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This exhibition explores the vast creativity of over 20 award-winning current faculty at Queens College, including Animation, Illustration, Typography, Interaction Design, Communication Design, and Fine Art. The exhibition celebrates the variety and depth of the Design Faculty’s professional and personal creative practice and emphasizes the multifaceted nature of design in our daily experiences. The exhibition explores visual communication through printed and digital design; interactive digital and sculptural installations; seriality and the self; and cross-disciplinary inquiry. This exhibition features works…Find out more »
The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making brings together artists, designers, CUNY students and local communities to reflect on the art of making, craftsmanship and technology in a globalized world. The exhibition calls attention to the larger systems that influence the state of fashion, craft and aesthetics and are constantly under development, and in flux. This new branch of the Fabric of Cultures project http://fabricofcultures.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu considers the new Made in Italy within a transnational context and in conversation with…Find out more »
Arden/Everywhere re-imagines Shakespeare's As You Like It as a story about refugees. This beloved comedy's deepest heartbeat is to tell a distinctly contemporary story - one that looks into a world of dislocation and exile to discover resilience, reconciliation and love.Find out more »
Over 1,000 years ago Spain was home to Jews, Christians and Muslims. All three cultures co-existed in relative harmony, interacting with one another in multiple ways. This period was one of the most enlightened and economically expansive periods in all of Spain's history. Here were the seeds of the Renaissance. It was not until the edicts came down from Rome in 1492 and the Inquisition was let loose that an era of intolerance, repression and expulsion began, which…Find out more »
Peter Yarrow’s music and songs resonate with a history that he and his musical compatriots, Mary and Paul, not only helped to write, but one that has changed and inspired millions to continue to keep on keepin’ on and hold firm to principle. His performances create an environment in which a sense of reassuring commonality is shared at a time when society is deeply concerned for its welfare and its future. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done” and “Light One Candle,” among others. As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.Find out more »
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Inti-Illimani has transcended our idea of the musical ensemble and has become a cultural location, a liturgy expressing the essence of the Latin-American ethno-musical experience. For 50 years Inti-Illimani has performed world-wide to hundreds of thousands of fans, collaborated with folk legends, earned awards and honors for their activism and masterful musicianship, and produced one of the richest discographies in Latin-American recording history. Inti-Illimani’s premier album, Nueva Canción, or “new song,” spoke to their role in dreaming a new vision for Chile during the volatile socio-political landscape of South America during the 1960’s and 70’s. They have recorded 36 studio albums, and their newest release is dedicated to the legendary Violeta Parra. Inti-Illimani has toured in dozens of countries at prestigious concert halls, festivals, and benefit concerts.
An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the Orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event. Musicians of the New York Philharmonic will perform music of Klein, Beethoven, and Shostakovich. Join us for an unforgettable performance which is sure to delight audiences!Find out more »
The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of those performers. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. The seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B, and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance.
Gladys Knight achieved icon status with the Pips, having recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The legend of soul has recorded beloved gold-certified singles like "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)," "I've Got to Use My Imagination," "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me," the #1 smash "Midnight Train to Georgia," and the classic "That's What Friends Are For."
The "Empress of Soul" was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 2004 BET Awards Ceremony. Secure your spot today for what is sure to be an unforgettable performance from one of Motown's leading ladies.Find out more »
Tens of thousands of fans have long indulged in Eason Chan's performances through video clips, MTV, and most recently, as a judge in the hit TV show "Sing! China," his mentoring of talented young music enthusiasts. But is that enough? "Intimate," "Heart Throbbing," and "Dreams come true" are words that best describe the fast approaching and much anticipated "Eason says C'mon in ~ Tour." In this close encounter with long-time loyal and dedicated fans, Eason will be sharing…Find out more »
The R&B Holiday Bash will bring together 112, Ginuwine, K-Ci and JoJo for one night on Friday, November 24th at the Kupferberg Center in Queens, NY. The night will be filled with crowd R&B jam favorites like, "Only You," "Let's Get Married" & "Pony."Find out more »
De Yun She (Deyun Club), is arguably the most popular and well-known Chinese Traditional Cross-Talk (a form of comedy performance from China) group in China. De Yun She was formed 20 years ago by Mr. Guo Degang (and other fellow members) and now has more than 400 performers. Over the past 5 years, De Yun She has toured around the World, including Australia and New Zealand, North America, Europe and South-East Asia. Audiences love to see this Traditional Cross-Talk performance outside of China. There are more than 10 million audiences who have enjoyed the De Yun She performance LIVE, over the past 20 years. The mystery behinds this successes story is about the revolution that De Yun She introduced to the Traditional Cross-Talk industry. Guo Degang is also crowned to be one of the most famous Comedians in China, together with his performance partner Yu Qian, gaining enormous attention from everywhere in the World who enjoys the Cross-Talk show.Find out more »
The annual Fall Faculty Dance Concert features world premiere choreographic works by the internationally renowned faculty members of the dance program at Queens College. The works are performed by the talented students of the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance. This year's program embraces diverse forms of dance including Modern, Contemporary and African, and showcases the work of Guanglei Hui, Richard Move, Carolyn Webb and Edisa Weeks. The concert is directed by Richard Move, with lighting design by Jeffrey Greenberg and costume design by Whitney Locher.Find out more »
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs the enchanting story of wishes that really do come true. Set to the music of P. Tchaikovsky and inspired by the timeless fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty is one of the most magical and hopeful of the storybook ballets. Follow the beloved story of Princess Aurora from her ill-fated curse to sleep until the kiss of Prince Charming awakes her to happily ever after.Find out more »
Join us at Kupferberg Center for the Arts, for their one time performance in New York City to ring in the holidays. The TEN Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s most successful touring entertainment groups of all time, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power. The TEN Tenors overall vision is to create a feeling of comfort and warmth for a family gathering. Guaranteed to give the audience a good spread of traditional Christmas songs such as Veni Veni Emanuel, Joy to the World and O Holy Night. Join us in song with our contemporary classics such as Feliz Navidad, and All I want for Christmas is You! This will be the feel good show that will make you want to Falalalalala.Find out more »
JMozart’s Requiem is a timeless classic. 1001 Voices (music by Frank London, libretto by Judith Sloan and visuals by Warren Lehrer), reflects ideas of transformation, migration and finding home while celebrating the diversity of the borough of Queens.Find out more »
Sweet Honey in the Rock® remains among the most vibrant, versatile and ever relevant musical collectives in music today, both as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African American organization founded on the missions of empowerment, education and entertainment. The group currently consists of members Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, and featured musician Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass. Sweet Honey in the Rock is a powerful concert entity that fuses the elastic 360 degree possibilities of the human voice with a theatrical flair that keeps avid audiences returning for more. Kinetic, cultured and connected, this internationally renowned Grammy Award® nominated female a cappella vocal quartet has a history of over four decades of distinguished service. The theme of the group’s 24th recording, #LoveInEvolution, Sweet Honey in the Rock’s first album in nine years and most contemporary project to date.Find out more »