Today’s “Fab 5”/ Selected NYCity Events – SUNDAY, MAR. 23, 2014.
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Ellington’s Sacred Music
Selections from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music
Shining the spotlight on Duke Ellington’s sacred works, some of the most ambitious and heartfelt music of his storied career, this program features legendary works performed by hundreds of student singers and instrumentalists from New York City and some of today’s brightest jazz soloists.
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
at 3 PM
The influential guitarist’s Beautiful Dreamers outfit, which started March 18, at the Village Vanguard, is usually a lean interactive trio in which Eyvind Kang’s viola and Rudy Royston’s drums animate a sonically skewed collage that draws gleefully from Americana, swing jazz, rural blues, and sixties pop. For this final night Frissel is joined by pianist Jason Moran
Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave. S., at 11th St.
Emerson String Quartet
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12
The wisdom of age delivers clarity within complexity, offering a brilliance that is reflected through the vitality of new interpreters. The recently reconfigured Emerson String Quartet brings its newfound “boyish exuberance” (New York Times) to the late quartets of Dmitry Shostakovich juxtaposed with Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden”, and the final quartets of Mendelssohn and Britten. The unifying theme in this program is the preoccupation with death.
LINCOLN CENTER, Alice Tully Hall,65th Street and Broadway
Volcán (last day)
“This all-star Cuban fusion band — the pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, the bassist Jose Armando Gola, the drummer Horacio Hernandez and the percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo — makes its first official stateside appearance next week, drawing from a self-titled debut album. As on record, the music is most likely to evoke an air of folkloric futurism, with clean surfaces that soften the whirring complexities beneath the hood.” (Chinen-NYT)
Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, Greenwich Village,
At 8 and 10:30 p.m.,/ $35 cover at tables, $20 at the bar, with a $5 minimum
Alonzo King LINES Ballet (last day)
Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to The Joyce with Constellation, a luminous and lucid, encompassing and intimate evening-length piece featuring a light installation by the internationally-acclaimed electronic artist Jim Campbell. When the dancers glimmer into view, they move the way that ideas move through the mind: synoptically, in pulses and flashes. Sharing the stage is the regal Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani, whose voluptuous voice enhances a mesmerizing Baroque score.
Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th St.
at 7:30 p.m. / $35 to $59
Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
WHAT’S ON VIEW: Special Exhibitions @ 4 MUSEUMS (Manhattan’s WestSide)
“Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New’ (through April 21)
‘A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio’ (through Oct. 5)
‘Designing Modern Women 1890-1990’(through Oct. 5)
Museum of Modern Art: 11 W 53rd St. (btw 5th /6th Ave.)
(212) 708-9400 / moma.org.
‘Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital’ (through June 1)
“If you haven’t quite wrapped your head around the concept of 3-D printing, or haven’t yet had a digital scanner wrap itself around you, now you can do both in this survey of computer-assisted art, architecture and design. The show looks at art made since 2005 and fills nearly three floors, including many irresistible interactive projects. Its ideas may not be entirely new; the Museum of Modern Art’s 2008 exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind” covered much of the same territory, but there’s something to be said for this more down-to-earth, production-focused exhibition.” (Rosenberg-NYT)
Museum of Arts and Design, Columbus Circle,
‘Capa in Color’ (through May 4)
“Robert Capa first worked with color in 1938, though he only began shooting regularly in color in 1941. This exhibition includes more than 100 contemporary inkjet prints, a fraction of the roughly 4,200 color transparencies held in the center’s Capa Archive. Sections of the exhibition include photographs of postwar Paris with spectators at the Longchamp racetrack, fashion models, people sitting in cafes. Black and white remained the standard for war photography as well as art during this time, however, and color during Capa’s period was still for commerce, amateurs, leisure — and stories featuring women.”
‘What Is a Photograph?’ (through May 4)
“This exhibition is supposed to address a good question: What is photography in today’s digital age with its mind-boggling new smorgasbord of ways to create and disseminate machine-made images? It brings together works from the past four decades by 21 artists who have used photography to ponder the nature of photography itself. But it’s a strangely blinkered and backward-looking show. Most of what is on view has more to do with photography’s analog past than with its cybernetic future.” (Ken Johnson-NYT)
International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, at 43rd St.
The Art of the Brick by Nathan Sawaya (ongoing)
This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world — LEGO® bricks. The Discovery Times Square exhibit is the world’s biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO® art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya. This show was named ‘One of CNN’s Ten Global Must-See Exhibitions.’
Discovery Times Square, 226 West 44th St. (btw 7th/8th ave)
866.987.9692 / http://www.discoverytsx.com