Macbeth at Delacorte Theatre - FREE
Macbeth is playing at ... through July 9, 2006 ...
Strongly recommended ... I saw the play last Wednesday and Thursday, even thought they posted a "Sold Out" sign ... there are tickets available at the last minute because of many no-shows ... sitting in the open fresh air in Central Park is so magical ... the blowing wind amongst the trees, the movement of the clouds, the airliners, the stars ...
The Delacorte Theater is located near Turtle Pond, just south of the Great Lawn, in Central Park. The closest Park entrance from the East Side is Fifth Avenue at 79th Street; from the West Side, Central Park West at 81st Street. After entering, follow the footpath to the Delacorte Theater ...
all shows at 8:30 pm
Pick up your free Shakespeare in the Park tickets on the day of the performance beginning at 1pm at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park (212-539-8750) or from 1 to 3pm at The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street [NYT | Central Park 2000]
FREE First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum - Brasil Carnival
First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum, Brasil Carnival will be lots of fun for the whole family ...
At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month from 5–11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $4 starting at 5 p.m.
March 4, 2006
(these are just some of the events on March 4 - see web site for more)
6 p.m.–8 p.m.: World Music
Hall of the Americas, 1st Floor
Jeff Newell's New-Trad Octet of Brooklyn plays New Orleans Mardi Gras music with a twist.
6:30 p.m.: Performance
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Drama of Works and 2 Punks Puppet Theatre combine overhead projection and traditional shadow puppetry to tell a Cajun fairytale in which the hero goes in search of that one special ingredient for a Mardi Gras gumbo. Free tickets available at the Visitor Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.
8 p.m.: Free Dance Lessons
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
Get ready to move those dancing feet to the rhythms of samba music led by Stepping Out Dance Studio instructors.
9 p.m.–11 p.m.: Dance Party
Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor
Twice voted the best Brazilian band in the U.S. by the Brazilian International Press Association, Grupo Saveiro will perform high-energy Brazilian music—just like at Carnival in Rio!
previous post: "Brooklyn Museum of Art - free first Saturdays," February 14, 2006
Benny Golson and The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra
last Thursday evening, I heard Benny Golson and The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra perform all his old tunes:
- Blues March - listen on Amazon
- Stablemates - listen on Amazon
- I Remember Clifford - listen on Amazon
- Whisper Not - listen on Amazon
- Five Spot After Dark
- Killer Joe - listen on Amazon
- Along Came Betty - listen on Amazon
and a World premiere of his new composition, ABOVE AND BEYOND with Victor Goines playing the solo parts.
The conductor and composer, Benny Golson, is 77 years old and he is still very good, healthy, full of humor and life! His orchestral composition is very enjoyable, exciting and full of suprises in the music. The twist and turns in the compositions were very good.
The Juilliard Jazz student musicians were swinging with great rythym and pace. Some great solos by the trumpets, guiter, piano, flugelhorn and trumbones.
I sat on the third row and saw everything so clearly. Simply amazing and a free concert.
I loved the performance, tap my feet, swing my head and made me so happy ...
- "The Musical Eloquence Of Benny Golson," by Loren Schoenberg, The Julliard Journal Online, February 2006
- "Setting Standards: Jazz Legend Benny Golson Sees His Legacy Grow During His Twilight Years," by C. Andrew Hovan, all about jazz, January 23, 2003
- "A Conversation with the Great Benny Golson," by Paula Edelstein, all about jazz, December 2000
- "Juilliard Forms its First Jazz Orchestra," stereophile, June 3, 2001
- "Golson and Trane Dissed in Philly (circa 1944)," by Bob Jacobson, all about jazz, February 1999
- The Juilliard School, Calendar of Events
- Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, upcoming free events
The Juilliard School, Alice Tully Hall, northwest corner of Broadway and West 65th Street, 212-769-7406
Post by Peter
Free concert tonight, September 30, 2005 at 8 pm
Manhattan School of Music, 8:00 pm ... FREE ... no tickets required ... Brahms, Symphony #2 in D major, Op. 73 ... Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis ... Ravel, Shéhérazade ... George Manahan, conductor ... Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano ... we're going to the NY blogger party after the concert ...
Upcoming free events ... at Lincoln Center
Dee Dee Bridgewater ... August 28, 2005, 8 pm ... Viva la diva! Une soiree des chansons Jazz ... she is a great performer ... I am looking forward to hearing her sing ... Damrosch Park Bandshell, 62nd and Amsterdam, Lincoln Center ... (discography)
Hung-Sheng Lion Dance Theater ... August 29, 2005, 8 pm ... dazzling dancing and drumming, acrobats ... Damrosch Park Bandshell, 62nd and Amsterdam, ... and August 30, 2005, 10:30 am ... Josie Robertson Plaza
These performances are part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2005 ... running through September 4th ...