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February 03, 2015

March 2015 at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 

 Contact:  Eileen McMahon, 212.875.5391

[email protected]

 

March 2015

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

 AMERICAN SONGBOOK IN THE PENTHOUSE WITH THE VILLALOBOS BROTHERS AND SHAINA TAUB

 

GREAT PERFORMERS WITH SOPRANO ANNA CATERINA ANTONACCI AND

THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

FREE AT THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM: 

ARTIST AND MUSE: JOHN ADAMS AND LEILA JOSEFOWICZ

 

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

 

 

Monday, March 2 at 6:30 pm

Great Performers Great Voices on Film

O Love Divine: Handel’s Vocal Music

Program 1: Theodora

The first program in this two-part series is a screening of the 2009 Salzburg Festival production of Handel’s oratorio Theodora, with Ivor Bolton leading the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.  Christine Schäfer sings the title role, with Bejun Mehta, Johannes Martin Krängle, Bernarda Fink, and Joseph Kaiser.  Running time: 189 minutes.

Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Classifilms

Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $15, 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, March 4 at 6:30 pm

Great Performers  Great Voices on Film

O Love Divine: Handel’s Vocal Music

Program 2: Alcina

Introduced by Benjamin Sosland

The second program in this series features Acts II and III from Alcina in Adrian Noble’s daring 2010 production for the Vienna State Opera under the baton of Marc Minkowski. Also included is archival footage of two of the 20th century’s great Handel interpreters, joan Sutherland and Nicolai Gedda.

Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Classifilms.

Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $15, 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, March 4 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers  Virtuoso Recitals

Joshua Bell, violin

Sam Haywood, piano

Beethoven:        Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23

Grieg:               Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 8

Brahms:            Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78

Bartók:              Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano, BB 94a

“His tone is a wonder: rich and round from the top to the bottom of his range,” wrote The New York Times of Joshua Bell, one of the most sought-after and popular musicians in the world.  He returns to Lincoln Center with pianist Sam Haywood in a program of Beethoven, Grieg, Brahms, and Bartók. 

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, March 5 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers  Art of the Song

Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano

Donald Sulzen, piano

Pre-concert lecture at 6:15 in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Berlioz:               La mort d’Ophélie, Op. 18, No. 2

Debussy:            Chansons de Bilitis

Duparc:              La vie antérieure

Poulenc:             La fraîcheur et le feu

Ravel:                Kaddisch

Poulenc:             La voix humaine

Hailed equally for her extraordinary vocal timbre and her acting, Anna Caterina Antonacci is a favorite of critics and audiences alike.  Her Lincoln Center evening devoted to the French repertoire will feature the concert version of Poulenc’s rarely-performed operatic monodrama La voix humaine, which is based on Jean Cocteau’s play by the same name. 

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $45, 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, March 5 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Friendship and Love: Dignity, Courage & Survival

Morley, host

Join Morley, singer-songwriter, recording artist, and Emerging Artist of the Year (The New York Times) for a cross-genre evening of dance, music, and vocals informed by a round table discussion among friends about empathy and healing through art and action.  The inspirational evening will feature a range of artists and human rights activists including Eugenie Mukeshimana, J.Bob Alotta, Raghava KK, Nathan Trice, and Liza Jessie Peterson.

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.

 

Saturday, March 7 – FREE – at 11 am

Meet the Artist Saturdays

BombaYo: Call & Response/Llamada y Respuesta, with Dr. Drum

Incorporating local Bronx youth performers, Call & Response is a theatrical bomba music and dance piece that focuses on Puerto Rico’s Abolition [of Slavery] Day. The work explores themes of identity and culture based on the participants’ life experiences. Jose Ortiz?aka Dr. Drum?is a Bronx-based, self-taught percussionist of Afro- Caribbean rhythms. As the co-founder and musical director of BombaYo!, he is an advocate for the arts and an organizer and educator of Afro-Puerto Rican bomba. For the past 13 years, he has taught at numerous after-school programs throughout New York City, as well as developed original curricula for teaching percussion to youth.

This program is a partnership between Lincoln Center Education (LCE) and Casita Maria Center for Arts Education.

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, March 8 at 11 am

Great Performers Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Lawrence Power, viola

Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano

Bowen:                                     Phantasy in F major, Op. 54

Britten:                                      Lachrymae: “Reflections on a Song of John Dowland,” Op. 48

Prokofiev (arr. Borisovsky):        Eight Pieces from Romeo and Juliet

The duo of English violist Lawrence Power and pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips closes out the 2014?15 season of “Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts.”  The two musicians frequently share the stage and have released a number of acclaimed CDs on the Hyperion label.  In a recital review of works by Britten and Shostakovich, The Guardian (London) wrote “Both musicians played with profound sensitivity and technical brilliance.”  Join the artists at a reception with complimentary refreshments following the performance.  

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. 

 

Wednesday, March 11 at 8 pm

American Songbook in the Penthouse

In Need of Music: The Songs of Ben Toth with Cheyenne Jackson and Lindsay Mendez

featuring Alexandra Silber and Special Guests

The intimate American Songbook in the Penthouse series kicks off this month with a celebration of the music of composer Ben Toth, who was hailed as “part of the new American songbook” by Michael Feinstein.  Toth was musical director for Broadway stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, and composer for acclaimed productions of Twelfth Night and As You Like It. Toth’s evening will premiere some of his newest music, sung by Cheyenne Jackson (Finian’s Rainbow, Glee) Lindsay Mendez (Wicked), and others. 

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (165 W. 65th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $50, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

 

Thursday, March 12 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Burnt Sugar The  Arkestra Chamber: Fleetwood Black

Kandia Crazy Horse, Craig Street, Maritri Garrett & Luqman Brown, guest warblers

Ronny Drayton, musical direction

Greg Tate, concept

Jared Michael Nickerson, executive director

Rolling Stone described Burnt Sugar as “a multiracial jam army that freestyles between the lustrous menace of Miles Davis’ On the Corner, the slash-and-om of 1970s King Crimson, and Jimi Hendrix’s moonwalk across side three of Electric Ladyland.”  Started by Village Voice icon Greg Tate, the band covers a wide swath across a soul-jazz-hip hop spectrum and comes up with its own exciting hybrid.  At the Atrium, Burnt Sugar will present "Fleetwood Black," a 13-song musical odyssey conceptualized by Greg Tate that flows from one hip, dreamy segue to another like side one of Santana's Abraxas.  The usual Burnt Sugar Arkestra suspects, including Shelley Nicole, Mikel Banks, and F. Jeffrey Smith will join the guest line-up. 

A Lincoln Center Commission

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, March 12 at 8 pm

American Songbook in the Penthouse

Jose Llana

Audiences know Llana’s clear, beautiful tenor from his portrayal of former Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos in the New York musical Here Lies Love, a show written by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim that put a disco spin on the dark political tale of Ferdinand and Imelda.  Llana has previously appeared in a number of Broadway productions, including Flower Drum Song, The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, and The King and I.

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (165 W. 65th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $45, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

 

Friday, March 13 at 8 pm

American Songbook in the Penthouse

The Villalobos Brothers

This group of actual brothers performs high-octane Mexican fiddling that blends the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz with jazz and classical music.  Violinists, singer/songwriters, and arrangers, they were the first Mexican band to play The Apollo Theater as featured guests and have collaborated with artists ranging from Dolly Parton to Eddie Palmieri.  The group’s latest CD, Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, was described by fellow musician Dan Zanes as “a crazy ball of sound.”

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (165 W. 65th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $45, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

 

Wednesday, March 18 at  8 pm

Great Performers

London Symphony Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Yuja Wang, piano

Pre-concert lecture by Michael Beckerman at 6:45 in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Britten:               Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a

Gershwin:           Concerto in F

Sibelius:             Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Principal guest conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads the renowned London Symphony Orchestra in New York for the first time since 1992 at this concert.  The program will feature 26 year-old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, a Gilmore Young Artist Award winner and recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. 

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, March 19 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Takács Quartet

Joyce Yang, piano

Haydn:               String Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3 (“Emperor”)

Debussy:            String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

Dvorák:              Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81

Appointed last season as the inaugural Associate Artists of London’s Wigmore Hall, the Takács Quartet was the only string quartet to be inducted into Gramophone’s newly-established Hall of Fame, alongside such legendary artists as Leonard Bernstein and Jascha Heifetz.  The performance marks the quartet’s second Lincoln Center appearance this season, and will spotlight the young Korean pianist Joyce Yang who, still in her 20s, is blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice).

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $45, 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, March 19 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

The Nile Project

The 437 million people of the 11 nations sharing the longest river in the world have no avenues to connect beyond their state borders.  The Nile Project puts together musicians from those East African nations through local universities, workshops and free online courses.  The result is an improvisational evening of collaborative music—both new and traditional—using harps, lyres, ingenious polyrhythms, and vocals in more than ten languages that explore the culture of the river’s neighbors.  The Project was founded to highlight the water conflict along the Nile Basin, and the Atrium program emphasizes music that mimics the ecology of the River. The evening is the first of a two-part concert series to be followed by a performance at Pace University on March 20. 

Presented in collaboration with Pace University

A Lincoln Center Commission

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.

 

Monday, March 23 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Insights at the Atrium

Artist and Muse: John Adams and Leila Josefowicz

The composer and violinist speak about their collaboration on Scheherazade.2 – Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra, written for Ms. Josefowicz in anticipation of the work’s world premiere by the New York Philharmonic, led by Alan Gilbert on March 26?28.  Ms. Josefowicz will also perform John Adams’ Road Movies with pianist John Novacek. 

Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic

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, March 25 at 8 pm

American Songbook in the Penthouse

Shaina Taub

Singer/songwriter/actor Shaina Taub’s evocative songwriting won her the Jonathan Larson Grant and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her performance in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.  She recently returned to New York from an acclaimed West Coast run of Old Hats—singing and playing her own songs and co-starring with Bill Irwin and David Shiner—in a performance that inspired the San Francisco Examiner to describe her as a “sort of young Judy Garland meets grown-up Lisa Simpson.”

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (165 W. 65th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $45, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

 

Thursday, March 26– FREE – at 7:30 pm

Great Performers Complimentary Classical

Heath Quartet

Janácek:              String Quartet No. 2 (“Intimate Letters”)

Beethoven:           String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

The Heath Quartet performs a free, hour-long concert at the David Rubenstein Atrium as part of Lincoln Center’s new “Complimentary Classical” series.  Formed in 2002 by four string players at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, the award-winning Quartet has collaborated with such world-class artists as tenor Ian Bostridge and composer Sofia Gubaidulina, and regularly performs at London’s Wigmore Hall.  Audience members can purchase drinks and refreshments from the ’wichcraft cafe onsite. 

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, March 26 at 8 pm

American Songbook in the Penthouse

Magos and Limón

“Magos Herrera is without a doubt the best jazz singer to come out of Mexico” (Jazz Times), and Javier Limón is a noted flamenco guitarist from Spain. Together, they make music that is a unique convergence of jazz with minimalist flamenco.

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (165 W. 65th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $45, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

 

Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28  at 8 pm

American Songbook in the Penthouse

Alison Williams

Actress Allison Williams was recently seen in the title role of NBC’s live music television event, Peter Pan Live!,  and also stars as Marnie Michaels on the award-winning HBO series Girls.  She makes her New York solo concert debut at this American Songbook evening singing a selection of her favorite songs to tell her life story so far. 

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (165 W. 65th St.)

Tickets, beginning at $50, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

 

Monday, March 30 at 7:30                                                                         

Great Performers Virtuoso Recitals

Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Paul Lewis, piano

Schubert:                      Sonata in A major, D.574

Schubert:                      Rondo for violin and piano in B minor, D.895 (“Rondo brillant”)

Bach (arr. Busoni):         Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV659, for piano

Telemann:                     Fantaisie No. 4 in D major, TWV 40:17, for solo violin

Beethoven:                                            Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

Lisa Batiashvili—currently Artist-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic—and Paul Lewis, acclaimed for his exploration of Schubert’s major piano works, are favorites with Lincoln Center audiences.  Both artists made their respective New York and U.S. debuts on Great Performers Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts in 2001, and they have often returned for appearances at the Mostly Mozart Festival.  This season they have undertaken a recital tour of European cities. 

Presented by Lincoln Center’s Great Performers in association with the New York Philharmonic.

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. 

 

 

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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

 

Artist catering provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com

 

Great Performers

 

BNY Mellon is a Proud Supporter of Great Performers

 

Support is provided by Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, 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

 

American Songbook

 

American Songbook is sponsored by Prudential Investment Management.

Major support for American Songbook is provided by Amy & Joseph Perella.

Endowment support provided by Bank of America.

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

Additional support for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston,   The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, The Shubert Foundation, Jill and Irwin B. Cohen, The G & A Foundation, Inc., Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council and Friends of Lincoln Center.

 

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

 

David Rubenstein Atrium

 

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

 

Major support for Meet the Artist Saturdays is provided by Betty and John Levin.

 

Atrium First Saturdays sponsored by Morgan Stanley.

 

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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