This week you can enjoy a plethora of free performances and live streams, and support the all-Purchase Pete Malinverni Trio as they perform live in Mount Kisco.

ALL ARTS presents
Dance Heginbotham’s 24 Caprices
Inspired by Niccolò Paganini’s piece for solo violin of the same name, 24 Caprices is a series of original dance works choreographed by John Heginbotham to violinist Colin Jacobsen’s rendition of Paganini’s caprices. First conceived during the pandemic, the project has continued to evolve with recent installments bringing together multiple performers and international locations to create a series of delightful, dark, and melancholic short dance films. ALL ARTS will present this ongoing dance-film project beginning with the roll-out of “Caprices 1-7” on August 17, followed by the world premiere of “Caprice 8: Air Plant” and “Caprice 9: Hunter/Hunted” on August 24 and August 31, respectively.
Watch ” 24 Caprices” on the ALL ARTS TV YouTube channel

JAZZ ON MAIN presents
The Pete Malinverni Trio
Featuring Ugonna Okegwo, bass, and Aaron Seeber, drums
At JAZZ ON MAIN, 37 S. Moger Ave., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Thursdays, August 18 and 25
One set only, 8pm
An all-Purchase College trio plus special guests!
For information and tickets visit the Jazz on Main website

Battery Dance presents
Battery Dance Festival 2022
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, Battery Park City
Free outdoor performances and live streams through August 19, 7–9pm
Ticketed closing performance at the Schimmel Center on August 20, 6pm
The Battery Dance Festival is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 in-person and over 35,000 virtual viewers. The August 13 opening night program, “Young Voices in Dance” features two recent Purchase grads:  choreographers Myles King and Shannon Harkins.
Visit the Battery Dance Festival website to view the full schedule of events

Aspen Music Festival presents
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Livestream on Thursday, August 18, 9:30pm
The magnificent singers of the Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS program bring a special staging of Mozart’s spectacular opera to the Benedict Music Tent under the baton of acclaimed conductor Jane Glover.
Access the Aspen Music Festival livestream

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts presents
Summer for the City:  Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra
On Thursday, August 18, and Friday, August 19, 7:30pm
Damrosch Park
In solidarity with the victims of the war in Ukraine, the Metropolitan Opera and the Polish National Opera have gathered leading Ukrainian musicians into the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra for a European and American tour, culminating with outdoor concerts at Lincoln Center. Under the leadership of Canadian-Ukrainian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, the orchestra will perform a program that includes Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov’s Seventh Symphony and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Ukrainian virtuoso Anna Fedorova. Leading Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska will perform the great aria “Abscheulicher!” from Beethoven’s Fidelio, a paean to humanity and peace in the face of violence and cruelty.  The orchestra will include recent refugees, Ukrainian members of European orchestras, and some of the top musicians of Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odesa, and elsewhere in Ukraine. The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine is supporting the project by addressing the organizational issues of allowing male musicians to put down weapons and take up their instruments in a remarkable demonstration of the power of art over adversity.
Visit Lincoln Center’s website for more information

Flushing Town Hall presents
Mini-Global Mashup: Ukraine Meets Cuba
Livestream on Sunday, August 21, 1pm
Curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London (The Klezmatics), the Mini-Global Mashup series is bringing together two amazing global music artists along with accompanists for an afternoon of music, conversation, and exploration. Mini-Global Mashup: Ukraine Meets Cuba presents Ukrainian bandura (Ukrainian lute/harp) master Julian Kytasty and Havana-based singer Danae Blanco, accompanied by Grammy-nominated Cuban guitarist Juan Carlos Formell.
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 Aspen Music Festival presents
Berlioz’s Requiem
Livestream on Sunday, August 21, 6pm
AMFS Music Director leads the Aspen Festival Orchestra and special guests in a season finale that offers a monumental, rarely performed work designed for a 188-piece orchestra a 210-member chorus.
Access the Aspen Festival Orchestra livestream


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: Pete Malinverni. Photo © Pete Malinverni