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This Week

This Week from ZEALnyc is your guide to the very best in New York city arts, culture and entertainment happening this week. From theater to jazz, from dance to classical music, from art museum to art gallery, This Week lists the most exciting, the most interesting and the most important shows, concerts, exhibitions and performances happening this week in NYC.

New York Philharmonic

New York Philharmonic: Van Zweden Conducts Season Opening Gala Concert at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

http://nyphil.org

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The New York Philharmonic’s 2018 Opening Gala Concert welcomes Jaap van Zweden in his inaugural concert as Music Director. Daniil Trifonov solos in Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto in G. The Rite of Spring roars to life with visceral rhythms and the raw energy of ancient Russian rituals. And ...

Lifespan of a Fact

The Lifespan of a Fact

Studio 54

https://www.lifespanofafact.com

254 West 54th Street

Three stars converge creating theater magic in this upcoming world premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact, by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell. Cherry Jones (as the “Editor”), Daniel Radcliffe (as the “Fact Checker”), and Bobby Cannavale (as the ...

Ethan Iverson / Mark Turner Duo

Ethan Iverson and Mark Turner Duo at Jazz Standard

Jazz Standard

http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20180821

116 East Twenty-Seventh Street New York, NY 10016

These two great artists come together for a special night of jazz of the highest order. Two sets nightly at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.     Cover: (l. to r.) Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson; courtesy of Jazz ...

New York Renaissance Faire

Life In Focus: It's Fairy-Nice at the New York Renaissance ...

By Juliana Crawford, Contributing Photographer, September 20, 2018   [caption id="attachment_60766" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Consulting a Book of Magic and Spells at the Faire; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_60771" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The Villagers of the Renaissance Faire; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [...

PermaDeath

The First Video Game Opera, 'PermaDeath,' Receives Its World ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, September 19, 2018 At first glance, the title of Cerise Jacobs’s upcoming world’s first video game opera PermaDeath seems to imply another dark take or tale using the commercial success and wide-spread popularity of the multiplayer video game phenomenon. But ...

Judson Dance Theater

Roots of Modern Dance Are Traced through MoMA's Current Exhibit ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2018 The current exhibit at MoMA entitled Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done is an homage to the dance artists who created work at the Judson Church in the 60s and 70s. The dancers and choreographers who created ...

The Power of Art

Art Break: The Power of Art Through the Ages at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 17, 2018 This week, Art Break is looking at a wide variety of art movements as well as their purpose and meaning. The oldest material on our list comes from The Frick’s exhibition of fifteenth century religious and devotional ...

There Will Be Blood

Review: Film Soundtracks Take Center Stage in NY Philharmonic's Art ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, September 14, 2018 If the New York Philharmonic were to program an evening of music by avant-garde Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, I suspect it would be a tough sell. The audience would be limited, and probably dwindle in number as the night ...

Agnes

Review: 'Agnes' Brings Dramatic and Meteorological Tensions to 59E59 Theater

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, September 14, 2018 Agnes is a compelling play about family, friendship, and connections. Set in a three-bedroom New York City apartment, Agnes presents five millennials sheltering themselves from a major storm. The talented playwright, Catya McMullen, adeptly sets up the backstory for ...

Feast of San Gennaro

The Feast of San Gennaro Returns to NYC's Little Italy

ZEALnyc, September 13, 2018 For the 92nd time the Feast of San Gennaro, a faith-based celebration honoring the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, takes place in the neighborhood of Manhattan affectionately known as "Little Italy" (Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets; the festival stage is located ...

Collective Rage

Review: 'Collective Rage' — a Terrific Play in 5 Betties

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, September 13, 2018 How many Betties does it take to make a great play? Five, if the new play from the MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel is any proof. Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties by Jen Silverman, directed by Mike ...

A Day @

A Day @: Williamsburg Provides Uncommon Eating, Shopping, and People Watching

By Anne Marie Kelly, Contributing Writer, September 12, 2018 Williamsburg is yet another one of Brooklyn's neighborhoods which has transformed over the last couple of decades. It morphed from a sad example of urban decay to a much sought-after home to the young and vibrant. It has ...

Scraps

Review: 'Scraps' Explores the Pain of Survival

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, September 11, 2018 It’s a story we’ve heard so often that we have to fight complacency: a young man is shot and killed by police, for doing nothing more than being black. Which is why a visit to the Flea ...

Met Museum Delacroix

Met Museum: Delacroix

At The Met Fifth Avenue

https://www.metmuseum.org/

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the nineteenth century. Coming of age after the fall of Napoleon, he reconnected the present to the past on his own terms. Delacroix produced an extraordinarily vibrant body of work, setting into motion a ...

Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ at New York City Ballet

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Inspired by a visit to Van Cleef & Arpels, this full-length masterwork manifests the multifaceted opulence of three coveted stones to awe-inducing effect. Sight and sound conjoin in a brilliant display of music and mood, eliciting audible gasps from every audience. Balanchine distilled the ...

NY Botanical Garden Georgia O'Keeffe Visions of Hawai'i

NY Botanical Garden: Georgia O’Keeffe — Visions of Hawai‘i

Pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O’Keeffe throughout her career. Curated by ...

MoMA Judson Dance Theater The Work Is Never Done

MoMA: Judson Dance Theater — The Work Is Never Done

The Museum of Modern Art

https://www.moma.org/

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done highlights the ongoing significance of the history of Judson Dance Theater, beginning with the workshops and classes led by Anna Halprin, Robert Ellis Dunn, and James Waring and exploring the influence of other figures working downtown such as Simone ...

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