NYC-ARTS

S2015 E140 | FULL EPISODE

NYC-ARTS Full Episode: April 23, 2015

Violinist Simone Porter, one of the recipients of the Avery Fisher Career Grants in 2015, performs a violin arrangement from Sergei Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet.” A visit to Storm King Art Center, located in the Hudson Valley, about an hour north of New York City. Rafael Pi Roman presents the arts and culture news from The Ukrainian Museum in Manhattan’s East Village.

AIRED: April 22, 2015 | 0:27:46
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WALTER

ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN.

JODY AND JOHN ARNHOLD.

JOYCE B. COWIN

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FOUNDATION

AND ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ

FOUNDATION

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN

PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM TH

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT O

CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHI

WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY

MEMBERS OF 13.

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EXCELLENCE

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>>> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME T

"NYC-ARTS.

I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISCH WNET

STUDIOS AT LINCOLN CENTER.

WHETHER IT'S MUSIC, DANCE,

OPERA, THEATER OR FILM, THIS

LINCOLN CENTER CAMPUS IS TRULY

AN INTERNATIONAL CROSSROADS OF

CREATIVITY AND CULTURA

EXCHANGE

IT IS ALSO STEEPED IN ITS OW

DISTINGUISHED PROGRAMS AND

TRADITIONS

THE CEREMONY FOR THIS YEAR'S

AVERY FISHER CAREER GRANT AWARDS

TOOK PLACE LAST MARCH AT THE

JEROME L. GREENE PERFORMANCE

SPACE AT WQXR.

THESE INDIVIDUAL GRANTS OF

$25,000 GIVE PROFESSIONA

ASSISTANCE AND RECOGNITION T

TALENTED INSTRUMENTALISTS WH

HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL FOR SOL

CAREERS.

>> IT IS QUITE UNUSUAL THAT WE

DO HAVE FIVE RECIPIENTS WITH U

TONIGHT.

IT MARKS THE 10th TIME I

40 YEARS OF THE PROGRAM THIS HAS

HAPPENED

WE'RE GRATEFUL THAT OTHE

COMMITMENTS ALLOW THEM TO BE

HERE TONIGHT AND TO PLAY FOR

YOU.

>> THIS YEAR THERE WERE INDEED

FIVE OUTSTANDING HONOREES --

PIANIST MICHAEL BROWN, VIOLIST

MATTHEW LIPMAN AND VIOLINIST

PAUL HUANG, KRISTEN LEE AN

SIMONE PORTER.

>> PLEASE WELCOME VIOLINIS

SIMONE PORTER TO THE GREEN

SPACE.

>> A NATIVE OF SALT LAKE CITY,

AT 18 YEARS OF AGE, SIMONE

PORTER HAS ALREADY APPEARED WITH

THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, LOS

ANGELES PHILHARMONIC, NASHVILL

SYMPHONY AND UTAH SYMPHONY

SHE STUDIES IN LOS ANGELES A

THE COLBURN CONSERVATORY O

MUSIC.

>> I STARTED PLAYING THE VIOLI

WHEN I WAS 3 YEARS OLD, AND TH

VIOLIN HAS JUST MORPHED FROM

REALLY JUST A HOBBY TO A PASSION

TO NOW A CAREER CHOICE

WINNING THE AVERY FISHER CAREE

GRANT IS A TREMENDOUS,

TREMENDOUS HONOR

I AM INCREDIBLY EXCITED,

INSPIRED AND HUMBLED AND REALL

FEEL SO PRIVILEGED TO BE

INCLUDED AMONGST SO MANY

INCREDIBLE MUSICIANS

I WILL BE PERFORMING A VIOLI

ARRANGEMENT FROM PROKOFIEV'S

"ROMEO AND JULIET.

THE FIRST IS CALLED "MONTAGUES

AND CAPULETS," AND IT'S FROM THE

VERY BEGINNING OF PROKOFIEV'

BALLET

IT DEPICTS THE MONTAGUES AND THE

CAPULETS SORT OF WALKING AROUND,

REALLY GIVING EACH OTHER HAIRY

EYEBALLS

THE FIRST MOVEMENT IS VERY PROUD

AND BROAD AND HAS A CHARMING

MIDDLE SECTION, WHICH IS THE

FIRST TIME THAT ROMEO AND JULIET

LAY EYES ON EACH OTHER

WHEN I'M ONSTAGE, I'M REALLY

JUST TRYING TO THINK OF TH

CHARACTERS AND THE COLORS.

BECAUSE THIS PIECE REALLY HAS

NARRATIVE, IT'S EASY TO JUST

LOSE YOURSELF IN THAT.

THERE'S A STORY TO BE TOLD

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"MASKS" IS THE MASQUERADE SCEN

FROM "ROMEO AND JULIET."

THAT MOVEMENT IS SORT OF EERIE

A LITTLE MISCHIEVOUS, AND AT

TIMES VERY VICIOUS

IT HAS A GREAT BEAT, A SORT OF

GROOVE TO IT THAT MAKES IT

REALLY A BLAST TO PERFORM.

THE WHOLE WORK IS.

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>>> HELLO, I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN

AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEKEN

LINCOLN CENTER

WHERE ALL YEAR ROUND NEW YORKERS

AND GUESTS FROM AROUND THE

WORLD.

THIS WEEK, NEW YORK CITY

BALLET'S SEASON.

SELECTIONS FROM THE 12 BALLETS

WILL MAKE UP THREE PROGRAMS THAT

WILL BE PERFORMED FROM APRIL

28th THROUGH MAY 10th.

PETER MARTINS' PRODUCTION OF "LA

SYLPHIDE" WILL HAVE ITS NEW YORK

CITY BALLET PREMIERE AT TH

ANNUAL SPRING GALA ON MAY 7th.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE JUSTI

PECK'S "RODEO: FOUR DANC

EPISODES" AND BALANCHINE'S "

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM," WHIC

WILL CLOSE THE SEASON WITH A

WEEK OF PERFORMANCES THROUGH

JUNE 7th

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS PLEAS

VISIT NYCBALLET.COM.

AND FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATIO

ABOUT EVENTS AT LINCOLN CENTER

YOU CAN VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT

LINCOLNCENTER.ORG.

>>> "NYC-ARTS" ISN'T JUS

AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND IT ON THE WEB.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE B

LOGGING ON TO NYC.ARTSEL

ORGANIZE

NOW, THIS WEEK'S FEATURE

PROFILE.

>>> STORM KING ARTS CENTER I

UNIQUE IN THAT IT'S LOCATE

WITHIN ONE HOUR OF NEW YOR

CITY, AND YET YOU FEEL AS IF

YOU'VE BEEN TRANSPORTED ACROSS

THE COUNTRY.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE YOU AR

IMMEDIATELY ENCHANTED BY OUR

500 ACRE SITE FILLED WIT

BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART

MONUMENTAL MODERN AN

CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE

CAREFULLY PLACED IN A BEAUTIFU

LANDSCAPE THAT HAS BEEN HONE

AND SHAPED OVER THE LAST

50 YEARS BUT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS

UNTOUCHED BY HUMAN HANDS

THE NAME STORM KING COMES FROM

STORM KING MOUNTAIN, WHICH IS

BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN TO OUR EAST

THAT DRAMATICALLY RISES FROM THE

HUDSON RIVER AND THE NAM

LITERALLY REFERS TO IT BEING A

BELLWETHER FOR INCLEMENT

WEATHER.

THE STORM CLOUDS WOULD GATHE

AROUND THE MOUNTAIN, AND WE HAVE

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF STORM KIN

MOUNTAIN FROM PARTS OF THE PARK.

THIS SITE IS REALLY ALL ABOU

DISCOVERING ART AND THE NATURE

TOGETHER AND TO ENJOY TH

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ART AND

NATURE

MY GRANDFATHER, RALPH E. OGDEN

AND MY FATHER, PETER STERN

CO-FOUNDED THE ART CENTER IN

1960

THE INITIAL VISION WAS REALLY MY

GRANDFATHER'S AND MY FATHER'S,

AND IT WAS TO PROTECT

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY IN THE STAT

TO BUILD TO IT, BUILD ONTO IT,

TO CREATE AN ART MUSEUM.

MY GRANDFATHER HAD JUST RETIRE

FROM HIS CAREER AS A VER

SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN AND H

WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHIN

SPECIAL TO DO AND HE WANTED TO

DO SOMETHING FOR THIS COMMUNITY.

HE DID NOT KNOW A LOT ABOUT AR

BUT, OVER THE YEARS, STARTIN

WITH SMALL SCULPTURES PURCHASE

IN EUROPE THAT WERE SITE

OUTSIDE THE BUILDING IN TH

1960s, HE STARTED TO DEVELOP A

SENSE OF WHAT WOULD LOOK BES

HERE

A LANDMARK PURCHASE FOR STOR

KING WAS THE PURCHAS

OF 13 SCULPTURES BY DAVID SMIT

IN 1967 AND THEY BECAME THE CORE

OF THE COLLECTION AT STORM KIN

IN THE EARLY YEARS AND REMAIN

HUGE PART OF STORM KING'

COLLECTION

OVER TIME, MY GRANDFATHER AN

FATHER, DAVID COLLINS, OUR

DIRECTOR, REALIZED THE

INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL FOR

MONUMENTAL ART SET AGAINST THE

LANDSCAPE WITH BEAUTIFUL VISTAS.

>> IT'S VERY DIFFERENT IN AN

URBAN AREA SEEING A SCULPTURE,

BUT ON THE FIELDS OF STORM KING,

YOU SEE THE FULL MAGNITUDE O

WHAT THE ARTIST IS TRYING TO D

AND BEING ABLE TO WALK AROUND IT

AND SEE IT FROM DIFFEREN

PERSPECTIVES

I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH PETER

STERN FOR 35 WORKING ON TH

LANDSCAPE AND SHAPING IT YEA

AFTER YEAR BRINGING IN GRAVE

AND TOPSOIL CREATING WALKING

PATHS, PLATFORMS FOR SCULPTURE

DRAINAGE SO PEOPLE CAN WAL

THROUGH THE FIELDS WITHOUT

GETTING THEIR FEET WET

I TRIED TO TAKE THE TIME TO WALK

THROUGH IT AND FIND TH

SCULPTURE LOCATIONS.

I DON'T USE SCALE MODELS OF TH

LANDSCAPE.

I WALK AROUND WITH A HAMMER AN

A WOOD STAKE AND FLAGS AND TRY

TO FIND MY LOCATIONS, AND I'

ALWAYS CONCERNED WITH THE SCAL

OF THE SCULPTURES AND WHERE

WANT TO PUT IT IN RELATIONSHIP

TO OTHER SCULPTURES OR A

EXHIBITION I'M DOING

I WANT PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO WALK

AROUND IT AND ALSO HAV

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES OF TH

LANDSCAPE, THE MOUNTAINS, TH

TREES.

AND IF ITS NOT RIGHT, I MOVE I

AGAIN.

>> AND FOR MANY OF OUR WORKS AND

OUR ARTISTS, THIS IS THE IDEAL

DESTINATION FOR THEIR WORK

BECAUSE OF THIS SETTING.

WE HAVE SEVERAL PIECES BY MARK

DI SUVERO AND ONE OF THE LARGEST

ON OUR PROPERTY, "PYRAMIDIAN,"

STANDS NEAR THE CREST OF THA

HILL LOOKING TO THE SOUTH.

IT'S A DRAMATIC PIECE.

ITS VERTICALITY, ITS SCALE, IT

MASSIVENESS MAKES IT UNIQUE IN

THIS SETTING

IT'S A COMPLETELY DIFFEREN

EXPERIENCE, AND, I WOULD

VENTURE, A LESS SATISFYING ONE

TO SEE THAT PIECE IN AN URBA

SETTING, IN AN URBAN PLAZA

>> AFTER MARK'S EXHIBITION I

NEW YORK AT THE WHITNEY MUSEUM

OF AMERICN ART IN 1975, PETE

STERN WENT TO THE OPENING AN

ASKED MARK WHAT HE WAS GOING T

DO WITH THE LARGE SCAL

SCULPTURES WHICH WERE SCATTERE

AROUND NEW YORK.

MARK SAID THAT HE WAS GOING TO

FOLD THEM UP AND JUST STACK THEM

HE HAD NO PLACE TO PUT THEM AN

PETER INVITED MARK TO BRING FIVE

LARGE SCALE SCULPTURES OR

GROUP OF LARGE SCALE SCULPTURE

TO STORM KING.

HE ALWAYS HAD THE IDEA TO HAVE

THE RUBBER MALLETS BY DIFFEREN

SCULPTURES AND HIT THE STAINLESS

STEEL OR OTHER METAL AND HEAR IT

GONG AWAY DEPENDING ON HOW HAR

YOU HIT IT

AND IT REALLY DOES RESONATE, AND

YOU CAN HEAR IT ON TOP OF TH

HILL

>> SO THE FOCUS IN THE LAST TW

DECADES HAS BEEN, AGAIN, ON NE

SITE SPECIFIC WORK, AGAIN,

EXTENDING OUR BOUNDARIES TO TH

SOUTH, WITH RICHARD SERRA'S

SCHUNNEMUNK FORK," AND

GOLDSWORTHY'S CONSTRUCTION O

"STORM KING WALL," WHICH WRAPS

AROUND THE TREES AND IS A ALMOST

2,300 FOOT LONG WALL

AND THEN, MOST RECENTLY, MAY

LIN'S "STORM KING WAVE FIELD

JUST TO THE SOUTH.

>> MAYA WAS PARTICULARLY KNOWN

FOR THE VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL I

WASHINGTON, AND HAS GONE ON TO

BUILD OTHER MEMORIALS,

EARTHWORKS

SHE PRACTICES LANDSCAPE AND ALSO

SHE'S A DEVOTED ENVIRONMENTALIST

AS WELL.

>> AND AS WITH MANY OF THE

ARTISTS, WE SOUGHT OUT WE ASKE

HER TO COME AND SPEND TIME HER

AND COME UP WITH A PIECE THA

WAS RIGHT FOR STORM KING

>> SHE'D BEEN COMING UP TO STORM

KING FOR EIGHT YEARS AND LOOKING

AT DIFFERENT SITES AND FOUND THE

GRAVEL PIT WHICH WAS AN 11 ACR

GRAVEL PIT

MAYA SAW IT AND THOUGHT THAT WAS

QUITE FABULOUS, AND SHE DECIDE

SHE WANTED TO CREATE HER THIRD

AND FINAL WAVEFIELD AT STORM

KING

>> MAYA WAS WONDERFUL TO WOR

WITH, PAINSTAKING, AS SO MANY OF

OUR ARTISTS HAVE BEEN.

WHEN "STORM KING WAVEFIELD" WA

BEING FINISHED, SHE WAS ON TOP

OF THE WAVES DIRECTING THE

CONTRACTOR WITH THE BULLDOZE

AND MAKING FINE ADJUSTMENTS WITH

GREAT PRECISION.

>> MAYA INCORPORATES HER IDEAS

OF ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITY

AND WHAT SHE DID WAS MEASURE ALL

THE DIESEL FUEL USED ON THIS

PROJECT AND THE AUTOMOBILES SH

USED FOR COMING OUT OF NEW YORK.

WE WANT TO DO A CARBON OFFSET AT

SOME POINT, PLANTING MORE TREES.

GRASSES ARE PART OF THE CARBON

OFFSET, AS WELL, AND THAT'

ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE PROJECT.

>> TIME THAT WE CAN GIVE ARTIS

TO DEVELOP THEIR WORK AN

DEVELOP THE RIGHT WORK FOR THE

SETTING HAS BEEN INVALUABLE TO

US AS WELL AS OFTEN TO THE

ARTISTS TO GET JUST THE RIGH

CONCEPT.

YOU DON'T NEED AN ART HISTOR

DEGREE TO COME IN AN

IMMEDIATELY FEEL POWERFU

EMOTIONS AS YOU WALK THROUGH OUR

PARK

IT'S REALLY AN EXPERIENCE OF

NATURE, LANDSCAPE AND AR

INTEGRATED TOGETHER.

THIS IS ABOUT COMING AND

DISCOVERING FOR YOURSELF THE

PLEASURES OF THIS LANDSCAPE AN

OUR COLLECTION

AND WE INVITE YOU TO COME AN

DISCOVER

>>> NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION O

ARTS EVENTS IN OUR AREA, HERE'

THE NEWS

>>> HI, I'M RAFAEL PI ROMAN WITH

THE "NYC-ARTS" NEWS AT THE

UKRAINIAN MUSEUM, LOCATED IN

MANHATTAN'S EAST VILLAGE

THE MUSEUM WAS FOUNDED I

1976 BY THE UKRAINIAN NATIONAL

WOMEN'S LEAGUE OF AMERICA AND IN

2005, IT MOVED TO THIS STATE O

THE ART BUILDING ON EAST SIXTH

STREET BETWEEN SECOND AVENUE AND

THE BOWERY

UKRAINE'S CURRENT REVOLUTIONAR

STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE IS

MAKING NEWS DAILY.

BUT ALMOST A CENTURY AGO

UKRAINE DECLARED INDEPENDENC

FROM THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE AND

CULTURAL RENAISSANCE FOLLOWED,

INCLUDING THE FLOURISHING OF

NATIVE LANGUAGE AND TRADITIONS

ON STAGE

CURRENTLY ON VIEW IS A

EXHIBITION CELEBRATING THA

HIGHLY CREATIVE ERA IN UKRAINE'S

PAST

"STAGING THE UKRAINIAN

AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1910s AND

1920s" INCLUDES ORIGINAL ART

WORKS FOR THE THEATER BY

13 ARTISTS, MANY OF WHOM WER

EXILED OR EXECUTED DURING TH

STALINIST PURGES OF THE 1930

FOR THEIR PERCEIVED POLITICA

BELIEFS.

ORIGINAL POSTERS, PRODUCTION

SCENES AND FOUR REPLICA SE

MODELS CREATED ESPECIALLY FO

THE EXHIBITION ARE ON VIEW

LES KURBAS WAS THE VISIONARY

DIRECTOR AND CREATIVE ENGINE

BEHIND THE BEREZIL ARTISTI

ASSOCIATION, THE GROUP THA

SHAPED THE LANDSCAPE O

MODERNIST THEATER IN UKRAINE

AND HE TRAINED THE NEX

GENERATION OF AVANT-GARD

DIRECTORS.

JUST AS THE PROLETARIAT EMERGE

FROM THE FORMER RUSSIAN EMPIRE

SO THE WORKING CLASS IS

PERSISTENT AND CENTRAL THEME O

THESE THEATRICAL SPECTACLES --

UPTON SINCLAIR'S "JIMM

HIGGINS," ERNST TOLLER'S "TH

MACHINE WRECKERS," "HELLO FROM

RADIOWAVE 477!" AND "GAS" BY

GEORG KAISER

A SYMPOSIUM WITH ART HISTORIANS,

MODERATED BY ONE OF TH

CO-CURATORS OF THE EXHIBITION,

PROFESSOR MYROSLAVA MUDRAK, WILL

TAKE PLACE AT THE MUSEUM O

SUNDAY, APRIL 26th

"STAGING THE UKRAINIAN

AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1910s AND

1920s" IS ON VIEW UNTI

SEPTEMBER 13th

>>> THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF

LINCOLN CENTER PRESENT

"BEETHOVEN AND LIGETI,"

SCINTILLATING DIALOGUE BETWEEN A

TRAIL-BLAZING CLASSICAL MASTER

AND A 20th CENTURY VISIONARY

THE ACCLAIMED PIANIS

JEREMY DENK HAS PLAYED A LEADING

ROLE IN GYORGY LIGETI'S CURREN

POPULARITY THROUGH HIS MANY LIVE

AND RECORDED PERFORMANCES OF THE

HUNGARIAN COMPOSER'S WORK.

DENK WILL BE JOINED BY VIOLINIST

ERIN KEEFE, CELLIS

EFE BALTACIGIL, OBOIST

JAMES AUSTIN SMITH, CLARINETIS

DAVID SHIFRIN, BASSOONIS

PETER KOLKAY, AND HORN PLAYE

JENNIFER MONTONE

ON THIS PROGRAM, LIGETI'S "HOR

TRIO" -- AN HOMAGE TO BRAHMS -

IS PAIRED WITH BEETHOVEN'S

"ARCHDUKE PIANO TRIO" AND HI

QUINTET FOR PIANO AND WINDS.

"BEETHOVEN AND LIGETI" WILL TAKE

PLACE AT ALICE TULLY HALL ON

MAY 3rd.

>>> AT AMERICAS SOCIETY ON PAR

AVENUE ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE, A

UNIQUE EXHIBITION OFFERS A RAR

GLIMPSE OF LATIN AMERICAN MODERN

DESIGN

"MODERNO: DESIGN FOR LIVING IN

BRAZIL, MEXICO, AND VENEZUELA,

1940-1978," FOCUSES ON ONE O

THE REGION'S MOST INNOVATIVE

CHAPTERS IN THE WORLD OF DESIGN.

"MODERNO" BRINGS TOGETHER ABOU

80 PIECES OF ONE-OF-A-KIND AND

MASS-PRODUCED HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS,

INCLUDING FURNITURE, CERAMICS,

METALWORK, TEXTILES AND PRINTE

MATERIAL, MOST OF WHICH HAVE

NEVER BEEN EXHIBITED BEFORE.

THE SELECTION LOOKS AT THE

TRADITION OF CRAFTSMAN DESIG

AND DOCUMENTS THE TRANSITION

FROM CRAFTSMANSHIP TO INDUSTRY

AND IT'S ON VIEW AT AMERICAS

SOCIETY THROUGH MAY 16th

>>> IN DANCE, THE MARK MORRI

DANCE GROUP AND MUSIC ENSEMBLE

HAS RETURNED TO THE BROOKLYN

ACADEMY OF MUSIC

TWO PROGRAMS WILL BE PRESENTED

THROUGH APRIL 26th -- A WORL

PREMIERE AND CLASSICS FROM THE

COMPANY'S VAST REPERTOIRE.

"CROSSWALK," A WORK FO

11 DANCERS TO MUSIC BY CAR

MARIA VON WEBER.

THE DUET "JENN AND SPENCER,"

NAMED FOR THE DANCERS WH

PREMIERED THE WORK

THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF

"SPRING, SPRING, SPRING," SET TO

STRAVINSKY'S "RITE OF SPRING,"

ARRANGED AND PERFORMED LIVE BY

THE JAZZ TRIO "THE BAD PLUS.

"WORDS," SET TO FELI

MENDELSSOHN'S "SONGS WITHOUT

WORDS.

"GRAND DUO," FEATURING

14 DANCERS AND LOU HARRISON'

"GRAND DUO FOR VIOLIN AN

PIANO.

AND THE WORLD PREMIERE O

"WHELM," A QUARTET SET TO MUSI

BY CLAUDE DEBUSSY.

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP WILL B

PERFORMING AT BAM'S HOWARD

GILMAN OPERA HOUSE

AT ASIA SOCIETY, "BUDDHIST ART

OF MYANMAR," IS THE FIRS

EXHIBITION IN THE WEST TO FOCU

ON WORKS OF ART FROM COLLECTIONS

IN MYANMAR, THE FORMER BURMA

IT EXPLORES HOW BUDDHIST

NARRATIVES WERE COMMUNICATED

VISUALLY, IN THE CONTEXT OF

MULTIPLICITY OF REGIONAL STYLES.

MANY OF THE WORKS IN THI

EXHIBITION HAVE NEVER BEEN SHOWN

OUTSIDE OF MYANMAR

ON VIEW ARE APPROXIMATEL

70 SPECTACULAR WORKS, INCLUDIN

STONE, BRONZE AND WOOD

SCULPTURES RANGING FROM THE 5t

THROUGH THE EARLY 20th CENTURY

ALTHOUGH NEARLY 90% OF MYANMAR'S

INHABITANTS COUNT THEMSELVES A

BUDDHISTS, THE COUNTRY IS HOME

TO OVER 100 OFFICIALLY

RECOGNIZED ETHNIC GROUPS, EACH

WITH ITS OWN DISTINCTIVE WAY O

LIFE, LANGUAGE AND ADHERENCE T

A VARIETY OF BELIEF SYSTEMS.

THE OBJECTS INCLUDED IN THIS

EXHIBITION, FORMERLY IN TH

SERVICE OF TEMPLES, STUPAS AND

MONASTERIES, EMBODY AN ENDURIN

TRADITION IN WHICH MYTH AN

HISTORY BLEND SEAMLESSLY

"BUDDHIST ART OF MYANMAR" IS O

VIEW AT ASIA SOCIETY THROUGH

MAY 10th

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FROM THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUM ON

EAST SIXTH STREET, I'M

RAFAEL PI ROMAN.

>>> WE HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED OUR

PROGRAM TONIGHT AND THAT YOU'L

ALSO TAKE "NYC-ARTS" WITH YOU.

OUR EASY TO USE FREE SMARTPHON

APP GIVES YOU INFORMATION ABOU

ART EVENTS AROUND THE CITY WHE

YOU MOST NEED IT

FROM LINCOLN CENTER, I'M PAULA

ZAHN

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

GOOD NIGHT

>>> NEXT WEEK ON "NYC-ARTS,"

PHILIPPE de MONTEBELLO EXPLORE

THE EXHIBITION "SCULPTURE IN THE

AGE OF DONATELLO -- RENAISSANC

MASTERPIECES FROM FLORENCE

CATHEDRAL," WITH

RICHARD TOWNSEND, DIRECTOR O

THE MUSEUM OF BIBLICAL ART

FUNDING FOR "NYC-ARTS" IS MADE

POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P. WALTER

ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN.

JODY AND JOHN ARNHOLD.

JOYCE B. COWIN

THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ART

FOUNDATION

AND ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ

FOUNDATION

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN

PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM TH

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT O

CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHI

WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY

MEMBERS OF 13.

"NYC-ARTS" IS MADE POSSIBLE IN

PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

FLEXIBILITY, COORDINATION,

EXCELLENCE

FIRST REPUBLIC PRIVATE WEALT

MANAGEMENT

IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO SERVE YOU.

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