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December 02, 2014

January 2015 at Lincoln Center

Great Performers

Date: December 2, 2014 

 Contact:  Eileen McMahon, 212.875.5391

[email protected]

 

 

JANUARY 2015

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA AND GARRICK OHLSSON AT GREAT PERFORMERS

 

FREE AT THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM:  AMERICAN SONGBOOK OPENING CONCERT, THE HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR, AND MUSIC FROM YENTL

 

Chronological Listing of Lincoln Center’s Programs and Events for January 2015

 

 

Saturday, January 3 – FREE – at 11 am

Meet the Artist Saturdays

The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir

The New Year begins with the joyously infectious sounds of America’s premier gospel choir that has thrilled audiences around the globe for more than two decades.  The music, deeply rooted in the African-American slave experience, is the foundation for all of today’s blues, soul, and rock ‘n roll. The Harlem Gospel Choir—which has performed for three Presidents and two Popes—performs an inspiring family program to celebrate the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Wednesday, January 7– FREE – at 7 pm

Insights at the Atrium

Perspectives on Nielsen: A Conversation with Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill

Anthony McGill, speaker, New York Philharmonic principal clarinet

James M. Keller, moderator, New York Philharmonic program annotator

Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic’s largest recording project in recent years—The Nielsen Project, a multi-year focus on Denmark’s beloved composer—culminates with concerts featuring his Clarinet Concerto.  The Philharmonic’s new principal clarinet, Anthony McGill reveals why every music lover should know Carl Nielsen. He will help kick-off the 150th anniversary of Nielsen’s birth in this discussion. Mr. McGill will perform Nielsen’s Clarinet Concerto, led by music director Alan Gilbert, January 8–10 and 13, 2015.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Thursday, January 8 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Something Wonderful

The Songs of Rogers and Hammerstein

Oscar Andy Hammerstein, III, host

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and author of The Hammersteins: A Musical Theater Family, stars in this evening of music by the legendary musical team with songs from their celebrated collaborations.  Tunes from classic favorites including South Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Carousel, and Oklahoma! will be performed by Teri Dale Hansen, Nathaniel Stampley, and Mandy Gonzalez. 

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Thursday, January 15 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Jill Sobule’s Music from Yentl

Featuring the Isle of Klezbos

Jill Sobule—of “I Kissed a Girl” and “Supermodel” fame—brings a bracing klezmer/pop/rock score to Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story Yentl the Yeshiva Boy, the tale of a 19th century eastern European girl forbidden to pursue her dream of studying Talmud.  Unwilling to accept her fate, she disguises herself as a man. But when she falls in love, Yentl must decide how far she’s willing to take her deception, raising still-relevant questions about gender and sexuality. Yentl was adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer with new music and lyrics composed by Jill Sobule and additional music by Robin Eaton.   

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Sunday, January 18 at 3 pm

Great Performers

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer, conductor

Isabelle Faust, violin

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano

Fanny Mendelssohn (arr. Iván Fischer):   Die Mainacht

Fanny Mendelssohn (arr. Iván Fischer):   Ferne

Fanny Mendelssohn (arr. Iván Fischer):   Gondellied

Mendelssohn:  Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Brahms:  Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Avery Fisher Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)

A frequent guest of both Great Performers and the Mostly Mozart Festival, music director Iván Fischer brings his Budapest Festival Orchestra to Lincoln Center for two concerts.  The performance features soprano Anna Lucia Richter in three melodies by Felix Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny, a prolific and talented composer in her own right, as well as a performance of Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto by the award-winning German artist Isabelle Faust.

Tickets, starting at $35, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street. 

 

Wednesday, January 21 – FREE – at 7:30 PM

American Songbook Opening Night

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

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

As it did last year, American Songbook is partnering with Prudential Investment Management with “Invest in the Future of American Song.” This program empowers the public to pick who will give the opening American Songbook concert in the David Rubenstein Atrium on January 21.  Three performers have been nominated by American Songbook curators, these three are then voted for via social media, primarily through a Facebook tab on the American Songbook Facebook page.  The three artists selected for the program this year are chamber pop group Owel, singer-composer Grace McLean, and Americana stars The David Mayfield Parade.  The voting started on October 29 and the selection of the winner will be announced on December 12.  The two runner-up artists will perform in the David Rubenstein Atrium in the spring or early summer of 2015.

To vote, go to https://www.facebook.com/LCAmericanSongbook/app_770538536295058

 

Wednesday, January 21 at 8 pm

Great Performers

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer, conductor

Pinchas Zukerman, violin

Mozart:      Overture to Die Zauberflöte, K.620

Mozart:      Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K.219 (“Turkish”)

Brahms:    Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

The Budapest Festival Orchestra’s second concert features celebrated violinist  Pinchas Zukerman in Mozart’s Violin Concert No. 5.  Also on the program is the composer’s Overture to Die Zauberflöte and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.

Avery Fisher Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $35, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street. 

 

Thursday, January 22 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Great Performers: Complimentary Classical

Calidore String Quartet

Mozart:                Divertimento in F major, K.138

Caroline Shaw:     Entr’acte

Mendelssohn:       String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

The Calidore String Quartet was founded only a few years ago by four young Artist Diploma candidates at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, but it has already found great success, including being named ensemble-in-residence t Stony Brook University this fall.  It has also been featured as Young Artist-in-Residence at American Public Media’s Performance Today show, captured top prizes at the ARG Munich International String Quartet Competition, and collaborated with such classical music greats as Joshua Bell and Menahem Pressler, among others.  Their artistry prompted La Presse (Montreal) to write, “Were already in the presence of a great quartet.” The ensemble kicks off the new, free, four concert string quartet series Complimentary Classical.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Sunday, January 25 at 11 am

Great Performers: Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Paul Huang, violin

Jessica Xylina Osborne, piano

Janácek:      Sonata for Violin and Piano, JW VII/7

Sibelius:       Nocturne, Op. 51, No. 3

Sarasate:      Romanza Andaluza, from Spanische Tänze, Op. 22

Grieg:           Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

First prize winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and recipient of a 2012 Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowships, Taiwanese violinist Paul Huang trained at Juilliard and made his Lincoln Center concerto debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in April 2014.  He has already given critically-acclaimed recitals at the Kennedy Center and Merkin Concert Hall and was praised by The Strad for his “stylish and polished” playing.   He appears with the internationally award-winning pianist Jessica Xylin. Join the artists at a reception with complimentary refreshments following the concert.  

Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $22, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street. 

 

Thursday, January 29 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers: Virtuoso Recitals

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Post-performance discussion with Garrick Ohlsson                                                                                 

Prokofiev:              Four Pieces, Op. 4

Rachmaninoff:       Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42

Prokofiev:              Four Etudes, Op. 2

Scriabin:                Désir, Op. 57, No. 1

Scriabin:                Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 (“White Mass”)

Scriabin:                Two Etudes, from Op. 8

Scriabin:                Fragilité, Op. 51, No. 1

Scriabin:                Sonata No. 5, Op. 53

Renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson opens the Virtuoso Recitals series with a concert marking the centenary of the death of the prophetic Russian composer, Alexander Scriabin.  The program will also offer music by two other Scriabin contemporaries, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. 

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $50, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street. 

 

Thursday, January 29 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Spain

The band Spain was founded in Los Angeles more than 20 years ago by Josh Haden, bassist, singer/songwriter, and son of the legendary jazz artist Charlie Haden.  The band’s concert at the Atrium will feature lush soundscapes from the group’s latest CD Sargent Place (Dine Alone Records)dubbed “dark, mysterious glamour” by Q Magazine.  It is Spain’s first official U.S. release in more than ten years. 

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

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MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center

 

Movado is an Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center

 

United Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center

 

WABC-TV is the Official Broadcast Partner of Lincoln Center

 

William Hill Estate Winery is the Official Wine of Lincoln Center

 

Wine generously donated by William Hill Estate Winery, Official Wine of Lincoln Center.

 

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.

 

Artist catering provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com

 

Great Performers

BNY Mellon is a Proud Sponsor of Great Performers

 

Support is provided by Bank of China, Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, The Shubert Foundation, Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council and Friends of Lincoln Center.

 

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts

 

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

 

Endowment support is also provided by UBS

 

David Rubenstein Atrium

Generous endowment support provided by Alice and David Rubenstein, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Oak Foundation

 

Target® is proud to sponsor Target® Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

 

Major support for Meet the Artist Saturdays is provided by Betty and John Levin. Additional support facilitated by The Honorable City Council Member, Gale Brewer

 

Endowment support is provided by The Walt Disney Company

 

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’s series include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA led a series of major capital projects, now complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus.

 

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