While the summer winds down, 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:
The American Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Leon Botstein, will perform in Bryant Park September 7. The program will comprise selections of America works from the 1920s, including George Antheil’s A Jazz Symphony, Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Music for Small Orchestra, Aaron Copland’s Music for the Theatre, Florence Price’s Andante moderato for string orchestra, and John Alden Carpenter’s Krazy Kat.
New York City Opera will present Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette September 8 in Bryant Park. Joseph Rescigno will conduct the performance, featuring tenor Victor Starsky as Romeo, soprano Joanna Mongiardo as Juliette, baritone Alex Boyd as Mercutio, mezzo-soprano Amy Maude Helfer as Stephano, tenor Drew Seigla as Tybalt, mezzo-soprano Melanie Ashkar as the Nurse, and bass Philip Cokorinos as Friar Laurence.
September 7, Works & Process at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present photographer Paul Kolnik in conversation with New York City Ballet’s Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan. Kolnik will present a selection of images from his five decades of collaboration with the company.
YouTube comedy duo TwoSet Violin bring their ongoing world tour to New York this week. September 9, the viral violinists Brett Yang and Eddy Chen will perform at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall’s Wu Tsai Theater.
September 8, violinist Rolf Schulte and pianist Joe Liccardo will perform works by Mozart, Janáček, and Brahms at BargeMusic. September 9 and 10, BargeMusic will present works by Brahms and Dvorak performed by violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Alex Cox, and pianist Rita Sloan.
September 10, the Kaufman Music Center will present a free concert in memory of composer David Froom, which will include the New York premiere of his final work Lament for the City.
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