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James Gaffigan conducts the New York Philharmonic

From the Bronx to Staten Island the classic arts scene in New York is never quiet. Here is just a sampling of some of the classic arts events happening this week.

The New York Philharmonic’s annual summer Concerts in the Parks series returns this week, presenting five free concerts across all five boroughs. From June 11-14, the Philharmonic will perform at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, Central Park in Manhattan, Cunningham Park in Queens, and Prospect Park in Brooklyn. June 16 will be an indoor concert at Staten Island’s St. George Theatre. The Concerts in the Parks will feature classic works by composers such as Beethoven and Mendelssohn, as well as new works from members of the NY Phil’s Very Young Composers program.

The Metropolitan Opera’s regular season has concluded, but the Met Opera Orchestra will give two concerts at Carnegie Hall this week, both led by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. June 11, soprano Lisette Oropesa will join the orchestra singing two concert arias by Mozart, on a program which also includes Jessie Montgomery’s “Hymn for Everyone” and Brahms’ first symphony. June 14 the orchestra will perform the overture to Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, and a suite from Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, followed by a concert performance of Béla Bartók’s one-act opera Bluebeard’s Castle. Bass-baritone Christian Van Horn stars as the titular Duke Bluebeard, who brings his newlywed wife Judith, played by mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča, to his castle. His only rule is that she must not ask what is behind the castle’s seven locked doors.

Tenor Steven Spears and pianist Catherine Kautsky will perform Schubert’s Die Winterreise at the 92nd Street Y June 12. Die Winterreise is a song cycle comprising settings of twenty-four poems by Wilhelm Müller, and this week’s performance commemorates the 200th anniversary of the publication of those poems. The performance will be preceded by a brief introduction to the work by Catherine Kautsky and followed by a short Q&A session.

This week, the Netherlands-based dance company Introdans returns to the Joyce Theatre for the first time in over a decade. The performances, running June 11-16, will include Akram Khan Kaash, a work which blends contemporary dance and Indian classical dance; Lucinda Child’s Concerto, set to Henryk Górecki’s Harpsichord Concerto; and Mauro Bigonzetti’s Cantata.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance celebrates its 40th anniversary June 12 and June 13 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. The performances will feature the New York premiere of Dorfman’s newest work, The Attitude of Doing, with music by violinist Regina Carter, and the New York City premiere of Juel D Lane’s Now! The performances will also feature highlights from the company’s four-decade history, as well as works from Carolyn Dorfman’s Legacy Project: dances that explore her Jewish heritage, the Holocaust and immigration, including Echad, the Klezmer Sketch, and Cat’s Cradle.

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