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2016-17 Season<br>
New Works. Intimate Spaces.

Jazz

The Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series - 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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Flutronix - Urban Art Pop

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 Ensemble

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 - Our quartet-in-residence

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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The 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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The 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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A performance by the 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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A performance by the 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

A performance by the Heartbeat Opera

Heartbeat Opera Spring Festival, MAY 20-28

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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A performance by Collaboret

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 - Opera

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

Gabrielle Lamb - Pigeonwing Dance

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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A performance by the 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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Sidra Bell Dance New York

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

Dispatches from the Gulf - A documentary six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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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The Three Bielski Brothers

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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A film - 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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The Green Prince - a documentary

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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The Infidel

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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Life Histories of Jews in the GDR

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

The New Media ArtSpace

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 - Featuring Teju Cole, Samanta Schweblin, Marilyn Nelson, and Hiroko Oyamada

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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That's What She Said (cassette tapes displayed)

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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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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U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff and Baruch Professor Jennifer Mangels

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

Art historian Gail Levin, Pianist Yoonie Han

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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Rosalyn Engelman

Nocturnes, MAY 16

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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Theatre Development Fund

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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The History and Making of Jewish Theatre

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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gabrielle lamb

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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