Now in its 14th year, NY Scandia Symphony has served Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs in Fort Tryon Park. The String Orchestra will perform works by Frank Foerster, Jean Sibelius, Ture Rangstrom and Knudage Riisager. Soloist: Mayuki Fukuhara, Violin; Music Director/Conductor: Dorrit Matson. Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance with backdrop views of the Hudson River.
In this youth-created theatrical extravaganza, the entire People’s Theatre Project community is united for one celebratory evening of joyful resistance at the United Palace Theatre in June of each year. Free and open to the public, The People Storm the Palace regularly attracts 500 attendees including participants, family members, local artists and elected officials.
The celebratory evening features a carefully curated selection of 10-15 original theatrical works generated in People’s Theatre Project’s School Partnerships and Public Programs. The performance line up seeks to showcase a balance of age groups, theatrical disciplines, and social justice themes addressed. For many young people, creating small moments of success is a critical indicator for long-term achievement. “The People Storm the Palace” aims to create, in grand fashion, an indelible memory of accomplishment for each child who comes through the doors of People’s Theatre Project.
Now in its 14th year, NY Scandia Symphony has served Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs in Fort Tryon Park. “The Tinderbox:” In this special program, created to captivate the imagination of children and the young at heart, our Scandia Ensemble and narrator Sandra Billingslea will take participants on a musical journey in which they are actively engaged, learning and interacting with the artists. Text by Hans Christian Andersen and music by Poul Schierbeck and Frank Foerster. Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance with backdrop views of the Hudson River.
Now in its 14th year, NY Scandia Symphony has served Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs in Fort Tryon Park. The Scandia Brass Quintet will perform their popular repertoire of contemporary and traditional compositions and arrangements, representing music from each of the five Scandinavian countries, including five national anthems. Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance with backdrop views of the Hudson River.
UPCA celebrates the United Palace’s new surround sound system by screening one of cinema’s greatest achievements in sound. Pre-show entertainment will include a demonstration of the Palace’s new surround sound system and a short presentation about the history of sound in movies.
“Movies at the Palace” take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew’s 175th Street Theatre that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. The year-long series of “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector.