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May 15, 2018

June 2018 at Lincoln Center: Calendar of This Month's Events

Lincoln Center

Date: May 15, 2018

Pamela Hernandez, 212.875.5363

[email protected]

 

June 2018

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

 

Midsummer Night Swing Kicks Off in Damrosch Park

 

LC Kids Presents Grass

 

Free Events at the David Rubenstein Atrium Include the Continuation of

The History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik

 

Saturday, June 2 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Sunday, June 3 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

LC Kids presents

Grass

Look down. What are you standing on? Explore the ground and all of its wriggly inhabitants in this quirky dance show for young children. Featuring worms, slugs, snails, and spontaneous outbreaks of ant dancing, Grass uses performance, puppetry, and projections to inspire children to look closely at the world around them, get mucky, and play!

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 Building, 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.

 

Thursday, June 7 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Noura Mint Seymali

Mauritania's defining artist on the international stage, Noura Mint Seymali draws deep on her West African and Maghreb roots to carry her family’s Moorish griot tradition into the 21st century. Her band conjures “a full-blown sandstorm of hypnotic grooves, melding traditional Mauritanian instruments, like the ardine and tidinite, within an electrified psychedelic rock band.” (Quietus, U.K.). Its debut album, Tzenni (2014), was hailed by VICE/Noisey as "arguably the best psych/blues album of the year" and its follow-up—Arbina (2016)—"the best album in the universe.”

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, June 13 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

VICE Media: Watch & 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.

 

Thursday, June 14 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

France Rocks Festival: Piers Faccini

The English-born, France-based singer-songwriter Piers Faccini, who creates “captivating, quietly insistent” music (Wall Street Journal) in the vein of Nick Drake infused with a global outlook, brings his newest project to the Atrium as part of the France Rocks Festival. Inspired by the rich medieval history of his Mediterranean surroundings, I Dreamed an Island is a fascinating collection of songs drawing on Western, Arabic, and Byzantine influences. Imagining how a Provençal madrigal might sound closer to the mode of an Arabic makan, or how words in English could be put to melodies sung with microtones of a Turkish taqsim, Faccini crosses folk and world music genres, transforming John Martyn into Ali Farka Touré, Pentangle into a Tunisian wedding band, and a Sicilian ciaccona into a Tuareg desert riff.

Presented in collaboration with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Bureau Export, and the France Rocks Festival

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.

 

Monday, June 18 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

The History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik

Hamilton Gets Its Shot at The Public

With special guest Christopher Jackson 

Every generation has one musical show that alters everything. Ours is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. With the help of Christopher Jackson and others involved in its genesis, the panel and lecture will illuminate the many surprising sources and syntheses, from revisionist history of the American Revolution to the growth of hip-hop, of this new American theatrical classic. 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, June 21 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

France Rocks Festival: Elida Almeida

Winner of Radio France International’s Prix Découvertes in 2015, Elida Almeida is a fresh new Cape Verdean voice on the world music scene. Born on the island of Santiago and raised on Maio, she developed her vocal techniques with simple church singing while she helped her mother sell fruits and vegetables at local markets. A determined woman and committed champion of the right to education, Almeida left the rural world to write her love and protest songs. Blending Cape Verdean beats with warm vocals and a fiery joie de vivre, Almeida has become a celebrated presence at world music venues across Europe, Africa, and North America.

Presented in collaboration with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Bureau Export, and the France Rocks Festival

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.

 

Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

Sisterhood of Swing

Led by Bria Skonberg

Featuring Regina Carter and Anat Cohen

with Lakecia Benjamin, Sharel Cassity, Chloe Feoranzo, and Camille Thurman, saxes; Emily Asher, trombone; Linda Briceño and Jami Dauber, trumpets; Endea Owens, bass; Savannah Harris, drums; Michela Lerman, tap dancer; and Champian Fulton, piano

Style: Swing

The 2018 dance season in Damrosch Park kicks off with an all-star, all-woman big band led by “the shining hope of hot jazz” Bria Skonberg (New York Times), with jazz violin legend Regina Carter, powerhouse clarinetist Anat Cohen, and some of the jazz world’s best musicians. When this Sisterhood rips into a set of classic swing, you will have no option but to rise up and experience the joy of a night dancing under the stars. The band’s inspiration? The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the first integrated, all-female swing band that Earl Hines once praised as “the first Freedom Riders.” 

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Dance lesson at 6:30 pm

Live music at 7:30 pm

Dance Instructor: Rehema Trimiew teaches Lindy Hop and Swing

DJ: Heather Flock

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at the box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

The Legendary Joe Quijano y Su Conjunto Cachana

Style: Salsa

It’s sure to be a “Fun City Shingaling” when San Juan–born, Bronx-raised salsa pioneer and “El Rey de la Pachanga” Joe Quijano takes charge of the dance floor. Over his seven-decade career, Quijano has played with Latin music all-stars Orlando Marín, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito Guzmán, Israel “Cachao” López, and many others. Whether it’s showing us how to pachanga, embodying son cubano, dipping into boogaloo, or throwing down some classic salsa, Quijano and his famous band do it all with flair and keep dancers working as hard as they are.

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Dance lesson at 6:30 pm

Live music at 7:30 pm

Dance Instructor: Eddie and Maria Torres teach Salsa

DJ: DJ Mar Y Soul

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at the box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

The Sound of Philadelphia: A DISCO Party!

Featuring Joe McGinty & The Loser’s Lounge

Style: Disco

There are no guilty pleasures as keyboardist and bandleader Joe McGinty and his killer band, deemed a part of “essential New York” by Time Out, celebrate the solid gold hits of the 1970s Philadelphia disco scene. Break out the platforms, polyester, and lilac eye shadow and bring your own New York hustle to this not-to-be-missed party.

After hours: Silent Disco powered by Quiet Events

At 10:00 pm, when the sound system turns off, the dance party keeps going—DJs Bill Coleman, Rimarkable, and Rogue broadcast directly to your headphones until 11:30 pm. Wireless headset is free with your ticket; $5 at the door for Silent Disco only.

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Dance lesson at 6:30 pm

Live music at 7:30 pm

Dance Instructor: Alessandra Marconi teaches Hustle

DJ: Bill Coleman                     

Silent Disco DJs: Bill Coleman, Rimarkable, and Rogue

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at the box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Thursday, June 28 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Translucent Borders

Translucent Borders, an NYU/Tisch initiative, has spent the last three years bringing renowned artists from around the world together to develop ways that dialogue can fuel creative work while retaining cultural identity and integrity. This evening’s concert brings together leading Cuban, Ghanaian, Palestinian, Israeli, Italian, and American artists to premiere a new collaborative work and celebrate the power of music to transcend borders.

Presented in collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Live Sounds

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, June 29 at 6:30 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

Gerard Carelli and His Orchestra

Style: Ballroom

Trombonist and bandleader Gerard Carelli, who honed his chops performing alongside Sinatra, Clooney, and Tormé, leads one of the city’s most popular ballroom bands at this chic starlit soirée where you’ll have a chance to perfect your waltzes, foxtrots, and cha-chas.

Calling all Belles and Beaus of the Ball!

To compete in our Ballroom Fashion Contest be on the dance floor by 7:30 pm in your most eye-catching “summer soirée” eveningwear. Prizes include tickets to Midsummer Night Swing 2019 and more.

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Dance lesson at 6:30 pm

Live music at 7:30 pm

Dance Instructor: Eva Carrozza teaches Ballroom

DJ: Gary the DJ

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at the box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Saturday, June 30 at 6:30 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra

Style: ’30s and ’40s Big Band Swing

Bandleader extraordinaire Glenn Crytzer and his sizzling 14-piece orchestra summon the spirits of the Glenn Miller, Chick Webb, and Benny Goodman, for an unforgettable moonlight serenade in the heart of Manhattan. Authentic big-band swing and fresh vintage-style originals are Crytzer’s signature recipe for hopping parties that keep the dance floor packed.

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Dance lesson at 6:30 pm

Live music at 7:30 pm

Dance Instructor: Laura Jeffers teaches Lindy Hop

DJ: David Graybill

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at the box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

Midsummer Night Swing is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian.

 

Additional support is provided by Janice Savin Williams and Christopher J. Williams/The Williams Capital Group, LP, The Shubert Foundation, The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc., Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.

 

Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by the City of New York.

 

Lincoln Center performances and events are made possible by our NextGen supporters Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer, Hearst, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hess, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe, Kara and Stephen M. Ross, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz, Meg and Bennett Goodman, Sandra and Tony Tamer, Cheryl and Philip Milstein, Cheryl and Blair Effron, and Hon. Stephen C. Robinson.

 

Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.

 

“Summer at Lincoln Center” is supported by Bubly

 

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

 

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