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Wednesday, August 08, 2018


Penny Arcade

Baruch Performing Arts Center announces their 2018/2019 season, featuring premieres by composers Huang Ruo, Gregory Spears, and the late Matt Marks, and choreographer Dusan Týnek. The season includes the 27th year of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives series, a 5th Anniversary celebration of the CUNY Dance Initiative, and work in progress by veteran writer-performer Penny Arcade. For more information and tickets, visit here. All performances take place at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves.)

"BPAC is your arts center and we hope that you'll come celebrate with us," said Ted Altschuler, director of Baruch Performing Arts Center. "Our 2018-19 season is all about celebrating diverse cultures and perspectives with compelling programs that are relevant to the issues of the day. Get close by experiencing performances in intimately scaled venues. Go deep by engaging with artists as they create work. Come often because we keep our prices affordable."

BPAC 2018-19 Season

Harman Writers Series - Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
October 16, 2018 5:30pm

A reading from the latest play by 2016 MacArthur Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and a discussion with author and director of Harman Writers Series Bridgett Davis.
Tickets $16

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins won the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play, for his plays Appropriate and An Octoroon. His plays Gloria and Everybody were finalists for the 2016 and 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama respectively.

Guy Livingston Dada at the Movies
October 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
Tickets $36

"An exceptionally agile and charismatic performer" - Los Angeles Times
"A pianist with a flair for modernism"- The New York Times

On July 8, 1923, the Parisian Dadaists organized their most famous event ever. It included a play by Tristan Tzara, films by Man Ray and Hans Richter, live music by George Antheil, Erik Satie, and Darius Milhaud. During the show, a riot broke out and the poet Paul Eluard was thrown off the stage. The gendarmes were summoned, and the soirée was memorialized as one of the great art scandals of all time. Pianist Guy Livingston brings us back to that evening, re-creating the music together with the films in a new interdisciplinary performance commissioned by the Holland Festival.

Words on the Street
Performances on October 26, 27, 29, 30, November 1, 2, 3, 2018 at 7:30pm, and November 4 at 3pm
Tickets $36

Words on the Street is a mystery, and the crime involves all humanity. An infant is abducted and the seven deadly sins play out their power struggle while pandemonium reigns in a dystopian world teaming with hearsay and falsehood and plagued by threat and insecurity. This series of poems written by Anna Rabinowitz has been transformed into a hybrid performance event, collaboratively conceived and developed by the writer, director Kristin Marting, video designer Lianne Arnold, and the late composer Matt Marks (1980-2018) with additional compositions by Lainie Fefferman, John Glover, Mary Kouyoumdjian, David T. Little, Kamala Sankaram, Caroline Shaw, and Randall Woolf and music direction by Mila Henry. A diverse ensemble of performers includes acclaimed soprano Lauren Flanigan, Sumayya Ali, Paul An, Caitlin Cisco, John Kelly, Paul Pinto, and Adrian Rosas.

Silberman Recital Series
Tessa Lark (violin) & Andrew Armstrong (piano)
October 31, 2018 at 6:30pm
Tickets are FREE to the public thanks to the Silberman Family.

"Lark is an accomplished and expressive artist worthy of all the fuss" - Albany Times Union

Recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and winner of both an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Naumburg Violin competition, violinist Tessa Lark is beloved of audiences and lauded by critics for her technical agility, elegance, and astounding range. Ms. Lark has performed as a featured soloist with numerous U.S. orchestras since debuting with the Cincinnati Symphony at age sixteen and appeared last year at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall on the Distinctive Debuts series. She will be joined by pianist Andrew Armstrong, whose busy career includes performances this year at the Caramoor Festival and Wigmore Hall. Their program includes works of Beethoven, Stravinsky and Lark's original composition Appalachian Fantasy, a work inspired by her Kentucky roots, combining classical and bluegrass.

Alexander String Quartet
November 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
Tickets $36

"Dream-come-true performances." - Boston Globe

The Fall concert includes Mozart: String Quartet No. 8 in F major, K. 168 (1773); Ravel: String Quartet (1902-3); Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden" (1824).

Joshua Roman (Cello) & Gilles Vonsattel (piano)
Nov 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $36

Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation as "A cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts." San Francisco Chronicle. His commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways extends to roles, as an accomplished composer, curator, and he was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015. Roman will be joined by Gilles Vonsattel, a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions. In recent years, Vonsattel has made his Boston Symphony, Tanglewood, and San Francisco Symphony debuts. In this program, they will perform Janacek, Beethoven, Pärt, Brahms, and more.

The Faghag and Her Friends in The Summer of Love
December 6 - 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $31

The latest offering from veteran playwright/performer Penny Arcade, at the peak of her powers, features Arcade's spot-on impersonations and intoxicating improvisational style, "stiletto wit...blistering" - The New York Times. Together with longtime collaborator Steve Zehentner, they move into new territory, embedding a narrative play into a filmic abstract that travels from 1967 Provincetown to the cafes and night clubs of New York City's celebrated demimonde, where tragedy and transformation walked hand in hand and created a breeding ground for revolutionary thinking and artistic innovation. "When I was 15, 16... my goal every night was to sit at the table with the old queens, a difficult invitation to get for a teenage girl...The old queens knew everything I wanted to know ...They did not tolerate banality nor mediocrity and theirs was a fierce and unapologetic intelligence. Just sitting at that table in a dark bar or fluorescent coffee shop, lifted your IQ twenty points!"

A collaboration with PROTOTYPE music-theater Festival, co-presented with Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Arts Center.
Performances January 5 - 12, 2019

The 2017-18 collaboration - the world premiere of The Echo Drift was called: "One of the most exciting events of the 2018 festival... a truly moving, dynamic piece of music theater." - Opera News