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Classic Arts News Hahn With Orchestra, and Hahn Solo: What’s Happening in Classic Arts This Week

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Hilary Hahn Chris Lee

From Bach to Beth Morrison, the classic arts scene in New York is never quiet. Here is just a sampling of some of the classic arts events happening this week:

Hilary Hahn joins the New York Philharmonic this week for performances of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 January 11-13. Jakub Hrůša conducts the concert, which will also include Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade for Orchestra and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

Hahn has also curated a Nightcap concert for January 13, with musicians from the New York Philharmonic and New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck. The concert will include some of Bach’s solo works for violin, as well as works by Bartók, Banks, and Copland.

The Prototype Festival, a co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE, returns this week, running January 10-21. The contemporary opera festival will present five modern operas, three of which are world premieres, and a song cycle, at venues around the city. The festival will also include three digital projects, available to stream through the duration of the festival. The festival will include works by Mary Kouyoumdjian, Huang Ruo, Heather Christian, Roman Grygoriv, Illia Razumeiko, Laura Ortman, and more.

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and Asian American Arts Alliance will present a two-day AAPI Dance Festival at the Ailey Studios, January 13 and 14. The festival will include performances by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, as well as several visiting companies and choreographers.

This week marks the final performances of La Bohème this season at the Met. Soprano Elena Sitkhina and tenor Stephen Costello will close out the run as Mimi and Rodolfo, along with soprano Kristin Mkhitaryan as Musetta, bass-baritone Adam Plachetka as Marcello, baritone Rodion Pogossov as Schaunard, and bass Krzysztof Bączyk as Colline. Performances also continue this week of Carmen, Nabucco, and Madama Butterfly.

The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ production of The Mikado plays its second and final weekend January 13 and 14 at Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse. The Saturday matinee performance will be preceded by a Family Overture, an introduction to the piece and plot summary to prepare the family for the Gilbert and Sullivan opera, directed by David Auxier-Loyola.

Carnegie Hall Citywide presents soprano Alexandra Nowakowski and pianist Michał Biel in a concert at St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church, January 12. The program will include arias and songs by Massenet, Szymanowski, Toldrá, Falla, Obradors, Dvořák, Debussy, and Granados.

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