAKERS STAYED AWAY FROM AN NARRATIVE THAT INVOLVED --

OLDER PEOPLE.

WELL, THE NICE WAY TO SAY IT.

NO, I'M NOT GOING TO SAY IT TH MEAN WAY I'M SOON TO JOIN YOUR WAYS

NO, I THINK THERE IS SOME WONDERFUL FOCUS ON OLDER PEOPL NOW IN ALL SORTS OF FILMS THAT HAVE COME OUT.

AND PLAYS.

BECAUSE WE ARE ALL LIVIN LONGER WE ARE A BIT MORE ALIVE THAN W USED TO BE WHEN WE WEREN'T SO WE ARE MORE INTERESTING ACTUALLY THAN WE USED TO BE

THE OTHER MOVIE YOU'VE TAKE ON IS A MOVIE FOR HBO CALLED 'MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT,' WHICH I THOUGHT WAS VERY POWERFUL AND YOUR ROLE IS PARTICULARL DEMANDING.

YOU PLAY JUSTICE HARLAN IN THE SUPREME COURT.

WHY DON'T YOU SHARE WITH OUR AUDIENCE WHAT THE NARRATIVE IS ABOUT.

WELL, IT'S ABOUT STORIE ABOUT MUHAMMAD ALI'S FAMOU FIGHT FOR CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR STATUS, WHEN HE REFUSED TO FIGHT IN VIETNAM AND WAS IMPRISONED.

HIS TITLE STRIPPED FROM HIM AN THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY REACTIO TO A MAN WHO WAS ACTUALLY QUIT RIGHT ABOUT THE PARTICULAR WAR HE DECIDED NOT TO FIGHT IN

BUT THAT IS NOT THE WAY YOU CHARACTER FELT IN THE BEGINNING.

NO, NO, NO.

MY CHARACTER WAS VER CONSERVATIVE AND FELT THAT THE WHOLE THING WAS A WASTE OF TIM UNTIL HIS VERY BRIGHT YOUN CLERK DECIDED TO FIGHT ON FO MUHAMMAD'S CAUSE

I KNOW YOUR WAR RECORD, SIR

THEN YOU KNOW I'M NOT A PRESS MIST

I'M A STUDENT ACTIVIST.

I DRAFTED RIGHT, I'M A DEMOCRAT.

I'M NOT INTERESTED IN YOU POLITICS HERE WE'RE ONLY INTERESTED I THE LAW.

BESIDES, IT'S ALL IN HERE.

TELL ME SOMETHING, HOW WOULD YOUR WIFE FEEL ABOUT RELOCATIN TO D.C.?

WELL, CLEARLY WE'VE TALKE ABOUT IT IN PRINCIPLE, THAT IS SHE -- I THINK SHE WOULD BE VERY HAPPY FOR ME WE'RE EXPECTING OUR FIRST CHILD, SIR.

HOW MARVELOUS WELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR.

CONNLEY.

ARE YOU GOING TO HIRE ME, SIR?

WELL WE MAY NOT AGREE AND TAKE DIFFERENT POSITIONS I'M ONLY INTERESTED IN YOUR IQ WHICH I SEE IS SUBSTANTIAL AND YOUR ACADEMIC SKILLS WHICH ARE IMPRESSIVE I WANT BRILLIANT PEOPLE, AND I'LL TAKE CARE OF THE REST

THE FILM DOES A VERY GOOD JOB OF TAKING THE AUDIENCE INSID THE PROCESS AND SHOWS JUST HOW POLITICIZED IT CAN BE.

SOME OF THE CHARACTERS ARE COMPILATIONS OF SOME OF TH CLERKS THAT WORKED AT TH SUPREME COURT AT THAT TIME

YES

DO YOU THINK IT'S A FAIRL ACCURATE REFLECTION OF THE CAS AND WHAT IT MEANT TO THE NATION?

I THINK SO.

I THINK IT WAS A TERRIBL DIFFICULT THING TO FILM BECAUS OF THAT.

AND I THINK STEPHEN FREARS DID A WONDERFUL JOB IN TRYING TO KEE IT AS DOCUMENTARILY LOOKING AS POSSIBLE AND HE ALSO SPEEDED IT U PROPERLY SO THAT IT DIDN'T BECOME ENDLESS, BORING, LEGALL TALK, YOU KNOW OF COURSE, WE HAD A SUPERLATIV CAST

SO FRANK LANGELLA

YES HARRIS YULIN AND THEN WE HAVE BARRY LEVENSO PLAYING.

TONS -- ED BEGLEY JR WE HAVE A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL CAST, WENT ON AND ON THE REASON I LOVED IT WAS TH FACT THAT HARLAN WAS THE ONE CHARACTER IN THE PLAY WHO HAD AN ARC, WHO HAD A JOURNEY TO MAKE YOU SAW HIS RESULT HE HAD A BEGINNING, A MIDDLE AND AN END

AND I, AS AN AUDIENCE MEMBER, FELT YOUR ANGST AS YOU WER STRUGGLING WITH THE VERY COMPLICATED LEGAL ISSUES THA THE CLERK HAD PRESENTED YO WITH

AND MY OWN WIFE'S ALZHEIMER'S.

WHICH I THOUGHT WAS A REALL SENSITIVE PORTRAYAL OF ALZHEIMER'S.

THERE WAS NOTHING SACCHARI ABOUT THAT

: NO, IT WAS BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN.

IT WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFULL WRITTEN.

NOT DEALT WITH IN ANY SORT O INDULGENT WAY AT ALL

THE OTHER THING THAT STRUCK ME AS I WATCHED THE FILM WAS SOME OF THE ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE O MOHAMMAD ALI I HAD NEVER SEE BEFORE

THAT WAS WONDERFUL.

I THOUGHT FOR A SECOND HE WA GOING TO STEAL THE SHOW, SO DON'T WANT TO BE ON THIS THING IF YOU GET ONE MORE SHOT O MOHAMMAD BEING TERRIFIC, I WAN TO GET OUT OF HERE BUT IT WAS NICELY BALANCED AND THERE WASN'T A DANGER OF THAT

YOU'VE ALSO TAKEN ON TH SCREEN VERSION OF BARRYMORE.

THERE IS A 15-YEAR GAP BETWEEN THE STAGE AND THE ONSCREEN VERSION, FILM VERSION OF BARRYMORE.

REALLY?

I GUESS I'D FORGOTTEN THAT

WHAT WERE SOME OF YOU CONCERNS AS YOU APPROACHED THE PROJECT?

WELL, I WAS HOPING THAT WE' GET ACTUALLY MORE CINEMATIC AND, YOU KNOW, DISAPPEAR OFF AND TAKE THE STORY AWAY FROM THE STAG AND GO BEYOND, WHICH WE DID.

BUT VERY BRIEFLY SIMPLY BECAUSE WE'D RUN OUT OF MONEY.

BUT IT WORKED THE WAY IT WAS AND IT WAS BEAUTIFULLY DONE BY ERIK CANUEL, WHO IS A FRENCH CANADIAN DIRECTOR.

HE WAS VERY SENSITIVE AND HE KNEW EXACTLY WHEN TO LEAVE THE STAGE AND COME BACK TO IT.

I LOVED WORKING WITH HIM I WISH IT HAD BEEN LONGER.

RIGHT START ME OFF

NOW

NOW IS GOOD A TIME AS ANY

NO, NOW IS THE FIRST WORD

OH.

NOW IS THE --

NOW IS THE.

WHAT NOW IS THE WHAT?

NOW IS THE WINTER OF.

WELL NOW IS THE WINTER OF WHAT

OUR DISCONTENT.

NOW IS IS THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT THAT'S WHAT I SAID DON'T YOU LISTEN SMUK?

I LISTEN.

FRANK DON'T PROMPT ME UNLES I ASK.

IF I EVER NEED ONE, I'LL JUS SAY LINE LINE

MADE GLORIOUS SUMMER.

LINE.

BY THE SUMMER -

LINE.

AND ALL THE CLOUDS THAT FLOWERED UPON OUR HOUSE IN THE DEEP BOOSM OF THE OCEAN BURIED

HOW HARD IS IT TO PERFORM WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE WHEN YOU'R SUPPOSED TO BE PLAYING AN ACTO WHO'S PLAYING TO A LARGE AUDIENCE

WELL, WE DID IT, THE WHOL THING IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENC AND FILMED IT.

SO THAT THEY COULD USE BITS FROM THE, YOU KNOW, THE AUDIENCE.

SO I ALREADY HAD DONE THAT

OKAY.

AND NOW I GIVE A SCREEN PERFORMANCE AND THERE'S NOBODY OUT THERE.

IT DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE I' PLAYING FOR THE CAMERA

HOW EXHAUSTING WAS IT TO PLAY SOMEONE LIKE JOHN BARRYMOR WHERE YOU FEEL AS AN AUDIENC MEMBER THAT YOU ARE WATCHING SOMEONE UNRAVEL?

I FOUND JACK BARRYMORE AS A CHARACTER EASY SO AFTER ALL, I NEEDN'T HAVE DONE ANY RESEARCH.

I'VE BEEN A DRUNK SINCE I WAS YOUNG KID.

SO THAT RESEARCH WAS TAKEN CAR OF I KNOW ALL ABOUT HANGOVERS AND GETTING BOMBED I LOVED PLAYING IT IT DIDN'T SEEM EXHAUSTIN BECAUSE THERE WERE SO MANY NIC LAUGHS IN IT THE AUDIENCE KEPT ME BUOYANT

FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST I WANT TO BE SOMETHING, WHATEVER THAT GOD DANG ROLE HOW ELSE CAN I PEER INTO THE WINGS WITH DIRTY UNDER SHIRTS AND CLUTTER AND DUST AND THEN SAY, OH COME T THE WINDOW, OBSERVE THE CRESCENT MOON, RISING ABOVE THE SEA AND THEN THERE IS THE AUDIENCE THERE IS THE RUB WHETHER IT'S BAILEE OR BROADWAY, THERE IS STILL THE SAME GREA MONSTER WITH 2,000 EYES AN 20,000 TEETH BREATHING OUT THERE IN THE DARKNESS WITH HOLDING TEASING, WAITING, WAITING TO MAKE OR BREAK MEN LIKE ME.

[ LAUGHTER ]

OH, OH, OH, THAT DARKNESS THAT DARKNESS.

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING THE AUDIENCE WILL TAKE AWAY FROM THE FILM ADAPTATION?

WELL, I HOPE THAT THEY'RE BOTH TOUCHED AND WILL LAUGH.

IT IS FUNNY.

AND THEY'LL BE TOUCHED BECAUSE I THINK THE FILM PERFORMANCE I MORE EMOTIONAL THAN IT WAS O THE STAGE WHEN I PLAYED IT O BROADWAY

YOU'RE IN THE PROCESS NOW O TRYING TO FIND FUNDING TO BRIN 'A WORD OR TWO,' WHICH IS A PLAY THAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN, PERHAPS IN NEW YORK.

YES, I CAN'T FIND THE COMMERCIAL FUNDING, AND BECAUS IT ISN'T A COMMERCIAL PIECE.

TELL ME ABOUT THE GENESIS O THE PLAY AND WHERE IT CAME FROM.

WELL, SOME LIBRARY IN CONNECTICUT CALLED ME AND SAID WOULD YOU MAKE A -- GIVE US LECTURE BECAUSE WE WANT TO RAISE SOME MONEY FOR THE LIBRARY WE WANT A WHOLE NEW WING I SAID, 'OH, THAT'S -- THAT'S WORTHY CAUSE.'

AND THEN I THOUGHT, 'LECTURE WHAT A BORING WORD THAT IS HOW POMPOUS!

I MEAN, WHO WANTS TO B LECTURED AND THEN I THOUGHT, 'NO, WAIT MINUTE MAYBE I CAN TIE SOMETHING IN ABOUT MY OWN LIFE AND ALL TH LITERATURE THAT I LOVED AN ADORED SINCE I WAS A KID, AN RIGHT THROUGH TO THE PRESENT TIME.'

AND SO I BEGAN IT THAT WAY, AN I FOUND THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL LINKS WERE AMUSING I TRIED TO KEEP THEM AS LIGHT AS POSSIBLE AND THEN EACH, LIKE, DECADE WOULD BE INFLUENCED BY A CERTAIN AUTHOR OR POET OR -- AND THEN I WOULD LAUNCH INTO A SPEECH FROM WHATEVER POEM OR PLAY THEY HAD WRITTEN, OR NOVEL EVEN

SO WE HEAR FROM, WHAT EMERSON?

WELL, NO, YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM WINNIE THE POOH.

YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM TH BIBLE.

YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM EMIL DICKINSON, OSCAR WILDE, GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, SHAKESPEARE AND -- GOD, NO, EVERYBODY IT'S JUST A WEALTH OF STUFF, AND IT'S NOT HEAVY BECAUSE IT' BROKEN UP BY A FEW LAUGHS EVER NOW AND THEN, WE HOPE.

AND THIS FALL, I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE GOING TO BE WORKING ON PROJECT COMBINING SHAKESPEAR AND MUSIC IN BAMF.

WHAT IS THAT

I'VE DONE IT ALREADY.

A VERY TERRIFIC GUY CALLED JULIAN ARMOUR, WHO IS VIOLINIST AND A CELLIST, AND H SEEMS TO PLAY EVERY INSTRUMENT IN THE BOOK, GOT TOGETHER.

HE'S GOT A VERY WELL-KNOWN LITTLE STRING QUARTET THAT HE -- AND QUINTET -- THAT HE TRAVELS WITH, AND WE DO THINGS HE ASKED ME IF I WOULD DO AL THE DIFFERENT COMPOSERS WH WROTE FOR SHAKESPEARE.

SOME I KNEW, OF COURSE, BUT THAT VARIETY WAS ASTOUNDING SO WE DO EVERYTHING FROM 'TH TEMPEST' TO 'MUCH ADO ABOUT' NOTHING TO MERCUTIO, 'ROMEO AN JULIET.'

I DON'T PLAY ANY OF THE GIRLS, BUT -- NOT YET BUT WHEN HENRY THE FIFTH -

MAYBE IN YOUR 90th YEAR

YES, YES.

SO IT'S GOOD FUN, AND IT'S A NICE LITTLE SHORT BREEZE WIT THE ORCHESTRA.

AND I KNOW THAT YOU WERE SERIOUS PIANIST AT ONE POINT I YOUR LIFE.

DO YOU STILL PLAY?

YES, WHEN I'M HALF CEASED OVER I'M NOT BAD WHEN I SIT DOWN AN I GET THE SORT OF COURAGE TO PLAY BUT YEAH, THAT'S A CAREE MANQUE

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO PLA THESE DAYS

OH, I JUST DO SORT OF IMPROVISATIONS ON THE PIANO NOW.

I DON'T STUDY ANYTHING I DID AT ONE POINT I REALLY THOUGHT I'D LIKE TO B A PIANIST.

WHAT HAPPENED

IT WAS TOO MUCH HARD WORK

IT IS VERY HARD WORK.

AND I SUDDENLY THOUGHT, 'OH GOD, WHAT A LIFE.'

SUCH A LONELY LIFE IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE -- I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE A GREAT SOLOIST, YOU SEE, IN DEMAND ALL OVER TH WORLD.

BUT MUSIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN ALMOST NUMBER ONE FOR ME.

I'M SO IMPRESSED WITH THE ARC OF YOUR CAREER AND YOU PRODUCTIVITY, PARTICULARLY THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS AND I'M CURIOUS WHERE YOU THIN YOU'RE GOING TO BE LED TO NEXT

IT'S JUST KEEP ME ALIVE I SOME GOOD ROLES AND I'M TERRIBLY HAPPY.

WELL, IT IS GOING TO BE A JOY TO CONTINUE TO WATCH WHERE YOU GO NEXT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING

THANKS SO MUCH.

IT'S GREAT

WHAT A PLEASURE

ME, TOO

> HELLO, I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN AND WELCOME TO 'THIS WEEK AT LINCOLN CENTER.'

WITH ITS THEATERS OVERFLOWIN WITH THE BEST IN MUSIC, DANCE, OPERA, DRAMA AND FILM FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CROSSROADS O ARTS AND CULTURE THIS WEEK AT LINCOLN CENTER, THE HEATH BROTHERS AT DIZZY'S CLUB COCA- COLA JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER HIGHLIGHTS THESE MASTERS O AMERICAN JAZZ WITH A WEEK OF PERFORMANCES JAZZ FANATICS SHOULD NOT MISS.

SAXOPHONIST JIMMY HEATH, WHO'S PLAYED WITH JOHN COLTRANE AN MILES DAVIS, AMONG OTHERS, AND HIS BROTHER, DRUMMER ALBER 'TOOTIE' HEATH, HAVE BEE PERFORMING TOGETHER SINCE 1975 PIANIST JEB PATTON AND BASSIST DAVID WONG WILL JOIN THE HEATH BROTHERS AS THEY PLAY BEBOP, HARD BOP AND STRAIGHT-AHEA JAZZ THE HEATH BROTHERS PERFORM A DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA STARTIN JULY 18th.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT JALC.ORG AND FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATIO ABOUT EVENTS AT LINCOLN CENTER YOU CAN VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT LINCOLNCENTER.ORG.

> NYC ARTS ISN'T JUS AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS, IT'S O THE WEB WHEN YOU WANT IT VISIT OUR WEBSITE BY LOGGING O NYCARTS DOT ORG.

> NEXT, WE'LL VISIT LONGHOUS RESERVE IN EAST HAMPTON ON LON ISLAND ITS FOUNDER, JACK LENOR LARSEN AUTHOR AND ART COLLECTOR THE SCULPTURE GARDEN A IS A RENOWNED TEXTILE DESIGNER LONGHOUSE CONTAINS SOME 60 WORKS BY SUCH DIVERSE ARTISTS AS DALE CHIHULY AND WILLEM DE KOONING.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

> WHEN I DECIDED TO BUIL HERE THE IDEA TO MAKE IT A PUBLIC SPACE AND TO SHARE IT AND TO USE IT AS A DEMONSTRATION.

I'VE OFTEN BEEN A PROFESSOR AN TEACHING YOUNGER PEOPLE AN OLDER PEOPLE BUT IT SEEMED TO ME THE BEST WAY OF LEARNING IS IN A SPACE.

EVEN BETTER THAN THE EXTRAORDINARY MEDIA WE HAV TODAY IS WALKING INTO A SPACE.

YOU UNDERSTAND BETTER.

ART IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE GARDEN WOULD BE SHOWING PEOPLE HOW TO -- AN ALTERNATIVE TO TH USUAL SUBURBAN BACKYARD.

SCULPTURE OUTDOORS IS AT ITS BEST BECAUSE OF THE INTENS SHADE AND SHADOW THAT DEFINE SCULPTURE AND AGAINST TH SOFTNESS AND QUALITY OF TH FOLIAGE AND THE SHIFTING O CLOUDS AND THE CHANGING OF LIGHT AND THE CHANGING OF SEASONS.

SOME OF OUR PIECES ARE MOS WONDERFUL WITH FROST OR ICICLE OR SNOW.

AND IN A GALLERY, YOU DON'T GE ANY OF THAT.

WE HAVE A VERY LARGE WILLEM DE KOONING, AND WE HAVE A SMALL NOGUCHI, WHICH IS VERY GOOD, FROM '66 AND WE HAVE A VERY LARGE BUCKMINSTER FULLER, 'FLY'S EYE DOME,' WHICH IS ICONIC HERE.

IT'S BEEN HERE A LONG TIME IT WAS BUILT AS ALTERNATIV HOUSING THAT COULD BE DROPPED IN BY HELICOPTER ON WOODED HILLS.

WE HAVE SOL LEWITT AND WE HAVE 'PLAY IT BY TRUST' BY YOKO ONO AND I COULD GO ON.

IT'S QUITE A BIT THAT'S GRACE KNOWLTON, AND THAT'S ROOFING COPPER THAT SHE WAS GIVEN.

AND THEY'RE VERY LIGHTWEIGHT ONE OF THE THINGS I LEARNED, THESE ARE.

BEING THEY'RE SO LIGHTWEIGHT WE'D MOVE THEM FROM TIME T TIME AND ONCE WE WERE MOVING THEM INTO A WOOD LAWN, AND I SAID 'GRACE, NOW IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO PLACE THEM.'

AND SHE SAID, 'BUT JACK, I USUALLY FIND WHERE THEY PUT THEM DOWN IS THE RIGHT PLACE.

AND THAT LAISSEZ-FAIRE ATTITUD HAS MADE MY WHOLE LIFE SO MUCH EASIER TO LET IT BE.

DON'T FUSS TOO MUCH.

> THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US IT'S BEEN MY PLEASURE TO HAV BEEN YOUR GUIDE.

I'M PHILIPPE de MONTEBELLO

AND I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISCH WNET STUDIOS AT LINCOL CENTER WE HOPE YOU'LL ALSO TAKE 'NYC-ARTS' WITH YOU.

OUR EASY TO USE, FREE SMARTPHONE APP GIVES YOU INFORMATION ABOU ARTS EVENTS AROUND THE CITY WHEN YOU MOST NEED IT GOOD NIGHT THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

NEXT WEEK ON 'NYC-ARTS,' TH LATEST ARTS AND CULTURE NEWS FROM THE TRI-STATE AREA.

A FEATURE ABOUT THE TANGLEWOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL AND, FROM THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM, A LOOK A THE WORK OF ARTIST WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE.

HE IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PAININGS HERE.

OUR OWN PAINTINGS, 19 -- 1895, HE DID FIND PICTORIAL GOALS IN THIS LANDSCAPE

> FUNDING FOR 'NYC-ARTS' I MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P.

WALTER ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN.

JODY AND JOHN ARNHOLD.

MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ART FOUNDATION AND ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ FOUNDATION THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM TH NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT O CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHI WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF 13.

'NYC-ARTS' IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

FLEXIBILITY, COORDINATION, EXCELLENCE FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO SERVE YOU.

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