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March 12, 2019

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

Lincoln Center

Date: March 12, 2019

 

April 2019

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

 

Great Performers Series Continues with Performances by Piotr Anderszewski, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Castalian String Quartet, Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, and Jeremy Denk

 

LC Kids Presents Scurry; a New Play by the Directors of Critically Acclaimed

Up and Away and Campfire

 

Sunday Morning Coffee Concert Series Spotlights Rising Stars; Great Pianists on Film;

and Free Chamber Music in the David Rubenstein Atrium

 

Additional Free Events in David Rubenstein Atrium Include

¡VAYA! 63, Atrium 360°, and Gina Chavez

 

 

Monday, April 1 – FREE – at 1:00 pm

Lincoln Center Moments

Imani Uzuri: Come Let Us Sing for Joy

Vocalist and composer Imani Uzuri presents an intimate concert of soul-stirring sacred music. Audience members will be encouraged to sing along and rejoice in this celebration of healing and community. This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Join us as we bring Lincoln Center’s unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting. This program includes a one-hour performance, followed by a one-hour discussion, movement, and art-making workshop for participants to reflect upon their experience.

Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center's American Songbook

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

TICKETS Free of charge, but registration is required. All Spring 2019 Lincoln Center Moments events are full; use this online form to register for the waitlist. Please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375 with any questions, or visit LincolnCenter.org/Moments

 

Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Piotr Anderszewski, piano

An artist who is always pushing further to reveal hidden depths, pianist Piotr Anderszewski returns to one of Beethoven’s most revered and challenging opuses, the Diabelli Variations. Anderszewski has long been associated with the work, having recorded it for his debut album, which Gramophone called “the most intelligent, searching and delightful account to have reached us since Brendel’s.”

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

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway

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

 

Thursday, April 4 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Atrium 360°

Leyla McCalla

Hailed as “a cunning interpreter and arranger” by NPR, Haitian-American folk singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla is equally at ease with English, French, and Haitian Creole. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty. A classically trained cellist, she is perhaps best known for her work with the Grammy-winning African-American string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, but her virtuosity also shines in her critically acclaimed solo albums. The “ambitious, deep and gorgeous” Vari-Colored Songs (Offbeat Magazine) was named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times, and the upcoming Capitalist Blues continues to showcase the breadth of her talents. Incorporating elements of swinging blues, classic New Orleans R&B, and calypso, it reveals a more danceable side to her music, and with her finger on the pulse of our current political climate, McCalla deftly weaves strong themes of social justice throughout. Join us for this remarkable evening of songwriting and multi-instrumental skills.

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, April 5 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Lincoln Center Student Advisory Council and GSM Creative presents Half Dead featuring Dylan Golden

For this poetic and striking evening at the Atrium, the short film Half Dead will be screened alongside interludes of live hip-hop performance featuring filmmaker and rapper Dylan Golden. Produced by Dylan Golden, Bianca Golden, Iuliia Rudenko, and GSM Creative—a collective of artists who aspire to share the stories of marginalized people through film—Half Dead chronicles the journey of a young man of color who is exasperated with the current social injustices in America and around the world. Touching upon racial divisions, police brutality, and corruption in the government, Half Dead was filmed in Golden’s Brooklyn neighborhood, Flatbush, a community that has been affected tremendously by racism, poverty, and violence.

Presented by the Lincoln Center Student Advisory Council

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, April 6 – FREE – at 11:00 am

LC Kids: Free Saturdays at the Atrium

Gina Chavez

Austin’s 2015 Musician of the Year, singer-songwriter Gina Chavez takes audiences on a musical journey through the Americas with her evocative collection of bilingual (Spanish-English) songs.

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, April 6 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Sunday, April 7 at 11:00 am* and 2:00 pm

Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Sunday, April 14 at 11:00 am* and 2:00 pm

LC Kids

Scurry

The same three squirrels (also called a scurry) have been having parties for no reason for as long as they can remember. But one day, one of them doesn't show up, and in their place is an unexpected guest. From the creators of the critically acclaimed?Up and Away?and?Campfire, this new play for the very young explores themes of loss, change, and?empathy when a group of squirrels is faced with a newcomer who wants to join their party.?

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

*Relaxed performance adapted for neurodiverse audiences, including children with autism or other disabilities.

 

Monday, April 8 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Intelligent Lives

Accessibility at Lincoln Center presents director Dan Habib’s film Intelligent Lives, followed by a panel discussion. Three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate education and the workforce. The film challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships. This film is presented as part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival, the largest festival in the U.S. dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.

Presented in collaboration with Accessibility 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, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium

 

Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Atrium 360°

Staceyann Chin

Writer/performer and political activist, author of the critically acclaimed memoir, The Other Side of Paradise, Staceyann Chin—known for her role in the Tony-winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam”—addresses the complications of race, class, gender, and sexuality in an evening of performance at the Atrium featuring a new work commissioned by Lincoln Center.

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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, April 9 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Australian Chamber Orchestra

A stateside visit from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and its invigorating lead violinist Richard Tognetti is always an occasion for celebration. Joining them is pianist Inon Barnatan, endowed with “limitless facility and infectious gusto” (Denver Post), in a program of fugues—evolving from Bach to Beethoven—not to be missed.

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway

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

 

Saturday, April 13 at 1:00 pm

Great Performers: Music on Film

Great Pianists Play Beethoven

Some of the greatest Beethoven interpreters of the last century—Wilhelm Backhaus, Claudio Arrau, and Rudolf Serkin—bring their singular gifts to the composer’s sonatas, while the legendary Wilhelm Backhaus performs the towering Fourth Piano Concerto with Karl Böhm and the Vienna Philharmonic.

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Plaza level

TICKETS start at $15 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers

 

Saturday, April 13 at 3:00 pm

Great Performers: Music on Film

Great Pianists Play Chopin

Rare historical film footage captures the great Arthur Rubinstein performing a private recital of Chopin favorites shot at his home. Additional highlights include a Sviatoslav Richter concert in the Soviet Union, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli captured in Turin, and Martha Argerich playing in Paris. An excerpt from The Last 25 Romantic by the famed documentarians Albert and David Maysles featuring Vladimir Horowitz caps off this probing all-Chopin program.

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Plaza level

TICKETS start at $15 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers

 

Sunday, April 14 at 11:00 am

Great Performers

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Benjamin Beilman, violin & Orion Weiss, piano

Two rising musicians, violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Orion Weiss, combine for a beautiful morning of chamber music featuring Beethoven’s pensive and poignant final violin sonata.

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Plaza level

TICKETS start at $22 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers

 

Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 pm

Monday, April 15 at 8:00 pm

Great Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra

A pair of acclaimed soloists, pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and violinist James Ehnes, join the celebrated London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Edward Gardner for two gripping performances. On April 14 Bavouzet, a noted Ravel interpreter, performs the composer’s jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G, one of the most beloved pieces in the repertoire and the heart of this all-French program, rounded out by the equally cherished Mother Goose Suite and Debussy’s La mer. On April 15, Gardner unleashes the full power of the LPO in a dramatic program opening with Beethoven’s galvanizing Egmont Overture, followed by Ehnes performing Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. Mahler’s towering First Symphony, aptly subtitled “Titan,” provides a fitting capstone to the evening.

David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza

TICKETS are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers

 

Thursday, April 18 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Castalian String Quartet

Third Prize-winner at the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the German-trained, U.K.-based Castalian Quartet performs a free, hour-long concert featuring Britten’s intensive, inventive String Quartet No. 2 and Schubert’s wistful “Rosamunde” quartet. Formed in 2011, the Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as an exciting voice on the international chamber music scene.

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.

 

Friday, April 19 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

¡VAYA! 63: 8 Y Más

Opening set by DJ Dayansiiita

Led by Bobby Allende and Marc Quiñones, this stellar lineup of world-renowned musicians makes up one of the hottest new bands to burst onto the Latin music scene, introducing hardcore salsa to a new generation.

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, April 25 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Moonlight Benjamin

Channeling the guitar prowess of Jimi Hendrix and Cher’s soulful grit, the Haitian-born "new priest of voodoo rock" (L'Obs, France) Moonlight Benjamin brings a powerful fusion of Creole melodies and ’70s blues rhythms to the Atrium, lending her rebellious voice to an evening celebrating her new album, Siltane.

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, April 27 at 1:00 pm

Great Performers: Music on Film

Gould Plays Bach

The iconoclastic Glenn Gould spent a lifetime grappling with Bach’s works for keyboard. Witness his radical interpretations of Concerto No. 1 at the age of 28, with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, as well as footage of his studio sessions for his second recording of the Goldberg Variations toward the end of his life, in a moving film by Bruno Monsaingeon.

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Plaza level

TICKETS start at $15 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers

 

Sunday, April 28 at 11:00 am

Great Performers

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Jiji, guitar

Applauded for her eclectic tastes and sensitive playing, Korean guitarist Jiji is an adventurous artist who performs on both acoustic and electric guitar. She has been a soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and Tanglewood Chamber Orchestra, and has recently presented recitals at Carnegie Hall, Mass MOCA, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her performances have been featured on PBS, NPR’s From the Top, and Hong Kong’s RTHK. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Jiji was one of the first two guitarists admitted to the school in its distinguished history.

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Plaza level

TICKETS start at $22 and are available by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/GreatPerformers

 

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Joshua Bell, violin

Steven Isserlis, cello

Jeremy Denk, piano

Close friends who happen to be virtuoso musicians—Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, and Steven Isserlis—form a chamber music supergroup for a special evening. On the heels of 2016’s critically acclaimed album For the Love of Brahms, the trio expands its repertoire beyond the heart of Romantic era with works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel.

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Plaza level

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/GreatPerformers

 

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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.

 

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.

 

Additional support is provided by Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, The Shubert Foundation, Great Performers Circle, Lincoln Center Spotlight, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Artist catering provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com

 

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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 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 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.

 

 

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