Past Series / Events
TUE DEC 12 • 8PM
Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History: Holiday Sauce
Christmas as calamity — 2017 MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Taylor Mac, takes on the holidays in this latest installment of the artist’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music project. Celebrating the holiday season in all of its dysfunction, Taylor Mac, is joined by longtime collaborators designer Machine Dazzle, music director Matt Ray and a band of eight to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate. Holiday Sauce is the artist’s first New York appearance since Mac’s now legendary 24-hour performance in Brooklyn in 2016.
THU FEB 15
All the Things I Lost in the Flood
In Partnership with Strand Books
MON MAR 5
Andrew Lloyd Webber: UNMASKED
With guest host GLENN CLOSE
FRI JAN 12, 2018 • 8pm
plus Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra
María Concepción Balboa Buika “Buika” from Majorca, Spain, daughter of African parents of the Bubi tribe (Equatorial Guinea) immersed and surrounded by multiple cultures throughout her life, had a variety of musical inﬂuences, from jazz and ﬂamenco to pop, soul and African polyrhythm; as she aﬃrmed, “My mother would listen and dance to many musical genres, she had a great record collection” . This eclectic upbringing shaped Buika’s ability to make music without limitations. During her 15-year recording career, her albums ﬂow seamlessly between pop, jazz, soul, reggae, afro beat, R&B and ﬂamenco. Equally diverse are her collaborators, which include Pat Metheny, Anoushka Shankar, Chick Corea, Niño Josele, Bebo and Chucho Valdés, Seal or Nelly Furtado to name a few. Filmmaker and longtime fan, Pedro Almodóvar, remarked about Buika, “Seeing her draw from such diﬀerent genres… Mix them all together with such grace and spontaneity, one cannot help but think that there is a brighter future as long as one can witness the boundless evolution of this inﬁnite performer”.
THU MAR 29 • 8pm
CRY CRY CRY
Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams
Acclaimed singer-songwriters Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams have reunited their celebrated folk-pop collaboration, Cry Cry Cry. The band made their debut in 1998 with a self-titled release followed by a nationwide tour the following year. A mainstay on radio during the late 1990s and early 2000s, Cry Cry Cry returns to perform at Town Hall, twenty years after their sold-out performance here.
SUN MAR 10