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November 08, 2018

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

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December 2018

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

 

Live From Lincoln Center Presents—Stars In Concert Returns,

Featuring Annaleigh Ashford, Megan Hilty, and Cynthia Erivo

 

Great Performers Continues with Clarinetist Martin Fröst in Alice Tully Hall and

Pianist Federico Colli’s New York Debut in the Walter Reade Theater

 

LC Moments Features Juilliard Vocal Arts, New York City Ballet, and the New York Philharmonic

 

LC Kids Presents Shine and the Moonbeams at the Atrium

 

Other Free Events in David Rubenstein Atrium Include Atrium 360° Series, VICE Media, New York Philharmonic’s Insights at the Atrium, and ¡VAYA! 63

 

Saturday, December 1 – FREE – at 11:00 am

LC Kids presents

Free Saturdays at the Atrium

Shine and the Moonbeams

Take two outstanding NYC musicians with eclectic musical tastes and influences, combine their unique perspectives, add a backing band, and witness the result: a soulful, groove-heavy R&B musical extravaganza in a rock ‘n roll package, capturing the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth.

Recommended for ages 2–5

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

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

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

 

Sunday, December 2 at 11:00 am

Great Performers

Sunday Morning Coffee Concert

Federico Colli, piano (New York debut)

Scarlatti: Six Sonatas

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 5 in G major, K.283

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F minor (“Appassionata”)

With a string of competition wins and major orchestral solo debuts across the world, the charismatic Italian pianist Federico Colli arrives in New York for his first performance in the city. For this sparkling recital, Colli brings his intelligent, imaginative interpretations and impeccable technique to a program that traverses Scarlatti and Mozart before arriving at Beethoven’s sublime “Appassionata” sonata.

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

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

 

Monday, December 3 at 1:00 pm

LC Moments

Juilliard Vocal Arts: Storytellers

Faylotte Joy Crayton, soprano; Chloë Schaaf, mezzo-soprano; William Ferguson, tenor; Steven Herring, baritone; Beata Moon, pianist

Performed by an ensemble of Juilliard alumni, Storytellers is a glimpse beyond the single story and into the complexities of human existence. This special afternoon of music and song will include selections by Handel (Xerxes), Britten (The Rape of Lucretia), Beethoven (Fidelio), Dvorák (Rusalka), Puccini (Il tabarro), and more.

Presented in collaboration with the Juilliard School

This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

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

FREE Seating is limited and registration is required. Contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

 

Wednesday, December 5 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Insights at the Atrium: An Evening with Matthias Goerne

Matthias Goerne, speaker

Isaac Thompson, moderator

On the eve of his premiere performance as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, baritone Matthias Goerne discusses his role as a leading interpreter of German art songs. Find out more about this distinguished artist’s inspiration and the works he will be performing with the Philharmonic this season.

Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic

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

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

 

Thursday, December 6 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Nouveau Classical Project: Currents

Led by composer and pianist Sugar Vendil, the Nouveau Classical Project is reinvigorating classical music as a living, breathing art form through its commissioning of contemporary composers, multidisciplinary performances, and collaborations with fashion designers. “Bringing a refreshing edge” to contemporary classical music (VICE), NCP has commissioned Currents, its latest evening-length performance featuring music for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and electronics by some of today’s most exciting composers: Olga Bell, David Bird, Gabrielle Herbst, and Isaac Schankler.

Presented in collaboration with Asian American Arts Alliance

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, December 10 at 1:00 pm

LC Moments

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

Kick off your holiday season with a magical trip to the Land of Sweets. Join the artists of New York City Ballet for a special look at George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® featuring performance excerpts and conversation.

Presented in collaboration with New York City Ballet

This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

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

FREE Seating is limited and registration is required. Contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

 

Wednesday, December 12 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

VICE Media: Watch & Listen

Challenge your perspectives on today’s most pressing issues at a special screening and talk-back with some of VICE’s best investigators.

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, December 12 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Martin Fröst, clarinet

Henrik Måwe, piano

Vivaldi/Andreas Tarkmann: “Delle Passioni” Concerto, after arias from L’Olimpiade and Ottone in villa

Bartók (arr. Jonas Dominique): Selected Romanian Folk Dances

Brahms (arr. Martin Fröst and Henrik Måwe): Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 13, and 21

Brahms: Mädchenlied; Wie Melodien zieht es mir; Vergebliches Ständchen

Brahms: Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 120, No. 2

There is no better champion of the clarinet today than Martin Fröst, whose performances achieve a rare blend of lyrical depth, technical brilliance, and joyful spirit. For this recital, Fröst explores one of the great masterpieces of the clarinet repertoire and Brahms’s final chamber work: the sunlit Sonata in E-flat major, in a program that also includes Vivaldi and Bartók.

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

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

 

Thursday, December 13 at 1:00 pm

LC Moments

New York Philharmonic

Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 “(“From My Life””)

Fiona Simon, Sharon Yamada, violins; Robert Rinehart, viola; Maria Kitsopoulos, cello

Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic

This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

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

FREE Seating is limited and registration is required. Contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

 

Thursday, December 13 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Ljova: Moving Pieces

Join Russian-born, New York–based composer and performer Ljova for an adventurous evening of his music for strings, featuring an expanded ensemble with members of the PUBLIQuartet, Secret Quartet, and special guests. Ljova’s music has been performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Louisville Orchestra, Brooklyn Rider, The Knights, A Far Cry, and many others. He is the leader of Ljova and the Kontraband, and a composer of numerous scores for film and dance. Drawing material from his recent releases Melting River, Footwork, and his upcoming release SoLò Ópus, the music gleefully defies categorization and packs an emotional wallop.

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, December 18 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm

Live From Lincoln Center Presents—Stars in Concert

Annaleigh Ashford

Described as “luminous” and “a sly comic genius” (New York Times), Broadway favorite Annaleigh Ashford has thrilled audiences in Sunday in the Park with George, Kinky Boots, and You Can’t Take It With You, for which she won a Tony Award. She also earned television fame with critically acclaimed turns on Masters of Sex and American Crime Story. For this special one-night engagement, Ashford lends her stunning vocals and comic verve to The Appel Room, bringing ebullience and warmth to a New York winter evening.

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

TICKETS and more information, visit LFLCPresents.org.

 

Wednesday, December 19 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm

Live From Lincoln Center Presents—Stars in Concert

Megan Hilty

With an operatic voice range and sunny charm, Tony-nominated songstress Megan Hilty is the epitome of musical stardom. After making her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked opposite Idina Menzel to critical acclaim, Hilty went on to star in Noises Off, 9 to 5, and NBC’s musical drama Smash. For one night only, the multifaceted artist brings her immense talents and infectious charisma to The Appel Room with a versatile set of songs celebrating favorite musical-theater composers and classic standards.

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

TICKETS and more information, visit LFLCPresents.org.

 

Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm

Live From Lincoln Center Presents—Stars in Concert

Cynthia Erivo

Bursting onto the scene with her star-making performance in The Color Purple, Cynthia Erivo is swiftly approaching the haloed EGOT status. The classically trained actor—she graduated from the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art—with a powerhouse voice already has a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award under her belt, and is now seamlessly making the transition from Broadway to the big screen. During this momentous time in her career, Erivo brings her rich vocals and radical talent to The Appel Room for a soulful evening of song.

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

TICKETS and more information, visit LFLCPresents.org.

 

Thursday, December 20 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

¡VAYA! 63: Miss YaYa

Opening set by DJ Tru Titan

With her strong, resonant voice and electrifying stage presence, Grammy-nominated salsera Miss YaYa brings her high-energy mix of urban salsa, merengue, and bachata to the Atrium. The native New Yorker with Dominican and Puerto Rican roots started out on television singing competitions before being named the frontwoman of the DLG (Dark Latin Groove) salsa crew. While she still works with DLG, she has also broken out as a formidable solo artist and bandleader on the salsa scene. Join her for a perfect December night on the dance floor.

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

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

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

 

Thursday, December 27 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

TBA

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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Live From Lincoln Center is made possible by the family of Robert Wood Johnson III, The Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Stars in Concert is made possible through generous support from Meg and Bennett Goodman.

 

LC Kids is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Support for Great Performers is provided by Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, The Shubert Foundation, The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc., Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.

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

Endowment support is also provided by UBS.

Free programming is made possible 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,
Hon. Stephen C. Robinson.

 

Major support for LC Moments is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Additional support is provided in memory of Alfred R. Horan.

 

Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.

 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists, 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 by email at [email protected] or by phone at 212.875.5375.

 

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