United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA)

Where Art Transforms Lives in Washington Heights

UPCA Events

"Paintings from the Balcony" and Other Recent Work by Bernard Winter

An art exhibit by local artist Bernard Winter will grace the walls of the United Palace annex from October 13 – November 11. The exhibit combines work from three bodies of work: "Energy Series," "Drum Council," and "Portraits."

The opening reception is Saturday, October 18 from 3-6pm. Winter will also conduct an artist's talk Sunday, November 2 from 2:30–3:30pm. Both events are free.

About the Artist:

Bernard Winter has lived in Washington Heights in New York City since 1980. He studied art at the Cooper Union (BFA, 1980) and at Queens College (MFA 1982). His work is concerned chiefly with portraiture, landscape and with images based on spiritual themes.

Read more: "Paintings from the Balcony" and Other Recent Work by Bernard Winter

New York Youth Symphony "Season Opening Concert"

 

Sunday, November 9
4:30 doors; 5pm Concert

FREE

The New York Youth Symphony's 52nd season opens with "youthful fire" as the orchestra performs Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite." The concert will include Conrad Tao, The Roy and Shirley Durst Debut Artist, performing Rachmaninoff 's electric "Rhapsody on a Theme" by Paganini.

This is the first of three performances the New York Youth Symphony is scheduled to play at the Palace in 2014-2015.

Read more: New York Youth Symphony "Season Opening Concert"

"Peter and the Wolf" and other family selections

Sunday, October 26
4pm
FREE

The Seniors Orchestral Society of New York presents the "Fall Family Concert:" Rossini, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi and Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," featuring UPCA President Xavier Eikerenkoetter as the narrator.

The performance will feature four soloists who are all students of Patty Kopec in the Pre-College Division of the Manhattan School of Music: Aristides Boutris, Sophia Steger, Annamaria Choi Vasmatzidis, and Daniel Marc Rafimayeri.

Read more: "Peter and the Wolf" and other family selections