Guggenheim Museum News

Museum of the Moving Image Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for The Jim Henson ExhibitionMuseum of the Moving Image Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for The Jim Henson Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

At a celebratory opening ceremony for The Jim Henson Exhibition, housed in a new gallery at Museum of the Moving Image funded by The City of New York, the First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, the Museum's Executive Director Carl Goodman, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer were joined by Jim Henson's daughter Cheryl Henson, and special appearances by Abby Cadabby, Red Fraggle, and Fozzie Bear, among other guests. This major new exhibition is dedicated to the life and legacy of Jim Henson, who was a singular creative figure in the realms of television, film, and puppetry-and a New Yorker who made the City his base for family and work. The Jim Henson Exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, July 22. (more...)

BWW Preview: Turn Off Your iPhone. STEVE JOBS Arrives at Santa Fe Opera on July 22BWW Preview: Turn Off Your iPhone. STEVE JOBS Arrives at Santa Fe Opera on July 22
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 19, 2017

With Grammy-nominated American composer Mason Bates dipping his toe into full-length operatic waters for the first time--and star librettist Mark Campbell doing it for the umpteenth--the Guggenheim Museum's “Works & Process” series gave an extended peak into the development of their new opera, THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS, which premieres on July 22 at the Santa Fe Opera (SFO). Looking back at that evening in April, I recall how the extended musical excerpts gave the audience a good idea of the brilliance of Bates's score and the general excitement in store. (more...)

FIAF Announces Global Lineup for 2017 Crossing the Line FestivalFIAF Announces Global Lineup for 2017 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, has announced the Crossing the Line Festival 2017, the eleventh annual edition of its path-breaking fall arts festival. (more...)

BWW Opera Preview, Part II: Hot Time, Summer Outside the CityBWW Opera Preview, Part II: Hot Time, Summer Outside the City
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 30, 2017

Who needs an excuse to leave NYC in the blistering days of summer? It's especially true if you head north to some of the bucolic opera and vocal venues within driving distance. (more...)

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Announces Extraordinary Event to Celebrate its 20th AnniversaryThe Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Announces Extraordinary Event to Celebrate its 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

A spectacular public event has been announced by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its opening. Reflections will be an open, free-admission event made possible thanks to the collaboration of the City of Bilbao, the Provincial Council of Biscay, and Ibedrola. Designed specifically for the occasion, Reflections — a large-scale projection mapping event — has been conceived as a unique, sensory experience for both locals and visitors alike. (more...)

FIAF Announces 2017 Crossing the Line Festival LineupFIAF Announces 2017 Crossing the Line Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, has announced the Crossing the Line Festival 2017, the eleventh annual edition of its path-breaking fall arts festival. (more...)

BRIC Partners with Dekalb Market Hall on Large Scale Mural ProjectBRIC Partners with Dekalb Market Hall on Large Scale Mural Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

BRIC has partneredwith DeKalb Market Hall (445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn), the borough's largest market hall and culinary center, to install large-scale murals by Brooklyn-based visual artists. Columbian artist Tatiana Arocha, who is best known for placing hundreds of bird cut-outs throughout the borough as a public art commentary on climate change; Nigerian-born Olalekan Jeyifous, whose 50-foot "Crown Ether" sculpture was featured at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival; and Cern, whose Fort Greene "Comandante Biggie" mural paid controversial homage to the late rapper Biggie Smalls, have each created a mural that will remain on view indefinitely at DeKalb Market Hall. (more...)

Celebrate America with a  Patriotic Concert 7/1Celebrate America with a Patriotic Concert 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: Celebrate America: Patriotic Concert, a patriotic compilation of songs honoring our nation's rich musical heritage. The show is sponsored by Gateway Community Outreach on the ground of  The Church at Gateway. The program includes a full orchestral performance of favorites such as God Bless America,  sung by RCO fan favorite Alison Madill; Stars and Stripes Forever, God Bless the USA with some equally poignant songs performed by Pastor Timothy J. Mercaldo such as Bring him Home from Les Miserables.   (more...)

Opera, Time For Three, Voxare String Quartet & More Join Crested Butte in ColoradoOpera, Time For Three, Voxare String Quartet & More Join Crested Butte in Colorado
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

???????The picturesque Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) in the mountains of Colorado offers an unspoiled summer destination for bluegrass, opera, classical music, children's programs, and more. CBMF's 21st Season, entitled "Identity Unmasked," will explore identity and its revelation or masking. The fourth week of programming features the annual Opera Studio production, this year, Offenbach's The Island of Tulipatan and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. With over 500 singers applying for just 12 spots, the Festival has become a coveted destination for young vocalists. The powerful Voxare String Quartet, featuring new CBMF co-Artistic Directors Emily Ondracek-Peterson and Erik Christian Peterson, perform an evening of live string music to the 1929 Soviet-era silent masterpiece, The Man with a Movie Camera, and bring music from their Mixtape to the mountains. Time for Three, the genre-busting string trio, offers a free concert open to the public in the turn-of-the-century Spiegeltent, one of just a few of such venues in the United States. The Festival is introducing a late night music series, After Dark, to the programming for the first time, taking the opportunity to introduce new and exciting artists to their audiences.  (more...)

Richmond County Orchestra Presents AMERICANARichmond County Orchestra Presents AMERICANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: AMERICANA, a musical star-spangled tribute to the United States that includes a full orchestral patriotic favorites such as the Star Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes Forever and 1812 Overture sprinkled with dancing by members of the New American Youth Ballet choreographed by Elizabeth Flores. Performers include Nezad Marsic, Alison Madill and John Griffen. (more...)

Jonah Bokaer Choreography presents OCCUPANTJonah Bokaer Choreography presents OCCUPANT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

On June 15 Jonah Bokaer Choreography will be presenting OCCUPANT and Study For Occupant for their Hudson Premiere. This will be Jonah's third performance run at Melissa Auf Der Maur's Basilica Hudson: OCCUPANT is a trio for three dancers performed by Tal Adler-Arieli, Sara Procopio, Betti Rollo), preceded by a Jonah Bokaer solo, Study For Occupant, both with scenic collaborations with Daniel Arsham. Minimal and mesmerizing, these works were inspired by the Edward Albee play of the same name. OCCUPANT, has been presented worldwide including The Fabric Workshop & Museum in Philadelphia; The Spoleto Festival in Italy; The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami; and the Monodramas Festival of Luxembourg. Multimedia collaborators for this work include scenographer Arsham, sound designer Jesse Stiles, dramaturg Gavin Kroeber, and composer Ryoji Ikeda (Dataplex). (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces the World Premiere of Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin Falls the ShadowWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Announces the World Premiere of Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin Falls the Shadow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces the World Premiere of Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin Falls the Shadow with choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents World Premiere of ROTUNDA PROJECT: Daniil SimkinWorks & Process at the Guggenheim presents World Premiere of ROTUNDA PROJECT: Daniil Simkin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, and projection design by Dmitrij Simkin, Falls the Shadow is a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda.  (more...)

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE to Include Dances by Feld, Careless,& MoreEliot Feld's KIDS DANCE to Include Dances by Feld, Careless,& More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE, called 'a New York City treasure' by The New York Times, makes its annual visit to The Joyce for six performances, June 8-11.   The remarkably poised, scrupulously schooled, and impeccably rehearsed whiz-kids, numbering 60, ages 11-17, will delight audiences young and old with Feld classics Meshugana Dance and The Jig is Up, along with two Feld works created especially for Kids Dance: Upside Dance and the new Pointing, a premiere for four young ladies en pointe.  And, continuing his commitment to expanding the repertory with works created expressly for youngsters, Feld will present two new dances: The Wild Current by Laura Careless set to a collage of music that ranges from Debussy to the Native Jazz Quartet, and ?It's The Effort That Counts a collaboration by Conner Bormann, Riley O'Flynn, and Stephanie Terasaki, in which the rhythms are provided by a metronome. (more...)

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble's THE ART OF LUV (PART 5): SWIPE RIGHT / ROKE CUPID Continues at The Bushwick StarrRoyal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble's THE ART OF LUV (PART 5): SWIPE RIGHT / ROKE CUPID Continues at The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Bushwick Starr presents: The Art of Luv (Part 5): Swipe Right ROKE Cupid by Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble, now through June 10, playing Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm at The Bushwick Starr theater (207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wyckoff]). (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Honors President Abraham Lincoln at Annual GalaFord's Theatre Society Honors President Abraham Lincoln at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society honored the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at its Annual Gala on Sunday evening, June 4, 2017, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). For more than 40 years, the Society has hosted this bi-partisan event, which provides crucial support to the non-profit's theatrical and education programs. (more...)

High School Students Play Side By Side with Professional Musicians at CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOURHigh School Students Play Side By Side with Professional Musicians at CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: Classical Mystery Tour, a FREE performance that includes music from Mozart's Symphony #40, Symphony #25 and Classic Rock hits from 1967!    (more...)

Visit 7 of NYC's Top Cultural Institutions Free at 39th Annual Museum Mile FestivalVisit 7 of NYC's Top Cultural Institutions Free at 39th Annual Museum Mile Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Now celebrating its 39th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. (more...)

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE to Feature Dances by Feld, Careless and MoreEliot Feld's KIDS DANCE to Feature Dances by Feld, Careless and More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE, called 'a New York City treasure' by The New York Times, makes its annual visit to The Joyce for six performances, June 8-11.   The remarkably poised, scrupulously schooled, and impeccably rehearsed whiz-kids, numbering 60, ages 11-17, will delight audiences young and old with Feld classics Meshugana Dance and The Jig is Up, along with two Feld works created especially for Kids Dance: Upside Dance and the new Pointing, a premiere for four young ladies en pointe.  (more...)

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble's presents THE ART OF LUV (PART 5): SWIPE RIGHT/ROKE CUPIDRoyal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble's presents THE ART OF LUV (PART 5): SWIPE RIGHT/ROKE CUPID
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the world premiere of The Art of Luv (Part 5): Swipe Right / ROKE Cupid, created and performed by Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble ('ROKE').   The Art of Luv (Part 5): Swipe Right / ROKE Cupid is a cycle of sacred love songs for the era of Internet Romance, a meditation on selfhood and intimacy in a mediated society. Three officiants perform an elaborate courtship ritual inside a kaleidoscopic video tent. The ritual is accompanied by live music and text taken from online dating profiles, internet scams, how-to dating guides, and the works of ecstatic poets. In Swipe Right / ROKE Cupid, ROKE attempts to imbue our modern search for love with a forgotten spiritual resonance.   (more...)

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