This Week on SundayArts: Peter Grimes, Momix and More

Classic Arts Features   This Week on SundayArts: Peter Grimes, Momix and More
This week's edition of SundayArts - the new, weekly series on New York's public television station Thirteen (WNET) - will focus on opera's ultimate outsider: Benjamin Britten's brutal, haunted hero, Peter Grimes.

Airing Sunday, May 18 at 12 noon, the half-hour news program leads into a 12:30 broadcast of the Met's acclaimed new production of the opera as directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle and starring American tenor Anthony Dean Griffey in the title role.

Read more about Peter Grimes in the recent PlaybillArts feature articles:

Peter and the Wolves by Harvey Sachs
Photo Journal: John Doyle Directs Peter Grimes at the Met by Matt Blank

Additionally, the SundayArts News segment will report on Momix at The Joyce Theater and pay a visit to the New-York Historical Society for a look at two current shows: Allure of the East: Orientalism in New York, 1850-1980, and Woven Splendor from Timbuktu to Tibet. Other news segments explore highlights at Soho's Culture Project, the Bard Graduate Center and the Katonah Museum of Art.

Finally, SundayArts Profile will feature The New York Public Library and its current photo exhibit Eminent Domain. Terry Carbone, curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, will share insights on 19th century landscape painter Albert Bierstadt's A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie, 1866.

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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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