What’s New: Verdi’s Requiem, New 42 and the National Book Festival

What’s New: Verdi’s Requiem, New 42 and the National Book Festival

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New 42’s ‘Let’s Get This Show on the Street’

In the latest entry into the ALL ARTS series “The Set List,” celebrate arts educators with New 42, Grammy-winner Sara Bareilles, improv powerhouse Freestyle Love Supreme Academy, the world-renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem and special guests in this once-in-a-lifetime concert on 42nd St.

Open a Book, Open the World

The theme of the Library of Congress’ 2021 National Book Festival (Sept. 17-26) is “Open a Book, Open the World.” In this hour-long special, join hosts LeVar Burton and Carla Hayden for an introduction to this year’s lineup of authors, poets and writers, including Kazuo Ishiguro, Roxane Gay, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Michael J. Fox  and Angie Thomas, among others.

“You know, a good book can take you on a journey,” Burton says at the top of the episode. “And after the last year, we are all ready to plot a new course and books can be an amazing compass.”

Great Performances – Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11

Hosted by Misty Copeland, this special performance of Verdi’s Requiem from the Metropolitan Opera marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The concert is conducted by Met Opera musical director Yannick Nézet-Séguinand and features the Met orchestra and chorus, in addition to soloists Ailyn Pérez, Michelle DeYoung, Matthew Polenzani and Eric Owens.

Potter Roberto Lugo, ‘Hurricane Diane’ and more

“Open Studio With Jared Bowen” spotlights potter Roberto Lugo, artist Sonya Clark, the theater group M Ensemble Company and the installation “Billboard Hope.”

In 13 Beats: The Passenger Art Narrative

Join Palm Springs Art Museum’s Adam Lerner to explore Eduardo Sarabia’s “The Passenger,” exhibited as part at Desert X 2021.