The internationally renowned New York Philharmonic performs enduring classical works in the majestic Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. On February 25, guests will thrill to a matinee performance by renowned violinist Janine Jansen. Warm lobe-buds with Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Aditus, a rock-infused tribute to a late mentor, before moving on to Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto. The program concludes with the classical strains of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. On March 3 and 4, auditory aficionados can watch conductor and Mahler specialist Daniel Harding lead the orchestra in this two-part evening of sumptuous musical artistry. First, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1 dramatically celebrates the ecstasy and despair of romance in a sweeping single-movement piece, highlighted by the expressive work of Juilliard-trained violinist Glenn Dicterow. Next, concert-goers will quiet their grumbling brains as ears sup on Mahler's Symphony No. 4, an ethereal piece written in the twilight of the composer's life. All service fees are included in the purchases.
Studded with old-fashioned marquis bulbs, an unassuming sign beckons bar hoppers to Off the Rails' newly renovated interior graced with vivid graffiti, wall-spanning chalkboards, and rustic wood décor. Lambent light and convivial conversation spill out from elegant french windows at the Upper East Side watering hole, where 20 on-tap beers from the likes of Harpoon and Goose Island flow beneath shelves of premium liquors and trick wine bottles filled with spring-loaded corks. Homemade meatballs and barbecue-chicken sliders headline a menu of upscale pub grub with vegetarian options, as well as bottomless brunch fare including brioche french toast and daily pasta specials.
Clients may never hang their pictures in a museum, but don't tell the framers at Columbus Art Gallery that. With more than 20 years of experience, the skilled frame technicians custom craft all shapes of wooden and metal frames and pair them with regular or museum-quality glass—all designed to display and protect precious heirlooms. Guests can seek the perfect frame by shopping the Gallery's inventory of more than 3,000 frames or begin their art collection by browsing through the selection of lithographs, art blocks, and oil paintings.
Judith Farber owes her style of documentary photography, in part, to her first workshop in the 1970s with Ansel Adams and Yousuf Karsh. Instead of lugging around one of the massive 8”x10” view camera, she decided that she'd rather capture candid, behind-the-scenes images of the masters as they taught the class. Farber then began working as a photojournalist, seeing her photos credited in newspapers, magazines, and books all over the world. After traveling the globe for airlines and travel bureaus and cofounding the educational, member-based website Photoworkshop.com, Farber went on to teach composition to Tibetan children in Dharamsala, Chinese school kids, and New Yorkers—via her most recent teaching endeavor, Sundays In New York.
Farber teaches her students to share her love of street photography, showing them how to find the light and moments of energy that elevate snapshots into art. She shares instructor duties with Italian photojournalist and fashion photographer Lorenzo Fariello, whose Adobe Photoshop skills and expertise in nighttime photography allow him to edit a believable ghost into any dark hallway.
At Sheridan Fencing Academy, coach Jason Sheridan incorporates a thorough understanding of sports science into fencing instruction for all ages. Each 20-student class session improves student fitness, also focusing on the fun aspects of fencing to keep students mentally engaged. Sheridan encourages students to set competitive goals, and dedicates himself to assisting in their pursuits. Current students include 2012 Junior Olympic champion Adrienne Jarocki, who was featured in the New York Times for her rapid success with Sheridan and her aspiration to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games. The coach instructs adults and children as young as 4 years old, utilizing games and plastic swords to safely develop motor skills and the ability to conduct impromptu orchestras.