Pianist Inna Faliks: Three Jewish Composers, Three Centuries
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 8pm
This award-winning Ukrainian-born classical pianist has performed at Carnegie Hall, Chicago's Orchestra Hall and Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall, among a multitude of other international recital halls and orchestras. As part of the series, Faliks will perform her special lecture/concert titled Three Jewish Composers, Three Centuries with compositions by Arnold Shoenberg (19th century), George Gershwin (20th century), and Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin (21st century). $25.
Judy Gold: 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother
Sunday, March 31, 2013, 2pm
This two-time Daytime Emmy winning comic and SiriusXM radio host has performed on HBO and on stages and clubs across the country. She brings her warmth and humor in 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother where she incorporates her own adventures in Jewish motherdom and her memories of growing up Jewish in suburban New Jersey with the voices of 50 Jewish mothers. This show reminds us why audiences across the country have fallen in love with Judy Gold, and why the LGBT communities are gaga for Judy Gold. $30.
SOLO IN THE CITY: JEWISH WOMEN, JEWISH STARS will also feature a special opening dialogue and film event titled Making Trouble, Making History: Jewish Women in Art and Entertainment, presented on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6pm. The event will begin with selected clips of the 2006 comic documentary film Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, featuring two of the series' performers (Jackie Hoffman and Judy Gold). Following the film is an onstage dialogue that examines and explores influences made by Jewish women on the American entertainment industry. The discussion will be moderated by writer and Brandeis University professor Joyce Antler, who has written numerous books and articles on the topic. The panelists include filmmaker Suzanne Wasserman and art critic Gail Levin. This special event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in the center's lobby. Reservations for this event may be made at 646-312-5073.
Under the leadership of Managing Director John Malatesta, Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) was launched by the School of Arts at Baruch College in September 2003 to present professional theater, music, dance, film and dialogues for the general public of the NYC metropolitan area. With a large black box theater and an intimate recital hall, John Malatesta has presented an annual fall and spring season of classic and contemporary theater at BPAC, with plays from resident companies The Acting Company, Ripe Time Productions, Folksbiene, and Wakka Wakka Productions. For the center, Malatesta also presents a year-long season of chamber and jazz music, including a bi-annual residency with the critically-acclaimed Alexander String Quartet. Concert series includes the Silberman Chamber Music Series, the Milt Hinton Jazz Series, the Concert Meister Series, NYC Classical Guitar Society, Repast Baroque, NY Flute Club and NY Piano Society. Plays presented at Baruch Performing Arts Center have been nominated for Drama Desk and Drama League Awards. Many high-profile actors have performed at Baruch Performing Arts Center, including F. Murray Abraham, Lynn Redgrave, Richard Dreyfus, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jay O. Sanders, Richard Easton, Dana Ivey, Mary Beth Peil, Whoopi Goldberg, and Tovah Feldshuh, who starred in the lead role of the 2008 play "Irena's Vow" at the center, which moved to Broadway in the winter of 2009. The noted musicians Wynton Marsalis, Tito Puente, Milt Hinton and George Winston, among a multitude of others, have performed in BPAC's recital hall, which holds a Steinway Classic Grand Piano and was called "an ideal hall for chamber music" by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times. All performances for Solo in the City will take place in the recital hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center at 55 Lexington Ave in NYC, Box Office (646) 312-5073, www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.