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June 20, 2018

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

Lincoln Center

Date: June 20, 2018

Press Contact: Pamela Hernandez, 212.875.5101

[email protected]

 

 

July 2018

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

 

Newly Expanded Mostly Mozart Festival Opens on July 12 with Available Light

 

Midsummer Night Swing Continues and LC Kids Present Dancing Classrooms

 

Out of Doors Kicks Off July 24 with RZA: Live from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

 

Free Events in the David Rubenstein Atrium Include

France Rocks Festival and Atrium 360° Performances

 

 

Tuesday, July 3 – at 6:00 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

Garba in the Park

Even if you are new to these energetic group dances from Gujarat in western India, you’ll quickly find your place on the dance floor during this spirited night of culture, community, and live music. Garba, with its repeating claps, twirls, and circular patterns, and raas, performed with sticks and rotating partners, are traditionally danced during the fall festival of Navratri and before weddings. Fun and social, they have been passionately embraced by young people across the Indian diaspora in recent years. Both are easy to learn, especially with our instructors and the Sa Dance Company on hand.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets for individual events and passes 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 a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Wednesday, July 4 – at 6:00 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

The Mambo Legends Orchestra

These former members of the Tito Puente Orchestra celebrate the USA’s birthday by reviving the golden age of Latin dance. Join your neighbors on Lincoln Center’s gorgeous open-air dance floor, set just nine blocks up from where the Palladium Ballroom broke down barriers and launched a mambo craze that stretched from sea to shining sea.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets for individual events and passes 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 a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Thursday, July 5 – at 6:00 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

Tanghetto

Club meets milonga when the popular Buenos Aires band Tanghetto takes over Damrosch Park for a night of new-wave tango. Bandoneon melodies and tango rhythms are folded into electronic beats and atmospheric lights, bringing a modern edge to the iconic Argentinian dance of seduction. It’s the perfect evening to take your first steps or level up your tango game.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets for individual events and passes 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 a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Thursday, July 5 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

France Rocks Festival: Mélissa Laveaux + Delgres

Now in its third year, the France Rocks Festival highlights the most cutting-edge French electro, jazz, world, contemporary, pop, and rock artists. Opening this soulful double-bill filled with Creole spirit is singer-songwriter and guitarist Mélissa Laveaux, who will fill the Atrium with her sunny, melody-driven music at the intersection of folk, indie pop, and blues. Born in Canada to Haitian parents and now based in France, Laveaux’s latest project explores her Creole ancestry adding Haitian kompa guitar, calypso, and soca to the mix and giving her rootsy sophistication a definitive—and delectable—Caribbean twist.

For the second part of the evening, Delgres, a French trio with Caribbean roots that travels the old route between Guadeloupe and New Orleans, takes the stage. Led by guitarist and vocalist Pascal Danae—who has performed alongside artists like Harry Belafonte, Neneh Cherry, Peter Gabriel, Gilberto Gil, Youssou N'Dour, and Ayo—Delgres gets people moving with their intoxicating blend of Creole music, West African rhythms, rock, and Delta blues.

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.

 

Friday, July 6 – at 6:00 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

Naomi & Her Handsome Devils

Bandleader, velvet-voiced singer, and international Lindy hop champion Naomi Uyama knows how to do it. A favorite on the competition circuit, Naomi and her band—some of the most talented musicians in the traditional jazz scene today—cast their spell over the open-air dance floor and keep the party swinging all night long.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets for individual events and passes 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 a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Saturday, July 7 – at 6:00 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

Heybale

Heybale’s long-running Sunday night residency at Austin’s famous Continental Club is the stuff of Texas legend, and now the "country superstar quintet” (Austin Chronicle) brings its smoking brand of classic honky-tonk and roadhouse rockabilly to Damrosch Park. With members that have played with Buck Owens, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash, the band is beloved by everyone from tourists to celebrities, and especially dancers. Country shuffles, waltzes, and two-step are all on the menu for this big country night.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets for individual events and passes 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 a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Tuesday, July 10 – at 6:00 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

Orquesta El Macabeo

This indie big band has been shaking up the Puerto Rican dance music scene with its revolutionary brand of salsa. The 11 self-described rockeros bring the energy, humor, and sensibility of a new generation to a classic genre, while never losing sight of their ultimate mission: to get people dancing.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets for individual events and passes 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 a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Wednesday, July 11 – at 6:00 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

Brianna Thomas Band with guest vocalist Frank Senior

With “a strong voice and a big range” (New York Times), NYC singer and bandleader Brianna Thomas draws on Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and other great blueswomen of the past for this soulful night. With her ace band, stellar voice, and open-hearted personality, she’s one of your best bets for achieving transcendence on the dance floor this summer.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets for individual events and passes 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 a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Thursday, July 12 – at 6:00 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

Orquesta Akokán

Blending vintage sound, original tunes, infectious rhythms, and endless heart, Orquesta Akokán extends the golden era of Cuban mambo to now. Following their critically acclaimed debut album on Daptone Records, power vocalist José “Pepito” Gómez and an orchestra of Cuban music all-stars bring the spirit of old Havana to the heart of Manhattan.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets for individual events and passes 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 a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Thursday, July 12 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Gato Preto

Rapper Gata Misteriosa (Mozambique/Portugal) and DJ/producer Lee Bass (Ghana/Germany) mix contemporary electronic music and hip-hop of Mozambique and Ghana.

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, July 12 – at 7:30 pm

Opening Night of the Mostly Mozart Festival

Available Light

Lucinda Childs Dance Company (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)

This groundbreaking collaboration between composer John Adams, choreographer Lucinda Childs, and architect Frank Gehry returns to New York for the first time since 1983. Childs oversees this 2015 revival of the 20th-century masterpiece, in which nine dancers kaleidoscopically arrange and rearrange themselves within Gehry’s stark split-level set to Adams’s updated score, Light Over Water, a mesmerizing piece for synthesizer and recorded brass. Originally created for the opening of the converted warehouse now known as Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the work’s prismatic views of the relationship between dance, music, and architecture remain eminently relevant.

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

Friday, July 13 – at 6:00 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

The James Hunter Six

U.K. soul man James Hunter leads us back to the early days of R&B when it was “part rock ’n’ roll, part jump blues, all…swagger” (NPR). With a voice that can sigh, growl, and rip; a knack for showmanship; and a band that knows how to dig a deep groove, Hunter provides the perfect soundtrack to a hot summer night on the dance floor.

After hours: Silent Disco powered by Quiet Events

At 10:00 pm, when the sound system turns off, the dance party keeps going—DJs Monica Sharp, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus, and Rita Houston of WFUV broadcast directly to your headphones until 11:30 pm. A wireless headset is free with your ticket; $5 at the door for Silent Disco only.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets for individual events and passes 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 a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Friday, July 13 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

Available Light

Lucinda Childs Dance Company

Pre-performance talk with Lucinda Childs and Martin Wechsler in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman studio at 6:30 pm.

See July 12.

 

Saturday, July 14 – FREE – at 3:00 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

LC Kids Dance with Dancing Classrooms

Dance Instructor: Rodney Lopez teaches Ballroom

It’s time for them to move beyond dabbing, and the fabulous folks from Dancing Classrooms are here to help! Bring the kids to our annual all-ages dance where they’ll learn the basics of merengue, tango, salsa, and swing before letting loose on the dance floor to high-energy tunes. Recommended for ages 6–10

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

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

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.

 

Saturday, July 14 – at 6:00 pm

Midsummer Night Swing

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Swing is the thing at our season finale. The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra keeps the spirit of jazz legend Illinois Jacquet alive with classic big-band tunes and blazing uptown energy. Always one of the best parties of the season, the night reaches its glorious peak when New York’s best dancers compete for the Ambassador Prize, an homage to Lindy hop icon Frankie Manning.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Tickets for individual events and passes 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 a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

Sunday, July 15 – at 1:00 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

FILM: Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music

Containing rare footage of the conductor, composer, and educator, Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music surveys the extraordinary life and monumental career of one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. This screening is presented in celebration of the centennial of Bernstein’s birth and in conjunction with the performance of his MASS at David Geffen Hall on July 17 and 18. Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

Tuesday, July 17 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

Bernstein MASS (New York Production Premiere)

Written for the 1971 inauguration of the Kennedy Center, the Bernstein MASS merges traditional liturgical form with contemporary theater, dance, jazz, and popular music, imbuing it with the social and political concerns of Vietnam War–era America. SF Opera Lab curator Elkhanah Pulitzer makes her New York debut directing this fully staged presentation. Louis Langrée leads more than 200 performers, including the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the Concert Chorale of New York, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, a marching band, and dancers in this monumental dramatic work with its eclectic score encompassing gospel, rock, showtunes, marches, and chorales.

With English supertitles.

Pre-concert lecture by Michael Beckerman in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at 6:15 pm.

David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

Wednesday, July 18 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

Bernstein MASS

Pre-concert discussion with MASS lyricist Stephen Schwartz and director Elkhanah Pulitzer, moderated by John Schaefer, in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at 6:15pm.

See July 17.

 

Thursday, July 19 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto

Masters of the gaita and traditional cumbia music of Colombia’s Caribbean region, Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto has been the driving force behind bringing this traditional music to larger audiences across the world since the group’s first tour in the mid-1950s. Featuring the gaita, the oldest Caribbean flute, the music is a mixture of the indigenous Colombian, Spanish, and Afro-Colombian heritages. They bring this essential musical legacy to Lincoln Center for a free performance.

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, July 19 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

The Creation (North American production premiere)

The radically inventive Catalonian theater collective La Fura dels Baus transforms Haydn’s Enlightenment-era oratorio into an immersive theatrical experience. Including visual pyrotechnics, three dozen large helium balloons, a 20-foot-tall crane, and a 250-gallon water tank, the production touches upon subjects from philosophy to genetics. Laurence Equilbey conducts Insula Orchestra, a period-instrument ensemble, along with three daring soloists and the accentus choir, who enact this musically and visually stunning portrayal of the emergence of life coupled with the continued presence of original sin.

Sung in German with English supertitles

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

Friday, July 20 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

The Creation

See July 19.

 

Friday, July 20 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

Jupiter Symphony

Thomas Dausgaard, who led a riveting performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Swedish Radio Choir as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival last fall, returns to conduct a program featuring two of Mozart’s late masterpieces. Italian pianist Francesco Piemontesi, who will perform Brahms’s Three Intermezzos during pre-concert recitals prior to the performances, joins the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra for Mozart’s final piano concerto, K.595, followed by the composer’s sublime last symphony, the “Jupiter.”

Pre-concert recital by Francesco Piemontesi in Alice Tully Hall at 6:30 pm.

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway (between 65th and 66th street)

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

Saturday, July 21 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

Jupiter Symphony

Pre-concert recital by Francesco Piemontesi in Alice Tully Hall at 6:30 pm.

See July 20.

 

Saturday, July 21 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

NINAGAWA Macbeth

Created in 1980, Yukio Ninagawa’s exquisitely striking “cherry blossom”Macbeth is a landmark among global theater productions. The painterly director, who died in 2016, transposed Shakespeare’s Scottish play to feudal Japan, where the title character is an honor-bound samurai, kabuki witches cast spells, and Buddhist chants alternate with works by Samuel Barber and Schubert. This revival of the original production, the last one overseen by Ninagawa before his death, stars Japanese actors Masachika Ichimura as Macbeth and Yuko Tanaka as Lady Macbeth. Lincoln Center will present the final staging of this beloved production before it is retired from the Ninagawa Company’s repertoire.

Performed in Japanese with English supertitles

Pre-performance lecture by Alexa Alice Joubin at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at 6:15 pm.

David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

Sunday, July 22 at 5:00 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

NINAGAWA Macbeth

See July 21.

 

Tuesday, July 24  at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

NINAGAWA Macbeth

See July 21.

 

Tuesday, July 24 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Out of Doors

RZA: Live from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin

Wu-Tang Clan founder, composer, and filmmaker RZA kicks off the season with an epic audiovisual film experience—a re-score of the Shaw Brothers’ 1978 martial arts classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. With its themes of perseverance, transcendence, and brotherhood, the film was a formative influence on Wu-Tang’s aesthetic. Now, weaving together instrumentals and beats from the Wu-Tang discography (and beyond), RZA performs his thrilling new score live, amplifying the film’s powerful narrative and astonishing action from opening sequence to closing credit. After touring this project to sold-out venues in 12 cities, RZA returns to New York City with a special edition crafted specially for his hometown fans.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

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

 

Tuesday, July 24 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

Americans in Paris

The cross-Atlantic exchange of ideas between France and the U.S. serves as a theme for this program. Louis Langrée leads two American takes on Gallic culture with Bernstein’s Voltaire-inspired Overture to Candide and a new critical edition of Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Meanwhile, Mozart’s Adagio and Rondo in C minor makes great use of the glass harmonica, which was invented by Benjamin Franklin, the first United States ambassador to France, and will be played by Friedrich Heinrich Kern and Philipp Marguerre. Emanuel Ax, a frequent guest at the festival, performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, which, coincidently, was Bernstein’s favorite “party” piece.

Pre-concert recital by Friedrich Heinrich Kern and Philipp Marguerre, glass harmonicas, at David Geffen Hall at 6:30pm.

David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

Americans in Paris

Pre-concert recital with glass harmonica by Friedrich Heinrich Kern and Philipp Marguerre, glass harmonicas, at David Geffen Hall at 6:30 pm.

See July 24.

 

Wednesday, July 25 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Out of Doors

Raphael Saadiq

Tamar-kali: PsychoChamber Ensemble

Since his early days with the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné! and throughout his three-decade career collaborating with artists like Solange, D’Angelo, and The Roots, Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, and producer Raphael Saadiq has kept the flames of old school R&B burning brightly. For this special show, he takes his rightful place center stage to play treasures old and new from his deep catalog. Sharing the bill is Brooklyn’s own Tamar-kali, recently nominated (like Saadiq) for an Oscar for her musical work on the film Mudbound. Tonight, she and her strings/vocal ensemble explore the intersection of classical music and post-punk sensibility.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

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

 

Wednesday July 25 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

NINAGAWA Macbeth

See July 21.

 

Wednesday, July 25 – at 10:00 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

A Little Night Music

A frequent guest of the Mostly Mozart Festival, Emanuel Ax plays his July 24 and 25 appearances with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra with a special, intimate performance expanding on the exchange of ideas between France and the United States. Glass harmonica players Friedrich Heinrich Kern and Philipp Marguerre, who are also featured soloists in the Festival Orchestra program, join Ax for this illuminating evening., featuring music of Mozart, Haydn, Debussy, and more.

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

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the DavidGeffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

Thursday, July 26 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Out of Doors

Selena for Sanctuary featuring Mon Laferte, Cuco, Nina Diaz, Omar Apollo, August Eve, and Riobamba

The queen of Tejano music and an idol to an entire generation of young artists, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is the inspiration for this evening of music and community. Join an exciting lineup of genre-defying Latinx musicians including Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte; SoCal “DIY dream pop” wunderkind Cuco (Red Bull); fierce, magnetic vocalist and musician Nina Diaz; soulful, alternative R&B artist Omar Apollo; and accomplished songwriter and creative August Eve as they bring their own spirit to Selena’s famous melodies under the starry Manhattan sky. Ecuadorian-Lithuanian DJ and cultural activist Riobamba cues up the evening from the turntables.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

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

 

Thursday, July 26 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Alika

This Argentine singer-songwriter performs socially conscious hip-hop, reggae, and dancehall music.

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, July 27 at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

Handel & Bach

Conductor and harpsichordist Richard Egarr, who is also the music director of the Academy of Ancient Music, conducts masterpieces of the Baroque era from the keyboard, including Handel’s Water Music and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Orchestral Suite No. 3. Jasmine Choi, principal flutist of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini are featured soloists.

Guitarist Jiji, first prize–winner at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild Competition, performs works by Albéniz, Marais, Bach, and Paganini in a pre-concert recital at David Geffen Hall at 6:30 pm.

David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

Friday, July 27 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Out of Doors

Hal Willner’s Amarcord Nino Rota (New York City premiere)

Legendary music producer Hal Willner brings together an eclectic array of musicians for an imaginative musical tribute to Italian composer Nino Rota, known for his iconic scores to Federico Fellini’s films including La Dolce Vita, , and Juliet of the Spirits. The night opens with music from two other famous Rota scores—the first two Godfather movies—before digging into the Fellini scores in a live performance of the seminal 1981 tribute album that launched Willner’s storied career, Amarcord Nino Rota (I Remember Nino Rota).

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

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

 

Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

Handel & Bach

Pre-concert recital by guitarist Jiji at David Geffen Hall at 6:30 pm.

See July 27.

 

Saturday, July 28 at 10:00 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

A Little Night Music

Virtuoso Vivaldi – Helicon Ensemble

Lauded for its novel and imaginative chamber music performances presented within a historical context, the Helicon Ensemble turns its innovative eye to the work of Vivaldi and his contemporaries. Under the leadership of Avi Stein, who has served as artistic director since 2013, the ensemble carries on the legacy of founder Albert Fuller, who sought to further the understanding of music’s role in our culture.

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

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

Saturday, July 28 – FREE

Out of Doors

Mostly Mozart Festival

Family Day

Dance with Mark Morris Dance Group at 11:00 am

Learn to dance with one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies. For this special all-ages, all-abilities class, participants will have the chance to dance steps from Mark Morris’s Love Song Waltzes, which will be performed in August at the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Co-presented with the Mostly Mozart Festival

Hearst Plaza, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza

 

Marching Cobras at 12:00 pm

They’ve performed at the Super Bowl, in an Oscar-winning movie (Birdman), and as part of the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, and now this 60-member drumline and dance team brings its high-energy artistry to Josie Robertson Plaza.

Josie Robertson Plaza, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

 

Soul Science Labat 1:00 pm

Dancing and singing are encouraged at this interactive performance by dynamic duo Chen Lo and Asante Amin. Together with an MC, a DJ, horns, and vocalists, Lo and Amin chronicle the joys of travel and cultural exploration using their signature blend of hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul, and Afrobeat rhythms.

Hearst Plaza, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza

 

Family Day is supported by Disney.

All Family Day Programming is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Saturday, July 28 – FREE – at 7:00 pm

Out of Doors

Faramarz Aslani accompanied by Babak Amini

KIOSK

Habibi

Persian music is refracted across generations with this exceptional triple bill anchored by legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist Faramarz Aslani. Beloved for setting classical Persian poetry and original lyrics to pop grooves, Aslani has been one of the most respected Iranian artists since the release of his 1977 hit song "Ageh Ye Rooz" (If One Day). He shares the evening with KIOSK, the popular rock band that emerged from the Tehran underground in the early 2000s, and Brooklyn-based Habibi, whose lauded new EP, Cardamom Garden, blends Iranian rock from the '70s with girl group harmonies and surf guitar.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

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

 

Sunday, July 29 – FREE – at 3:00 pm

Mostly Mozart

Panel Discussion: Mozart the Maverick

Join some of the world’s foremost Mozart experts for an illuminating, 90-minute talk about how Mozart defied the status quo and forged his own path. . Presented in association with the Mozart Society of America.

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

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

 

Sunday, July 29 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Out of Doors

Jonathan Wilson

Lucy Dacus

With his new album, the psych-rock fantasia Rare Birds, Jonathan Wilson has confirmed his status as a solo artist of big ideas and the deep talent to execute them. When not making his own music, he’s producing Father John Misty, Dawes, and many others; playing guitar in Roger Waters’s band; and hosting legendary jam sessions at his Fivestar Studio in Los Angeles. Wilson shares the stage tonight with another breakout indie artist, Lucy Dacus. A striking voice in the timeless genre of guitar-based songwriting, the Virginia native’s sophomore album Historian was just released on Matador Records to universal acclaim.

Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, bet. Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

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

 

Monday, July 30 – at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

Emerson String Quartet

Spanning three centuries of chamber music repertoire, this program by the Emerson String Quartet and guest violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama in her festival debut, begins with one of Purcell’s Fantasias, which the Emerson Quartet explored in its 2017 album Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell. Works by Bach, Mozart, and Mendelssohn showcase the ensemble’s virtuosity, from the finely wrought Baroque selections to Mozart’s restless Quintet in G minor and Mendelssohn’s romantic late-period Quintet No. 2.

The Emerson String Quartet performs Haydn’s Quartet in D major, Op. 50, No. 6 (“The Frog”) in a pre-concert recital in Alice Tully Hall at 6:30 pm.

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway (between 65th and 66th street)

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

Tuesday, July 31 at 7:30 pm

Mostly Mozart Festival

Joshua Bell Plays Bruch

Mostly Mozart Festival favorite Joshua Bell returns, performing a pearl of the violin repertoire: Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, which was the first concerto that Bell recorded and released, at the age of 19. The concerto bridges John Adams’s cleverly subdued fanfare, Tromba Iontana, and Brahms’s uplifting Symphony No. 2, which concludes the program.

Pre-concert recital by violinist Stephen Waarts, winner of the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Competition, and pianist Henry Kramer in David Geffen Hall at 6:30 pm.

David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tickets can be purchased online at MostlyMozartFestival.org, by phone via CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or by visiting the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices.

 

ALSO HAPPENING THIS JULY AT LINCOLN CENTER…

 

New York’s premier summer dance party, Midsummer Night Swing, continues its season of dancing under the stars in Damrosch Park through July 14. For a schedule of events, visit MidsummerNightSwing.org. Tickets for individual events and passes 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 a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at MidsummerNightSwing.org.

 

The 52nd Mostly Mozart Festival, a beloved New York summer tradition, takes place across the Lincoln Center campus July 12–August 12. The festival will present dozens of performances and events over five weeks. For more information or to buy tickets, visit MostlyMozart.org, call CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visit the David Geffen Hall or Alice Tully Hall Box Offices at Broadway and 65th Street.

 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country’s longest-running free outdoor summer festivals, opens this year on July 24 and runs through August 12. In Lincoln Center’s continuing commitment to making the arts available to all, the 48th of the popular festival will fill the plazas with a diverse range of music, dance, spoken word, and family events, featuring dozens of U.S., international, and local artists. All events are FREE; no tickets required. Visit LCOutofDoors.org for more information and program updates.

 

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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.

 

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian.

 

Additional support for Midsummer Night Swing is provided by Janice Savin Williams and Christopher J. Williams/The Williams Capital Group, L.P., 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.

 

Out of Doors 2018 is made possible by The Shubert Foundation, The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc., Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, Friends of Lincoln Center, and Lincoln Center Young Patrons.

 

Endowment support is provided by The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, PepsiCo Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

 

Public support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

American Express is the lead sponsor of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

 

Endowment support is provided by Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.

 

The Mostly Mozart Festival is also made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser. Additional support is provided by The Shubert Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc., Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, J.C.C. Fund, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Inc, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, Friends of Mostly Mozart, and Friends of Lincoln Center.

 

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.

 

 

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 a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, 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 more than four decades 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. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.

 

Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, contact Accessibility at Lincoln Center at [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

 

Programs, artists, and prices are subject to change.

 

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