THIRTEEN’s NYC-ARTS to Feature Conversations with the Artistic Leadership of New York City Ballet and New York Philharmonic
Co-host Paula Zahn talks with Jonathan Stafford and Wendy Whelan of the New York City Ballet as well as Jaap van Zweden of the New York Philharmonic
This month, NYC-ARTS will feature the program’s co-host and New York Emmy winner Paula Zahn in conversation with the newly appointed artistic leadership of the New York City Ballet (NYCB), as well as the music director of the New York Philharmonic.
On September 12, Zahn will speak with NYCB’s Jonathan Stafford, the Artistic Director of the company and Director of its affiliated School of American Ballet, along with Wendy Whelan, Associate Artistic Director of the company. Stafford is a long-time former dancer with NYCB and teacher at the school, and was part if it’s recent interim directorship. Whelan’s career as a leading ballerina with NYCB spanned 30 years, and she has since been developing her own projects and collaborating with independent choreographers.
On September 19, Zahn will talk with Jaap van Zweden, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. An acclaimed conductor as well as a violinist, the 2019-2020 season will mark his second season as the 26th director of the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States. They spoke about his deep roots of his love for music and the upcoming season with the Philharmonic.
NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN’s weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings arts lovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of the greater New York City region.
Co-hosted by New York Emmy Award winners Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn, NYC-ARTS showcases both world-renowned and local, community-based arts organizations.
See below for a full detailing of September’s NYC-ARTS lineup.
The program airs on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN. Each episode is also available to stream on NYC-ARTS.org the Friday following the broadcast. Encore presentations generally follow on Sundays at 11 a.m. on THIRTEEN; Tuesdays at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21; Saturdays at 7 p.m. on NJTV. NYC-ARTS anchors a five hour wheel on the new ALL ARTS channel, seen daily at 5 a.m., 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Thursday, September 5
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. This week’s program features the “Cycling in the City: A 200-Year History” exhibition on view at the Museum of the City of New York through October 6. This week’s program also features “Flower Flash” – a behind the scenes look at the surprise pop-up events created by Lewis Miller Design and a timely profile of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.
Thursday, September 12
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. This week’s episode features Zahn in conversation with Jonathan Stafford and Wendy Whelan, the newly appointed artistic leadership of the New York City Ballet. This week’s episode also gives viewers a look at the exhibition “Epic Abstraction: From Pollock to Herrera,” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Featured work this week is Jackson Pollock’s classic “drip” painting, Autumn Rhythm.”
Thursday, September 19
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. This week’s episode features Zahn in conversation with Jaap van Zweden, music director of the New York Philharmonic. The program also gives viewers a look at the Public Art Fund’s “Siah Armajani: Bridge Over Tree” installation, currently on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn.
Thursday, September 26
Weekly magazine providing the tri-state audience with a unique overview of the city’s unparalleled cultural offerings with co-hosts Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. This week’s episode features a profile of contemporary artist Zaria Forman. The program also features “Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a profile of “Stiletta,” the all-female acapella sextet who perform in the subway as part of the MTA’s Music Under New York program.
NYC-ARTS is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers.
Executive Producer: David Horn. Editorial Director: Joan Hershey. Supervising Producer: Mitch Owgang. Senior Producer: Bob Morris. For the digital platforms, Chief Digital Officer: Dan Greenberg. Director of Digital Production: Chris Mather.
NYC-ARTS is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by Swann Auction Galleries. Major funding for NYC-ARTS is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, the Thea Petschek Iervolino Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, the Estate of Cecile Fox, the Jean Dubinsky Appleton Estate, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Charles and Valerie Diker and the Elroy and Terry Krumholz 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.
Visit the NYC-ARTS Web site at NYC-ARTS.org for additional information.
WNET is America’s flagship PBS station: parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its new ALL ARTS multi-platform initiative, its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each month. WNET produces and presents a wide range of acclaimed PBS series, including Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and the nightly interview program Amanpour and Company. In addition, WNET produces numerous documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings, as well as multi-platform initiatives addressing poverty and climate. Through THIRTEEN Passport and WLIW Passport, station members can stream new and archival THIRTEEN, WLIW and PBS programming anytime, anywhere.
NYC-ARTS aims to increase awareness of New York City’s nonprofit cultural organizations, whose offerings greatly benefit residents and visitors—from children to adults, and teenagers to senior citizens. NYC-ARTS promotes cultural groups’ activities and events to tri-state, national and international audiences through nonprint media, using new technologies as they develop. Through television, Web sites, mobile applications and social media, NYC-ARTS nurtures New York City’s position as a thriving cultural capital of the world, one that has both world-renowned institutions and those that are focused on local communities.