Co-Presented by World Music Institute and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Alash Ensemble is a trio of master throat singers from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. Tuvan throat singing (xöömei) is a remarkable technique that involves singing multiple pitches at the same time. What distinguishes this gifted trio from earlier generations of Tuvan throat singers is the subtle infusion of modern influences into their traditional music. One can find complex harmonies, Western instruments and contemporary song forms in Alash’s music, but its overall sound and spirit are decidedly Tuvan. Alash Ensemble presents more than a concert – they introduce a complete cultural immersion.
Standing room only with limited unreserved seating
The legendary Group Doueh was founded in the 1980s and has been playing in and around their native Dakhla, the capital of the Morrocan administrative region Dakla-Oued Ed-Dahad in the Western Sahara, ever since. Doueh, their founder and leader, is a master on the electric guitar. His sound is distorted, loud and unhinged, with an impressive display of virtuosity and style. Group Doueh has a powerful presence in their live performances, entrancing their audiences with their raw and unfiltered Saharawi music from the former colonial Spanish outpost of the Western Sahara. With Doueh’s electric guitar brilliance and the soaring vocal interplay of his wife Halima Jakani and friend Bashiri Touballi, Group Doueh powerfully performs songs from the sung poetry of the Hassania language.
Ballet Academy East provides year-round training for professional careers in ballet led by artistic director Darla Hoover. The Pre-Professional Ballet Division consists of ten levels. Each student is evaluated by the BAE faculty and placed into the level where she/he will benefit most from their classes. The curriculum includes technique, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men’s weight training, modern and character. Auditions held on August 30, 2017 & September 18, 2017
Audition times to be announced closer to audition.
AMSTERDAM WHITNEY GALLERY, 531 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York City, located on the Ground Floor, is proud to showcase in its exhilarating AUGUST 29-OCTOBER 3, 2017 exhibition leading Contemporary Master Artists whose works explore the abstract, figurative and natural worlds, exalting the realm of the aesthetic through brilliant coloration and dazzling form. This specially curated exhibition and “Chelsea Roaring 1920’s ~ Great Gatsby” Gala Champagne Reception on Saturday, September 9th from 3:00-5:00 pm, located at our beautiful Ground Floor Gallery, inaugurates the Fall Opening of the Chelsea Fall Art Season and offers an exuberant visual synthesis of abstract, figurative, photographic, landscape and floral compositions which assiduously captures the senses of both art acquisitors and art aficionados alike with its scintillating regeneration of the visual realm. Pulsating with dynamic synergy and dazzling artistic creativity, these artists’ sophisticated, eclectic and joyful representations of the world, shine the spotlight on a universal artistic language. Compelling, lively and emotive, the artworks resonate through the medium of our shared humanity by celebrating the human spirit and connecting with fundamental aspects of identity. AUGUST 29- OCTOBER 3, 2017 Exhibition
Gala Champagne Reception & “ROARING 1920’s” Fete
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 3:00-5:00 pm
AESTHETICA of the ARTosphere
MIRRORS of the MATRIX
FULCRUM of the FANTASIA
If you like your rap served on-trend, Soul Night Events offers all sorts. For lovers of beats and rhymes from old school hip hop alongside new Hip Hop talent —3 live acts. Event starts at 9pm to 2am. Our DJ unapologetically mashes-up hip hop with R&B, Reggae and Soca. This should give you an idea of our varied vibe for the night.
Draw from a live nude model. Bring your sketch pad with your favorite drawing medium. Each artist will have the opportunity to hone their skills with a series of quick and long poses while listening to music in a relaxing non-judgemental environment. Refreshments and snacks are available to get your creative juices flowing. Age Requirement: 20 and over.
Audience members will be the singers for the evening, taking place on August 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. This August, the New York Choral Society hosts its annual Summer Sings. The public is invited to sing and socialize with members and the artistic staff of NYChoral including Music Director David Hayes and Associate Conductor Michael Ciavaglia. The participants will be able to step into the shoes of an NYChoral member and sing along with the conductor, pianists and soloists to a different piece each week. After the sing-along, the audience, chorus members and staff will continue the festivities with an after party around snacks and drinks.
Walk the neighborhood and listen to live music or poetry, catch a theatrical performance or simply admire an arts exhibit at the 5th Annual STooPS Art Crawl. Bed-Stuy’s premiere outdoor arts experience will once again transform stoops and storefronts into pop-up arts installations and performance spaces while celebrating the works of more than 20+ local artists. Featured artists include Aleijuan Afuraka, Babay L. Angles, Clarivel Ruiz`, Lisa Sikorski, Najee Omar; students from The Brooklyn Music School’s Summer Vocal Arts Program and Noel Pointer Phantazia String Ensemble; visual arts house Fulton Art Fair and theater-driven Fulton Arts Foundation. The 5th Annual STooPS Art Crawl is set to take place August 5, 1:00 – 6:00pm and August 6, 2:30-7:30pm.For more information, including full artist lineup and schedule, visit stoopsbedstuy.org.
Artist Trevor Paglen and Ben Wizner, Director, ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, address surveillance and civil liberties in the age of hacking. Moderated by Nat Trotman, Curator, Performance and Media. Part of Summer of Know, co-organized by Nancy Spector and cultural producer Brian Tate, this series of conversations brings together contemporary artists who think deeply about today’s most urgent social, political, environmental, or legal challenges with individuals who tackle those issues outside of the cultural sphere. Conversations take place in Cafe 3, where drinks and food are available. Please note capacity is limited.