La Vie En Schimmel

The voice behind Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose and one of opera’s rising stars take the Schimmel stage this week as the Pace Presents season continues.

EDITH performed by Jil Aigrot, the voice of Edith Piaf in the award-winning film La Vie En Rose
November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Remembering the 50th anniversary of the death of legendary singer, Edith Piaf, this spectacular evening will begin in Paris’s most famous artistic neighborhood, Montmartre. Aigrot will then entertain you with the ‘music hall’ period of Edith Piaf’s career during which Piaf sang her most famous hits. On stage, video will include never before seen images of Piaf’s life.

Jil Aigrot was discovered by Ginou Richer, Edith Piaf’s close friend and personal secretary. Shortly after their meeting, Jil Aigrot was chosen to be the singing voice for Marion Cottilard’s portrayal of Edith Piaf in Olivier Dahan’s award-winning film, La Vie En Rose.

“Marion Cotillard won an Oscar for her remarkable portrayal of French chanteuse Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. But there’s another amazing Piaf performance in the movie, and it is delivered by someone you never see: French vocalist Jil Aigrot.”–Newsweek

VOCE AT PACE: Jamie Barton
November 3, 3:00 p.m.
Curated by Matthew A. Epstein
VOCE at Pace: Rising Opera Stars in Recital is supported by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation in honor of Dr. Agnes Varis

In her first recital performance since winning the prestigious 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World competition and Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize, Jamie Barton will open VOCE AT PACE: Rising Opera Stars in Recital at the Schimmel! Barton is the winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a Grammy nominee and a recipient of a Richard Tucker Career Grant.

“A great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so much with her contemporaries as with mid-20th century greats such as Kirsten Flagstad or Karin Branzell.”–The Guardian

$5 student tickets and $15 faculty and staff tickets for each event can be purchased in advance at the Schimmel box office. For more information, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu/.

It Takes Three (Nights) to Tango

Pace Presents is proud to host a tango tale in three parts as the Mariela Franganillo Company returns to the Schimmel with Recuerdo Tango on October 17–19.

A tango tale in three parts, Recuerdo reflects on the present, past, and everyday life through a series of vignettes. Featuring nine outstanding dancers, a quartet and vocalist under the direction of renowned dancer and choreographer Mariela Franganillo and Bob McAndrew, Recuerdo combines both early and modern expressions of tango to explore a variety of forms of memory—ranging in tone from passionate to comical and reaching the boundaries of tender to tormented. Rediscover the vitality of tango at three evenings of impassioned dance on October 17–19 at the Schimmel Theatre.

Dancers include Mariana Parma (Evita, Swing! The Musical, USA Tango Champion) and Hernan Brizuela (Let’s Speak Tango, Gardenias); Ana Padrón and Diego Blanco (Tango 4 All); Walter Perez (Malevaje, Tangou, Fusion Tango, manoAmano) and Leonardo Sardella (Malevaje, Cacho Castagna, Queer Tango Festival); and more. Musical director Pedro Giraudo leads his quartet with original music and is accompanied by the magnificent singer Sofia Tosello.

$5 student tickets and $15 faculty and staff tickets for each event can be purchased in advance at the Schimmel box office. For more information, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu/.

American Showstoppers and Art History Alive

Two fan favorites are back! American Showstoppers featuring the Fred Barton Orchestra and his star-studded cast take on Broadway legend Richard Rodgers. Plus, Pace Professor Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, returns to the Schimmel to take you on a journey through France’s fascinating art.

ART HISTORY ALIVE: France’s Fascinating Art
October 9, 11:00 a.m. | October 16, 11:00 a.m. | October 23, 11:00 a.m. | October 30, 11:00 a.m.

From the Great Medieval cathedrals to Post-Impressionism, spend your Wednesdays delving into France’s fascinating art as Pace Presents welcomes Pace Distinguished Professor and renowned art historian Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, back to the Schimmel for her third lecture series.

France is unequaled for her range of artistic styles and accomplishment—always with unparalleled French elegance and sophistication. Travel vicariously through the ages as these richly-illustrated lectures examine the highpoints of architecture, sculpture, painting, and decorative arts in France, from the late Middle Ages through Post-Impressionism, approximately 1000-1900.

October 9Middle Ages: Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals, sculpture, and stained glass: Romanesque, monsters, morals, and building methods from Autun to Vezelay. Gothic soaring cathedrals—Notre-Dame-de-Paris, Chartres, and Beauvais, too skeletal to avoid collapse.

October 16Renaissance and Baroque: Chateaux of the Loire Valley; Poussin, Louis XIV at Versailles: Join Renaissance and Baroque French royalty and enjoy life in the splendid chateaux and gardens of Chambord, Chenonceau, Versailles, and elsewhere.

October 23—Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism: Boucher, David, Gericault, Manet: The pendulum swings from light Rococo pastel fluff, to austere severe Neoclassicism, to Romantic escapes, and finally to the everyday genre scenes of Realism.

October 30—Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: Monet, Renoir, Degas, van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, Seurat: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists depicted subjects from daily life, but while the Impressionists painted in terms of light and atmospheric conditions, the Post-Impressionists used color to express emotion and to analyze pictorial structure.

The Conversation Continues: Lunch with the Lecturer will also be held after each lecture.

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS: An Evening With Richard Rodgers featuring the Fred Barton Orchestra
Saturday, October 12
Starring: Nora Mae Lyng, Tari Kelly, Anastasia Barzee, Karen Murphy, Damon Kirsche, David Elder, Joshua Henry, Jeffry Denman, and Jesse Luttrell; Directed and Choreographed by Scott Thompson
Fred Barton, his 12-piece orchestra, and star-studded cast of performers are back to celebrate the legendary Richard Rodgers. The extraordinary icon’s career spanned six decades, during which he composed 40 Broadway musicals. Fred’s tribute to the versatility of Richard Rodgers will prove a revelation to those familiar with his biggest hits: Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, and The Sound of Music. You’ll hear Richard Rodgers from his razz-ma-tazz roots to his later masterworks, created with a number of star lyricists. Join us as we journey from Broadway to Hollywood and back, celebrating the incredible music and tales of Richard Rodgers.

$5 student tickets and $15 faculty and staff tickets for each event can be purchased in advance at the Schimmel box office. For more information, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu/.

 

Singer-Songwriters and Sannidhi

This week, the Schimmel’s Pace Presents series is bringing you two events: session one in a brand new series of Acoustic Underground and acclaimed South Indian dance.

Acoustic Underground: Session 1
Thursday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.
A brand new Pace Presents series, Acoustic Underground will bring some of New York City’s singer-songwriter scene to the Schimmel. At session 1, three up-and-coming New Yorkers will showcase the rich and flourishing acoustic singer-songwriter culture. From Phoebe Lyng’s raw but warm folk rock to Melanie Penn’s quirky yet reverent Americana to Andrew Rose Gregory’s satirical, loungy “folk-soul,” get ready to rock…and soul at the Schimmel. Learn more about these talents and watch videos on the Schimmel blog.

Sannidhi (Sacred Space)
Saturday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.
The New York Times called her “thrillingly three-dimensional” and “enchantingly beautiful.” Dance Magazine, who named her one of the “25 to Watch” described her as “a marvel of buoyant agility and sculptural clarity.” On October 5, dancer and choreographer Aparna Ramaswamy, a protégé of legendary Bharatanatyam artist Alarmel Valli, will present the U.S. premiere of Sannidhi, illuminating the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine whose timeless duality forms the continuous pulse of the universe. In five sections, her work weaves together music and movement, rhythm and lyric, spirit and emotion, creating an invisible link between dancer, musicians, and audience.

And the best part? Student tickets cost just $5 for each show. Get ‘em while they’re hot at the Schimmel box office.

Next up at the Schimmel: Pace Distinguished Professor Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, returns with her art history lecture series featuring France’s fascinating art beginning on October 9 and the Fred Barton Orchestra presents an evening with Richard Rodgers as part of the star-studded American Showstoppers series on October 12. Stay tuned for more info!

For more info on these and other events, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.

In Full Swing

Gypsy swing electrifies the Schimmel Theatre as Pace Presents brings Django’s Dream, a Gypsy swing festival, to the NYC Campus on September 28.

On Saturday, September 28, a group of the world’s leading Gypsy jazz guitarists will bring the work of the late, great French guitarist and composer, Django Reinhardt on the Schimmel stage. For one unforgettable night, Django’s Dream celebrates Gypsy swing of the 1930s in unexpected ways under the artistic direction of guitarist and composer Stephane Wrembel. Wrembel, who has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone and who composed the music for Woody Allen’s last two films will be joined by Kamlo, who interprets Django via the Mediterranean, and Flamenco and Gypsy swing-style guitar master Alfonso Ponticelli.

The electrifying sounds of three of the world’s leading Gypsy jazz artists—who each share a deep knowledge of Django’s style yet express it in individual ways—will move effortlessly between beloved Gypsy jazz standards and stunning improvisations ending in a spectacular super jam finale. Artists will also be joined by Django’s granddaughter, Dotschy Reinhardt.

So who was Django and why was he considered one of the greatest jazz guitar players of all time? Django Reinhardt learned to play the violin and banjo in the traditional Roma practice of “playing by ear” and mimicking the fingering of older generations. By the age of 13, he was making a living off of his musical gifts. When Django was 18, a fire left his left ring and pinky fingers paralyzed and doctors doubted that he would ever be able to play guitar again. Refusing to give up on his musical career, Django retaught himself to play the guitar, making use of only two fingers. Django’s ability to triumph has inspired many musicians throughout history, including Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, who both lost fingers to accidents.

$5 student balcony tickets are available for advance purchase at the box office. Student rush orchestra tickets are available for purchase at the box office on the day of the performance (subject to availability). All student tickets are cash sales only. For more information, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu. You can also read more about this event on the Schimmel blog.

Wondering if there’s a connection between Django Reinhardt and Django Unchained? Pace Presents blogger Michael Torbet breaks it down for you in his latest Vlog.

Lost in Space

The 2013-2014 Pace Presents season at the Schimmel Theatre kicks off on September 21 with Sonorama, the lost space-age pop music of Juan Garcia Esquivel. See what The Wall Street Journal calls “deliciously demented and entertaining in equal parts.”

The Schimmel Theatre is back and better than ever with its 2013-2014 Pace Presents season. Now in its third year, Pace Presents will bring you new series including Voce at Pace, showcasing rising opera singers, and Acoustic Underground, featuring up-and-coming singer/songwriters. In addition, a gypsy swing festival, tango, rock and roll, breakdancing, flamenco, ballet, hip hop, Japanese drummers, art history, The Nutcracker, and much more are on the schedule.

And it all starts on Saturday, September 21, as Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, the world’s only big band dedicated to performing the lost space-age pop music of Juan Garcia Esquivel, takes the Schimmel stage. Led by Mr. Ho (Brian O’Neill), the group has rescued the king-of-space-age-bachelor-pad’s arrangements via meticulous by-ear transcriptions of Esquivel’s recordings, which were known for exploiting the new sound called “stereo” of the 50s and 60s. The ensemble—an experimental big band augmented with atypical roles such as slide guitar, four singers, B3 organ, and three percussionists—recreates the Hollywood, easy Latin, crime jazz, and bachelor pad sounds of mid-century living room hi-fis live on the Schimmel stage.

See what the WSJ calls “deliciously demented and entertaining in equal parts” and what Pace Presents student blogger describes as “the Jetsons taking their yearly trip to Miami, lounging around the art deco inspired pool while Rosie the robot wheels on by to deliver a tropical mai tai complete with a tiny paper parasol.”

$5 student balcony tickets are available for advance purchase at the box office. Student rush orchestra tickets are available for purchase at the box office on the day of the performance (subject to availability). All student tickets are cash sales only. For more information, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.

And that’s not all—to get you going back to the future, Pace Presents and the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival are sponsoring the Esquivel Photo Contest. To participate, take a photo of yourself or a friend dressed up in your best 1960s lounge outfit. If you are using an Instagram filter on your photo, make sure to include the hashtag: #esquivelphotocontest. Then post your image to the Pace Presents Facebook wall along with a caption reading “Esquivel Photo Contest” by Monday, September 16. The photo that best personifies Esquivel’s 1960s bachelor pad sound will win a pair of tickets to the concert, as well as a signed copy of Mr. Ho’s The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel. For more information on the contest, check out the Schimmel blog at http://schimmelblog.com/?p=535.

Get Jazzed

The Schimmel closes out its Pace Presents season with a Grammy Award winner, who’s opened a World Cup, shared the stage with U2, and gave the movement to free Nelson Mandela a theme song. See him live on April 20.

He’s one of South Africa’s most important jazz and world musicians; he opened the kick off concert and the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa; he joined U2 on stage in 2011 to play “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” in front of one of the biggest concerts U2 has ever played; his song became the anthem for the movement to free Nelson Mandela. Hugh Masekela takes the Schimmel stage for the final performance of the Pace Presents season on April 20.

Rolling Stone coined him, “one of the most thrilling live performers around…”, and he’s coming to the Schimmel for one night! A pioneer in the world music and jazz scene, this South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer has toured the globe and played with some of the most influential musicians of our time. His Grammy Award-winning hit “Grazing in the Grass” brought him international fame. Don’t miss Masekela and his hot new band as they close out the 2012-2013 Pace Presents season.

$5 students available for purchase the day of the show after 12:00 p.m. for both shows. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.

Pirouettes and Pliés

A little Arabesque demi-plié? A pirouette piquée? The American Ballet Theatre Studio Company takes the Schimmel stage on April 5.

On Friday, April 5, the American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company returns to the Schimmel for the second year in a row as part of the Pace Presents season

Formerly ABT II, the American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company is a classical ensemble made up of 12 extraordinary dancers handpicked by ABT, one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies. ABT Studio Company trains young dancers (ages 16-20) in preparation for entering American Ballet Theatre’s main company or other leading national and international professional ballet companies, serving as a bridge between ballet training and professional performance. More than half of the dancers in ABT’s main company began their careers in ABT Studio Company.

The ABC Studio Company will perform works from George Balanchine, Marius Petipa, August Bournonville, Antony Tudor, Paul Taylor, Jerome Robbins, among others.

$5 students available for purchase the day of the show after 12:00 p.m. for both shows. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.

The Last Time

Get ready for two nights of stunning and energetic dancing as Belgium-based Ultima Vez takes the Schimmel stage on March 22-23.

On March 22–23, the Schimmel welcomes Belgium-based contemporary dance company Ultima Vez as part of its ongoing Pace Presents season. Sure to captivate you, this dance company has climbed the charts in Europe and is now embarking on a US tour with a thrilling revival of its 1987 piece under the choreography and direction of Wim Vandekeybus, who was awarded a Bessie Award for the work which was described as “a brutal confrontation of dance and music: the dangerous combative landscape of What the Body Does Not Remember.”

Get a sneak peek of what’s in store for the What the Body Does Not Remember revival on YouTube.

$5 students available for purchase the day of the show after 12:00 p.m. for both shows. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.

Knickerbocker Showstoppers

Japan’s celebrated pianist Harumi Hanafusa joins the Knickerbocker Orchestra and Fred Barton celebrates Gentlemen Prefer Blondes composer Jule Styne with Broadway stars. Here’s what’s on stage at the Schimmel this weekend!

The Knickerbocker Orchestra Featuring Harumi Hanafusa
Friday, March 8
7:30 p.m.
Acclaimed Japanese pianist Harumi Hanafusa, who’s played with orchestras all over the world including the Goteborg Symphony in Sweden, Orchestra Lamoureux in France, Czech Philharmonic Sextet, and Symphony Orchestra of Osaka in Japan, joins Lower Manhattan’s own Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra to perform Maurice Ravel’s jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G and the American premiere performance of Akira Nishimura’s “A Shaman.” Also on the program, music by Bela Bartok and the world premiere performance of Knickerbocker Orchestra Music Director Gary S. Fagin’s Suite from Kurt Weill’s “Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny”.

American Showstoppers: An Evening with Jule Style Featuring the Fred Barton Orchestra with Stars from the Broadway Stage
Saturday, March 9
7:30 p.m.
Noted arranger and producer Fred Barton, whose work is heard regularly in concert halls around the country and on TV shows including The Magic School Bus, Olivia, Magic Pets, and Eureeka’s Castle, is bringing his 10-piece orchestra back to the Schimmel! This time they’ll celebrate Gypsy, Funny Girl, Peter Pan, Bells Are Ringing, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes composer Jule Styne, the last word in Broadway and Hollywood tour-de-force songwriting.

Join Fred, his orchestra, and stars of the Broadway stage as they bring you an evening of great music and performances. Tony Award nominees Pamela Myers, who played Marta in Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company, and Vivian Reed, who starred in Bubbling Brown Sugar, Marie Christine, and various other musicals and films, are just a few of the talented performers who will take on the late Jule Styne’s work. Also starring Patrick Boyd, Tari Kelly, Damon Kirsche, Jesse Luttrell, Nora Mae Lyng, and Karen Murphy.

$5 students available for purchase the day of the show after 12:00 p.m. for both shows. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.

Get Twisted!

Human pretzels come to the Schimmel as the Pace Presents series hosts the Golden Dragon Acrobats’ Cirque Ziva on March 2. >>Read More

If you’re into gravity-defying acrobats and suspense, then step right up to the Schimmel Theater on March 2 as the world-renowned Golden Dragon Acrobats present a show for all ages produced by Danny Chang. More than 25 centuries old, Cirque Ziva weaves modern movement into a spectacle unlike any other. The Golden Dragons earned two Drama Desk awards following their Broadway debut and continue to be recognized as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company.

Two high-flying shows will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

$5 student tickets available for purchase the day of the show. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.

Time Travel Through Art History

Join Janetta Rebold Benton as she returns to the Schimmel with a fascinating new art history lecture series that focuses on the old Italian masters. >>Read More

Back by popular demand, Distinguished Professor and art historian Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, returns for her second series of lectures at the Schimmel Theater after 30 years of working with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Discover the beauty in art history as Benton discusses how Italy has exerted its influence on the art world and produced some of the world’s most stunning masterpieces. Each lecture in her series  will focus on a separate era in Italian art with  highlights in sculpting, painting, and more from Italy’s ancient history through the Middle Ages. For $25, you will time travel through Italy’s past, making stops at the world’s most celebrated artistic endeavors including palaces, monuments, and cathedrals.

Wednesday, February 27 at 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Discuss early Italy, the Etruscans, and the rise of the Roman Empire including the engineering of the Colosseum and Pantheon!

Wednesday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Learn about the Middle Ages during the prominence of Old Saint Peter’s and the “Leaning Tower” of Pisa as well as other well-known masterpieces.

Wednesday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
This lecture will include Renaissance paintings by Masaccio and Botticelli among  others, and sculptures by Ghiberti and Donatello. Artistic greats da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo will also be on the roster for this riveting lecture!

Wednesday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Benton will lecture on the Baroque era and Mannerist and theatrical paintings. Highlights will include Maderno’s Saint Peter’s, the sculpture of Cellini, and Caravaggio’s drama.

For more info and to reserve seats, click here.

Written by Pace student Sarah Aires ’14

A Meteor Shower of Unlikely Moments

On February 12-13, prepare to be wowed as the Pace Presents season brings you Motionhouse Scattered, two nights that combine highly physical dance theatre with awe-inspiring imagery to bring you a unique performance.

Combining frenetic, physical choreography with imagery brought forth by film and graphics, the renowned British dance company Motionhouse will be bringing its production of Scattered to the Schimmel Center on February 12 and 13.

Using the tenacity of water, the production uses curved floors and projection technology to create an underwater world that the dancers move in, on, and through the image to blow their audiences away.

Its unique interaction between film and live performance will take your imagination to new heights. Click here to view a trailer.

$5 student tickets available for purchase the day of the show. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.

Una Notte di Musica

It’s time to boot up, because on February 1, the Schimmel brings to the stage Southern Italy’s beloved Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino music and dance as the Pace Presents season continues.

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Friday, February 1, 7:30 p.m., Schimmel Theater
Want to get caught in a web of live music? Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino are leaders in a new wave of Southern Italy’s beloved pizzica tarantata, an ancient ritual said to cure the taranta spider’s bite with its frenzied, trance dances brought to life by the tamburello drum, which pulsates like a beating heart. Drawing on the unique heritage found on Salento, Italy’s isolated peninsula, CGS use lush vocals, percussion, recorder, accordion, and dance to transport listeners to a state of altered consciousness. We bet you’ll be head over heels for this Southern Italian music and dance group.

$5 student tickets available for purchase the day of the show. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.

Broadway and Baile

A holiday show featuring Broadway stars and a performance of lively Mexican dance brings culture and cabaret. Check out the last two Pace Presents events for 2012. >>Read More

Debbie Gravitte’s All-Star Holiday Show
Saturday December 8, 7:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, Tony Award-winning Broadway star Debbie Gravitte is bringing back her All-Star Holiday Show to the Schimmel Theatre. What could be better than singing along with an orchestra, watching Broadway dancers shimmy and shake to A Christmas Carol, or maybe getting the chance to be a part of the show? Past guests have included Oscar and Tony Award-winning composer Harvey Fierstein, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Broadway fave Rebecca Luker, among others.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
Sunday, December 9, 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
After postponing Schimmel dates following the Hurricane, Mexico’s rich cultural history and dance traditions explode on the Schimmel stage as Calpulli Mexican Dance Company brings its celebrated repertoire to NYC. Under the artistic direction of Noemy Hernandez and musical direction of George Saenz, the company of 16 dancers and core of musicians will make their Pace stage debut in a tribute to the heart and soul of Mexico here in New York City. Meticulous costuming, passionate live music, and larger than life surprises will have you mesmerized! Plus, enjoy food, hot chocolate, and a mural created by Pace’s Art Department.

$5 student tickets available for purchase the day of the show after 12:00 p.m. for both shows. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.


Bluegrass Banjo and Soul Singers

The Schimmel celebrates Homecoming weekend in NYC with three consecutive nights of music from Memphis blues to banjo jamboree.

The Schimmel’s got your weekend all planned out for you as the Pace Presents series brings you three nights of music.

Justin Townes Earle: In the Spirit of Woody Guthrie
Friday, October 26, 7:30 p.m., Justin Townes Earle solo with special guests John McCauley of Deer Tick and Joe Pug
Saturday, October 27, 7:30 p.m., Justin Townes Earle with full band featuring special guests The Low Anthem and Joe Pug


Two special evenings with the exceptional singer and songwriter Justin Townes Earle will include his original songs in the context of the continuing legacy of folk music pioneer Woody Guthrie in his centennial celebration year. Townes Earle, whose influences run the gamut from Randy Newman to Woody Guthrie to Bruce Springsteen, is the son of great American troubadour Steve Earle, and won the coveted Song of the Year award at the Americana Music Awards in 2011. His latest CD “Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now” has garnered critical acclaim.

Banjo Summit: A Gathering of 5-String Masters Featuring Béla Fleck
Sunday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.

Many of the world’s most influential bluegrass banjo players–all with ties to New York State–will unite to bring you a concert that will find the banjo being performed in both conventional and unexpected ways. In performances ranging from solos and duets to full-tilt banjo blowouts with all the players and an acoustic band, the Schimmel stage will range from the traditional backdrop of bluegrass and old-time country music to the more unconventional banjo genres including jazz, classical, and rock music. Banjo mastermind Béla Fleck will be joined by Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Richie Stearns, Eric Weissberg, Pete Wernick, and Noam Pikelny.

$5 student tickets available for purchase the day of the show after 12:00 p.m. for both shows. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.

Saturday Night in Bombay

The Schimmel opens up its doors to tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain as the Pace Presents series continues this weekend.

Tabla superstar Zakir Hussain, India’s most celebrated living artist and an extraordinary percussionist of international renown, takes the Schimmel stage on Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. Joined by bansuri flute prodigy Rakesh Chaurasia, a nephew of maestro Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, the duo will bring you an exciting evening of Indian classical music.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest percussionists, Zakir Hussain is known equally for his mastery of the classical Hindustani repertoire of ragas and for his historic collaborations with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar on Shakti, and the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart on Planet Drum.

Pace students may purchase tickets for $5 with a valid University ID two hours before the beginning of the show. For more information on the show and other Pace Presents events, visit the Schimmel website.

The Bard Is Back!

To be at the production of Hamlet or not to be: that is the question. And the answer should be yes as Shakespeare’s Globe presents Hamlet on the lawn and at the Schimmel starting this week! >>Read More

Thrilling, thy name is Shakespeare’s Globe. Both the NYC and PLV campuses are about to get Shaken up as one of the world’s most renowned Shakespeare companies returns to Pace for the third time.

Following a widely-acclaimed tour and run at the Globe in 2011, a handful of players will perform a raw, thrillingly elemental production of Hamlet. This engaging and youthful production has political conspiracy, obsession, violence, depth, humor, and tragedy. Catch the act-ion at the Schimmel Theater October 2-7, or bring picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs, for a free performance on the lawn between the Miller building and the lake in PLV on September 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Pace students can purchase $5 tickets for the Schimmel performances two hours before the show with a valid ID.

It would be a calamity to miss this, so visit schimmel.pace.edu or call (212) 346-1715 for more information.

Pace Presents: Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara prepares to dazzle Lower Manhattan: The talented Mali born musician is making her NYC debut at the Schimmel Theater September 28.

Pace is thrilled to welcome Fatoumata Diawara for her first ever solo New York City performance on September 28 at 7:30 p.m. The Malian musician’s found her calling in music after working mainly in theater even playing the iconic role of Antigone and acting in popular feature films in France. She has become known for her incredible voice, gorgeous melodies, and infectious guitar playing, incorporating several different musical sounds into her personal style including funk, soul, and jazz. It’s a joy to have such incredible talent grace the Schimmel stage!

Pace students may purchase tickets for $5 with a valid University ID two hours before the beginning of the show.

For more information on the show and other Pace Presents events, visit the Schimmel website.

Written by Pace student Sarah Aires ’14

Pace Presents: Fanfare Ciočarlia

The legends of gypsy brass take over the Schimmel Theater with their riveting 12-piece brass orchestra as the Pace Presents season officially kicks off on September 22.

Fanfare Ciočarlia, the thrilling 12-piece Romanian brass orchestra and one of the world’s most cherished Gypsy bands, returns to NYC after 10 years to kick off the Schimmel’s 2012-2013 Pace Presents lineup of internationally acclaimed talent.

Fanfare’s breakneck speed, technical chops, ripping rhythms, and sweet ‘n sour horns have been sampled, covered, championed, and emulated by countless DJs, bands, and Gypsy orchestras. Their wild interpretations of popular Western standards like the “James Bond Theme” and Duke Ellington’s “Caravan” show how this Romanian orchestra can effortlessly put a Gypsy spin on any music they get their horns on.

$5 student rush tickets will be available the day of the performance, beginning 2 hours prior to show time, at the box office .

For more info, visit the Schimmel website.

Next up: Mali singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara brings her soulful vocals to the Schimmel on September 28 and Shakespeare’s Globe gives the Schimmel their Shake up on October 2-7 with a production of Hamlet.

Pace Presents

From Shakespeare’s Globe’s Hamlet to stars of the Broadway stage, Mexican dance to Chinese acrobats, and much more, the Schimmel Theater belongs to YOU. Find out what’s in store for the 2012-2013 Pace Presents season and how you can join in on the action for just $5. >>Read More

After an impressive inaugural Pace Presents season, the Schimmel is back at it with a packed lineup of world-class talent beginning on September 22 with Romania’s legendary gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciočarlia.

After that, it’s Mali musician and actor Fatoumata Diawara on September 28; the Bard returns with the renowned Shakespeare’s Globe  production of Hamlet on October 2-7, plus special outdoor performances on our Westchester Campus on September 28-30; Tabla superstar Zakir Hussain on October 13; American Showstoppers’ evening with Harold Arlen with stars from the Broadway stage on October 19; living jazz legend Ramsey Lewis on October 20; Justin Townes Earle’s tribute to “This Land Is Your Land” folk singer Woody Guthrie on October 26-27 (one night solo with special guests John McCauley of Deer Tick and Joe Pug and then with full band featuring special guests The Low Anthem and Joe Pug); a bluegrass banjo summit featuring Béla Fleck on October 28; Calpulli Mexican Dance Company unveiling its world premiere of Dia de los Muertos on November 3-4; and Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte’s All-Star Holiday Show on December 8. And that’s just the lineup for the fall! For a full lineup of events, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu/.

As a Pace student you have access to $5 tickets for most events as well as the opportunity to attend certain events for free with your Pace ID. For more information, click here. Faculty and staff are eligible for $10 tickets.

And make sure to stay tuned here over the next few weeks as we highlight individual events.

Pirouettes and Pliés

A little Arabesque demi-plié? A pirouette piquée? The American Ballet Theatre Studio Company takes the Schimmel stage on May 4.

On May 4, the Schimmel Theater welcomes the American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company to Pace’s NYC Campus as part of their ongoing Pace Presents series.

American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company, formerly ABT II, is a classical ensemble made up of 12 outstanding dancers handpicked by ABT, one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies. ABT Studio Company trains young dancers (ages 16-20) in preparation for entering American Ballet Theatre’s main company or other leading national and international professional ballet companies, serving as a bridge between ballet training and professional performance. More than half of the dancers in ABT’s main Company began their careers in ABT Studio Company.

As a Pace student you have access to $5 tickets for most events as well as the opportunity to attend certain events for free with your Pace ID. For more information, click here.
Faculty and staff are eligible for $10 tickets.

It Takes 14 to Tango

Care to tango? Fourteen of Argentina’s leading tango dancers and musicians will perform two passionate, sensuous evenings of tango under the direction of world-renowned dancer, producer, and choreographer Mariela Franganillo on April 13 and 14 at the Schimmel Theatre. >>Read More

Care to tango? Fourteen of Argentina’s leading tango dancers and musicians will perform two passionate, sensuous evenings of tango under the direction of world-renowned dancer, producer, and choreographer Mariela Franganillo on April 13 and 14 at the Schimmel Theatre. >>Read More

Pace Presents: Cabaret and Delusion

The Schimmel has a jam-packed weekend coming up with Laurie Anderson’s spellbinding Delusion and Metropolitan Opera star Patricia Racette’s evening of cabaret.

Stop by the Schimmel Theatre this weekend as their impressive Pace Presents season continues!

On March 9 and 10, Laurie Anderson’s Delusion combines violin, electronic puppetry, music, and visuals to create a series of short mystery plays that jump-cuts between the everyday and the mythic.

If you’re looking for an intimate evening of your favorite theater and iconic songs, stop by Patricia Racette: An Evening of Cabaret, featuring the Metropolitan Opera soprano star and songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Edith Piaf on March 11.

Pace students are eligible for $5 tickets for most events as well as the opportunity to attend certain events free of charge. For more information, visit the Schimmel website. Faculty and staff can purchase $10 tickets with discount code PACEINSIDER.