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February 13, 2019

March 2019 at Lincoln Center: Calendar of This Month's Events

Lincoln Center News

Date: February 13, 2019

 

March 2019

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

 

20th American Songbook Season Concludes with Performances by

Oscar Isaac, Martha Plimpton, and Joyce DiDonato in The Appel Room

 

LC Kids Presents U.S. Premiere of You and Me and the Space Between

 

Great Performers Series Continues with Performances by Tesla Quartet,

Takács Quartet, Philharmonia Orchestra with Esa-Pekka Salonen,

and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra with Nicholas McGegan

 

Insights at the Atrium Series Presents An Evening With

New York Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden

 

Additional Free Events in David Rubenstein Atrium Include

¡VAYA! 63, Atrium 360°, and Awa Sangho

 

 

Friday, March 1 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook

Oscar Isaac

From instant cult classics to Hollywood blockbusters, the incredibly versatile Oscar Isaac has shown his range on screen through starring roles in 2018’s Operation Finale; the Star Wars series’ The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi; the indie sci-fi thriller Ex Machina; and, in 2013, the lead in Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen Brothers’ homage to the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene, for which he performed his character’s compositions live. Meanwhile, his performance in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero earned him a Golden Globe, and on stage, he received rave reviews as the “majestically impudent” title character (New York Times) in the Public Theater’s 2017 production of Hamlet. But leading man stardom is just the beginning of Isaac’s multifaceted artistry. Before becoming a household name, the Juilliard grad played lead guitar and sang in his own band, the Blinking Underdogs. Join Isaac on a personal musical journey that places all of his virtuosity center stage, in a glamorous setting worthy of this Tinseltown talent.

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

TICKETS All available seats are currently sold out. Additional seats may be released closer to the performance date. To inquire about any available tickets, please call CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visit AmericanSongbook.org.

 

Saturday, March 2 – FREE – at 11:00 am

LC Kids

Free Saturdays at the Atrium

Awa Sangho

In this high-energy performance filled with drumming and dancing, Mali-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter and activist Awa Sangho delivers music from her homeland steeped in the rhythms and resonances of West Africa. A rising presence on the world music scene, her message reverberates with compassion on a global scale and reflects the artist’s experience of encountering and embracing the African diaspora, yet never leaving Africa behind.

Recommended for ages 2-5

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

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

 

Saturday, March 2 – FREE – at 7:00 pm

Atrium 360°

Songs of Bukovina: A Conversation with Alexei Ratmansky

Alexei Ratmansky, ABT Artist in Residence, speaker

In celebration of Alexei Ratmansky’s 10th anniversary as American Ballet Theatre’s Artist in Residence during its spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House (May 13–July 6, 2019), ABT presents a special conversation with Ratmansky that will situate his famed piece, Songs of Bukovina, within its cultural and political contexts. Set to the music of Leonid Desyatnikov, Songs of Bukovina explores the folk traditions of the Eastern European mountains and will be performed as part of an all-Ratmansky program from May 21 to May 23, 2019.

Presented in collaboration with American Ballet Theatre, The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, and NYU’s Remarque Institute

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

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

 

Saturday, March 2 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook

Martha Plimpton: All the Presidents Mann

New York City’s hometown hero Martha Plimpton wowed audiences with her 2010 American Songbook debut, the one-woman show Martha Plimpton Sings?. For her much anticipated return to the series, the beloved Emmy Award winner and three-time Tony Award nominee—together with musical director Dan Lipton—pays tribute to the genius of singer-songwriter Aimee Mann with a hand-picked set of favorite tunes, each thematically paired to devastatingly mordant effect with a different United States president. Accompanied by a quartet of stellar musicians from the worlds of Broadway and late-night television, Plimpton will also invite special guests to join her onstage for this hilariously heartbreaking triptych through the landscape of love and loss and electoral misjudgment.

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

TICKETS start at $40 and are available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org.

 

Monday, March 4 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook

Joyce DiDonato: Songplay

Having mastered the bel canto repertoire, American opera star Joyce DiDonato is not one to rest on her laurels. For her latest musical adventure, the two-time Grammy Award winner has joined extraordinary musicians from the worlds of jazz and tango to create Songplay, an exploration of the universal language of music. Led by pianist and arranger Craig Terry, the band includes jazz legends Chuck Israels (bass) and Jimmy Madison (drums), as well as young international sensations Lautaro Greco (bandoneón) and Charlie Porter (trumpet). In keeping with DiDonato’s recent recordings, the Grammy Award–winning Joyce & Tony: Live from Wigmore Hall and Grammy Award nominee In War and Peace, Songplay is an all-encompassing celebration of music, in which there are no boundaries or rules. Join DiDonato for this joyful, exuberant evening that will shine a spotlight on the timeless nature of a great song.

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

TICKETS start at $100 and are available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org.

 

Thursday, March 7 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Great Performers: Complimentary Classical

Tesla Quartet

Originally formed at The Juilliard School, the Tesla Quartet won Second Prize at the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2016. At this free, hour-long concert, the New York–based quartet demonstrates its “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they played, regardless of era, style or technical demand” (International Review of 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/GreatPerformers.

 

Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 pm

Great Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra

Eska-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, leads the ensemble in Bruckner’s towering Seventh Symphony, considered by many to be the most beautiful of his symphonic works.

Pre-concert lecture by Christopher H. Gibbs at 1:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

TICKETS start at $35 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers

 

Monday, March 11 at 8:00 pm

Great Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra

Eska-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Truls Mørk, cello

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s talents as both composer and conductor are on display as he leads Sibelius’s ambient, 1913 tone poem The Oceanides, followed by his own acclaimed Cello Concerto, performed by the intrepid Truls Mørk. Then, Salonen—one of the world’s most electrifying Stravinsky interpreters—leads the orchestra in Stravinsky’s breakthrough workThe Firebird. Inspired by fairytales of the legendary Russian folk character the Firebird, Stravinsky’s dramatic and haunting score was the first of three commissioned by the Russian ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev for Ballet Russes. An immediate success with both critics and audiences, the work caused his contemporary Sergei Rachmaninoff to exclaim “Great God! What a work of genius this is! This is true Russia!”

David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

TICKETS start at $35 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers

 

Tuesday, March 12  at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Lauded for sensuous, sprightly performances, the San Francisco–based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and its venerated leader Nicholas McGegan are joined by vocal stars Anne Sofie von Otter and Anthony Roth Costanzo for a program spanning time from the Baroque to the present day. Opening with a collection of Handel arias and culminating in Purcell’s regal Suite from The Fairy Queen, the program’s Baroque masters are connected—and illuminated—by ethereal works from Arvo Pärt and Caroline Shaw.

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

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

TICKETS start at $45 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers

 

Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Takács Quartet

David Korevaar, piano

Paul Erhard, bass

For this second of two performances in the 2018/19 season, the Takács Quartet turns its insightful attention to Schubert’s beloved “Trout” quintet, with special guests David Korevaar on piano and Paul Erhard on double bass. The “Trout” is paired with Brahms’s lyrical, intricate A-minor quartet for a perfect evening of chamber music at the highest level.

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

TICKETS start at $45 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers.

 

Thursday, March 14 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Marta Pereira da Costa: A Portuguese Guitar

Marta Pereira da Costa, the world’s only professional female Portuguese Fado guitar player, is quickly becoming an ambassador of Portugal’s most iconic musical tradition. She is a 2014 recipient of the prestigious Instrumentalist Award from the Amália Rodrigues Foundation, named after the world-renowned “Queen of Fado.” Joined by a viola, contrabass, piano, and percussion, da Costa will showcase her soulful playing and stunning virtuosity in a dynamic and intense instrumental show at the Atrium.

Presented in collaboration with Fado Festival NY

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, March 15 – FREE – at 7:30pm

¡VAYA! 63: Quintero’s Salsa Project

Quintero’s Salsa Project—made up of cousins Roberto and Luisito—continue the Afro-Caribbean traditions of their native Venezuela. Luisito (timbales) traveled extensively with Oscar D’León and honed his percussive skills working alongside Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, among others. And it’s hard to imagine the world of percussion without Roberto Quintero, whose dedication to his musical heritage has earned him an impressive seventeen Grammy Awards. Together they create irresistible music for dancers, flawlessly blending New York City–influenced salsa and classic Venezuelan rhythms to produce a fresh street sound.

Opening set by DJ Mario

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

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

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

 

Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 pm

Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 pm*

LC Kids

You and Me and the Space Between (U.S. Premiere)

When the island of Proud Circle springs a leak, it takes the curious mind of a child to save the island, its people, and their ways. From Australia’s most accomplished children’s playwright, Finegan Kruckemeyer, comes this original tale of wonder and invention, brought to life with storytelling, choreographed projections, and live-drawn animation.

*This show features one or more relaxed performances adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other disabilities. There are no restrictions around noise or movement, audience members are welcome to leave and re-enter the theater, and adjustments are made to these productions to reduce sensory stimuli. Visit Kids.LincolnCenter.org/RP? for more information and a full listing of this season’s relaxed performances.

Recommended for ages 6-12

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS All available seats are currently sold out. Additional seats may be released closer to the performance date. To inquire about any available tickets, please call CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visit LincolnCenter.org/Kids

 

Wednesday, March 20 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Insights at the Atrium

An Evening with Music Director Jaap van Zweden

As he approaches the end of his inaugural season as music director of the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden discusses his path to the Philharmonic, the core values he brings to his musicianship and the Orchestra, and his views on the role of the symphony orchestra in the 21st century.

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, March 21 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360

J. Hoard presents MAGA: The People’s Perspective

Over the last several years, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter J. Hoard’s voice, lyrical genius, and fashion have become staples in the urban and traditional music scenes. His original compositions and arrangements easily shift in genre to communicate his boundless imagination. The versatile artist has collaborated with countless musicians—including Kimbra, Pharoahe Monch, Macklemore, Lorde, and Chance The Rapper (with whom he won a Grammy for his contribution on “No Problem”). A regular at Arlene’s Grocery and currently the artist-in-residence at National Sawdust, he’s since broken out with a solo act, lending his vibrant melodies and engaging personality to a set of protest and freedom songs that celebrates the shared struggles of U.S. minorities. With his unique blend of Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin, and Beyoncé, J. Hoard is taking hip-hop and R&B power anthems to a new level.

Presented in collaboration with National Sawdust’s Artist Residency Program

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, March 28 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Hamid Al-Saadi with Safaafir: The Maqam of Iraq

Experience traditional Iraqi maqam with Hamid Al-Saadi, one of the genre’s greatest living masters. Al-Saadi, committed to sharing the arts and culture of the Arab world, travels extensively as a maqam scholar, singer, artist, and writer. Joining him is Safaafir, the only U.S.-based ensemble dedicated to performing the centuries-old musical tradition, led by two American-born siblings of Iraqi descent: Dena El Saffar, who holds a degree in classical viola performance from Indiana University, and Amir ElSaffar, a jazz trumpeter and composer based in New York City. In addition to presenting maqam in its traditional format, this special engagement in the Atrium will incorporate jazz, classical, and other Middle Eastern styles to create a highly unique and personalized sound.

Presented in collaboration with the Artistic Freedom 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 LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 pm

Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 pm

LC Kids

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

This award-winning, one-person show (Outstanding Solo Show at the 2009 NYC Fringe) uses live performance, puppetry, animation, and music to weave a touching tale of enduring love at the end of the world. The seas have risen, billions have died, and those who are left live on farms atop skyscrapers, atop mountains. The scientists have tried everything. Floating islands sank, space probes found nothing, and the monuments of civilization are now rotting icons of failure. Now science and humanity are turning to the oceans themselves. A last-ditch effort to save the human race requires journeying down through the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea to find a new place for us to live.

Performance length: 45 minutes

Recommended for ages 12+

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor

TICKETS start at $25 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/Kids

 

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American Songbook Lead Support provided by PGIM, the global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc.

 

Additional support for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook is provided by The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, The Shubert Foundation, Great Performers Circle, Lincoln Center Spotlight, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.

 

Endowment support provided by Bank of America.

 

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.

 

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, Lincoln Center Spotlight, 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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, and
Hon. Stephen C. Robinson. 

 

Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.

 

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community 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 e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 212.875.5375.

 

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