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26 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Watch Fatoumata Diawara and get prepared for this Friday!

We at the Schimmel Center for the Arts are excited to be hosting Wassolou artist Fatoumata Diawara’s first solo New York City performance this Friday, September 28. It is hard not to be utterly mesmerized by Fatou’s voice and talent, and with her debut album being released in the U.S. just one month ago, it is the perfect time to see this performer.

After the break, we have a handful of videos showcasing Fatoumata’s live performances. Read up on Fatoumata through recent coverage in Chicago Tribune, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Pitchfork and immerse yourself in her beautiful, heartwarming Malian music. Tickets can be purchased on the Schimmel website, and can use this code to take 15% your ticket purchase.


20 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Shakespeare’s Globe Hamlet


Hailing from London, Shakespeare’s Globe is renowned for its classic productions of the English playwright as well as its reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse demolished in the mid-17th century. We are excited to be hosting their production of Hamlet, which is currently on tour in D.C. with plans to stop in Boston and in various cities throughout California.

Hamlet, of course, is Shakespeare’s illustrious tragedy, following the Prince of Denmark as he considers revenge on his uncle, Claudius, who murdered the prince’s father to usurp the throne. Billed by the Washington Post as a “straightforward telling,” the production features a “sleek, expository effectiveness” that is sure to please fans of the tragedy.

With eight performances scheduled between October 2nd through the 7th, you’ll have multiple chances to see this fantastic retelling. We will also be hosting a talk-back session after the Thursday, 10/4 performance featuring Michael Sexton, Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Society, as the discussion leader.

Follow the break to find a video of immediate reactions from audience members who saw this performance during its previous tour throughout the UK.


19 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Watch Fanfare Ciocârlia perform in Berlin and record a new album

The Pace Presents series kicks off this Saturday, September 22, with the glorious Fanfare Ciocârlia taking the stage and performing for the first time in NYC in nearly a decade. We introduced you to the 12-piece brass orchestra in the past, but we wanted to give you a second dose of what makes the band so great.

Above is a clip provided by the band from their Live in Berlin DVD, available through their label, Asphalt Tango. Continue reading after the jump to find an exclusive video of the band wrapping up the recording of a new album in Toronto. Make sure you are at the Schimmel Center this Saturday for this rambunctious event, and be sure to get your tickets online!


18 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Like us on Facebook and be entered to win a free subscription

Be sure to head on over to our Facebook page, where we have launched a new contest: if you like the page, you will automatically be entered to win a free subscription of your choice. With a line-up including great performances in the genres of cabaret, world music, theatre, dance, lectures and music, our subscriptions are the best way to see all of our stellar events.

13 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

A Special Greeting From Ramsey Lewis

We’ll be bringing you a full introduction on jazz legend Ramsey Lewis in the coming weeks, but Mr. Lewis shared with us a great special greeting for his upcoming tour stop at the Schimmel Center on Saturday, October 20.