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Jazz

echoes of etta

Echoes of Etta – October 21

The roots of soul and R&B open BPAC's 25th Anniversary Season of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series with this tribute to Etta James. A sizzling, no-holds-barred performance that will have you singing At Last!

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Germans and Jews
Flutronix – December 2

Flutronix presents "Urban Art Pop." Featuring vibrant and diverse repertoire celebrated and developed by the group, this program features original pieces for flute, drums, vocals and electronics.

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Vince Girodano and the Nighthalks

Vince Giordano and the Nighthalks – April 7

Grammy-Award-winning band leader Vince Giordano immerses us in the Jazz Age. "An erupting wellspring of euphoria describes the vintage swing emanating from Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks." (The New York Times)

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Classical Music

Sonnambula

Sonnambula, October 15

Ring in Halloween with spritely songs and scary dances composed for the courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Heard at the Metropolitan Museum and The Frick, this ensemble brings their lush sound and rarely heard renaissance music to BPAC.

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Alexander String Quartet

Alexander String Quartet, November 16-18 and May 3-5

Our quartet-in-residence returns with a journey from Vienna to Patagonia and back. Haydn and Schubert frame the premieres of Patagón by Cindy Cox and Gradual by Tarik O'Regan. In spring, pianist Joyce Yang joins the quartet for a mini-Mozart festival.

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Christiane Trio
Christiane Trio – November 29

Join James Sommerville, Boston Symphony principal horn player, violinist Scott St. John, and pianist Peter Longworth for an evening of Brahms, Dukas, Harbison, and a premiere by Vivian Fung.

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Canadian Guitar Quartet
Canadian Guitar Quartet, March 27

Since 1999, this ensemble has performed a dynamic mix of original music and classical repertoire that have earned them a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world.

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Israeli Chamber Project

Israeli Chamber Project, October 22 and April 8

ICP members share a passion and deep connection with the musical culture of Israel. East meets west in their eclectic fall concert. For the spring, they are joined by violist Paul Neubauer for a program of Richard Strauss, Mozart, and Jean Francaix.

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Cantat Profana

Cantata Profana – When Words Fail, April 21

This unique recital explores the struggle to express the inexpressible. Ill-fated heroines of Handel and Shostakovich contrast Beethoven's sublime An die ferne Geliebte, and modern offerings from Reena Esmail and Tonia Ko.

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Opera

Heartbeat Opera

Heartbeat Opera Spring Festival, May 15-27

Heartbeat Opera, a visionary young company that brings opera into the 21st century, will breathe new life into two classics – Carmen and Madame Butterfly – infusing them with its trademark boldness, intelligence, warmth and elegance.

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Germans and Jews
Collaboret, May 22 and 24

Beyond its two mainstage productions, Heartbeat presents several nights of collaborative-lab-cabaret, offering audiences a sneak peek into future projects and celebrating Heartbeat's ever-blossoming community of artists.

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Small is the New Big, Date TBA

For two centuries opera has been the grandest art form. Join New York's most prominent small opera companies for a discussion about why intimate productions are "in."

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Dance

Heartbeat Opera

Gabrielle Lamb | Pigeonwing Dance, November 18

Winner of a Princess Grace Award for Choreography, Lamb presents "Bewilderness", a new creation for Pigeonwing Dance exploring how humans behave under extraordinary circumstances. Pigeonwing is joined by The Joffrey Ballet Concert Group performing "Tessellations" (2016).

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Urban Bush Women

Urban Bush Women, March 31

Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, director Raelle Myrick Hodges, and writer Keisha Zollar develop Hair and Other Stories, a multi-disciplinary work addressing race, gender identity, and economic inequality in the lives of African American women.

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Heartbeat Opera

Sidra Bell Dance NY, April 27-29

Sidra Bell Dance New York returns with a first look at MÖNSTER OUTSIDE, in collaboration with Swedish composer Per Störby, the New Tide Orquesta, vocalist Joseph Keckler and Visual Relief (projection mapping) in a program including Unidentifiable; Bodies (2015).

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Film

Germans and Jews
Dispatches from the Gulf, October 20

Six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a global team works to understand its environmental impact. Join us for a film screening and talkback with its Emmy-award winning documentarians.

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defiance
Defiance, September 21

The three Bielski brothers, living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, escape into the Belarusian forests, joining the Russian resistance. Q&A with Aron (Bielski) Bell follows the screening.

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Germans and Jews
Germans and Jews, November 9

Now the moral leader of Europe as it embraces hundreds of thousands of refugees, this documentary explores Germany's transformation from silence about the Holocaust to facing it head-on.

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defiance
The Green Prince, February 16

Nadav Schirman's documentary recounts the story of a Hamas leader's son who became one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.

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Germans and Jews
The Infidel, March 8

An identity crisis comedy centered on Mahumud Nasir, a successful business owner and salt of the earth East End Muslim who discovers that he's Jewish.

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defiance
Chronicle of Return: Life Histories of Jews in the GDR (1989/93), April 27

The stories of Berlin Jews who emigrated from Germany during the war and returned to the GDR afterward. The documentary revisits them after unification in a "new Germany."

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Talk

New Media ArtSpace: Carla Gannis Augmented Gardens and Other Emoji Delights
New Media ArtSpace: Carla Gannis Augmented Gardens and Other Emoji Delights - April 19

The 2016 Lumen Priize-winning artist speaks on her digital collage Earthly Delights , exhibited at Baruch's New Media Artspace.

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Resonances - Writers on the Classics: Before the Flame, a Spark
Resonances - Writers on the Classics: Before the Flame, a Spark - May 4th

Distinguished contemporary writers from across the globe talk about the influence of classic works on their own writing. Featuring Teju Cole, Samanta Schweblin, Marilyn Nelson, and Hiroko Oyamada.

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Israel Story, November 21

"That's What She Said: Stories of and About Israeli Women." Join us for a live podcast with live music and radio-style storytelling.

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New Media Artspace Elise Rasmussen
New Media Artspace Elise Rasmussen - November 30

An artist lecture with Elise Rasmussen on her exhibit at Baruch's NewMedia Artspace, "Unbecoming." Using video, Rasmussen exposes how "utopic" and "moral" artwork still reiterates patriarchal framing of history.

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Heartbeat Opera

Neuroculture – Neuroscience & the Law: Are we there yet? March 9

U. S. District Judge and contributor to The New York Review of Books Jed S. Rakoff, and Baruch Professor and Neuroscientist Jennifer Mangels discuss whether the significant advances in our knowledge of the brain warrant their application to the law.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Heartbeat Opera

Art Into Music Into Performance, February 23

Pianist Yoonie Han, art historian Gail Levin, and composer Theodore Wiprud explore through music and talk how art forms illuminate one another. Includes Goyescas and the world premiere of Theordore Wiprud's Miss Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth.

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Heartbeat Opera

Nocturnes, March 14

Join visual artist Rosalyn Engelman, to explore her creative process through music, conversation and the documentary Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory. Nocturnes by Chopin, Faure and Lowell Liebermann will be performed by pianist David Shimoni.

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Heartbeat Opera

Performeteria, March 20

The city's most adventurous Off-Off Broadway companies unite for a one-time-only experiential event. Discover unique, site-specific, interactive works and mini-performances throughout BPAC's nooks and crannies that put you at the center of it all.

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New Media Artspace Elise Rasmussen
The Making of Jewish Theatre - April 4

A full day conference on the history and making of Jewish Theatre, presented with the Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center.

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Theatre

The As You like it Project

The "As You Like It" Project, November 17 and 18

Director Jessica Bauman brings together members of the refugee and immigrant communities to explore stories of exile and belonging, in Shakespeare and their own lives. A work-in-progress featuring scenes from As You Like It and original stories.

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Hojas dePapel Volando

Hojas de Papel Volando, March 10-12

Postponed due to artist visas, check again for updates.

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Art & Social Change, March 7

Performing art & social justice often share the same stage. Interact with theatre and dance makers to experience the ways performers create work within communities around issues of contemporary relevance.

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