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Events Roundup: February 24th-March 2nd

Check out this week's top event picks for the Upper East Side!

The Endellion String Quartet—Beethoven String Quartets

Sunday, February 24th at 2:00pm at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

England's acclaimed Endellion String Quartet will perform the complete Beethoven String Quartet cycle. This rare New York appearance will be accompanied by talks and lectures about Beethoven and his impact on the death of Classicism. According to BBC Music Magazine, "there's irresistible joie de vivre… The ensemble conveys the kind of spontaneous enjoyment that only comes from the best chamber music playing."

 

Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Mohammed Kazem and Reem Fadda

Tuesday, February 26th at 6:30pm at Guggenheim Museum

Reem Fadda, Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, and recently appointed curator for the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates at the Venice Biennale, presents “The Contemporary History of the UAE Art Scene.” In the talk, she discusses discourse in art practice from the mid-1970s to the present as it developed in parallel to the formation of the independent nation-state of the United Arab Emirates.

 

Brian Williams with Jonathan Tisch

Wednesday, February 27th at 8:00pm at 92nd Street Y Uptown

Join Brian Williams as he talks to Jonathan Tisch about journalism and politics and the future of America.  Brian Williams is the George Foster Peabody award-winning anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News and host of Rock Center with Brian Williams.

 

Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal

Thursday, February 28th at 8:00pm at French Institute/Alliance

Ballaké Sissoko, a Malian griot who plays the 21-stringed kora harp-lute, and Vincent Segal, a classically trained French cellist, team up to present a memorable evening of world chamber music for the 21st century. Sissoko has worked with Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabaté, and Italian minimalist Ludovico Einaudi; Segal’s résumé ranges from the Opéra de Lyon to Sting and Elvis Costello. The two share a powerful link to tradition, and a longing to push tradition to its limits.

 

Central Park Bagel Bark

Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30pm at Central Park

Come join Central Park's vibrant dog community. Get to know fellow dog lovers while enjoying bagels, pastries, and coffee (dog treats too!) during off-leash hours.  Bagel Barks, courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy's Central Park Paws, happen monthly in dog-friendly areas all over Central Park.