Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Frescos at the Oculus, World Trade Center, NYC

View the Sistine Chapel ceiling pictures at the ground level at the World Trade Center’s Oculus

 

Up Close: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel at the Oculus, World Trade Center, NYC
Sistine Chapel, Vatican / photo by Patrick Landy (FSU Guy)

Michelangelo’s frescos on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel in Vatican City are conveniently brought down to earth by the very modern means of digital photography and are displayed in the Oculus of NYC World Trade Center Transportation Hub.  The visitors have the convenience of enlarged images to see all the details of historical paintings, the spacious and well-lit hall housing the freestanding plinths with good labels to follow the Creation story from the Book of Genesis and the modern architectural design of the Hub by a Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava all in one place. No hurrying up by the guards and neck craning necessary.

Sistine Chapel in Vatican was built in 1477-1480 by Pope Sixtus IV for whom the chapel is named. The Chapel is used for special ceremonies of the close circle of the Pope and is a place were the Papal Conclave of Cardinals meets to elect a new Pope.

Read more at https://www.arts-ny.com/upclose-michelangelos-sistine-chapel-frescos-oculus-nyc-2017/

 

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Beyond NY: Jazz at Lincoln Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Bard in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Summer Jazz Academy by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Beyond NY: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis, JLCO artistic director; image source: jazz.org

Internationally acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with its artistic director Wynton Marsalis will appear in a special performance as part of its Summer Jazz Academy at Bard College. With education being at a core of the Jazz at Lincoln Center philosophy, the Academy program at Bard is marking its second year and is bringing the best high school jazz musicians for 2 week residential intensive in performance practice, aesthetics, culture and history of jazz among other subjects. Read more here.

 

 

Beyond NY: Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel June 8 – September 4, 2017

2017 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel Mansion in Garrison, NY

This year summer season at Boscobel brings in another round of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.  The festival is already in its 31st season and going strong. The performance will be held at Boscobel mansion in Garrison, NY. The mansion is a historical landmark restored from the Federal-era house and the Beaux-Arts gardens and grounds 60 miles north from New York City. The majestic surroundings opening to vast view of Hudson river and its highlands give a unique backdrop for time-period as well as plays set in the modern time.

2017 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel in Garrison, NY

We’ve been hard at work putting a brand new system in place that will make your experience of buying HVSF tickets faster and easier. On Wednesday, March 15, you’ll get the chance to try it out when tickets go on sale to the public!

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This season lineup includes Twelfth Night and Love’s Labor’s Lost by W. Shakespeare, Pride and Prejudice adapted from Jane Austen, The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson and The General from America by Richard Nelson.

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Beyond NY: Opera Dimitrij at Bard SummerScape in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Beyond NY: Opera Dimitrij at Bard SummerScape in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Antonin Dvorak’s Rarely Performed Masterwork

Dvorak Opera Dimitrij at Bard SummerScape in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Scene from Dimitrij; photo by Todd Norwood

This year Bard SummerScape is dedicated to the Romanticism in music and is celebrating ChopinAdding  Antonin Dvorak’s rarely staged operatic jewel Dimitrij  to the program makes a lot of sense as Dvorak is rightly considered to carry on Chopin’s Romantic tradition, and this complicated drama is well placed in the lineup celebrating Slavic roots and historic influences.

The opera brings back a murky history of Russian Tsars at the “time of troubles” at the beginning of 17th century. The story starts at exactly where Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov” leaves off with the death of Tsar Boris

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June 2017 Music Event in NYC: Jazz & CHIHULY at New York Botanical Garden

June 2017 Music Event in NYC: Jazz

The collaboration between  New York Botanical Garden and Catskilll Jazz Factory brings the summer concert program Jazz & CHIHULY  to the scenic Conservatory lawn of the garden.  The first concert in the series, The French Connection  is a mix of dynamism of American jazz with melodic French chanson and European swing by a world-class ensemble of musicians with Alphonso Horne on trumpet and Camille Bertault, vocals.

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Beyond NYC: Jason Vieaux, Guitar with Julien Labro, Bandoneon and Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Caramoor at Katonah, NY — arts-ny

Beyond NYC: Jason Vieaux, Guitar with Julien Labro, Bandoneon and Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Caramoor at Katonah, NY Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla on July 16, 2017 Jason Vieaux, photo by Tyler Boye; image source jasonvieaux.comWith a program of chamber music heavily influenced by the genius of Vivaldi, this concert on July Sunday afternoon…

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