The first concert of the Fourth Season of The Crypt Sessions is Messiaen’s towering, otherworldly Quartet for the End of Time, performed by an insanely luxury-cast ensemble of Stefan Jackiw (violin), Jay Campbell (cello), Orion Weiss (piano) and Yoonah Kim (clarinet). Tickets will go on sale January 3.
Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time was composed in a Nazi prison camp, where it was premiered in the pouring rain by starving inmates playing on broken instruments. To this day, it stands as one of the most utterly profound and transcendent meditations on mortality and eternity – music steeped in mystery, born out of a deep faith unshaken by the horrors surrounding it. It shows us a vision of immorality that lies in songs of the birds, the trills in the trees, shimmering rainbows, and a single cello line reaching toward the divine.
Each of the four performers – Stefan Jackiw, Jay Campbell, Orion Weiss and Yoonah Kim – could fill a concert hall on their own. But this classical supergroup will come together in the Crypt to pour their near-limitless musical talents into a single, unified expression of what it means to find beauty in the darkness
There will be no Writers Cafe in January, but we look forward to seeing you all in February for one of our very favorite themes, Love/Sex/Passion. Writers Cafe is Monday, February 11; please submit by Sunday, February 1. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and the happiest of new years. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.
Above the Bridge is a playground for writers. It is a place to encourage and cultivate neighborhood writers and provide them with an audience for their work.
A theme is chosen for each month. Writers may submit five minutes (FIVE, PLEASE!) of material of any genre or style (poetry, plays, fiction, non-fiction, blogs, etc.) that reflect the month’s theme.
Pieces will be chosen by the Above the Bridge selection team to be read by the author at the next reading series. There will be a short rehearsal prior to the event.
Requirements for Writers:
Writers must live in Washington Heights or Inwood. Please attach your name, address and phone number with your submission. Pieces should be no longer than 5 minutes, but all work will be considered. You do not have to be a professional writer. New and existing works accepted.
Send all submissions or inquiries to: email@example.com
Please write the theme/month for which you are submitting in the subject line. Also, please make sure that your name is also attached to your piece. We’re just looking out for you and your precious work!
The elevated lines of New York City’s subway system serve all 5 boroughs and provide an amazing visual survey of the city as it stands today. In this fascinating new exhibition, photographer Bruce Katz reveals the unique character of the city, as seen from its above-ground subway stations.
Vestiges of 1900s New York remain mixed with new development, gentrification, and sometimes abject neglect. Residential, retail, and industrial exist side by side—sometimes all within the span of one subway stop. Viewed from the platform edge one can see the city’s discordant mix of old and new and the ever-present renewal/decay/transition of its neighborhoods.
Bruce Katz is an architectural, portrait and fine art photographer based in New York City. Working regularly for a diverse clientele over a 38 year career, his work has appeared in Architectural Digest, New York Magazine, Landscape Architecture, and The Washington Post as well as for top hospitality and design firms throughout the country.
Bruce is a strong advocate for business education for photographers and teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York. He is an active member of American Society of Media Photographers and has served on the National and NY Chapter board of directors.
His classic New York portfolio was honored as the Best of ASMP in 2014. He has recently exhibited at Alice Austen House Museum, Photoville in Brooklyn (2016 and 2017), and the Arsenal Gallery in NYC. Images from his City Limits project is in the New York Historical Society’s collection.
Aaron Simms, Curator & Executive Producer
Inwood Art Works Gallery hours:
- Thursday: 6-10pm
- Friday: 6-10pm
- Saturday: 12-8pm
- Sunday: 12-6pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 3, 2019