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Schimmel March Madness (NYC)

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This month, the Schimmel is taking March Madness seriously, except for the basketball part of course, and is bringing you Great American Masters, silent films, the Knickerbocker Orchestra, and more.

Need a study break? Head to see these acts, hitting the Schimmel stage this month:

Great American Masters: Alexander Calder
Wednesday, March 2│12:15 p.m.
Alexander Calder (1898–1976) and the Mobile: Witty, clever, and inventive, Calder creates a new kind of sculpture that literally moves in space. Janetta Rebold Benton, PhD, takes an in-depth look at the life and work of six Great American Masters who display widely varying aesthetic styles and artistic philosophies, including Calder.

American Showstoppers: An Evening with Cole Porter
Friday, March 4│7:30 p.m.
Broadway stars Lisa Howard and John Bolton are joining the cast of American Showstoppers featuring Fred Barton and his orchestra in “An Evening with Cole Porter.” The concert, starring a cast of today’s best Broadway performers, also include the previously-announced Beth Leavel, Sean McGibbon, Paula Leggett Chase, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy, and Jesse Luttrell in addition to the Scott Thompson Dancers. The show is produced, orchestrated, conducted, and hosted by Fred Barton with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson.

Great American Masters: Jackson Pollock
Wednesday, March 9│12:15 p.m.
Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) and Abstract Expressionism: Dripping and splattering paint onto huge canvases unrolled on the floor, Pollock’s non-figurative art may be interpreted differently by each of us.

Ana Gasteyer “I’m Hip”
Saturday, March 12│7:30 p.m.
Sass! Brass! Vim! Verve! Gin and tonic! Moxie! Nerve! When Saturday Night Live star Ana Gasteyer steps up to the mic, she evokes the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for a good time. The patter is real, the themes adult, the lyrics are timeless, and the music swings like crazy.

Silent Films: Charlie Chaplin, Restored Comedy Shorts
Sunday, March 13│2:00 p.m.
Restored comedy shorts The Floorwalker, The Vagabond, The Pawnshop, and The Cure with Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance, Albert Austin, and Henry Bergman; directed by Charles Chaplin, will be screened with live accompaniment by Ben Model.

Great American Masters: Andy Warhol
Wednesday, March 16│12:15 p.m.
Andy Warhol (1928–1987) and Pop Art: The “king of pop,” Warhol uses commercial printing techniques to produce multiple images of popular everyday items including the iconic Campbell’s soup cans.

The Knickerbocker Orchestra
Friday, March 18│7:30 p.m.
A new work for soprano, tenor, vocal ensemble, and orchestra, "Supreme Justice: The Battle for Gay Rights" tackles one of the landmark issues of our time—the struggle to expand the definition of equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation, and is a tribute to the extraordinary friendship of Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the late Antonin Scalia. This musical drama is based on the arguments and decision in last year’s Supreme Court gay rights cases, and features portrayals of Justices Scalia and Ginsburg, two of the most prominent individuals in opposition to, and in support of, respectively, the expansion of equal rights.

Bedroom Community
Saturday, March 16│7:30 p.m.
Iceland’s Bedroom Community members Valgeir Sigurðsson, Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, and Sam Amidon contribute to each other's music on stage, akin to their many studio collaborations. The set will flow undivided between Nico's restless modern compositions, Valgeir's surgical electro-acoustic pieces, Ben's haunting noise-scapes, and Sam's apocalyptic folk songs (mixed perhaps with liturgical dancing, projections and stories that you never know whether are true or not...)

Pace students have access to $5 student balcony tickets available for advance purchase in person at the box office. Student rush orchestra tickets (subject to availability) are available for purchase at the box office on the day of the performance (subject to availability). Any student with a valid photo ID is eligible.