Familiar friends and nearby neighbors are among the artists and events featured this week. Enjoy!

ALL ARTS presents
In Concert with CMS:  Bach, Schumann, and Dean
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will be back at The PAC for a series of in-person concerts starting in the fall of 2022. For now, you can watch and listen on line. This program features Bach’s Concerto in D minor, Schumann’s Andante and Variations, and Dean’s Twelve Angry Men, the latter of which features twelve cellos.
Watch and listen to “In Concert with CMS” on AllArts.org

Festival of New York
Memorial Day to Labor Day 2022
This citywide collaborative movement features 300+ live events presented by diverse organizations across all sectors. Together, we’ll rise from one of the most difficult periods to realize a kinder, more equitable, and more inclusive future for the city. The Festival offers everyone the opportunity to grow, connect, and give back, all while celebrating everything that makes this city the place to be.
Visit the Festival of New York website to learn more

NPR Music presents
2022 Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador
This Tiny Desk concert featuring Tiny Desk Contest winner Alisa Amador was the first to be filmed in front of an audience in over 800 days, and it was a beautiful celebration of not just Amador’s win but of the joy of live music and the community that the Tiny Desk fosters.
Watch Alisa Amador’s Tiny Desk Concert on YouTube

Doug Varone and Dancers Celebrates 35 Years with Performances at The Joyce
May 31 – June 5, 7:30 pm
175 8th Ave, NYC
Doug Varone and Dancers returns to The Joyce celebrating its 35th year with the New York premiere of Somewhere (2019) and Varone’s masterwork from 1993, Rise. Somewhere reimagines Leonard Bernstein’s timeless West Side Story by stripping the orchestral score of its narrative connotations. The result: pure choreographic vibrancy, brimming with nuance and emotional heft generated by the musical structure. In Rise, dancers take over the stage in swirls of controlled chaos, with composer John Adam’s Fearful Symmetries underlying each step. Varone is a Purchase College alum and Teaching Guest Artist whose “highly charged, physically exciting choreography” reinforces the complexity of the human spirit, deeming his inventive body of work “a rarity among his generation” (The New York Times).
Get tickets for Doug Varone and Dancers at The Joyce

Caramoor presents Soundscapes
Sunday, June 5, beginning at 12pm
Open your ears to a day of sonic exploration! This free, family-friendly afternoon includes performances by beatboxer, vocal percussionist, and breath artist Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero; percussive dancing duo Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss; a surround-sound music experience by Raquel Acevedo Klein; theremin workshops and a performance by Dorit Chrysler; and guided explorations of our Sonic Innovations sound art exhibition.  Select rooms of the Rosen House will be open for viewing.
Find more information about Soundscapes on the Caramoor website

The Harrison Public Library presents
Virtual Tour of the Neuberger Museum of Art
Tuesday, June 7, 4pm
Enjoy a virtual tour of the Neuberger Museum of Art from the comfort of your home. The Neuberger Museum of Art is located in Purchase and is affiliated with Purchase College, SUNY. It is the nation’s tenth-largest university museum and one of 14 sites on the African American Heritage Trail of Westchester County.
Register to receive the Neuberger Museum Virtual Tour event link

The Metropolitan Opera presents
A Free Live Audio Stream:  Verdi’s Rigoletto
Wednesday, June 8, 7:25pm
The Met rang in the new year with the gala premiere of a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy from Bartlett Sher. The Tony Award­–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined eight Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Erin Morley, and tenor Stephen Costello, conducted by Karen Kamensek.
Listen to the live audio stream of “Rigoletto” on MetOpera.org



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, work being done by Purchase alums, plus a sampling of arts experiences you just can’t miss. Enjoy!

All times are EDT unless otherwise noted.

Pictured: Doug Varone and Dancers Company in LUX Photo © Sharen Bradford