Top 5 Picks for the Week

| 23 Feb 2015 | 10:04


“In the Studio”Dual photography and painting exhibitions at separate Gagosian galleries explore the private world of artist’s studios. At the Chelsea gallery, paintings from the mid-16th through 20th centuries depict studio spaces and the relationships between models and artists, with work by Thomas Eakins, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera and nearly 40 additional artists. Uptown, more than 150 photographs, including work by Cindy Sherman and fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon, uncover the intimate nature of the studio setting, as well as the aesthetics of a space that is both professional and domestic.

Through April 18

Gagosian Gallery

980 Madison Avenue and 522 West 21st Street

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.



NYU SymphonyBerlin-born conductor Jens Georg Bachmann leads the New York University Symphony Orchestra with a program that includes NYU graduate student Weiwei Miao’s original composition “Inksplash,”which won the school’s 2015 orchestral composition competition, as well as scores performed to film. The orchestra closes with a rendition of Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.”

Friday, Feb. 27

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

8 p.m.


Romantic Piano QuartetsChamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s artistic directors, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, reunite with violinist Daniel Hope and violist Paul Neubauer for a program of both bright and frenetic quartets by Mahler, Schumann and Brahms. The group will tour the program following its Lincoln Center engagements.

March 1 and March 3

Lincoln Center

Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater

1941 Broadway, on 65th Street

5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $30-$82


Elsa at the StrandAs temperatures flirt with negative integers and snow blankets the Northeast, Princess Elsa from Walt Disney Pictures’ 2013 blockbuster phenomenon “Frozen” blows into Strand Books for a meet-and-greet, read-aloud and craft hour with her young fans, before the city thaws out.

Feb. 28 and March 1

Strand Books

828 Broadway at 12th Street

2 p.m.-3 p.m.



Screening of “Dames of Broadway” with Kristin ChenowethIn a screening of an original show developed for Lincoln Center, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, who originated the role of Glinda in “Wicked” and also had turns in television’s “The West Wing” and “Glee,” pays tribute to Broadway’s female show-stoppers—and recounts her own trials as a hustling actress. Following the screening, theater critic and historian Peter Filichia discusses the roles for women in theater.

Thursday, March 5

Jefferson Market Library

425 Avenue of the Americas, at W. 10th Street

6:30 p.m.