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Alvin Ailey’s Revelations Paul Kolnik

From Brooklyn to Bryant Park, 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:

Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre performs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music June 6-11. The company will present two programs, one featuring four works by Alvin Ailey, including his signature Revelations; and the other featuring works by Ronald K. Brown, Twyla Tharp, and Kyle Abraham.

Bryant Park Picnic Performances continue June 8 and 9 with two modern dance performances. The June 8 program will celebrate hip hop, and feature performances by Robin Dunn and Friends and The Lite. The June 9 program will feature performances by Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, Jennifer Muller/The Works, and Dance Heginbotham.

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2022-23 season concludes this week, with final performances of Puccini’s La Bohème, Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. The Met Opera Orchestra will go on tour this summer, before returning in September for the 2023-24 season, beginning with the Met premere of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking.

The New York Philharmonic presents a themed program, titled From Water to Desert, June 8-10. The program includes Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Tōru Takemitsu’s I hear the water dreaming, and the New York premiere of John Luther Adams’ Become Desert. Become Desert forms a trilogy with Adams’ previous works, Become Ocean and Become River. Become Ocean won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Musc.

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s returns to Carnegie Hall June 6 with pianist Jeremy Denk. The program will comprise six keyboard concertos by J.S. Bach, opening the Orchestra of St. Luke’s annual Bach festival. Pianist Jeeyoon Kim, the National Concert Chorus, and the National Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra will all also give concerts at Carnegie Hall this week.

June 8-10 YYDC presents Nowhere, a dance production by choreographer Yue Yin, at Chelsea Factory. “Evoking a state of uncertainty and a sense of disconnectedness from our tangible reality, the piece challenges us to embrace feelings of uncertainty and to explore new possibilities and new directions.”

June 10, Pianist Polina Osetinskaya performs at the 92nd Street Y, playing “Baroque Masterpieces from Epic Films.” She will perform works by Bach, Handel, Purcell, and Rameau, which have featured in films by Coppola, Kubrick, Minghella, and more.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will present a preview of their developing work, Habit Formed, June 10 at NYU Studios. Habit Formed includes costume and scenic design by Anna-Alisa Belous, lighting design by Dan Ozminkowski, and sound design by Joel Wilhelmi. 

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