Press Release: April Public Programs

The City University of New York Graduate Center announces the following public programs to be held during the month of April at the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. For further information about the Graduate Center and its public programs, visit www.gc.cuny.edu.

Monday, April 4:

Slavoj Žižek: "The Situation Is Catastrophic, but Not Serious"
Launch of the Committee on Globalization and Social Change
(discussion) 6:30 PM, Proshansky Auditorium

To launch its new Committee on Globalization and Social Change, the Graduate Center presents a special lecture by philosopher and critic Slavoj Žižek, who will give a talk entitled "The Situation Is Catastrophic, but Not Serious." The Committee on Globalization and Social Change (CGSC) is an interdisciplinary working group composed of a core group of CUNY faculty interested in reflecting on globalization as an analytic category for understanding social change. Free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Reservations can be made at www.gc.cuny.edu/events. For further information, call 212-817-8215.

Wednesday, April 6:

Perspectives: Peter Beinart in Conversation with Paul Krugman
(discussion) 6:30 PM, Elebash Recital Hall

This “Perspectives: Conversations on Policy and Place with Peter Beinart” event features the economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. In 2008, he won the Nobel Prize in Economics. Krugman is professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics. Peter Beinart is a faculty member at CUNY’s Graduate Center and Graduate School of Journalism, a senior political writer for the Daily Beast, a contributor to Time, and the author of, most recently, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris. Tickets cost $20 ($15 members) and may be purchased at www.gc.cuny.edu/events or by calling 212-868-4444. To join the Graduate Center's Membership Program and receive an instant 25% discount code visit the Graduate Center Membership page.

 
Thursday, April 7:

Music in Midtown:
Women in Music Festival -- Sylvie Beaudette
(concert) 1:00 PM, Elebash Recital Hall

The Eastman School of Music's Women in Music Festival began in fall 2004 with a class taught by Sylvie Beaudette; since then, the festival has celebrated women involved in all aspects of music. This program, featuring Eastman students and faculty, will include Shakkei, a chamber ensemble piece by Hilary Tann, with Chien-Kwan Lin, saxophone soloist; Emblems by Michaela Eremiasova, with Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, violin; as well as Nothing Forgotten by Hilary Tann; Caprice Finnois by Johanna Eränkö; and Atwood Songs by Tania León; among other pieces. Tickets cost $8 ($6 members) and may be purchased at www.gc.cuny.edu/events or by calling 212-868-4444. To join the Graduate Center's Membership Program and receive an instant 25% discount code visit the Graduate Center Membership page.

Thursday, April 14:

Music in Midtown: The Music of Robert Schumann
Randall Scarlata, Baritone; Thomas Sauer, Piano
(concert) 1:00 PM, Elebash Recital Hall

Music in Midtown presents this program of works by Schumann, featuring Randall Scarlata, baritone, and Thomas Sauer, piano. Scarlata is one of the most highly regarded musical interpreters of his generation, having garnered rave reviews from audiences and critics for his warm, expressive sound and consummate musicianship. Sauer is  a much sought-after soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. He recently appeared on Broadway as the pianist in 33 Variations, a play about Beethoven’s “Diabelli” Variations. He is an alumnus of the Graduate Center’s D.M.A. program and founder and director of the Mannes Beethoven Institute. The concert will include Schumann's Dichterliebe, Op. 48, performed by both artists, as well as Humoreske, Op. 20, for solo piano. Tickets cost $8 ($6 members) and may be purchased at www.gc.cuny.edu/events  or by calling 212-868-4444. To join the Graduate Center's Membership Program and receive an instant 25% discount code visit the Graduate Center Membership page.
 
On the Bowery Screening
(film screening & discussion) 6:30 PM, Elebash Recital Hall
Join the Gotham Center for a screening of the award-winning 1957 classic quasi-documentary On the Bowery. Historians Daniel Czitrom, Marci Reaven, and Suzanne Wasserman will offer comments following the screening. New York Times critic Manohla Dargis wrote of Lionel Rogosin's 1956 film, "The old days don't look terribly good -- but they do look astonishing." While some scenes were staged, the rest of the film was shot in an early cinéma vérité style, recording the action on the streets and in the bars and Bowery flophouses.  On the Bowery garnered the Grand Prize for Documentary at the 1956 Venice Film Festival, the British Award for Best Documentary, and was nominated for an Oscar as best documentary. Newly restored by Milestone Films, it had a sell-out run at Film Forum last year. Tickets cost $8 ($6 members) and may be purchased at www.gc.cuny.edu/events  or by calling 212-868-4444. To join the Graduate Center's Membership Program and receive an instant 25% discount code visit the Graduate Center Membership page.

Submitted on: APR 1, 2011

Category: Academic Calendar, Events, Press Room