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The Lady of the Camellias

Feb 11

The Lady of the Camellias 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

At a theatre performance of ‘Manon Lescaut’, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love… Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.

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Wailin’ Jennys

Feb 17

Wailin’ Jennys 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The Wailin Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse - three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. In 2004, The Jennys released their first full-length album 40 Days to great critical acclaim, netting a 2005 Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. Bolstered by their frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor’s public radio show A Prairie Home Companion, The Jennys exploded onto the roots music scene, performing at packed venues across the Canada, the U.S. and throughout the world. The Jennys’ sophomore album, 2006’s Firecracker, served as a powerful follow-up to their career-making debut. Firecracker had legs, spending over 56 weeks on the Billboard charts. The trio’s 2009 release, Live at Mauch Chunk Opera House, also spent over a year on the Billboard bluegrass charts. For their latest album, 2011’s Juno-winning Bright Morning Stars, The Wailin’ Jennys joined the ranks of Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris and recorded with award-winning producer Mark Howard. Founding members Moody and Mehta along with New York-based Masse continue to create some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. Founding members Moody and Mehta along with New York-based Masse continue to create some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.

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Tosca (Encore)

Feb 18

Tosca (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. James Levine will conduct the Met’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca next season, replacing Andris Nelsons, who has withdrawn. Mr. Levine, who now holds the title of Music Director Emeritus, has a long history of conducting Tosca at the Met, including his very first Met performance in June 1971, when he led a cast of Grace Bumbry as Tosca and Franco Corelli as Cavaradossi. He conducted performances of Tosca with Bumbry, Plácido Domingo, and Tito Gobbi in the Met’s 1971-72 season, and more recently, Levine conducted the premiere of Luc Bondy's staging of the opera in September 2009, which the new production will replace. In addition to leading the new David McVicar production of Tosca, Levine will conduct performances of Die Zauberflöte, Il Trovatore, Luisa Miller, and Verdi’s Requiem during the upcoming 2017-18 Met season. The new staging of Tosca opens on December 31, starring Sonya Yoncheva as Tosca, Vittorio Grigolo as Cavaradossi, and Bryn Terfel as Scarpia. The January 27 matinee will be transmitted live as part of the Met’s Live in HD series, which reaches more than 2,000 movie theaters in 73 countries around the world. For further information, including casting by date, please visit www.metopera.org.


Film Screening and Discussion:  Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation

Feb 20

Film Screening and Discussion: Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

To create his film Rebirth of a Nation, Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, remixed D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic film The Birth of a Nation. His re-telling of this overtly racist story depicted in the Reconstruction-era Southern United States hurtles Griffith’s images into the twenty-first century, a sociopolitical landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations. The original film was based on a novel and theater play by Thomas Dixon entitled The Clansman. By applying dj technique to cinema, DJ Spooky’s new film parallels, deconstructs, and remixes the original. DJ Spooky has presented the remix as an engagement with film, music, and contemporary art. He likes to think of it as “film as found object” in the same sense that artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and David Hammons, among many others, have fostered creative investigations into the idea of found objects, cinema, and “appropriation art.” Following the film screening, Monmouth University faculty will lead a discussion about the connections of race, with an emphasis on its connection to place.

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World Cinema Series: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Feb 22

World Cinema Series: The Reluctant Fundamentalist 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.

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Jacob Landau and His Circle

Feb 23-Mar 23

Jacob Landau and His Circle 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

An exhibition of paintings by the late Jacob Landau and works by members of the artist’s circle who were strongly influenced by his vision. Curated by Joanne Leone, painter, collage and assemblage artist, and arts educator who studied with Landau from 1985-2001. This event is part of the Jewish Cultural Studies Program. Opening Reception: February 25, from 2-3:30 pm

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La Bohème

Feb 24

La Bohème 

Pollak Theatre - 12:30 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

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CARLOYN DORFMAN DANCE: The Legacy Project: A Dance Of Hope

Feb 25

CARLOYN DORFMAN DANCE: The Legacy Project: A Dance Of Hope 

Pollak Theatre - 4 PM

Acclaimed choreographer and storyteller Carolyn Dorfman has created an exultant “dancetheatre” trilogy that connects us through our common human experience. Told through the lens of a child of Holocaust survivors, dances illustrate the devastation, yet inspires hope as immigrants’ journey to a new land that promises new beginnings! Our deepest desires for peace, freedom and family are illuminated in this triumphant work that will make you cry, laugh, think and celebrate the capacity of the human spirit to rise above all circumstance. Described by critics as “ingenious” (The Star-Ledger) and “emotionally resonant” (The New York Times), the dances in the Legacy Project bring together Dorfman’s family stories, Jewish history, and a universal struggle for identity.

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Slyvia

Feb 28-Mar 4

Slyvia 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale soon. Feb. 28 - March 4, 2018. All shows 8 PM except Sun. matinees at 3 PM. Sylvia is one of A.R.Gurney’s funniest plays. Greg and Kate move back to New York city after raising two children and wanting the active life of Manhattan. Greg finds an adorable mutt while on a walk and decides to bring the pooch home. Sylvia immediately becomes an issue for Greg and Kate and begins to test their marriage in both funny and touching ways. Gurney is an expert at examining middle class life as we watch Sylvia bring Greg and Kate back on track in their new but lonely city life.


Danu

Mar 1

Danu 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Hailing from Waterford, Dublin, Donegal and Cork, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. For over two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English), have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. Their live DVD, One Night Stand, was filmed at Vicar St. Dublin.

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L’Elisir d’Amore (Encore)

Mar 4

L’Elisir d’Amore (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting.


Sylvia

Mar 6-8

Sylvia 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

All shows 8 PM except Sun. matinees at 3 PM. Sylvia is one of A.R.Gurney’s funniest plays. Greg and Kate move back to New York city after raising two children and wanting the active life of Manhattan. Greg finds an adorable mutt while on a walk and decides to bring the pooch home. Sylvia immediately becomes an issue for Greg and Kate and begins to test their marriage in both funny and touching ways. Gurney is an expert at examining middle class life as we watch Sylvia bring Greg and Kate back on track in their new but lonely city life.

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TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Radiohead, OK Computer

Mar 6

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Radiohead, OK Computer 

Wilson Auditorium - 7:30 PM

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss… there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature Radiohead OK Computer. This event is free but registration is required.

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Semiramide (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 10

Semiramide (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale July 19. Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.


The Flames of Paris

Mar 11

The Flames of Paris 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way… Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

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