2014 | 2015 Season
Schimmel Center Events
Douglas Fairbanks in "The Mark of Zorro" Silent Films with Live Piano Accompaniment by Ben Model
Most of the elements of every version you've seen of Zorro came from this movie.
Architectural Masterpieces: Italy
Italy: Ancient Colosseum and Pantheon in Rome; Byzantine San Vitale in Ravenna; Romanesque "Leaning Tower" of Pisa; the Duomo of Florence; Baroque Saint Peter's in Rome: Italian engineering ingenuity.
Koresh Dance Company
In this evening's work Come Together, the audience takes a musical journey with composers from Israel and Turkey set alongside Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel and more.
Architectural Masterpieces: France
France: Medieval churches of Vezelay and Notre-Dame-de-Paris; island monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; Renaissance chateaux of Chambord and Chenonceau; Baroque palace of Versailles and Louis XIV: refined French elegance.
Architectural Masterpieces: England
February 18 England: Prehistoric Stonehenge; Romanesque Barfreston; Gothic Wells Cathedral and chapel of Henry VII; Henry VIII and Hampton Court; Sir Christopher Wren and Baroque Saint Paul's; Neo-Classical Chiswick House; "The Gherkin": English r
Architectural Masterpieces: Extreme Architecture
Extreme Architecture: Contemporary Global Accomplishments and Innovations. Frank Ghery's Gugghenheim Museum, Bilboa; Xing Tonghe's Shanghai Museum; I.M. Pei's Louvre pyramid; Paul Andreu's "Egg" in Beijing; Rem Koolhaas's House of Music in P
Repertory works include powerful, athletic dances, emotionally charged dramatic pieces, and whimsical, humorous glimpses at the human experience.
Backhausdance "Elasticity of the Almost" Family Show
This program is especially designed for family audiences!
American Showstoppers: Irving Berlin
Fred Barton and his Orchestra will bring an entire century of Irving Berlin's greatest songs to life once more.
Voce Rising Opera Stars in Recital: Anna Christy with Pianist Ken Noda
Praised by the New York Times as "nimble of voice, body and spirit," soprano Anna Christy continues to impress and delight audiences with an extraordinary blend of sparkling voice, powerful stage presence, and innate musicality.
American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
This classical ensemble of 12 outstanding dancers will perform works by master choreographers August Bournoville, Marius Petipa, Sir Kenneth MacMilan, Anthony Tudor, and George Balanchine.
The Nile Project
The Nile Project collective brings together young master musicians from throughout the Nile Basin to create new music that weaves together the pointed melodies and deep grooves of Ethiopia with the Arab classical traditions of Egypt and Sudan.
Peking Acrobats Family Show
This one hour version of the Peking Acrobats program specially designed for young audiences!
Ghazal Ensemble: Shujaat Husain Khan and Kayhan Kalhor
Persian and Indian Improvisations
TAKE Dance: There and Here
Former Paul Taylor Dancer,Takehiro Ueyama, celebrates the 10th anniversary season of his company, TAKE Dance with this World Premiere event!
Rock & Roll Africa: Tal National
Hugely popular West African rockers Tal National hail from the small West African nation of Niger.
Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra
A historic multi-generational tribute to Violeta Parra, the most important singer, songwriter and storyteller in the history of Chile.
Clara Bow in "It" Silent Films with Live Piano Accompaniment by Ben Model
Brooklyn's own Clara Bow stars in this iconic flapper story from the Roaring 20s.
Patti LuPone Far Away Places
A Broadway Superstar for more than 30 years, Patti LuPone is a two-time Tony Award Winner.
Gelsey Kirkland Ballet brings the classic Cerventes story to life with the choreography of Marius Petipa.
Voce Rising Opera Stars in Recital: Heidi Melton with Pianist John Parr
The young American dramatic soprano has been called "the Wagnerian voice we have been waiting for since Flagstad and Nilsson" (La Press), a voice that is "big, gleaming and tonally resplendent" (San Francisco Chronicle).