This Week on SundayArts: Eugene Onegin, Wynton Marsalis and More

Classic Arts Features   This Week on SundayArts: Eugene Onegin, Wynton Marsalis and More
This week's edition of SundayArts - the weekly series on New York's public television station Thirteen (WNET) - will cover Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, the famous tale of a lovelorn girl and a jaded aristocrat.

Airing Sunday, May 25 at 12 noon, the half-hour news program leads into a 12:30 broadcast of the Met's acclaimed production headed by American soprano Ren_e Fleming and Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Superstar conductor Valery Gergiev takes the podium.

Additionally, the SundayArts News segment will report on American Ballet Theatre's spring season at the Met, opening night at Cooper Union's End of Year Show, and the Jewish Museum's ActionAbstraction: Pollock, deKooning and American Arts. Other news segments explore the Sundance Institute's film festival at BAM and In Our Own Words: Portraits of Brooklyn Vietnam Veterans at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center are the subjects of this week's SundayArts Profile. Finally, Guggenheim Museum curator Alexandria Monroe will share insights on I Want to Believe, a site-specific installation by provocative Chinese artist Cai Guo Quing, running through May 28.

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SundayArts is Thirteen/WNET's on-air/online series through which arts enthusiasts everywhere can access the Big Apple's cultural best. New York's public television station has long partnered with the city's most celebrated cultural institutions, capturing and broadcasting their work on PBS.

Every Sunday at noon on Thirteen, SundayArts wraps insightful interviews, on-location features, profiles, and introductions around a showcased presentation. SundayArts News segments cover current cultural highlights while Curator's Choice briefs offer first-hand, insider reviews of highlights from shows and events around town. Profiles of cultural figures reflect the eclectic New York arts scene.

For those outside of Thirteen's tri-state viewing area, makes New York's cultural bounty accessible anytime, from anywhere. The video-rich new site features the latest arts news, interviews, and previews of SundayArts broadcasts. Contributing bloggers Elizabeth Vincentelli (Time Out New York), Adam Wasserman (Opera News) and cultural journalist Jennifer Melick add knowledgeable, lively dialogue to the site. Users are encouraged to email questions and comments to the host, artists and organizations.

Funding for SundayArts has been provided by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Additional funding has been provided by The Lemberg Foundation.


Thirteen/WNET New York is one of the key program providers for public television, bringing such acclaimed series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Charlie Rose, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, Wide Angle, Secrets of the Dead, NOW With David Brancaccio, Expos_, Bill Moyers Journal, and Cyberchase to audiences nationwide. As the flagship public broadcaster in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metro area, Thirteen reaches millions of viewers each week, airing the best of American public television along with its own local productions such as New York Voices, Reel 13 and SundayArts.

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