Fall Arts Preview

By Nalini Leilani


October 2, 2013
Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala: Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Carnegie Hall launches its new season with an opening night gala featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra. This black-tie event is a true Manhattan mainstay: a culmination of the cultural and social magnificence that makes New York, New York.

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the ensemble are sure to wow. Joshua Bell has joined the ensemble as a violinist and Esperanza Spalding (Vocals and Double Bass) will be playing from her new album, Chamber Music Society.

October 5, 2013
Nozomi Kawaguchi, Lyric Soprano: Weill Recital Hall

Nozomi Kawaguchi is at Weill Recital Hall once again to perform the "Rückert" songs by Clara Schumann and Gustav Mahler's "Rückert-Lieder".

November 2, 2013
25th Anniversary Concert of Music at the Institute (MATI): Weill Recital Hall

Carnegie Hall collaborates with the Ukranian Institute of America for a concert celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their "Music at the Institute" concert series. Performers include Solomiya Ivakhiv on the violin, Roberto Díaz on the viola, Peter Wiley on the cello, and Meng Chieh Liu and Mykola Suk on the piano.


September 24 – May 8, 2013
Cosi fan tutte: The Metropolitan Opera

Mozart's opera buffa makes a return to the Metropolitan Opera House with Susanna Phillips, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Rodion Pogossov and Danielle de Niese. A famed opera, it takes you through moments both comic and unsettling to reveal deep truths about love, seduction and attraction. It's exciting to have this classic grace New York once again.



September 17 – September 22, 2013
Swan Lake: David H. Koch Theater

The New York City Ballet is a staple of the New York arts landscape. The ballet is an opportunity to revel in beauty, grace, and some of the finest talent around for a few hours. A timeless classic that is equally magnificent to watch the first time or the fifth time. Tschaikovsky's composition is passionate, enchanting and perfect as ever.

October 30 – November 10, 2013
The Tempest: David H. Koch Theater

"The Tempest" is presented by the American Ballet Theater. These world-renowned dancers bring masterpieces to life at the David H. Koch Theater. This two-week span boasts the world premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's "The Tempest"—inspired by William Shakespeare's play. "The Tempest" is thought to be Shakespeare's last play—a story influenced by a tradition of romance and incorporating tragicomedy.


Upcoming Exhibitions this Fall:
The Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum is an extension of Noguchi's studio itself—he moved to Long Island City twenty years ago to be closer to the artists and the materials he needed. He then built the museum directly across from his studio. The museum highlights a range of Noguchi's work from sculpture, works on paper, architecture, designs for furniture, lighting, landscapes, theater and the intellectual environment within which these works of art came to gestation.

This exhibit pairs Noguchi's works with those of mentors Constantin Brancusi, Frida Kahlo, Alexander Calder, and Arshile Gorky.

September 17 – February 2, 2014
Masterpieces of Tibetan and Nepalese Art: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fall brings a bounty of treasures to our favorite museum in New York City, and perhaps even the world. Going back time and time again is always a treat, and especially so this time.

This sparkling collection of Himalayan art features fourteen masterworks that date from the beginning of the eleventh century and span through the seventeenth century. The Tibetan "tangkas," paintings used for teaching and meditation, are the highlights of this collection. Glistening Buddhas and other sculptural pieces offer a glimpse into this religion and rich culture. Gallery talks that are free with admission are offered on September 27and October 31.

September 10 – December 8, 2013
Janet Cardiff: The Forty Part Motet: The Cloisters

A sensory experience rather than a visual, the "Forty Part Motet" is the first contemporary art exhibition at the Cloisters. It consists of 40 high-fidelity speakers on stands in a large oval layout. It is a 14-minute work with a 3-minute spoken prologue within the Fuentidueña. An 11-minute rendition of a forty-part motet by Tudor composer Thomas Tallis is played continuously. Visitors are urged to perambulate the space and take in the combination of acoustics and churchlike gallery space.

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