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April 12, 2019

May 2019 at Lincoln Center: Calendar of this Month's Events

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May 2019

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

 

Lincoln Center Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Free Block Party

 

Great Performers Series Concludes with Performances by the Minguet Quartet, Francesco Piemontesi and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

 

LC Kids Presents Shh…Bang! in the Clark Studio Theater

 

Lincoln Center Moments Continues with Free Events for Individuals with Dementia and their Caregivers Featuring

 The Calidore String Quartet, Juilliard Drama and Jazz Students, and New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

 

Additional Free Events in David Rubenstein Atrium Include

¡VAYA! 63, Atrium 360°, and Insights at the Atrium

 

 

*FREE: Thursday, May 2 at 1:00 pm

Lincoln Center Moments

Calidore String Quartet

The Calidore String Quartet, known for their “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct” (New York Times) and “balance of intellect and expression” (Los Angeles Times), have won accolades across the globe and firmly established themselves as one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today. The Calidore String Quartet will play Haydn Op. 77 No. 1 and Beethoven Op. 127. 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. 

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. 

Presented in collaboration with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

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.

 

*FREE: Thursday, May 2  at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

David Rubenstein Atrium

Minguet Quartet

At this hour-long, free performance, the Germany-based Minguet Quartet invites you to explore its “multidimensional, sparkling sound world” (Classic.com) through Beethoven’s epic final string quartet and an arrangement of Mahler’s devastating song “I am Lost to the World.”

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.

 

*FREE: Saturday, May 4, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s 60th Anniversary Block Party

Lincoln Center Campus (multiple locations)

Join us for this day of free activities, performances, and community art-making from the constituent organizations that comprise Lincoln Center. Musical Director Sunny Jain will coordinate the day's performances, leading a series of concerts on the plaza.

For more information and program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/60.

 

*FREE: Saturday, May 4, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s 60th Anniversary Block Party

Lincoln Center Campus (multiple locations)

With activities for all ages, the event brings together all of the eleven organizations that comprise Lincoln Center—activating the campus with a range of performances, art-making, film screenings, and more.

The 60th Anniversary Block Party begins at 10am with a ceremony and land acknowledgement by Chief Dwaine Perry of the Ramapough Mountain Indians and Native American performing artists Cliff Matias and the Redhawk Dancers. Musical Director Sunny Jain will coordinate the day's performances, leading a series of concerts on the plaza.

For more information and program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/60.

 

*FREE: Saturday, May 4 at 11:00 am

LC Kids: Free Saturdays at the Atrium

Falu’s Bazaar

Grammy-nominated vocalist Falu Shah blends classical Indian music with American pop to create a unique “Indie-Hindi” style. Backed by both Western and traditional Indian instruments such as the tabla, harmonium, and bansuri (Indian bamboo flute), Falu teaches kids about Indian culture and takes families on a trip across the globe with her “ethereal and transcendent” sound (Billboard).

Recommended for ages 2–5

*This event is part of Lincoln Center’s 60th Anniversary Block Party

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

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

 

Saturday, May 4 at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm

Sunday, May 5 at 11:00 am*, 2:00 pm

LC Kids

Shh…Bang!

In this buoyant dance-theater piece, two curious characters playfully explore the spaces between silence and noise. Tip-toes, leaps, and cartwheels set off whooshes, tick tocks, boings, and bells to the gleeful joy of both the performers and the young audience members, who are eventually invited on stage to share in the experience. Together they learn to feel the noise and see the sounds around them. 

Recommended for ages 2-5

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.

 

*FREE: Monday, May 6 at 1:00 pm

Lincoln Center Moments

Juilliard Drama: “Lost in Translation

Join current Juilliard students and alumni for an afternoon of singing, dancing, and dramatic interpretations of contemporary and classical literature with musical accompaniment. The interdisciplinary ensemble has created an interactive performance for all to enjoy, set to the theme “Lost in Translation.” It’s a fun, light-hearted mash-up of some of your favorites, with a few surprises! 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. 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. 

Presented in collaboration with the Juilliard School

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.

 

*FREE: Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Atrium 360°: Lee Narae: A cursed woman, Ong-nyeo

Throughout her career as a traditional Korean singer (“sorikun”), Lee Narae has reflected on and problematized the representation of women in traditional pansori, a form of musical storytelling that developed under the influence of Confucian culture. In exploring this art form, she sheds new light on Byeongangseo-ga—a pansori narrative that is a particularly strong example of patriarchal values—by shifting the perspective to the ill-fated female character, Ong-nyeo, and recreating this work through a variety of artistic styles. Lee Narae combines a wide range of sounds with spoken word and transforms them through music, seamlessly incorporating other musical influences. She thus inherits the tradition of pansori while recharging it with contemporary creative energy.

Presented in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Center New York and in partnership with Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center

International tour support provided by the Korea Arts Management Service

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

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

 

*FREE: Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Atrium 360°: Voices of a People’s History of the United States

Voices of a People’s History of the United States seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. This free performance marks the culmination of a year-long project with New York City AP U.S. History students at The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry, cofounded by Lincoln Center Education, inspired by Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History of the United States. After studying the speeches, letters, and songs of the remarkable people who inspired Zinn’s seminal 2004 book, the students will perform their selections along with special guest singer J. Hoard and others to be announced.

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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

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

 

Sunday, May 19 at 11:00 am

Great Performers

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Francesco Piemontesi, piano

A student of Alfred Brendel’s, Francesco Piemontesi has garnered a reputation across the world for his fleet-fingered technique and poetic expression. In this wide-ranging recital program, he shapeshifts from the refined vigor of Bach’s Italian Concerto to Debussy’s painterly tableaux, finally arriving at the immersive virtuosity of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano 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, May 19 at 3:00 pm

Great Performers

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in its return to Lincoln Center with a robust pairing of Beethoven and Mahler. Celebrated Austrian pianist Till Fellner, known for his “Apollonian grace” (Boston Globe), joins for Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto. The orchestra—shining a spotlight on its mighty brass section—closes with Mahler’s exhilarating Fifth Symphony.

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.

 

*FREE: Monday, May 20 at 1:00 pm

Lincoln Center Moments

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Broadway Jukebox

What’s your favorite musical? West Side StoryFiddler on the Roof? Something from Rodgers & Hammerstein? A Chorus LineChicago? The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is Broadway’s greatest archive. Choose your favorite show tunes from a menu of musical theater hits, listen to cast recordings, and marvel at rarely seen artifacts from the library's unrivaled theater collections, including Jerry Bock home recordings, Jerome Robbins choreography notes, Fred Ebb lyric drafts, Hal Prince memos, set models, music manuscripts, and more. 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. 

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. 

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.

 

*FREE: Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Insights at the Atrium: The Very Young Composers of New York

For 25 years, the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program has been nurturing children’s inherent creativity, resulting in hundreds of original compositions performed by Philharmonic musicians. Hear three works by 10- to 14-year-old composers followed by a panel discussion of artists reflecting on the program’s impact on the composers and audiences alike.

Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic

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

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

 

*FREE: Friday, May 23 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

¡VAYA! 63: Karen Joseph

A native New Yorker, Karen Joseph has established herself as one of the premier flutists in Latin music, performing with the Who’s Who of the genre, including Eddie Palmieri y La Perfecta II, Johnny Almendra y Los Jóvenes del Barrio, Hansel y Raul, Charanga America, Charlie Rodriguez's Conjunto, La Charanga 76, and countless others. For this special engagement at the Atrium, Joseph leads her own band, MamboCha, whose pulsating beats will keep you on your feet all night long.

Opening set by DJ Mar y Sol

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.

 

*FREE: Wednesday, May 29 at 6:00 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium        

Atrium 360°: NY Philharmonic Harmony All-Stars

An ensemble of talented middle-school students play with their NY Philharmonic musician mentors in the culmination of a three-week mentorship program. The students attend a Philharmonic rehearsal and Young People’s concert, experience an intensive day of coaching and rehearsal, and finally perform with their Philharmonic mentors at this free public concerts in the David Rubenstein Atrium.

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.

 

*FREE: Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Atrium 360°: Meah Pace

A beloved fixture in the Brooklyn soul scene, Meah Pace honed her remarkable talents as the frontwoman for Binky Griptite's band The Mellomatics before breaking out into an impressive solo career. Pace has collaborated with a stellar lineup of artists, including Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Roots, Deborah Cox, Burnt Sugar, and The All-American Rejects, and has performed at the Grammy Awards and Carnegie Hall, as well as on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Last Call with Carson Daly. In advance of her new album, the renowned singer from the dance/punk band “!!!”, who also lends her powerhouse vocals to the Resistance Revival Chorus (a new group spearheaded by the organizers of the Women’s March), puts her fiery stage presence and boundless talent on full display for a memorable night at the Atrium.

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 Lincoln Center Moments is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

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

 

Lincoln Center Moments is made possible by public funds facilitated by the following:

The Honorable Corey Johnson, Speaker, New York City Council

The Honorable Diana Ayala, New York City Council, Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction

New York City Council’s Geriatric Mental Health Initiative.

 

 

The 60th Anniversary Block Party is made possible by Morgan Stanley and

The Walt Disney Company.

 

Additional support is provided by The Starr Foundation, Holland America Line, Russell and Judy Carson, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, The Fribourg Foundation, James and Margo Nederlander, Nicki and Harold Tanner, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, and Brad and Patty Wechsler.

 

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.

 

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.

Accessibility at Lincoln Center is made possible in part by endowment support provided by AIG. Additional endowment support for Accessibility at Lincoln Center provided by Frederick P., Daniel and Elihu Rose—in Memory of Belle B. Rose.

Major support for Lincoln Center accessibility programming is provided by The Taft Foundation and Kenneth Goldman Donor Fund.

 

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 access for people with disabilities. For information, contact Accessibility at Lincoln Center at [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

 

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