Shakespeare's Globe, American Showstoppers and More Set for Pace U's Pace Presents' 2012-13 Season

Related: Pace University, The Old Globe

Friday, January 11; Saturday, January 12; Sunday, January 13;
Wednesday, January 16; Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18
Pace Presents: David T. Little's Soldier Songs
Produced by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE as part of the inaugural PROTOTYPE festival
Part of Pace Presents' Theatre Series at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Doors / Lobby Bar at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Tickets: Gold Circle Orchestra Center: $55 / Orchestra: $40 / Balcony Center: $40 / Balcony: $30

Composer David T. Little, described by the New York Times as showing "real imagination," presents Soldier Songs, an evening-length multimedia event that combines elements of theatre, opera, rock-infused-concert music and animation to explore the perceptions versus the realities of the Soldier, the exploration of loss and exploitation of innocence and the difficulty of expressing the truth of war. Music can be easily co-opted to serve a political or ideological message or it can equally be a vehicle for reflection, engagement, and emotional connection, as is seen in this gripping music-theatre work. Little's libretto was adapted from recorded interviews with veterans of 5 wars. Soldier Songs traces the shift in perception of war from the age of 6 to the age of 66 as we follow our lead character through the three phases of life: Youth, Warrior and Elder. Soldier Songs asks the tough questions and tells the tough stories through its poignant libretto, driving and devastating music, and surprising visual counterpoint. The tension between the visual and aural experience of the production works to dispel the numbness felt by those of us lucky enough to only experience war through the comfort of our living rooms.

Artist Website: http://davidtlittle.com/projects/soldier-songs/
http://www.bethmorrisonprojects.org/

Friday, February 1
Pace Presents: CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO (from Italy)
Part of Pace Presents' World Music Series at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Doors / Lobby Bar at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Tickets: $35

The 7-piece group from Italy's Puglia region known as Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino was formed by writer Rina Durante in 1975 and is currently considered Italy's leading and longest-standing traditional Puglian music ensemble. Acclaimed as prominent masters in the traditional Southern Italian "Pizzica" music form, these young musicians will evoke a range of emotions from energy to passion, from rhythm to longing, from love to entrancement. Canzionere links tradition and modernity in a stunning live event.

Artist Website: http://www.canzonieregrecanicosalentino.net/

Tuesday, February 12 and Wednesday, February 13
Pace Presents: MOTIONHOUSE: Scattered – A Meteor Shower of Unlikely Moments
Part of Pace Presents' Dance Series at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Doors / Lobby Bar at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Tickets: Gold Circle Orchestra Center: $55 / Orchestra: $40 / Balcony Center: $40 / Balcony: $30

The New York City debut of the company and the premiere of the astonishing Scattered delves into the majesty and savagery of water, a fundamental force in our lives. Motionhouse, the renowned British dance company unites highly physical dance theatre with a curved floor that utilizes projection technology to create an underwater world that the dancers move in, on and through the image. The Observer UK calls Scattered "(s)hock and awe: eliciting gasps as the dancers bodysurf across the face of the wave or launch themselves from its vertiginous peak." The company's unique interaction between film and live performance promises an exciting and boundary-breaking evening of live dance.

Artist Website: http://www.motionhouse.co.uk/

Wednesday February 27; Wednesday, March 6; Wednesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 20
Pace Presents: DR. JANETTA REBOLD BENTON – Lectures on
Italy's Extraordinary Art: From the Pantheon to St. Peters
Part of Pace Presents' Lecture Series at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
1st Show – Doors at 10:00am, Show at 11:00am
2nd Show – Doors / Lobby Bar at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Tickets: $25

A 30 year institution at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton returns to The Schimmel Center for a second season of riveting lectures. This year, Dr. Benton will focus on Italy, where many of the world's greatest masterpieces have been created. Italy has long exerted a disproportionately large influence on the history of art. Dr. Benton's lavishly illustrated lectures focus on the highlights of architecture, sculpture, painting, and mosaic in Italy from antiquity through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque eras. You will time-travel through Italy's artistic past, stopping at the world's most magnificent monuments, temples, cathedrals and palaces. Study intricately sculpted figures that almost appear alive. Examine glittering mosaics, murals and ceiling paintings whose verisimilitude that will trick your eyes.

February 27 – Focus on Antiquity: Topics include early Italy and the Etruscans, life in the afterlife, the rise of the Roman Empire, the extraordinary engineering of the Colosseum and the Pantheon, documentary sculpture, portraiture, arches and columns and the "Four Styles" of wall painting.

March 6 - Focus on The Middle Ages: Topics include rectangular Old Saint Peter's and circular Santa Costanza in Rome, polygonal San Vitale in Ravenna, the "Leaning Tower" of Pisa, mosaics of San Marco in Venice, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Palazzo Ducale in Venice, the delicately detailed paintings of Duccio of Siena and the innovative paintings of Giotto of Florence.

March 13 – Focus on Renaissance Re-birth: Topics include early Renaissance painting by Masaccio, Mantegna, Fra Angelico, and Botticelli, sculpture by Ghiberti and Donatello, Brunelleschi's Cathedral dome and Michelozzo's Palazzo Medici in Florence, Alberti's Sant'Andrea in Mantua, Bramante's Tempietto in Rome, the geniuses Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo, Titian in Venice.

March 20 – Focus on Mannerism and the Baroque: Topics include Mannerist peculiarities, Palladio's Villa Rotunda in Vicenza, Palazzo Te in Mantua, painting of Pontormo, Parmigiano, Bronzino, and Il Rosso, the sculpture of Cellini, Caravaggio's drama, theatrical paintings that deceive, Bernini's animated sculpture, the vast splendor of Maderno's Saint Peter's and Borromini's tiny San Carlo.

Artist Website: http://www.janettareboldbenton.com/

Saturday, March 2
Pace Presents: CIRQUE ZIVA
Part of Pace Presents' Dance Series at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
1st Show – Doors / Lobby Bar at 2:00pm, Show at 3:00pm
1st Show Tickets: Orchestra Center: $35 / Orchestra Wings: $25 / Balcony: $20
2nd Show – Doors / Lobby Bar at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
2nd Show Tickets: Gold Circle Orchestra Center: $50 / Orchestra: $35 / Balcony Center: $35 / Balcony: $25

Golden Dragon Acrobats impresario Danny Chang's newest show will leave you and your entire family full of wonderment. Cirque Ziva's young team (ages 17-22) of acrobats will display years of training with incredible, jaw dropping moves. The Associated Press says that once you see Cirque Ziva, you will believe that "(t)he impossible can be achieved, and once achieved surpassed, then surpassed again."

Artist Website: http://www.sroartists.com/artists/cirqueziva/index.php

Friday, March 8
Pace Presents: THE KNICKERBOCKER ORCHESTRA featuring HARUMI HANAFUSA (from Japan)
Part of the Pace Presents' Music Series at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Doors / Lobby Bar at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Tickets: $35

Acclaimed Japanese pianist Harumi Hanafusa joins Lower Manhattan's own Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra to perform the sparkling Piano Concerto in G by Maurice Ravel and the American premiere performance of the evocative "A Shaman" by acclaimed Japanese composer Akira Nishimura. Also on the program is music by Bela Bartok and the world premiere performance of KCO Music Director Gary S. Fagin's Suite from Kurt Weill's Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.

Ms. Hanafusa is a major figure in Japan's music world, performing regularly as a soloist with major orchestras in Japan, including the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Philharmonic, and in frequent recital and chamber music concerts. Her London recitals and concerto performances were broadcast by the BBC in 1993, and led to regular appearances in Europe with the Goteborg Symphony in Sweden, Orchestra Lamoureux in France, Franz List Chamber Orchestra, and Czech Philharmonic Sextet. This is her first concert in the United States since her triumphant debut at Carnegie Hall in January 2011.

Saturday, March 9
Pace Presents: American Showstoppers: The Music of Jule Styne
Featuring THE Fred Barton ORCHESTRA with stars from the Broadway stage
Part of the Pace Presents' Cabaret Series at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Doors / Lobby Bar at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Tickets: Gold Circle Orchestra Center: $55 / Orchestra: $40 / Balcony Center: $40 / Balcony: $30

Fred Barton and his 12-piece orchestra are back! This time he is celebrating composer Jule Styne, the last word in Broadway and Hollywood tour-de-force songwriting. Join Fred, his orchestra and stars of the Broadway stage as they exemplify the American show business golden rule: a song ultimately needs to have great performers, supported by a great band, a chance to go for the gold!

Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23
Pace Presents: ULTIMA VEZ: What the Body Does Not Remember
Part of Pace Presents' Dance Series at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Doors / Lobby Bar at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Tickets: Gold Circle Orchestra Center: $55 / Orchestra: $40 / Balcony Center: $40 / Balcony: $30

Belgian-based dance company Ultima Vez triumphantly returns to New York City with a thrilling revival of its 1987 piece under the choreography and direction of Wim Vandekeybus. In 1988, Vandekeybus was awarded a Bessie Award for the work which was described as, "a brutal confrontation of dance and music; a dangerously combative landscape." The New York Times called What the Body Does Not Remember "tough, brutal, playful, ironic and terrific. Adjectives seem unduly passive in describing an extraordinarily innovative dance piece."

Artist Website: http://www.ultimavez.com/

Friday, April 5
Pace Presents: American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company
Part of Pace Presents' Dance Series at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Doors / Lobby Bar at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Tickets: Gold Circle Orchestra Center: $40 / Orchestra: $35 / Balcony Center: $35 / Balcony: $25

American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company, formerly ABT II, is a classical ensemble made up of 12 dancers of outstanding potential. The mission of ABT Studio Company is to train young dancers (ages 16-20) in preparation for entering American Ballet Theatre's main Company or other leading national and international professional ballet companies.

Artist Website: http://www.abt.org/education/studiocompany.asp

Saturday, April 20
Pace Presents: Hugh Masekela (from South Africa)
Part of Pace Presents' Music Series
at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Doors / Lobby Bar at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm
Tickets: Gold Circle Orchestra Orchestra: $55 / Orchestra: $40 / Balcony Center: $40 / Balcony: $30

Rolling Stone calls Hugh Masekela, "one of the most thrilling live performers around." Masekela is a pioneer in the world music and jazz scene. This living legend has toured the globe and played with some of the most influential musicians of our time. When Masekela became the only artist to take center stage before an audience of billions at both the 2010 FIFA Kick-Off and the event's Opening Ceremony it was a very public confirmation of the musician and songwriter's unparalleled standing within the South African music scene. Indeed, Masekela's poignant, rousing live performance stands as an ongoing reminder of his global reach and mastery of the horn – something that, if anything, is only strengthening in his 70s.

Artist Website: http://www.hughmasekela.co.za/

Pace Presents performances take place at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan. Wine is served in The Schimmel Center lobby from our cash bar starting one hour prior to show. Subscription series tickets are now available by visiting schimmel.pace.edu.

Tickets to all events are available for purchase now:

Online at schimmel.pace.edu
By phone via The Ovation Tix Call Center at (866) 811-4111
In person in advance at The Michael Schimmel Center Box Office, open Mon–Fri from 1pm–6pm beginning August 27th.
Day of Show at The Michael Schimmel Center starting two hours before curtain.

Public Transportation within a five minute walk of the venue includes:

4 / 5 / 6 Subway to Brooklyn Bridge City Hall2 / 3 Subway to Fulton StreetA / C Subway to Fulton StreetJ / Z Subway to Fulton StreetN / R Subway to City HallPATH Train to World Trade CenterM1 Bus to Broadway-Nassau Street / Fulton Street M6 Bus to Broadway-Nassau Street / Fulton StreetM9 Bus to Brooklyn Bridge/ City Hall M15 Bus to Brooklyn Bridge / City HallM22 Bus to Broadway-Nassau Street / Fulton StreetM103 Bus to Broadway-Nassau Street / Fulton StreetB51 Bus to City Hall/Broadway

Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, located within the University's downtown campus, has been an active part of Manhattan's artistic community for 35 years. Located one block east of City Hall and immediately adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge, The Schimmel Center's 670-seat theatre regularly hosts academic and community events in addition to its yearly schedule of the world's finest music, theatre and dance. Over the past twelve years, The Schimmel Center has served as a founding venue for The River-to-River Festival (2002), hosted both The Tribeca Film Festival and The Tribeca Theatre Festival (2001), provided a headquarters for The National Actors Theatre (2002 to 2004), presented the only Democratic Presidential Debate to present all ten candidates for the 2004 election, and actively hosts James Lipton's award-winning Bravo series Inside The Actors Studio, taped on the Schimmel Theatre's stage since 2005.

For more than 100 years, Pace University has helped prepare students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience. Pace has three campuses in New York City, Westchester and White Plains. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls approximately 13,500 students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, via its rapidly growing Performing Arts Department, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and School of Law.

 

 

 

 




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