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The play “diary of a madman”

On the new York scene

In the coming days the new York theater-goers will witness the suffering of titular counselor Poprishchin, a small St. Petersburg official, who sharpened feathers for the Director of the Department, but at some point fancied himself a king of Spain. The play “diary of a madman” (Diary of Madman) staged at the American Theatre of Actors (Beckman Theatre). Aksentije I. Poprishin, who lives on a meager salary and sees himself in the dream my husband and beautiful daughter of the chief, internal revolt against the cruel reality of his existence and loses his mind. As stated in the annotations to the play, “only the insane anti-hero of a lowly attains greatness.” The role of Poprishchin takes Ilia Volokh, familiar to many for his roles in the movie. He has put “Notes” in the United States in 2012 and since then constantly renew this one-man show at various venues. Preliminary show in new York will start on October 24. The 26th will go on a regular basis. They will last until November 12. The address of the theatre 314 West 54th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenue). For more information and reservation of tickets by phone: 212-581-3044.

In the Snapple Theatre Center remains in the repertoire of the play by Warren Manzi Perfect crime (the Perfect Crime). This performance broke all records of “longevity” on Broadway. Margaret Brent (Catherine Russell), a successful psychiatrist from Connecticut, and a writer. She is suspected of murdering her husband. Like it or not, will find cute detective James Asher (Robert Newman), who also is a patient of Margaret’s. Throughout the play she leads him a subtle and dangerous game – to the delight of the audience, which, says the reviewer, “new York times,” “on the back ran Murashki”. Theater address: 210 West 50th Street (at Broadway). Ticket reservation and information by phone: 212-291-7862.

Museums and exhibitions

The New Yorker magazine called the new exhibit at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum “, the most ambitious exhibition of the season.” It’s called “Art and China after 1989: Theater of the world”. 150 papers, authored more than 70 artists created in the period from 1989 to 2008. At this time there have been important changes in China and around the world. The country modernized, its the art too. Among the exhibitors are such well-known artists as AI Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Cao FEI. They use a variety of modern means of fine –film and video, installation, performance, not to mention painting and photography. Museum address: 1071 Fifth Avenue (at the intersection with 89th Street). Phone: 212-423-3500.

The Museum of modern art (MOMA) opened an exhibition of max Ernst (1891-1976). A German by birth, he is a significant part of his life spent in France and the United States. After the First world war became one of the leaders of the artistic avant-garde, a prominent figure in such movements as Dadaism and surrealism. The exhibition presents about a hundred works by Ernst from the collections of the MOMA. Most refer to the end of the 1910-1920 years when he experimented with new materials and tried different genres such as collage, book illustration, sculpture, painted in bronze and stone, etc. But there are more recent works. For example, recently acquired by MOMA masterpiece, dated 1964 – illustrated book “65 Maximilian, or the illegal exercise of astronomy”. It consists of 34 prints made in the technique of “aquatint”. The publication features a whimsical typographic design and secret hieroglyphic text, invented by the artist. Address: 11 West 53rd Street. Phone:212-708-9400.


At Lincoln center, David Geffen hall 13, 14 and 17 October, the pianist Leif Ove has Andsnes will perform the Fourth piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff with the orchestra new York Philharmonic under the baton of Paavo järvi. The program for these concerts also included the Fifth Symphony of Sibelius and performed in new York, the first new work by ESA-Pekka Salonen Gambit.

19, 20 and 21 October, pianist and conductor andrás Schiff will appear before the audience in both its guises. He sits at the piano and will conduct the orchestra. The musician will perform piano concertos by Bach and Schumann. Includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 80 and the Bartok Divertimento for string orchestra.

From October 25 to November 14 in honor of the centenary of the birth of the Leonard Bernstein festival of “Philharmonic Bernstein,” in honor of the famous composer, conductor, pianist, pedagogue, whose life was closely connected with the new York Philharmonic orchestra. He was its music Director from 1958 to 1969, and later acted as the orchestra’s conductor laureate.

25, 26, 27, 28 and 31 October in the framework of this festival will take place concerts of violinist Joshua bell. He will perform with the orchestra under the baton of Alan Gilbert’s Bernstein’s Serenade. The program also includes Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 (Jeremiah) and the new work Josie Roukens “Without borders” (new York premiere). In concerts attended by the singer Kelly O’connor (mezzo-soprano).

Additional information by phone: 212-875-5656.

In Carnegie hall on October 13 in the hall stern/Perelman will be a performance by the renowned chamber orchestra Sphinx Virtuosi from Detroit. He made his debut on this stage in 2004 and returns every year, and each time the performances are sold out. The repertoire of music for string instruments from the Baroque to the present day.

This season, the virtuosos brought the program consisting of works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Ralph Vaughn Williams and other composers. For the first time in new York will be filled with new work by Jimmy lópez “Guardian of the horizon”, one of whose clients is Carnegie hall.

October 14 at 2 p.m. concert for children aged 6 to 12 years called “Peter and the wolf and other stories”. As promised, will perform “Peter and the wolf” by Prokofiev. As for other stories, that young music fans will hear new works by Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s “Point and line” (new York premiere) and Caroline Show “the Mountain that loved a bird”

(performed for the first time). The concert will include performances by the orchestra of St. Luke under the management of Edwin Outwater. The narrator is a famous actor John Lithgow.

17 October in the hall of Zankel you will have the opportunity to hear cellist Alice Weilerstein and pianist Inon of Barnatan. In the program of cello sonatas by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Britten. Premiere performance of new works by composer Steven Mackey for cello and piano.

On 20 and 21 October in the hall stern/Perelman, an orchestra of National Academy Santa Cecilia. Music Director and conductor sir Antonio Pappano.

October 20 in the concert takes part of the famous pianist Martha Argerich. In the program, Prokofiev’s Third piano Concerto, “Fountains of Rome” and “pines of Rome” Respighi, Verdi, from the Opera “Aida.”

21 Oct will be performed Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. You will hear a new work by the Italian composer Salvatore, Sciarrino with the participation of soprano Barbara Hannigan.

Ticket reservation and information by phone: 212-247-7800.

The Metropolitan Opera continues with the screening of Vincenzo Bellini’s Opera “Norma”.

In the title role with Sondra Radvanovsky. She first began to sing this role in 2013. Her character is a priestess of the druids. The role of rival Norms Adalgisa, takes another star of Bel Canto, Joyce Didonato. Tenor Joseph Calleja appears in the image of the unfaithful lover of Rules, Pollio.

Listen to this Opera 16 and October 20.

Opera “Tales of Hoffmann” by Jacques Offenbach is based on the works of Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann and his biography. The poet appears on the scene as the main character. The party of Hoffmann sings “star” tenor Vittorio grigolo. Starring his favorite women – soprano Erin Morley, Anita Hartig, and Oksana Volkova. Mezzo-soprano Tara Errot debut on the stage of the Metropolitan in the role of Nicklaus, friend of the poet.

The next submission 13, 18, 21 and 24 October.

For more information and reservation of tickets by phone: 212-362-6000.


On the barge, which is moored at the Fulton street Wharf, near the Brooklyn bridge, in the framework of Bargemusic October 13: recital pianist Steven Beck. In the program piano pieces of Schoenberg, Webern, Berg.

On 14 and 15 October the violinist mark Peskanov and pianist Nina Kogan will play sonatas by Brahms for violin and piano.

October 20, the concert of pianist Alexandra Joan called “a Small celebration of Vienna”. Works to be performed, glorifying the city, which was once considered the musical capital of Europe. The programme includes music by Haydn, Schumann, Schubert, Kreisler, Webern.

October 20 at 8 PM and October 21 at 6 o’clock pianist Oleg Khudyakov will perform Scherzo by Chopin and excerpts from the music of Stravinsky for the ballet “Petrushka”.

October 21 at 8 PM, Oleg Khudyakov in a Duo with violinist Daniel Kogan will play works by Janacek, Szymanowski, Wieniawski.

October 22 at 2 and 4 p.m. pianist Steven Beck gives thematic concerts called “Beethoven is a master of variations”.

Additional information by phone: 718-624-2083.

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