NYC-ARTS

S2015 E130 | FULL EPISODE

NYC-ARTS Full Episode: April 16, 2015

Paula Zahn and Christopher Wheeldon, the director and choreographer of the Broadway show “An American in Paris,” talk about his past, present and future projects. A visit to the American Folk Art Museum for a look at the “Encyclopedic Palace” by Marino Auriti. Rafael Pi Roman presents the arts and culture news from The Ukrainian Museum.

AIRED: April 15, 2015 | 0:27:46
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>> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO

NYC-ARTS

I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISCH WNET

STUDIOS AT LINCOLN CENTER.

AS ALWAYS, IT'S OUR PLEASURE T

BRING YOU THE BEST IN THE WORL

OF ARTS AND CULTURE EXPLORIN

THE BEST IN MUSIC AND DANCE,

THEATRE AND FILM, AND THE VISUAL

ARTS FROM CLASSIC TO

CONTEMPORARY

IN TONIGHT'S PROGRAM WE'LL TAK

STOCK OF SOME OF MOVIE HISTORY

AS IT TAKES CENTER STAGE RIGHT

NOW ON BROADWAY.

IN THE HISTORY OF CINEMA, NO

STUDIO CONTRIBUTED MORE TO

CREATE THE BIG BLOCK- BUSTER

MUSICAL THAN METRO GOLDWYN MAYER

AND NO OTHER COMPANY IS AS

RESPONSIBLE FOR ADDING TO TH

CANON KNOWN AS THE AMERICAN SONG

BOOK AS MGM.

ONE BIG HIT WAS THE FILM "AN

AMERICAN IN PARIS.

IT WAS RELEASED IN 1951 AND WO

6 OSCARS, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY

IT BECAME ONE OF THE WORLD'S

BEST-LOVED MUSICALS.

IT STARRED GENE KELLY AND

NEWLY DISCOVERED LESLIE CARON.

THIS WEEK "AN AMERICAN IN PARIS"

OPENED ON BROADWAY NOT AS

REMAKE OR RE- CREATION BUT AS AN

"ALL NEW" MUSICAL VERSION FO

THE STAGE.

FANS OF THE MOVIE WILL CERTAINLY

FIND IT FAMILIAR

BUT THE SHOW'S DIRECTOR AN

CHOREOGRAPHER, CHRISTOPHER

WHEELDON, IS A NEW NAME ON

BROADWAY

HE WAS CLASSICALLY TRAINED A

LONDON'S ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL

BEFORE DANCING WITH THE NEW YORK

CITY BALLET.

IN 2000, HE STOPPED PERFORMING

IN ORDER TO FOCUS ON HIS

CHOREOGRAPHY. WE INVITED HIM T

TALK ABOUT PAST, PRESENT AND

FUTURE PROJECTS.

>> CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON,

WELCOME.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BROADWAY

OPENING.

I AM TRYING TO PUT MYSELF INSIDE

THE HEADS OF YOU AND YOU

AMERICAN PRODUCERS AND IMAGINE

THE KIND OF PRESSURE YOU MUS

FEEL. GIVE ME A SENSE OF HOW

THIS ALL CAME TOGETHER

>> THE PRODUCERS APPROACHED ME

PROBABLY ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO

NOW, AND PROPOSED THIS IDEA OF

THE FIRST-EVER STAGE VERSION O

"AN AMERICAN IN PARIS.

AND, IT TOOK THEM A WHIL

ACTUALLY TO CONVINCE ME THAT

STEPPING INTO THE DIRECTORIA

SHOES WAS SOMETHING THAT I WOULD

BE ABLE TO DO, BECAUSE, YO

KNOW, I'M A CHOREOGRAPHER AN

I'VE WORKED FOR MANY YEARS WIT

THE BALLET, AND ALTHOUGH I

DIRECT STORIES THROUGH DANCE

THE LANGUAGE OF DIRECTING ACTORS

IS SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT.

>> WHAT ULTIMATELY CONVINCED YOU

THAT YOU COULD MAKE THAT

TRANSITION, AND THAT IT WOULD BE

A SUCCESSFUL ONE

>> I THINK ACTUALLY IT WAS JUS

ABOUT SHOWING ME THAT THEY HAD

THE CONFIDENCE IN ME, ACTUALLY

>> THERE WERE SO MANY FIRSTS

INVOLVED IN BRINGING THIS TO

BROADWAY. WHAT WAS THE MOS

DAUNTING CHALLENGE THAT YO

FACED?

>> THERE'S A GREAT DEAL OF

EXPECTATION BECAUSE THIS MOVIE

IS A GREAT CLASSIC

♪♪

FROM THE START WE ALL DECIDED AS

A CREATIVE TEAM THAT WE WERE

RECREATE THE MOVIE, BECAUSE IT'S

IMPOSSIBLE

IT WAS A GREAT MOMENT IN TIME,

AND GENE KELLY AND LESLIE KORAN,

GREAT, GREAT ARTISTS

THIS IS WONDERFUL MUSIC AND

WONDERFUL SCORE, AND A GREAT

OPPORTUNITY TO FIND

CONTEMPORARY WAY OF PUTTING THIS

ON THE STAGE AND GIVING IT A NEW

LIFE, AND FINDING NE

UNDISCOVERED STARS

>> HOW BIG OF A RISK DID YOU

THINK IT WOULD BE TO TAKE TW

WELL-KNOWN DANCERS AND CASTING

THEM AS YOUR LEADS; DANCERS WH

HAD NEVER ACTED BEFORE

>> A BIG RISK FOR SURE, BUT WE

WERE CONFIDENT THAT WE'D FOUND

THESE TWO PERFORMERS- ROBERT

FAIRCHILD AND LEANNE COPE- NOT

WITHOUT A GREAT DEAL O

SEARCHING. IT WAS A FAIRLY

COMPLICATED AUDITION PROCESS AND

WE AUDITIONED IN LONDON, W

AUDITIONED ALL OVER THE STATES

WE REALLY DID LOOK FOR THESE

GUYS BECAUSE WITHOUT THEM IT

DOESN'T REALLY MAKE SENSE.

>> WHAT DID YOU SEE IN THEM THAT

YOU DIDN'T SEE IN THE OTHE

DANCERS AND ACTORS WHO

AUDITIONED

>> I WAS CONFIDENT THAT I COUL

FIND TWO GREAT DANCERS THA

COULD MATCH THEIR ABILITIES AS

DANCERS WITH GREAT ABILITIES T

ACT AND TO SING.

IN THIS CASE IT WAS NECESSAR

FOR US TO FIND REAL TRIPLE

THREATS AND IN THE CASE OF

LEANNE WE CALL HER THE QUADRUPLE

THREAT, BECAUSE SHE NOT ONLY HAS

TO DANCE BEAUTIFULLY, SING AND

ACT BEAUTIFULLY, BUT SHE ALS

HAS TO DANCE ON POINTE, WHICH OF

COURSE MOST BROADWAY DANCERS

DON'T HAVE THAT ABILITY.

>> TALK TO ME ABOUT LEANNE COPE.

IT'S ALMOST AS THOUGH SHE'

REINHABITING THE ROLE OF LESLI

CARON.

>> WELL LEANNE HAS A VER

INTERESTING STORY.

I'VE KNOWN HER SINCE SHE WAS

11 YEARS OLD AT THE ROYAL BALLET

SCHOOL AND SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN

THIS MAGICAL PRESENCE ON STAGE

AND SOMEBODY SAID TO ME WHEN W

WERE ON THE SEARCH FOR LIS, "I

HEARD LEANNE SINGING AT TH

SCHOOL OF MUSIC COMPETITION WHEN

SHE WAS 12 YEARS OLD AND SHE HAD

THIS BEAUTIFUL SOPRANO VOICE."

SO I TRACKED HER DOWN BETWEE

PERFORMANCES OF "SWAN LAKE" AT

THE ROYAL BALLET IN LONDON, AN

I SAID LEANNE "HAVE YOU EVER

SUNG?" AND SHE SAID "WELL YO

KNOW JUST AT SCHOOL, BUT NEVER

IN FRONT OF ANYONE."

I SAY "WELL DO YOU SING AT HOME"

SHE SAYS "AH I SING IN THE

SHOWER SOMETIMES."

SO I GRABBED HER AND I TOOK HE

INTO THE CHANGING ROOM, AN

FULLY CLOTHED OF COURSE, I PUT

HER IN THE SHOWER, BECAUSE GREAT

ACOUSTICS IN THE SHOWER.

>> WE ALL THINK WE SOUND GOOD IN

THE SHOWER

>> SO SHE LAUGHED AND SHE SUNG A

LITTLE BIT OF THE "MAN I LOVE"

AND IT WAS VERY RAW BUT VERY

BEAUTIFUL SOUND. AND SHE NEVER

READ A BOOK SCENE IN HER LIFE, I

SAT HER DOWN, I GAVE HER THE

SCRIPT, SHE READ FOR ME.

>> AND SHE DOES SING AS WELL OUT

OF THE SHOWER AS SHE DOES IN THE

SHOWER

>> EVEN MORE BEAUTIFULLY OUT O

THE SHOWER, THEN SHE SINGS I

THE SHOWER. FOR HER IT'S A NEW

DIRECTION AND SHE'S VERY EXCITED

ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF ACTING

AND SINGING.

>> SHE CUT HER HAIR, SO SH

LOOKS UNCANNILY LIKE LESLI

CARON.

>> SHE DOES AND YOU KNOW. WE ALL

KEPT SAYING, "WERE NOT LOOKING

FOR CARBON COPIES OF THESE GREAT

ARTISTS" AND OF COURSE LEANN

SHOWS UP

WE DIDN'T CHOOSE HER BECAUSE SHE

LOOKS LIKE SHE COULD BE LESLIE

CARON'S GRANDDAUGHTER, BUT SHE

CERTAINLY DOES HAVE AN UNCANNY

RESEMBLANCE.

>> ROBERT FAIRCHILD IS A

WONDERFUL DANCER AND HAVE YO

WORKED WITH HIM AT THE CIT

BALLET

>> I HAD AND AGAIN, I SAW ROBB

GROW UP THROUGH THE SCHOOL O

AMERICAN BALLET AND HAD MADE

SEVERAL BALLET'S FOR HIM AT NE

YORK CITY BALLET

AND HE EXCELS ON STAGE AS AN

INCREDIBLY ALL-AMERICAN,

CHARISMATIC PERFORMER.

ALWAYS EXCELLED IN THE JAZZIER

BALLETS LIKE BALANCHINE'

SLAUGHTER ON 10TH AVENUE, HE

TAPS IN THAT AND I JUST THOUGH

FOR SURE THERE MUST BE A SINGING

VOICE AND AN ACTOR IN THERE AS

WELL. AND THERE IS

YOU KNOW THEY'RE UP THERE ACTING

WITH REALLY SOME OF THE FINEST

ACTORS ON BROADWAY AND THEY HAVE

TO HOLD THEIR OWN, THERE'S N

HIDING

WHEN YOU'VE GOT VIANNE COX AND

BRANDON URANOWITZ AND MA

WANESSAN, AND JILL PACE AS YOU

FELLOW LEADS YOU HAVE TO STEP UP

AND ACT ON A VERY HIGH LEVEL

>> I KNOW HISTORICALLY YOU

HAVEN'T GIVEN MUCH IMPORT TO

EITHER GREAT REVIEWS, MEDIOCRE

REVIEWS OR EVEN BAD REVIEWS,

THIS SHOW IS BRAND NEW T

BROADWAY, BUT YOU HAD A PRETTY

GOOD SENSE WHEN YOU OPENED I

PARIS THAT THE SHOW WAS GOING TO

WORK, YOU GOT RAVE REVIEWS

DID YOU READ THOSE

>> I DID READ THEM

UNFORTUNATELY MY FRENCH ISN'

GOOD ENOUGH TO REALLY BE ABLE TO

TRANSLATE THEM ACCURATELY, BUT

THE HEADLINE CERTAINLY SUGGESTED

THAT THEY WERE GOOD.

IT WAS A BIG RISK FOR US TO TAKE

THE SHOW TO PARIS. VERY EXCITING

AND A VERY SORT OF BUZZY AND

ROMANTIC THING ABOUT OPENING "AN

AMERICAN IN PARIS" IN PARIS, BUT

WE'RE TAKING A STORY WHERE W

REALLY DO DEAL WITH SOME OF TH

MORE COMPLEX PARTS OF FRENCH

HISTORY.

AN IN A BIG ANNIVERSARY YEAR O

THE LIBERATION OF PARIS FROM THE

NAZIS, SO WE WERE NERVOUS ABOU

THAT

IT WAS VERY ENCOURAGING TO BE SO

EMBRACED BY THE CITY OF PARIS.

I FEEL THAT THEY RESPECTED THA

WE TOOK OUR STORY AND GROUNDED

IT IN MORE TRUTHFUL HISTORICAL

CONTEXT.

>> THE MUSIC HAS BEEN DESCRIBE

AS THE HOLY GRAIL OF GERSHWIN.

>> ABSOLUTELY, WELL WE HAV

QUITE A LOT OF THE MUSIC THA

PEOPLE WILL RECOGNIZE FROM THE

MOVIE BECAUSE THE GERSHWIN'S

HAVE BEEN SO INCREDIBLY AND SORT

OF GIVEN US CARTE BLANCHE WITH

THE SONGBOOK

♪♪

IT'S THIS WONDERFUL MIX OF SON

AND THIS GREAT, LUSH, CINEMATI

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

>> JUST TO BE CLEAR THIS IS

BROADWAY MUSICAL

YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF DANCING, BUT

VERY MUCH IN THE TRADITION OF

BROADWAY SHOW.

>> ABSOLUTELY, THE BOOK SCENES

AND SONGS AND THE DANCE AR

EQUAL PARTNERS IN THIS SHOW.

AND THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT

TYPES OF DANCE IN THE SHOW A

WELL

THERE'S TAP AND JAZZ AND

CONTEMPORARY BALLET, SO I GOT TO

FLEX A LOT OF DIFFERENT MUSCLES.

>> WE HAVE TO COMPRESS YOU

YEARS AS A DANCER HERE IN NE

YORK FOR THE SAKE OF TIME BU

WHAT DID "AFTER THE RAIN

REPRESENT TO YOU AS

CHOREOGRAPHER?

A BEAUTIFUL PIECE, YOU CREATED

FOR WENDY WHALEN JACQUE SOTO

>> THANK YOU

GOSH "AFTER THE RAIN" IS S

INTERESTING.

JACQUE AND WENDY AND I MADE THAT

PIECE VERY QUICKLY

AND SOMETIME THAT HAPPENS,

SOMETIMES IT'S JUST THE RIGH

MOMENT IN TIME. AND THE FINA

SEASON OF JACQUE SOTO'S GREA

CAREER WITH THE NEW YORK CIT

BALLET AND WE HAD SPENT MANY

YEARS TOGETHER AS A COUPLE AND

WE WEREN'T TOGETHER AT THE TIM

BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SOMETHING

FOR HIM AND FOR WENDY TO

CELEBRATE THE TWO OF THEM AS

ARTISTS, THEY HAD A WONDERFU

PARTNERSHIP. BUT REALLY I HAD NO

IDEA IT WOULD BE THE SUCCESS

THAT IT WAS OR THAT IT WOULD

AFFECT PEOPLE IN THE WAY THAT IT

DOES AS A PIECE.

I WAS JUST REALLY PLEASED WITH

IT STRUCTURALLY AND THEN W

PREMIERED IT AND PEOPLE SAW SO

MANY BEAUTIFUL AND DEEP THINGS

WITHIN THIS PAS DE DEUX.

>> WHERE IS THIS MAGNIFICENT

VOICE OF YOURS GOING TO TAKE YOU

NEXT

>> YOU KNOW THIS EXPERIENCE ON

BROADWAY HAS ABSOLUTELY THROWN

ALL THE DOORS AND WINDOWS OPEN

FOR ME CREATIVELY.

I FEEL LIKE I HAVE AND

EXCITEMENT AGAIN AND A RENEWED

SENSE OF COURAGE ACTUALLY.

BECAUSE YOU WORK HARD AND YOU'RE

THE UP AND COMER AND THEY'RE

BEHIND YOU AND PUSHING FOR YOU

AND YOU REACH A CERTAIN LEVEL OF

SUCCESS, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE

CLICHE BUT IT'S SO TRUE.

ONCE YOU'RE AT THE TOP IT'S

LONG WAY DOWN, YOU DO FEEL THE

PRESSURES OF SUCCESS AND THAT'

THE WAY OF THE WORLD

>> WELL IT HAS BEEN AN ABSOLUT

PLEASURE TO TALK WITH YOU.

WE HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD, LONG,

RUN ON BROADWAY AND CONTINUE

GOOD LUCK.

>> THANK YOU

>> NOW, FOR MORE INFORMATION O

ARTS EVENTS IN OUR AREA, HERE IS

THE NEWS -

>> HI I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN AT THE

UKRAINIAN MUSEUM LOCATED IN NE

YORK CITY'S EAST VILLAGE, ON 6TH

STREET BETWEEN SECOND AVENUE AND

THE BOWERY

CURRENTLY ON VIEW IS A

EXHIBITION CELEBRATING A HIGHL

CREATIVE ERA IN UKRAINE'S PAST

"STAGING THE UKRAINIAN

AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1910S AND THE

1920'S" TELLS THE STORY OF EARLY

20TH CENTURY THEATER ART THROUGH

THE DISPLAY OF OVER 100 OBJECT

ON LOAN FROM THE MUSEUM OF

THEATER, MUSIC AND CINEMA ARTS

OF UKRAINE IN KIEV, THE CAPITA

OF UKRAINE

ON VIEW IS A COLLECTION OF

"EPHEMERAL" DESIGN IMAGES ON

PAPER; FOR STAGE, COSTUME, AND

MAKE UP.

THESE WORKING REFERENCES PASSE

THROUGH MANY HANDS AT TH

SERVICE OF THEATER PRODUCTIONS

AND ARE NOW PRESERVED AS WORKS

OF ART

THE BEGINNING OF THE 20T

CENTURY WAS A TIME O

EXPERIMENTATION AND THE AVANT-

GARDE ARTISTS ON DISPLAY HERE,

WERE ON THE FRONT LINES OF A

ARTISTIC REVOLUTION.

THE EXHIBITION INCLUDES 35 WORKS

BY ARTIST ANATOLII PETRYSKY'S.

ON VIEW WE SEE HIS

DRAFTSMANS-LIKE APPROACH T

COSTUMES FOR OPERA AND BALLET.

FRONT AND BACK, THESE COSTUM

DRAWINGS REVEAL DRAMATIC VISUA

EFFECTS.

PAINTER ALEXANDRA EXTER'

COSTUME DESIGNS SHOOK UP

ESTABLISHED PRACTICES. HER BOL

INNOVATIONS TAKE A DANCER'

MOVEMENT INTO ACCOUNT, A

REFLECTION OF CUBIST AND

FUTURIST INFLUENCES.

THE DESIGNS OF EXTER'S

CELEBRATED COLLEAGUE, VADY

MELLER ARE THE OTHER MAJOR FOCUS

OF THE EXHIBITION AND 34 WORKS

IN TOTAL ARE ON VIEW

HIS "MAPPING" OF DANCE MOVEMENTS

IS THE RESULT OF A DIREC

COLLABORATION WITH BALLE

CHOREOGRAPHER BRONISLAVA

NIJINSKA, SISTER OF FAMED BALLET

RUSSE DANCER, VASLAV NIJINSKY,

AT HER SCHOOL OF MOVEMENT IN

KYIV

ON VIEW ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF

THE MUSEUM IS A TRADITIONA

DISPLAY, A UKRAINIAN SPECIALTY

PYSANKA.

THE MUSEUM HOLDS A COLLECTION OF

OVER 1,000 UKRAINIAN EASTE

EGGS, AND ABOUT 500 WILL BE ON

DISPLAY UNTIL THE END OF APRIL

"STAGING THE UKRAINIAN

AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1910'S AN

1920'S" IS ON VIEW UNTIL

SEPTEMBER 13

AT THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE

ELIZABETH MOSS, OF "MAD MEN"

FAME, STARS IN THE TITLE ROLE OF

THE "THE HEIDI CHRONICLES.

DIRECTED BY PAM MACKINNON, THI

IS THE FIRST BROADWAY REVIVAL OF

WENDY WASSERSTEIN'S HIT SINC

1989, WHEN IT WON BOTH A

PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA AND A

TONY AWARD FOR BEST PLAY

THE PLOT FOLLOWS HEIDI HOLLAND

FROM HIGH SCHOOL, IN THE

MID-1960S, TO HER CAREER AS

SUCCESSFUL ART HISTORIAN, DURING

THE LATE 1980S

HEIDI IS AT THE CENTER OF

SMALL GROUP OF FRIENDS, MOST O

THEM WOMEN. BUT TWO MALE

CHARACTERS PLAY IMPORTANT ROLES,

PETER PATRONE, PLAYED BY BRYCE

PINKHAM, A GAY PEDIATRICIAN WH

IS ARGUABLY HEIDI'S BEST FRIEND,

AND SCOOP ROSENBAUM, PLAYED BY

JASON BIGGS, A MAGAZINE EDITOR

WITH WHOM HEIDI HAS A TENSE,

LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP.

"THE HEIDI CHRONICLES" PLAYS A

THE MUSIC BOX THEATRE THROUG

AUGUST 9TH

SALENA ART GALLERY AT LONG

ISLAND UNIVERSITY'S BROOKLYN

CAMPUS PRESENTS TH

GROUND-BREAKING EXHIBITION "ON

HUNDRED PORTRAITS, WOMEN

ARTISTS." FEATURING THE WORK O

AMERICAN FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

BARBARA YOSHIDA, THE SHO

PRESENTS A FASCINATING SURVEY OF

WOMEN ARTISTS FROM ALL AROUN

THE WORLD, THROUGH PORTRAITS

CAPTURED OVER A COUPLE O

DECADES, STARTING IN 1990.

YOSHIDA PHOTOGRAPHED THE ARTISTS

IN THEIR STUDIOS AND HOMES

USING ONLY NATURAL LIGHT

THIS PROCESS ALLOWED CHANC

ELEMENTS, SUCH AS THE QUALITY OF

THE LIGHT AND THE INTERACTIO

BETWEEN PHOTOGRAPHER AND

SUBJECT, TO LEAVE THEIR IMPRINT,

GIVING THE PHOTOS THE EMOTION OF

REAL ENCOUNTERS.

SOME OF THE MORE WELL-KNOW

ARTISTS INCLUDE COLETTE,

ELIZABETH MURRAY, LOUISE

BOURGEOIS AND BETYE SAAR

THE DIVERSE SUBJECTS OF THIS

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES SPAN

DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND SEVERA

GENERATIONS, FROM ART WORL

LUMINARIES TO ARTISTS JUST

STARTING THEIR CAREERS

THEY WORK IN A VARIETY O

STYLES, WITH NO DISTINCTIO

BETWEEN FINE ART AND CRAFT

AND DESPITE THEIR DIFFERENCES,

COLLECTIVELY THEY CAN BE SEEN AS

A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS THA

FEARLESSLY PUSH FORWARD TH

BOUNDARIES OF ART MAKING

THE EXHIBITION "ONE HUNDRE

PORTRAITS, WOMEN ARTISTS" IS O

VIEW THROUGH APRIL 25TH AT LIU

BROOKLYN

LOCATED ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

THE NICHOLAS ROERICH MUSEUM IS

DEDICATED TO PRESENTING THE WORK

OF RUSSIAN-BORN ARTIST NICHOLA

ROERICH.

AS PART OF ITS MISSION, TH

MUSEUM PROVIDES A PLACE FO

YOUNG MUSICIANS TO PERFORM, ON A

VOLUNTARY AND FREE BASIS, FO

AUDIENCES WHO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO

AFFORD ATTENDANCE AT CONCERTS IN

MAJOR HALLS.

ON SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH, SOUTH

KOREAN BORN PIANIST YOONIE HAN

WILL PERFORM SELECTIONS FROM HER

UPCOMING ALBUM TITLED "LOVE AN

LONGING.

THIS ALBUM, WHICH WILL INCLUDE

SOME OF CLASSICAL MUSIC'S MOST

FAMOUS MELODIES FROM SCHUBER

AND LISZT TO WAGNER AN

PROKOFIEV MARKS THE PIANIST'

DEBUT WITH THE STEINWAY & SONS

MUSIC LABEL AND IS EXPECTED TO

COME OUT IN MAY.

♪♪

AS PART OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSAR

OF THE NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS

PRESERVATION LAW, THE NEW YORK

SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIG

PRESENTS AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INSIDE

PUBLIC SPACES THAT ARE

DESIGNATED AS INTERIOR

LANDMARKS.

"RESCUED, RESTORED, REIMAGINED

NEW YORK'S LANDMARK INTERIORS"

FOCUSES ON CHALLENGES AN

CONTROVERSIES RELATED TO

MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF

THESE SPACES IN THE FACE O

CHANGING NEEDS AND POPULAR

TASTE.

IT ALSO HIGHLIGHTS SOME OF THE

ACHIEVEMENTS OF KEEPING THEM

ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC

THE SHOW FEATURES NE

PHOTOGRAPHY ALONG WITH ARCHIVA

IMAGES AND MATERIALS

INTERIORS FROM ALL FIVE NEW YORK

CITY BOROUGHS ARE REPRESENTED:

FROM THE ART DECO SPLENDOR O

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL AN

FEDERAL GRANDEUR OF CITY HALL,

TO THE LESS-FAMILIAR BUT NO LESS

IMPRESSIVE INTERIORS OF TH

ITALIAN BAROQUE- STYLE LOWE'

PARADISE THEATER IN THE BRON

AND THE STATELY NEO-ROMAN STYL

FORMER DIME SAVINGS BANK I

BROOKLYN

THE EXHIBITION WILL ALSO CAL

ATTENTION TO THE CHALLENGES OF

CHANGING USE, PROTECTING MODER

INTERIORS, AND IDENTIFYING THE

NEXT GENERATION OF LANDMAR

INTERIORS.

IT WILL INCLUDE AN INTERACTIVE

ELEMENT ENABLING VISITORS TO

VOICE THEIR OPINIONS ON WHIC

INTERIORS SHOULD BE PRIORITIES

FOR FUTURE LANDMARK DESIGNATION.

THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIE

THROUGH APRIL 24TH

AND THAT'S THE NYC-ARTS NEWS

FROM THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUM ON

EAST 6TH STREET, I'M RAFAEL PI

ROMAN.

>> AND NOW, SOMETHING WE LIKE TO

CALL OUR CURATOR'S CHOICE

CLOSE LOOK AT A SINGLE WORK OF

ART OR ONE SPECIAL EXHIBITIO

CHOSEN FROM MUSEUMS OR GALLERIES

IN OUR AREA. PLEASE ENJOY OU

SELECTION THIS WEEK.

>> WELCOME TO THE AMERICAN FOL

ART MUSEUM, MY NAME IS VALERIE

ROUSSEAU, CURATOR FOR THE ART OF

THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURY. W

ARE IN FRONT OF A VERY TYPICAL

PIECE OF OUR COLLECTION.

THIS IS THE ENCYCLOPEDIC PALAC

BY MARINO AURITI, AN ITALIAN

IMMIGRANT WHO SETTLED IN KENNETT

SQUARE PENNSYLVANIA AROUND 1938.

AND THERE HE OPENED A SHOP WHERE

HE WAS AN AUTO BODY MECHANIC

AND FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS, I

THE BACKYARD OF HIS GARAGE, HE

WORKED ON HIS ARCHITECTURA

MODEL.

MARINO AURITI EXPLAINED HI

PROJECT IN A HIGHLY DETAILED

6 PAGE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.

HE SAID, "THIS BUILDING IS A

ENTIRELY NEW CONCEPT IN MUSEUMS,

DESIGNED TO HOLD ALL THE WORKS

OF MAN IN WHATEVER FIELD

DISCOVERIES MADE AND THOSE WHICH

MAY FOLLOW

EVERYTHING FROM THE WHEEL TO THE

SATELLITE.

THE MODEL IS SEVEN FEET HIGH AND

IT'S ON A SCALE OF ONE FOR TWO

HUNDRED.

THE WHOLE COMPLEX IS A

OFF-WHITE AND BRONZE WOO

COMPOUND CENTERED AROUND A

TOWER.

COMPOSED OF EIGHT, SUPER IMPOSED

CIRCULAR SECTIONS TOPPED BY

METAL SPIRE.

THERE ARE FOUR ARCHED, MAI

ENTRANCES SURMOUNTED BY THE FLAG

OF ITALY, OF FRANCE, OF TH

UNITED STATES, AND SPAIN

AURITI'S ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND

FUNCTIONALITY ARE ASTOUNDING

YOU HAVE FOR INSTANCE ABOU

800 WINDOWS MADE OF CLEA

CELLULOID AND SWINGING METAL

DOORS.

AURITI'S OWN PHILOSOPHY AND SETS

OF VALUE ARE INSCRIBED ONTO TH

PALACE, YOU CAN READ THOSE

DIFFERENT SENTENCES RELATED TO

HIS OWN PERCEPTION OF HOW WE

SHOULD BEHAVE AS CITIZENS, A

NEIGHBORS.

I DON'T THINK THAT HE WANTED T

BUILD IT TO BE JUST A MODEL.

HE WANTED TO REALLY REALIZE THAT

ARCHITECTURE

AND IF THIS ARCHITECTURE WOULD

HAVE BEEN BUILT, IT WOULD HAVE

SPREAD OVER SIXTEEN CITY BLOCK

AND BEEN ONE HUNDRED AND

THIRTY-SIX STORIES HIGH.

MANY OF THE SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST

THAT WE HAVE IN OUR COLLECTION

STARTED TO CREATE A SPECIFIC

TIME OF THEIR LIFE, IT'S OFTEN

LIKE A TURNING POINT. THEY

EXPERIENCE SOME SORT O

PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN THEIR

LIFE. THEY GOT INJURED, THEY

COULD NOT WORK ANYMORE

IN THE CASE OF AURITI, HE LEFT

ITALY TO ESCAPE THE FASCIS

ITALIAN PARTY.

A BIT BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY, H

SAID HE WOULD BE HAPPY IF THIS

PIECE WOULD BE IN A MUSEUM FOR

FUTURE GENERATIONS

AND IT TOOK 33 YEARS FOR THE

PIECE TO BE SECURED AT THE

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM

>> HELLO, I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN.

AND WELCOME TO LINCOLN CENTER,

WHERE ALL YEAR ROUND NEW YORKERS

AND GUESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

VISIT THIS CULTURAL MECCA FO

ITS THEATERS OVERFLOWING WIT

THE BEST IN MUSIC, DANCE, OPERA,

DRAMA AND FILM

THIS WEEK AT LINCOLN CENTER:

"JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER HONORS

JOE TEMPERLEY" A SAXOPHONIST

EDUCATOR, AND CO-FOUNDING MEMBER

OF THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTE

ORCHESTRA, JOE TEMPERLEY WILL BE

CELEBRATED IN A SERIES O

CONCERTS THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN

APRIL AND MAY.

AT THE ROSE THEATRE, FROM APRI

16TH TO APRIL 18TH, THE JAZZ A

LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WIT

WYNTON MARSALIS WILL PERFORM A

THREE-MOVEMENT CONCERTO COMPOSED

BY MARSALIS AND TITLED

"CELEBRATING JOE TEMPERLEY: FROM

DUKE TO THE JLCO."

AND STARTING ON MAY 1ST,

TEMPERLEY WILL JOIN FELLOW

SAXOPHONE-GIANT WESSEL

"WARMDADDY" ANDERSON AT DIZZY'

CLUB COCA-COLA FOR THREE NIGHT

OF INTIMATE PERFORMANCES

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS PLEAS

VISIT JAZZ.ORG AND FOR EVEN MORE

INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS A

LINCOLN CENTER, YOU CAN VISI

THEIR WEBSITE AT

LINCOLNCENTER.ORG.

>> WE HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED OU

PROGRAM THIS EVENING

I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISCH WNET

STUDIOS AT LINCOLN CENTER.

GOOD NIGHT

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