WEEK OF APRIL 21, 2014
at Carnegie Hall | David Lang, Bang on a Can co-founder and now Carnegie’s resident composer, opens his six-concert series with an odd-couple program of songs from the 8th and 20th centuries.
Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010
at The Museum of Modern Art | A wide sampling of painting, photography, film, drawing, prints, and sculpture from one of the most influential artists of the postwar generation.
The New York State Pavilion
at Flushing Meadows Corona Park | The ruined 1964 World’s Fair structures are usually fenced off, but on the anniversary of their opening, visitors will be allowed into the New York State Pavilion for three hours.
Here Lies Love
at The Public Theater | David Byrne and Fatboy Slim collaborated on this theatrical spectacle, which deconstructs the rise and fall of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos in a throbbing, dance-club setting.
Emerson String Quartet
at Alice Tully Hall | The group’s going through Shostakovich’s late quartets, here pairing No. 13 with Britten’s Third.
at The Metropolitan Opera | Back at the Met, after a dozen years.
at Baby's All Right | With her own spaghetti-westerned take on vintage soul, Kendra Morris stands out in the retro-R&B field with a serious wail and an eclecticism that others can’t match.
at Irving Plaza | The alternative rock band from Fort Worth, Texas, plays their hit songs like “Possum Kingdom.”
at 59E59 Theaters | After waking up in a fight, a peddler attempts to retrace the previous day’s events, starting a journey that calls his entire life into question.
at Soho Rep | After a plantation owner falls dead, his handsome nephew arrives to take control of the estate but quickly falls in love with an African-American woman, much to the overseer’s dismay.