June 15, 2008 - June 21, 2008 Archives
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Bring your blanket to Billing's Lawn, overlooking the Hudson River and the New Jersey Palisades, and experience the music and culture of Scandinavia performed by the musicians of the New York Scandia Symphony and guests. For three Sundays in June, Scandia Symphony will provide entrancing music in a spectacular setting - and all for free! Concert Schedule June 15 Edvard Grieg: Waltz Impromptu Johan Halvorsen: Passacaglia (Handel-Halvorsen Variations) Frank Foerster: Traditional Folk Dances from Iceland and Finland Jean Sibelius: Duo for Violin and Viola Duo for Two Violins Carl Nielsen: String Quartet in G Minor SCANDIA STRING QUARTET: Mayuki Fukuhara, Violin Elizabeth Miller, Violin Frank Foerster, Viola Lawrence Zoernig, Cello June 22 Kaija Saariaho: Nymphea Reflection (For string quartet) Carl Nielsen: The Fog is Lifting (For Flute and Harp) Ole Saxe: Summer Suite (For Soprano, Harp, Violin and Flute) (US PREMIERE) Georg Christoph Wagenseil: Concerto for Harp and Strings Andrew Ackers: Pastoral Peace (For Harp and Strings) (US PREMIERE) Lars-Erik Larsson: Gustaviansk Svit Susan Jolles, Harp Ulla Westlund, Soprano Lisa Hansen, Flute Scandia String Quartet June 29 William Brade: Pavane Ulrik Dahl: Music for Brass Instruments Johan Helmich Roman: Music from Drottingholm Jan Maegaard: Fanfare for Brass Quintet SCANDIA BRASS QUINTET: Peter Reit, French Horn Alex Holten, Trumpet Thomas Hoyt, Trumpet TBA Trombone Morris Kainuma, Tuba * Please note: Chairs are not permitted in this area, blankets only. this calendar is brought to you by BrooklynVegan
Latin music’s superstar graces the stage. Presented in association with Globe Star Media. Victor Manuelle is Latin music royalty. The Puerto Rican-born sonero is considered salsa’s leading man. With the release of his new album, SOY, SummerStage will be his first US appearance where he will debut songs from this highly anticipated release. With seven Sony Music albums to his credit, Manuelle has appeared on the Grammys with Marc Anthony and Gloria Estefan in a tribute to Latina diva Celia Cruz. Manuelle was also invited to the White House in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. --- this calendar is brought to you by BrooklynVegan
Sunday, June 15, 6:00 PM David Belisle, photographer of R.E.M: Hello (Chronicle) with Michael Stipe of R.E.M. Over the past six years, photographer David Belisle traveled with the band R.E.M., and captured their on- and off-stage lives with unprecedented access. His new book R.E.M: Hello has 175 color and black and white photographs, with handwritten captions by the band and an introduction by Michael Stipe. Belisle will appear with R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe for this book signing, the only one in New York. Please note: this event is a signing only, not a reading. Only copies of the book purchased at McNally Robinson will be signed. Call (212) 274-1160 or click here to pre-order your copy of R.E.M: Hello from McNally Robinson. this calendar is brought to you by BrooklynVegan
Election Calendar provided by The New York Times
Barack Obama holds a fund-raiser in Detroit, Mich.
Park Moms presents a series of free live performances for kids in McCarren Park, next to the Field House. This week, Billy B, the Natural Science Song and Dance Man. Thanks to the generosity of Boro Recycling and Councilman David Yassky. this calendar is brought to you by BrooklynVegan
With virtuosic physicality and vibrant movement, DOORKNOB COMPANY'S ten dancers, a brass ensemble and three vocalists create a world of optimism and miraculous happenings. this calendar is brought to you by BrooklynVegan
Election Calendar provided by The New York Times
Barack Obama holds a campaign event in Flint, Mich.
NEW YORK, NY – May 8, 2008 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced the next event in its buzzworthy series, “Upstairs at the Square,” held at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in Manhattan (33 East 17th Street at Union Square). On Monday, June 16th, at 7pm, author William Gibson makes an appearance to discuss the new paperback edition of his latest novel, the New York Times bestselling Spook Country (Berkley, June 3), along with singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright, whose new album is I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too (Zoë/Rounder Records, June 10). They will discuss and perform their work in conversation with journalist Katherine Lanpher, who hosts the program. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. William Gibson (www.williamgibsonbooks.com) is the author of such next-wave counterculture classics as Neuromancer, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and Pattern Recognition. Of the origins of his legendary path in writing, he says, “In 1977, facing first-time parenthood and an absolute lack of enthusiasm for anything like ‘career,’ I found myself dusting off my twelve-year-old’s interest in science fiction. Simultaneously, weird noises were being heard from New York and London. I took Punk to be the detonation of some slow-fused projectile buried deep in society’s flank a decade earlier, and I took it to be, somehow, a sign. And I began, then, to write. And have been, ever since.” The San Francisco Chronicle sums up Spook Country as “Both cool and scary.” Martha Wainwright (www.marthawainwright.com) is one of the most respected artists in music today, so it’s no surprise that some of the biggest names in music leapt at the chance to work on I Know You’re Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too, the follow-up to her critically lauded eponymous debut. Pete Townshend, The Band’s Garth Hudson, and Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen make appearances, as do members of Martha’s talented family, including brother Rufus, mother Kate McGarrigle, aunt Anna McGarrigle, and first cousin Lily Lanken. The fourteen-song album has twelve original songs, plus her takes on the early Pink Floyd classic “See Emily Play” and the Eurythmics’ “Love is A Stranger.” The daughter of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Martha’s spent her entire life surrounded by music. In addition to touring with Snow Patrol, Stephen Malmus, Gomez, Neko Case, and The Swell Season, she’s recorded and toured extensively with her brother Rufus. Rolling Stone’s Barry Waters wrote, “If you think Rufus Wainwright possesses an uncommonly expressive voice, check out his sister.” Katherine Lanpher (www.katherinelanpher.com) is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist. Springboard Press published her first book, Leap Days. “Upstairs at the Square,” which celebrates its two-year anniversary this June, has paired authors such as Tom Wolfe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, David Lynch, Anna Gavalda, Min Jin Lee, and Armistead Maupin with musicians including Craig Finn, Duncan Sheik and members of the cast of Spring Awakening, Badly Drawn Boy, Sondre Lerche, Au Revoir Simone, Camphor, Nicole Atkins and more. An archive of recordings of previous events is available on Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com/upstairs), where “Upstairs at the Square” is enjoyed by listeners around the world in addition to its live audiences. About Barnes & Noble, Inc. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 798 bookstores in 50 states. For the fourth year in a row, the company is the nation’s top bookseller brand, as determined by a brand’s overall strength based on its combination of familiarity, quality and purchase intent, according to the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive®. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites. General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company’s corporate website: http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com. this calendar is brought to you by BrooklynVegan
Join us for our annual free filmfest! The lawn opens for blankets and picnicking at 5:00 p.m., and films begin at sunset (typically between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.). Come early to get a good spot. Dr. No Sean Connery, the original James Bond, visits Jamaica and gets more than he bargains for. Setting the standard for all 007 films, Bond faces a mad scientist with unlimited resources and succumbs to the charms of Ursula Andress, the ultimate Bond girl. (1962) 111 Min. (UA/Provided by MGM) this calendar is brought to you by BrooklynVegan