Performances at Socrates Sculpture Park
the little OPERA theatre of ny
LIBERTÉ, EGALITÉ, et FRATERNITÉ
Sunday, July 14, 2013 / 3 - 4:00 PM
This Bastille Day, the little OPERA theatre of ny, in partnership with Socrates Sculpture Park, presented an afternoon of free French opera with LIBERTÉ, EGALITÉ, et FRATERNITÉ. On Sunday, July 14th, at 3:00pm the concert took place on the Long Island City waterfront at Socrates Sculpture Park, and featured scenes from operas that voice the spirit of the French revolution. Composers included Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Francis Poulenc, Umberto Giordano, and Georges Bizet.
Robert Balonek, Aubry Bryan, Adrienne Danrich, MaryAnn McCormick, Jennifer Moore, and Nicholas Simpson.
Catherine Miller, Music Director
Philip Shneidman, Director
Christopher Zuar, Music Arrangements
Jen Ash, Stage Manager
The Metropolitan Opera
SUMMER RECITAL SERIES
Thursday, August 1, 2013 / 7:00PM
UPDATE: This performance was cancelled due to severe weather conditions. Produced in association with SummerStage and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, The Met's Summer Recital Series returns to Socrates for its third season, featuring three talented young Met singers performing arias and duets from a variety of operas.
Ying Fang, soprano
Mario Chang, tenor
Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone
Bradley Moore, pianist
For more information, visit The Met's Summer Recital Series
Hip to Hip Theatre Company
SHAKESPEARE ON THE WATERFRONT
Select Sundays, August 2013
Hip to Hip returns to Socrates for its 7th year of free Shakespeare. Enjoy a tragedy one week and a comedy the next, performed in repertory by a professional troupe of actors. All performances are free and open to the public - fun for the whole family. Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare, and enjoy a Shakespeare play in the open air.
Sunday, August 4, 5:00 - 6:30 PM: The Tempest
After twelve years on a deserted island, a deposed Duke is now a mighty sorcerer. He raises a storm at sea, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom. Half romance, half political thriller, Shakespeare's final masterpiece has it all: a shipwreck, conspiracy, magic, monsters, and love at first sight.
Sunday, August 11, 5:00 - 6:30 PM: Love's Labour's Lost
The King of Navarre and three noblemen take an oath to devote their lives to scholarship for three years – without the company of women. When the Princess of France and three ladies-in-waiting arrive, passion and puns abound. Will the oath hold? Or will the men succumb to the game of love? In this screwball romantic comedy, Shakespeare takes wordplay and wit to dizzying heights.
DANCE AT SOCRATES
Throughout August, Socrates Sculpture Park partners with Norte Maar, renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, in a new summer series bringing New York based choreographers and their dancers to Socrates. Each week during the month of August, a new choreographer will be in residence at the park making new dances on site in full view of the public who will witness the working process of these dance makers and experience fully produced free public performance every Saturday throughout August at 3pm.
Visitors to the park will enjoy not only the unique contemporary sculpture the park is well known for, but also cutting edge dance and movement in the making. A related public project will be offered to young choreographers (details to follow). A special stage has been built for this 4-week series.
Sat, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 3pm
For more information, visit http://nortemaar.org/projects/dance-at-socrates.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
SKOWHEGAN PERFORMS: PLAY
Saturday, September 28, 2013 / 1 - 5:00 PM
Occupying the entire Park, SkowheganPerforms invites Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture alumni to activate Socrates with an afternoon of performance. The site-specific works are interspersed throughout the Park’s field of public artworks, activating Socrates’ unique outdoor setting. This year, the theme is PLAY, and we are thrilled to announce the thirteen artists who will spend the afternoon with us:
Barb Smith (2012) - Untitled - 2:30pm
Daniel Giles (2013)and Diana Harper - Rope - ongoing
John Dombroski (2013) - Touch (Score for "Icarus, Meet Apollo") - ongoing
Mores McWreath (2013) - BOGO - 3:00–5:00
Clare Torina (2012) - Master Class - ongoing
Tomoe Tsutsumi (2010) - Bite to Eat - ongoing
Eun Woo Cho (2008) with Ji young Kim, Ye Woon Shon, In Kyung Blair Oh, Mija Jung, and Sae Bom - Park Snake - 1:30 pm
Linda Molenaar (2007) - The Hummer - 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 (duration 5-10 minutes)
John Landewe (2000) - His skin turns 29: a story of Ernest - ongoing
Alison Crocetta (1992) in collaboration with Charlotte Schulz (1992) - SURRENDER (New York) - 2:00–5:00
Ross Moreno (2003) and Justin Cooper (2007) - Eulogy of the Balloon Artist and his assistant Prickly Peary, a mal-adjusted Cactus - 2:00–5:00
Linda Ford (2002) - Drawing Water - 2:00–5:00
Megan Marlatt (1985) and the Big Head Brigade - A Game with the Devil - 3:30
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