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July 16, 2018

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

Lincoln Center

Date: July 16, 2018


Press Contact: Pamela Hernandez, 212.875.5363


[email protected]


 


August 2018


—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—


 


Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events


 


Mostly Mozart Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors Both Run Through August 12 and


Feature Performances, Discussions, and the World Premiere of


In the Name of the Earth by John Luther Adams


 


Free Events in the David Rubenstein Atrium Include Atrium 360° Series


and a Mostly Mozart Festival Performance


 


Wednesday–Sunday, August 1–5 – FREE – Times Vary


Out of Doors


POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)


New York City debut


Lincoln Center’s campus becomes the stage for this “richly inventive, wonderfully perceptive” set of duets (Herald, U.K.) from acclaimed Scottish choreographer Janis Claxton. Over the course of nine encounters, pairs of dancers emerge from the crowds to offer ephemeral glimpses of love and affection, from overt flirtation to secret passions, all set to a gorgeous score by Pippa Murphy. A unanimous hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Duets will delight visitors during the second week of Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Various Plazas


FREE For show times and more information, including program updates, visit LCOutOfDoors.org.


 


Wednesday, August 1 – FREE – at 7:30 pm


Out of Doors


NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live: 21st-Century Edition


Music and conversation with Carly Rae Jepsen, Jamila Woods, I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan), and others to be announced


Moderated by Ann Powers


Last summer, NPR Music and Lincoln Center radically changed how we talk about the history of popular music with the publication of the 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women list and a live show at Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrating those albums. This marked the beginning of the Turning the Tables project, a challenge to think bigger about music's past, present, and future by highlighting voices often relegated to its margins. This year, NPR's Turning the Tables Live: 21st-Century Edition shifts focus toward a new generation of artists claiming center stage. To celebrate, we present a night of music and conversation with Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist and singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen; visionary Chicago R&B artist and poet Jamila Woods; Americana supergroup I'm With Her; and more.


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


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


 


Wednesday, August 1 at 7:30 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra


Louis Langrée, conductor


Joshua Bell, violin


John Adams: Tromba Lontana


Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1


Brahms: Symphony No. 2


Pre-concert recital at 6:30 pm:


Stephen Waarts, violin; Henry Kramer, piano


Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor


Joshua Bell returns to the festival, performing a pearl of the violin repertoire: Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, which was the first concerto the violinist recorded and released at the age of 19. The concerto bridges John Adams’s cleverly subdued fanfare, Tromba Lontana, and Brahms’s uplifting Symphony No. 2, which concludes the program. Violinist Stephen Waarts, winner of the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Competition, performs Brahms’s Violin Sonata No. 3 with pianist Henry Kramer in pre-concert recitals 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.


 


Wednesday, August 1 at 10:00 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


A Little Night Music


Daniel Lozakovich, violin (New York debut)


George Li, piano (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


Bach: Chaconne, from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004


Beethoven: Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2


Mozart: Sonata in B-flat major for violin and piano, K.378


A pair of thrilling young musicians, 17-year-old violinist Daniel Lozakovich and 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner George Li, make their New York and Mostly Mozart Festival debuts, respectively, in an electrifying program of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart.


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.


 


Thursday, August 2 – FREE – at 6:00 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


Composers’ Forum


John Schaefer, moderator


International Contemporary Ensemble


Four diverse, contemporary composers—Courtney Bryan, Ashley Fure, George Lewis, and Michael Pisaro—whose works will be performed during the Mostly Mozart Festival, join members of the International Contemporary Ensemble for a discussion of the creative process. Together, they will offer insights into their compositions, illuminating visions for the future of classical music.


Presented in association with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts


Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Amsterdam Ave. and 65th St.


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


 


Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


Grand Pianola Music


International Contemporary Ensemble


Christian Reif, conductor (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


Courtney Bryan (Mostly Mozart Festival debut), Cory Smythe, Jacob Greenberg, pianos


Peter Evans, trumpet


Joshua Rubin, clarinet


Ryan Muncy, saxophone


Quince Ensemble, voices (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


Courtney Bryan: Songs of Laughing, Smiling, and Crying (2012)


George Lewis: Voyager (1987/2018)


John Adams: Grand Pianola Music (1982)


The piano in various forms is central to this program, conjured up by ICE’s ever-inventive musicians. In Courtney Brown’s Songs of Laughing, Smiling, and Crying, it converses with eclectic recordings plucked from YouTube. In a newly revised version of George Lewis’s epic chamber piece Voyager, artificial intelligence technology allows the piano to take up the conversation on its own, a sentient automaton among human wind players. And in John Adams’s groundbreaking 1982 work Grand Pianola Music, for two pianos, voices, and chamber ensemble, humans return with superhuman skills, recreating tape-delayed loops to astonishing effect.


Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W 59th St, bet. 10th and 11th Avenues


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.


 


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


Out of Doors


OkayAfrica’s Mzansi Heat & Naija Beats


Yemi Alade


DJ Maphorisa


DJ Tunez


OkayAfrica—the online hub of the African New Wave—brings two Afropop superstars and one of the top Afrobeat DJs in the world  to Damrosch Park for this high-octane party. Drawing on everything from Ghanaian highlife, Ivorian coupé-décalé, and American hip-hop, the Nigerian “Queen of Afrobeats” Yemi Alade (Fader) lights up the stage with power vocals and irrepressible charisma. DJ Maphorisa, the multiplatinum South African producer known for his banging blend of house and Afropop, and New York’s own DJ Tunez— known in NYC for his Blackout parties and worldwide for collaborations with Wizkid Davido, and more—will keep you feeling great all night long.


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


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


 


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


Atrium 360°


Negro Leo


São Paulo–based singer-songwriter Negro Leo turns free jazz, funk, noise, Brazilian popular music, tropicalia, and no wave into the building blocks of a colorful and surreal musical universe.


Presented in collaboration with Brasil SummerFest


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, August 3 – FREE – at 7:30 pm


Out of Doors


Peter Wolf


Super Soul Banned


Known to ’70s FM radio kids and early MTV fans as the lead singer of the J. Geils Band (“Centerfold,” “Love Stinks”), Peter Wolf is a sharp songwriter and eternally hip character who possesses an encyclopedic command of blues, pop, funk, soul, bluegrass, and rock. Super Soul Banned—legendary drummer Steve Jordan’s all-star funk project featuring Kool & the Gang’s Ronald Bell, the Beastie Boys’ Mix Master Mike, guitarist Ray Parker, Jr., and artists that have played with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Sonny Rollins—are the perfect traveling companions for Wolf’s "tour de force excursion through the landscape of American music" (All About Jazz).


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


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


 


Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra


Christian Zacharias, conductor and piano


Rosa Feola, soprano (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


ALL-MOZART PROGRAM


Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K.503


Ch’io mi scordi di te…Non temer, amato bene, K.505


Bella mia fiamma…Resta, o cara, K. 528


Symphony No. 38 (“Prague”), K.504


Pre-concert recital at 6:30 pm


Jon Manasse, clarinet


Shmuel Katz, viola


Drew Petersen, piano


Mozart: Trio in E-flat major, K.498 (“Kegelstatt”)


Mozart had great affinity for Prague, a city he frequently visited and where he wrote and premiered several important works. Christian Zacharias—one of those rare and brilliant musicians who is both an outstanding soloist and insightful conductor—leads the first half of this closely connected concert from the keyboard—first as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25, then performing the obbligato in the concert aria “Ch’io mi scordi di te” with rising star Rosa Feola. In only her second New York appearance, Feola then joins Zacharias (sans piano) and the orchestra for the virtuosic “Bella mia fiamma.” Written for the storied Czech soprano Josepha Dušek, Mozart composed the piece at her summer home while he was composing and premiering Don Giovanni in Prague. His Symphony No. 38, “Prague” had its premiere during Mozart’s first visit to the city.


Members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, along with pianist and 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Drew Petersen, will perform pre-concert recitals 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.


 


Friday, August 3 at 10:00 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


A Little Night Music


Pražák Quartet


Dušek: String Quartet in A major (1767) (U.S. premiere)


Mozart (arr. Joseph Kueffner): Two arias from Don Giovanni


Mozart: String Quartet in D major, K.499 (“Hoffmeister”)


Founded in 1972 at the Prague Conservatory, the Pražák Quartet has been at home on music stages worldwide for more than 30 years. For this special performance, the ensemble juxtaposes works by Mozart with the U.S. premiere of the String Quartet in A major by Czech composer František Xaver Dušek, whose wife, soprano Josepha Dušek, who performed one of the arias by Mozart featured on the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra program earlier in the evening.


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, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 – FREE – Times Vary


Out of Doors


La Casita


Poetry: Timothy DuWhite, el-Walad, Amanda Gorman, Randall Horton, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Fred Moten, José Olivarez, Purvi Shah, Danez Smith, and Frank Waln


Music:  Bohio Music, Los Pleneros de la 21, Madison McFerrin, Soul Inscribed, and Ulali Project


MC: Falú


Through poetry, music, and stories, a powerful community of artist-activists give voice to the everyday heroes working to uphold and extend LGBTQ, women’s, civil, immigrant, and human rights.


La Casita is curated by Melody Capote, Caribbean Cultural Center; Lillian Cho, consultant; C. Daniel Dawson, arts and media consultant; LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, writer, vocalist, sound artist, and curator; Cady Gierke, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian; Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management; and Rich Villar.


American Sign Language interpretation provided


Saturday, August 4 – 12 pm – Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center


Sunday, August 5 – 2:30 pm – Teatro Pregones, The Bronx


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


 


Saturday, August 4 – FREE – at 7:30 pm


Out of Doors


Dance Theatre of Harlem


ALA.NI


For 50 years, Dance Theatre of Harlem has been spreading a message of empowerment through the arts. In recent years, the historic company has used its superlative, multiethnic group of artists to present a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. For this celebratory evening, the company dances some of the signature works that embody this impressive legacy. The magic of the night begins with London-born, Paris-based singer-songwriter ALA.NI, who brings the spirit of Billie Holiday and Judy Garland to her jewel box of intimate songs.


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


 


Related Event:


Dance Theatre of Harlem: 50 Years of Trailblazing History – 4 pm


Join the panel discussion with former Dance Theatre of Harlem members about the company’s half-century of existence prior to its Damrosch Park performance.


Presented in association with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts


Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Amsterdam Ave. and 65th St.


 


Both events are FREE; Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LCOutOfDoors.org.


 


Saturday, August 4 at 10:00 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


A Little Night Music


Paul Lewis, piano


ALL-HAYDN PROGRAM


Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32


Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:49


Sonata in G major, Hob. XVI:40


Internationally regarded as a leading musician of his generation, Paul Lewis is one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European Classical-period repertoire. Having already completed cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert, Lewis turns his attention to another titan of the era: Haydn.


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.


 


Sunday, August 5 – FREE – see times below


Out of Doors


Heritage Sunday


1:00 pm Hearst Plaza


Made in NYC: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance featuring Andy Statman, Cherish the Ladies, Grupo Rebolu, and Sidiki Conde and Tokounou


5:00 pm Josie Robertson Plaza


Heritage Sunday Dance Party


With DJ Rekha


For this 50th birthday celebration, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance calls upon some of its favorite artists—many of whom got their start with CTMD—for an eclectic, energetic afternoon of music reflecting the diversity of New York City’s neighborhoods. Among the guests are klezmer pioneer Andy Statman, Irish-American supergroup Cherish the Ladies, the groundbreaking Afro-Colombian band Grupo Rebolu, and the miraculous Guinean dancer, drummer, and singer Sidiki Conde and his group Tokounou. DJ Rekha—the visionary behind the legendary Basement Bhangra parties—oversees the post-show dance party around the Revson Fountain.


Presented in association with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Center for Art, Tradition and Cultural Heritage


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


 


Sunday, August 5 – FREE – at 7:00 pm


Out of Doors


Yoruba Remixed!


A Sonic Journey Through the Sounds & Vibes of the African Diaspora


featuring PALO!, Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos, Yuba Iré, Something Positive Dance Company, DJ Carlos Mena, and DJ Bembona


Join the Caribbean Cultural Center as they celebrate the legacy of its founder Marta Moreno Vega with music and dance inspired by West African Yoruba traditions. Dance performances by the Something Positive Dance Company open and close this evening that also features live music from Puerto Rican percussion ensemble Yuba Iré and two celebrated Miami bands—Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos and PALO! In between, world-renowned DJs keep the vibe going with sets of remixed Yoruba songs.


Presented in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute


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


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


 


Monday, August 6–Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30 and 8:30 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects (New York premiere)


International Contemporary Ensemble


Ashley Fure, composer and co-director


Adam Fure, architectural design


César Alvarez, co-director


Lucy Dhegrae and Lisa E. Harris, voice


Ross Karre, percussion and producer


Levy Lorenzo, percussion and engineer


Nick Houfek, lighting


Lilleth Glimcher, associate director


Ashley Fure and Adam Fure: The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects (2016–17)


Composer Ashley Fure combines installation and live performance to create this immersive music-theater experience, which premiered at Peak Performances in 2017 to rave reviews. Collaborating with her architect brother Adam Fure and the International Contemporary Ensemble, she activates the Brooklyn space with 24 subwoofers vibrating at subsonic levels under a dense canopy of objects and materials to create an otherworldly soundscape in which seven live performers overlay a wordless drama.


American Premiere, Alexander Kasser Theater, Peak Performances @ Montclair State University (NJ).

Co-produced by Peak Performances @ Montclair State University


The 2018 Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of The Force of Things is made possible in part by the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust


Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Brooklyn


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, August 7 – FREE – at 7:00 pm


Out of Doors


West Side Story: A Masterwork Reimagined


A conversation with Bobby Sanabria and Jamie Bernstein


Narrator, writer, broadcaster, and daughter of Leonard Bernstein, Jamie Bernstein joins educator, drummer, composer, and arranger Bobby Sanabria to discuss his re-envisioning of West Side Story—which will be performed in Damrosch Park on Friday, August 10—as well as the origins of the 60-year-old masterwork and why it remains so relevant today.


Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater, 144 West 65th Street


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


 


Tuesday, August 7 – FREE – at 6:15 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


Artist Discussion: In the Name of the Earth


John Schaefer, moderator


Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams and esteemed conductor Simon Halsey join WNYC’s John Schaefer to discuss the world premiere of In the Name of the Earth, Adams’s choral work for 800 singers that was commissioned by Lincoln Center and will be performed under the baton of Halsey in Central Park on August 11.


Co-presented with Lincoln Center Out of Doors


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


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


 


Wednesday, August 8 – FREE – at 6:30 pm


Out of Doors


Sun Ra Arkestra live score to Space Is the Place


Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers


Samora Pinderhughes: The Transformations Suite


This cosmic evening, part of LPR’s 10th-anniversary celebrations, builds up to the Sun Ra Arkestra performing the live score to the film, in which Black people create their own paradise on Saturn, transported there by music. Getting us to that place tonight are the beloved songs of soul singer and composer Bill Withers (“Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone,” “Just the Two of Us”) performed by Blue Note jazz and R&B artist José James. Jazz pianist and composer Samora Pinderhughes opens with The Transformations Suite, a musical and theatrical examination of the radical history of resistance within communities of the African diaspora.


Presented as part of LPR X, celebrating (le) poisson rouge's 10th-anniversary season


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


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


 


Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8 at 7:30 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra


Louis Langrée, conductor


Daniel Lozakovich, violin


John Adams: The Chairman Dances


Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K.216


Beethoven: Symphony No. 1


Pre-concert recital at 6:30 pm


Dominic Cheli, piano


Brahms: Rhapsody in E-flat major


Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan


Seventeen-year-old Swedish-born violin prodigy Daniel Lozakovich joins the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, which the composer wrote when he was 19. The program is bookended by two works offering glimpses of artistic potential: John Adams’s The Chairman Dances, an “outtake” that paved the way for his opera Nixon in China, and Beethoven’s First Symphony. Pianist Dominic Cheli, first-prize winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition, will perform Brahms’s Rhapsody in E-flat Major and Lizst’s Réminiscences de Don Juan during pre-concert recitals at 6:30pm in David Geffen Hall.


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, August 8 at 10:00 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


A Little Night Music


Lyrics by Shakespeare


New York Festival of Song


Steven Blier, pianist, host, and arranger (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


Mikaela Bennett, soprano (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


Matt Boehler, bass (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


Kathleen Chalfant, reader (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


Dankworth: If music be the food of love


Dick Hyman: Who is Sylvia?


Vaughan Williams: Orpheus with his lute


Finzi: It was a lover and his lass


Quilter: Blow, blow, thou winter wind


Poulenc: Fancy


Berlioz: La mort d’Ophélie


Kabalevsky: Shakespeare Sonnet No. 13


Kabalevsky: Shakespeare Sonnet No. 153


Thomson: Sigh no more, ladies


Stephen Sondheim: Fear no more


Dankworth: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day


Dankworth: Dunsinane Blues


In their first appearance at the Mostly Mozart Festival, the New York Festival of Song and its Artistic Director Steven Blier explore the breadth of influence and inspiration of Shakespeare’s words on composers from diverse cultures and eras. Mikaela Bennett and Matt Boehler, two exciting young singers, join Obie Award– winning actor Kathleen Chalfant in celebrating the musical legacy of the Bard.


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.


 


Thursday, August 9–Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 pm


Sunday, August 12 at 5:00 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


Mark Morris Dance Group


Mark Morris, choreographer


I Don’t Want to Love


Monteverdi: Madrigals


Jolle Greenleaf, Brian Giebler, James Kennerley, Thomas Meglioranza, vocalists


Colin Fowler, harpsichord


Hank Heijink, theorbo


Daniel Swenberg, lute/guitar


John Moran, cello


Love Song Waltzes


Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer


Jennifer Zetlan, Luthien Brackett, Thomas Cooley, Thomas Meglioranza, vocalists


Colin Fowler, Amir Farid, piano


The Trout (World premiere)


Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major (“Trout”)


Inon Barnatan, piano


Ariel Quartet (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


Timothy Cobb, bass


The world premiere of The Trout, set to Schubert’s famous quintet, anchors this performance, which also illuminates music by Monteverdi and Brahms with Mark Morris’s buoyant and poetic choreography. The program includes three dances spanning nearly 30 years of Mark Morris’s career, opening with two dances that explore the social intricacies of romance—1989’s Love Song Waltzes set to Brahms’s romantic Liebeslieder-Walzer for voices and piano four hands, and 1996’s I Don’t Want to Love, a revelatory exploration of some of Monteverdi’s most lovelorn madrigals. Acclaimed pianist Inon Barnatan and members of the distinguished Ariel Quartet join the Mark Morris Dance Group for the premiere of The Trout.


The 2018 Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of Mark Morris Dance Group is made possible in part by the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust.


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


Rose Theater, Broadway at 60th St.


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.


 


Thursday, August 9 – FREE – at 7:30 & 9:30 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


A wave and waves


International Contemporary Ensemble


Michael Pisaro’s 70-minute deep listening experience a wave and waves embeds audience members within a slowly emerging ocean of sound created by 100 performers. Isolated, imperceptibly soft noises—sandpaper on stone, seeds falling on glass, bowed bells—are layered into powerful waves of sound with reactive lighting adding to the immersive nature of the experience. A work of monumental scale and uncommon immediacy, a wave and waves melds microscopic moments of friction, gravity, and vibration into a single, pulsing organism. This program is a collaboration between ICE, Walden School’s Young Musicians Program, and Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts as part of the OpenICE initiative.


Due to the intimate, immersive nature of this experience, seating is very limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


A collaboration of ICE, Walden School’s Young Musicians Program, and Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts as part of the OpenICE initiative


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 MostlyMozartFestival.org.


 


Friday, August 10 – FREE – at 7:30 pm


Out of Doors


West Side Story Reimagined


Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band


Poetry by La Bruja and Rich Villar


Leonard Bernstein's score to West Side Story fused progressive big-band jazz, lyric opera, modern dance, and Latin rhythms into a groundbreaking masterpiece that revolutionized the Broadway musical. Celebrate Maestro Bernstein’s centennial year with the Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band. Just a few blocks from where the opening of the film was shot, they reimagine the timeless instrumental score using traditional Afro-Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Brazilian, Venezuelan, and Mexican rhythms, funk, rock, and jazz. Poets La Bruja and Rich Villar kick off the evening with an electrifying set of spoken word.


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


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


 


Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 at 7:30 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra


Louis Langrée, conductor


Stephen Hough, piano


Jodie Devos, soprano (U.S. debut)


Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano


Andrew Stenson, tenor (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


Concert Chorale of New York


James Bagwell, choral director


ALL-MOZART PROGRAM


Meistermusik (“Replevit me amaritudinibus”), K. deest


Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467


Requiem, K.626


A transcendent summer finale brings together the dirges of Mozart’s Meistermusik with the spiritual ascension of his Requiem. Louis Langrée and the Festival Orchestra are joined by four acclaimed singers and the Concert Chorale of New York for Mozart’s final masterpiece. Pianist Stephen Hough brings his intellect and technical brilliance to one of the composer’s most beloved piano concertos, No. 21, famously known as “Elvira Madigan.”


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, August 10 at 10:00 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


A Little Night Music


Stephen Hough, piano


Imani Winds (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)


Debussy: Clair de lune


Mozart: Quintet in E-flat major for piano and winds, K.452


Poulenc: Sextet for piano and winds


An exceptionally insightful concert pianist, as well as a writer and composer, Stephen Hough is joined by acclaimed woodwind quintet Imani Winds. Opening with Debussy’s beloved Clair de lune, marking the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death, the program then juxtaposes Mozart’s beloved chamber composition for piano and woodwinds with one written by Poulenc nearly 150 years later.


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, August 11 – FREE – at 3:00 pm


Mostly Mozart Festival


In the Name of the Earth


North, South, East, and West choruses


Simon Halsey, conductor


John Luther Adams: In the Name of the Earth (World premiere)


Co-presented with Lincoln Center Out of Doors


Harlem Meer, Central Park (entrance at 5th Avenue and 106th Street)


(Rain location: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine)


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


 


Saturday, August 11 – FREE – at 7:30 pm


Out of Doors


Annual Roots of American Music Weekend


AMERICANAFEST NYC


Mavis Staples


Joe Henry


For the past six decades, American music icon Mavis Staples has been a beacon of spiritual fortitude for artists from Bob Dylan to Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, whose third collaboration with Staples, If All I Was Was Black, was released to critical acclaim in 2017. Tonight, she brings us together with the power of her voice and a message of strength, perseverance, and love that is as vital today as it was when she and her family sang alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. Grammy-winning producer and singer-songwriter Joe Henry, who has worked with Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, and many others, adds his poetic storytelling to this inspiring evening of song.


Presented in association with Americana Music Association


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


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


 


Sunday, August 12 – FREE – at 7:00 pm


Out of Doors


Annual Roots of American Music Weekend


AMERICANAFEST NYC


Margo Price


Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real


With her infectious blend of Nashville country, Memphis soul, and Texas twang, Margo Price is “one of the most compelling country talents to come out of Nashville in recent memory” (Vulture). She brings unflinching honesty and vivid songcraft to nuanced portraits of men and women just trying to get by, evoking everyone from Waylon and Willie to Loretta and Dolly along the way. Price splits the night with singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) and his band. On tour with Neil Young in recent years, they’ve built a devoted following for their distinctive brand of cosmic country soul.


Presented in association with Americana Music Association


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


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

 

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

Atrium 360°

Jorge Glem

Experience the power of the Venezuelan cuatro with the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, who draws a seemingly limitless array of sounds from the instrument’s four strings.

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, August 23 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Soukous All Stars

Join several generations of music stars from the Congo basin for a night of soukous, the fast-paced, highly danceable fusion of traditional Congolese melodies and Afro-Cuban rhythms.

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, August 30 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Soy Caribeña!: Womxn's Voices of the Caribbean?featuring Krudas Cubensi + Carolina Camacho

Join Afro-Cuban queer feminist hip-hop group Krudas Cubensi and Dominican singer-songwriter Carolina Camacho for a powerful night of music.

Presented in collaboration with C’mon Everybody

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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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.

 

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 free programming is made possible in part by our NextGen supporters

 

Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer, Hearst, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hess, Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe, Stephen M. Ross, James Dinan and Elizabeth Miller, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz, Robert and Gillian Steel, Sandra and Tony Tamer, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Cheryl and Blair Effron, Meg and Bennett Goodman, Cheryl and Philip Milstein and the Hon. Stephen C. Robinson

 

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 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 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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