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Watch a three minute preview of this documentary that lets viewers discover the great musical diversity of Islam. Tunisian director Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud delves into the heart of the mystical universe and its most sophisticated musical expression — from the animated litanies of Senegal to the ancestral rites of Egypt and Tunisia, from Indian music to [...]

The James Fuld Collection of music manuscripts, renowned for its outstanding first-edition scores, was formally acquired by the Morgan earlier this year. The collection also contains exemplary manuscripts, including this sketch by Beethoven for his Seventh Symphony. This rare work is the lower part of a leaf from the Petter Sketchbook, named after Gustav A. [...]

Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West examines how photography has pictured the idea of the American West from 1850 to the present. Photography’s development coincided with the exploration and the settlement of the West, and their simultaneous rise resulted in a complex association that has shaped the perception of the West’s physical [...]

Making it in New York City is tough. Few get the chance to live out their dreams, and the cast and crew of In the Heights know this all too well. This young, diverse group of relatively unknown artists and performers have dreamed of making it on Broadway, but are well aware that a new [...]

Paula Zahn interviews Yo-Yo Ma about The Silk Road Project, an internationally collaborative project he founded. Ma explains the educational mission of the organization, the multitude of cultural expressions that can be found in music, and the events for its 10 year anniversary to be held at Alice Tully Hall, Damrosch Park and to air [...]

Watch the entire documentary of Frankie Manning: Never Stop Swinging here on the SundayArts Web site, also to air on May 24th for SundayArts on THIRTEEN. The documentary features the last major interview of Frankie Manning before his death, as well as precious archival footage of his dancing from the 1930’s to 2009 in New [...]

Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet has served as inspiration for composers as diverse as Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, David Diamond and Leonard Bernstein — West Side Story is, after all, the Romeo + Juliet story transferred to New York City’s ethnic gangs. Among the most imaginative and gripping of all musical re-tellings of the Romeo + Juliet [...]

Lincoln Center is currently in the midst of a remodel to celebrate its 50 year anniversary. Learn about the new Alice Tully Hall, the history of the Lincoln Centers organization, and plans to bring this one of a kind center of arts and culture into the future. Read more about the opening ceremonies on the [...]

Airing May 17 at noon, Orfeo ed Euridice is the mythical tale of poet-singer Orfeo, who driven by despair, enters the underworld determined to retrieve his dead wife. Mezzo-Soprano Blythe, in her first performance as Orfeo, battles the Furies with her powerhouse voice and “conveys piercing emotional subtleties with every glance and phrase,” wrote The [...]

In this SundayArts profile, Mark Morris‘ inspiration for dance always comes from music. Watch archival footage of Morris at work as the choreographer takes a look at his long career and explains the process of creating dance for Orfeo ed Euridice for the Metropolitan Opera.

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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.