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Symphony Space to Present VIRGIL THOMSON & FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel on Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 pm, in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

Tim Page Joins VIRGIL THOMSON AND FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel tonight, May 8 (7:30 pm) in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

VIRGIL THOMSON AND FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL Comes to Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel tonight, May 8 (7:30 pm) in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret Today
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

Tim Page Joins VIRGIL THOMSON AND FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel on Thursday, May 8 (7:30 pm) in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

VIRGIL THOMSON AND FRIENDS AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL Comes to Symphony Space, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

As a highlight of its 2014 Spring Festival, 'Sleeping Around: the Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels,' Symphony Space presents Virgil Thomson and Friends at the Chelsea Hotel on Thursday, May 8 (7:30 pm) in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia. (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

CHANGING NIGHT and GUITAR, GUITAR, GUITAR Set for Symphony Space's 'Music of Now' Series, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Symphony Space's The Music of Now Series comes to a close for 2014 with a pair of stimulating and imaginative concerts. Changing Night pairs jazz/hip-hop trio Mighty Third Rail with the classical ensemble PUBLIQuartet in a presentation inspired by the Garden of Eden story, Thursday, March 20 (7:30 pm). Guitar, Guitar, Guitar brings together eight leading guitarists - two soloists, a duo, and a quartet - to play music by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Ingram Marshall, and guitarist David Leisner, tonight, March 27 (7:30 pm). (more...)

CHANGING NIGHT and GUITAR, GUITAR, GUITAR Set for Symphony Space's 'Music of Now' Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Symphony Space's The Music of Now Series comes to a close for 2014 with a pair of stimulating and imaginative concerts. Changing Night pairs jazz/hip-hop trio Mighty Third Rail with the classical ensemble PUBLIQuartet in a presentation inspired by the Garden of Eden story, tonight, March 20 (7:30 pm). Guitar, Guitar, Guitar brings together eight leading guitarists - two soloists, a duo, and a quartet - to play music by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Ingram Marshall, and guitarist David Leisner, Thursday, March 27 (7:30 pm). (more...)

CHANGING NIGHT and GUITAR, GUITAR, GUITAR Set for Symphony Space's 'Music of Now' Series, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Symphony Space's The Music of Now Series comes to a close for 2014 with a pair of stimulating and imaginative concerts. Changing Night pairs jazz/hip-hop trio Mighty Third Rail with the classical ensemble PUBLIQuartet in a presentation inspired by the Garden of Eden story, Thursday, March 20 (7:30 pm). Guitar, Guitar, Guitar brings together eight leading guitarists - two soloists, a duo, and a quartet - to play music by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Ingram Marshall, and guitarist David Leisner, Thursday, March 27 (7:30 pm). (more...)

Symphony Space's Spring Gala to Honor Sheldon Harnick; Kate Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

On April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. The evening will honor Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist behind the iconic musical. (more...)

British Composer, Pianist, Singer-Songwriter Errollyn Wallen Performs at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Belize-born and London-based composer, singer-songwriter, and pianist Errollyn Wallen takes the stage at Symphony Space tonight, February 21 (7:30 pm) for an evening of her genre-defying music. (more...)

Tower, Leon, Oppens and Cassatt Set for UNCOMMON WOMEN at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Tonight, February 7 (7:30 pm), Symphony Space pays tribute to 'the women warriors of new music' with a concert marking a quartet of anniversaries: composer Joan Tower's 75th birthday (Sept. 6, 2013), composer Tania Leon's 70th birthday (May 14, 2013), pianist Ursula Oppens's 70th (Feb. 2, 2014), and the 30th anniversary season of the Cassatt String Quartet. (more...)

British Composer, Pianist, Singer-Songwriter Errollyn Wallen to Perform at Symphony Space, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Belize-born and London-based composer, singer-songwriter, and pianist Errollyn Wallen takes the stage at Symphony Space on Friday, February 21 (7:30 pm) for an evening of her genre-defying music. (more...)

Rapid Ear Movement Opens Symphony Space's THE MUSIC OF NOW Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

Today, February 1 (2 - 11 pm), Symphony Space will present The Music of Now Marathon: Rapid Ear Movement (REM), centering on the rich theme of sleep and dreams. Now in its fifth year, The Music of Now Marathon brings together a characteristically diverse group of artists, headlined by Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble. The Music of Now Marathon kicks off Symphony Space's two-month The Music of Now Series, which continues with seven additional concerts through March 27. (more...)

Tower, Leon, Oppens and Cassatt Set for UNCOMMON WOMEN at Symphony Space, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

On Friday, February 7 (7:30 pm), Symphony Space pays tribute to "the women warriors of new music" with a concert marking a quartet of anniversaries: composer Joan Tower's 75th birthday (Sept. 6, 2013), composer Tania Leon's 70th birthday (May 14, 2013), pianist Ursula Oppens's 70th (Feb. 2, 2014), and the 30th anniversary season of the Cassatt String Quartet. (more...)

Rapid Ear Movement to Open Symphony Space's The Music of Now, 02/01
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

On Saturday, February 1 (2 - 11 pm), Symphony Space is proud to present The Music of Now Marathon: Rapid Ear Movement (REM), centering on the rich theme of sleep and dreams. Now in its fifth year, The Music of Now Marathon brings together a characteristically diverse group of artists, headlined by Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble. The Music of Now Marathon kicks off Symphony Space's two-month The Music of Now Series, which continues with seven additional concerts through March 27. (more...)

Symphony Space Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky Resigns
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Symphony Space Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky has announced her resignation, effective March 30, 2014. Differences in artistic vision for the future of Symphony Space have motivated this decision to pursue other opportunities. (more...)

Tribute to Witold Lutoslawski with ACME and Steven Stucky Set for Tonight at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Tonight, December 13 at 7:30 pm, Symphony Space presents a centennial tribute to pioneering Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski (1913 - 1994). The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) will perform a selection of his chamber works, along with pieces by Steven Stucky, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and author of the critical biography Lutoslawski and His Music. The concert will be streamed live on Q2 Music, WQXR's online station devoted to contemporary classical music, and will include a conversation with Stucky and Symphony Space's Artistic Director, Laura Kaminsky. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Folksbeine National Yiddish Theatre Honors Theodore Bikel
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 03, 2013

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene just presented a remarkable concert event celebrating the folk legend and actor Theodore Bikel in anticipation of his 90th birthday in May 2014. 'Miracle of Miracles: A Chanukah Extravaganza' filled the stage at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, last night, December 2 with one rare musical treat after another. Featured in the all-star cast were the beloved Emmy-winning actor Fyvush Finkel, klezmer giant Frank London, the Russian concert phenomenon Psoy Korolenko and the Broadway actors Joanne Borts ('Once') and Elmore James, among many others. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

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