Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2013 Season

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Select Performances to Be Livestreamed


New York City Opera and BAM: Anna Nicole
Juilliard Dance: Wind von West by Pina Bausch
The Metropolitan Opera: Two Boys with Nico Muhly and Peter Gelb
Peter & The Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

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(NEW YORK, NY – July 18, 2013) — Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2013 season. Since 1984, the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance uniquely combines artistic creation and stimulating conversation and takes place in the Guggenheim Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater, where reserved seating is now offered. A reception for the audience and artists follows most programs. Described by the New York Times as “a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. A preview of the fall 2013 season and past performance highlights can be viewed at

Lead funding is provided by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation with additional support from The Christian Humann Foundation, Leon Levy Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc. This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Fall 2013 Season Schedule

New York City Opera and BAM
Anna Nicole with Mark-Anthony Turnage
Mon, Sept 9, 7:30 pm
Excerpts from the highly-anticipated opera about the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith will be performed prior to its U.S. premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas will participate in a discussion moderated by Elaine Padmore, former Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House in London.

Gallim Dance
Fold Here
Sun, Sept 22 and Mon, Sept 23, 7:30 pm
Gallim Dance, a New York-based contemporary dance company, will perform excerpts from Fold Here prior to its premiere at Peak Performances at Montclair State University. Fold Here investigates a world filled with empty cardboard boxes, in which company dancers explore the physical, sensorial, and spiritual properties of human beings as parallel containers. Gallim Dance’s Artistic Director Andrea Miller and video artist Tal Rosner will participate in a moderated discussion. Fold Here is commissioned by Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ), co-commissioned by Dancers’ Workshop Jackson Hole, and made possible by the lead sponsorship of First Republic Bank.

Juilliard Dance
Wind von West by Pina Bausch
A Dance Heritage Project
Sun, Sept 29 and Mon, Sept 30, 7:30 pm
Revived through an international collaboration honoring the 40th anniversary of choreographer Pina Bausch’s company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, Juilliard Dance will perform excerpts from the 1975 work Wind von West prior to its U.S. premiere. Original Bausch dancers Jo Ann Endicott, Mari DiLena, and John Giffin will discuss the project and other seminal Bausch works with Lawrence Rhodes, Artistic Director of the Juilliard School’s Dance Division, and dance critic and historian Deborah Jowitt. This Works & Process program is made possible with the assistance of Adam and Alexa Wolman.

A live broadcast of this performance will be streamed at

The Metropolitan Opera
Two Boys with Nico Muhly
Mon, Oct 14, 7:30 pm
Composer Nico Muhly and Met Opera artists will preview Two Boys prior to its U.S. premiere. The opera, in which a detective investigates the stabbing of one teenage boy by another, explores a tangled web of online intrigue and the shadowy world of the Internet. Met General Manager Peter Gelb moderates a discussion with Muhly, director Bartlett Sher, and conductor David Robertson.

A live broadcast of this performance will be streamed at

American Ballet Theatre
Sun, Oct 20 and Mon, Oct 21, 7:30 pm
Join American Ballet Theatre dancers and panelists for an evening of dance and discussion exploring two major revivals — Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides (1940) and Twyla Tharp’s Bach Partita (1983) — prior to ABT’s return to the David H. Koch Theater (formerly the New York State Theater) for the first time in 35 years. John Meehan, Professor of Dance at Vassar College, moderates the conversation.

A live broadcast of this performance will be streamed at

The Metropolitan Opera
Falstaff with Robert Carsen
Mon, Nov 18, 7:30 pm
Director Robert Carsen and Maestro James Levine join forces for the Met’s first new staging of Verdi’s final opera Falstaff since 1964. Met Opera artists will perform excerpts from this comic masterpiece, set in the mid-20th century English countryside. Carsen, joined by set designer Paul Steinberg and costume designer Brigitte Reiffenstuel, will discuss the production.

Peter & The Wolf
with Isaac Mizrahi
Sat, Dec 7, 2:30 and 4 pm
Sun, Dec 8, 2:30 and 4 pm
Fri–Sun, Dec 13–15, 2:30 and 4 pm
Isaac Mizrahi will narrate Sergei Prokofiev’s charming children’s classic as George Manahan conducts the Juilliard Ensemble. Mizrahi will direct the cast and bring the 30-minute story to life with a new dance choreographed by John Heginbotham, helping the audience to hear and learn about the various instruments of the orchestra.

Rotunda Holiday Concert
Sun, Dec 15 and Mon, Dec 16, 7 pm
In what has become a revered annual tradition, George Steel conducts the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble and Vox Vocal Ensemble’s performance of joyous holiday music in the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda. $15, $12 members.

Location: Peter B. Lewis Theater, unless otherwise noted
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Subway – 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street
Bus – M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue

Tickets: $35, $30 Members, unless otherwise noted
$10 Student Rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows
(for students under 25 with valid ID)
Season tickets on sale August 14. Specific seats may be reserved when ordered online.
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starting July 31 for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim Member Fellow Associate level and above.
For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm, or visit

July 18, 2013

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Duke Dang
General Manager
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
212 758 0024

Samantha Weiss
Media and Public Relations Associate
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
212 423 3840

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