Press Release

September 14, 2017

October 2017 at Lincoln Center: Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

Lincoln Center

Date: September 15, 2017

Press Contact: Pamela Hernandez, 212.875.5101

[email protected]

 

October 2017

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

 

Great Performers and White Light Festival Begin with Monteverdi: The Birth of Opera

 

Free Events in the David Rubenstein Atrium Include Atrium 360° Series, ¡VAYA! 63 Concert,

and Philharmonic Insights with Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes

 

LC Kids Events Include The Village of Vale at the Clark Studio Theater as well as the return of the popular LC Trick-or-Treat celebration

 

Thursday, October 5 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Joan Soriano

Born in the rural countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano, infuses steel string bachata with equal parts romance and grit.

He is the star of Adam Taub’s The Duke of Bachata, was featured in Alex Wolfe’s critically acclaimed documentary, Santo Domingo Blues, and is on The Rough Guide’s “Bachata” compilation. A practitioner of palo and gaga, Soriano blends Afro-Dominican sacred traditions with bachata, imparting his music with down-to-earth spirit and danceability, preserving bachata’s roots and expanding on them.

This engagement of Joan Soriano is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. 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, October 7 – FREE – at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

LC Kids Artists at the Atrium

The Happy Racers

Live onstage is where the real fun happens for this fast moving, adventurous band that will get your kids dancing to every groove and singing along to every catchy lyric.

Recommended for ages 2-5 

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 Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

Wednesday, October 11 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Philharmonic Insights at the Atrium

An Evening with Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes, speaker

Isaac Thompson, moderator

From the shores of the North Sea to the stage of David Geffen Hall, Leif Ove Andsnes’s career and accolades have spanned the globe. Learn more about the Philharmonic’s Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence as he discusses his music education, artistry, and introduces us to the lesser-known works he has selected to perform during his residency.

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.

 

Thursday, October 12 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Voices of the People’s History of the United States

This Lincoln Center commission commemorates Howard Zinn’s seminal book, A People’s History of the United States, with music and spoken-word performances that will bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people in the book: those who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight-hour workday, advancing women's rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right the wrongs of the day. Musicians, actors, and spoken word performers, including Staceyann Chin, Brian Jones, and Geoffrey Arend, will bring to life original source materials from the rebels, dissenters, and visionaries of our past—and present. Anthony Arnove, coeditor with Howard Zinn of the Voices of a People's History of the United States anthology and author of the introduction to the new 35th-anniversary edition of A People's History of the United States, narrates.

About the Project

Voices seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. This free performance kicks off the third edition of a yearlong project with New York City students at the High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry, a New York City public school located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus, cofounded by Lincoln Center Education. Some of the night’s artists will be helping students to engage with this history and develop their own interpretations of these incredible stories, culminating in a performance of their own work at the Atrium on May 17, 2018.

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, October 18 at 7:00 pm

Great Performers/White Light Festival

Monteverdi: The Birth of Opera

Orfeo

Monteverdi:                                  L’Orfeo English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Krystian Adam, Orfeo

Hana Blažíková, Euridice

John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, stage direction

Monteverdi:                                  Orfeo

Pre-concert lecture by Ellen Rosand at 5:45 pm, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street (10th Floor)

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

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

 

Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm

Great Performers/White Light Festival

Monteverdi: The Birth of Opera

The Return of Ulysses

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Furio Zanasi, Ulisse

Marianna Pizzolato, Penelope

Krystian Adam, Telemaco

Hana Blažíková, Minerva

John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, stage direction

Monteverdi:                                  Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

Pre-concert lecture by Ellen Rosand at 5:45 pm, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street (10th Floor)

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

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

 

Thursday, October 19 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Celebrate Mexico Now: Ampersan

Since 2007, Mexico City–based band Ampersan has honored its close relationship with traditional Mexican music, while also embarking on cultural exchanges and embracing sound experimentation and contemporary classical music. Mixing traditional instruments with modern genres such as rock, jazz, and electronic, the band creates immersive musical poetry and leads an audiovisual journey through the di?erent landscapes and sounds of Mexico and Latin America.

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, October 20 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 21 at 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

Dancing Voices

Meredith Monk, voice, composer, and director

Young People’s Chorus of New York City

Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director

Katie Geissinger, voice

Allison Sniffin, voice and piano

American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street

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

The October 20 performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.

 

Friday, October 20 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

¡Vaya!63

Avenida B

The Lower East Side’s own Avenida B presides over the dance floor for a night of classic salsa dura. It may be a new group but it has an old soul, committed to unearthing and reviving the old-school sound and timeless swing of the kind of salsa that truly makes you want to get up and dance. DJ Antonio La Congagets the floor warmed up with a salsa set that stretches from the ’60s to today. 

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.

 

Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 pm

Great Performers/White Light Festival

Monteverdi: The Birth of Opera

The Coronation of Poppea

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Hana Blažíková, Poppea

Kangmin Justin Kim, Nerone

Marianna Pizzolato, Ottavia

Carlo Vistoli, Ottone

Gianluca Buratto, Seneca

John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, stage direction

Monteverdi:                                  L’incoronazione di Poppea

Pre-concert lecture by Ellen Rosand at 5:45 pm, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street (10th Floor)

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

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

 

Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers/White Light Festival

Nearing the End

Emerson String Quartet

Beethoven:                                  String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 127

Shostakovich:                              String Quartet No. 15

Performed without intermission

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

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

 

Thursday, October 26 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Sven Ratzke and Van in Concert

Prepare for a unique and musically entertaining evening as Sven Ratzke returns to Lincoln Center with his amazing live band from Europe: pianist Christian Pabst, drummer Haye Jellema, and bassist Florian Friedrich. An evening with Ratzke is always full of surprises: Not only is he a marvelous singer, but an extraordinary entertainer and storyteller. For this special evening, he and his band will play songs from their new show Homme Fatale, including several from greats like Bowie, Wainwright, Brel, and Brecht, along with some of Ratzke’s own.

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, October 26 at 7:30 pm

Friday, October 27 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 29 at 3:00 pm

White Light Festival

Layla and Majnun (New York premiere)

Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris, choreographer and director

Silk Road Ensemble

Alim Qasimov, Majnun

Fargana Qasimova, Layla

Howard Hodgkin, scenic and costume design

James F. Ingalls, lighting design

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

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

The October 26-28 performances will be followed by White Light Lounges.

There will be a pre-performance talk with Mark Morris and Ara Guzelimian on October 27 at 6:15 pm in the David Rubenstein Atrium.

There will be a post-performance talk with Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova on October 28.

 

Saturday, October 28 – FREE – at 11:00 am

LC Trick-or-Treat

Across the plazas of Lincoln Center

All Ages

Our fabulous Halloween celebration returns for a fun-filled day of costumes, candy, spooky stories, and seasonal fun. 

Featuring:

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium

“Crankenstein” by Samantha Berger

He may look like any ordinary boy, but when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or an early bedtime, one little boy transforms into a mumbling, grumbling Crankenstein. When Crankenstein meets his match in a fellow Crankenstein, the results could be catastrophic—or they could be just what he needs to brighten his day!

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

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 Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

 

Saturday, October 28 at 2:00 pm

Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 pm

Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 pm

LC Kids presents

The Village of Vale

In this dark, fairy-tale musical, a mysterious traveler discovers a village where secrets and curses lurk behind every door and knowledge is as potent as it is dangerous. Six performers and a live band tell the stories of an obsessed bookkeeper, a cursed woodsman, and a nameless traveler whose arrival threatens to upend the lives of every villager in Vale.

Recommended for ages 8 and up

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

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

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

 

Saturday, October 28 at 3:00 pm

White Light Festival

White Light Conversation: Faith

In times of turmoil, when contention and strife hold sway in all corners of the public square, what can we hold onto when the ground beneath us shifts? WNYC’s John Schaefer moderates a free discussion in which leading thinkers and theorists ponder the question of faith from diverse perspectives, examining its myriad meanings for secular seekers and religious adherents alike. Panelists include neurologist Jay Lombard, musician John Darnielle, and paleoanthropologist Alison S. Brooks.

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Tuesday, October 31 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

Gazing at the Divine

Steven Osborne, piano

Messiaen:                                    Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus

Performed without intermission

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

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

There will be a pre-concert talk with Steven Osborne and Steven Mackey at 6:15 pm.

This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.

 

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, 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 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The 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. For more information: LincolnCenter.org

 

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 re-imagination 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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The White Light Festival presentation of Monteverdi Operas is made possible in part by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

 

This presentation of Mark Morris Dance Group's Layla and Majnun is made possible in part by endowment support from the American Express Cultural Preservation Fund.

 

Endowment support for the White Light Festival presentation of Mark Morris Dance Group is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.

 

Major support for the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is provided by

Alice and David Rubenstein. Generous endowment support is provided by

The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Oak Foundation

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Artist Catering provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com.

 

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