New York Encounter Cultural Festival runs from Friday, January 13 - Sunday, January 15, 2012
311 West 34th Street at 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
The Stretto Youth Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of young musicians who come together to tackle the challenge of playing great chamber orchestra works. The ensemble was founded in 1997 by Director Sherri Anderson.
An evening of folk dances from Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and Ukraine. Tickets are $15 and are available online and at the door. Open seating. Performances by: JUNG Traditional Korean Dance Academy, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, Barynya Russian Dance Ensemble, and more.
A presentation of the fundamental elements of the Christian fact in light of At the Origin of the Christian Claim by Msgr. Luigi Giussani, with speakers Fr. Julián CARRÓN, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation Movement; and Fr. Sidney GRIFFITH, Professor of Semitic Languages and Literature at the Catholic University of America.
A discussion about the events in Arab countries and the role of religion in the fight for freedom, with Frank ANDERSON, Former Chief, Near East Division, Directorate of Operations, CIA and Wael FAROUQ, Professor of the Arabic Language Institute at the American University in Cairo.
A journey through the major scenes influenced by American Music: a powerful live performance along with photography and personal accounts bringing to life the origin and heart of history changing music such as blues, jazz, gospel, soul, and rock n roll.