Tuesday, April 29, 2014
BLOOMING LANDSCAPES, MUSIC and FASHION in NYC (c) By Polly Guerin
THE ROOF GARDEN Commission: Dan Graham and Gunther Vogt brings us to the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden to discover a picturesque landscape that is at once unexpected and a sanctuary for contemplative reverie or to simply see the New York skyline. The venue is carpeted with lawn grass that seemingly connects to the green canopy of Central Park. Into this landscape is an installation comprising curves of steel and two-way mirrored glass between ivy hedgerows. Graham’s structure is part maze, part modernist skyscraper façade designed in collaboration with the Swiss landscape architect Gunther Vogt. The venue, called "Pavilions,” is both transparent and reflective, creating a changing and visually complex environment that provides a green camouflage and engages the visitor in a complex mirror-play. Though November 2, 2014 (weather permitting).
ST. GEORGE’S CHORAL SOCIETY presents Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, KV 427, a large-scale work and the world premiere Manuel Sosa’s “Tabula 1,” on Sunday, May 4 at 3 pm at the Church of the Incarnation 209 Madison Avenue at 35th Street. Matthew Lewis comments: “This concert marks my 10th year as Artistic Director of St. George’s and this work has been a passion of mine for some for some time. The work is a real technical challenge but the choral forces of St. George’s choral are ideal for this piece.” The performance on Sunday features Nacole Palmer soprano, Silvie Jensen, mezzo-soprano, Jonathan Blalock, tenor and Aaron Ingersoll, bass. "Tabula 1,"a work by Venezuelan-composer, Manuel Sosa, will be performed by SGCS’s chamber singers. Tickets $25, available via website
CHARLES JAMES: BEYOND FASHION and the New ANNA WINTOUR COSTUME CENTER
Ta Ta Darlings!!! Pollytalk is going to the Charles James press opening on May 4 and Polly will have more details on the exhibit in next week’s column. Fan mail welcome at pollytalk@verizon. Visit Polly’s website pollytalk and in the left hand column click on my other Blogs on fashion, visionary men and hidden treasures in New York.