United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA)

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UPCA Events

"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.

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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.

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Gary Lucas performs the world premiere of his new score for "Frankenstein"

 

Friday, October 31
6:30pm doors; 7pm Halloween costume parade, 8pm movie; 9:20pm Q&A with Gary

$10 online/$15 at the box office (opens at 2pm); $5 for children under 12

"The Halloween Hang with Gary Lucas" returns to the Palace with the world premiere of his new solo guitar score for the original "Frankenstein."

Last year Gary wowed the Palace audience with his score for Spanish "Dracula." During the audience Q&A that followed a guest asked if he would consider creating a musical soundtrack for the 1931 "Frankenstein" starring Boris Karloff and directed by James Whale. Gary spent the last year perfecting his new vision and will debut it live at the Palace.

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