Don Byron will conduct Igor Stravinsky's jazz-inspired Ebony Concerto" and Elegy for JFK" at the March 18 Wall to Wall Stravinsky" at Symphony Space.
Symphony Space, whose landmark marathons have made it a pioneer in in-depth artistic exploration (including a Wall to Wall Ellington), will present Wall to Wall Stravinsky, a twelve-hour celebration of Igor Stravinsky, perhaps the greatest composer of the 20th Century. Hosted by Symphony Space Artistic Director Isaiah Sheffer, the free event, in the Peter Jay Sharp theatre (the entrance line will begin at 10 AM on the day of the performance) will feature a vast array of the composer's works, some not heard in public for decades, for orchestra, chamber music, opera, theatre and dance performed by hundreds of artists. It will be the largest variety of Stravinsky works ever performed in New York in one day.
The signature Wall to Wall marathons at Symphony Space have explored the works of Stephen Sondheim (for which devoted fans lined up beginning at 1:30 AM on the day of performance last spring), a concert now being broadcast throughout the fall on public radio; Beethoven, Joni Mitchell, Kurt Weill, Duke Ellington and other legendary creators. The Peter Jay Sharp theatre is at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York, NY. The concert will be taped for future broadcast.
One of New York's primary cultural resources, Symphony Space fosters artistically and culturally diverse music, dance, literary, theatre, family and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in an atmosphere of exploration and intimacy. Reaching audiences throughout New York City, the wider metropolitan area, and - through distribution of programs via media such as radio, recordings, pod casts and touring - the nation, Symphony Space presents and produces innovative, multidisciplinary world-class arts events, and provides a first-rate affordable facility for artists and producers. Combining adventurous programming and accessible ticket prices, its offerings are among the most diverse in New York. Its signature events include the award-winning Selected Shorts" hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and nationally broadcast on public radio stations, its Bloomsday on Broadway" readings and its Wall to Wall" music events and other marathons, making it a leader in in-depth artistic exploration. Symphony Space has also taken a position of leadership in curriculum-based arts education for children and adults. Symphony Space's Artistic Director is Isaiah Sheffer, Executive Director is Cynthia Elliott and Managing Director is Peggy Wreen.
Conveniently located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, Symphony Space is easily accessible from the 96th Street and Broadway subway stop on the 1, 2, and 3 lines as well as the B and C subway trains, which stop at 96th Street and Central Park West. From the B or C walk (or transfer to M96 or M106 bus) west three blocks to Broadway, and then one block south. Symphony Space is ten minutes from Times Square, ten minutes from 125th Street, and fifteen minutes from the West Village/Chelsea, via the subway.
Tickets for performances are available by visiting the Symphony Space Box Office at Broadway and 95th Street, Tuesday-Sunday, Noon to 7 PM, by calling 212-864-5400, Tuesday-Sunday, 11 AM to 7 PM or on-line at www.symphonyspace.org.
Symphony Space memberships, which entitle holders to extensive benefits, including reduced price admission to designated events, start at $60/year ($15/year for full-time students). For group sales call the box office at 212-864-5400.
For information, please call (212) 864-1414. Please check our web site at www.symphonyspace.org or e-mail [email protected] All programming subject to change.