It’s still wintry here in NY, but Purchase College alum Samara Joy thinks It Might As Well Be Spring!  This week, enjoy the selection from her recent European tour with Emmet Cohen plus much more.

Emmet Cohen presents Emmet Cohen w/ Samara Joy Duo Streaming on-demand We’ve had such a great first couple of nights here in Italy.  This is “It Might As Well Be Spring” with the wonderful Samara Joy from our soundcheck in Ferrara, Italy. Watch Emmet Cohen with Samara Joy Duo on YouTube

NPR Music presents Tiny Desk (Home) Concert:  Anthony Roth Costanzo and Justin Vivian Bond Streaming on-demand The opera star Anthony Roth Costanzo and the cabaret diva Justin Vivian Bond hail from opposite sides of the tracks, vocally speaking. But when the two unite in their stage show, “Only an Octave Apart,” something fabulous emerges. This performance from, as Bond puts it, Costanzo’s “tiny apartment,” with his “tiny furniture” and his “tiny friends,” gives us a glimpse of the show that opened at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn last fall and landed at the New York Philharmonic earlier this year. Watch Tiny Desk (Home) Concert on Watch Tiny Desk (Home) Concert on YouTube

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Art of the Recital: Dmitri Atapine (cello) & Hyeyeon Park (piano) Premiere Thursday, February 24, 7:30 pm On-demand for one week Program: Bridge: Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano (1913-17) Lowell Liebermann: Sonata No. 5 for Cello and Piano, Op. 136 (2019) (World Premiere) Martinů: Variations on a Theme of Rossini for Cello and Piano (1942) Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915) Shostakovich: Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 40 (1934) Watch Art of the Recital on

 Irvington Theater presents Arts Incubator Short Play Fest Friday, February 25 through March 5 Five new works to stream from wherever you are — our virtual celebration of short, new works of theater.  This year’s festival features John Cai’s The Gift, Seamus Eaton’s Love Heist, Amy Goddard’s Date, Luis Roberto Herrera’s WREN & LIN, and Lizz Mangan’s Okay. Watch Arts Incubator Short Play Fest 2022

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents Lillias White:  One Night Only! Saturday, February 26, 8pm Be a part of this rare experience to witness this legendary singer’s only live performance in Westchester this year. Hear some of your favorite songs from Broadway standards, jazz, blues, and so much more by this Tony Award-winning performer. Get tickets for Lillias White at the White Plains Performing Arts Center

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presents Ailey All Access: Kyle Abraham‘s Untitled America (excerpts) On-demand from Monday, February 28, through March 13 In conjunction with National Criminal Justice Month, Ailey will unveil the streaming debut of Purchase alum Kyle Abraham’s powerful Untitled America, which shines a light on the impact of the prison system on African-American families. Developed over three seasons, the work features interviews by those impacted by incarceration. Fusing many facets of dance vocabulary, Abraham’s movement style is decidedly original and contains a wealth of physical detail that resonates with the Ailey dancers’ trademark versatility. Stream Kyle Abraham’s Untitled America on Ailey All Access


Culture Picks is a weekly feature celebrating the performing arts. The arts are back and there is so much to take in, both live and virtual. Cultural connoisseur and PAC staff member Coni Guhl is here to help you sort through it all. Each week we will post her curated selection of events featuring the artists you know and love from The PAC Center Series, plus a sampling of stellar local experiences. Enjoy!

All times are EDT unless otherwise noted.

Pictured: Lillias White © David Barnum