Weekly Program Updates / Sign Up
SundayArts is Now NYC-ARTS
video archive NYC-ARTS.org
SUNDAYARTS BLOG

A sampling of galleries in Soho last weekend showed some very different trends and traditions, and some intriguing coincidences. At Peter Blum is Josef Albers’ Formulation : Articulation, 1972, a suite of 127 silkscreens paired off in folders. Essentially an overview of his body of work, it is displayed in vitrines that line the gallery’s [...]

» read more

Today I was pretty knocked sideways by this article that told me the sad truth about Twin Peaks: it is now two decades old.  Two. Decades. Old. Might agent Cooper and Harry Truman be on social security? Would that make Laura Palmer, had she lived, a successful mid-career mother of two, with Audrey her distant [...]

» read more

Faye Driscoll is the latest artist to figure out how to use DTW’s big theater to best  advantage. Her incredible dancers contributed greatly to the success of There is so much mad in me, which ran through last weekend. Driscoll says it concerns “a craving to feel, to connect through the vehicle of extreme experience.” [...]

» read more

Mendelssohn’s Elijah—with its booming choruses, fugal counterpoint, beautiful but conservative harmonic progressions, and impassioned melodic lines—has the potential to be the spring season counterpart to Handel’s Messiah in December. Somehow, though, Elijah has never managed to reach anything close to that level of popularity, except perhaps in England, where religious oratorio has always has a [...]

» read more

The new play Red is to 20th Century Art what Colonial Williamsburg is to the Revolutionary War: a warm, fuzzy, simulacrum that makes a complex era accessible.  Instead of taking audiences inside an 18th Century Southern plantation, John Logan’s one-act play takes them inside the studio of Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko.

» read more

A lot going on, but I think it would be burying the lead if I didn’t mention an article I was asked to write for the New York Times Opinionator Blog called Rebel Music.  It’s about growing up in a non-musical place and a non-musical family and being blown to smithereens by classical music, long before [...]

» read more

William Christie master classes tend to be well attended and eagerly anticipated. This is partly because of his reputation as founder of the superb baroque orchestra Les Arts Florissants, which he founded in 1979. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of French baroque music and an ability as a native English-speaker to speak eloquently about it. [...]

» read more

Come Fly Away is an enjoyable evening jam-packed with Twyla Tharp’s jazzy mix of ballroom, ballet, and modern dance. The cast of 15 dancers is accompanied by recordings of Frank Sinatra, plus strategic live renditions of songs by Hilary Gardner (including a duet with Sinatra), backed by a band led by Russ Kassoff. If you’re [...]

» read more

I may be in the minority of adult concertgoers when I state that I like an audience filled with kids. On occasion, I even prefer it. With kids, you know right away if they like it, and the energy, good or bad, is right out there on the surface. Last Saturday afternoon at Zankel Hall [...]

» read more

Anyone in New York’s five boroughs (or beyond) who has an interest in theater, classical music, dance or just dazzling spectacle should do whatever they can to experience one of the remaining two performances of Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this week.  Quite simply, Jonathan Kent’s production (in collaboration with conductor [...]

» read more
Page 19 of 47« First...10...1718192021...3040...Last »

sunday arts footer

SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.