Press Release

January 19, 2017

February 2017 Events Presented by Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center News

Date: January 19, 2017

 Press Contact: Marian Skokan

212.875.5386

[email protected]

 

 

February 2017

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

 

American Songbook Returns with Concerts in The Appel Room

 

Great Performers Presents the Budapest Festival Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra; Recital by Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang; and Beethoven on Film series;

 

Three LC Kids Programs include Shadow Play and Baobab in the Clark Studio Theater and

Free Events at the David Rubenstein Atrium

 

Eight Free Events in the David Rubenstein Atrium Include Complimentary Classical Concerts by

New Orford String Quartet and Catalyst Quartet; ¡VAYA! 63 Continues with Pedrito Martinez

 

Live From Lincoln Center on PBS Presents Fifty Years of Mostly Mozart

 

Wednesday, February 1 at 7:30 pm

Circle Round, Dignity, Courage & Survival

Hosted by Morley

With special guests Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Ted Bunch, Jamia Wilson, Maria Popova

Singer-songwriter Morley leads a performance-based round table discussion among friends—fellow artists and social activists—about using art as a platform to inspire action.  They’ll share wisdom on what the arts in our communities can do to affect change. Participants include Tiokasin Ghosthorse, a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota who is a long-time activist and advocate for indigenous people; Ted Bunch, an educator and lecturer working to end violence and discrimination against women and girls; Jamia Wilson, a leading voice on feminist and women’s rights issues, writer, and Executive Director of Women, Action, & the Media; Maria Popova, writer and creator of Brainpickings.org, “an inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness, spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, and more,” a website that the Library of Congress included in its archive of culturally valuable materials.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Wednesday, February 1 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Andrew Lippa & Friends

featuring Kate Baldwin, Joaquina Kalukango, Caroline O’Connor, and Matthew Scott

Possessed with the great charm and exquisite soul of classic Broadway, the acclaimed Tony- and Grammy-nominated composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa hosts this delightful evening of song. A born entertainer, Lippa handpicks favorites from his expansive catalog that includes The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish, John & Jen, and the widely praised theatrical oratorio I Am Harvey Milk. Directed by David Babani (Menier Chocolate Factory, London) and featuring West End star Caroline O’Connor and Broadway’s own Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow, Big Fish) and Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple, The Wild Party at City Center Encores!), this performance celebrates the pure love of musical theater shared by Lippa, his friends, and his fans.

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $55, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Thursday, February 2 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Tommy Crane and Tracy Maurice: PRESERVATION + Briars of North America

The mysteries of the natural world are explored in this collaborative audiovisual performance from artist/filmmaker Tracy Maurice (Arcade Fire’s creative director from 2004 to 2008) and composer/drummer Tommy Crane (of the band Late Bloomer and member of Port St. Willow).  In her experimental film, Maurice creates a world of impressionistic vignettes using dance and microscopy to investigate themes of change, transformation, and reoccurring patterns in nature. Performed live with Eliot Krimsky and Colin Killalea, Crane’s original score echoes the film using analog synthesizers and improvisational elements to create dynamic ambient soundscapes centered around a percussive counterpoint. Post-Americana ensemble Briars of North America opens the evening. Members of the Briars have played with Neutral Milk Hotel, Steve Coleman, Meredith Monk, The National, Becca Stevens, Jim Black, and Steve Reich. The performance will feature visuals from longtime Briars collaborator Ryan Murdock, director of Bronx Obama.

Presented in collaboration with Found Sound Nation

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Thursday, February 2 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting with string quartet

With piano-driven melodies, introspective lyrics, and a genuine everyman spirit, Californian singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, known by his hockey-inspired moniker Five for Fighting, writes deeply affecting songs in the tradition of Elton John and Billy Joel. After the September 11 attacks, millions found solace in his “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” which became a cherished anthem of American resilience. For this intimate evening, Ondrasik is joined high above Manhattan by a string quartet to perform beautifully arranged renditions of hits like “100 Years,” “Chances,” “The Riddle,” and other songs from his rich catalog.

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $150, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Friday, February 3 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Okkervil River

A Brooklyn resident via New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Austin, Will Sheff is the driving force behind critically acclaimed indie band Okkervil River. “One of the best lyric-writers in indie rock” (Pitchfork), Sheff writes songs that grapple with emotional intangibles like anxiety, nostalgia, wonder, hope, and regret. Melodic energy matches the flow of words, counteracting cerebral detachment with visceral immediacy. Eleven years after Okkervil’s breakthrough concept album, Black Sheep Boy, the recently released and expansive Away features a new backing band and tracks that push past the confines of a pop song. Sheff arrives at The Appel Room as an artist shedding a past persona and striving to connect to the present.

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $30, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Friday, February 3 at 9:00 pm*

Live From Lincoln Center

Fifty Years of Mostly Mozart

The special honors the milestone 2016 season with a concert spanning Mozart’s symphonic output, along with select highlights from the more than 50 exceptional events from this past summer. The program showcases the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra conducted by Louis Langrée in performances of the eponymous composer’s first and last symphonies—Symphonies No. 1 and No. 41 (“Jupiter”). In between, esteemed Mozartean Richard Goode joins the orchestra as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major. The Festival has grown in scope to feature works by additional composers, new commissions, and premieres. Excerpts are presented from a number of these, including choreographer Mark Morris’s Mozart Dances, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and David Lang’s the public domain, for 1,000 voices.

Executive Producer of Live From Lincoln Center is Andrew C. Wilk.

*Check TV listings for your local PBS station.

 

Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 am

LC Kids presents Shadow Play

Have you ever wondered what happens to your shadow while you sleep? Some shadows are more mischievous than others. After moving to his new home, Flash discovers that his shadow has moving plans of his own! Follow the playful adventures of Flash and his exciting quest to reunite with his shadow. Recommended for ages 2–5

Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th St., Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th floor

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

 

Saturday, February 4 – FREE – at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

LC Kids Artists at the Atrium

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Grammy Award–winning The Okee Dokee Brothers return to Artists at the Atrium with their signature blend of American folk music, witty lyrics, and stories of their thrilling outdoor adventures. Putting their passion for the outdoors at the heart of their unique style of Americana folk, The Okee Dokee brothers inspire children and adults alike to head outdoors and experience nature in creative ways.

Recommended for ages 2–5

Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Saturday, February 4 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Heather Headley

After 16 years away, Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley returned triumphantly to Broadway last summer in The Color Purple. Having originated the role of Nala in The Lion King and been awarded a Tony for Aida, the Trinidadian-American performer was rapidly rising to diva status when she shifted gears. In her time away from the theater, she released two gold records, topped the dance and R&B charts, won a Grammy for her gospel album, Audience of One, toured the world with Andrea Bocelli, and started a family. She blazed back in The Bodyguard in London before returning to Broadway. Now she delivers a long-awaited solo concert in New York’s glamorous Appel Room.

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $150 are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Sunday, February 5 at 3:00 pm

Great Performers

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer, conductor

Richard Goode, piano

All-Beethoven Program:                                Symphony No. 1

                                                                      Piano Concerto No. 4

                                                                      Symphony No. 5                                                                    

Pre-concert lecture by Ara Guzelimian at 1:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

David Geffen Hall, 65th Street and Broadway

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Monday, February 6 at 8:00 pm

Great Performers

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer, conductor

Laura Aikin, soprano

Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano

Robert Dean Smith, tenor

Matthew Rose, bass

Concert Chorale of New York

James Bagwell, choral director

All-Beethoven Program:                                Symphony No. 8

                                                                      Symphony No. 9                                                                     

David Geffen Hall, 65th Street and Broadway

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 pm

Great Performers

Beethoven on Film: “Emperor” Concerto

Cellist Jacqueline du Pré is joined by Daniel Barenboim for two preternaturally beautiful Beethoven works: the G-minor Cello Sonata and the “Ghost” Piano Trio (with Pinchas Zukerman). Then, Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache, who famously refused to release recordings during his lifetime, leads the “Emperor” Concerto on stage with pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.

Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Christian Labrande

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

TICKETS: Available at the Walter Reade Theater, Alice Tully Hall, and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Wednesday, February 8 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

VICE Media / VICE on HBO

Watch and Learn

Get a fresh perspective on today’s most pressing issues at a special screening and talk-back with some of the great minds behind VICE.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Yuja Wang, piano

Janácek:                                                        Sonata for Violin and Piano                                                   

Schubert:                                                       Fantasy in C major

Debussy:                                                       Sonata for Violin and Piano

Bartók:                                                           Sonata No. 1

Presented by the New York Philharmonic in association with Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series

David Geffen Hall, 65th Street and Broadway

TICKETS: Available at the David Geffen Hall Box Office, by calling 212.875.5656, or visiting NYPhil.org.

 

Thursday, February 9 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Complimentary Classical

New Orford String Quartet

R. Murray Schafer:                                         String Quartet No. 1

Beethoven:                                                     String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky”

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 pm

LC Kids presents Baobab

Théâtre Motus tells the story of a hero’s quest in West Africa, where there is a serious drought. There stands an ancient baobab tree. One day, the tree brings forth an egg, from which a boy is born. The villagers discover that he is the only one who can free the water! Baobab shows that a child’s courage can save the world.

Recommended for ages 6 and up

Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th St., Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th floor

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

 

Sunday, February 12 at 11:00 am

Great Performers

Morgenstern Trio

Lili Boulanger:                                                     D’un matin de printemps 

Tailleferre:                                                           Piano Trio

Mendelssohn:                                                      Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

TICKETS: Available at the Walter Reade Theater, Alice Tully Hall, and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Sunday, February 12 at 1:30 pm

Great Performers

Beethoven on Film: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6

Go behind the scenes at a rehearsal of the “Pastoral” Symphony with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Then, savor a rare film recording of the “enigmatic reclusive genius” Carlos Kleiber (Guardian, U.K.) conducting the Fifth Symphony with the storied Vienna Philharmonic.

Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Christian Labrande

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

TICKETS: Available at the Walter Reade Theater, Alice Tully Hall, and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Sunday, February 12 at 3:30 pm

Great Performers

Beethoven on Film: Missa Solemnis

German conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch leads an epic performance of the Missa solemnis from 1970. Sung by opera legends before an audience including Pope Paul VI, Beethoven’s Mass reaches ecstatic new heights within the grandeur of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli.

Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Christian Labrande

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

TICKETS: Available at the Walter Reade Theater, Alice Tully Hall, and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Wednesday, February 15 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

The Story Goes On: Liz Callaway Sings Maltby & Shire

After last year’s sold-out show in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, it was clear that this “personal, heartfelt, beautifully produced evening” (Broadway World) could not be a one-off performance. We’re thrilled to invite Broadway legend, recording star, and celebrated cabaret artist Liz Callaway (Cats, Miss Saigon, Follies in Concert) back, this time to The Appel Room, to reprise her incredibly moving homage to two of America’s most engaging musical storytellers, Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire. Peppered with personal reminiscences, Liz Callaway Sings Maltby & Shire revisits, among many others, the songs that earned her a Tony nomination in 1984 for Baby. With her “breathtaking vocalism” (New York magazine) and “passionate, gleaming-eyed poignancy” (New York Post), Callaway illuminates an essential corner of the musical theater repertoire.

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $40, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Thursday, February 16 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Decora

With a focus on hip-hop, this internationally-renowned performance artist's concerts intertwine electronic music and folk ethos in an immersive experience.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Thursday, February 16 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Laura Mvula

With a Mercury Prize nomination and MOBO win, Laura Mvula is a creative leader of the U.K.’s current soul revival. Critics love her, but perhaps her brightest endorsement came from Prince, who listened to her 2013 debut album, Sing to the Moon, before shows and was an outspoken fan. With effortless originality, a molasses-rich voice that contains echoes of Nina Simone, delight for digital effects, and “an eye on transcendence” (NPR), Mvula invites listeners into a glowing, poetic world. A stay in New York last winter unlocked the ideas for her “visionary” second album (Pitchfork), The Dreaming Room, and she returns this February to conjure an evening of magic with the twinkling Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.

Produced in association with Jill Newman Productions

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $40, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Friday, February 17 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Jamie Lidell & The Royal Pharaohs

With the release of his critically acclaimed new album, Building a Beginning, the British-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jamie Lidell seems to have completed a stunning metamorphosis. From his early days as part of the millennial techno duo Super Collider through various experiments with digitally souped-up, psychedelic soul (with collaborators like Beck, Feist, and Chilly Gonzales), the bearded, bespectacled Lidell has emerged as a straight-up soul singer. With deep, gritty power vocals, a true showman’s charisma, and the astonishing talent of his seven-piece band, Lidell’s live show explodes with the spirit-raising energy of 1970s Stevie Wonder cut with funky futuristic embellishments.

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $30, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Saturday, February 18 – FREE – at 11:00 am

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium

Jerry Pinkney

The award-winning illustrator will read classic tales and stories of the African-American experience. Pinkney has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children’s book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Recommended for ages 2–5

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium is presented in collaboration with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Saturday, February 18 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Santino Fontana

With his rich voice, dynamic versatility, and easy charisma, Santino Fontana is one of Broadway’s favorite leading men. Following his Broadway debut in the revival of Sunday in the Park with George, he’s received an Obie, Lortel, Drama Desk, and Clarence Derwent Award for his varied work onstage, and he garnered rave reviews for his performance in Stephen Karam’s Pulitzer finalist, Sons of the Prophet. His literally charming performance as Prince Topher in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella earned him a Tony nomination and Audience Choice Award. As the voice of another prince—the villainous Hans in Frozen—as well as the overlooked barman, Greg, in the CW series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, he has begun to build a passionate following beyond New York. For this solo show in the elegant Appel Room, Fontana warms up a February night with the magnetic talent of a genuine star.

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $120, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Wednesday, February 22 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

India.Arie

With her signature brand of acoustic music and velvet-rich alto, India.Arie presides over this intimate evening of song and storytelling. The four-time Grammy Award–winning artist is a true believer in the power of words and music to spread love, healing, peace, and joy. She has been bringing light to audiences worldwide since her 2001 debut, Acoustic Soul, and its anthem of self-love, “Video.” Her newest song, “Breathe,” drew its inspiration from #BlackLivesMatter. Praised for its “sheer artfulness” (Rolling Stone), her fifth studio album, 2013’s Songversation, has brought this spiritual focus to the forefront of Arie’s music-making. The performances surrounding its release, including a SuperSoul Session with Oprah Winfrey, were imagined as part meditation, part prayer, part fellowship, and part action. For this concert she weaves her soulful music into an evening-length chronicle of all these experiences.

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $150 are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Thursday, February 23 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Complimentary Classical

Catalyst Quartet

Bach (arr. Catalyst Quartet):                                 Goldberg Variations, for string quartet

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Thursday, February 23 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Since she burst onto the scene with the anti-war anthem “Universal Soldier,” Buffy Sainte-Marie has been applying her infinite creativity to music, visual art, education, and social justice. The Saskatchewan-born Cree artist was the first and only Indigenous North American to win an Academy Award, for writing the Billboard chart-topping hit “Up Where We Belong” from the feature film An Officer and a Gentleman. Over the past year, Sainte-Marie was awarded the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and two JUNO Awards for her internationally acclaimed album Power in the Blood. Her famous set of protest and love songs have been covered by everyone from Elvis to Courtney Love. An early pioneer of electronic music (her 1970 album Illuminations developed a cult following among art students), her work was even sampled by Kanye West. A performer every bit as fiery as her lyrics, she brings her high-powered band to The Appel Room for a show that introduces the songwriter’s voice back into her hits and shines a light on lesser-known gems.

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $40, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Friday, February 24 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

¡VAYA! 63

Pedrito Martinez Group

This edition of the Atrium’s Friday night Latin dance party will be led by Grammy-nominated percussionist, singer, and songwriter Pedrito Martinez. With fans who include Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Wynton Marsalis, Rubén Blades, and Quincy Jones, the world-class rumbero and his band have been “writing a new chapter in Cuban music history” (NPR) since they started playing together in 2005. Tonight they invite everyone to the dance floor with their fresh takes on the Afro-Cuban traditions of rumba and Yoruba, performing music off their most recent album Habana Dreams. The opening set is by DJ Carlos.

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Friday, February 24 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

William Bell with special guest John Leventhal

In the midst of a thrilling comeback following his Grammy-nominated album This Is Where I Live, soul legend William Bell brings the Stax revival—complete with horns and Hammond organ—to The Appel Room. Called “a defining cornerstone of the Southern soul sound” (New York Times), his 1961 hit for Stax Records “You Don’t Miss Your Water” paired a melancholy narrative with deep, expressive vocals. These qualities—apparent in his other hits “Everybody Loves a Winner,” “I Forgot to Be Your Lover,” “Private Number,” and the monumental “Born Under a Bad Sign” (co-written with Booker T. Jones)—became hallmarks of the Stax aesthetic. With the new album, produced with reverence by John Leventhal, Bell’s richly seasoned voice imbues each song with the weight of time passed and life lived.

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $30, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Saturday, February 25 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

The 14-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs and his elite ensemble of world-class pickers take over The Appel Room for a blazing evening of bluegrass. A mandolin prodigy, Skaggs had played with legends like Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and Ralph Stanley by the time he was a teenager. In 1981, he took over the mainstream country charts with “Crying My Heart Out Over You” and reigned supreme for the rest of the decade, with three straight number one albums and 12 number one songs. He returned to his roots in 1997 with the release of Bluegrass Rules! on his own Skaggs Family label, leading to a string of Grammys and solidifying his status as “a legend of the genre” (Seattle Times).

The Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $40, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 pm

Great Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

Jan Lisiecki, piano

Sofia Fomina, soprano (New York debut)

Glinka:                                                                   Valse-Fantaisie

Chopin:                                                                  Piano Concerto No. 1

Mahler:                                                                  Symphony No. 4

David Geffen Hall, 65th Street and Broadway

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Monday, February 27 at 8:00 pm

Great Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Glinka:                                                                   Summer Night in Madrid (Spanish Overture No. 2)

Prokofiev:                                                              Violin Concerto No. 2

Rachmaninoff:                                                       Symphony No. 1

Pre-concert lecture by Harlow Robinson at 6:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

David Geffen Hall, 65th Street and Broadway

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Tuesday, February 28 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Talks

Philharmonic Insights at the Atrium

An Evening with Leonidas Kavakos

The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Leonidas Kavakos is joined by composer Lera Auerbach to discuss the challenges and rewards of creating a new musical work: Auerbach’s Violin Concerto No. 4, a New York Philharmonic commission.

Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic

David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

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Support for Great Performers is provided by Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center. Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

Endowment support for Symphonic Masters is provided by the Leon Levy Fund.

 

Endowment support is also provided by UBS.

 

American Songbook Lead Support provided by PGIM, the investment business of Prudential.

 

Major support for American Songbook is provided by Amy & Joseph Perella.

 

Endowment support provided by Bank of America.

 

Additional support for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook is provided by Meg and Bennett Goodman, Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc., The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, Jill and Irwin B. Cohen, The Shubert Foundation, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.

 

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

Programming at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is made possible by Alice and David Rubenstein.

Generous endowment support is provided by Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Oak Foundation.

 

Bank of America is Lead Supporter of Atrium 360° Free Performances.

 

The discount ticket facility is made possible by Donald and Barbara Zucker.

 

LC Kids is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian.

 

Support for LC Kids programs and events is provided by Disney, with additional endowment support provided by The Walt Disney Company.

 

Generous support is also provided by Barbara and James Block, Sandra and Tony Tamer, Joseph Bae and Janice Lee, Anna Nikolayevsky, Amanda and John Waldron, Julian Robertson, and Joseph M. Cohen.

 

Major support for LC Kids Artists at the Atrium is provided by Betty and John Levin.

 

Live From Lincoln Center is made possible with generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson 1962 Charitable Trust, MetLife Foundation, Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum, The Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Support for Fifty Years of Mostly Mozart on Live From Lincoln Center is provided by Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser.

 

MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center.

 

American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center.

 

Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.

 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, The Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Lincoln Center has become a leading force in using new media and technology to reach and inspire a wider and global audience. Reaching audiences where they are—physically and digitally—has become a cornerstone of making the performing arts more accessible to New Yorkers and beyond. The reimagination of David Geffen Hall will play an important part in these efforts.

 

For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.

 

Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, call the Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities at 212.875.5375.

 

Programs, artists, and prices are subject to change.

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