Press Release

February 23, 2017

March 2017 Events Presented by Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center News

Date: February 23, 2017

Press Contact: Marian Skokan, 212.875.5386

[email protected]

 

March 2017

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

 

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Continues with Performances in The Appel Room (The Songs of Elizabeth Swados, Tanya Tagaq, José González, An Evening with Kristen & Bobby Lopez) and Concerts in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse to be Streamed on Facebook Live.

 

Great Performers Concerts Highlighted by the Takács Quartet and Les Arts Florissants

 

Twelve Free Events in the David Rubenstein Atrium Include The Laundromat Project,

Gnawa Music Festival, and Loser’s Lounge Dance Party; ¡VAYA! 63 Continues with Fulaso

 

Thursday, March 2 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Bajah and The Dry Eye Crew and Sahr + Ricardo Performing Fela AKUsTIc

Bajah’s blend of dancehall and hip-hop from Sierra Leone and Fela AKUsTIc’s exploration of Afrobeat combine for an evening-length jam of boundary-crossing, international soul. With special guests.

Presented in collaboration with Meridian 23.

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.

 

Monday, March 6 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Reelabilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

Time to Love, A Backstage Tale

Directed by Guida Bilbao, this film tells the story of a group of young actors and their efforts to mount La Cucarachita Mandinga, a classic Panamanian play. The actors, who have Down syndrome, lack prior stage experience, but plan to put on the first inclusive play ever staged in Central America. The filmmakers follow them as they work together to memorize lines, learn choreography, and challenge the public. This documentary explores the artistic process as well as these young people’s intimate world: their fears, their hopes, and their daily struggle for the adventure of their lives.

This film is presented as part of Reelabilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. For the full festival schedule and more information, visit newyork.reelabilities.org.  

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.

 

Wednesday, March 8 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

VICE on HBO’s When the Earth Melts and The Displaced

Hosted by Ben Anderson and Gianna Toboni

Airs on HBO Friday, March 10

When the Earth Melts examines the alarming rate at which climate change is warming the Arctic. If this thaw continues unchecked, scientists warn we could awaken “a sleeping giant” of climate change. VICE correspondent Ben Anderson travels across the Arctic to see the devastating impact of thawing permafrost, and the astonishing solution that might keep it frozen.

The Displaced highlights 2016 as the deadliest year yet for refugees making the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea in the hope of reaching Europe. From an emerging underground railroad at the Italian border to the demolition of France’s largest refugee settlement, VICE correspondent Gianna Toboni follows the lives of refugees left in limbo.

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.

 

Wednesday, March 8 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

The Songs of Elizabeth Swados

Featuring Taylor Mac, Grace McLean, Josie de Guzman, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Shaina Taub, and others

Friends of New York theater icon Elizabeth Swados come together for a celebration of her progressive vision, inexhaustible creative energy, and far-reaching influence. When her musical Runaways opened at the Public Theater in 1978, Swados stepped out as a revolutionary who would redefine musical theater. Across dozens of works like Medea, Fragments of a Greek Trilogy, Alice in Concert, Nightclub Cantata, and Groundhog, Swados made sharp critiques of society while never managing to lose a sense of wonder and hope. As a revered mentor and professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Swados shaped several future generations of theater artists. Many of them will contribute songs and stories to this special tribute directed by Swados’s longtime collaborator and music director, Kris Kukul.

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

Tickets are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Thursday, March 9 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

The Laundromat Project: Sanctuary

This year, the Laundromat Project is re-imagining community safety by exploring the idea of “sanctuary.” More specifically, “what is the role for artists and the arts in creating and supporting places of refuge or safety, be it literal or symbolic?” During an hour long creative and audience participatory discussion, alumni artists from The Laundromat Project’s Create Change artist development program will discuss how they open, share and hold safer spaces that help evoke, articulate, and realize our most imaginative and collective dreams of refuge.

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 9 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Takács Quartet

Anthony McGill, clarinet

Brahms:                                                              Clarinet Quintet in B minor

Haydn:                                                                String Quartet in F major, Op. 77, No. 2

Ravel:                                                                 String Quartet in F major

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

Alice Tully Hall, 65th Street and Broadway

Tickets are available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Thursday, March 9 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Tanya Tagaq

Channeling ancient rituals through her own personal ferocity, Inuk throat singer and experimental vocalist Tanya Tagaq’s wholly improvised performances transform haunting chants, screams, and growls into an ecstatic—sometimes unnerving—journey to a completely new sound world. Having exploded onto the scene through collaborations with Björk, the Kronos Quartet, and A Tribe Called Red, Tagaq’s solo shows have become must-see events for sonic thrill seekers and cultural adventurers. Retribution, her critically acclaimed follow-up to 2014’s Polaris Music Prize- and Juno Award-winning recording Animism, was released in October 2016.

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

Tickets are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Friday, March 10 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

José González

The Swedish-born indie singer-songwriter invites listeners into “an atmosphere of deep and unapologetic reflection” (NPR). A master of minimal melodies and intricate classical guitar accompaniment, José González’s hushed lyrics unearth probing existential meditations. From an introspective practitioner of bedroom pop in the vein of Nick Drake and Elliott Smith, González’s latest album, Vestiges & Claws, demonstrates a mature artist turning his gaze outward. Gonzalez seamlessly integrates influences of his Latin American roots—his parents emigrated to Sweden from Argentina—including tropicalia, bossa nova, and tango, into “one of the most recognizable sounds in indie rock” (Billboard).

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

Tickets are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Saturday, March 11 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

We Never Do This: An Evening with Kristen & Bobby Lopez

This is a rare stage performance by the married couple responsible for the Oscar-winning songs from Disney’s Frozen. One of America’s most successful (and endearing) songwriting teams, Bobby and Kristen cite each other when asked to name their influences. They were named to Time’s 2014 “List of 100 Most Influential People” and Bobby, co-creator of Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon, is the youngest ever EGOT winner (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). Their most recent collaboration Up Here premiered at La Jolla Playhouse in 2015. Kristen’s a cappella musical In Transit opened this winter on Broadway and an upcoming stage production of Frozen is Broadway bound.

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

Tickets are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Les Arts Florissants

William Christie, conductor

Xavier de Maistre, harp

Music for Marie Antoinette

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Krumpholtz: Harp Concerto

Haydn: Symphony No. 85 (“La reine”)

Hermann: Harp Concerto

Alice Tully Hall, 65th Street and Broadway

Tickets are available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Thursday, March 16 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Gnaoua World Tour 2017: Maalem Hamid El Kasri + Maalem Abdeslam Alikkane

The world-renowned Moroccan Festival Gnaoua et Des Musiques du Monde Essaouira celebrates its 20th anniversary with a debut NYC collaboration. Great Maalems (masters) and all-stars of the festival will take us on a journey through the ancient music of Gnawa during a night of trance and tradition.

Presented in collaboration with the Festival Gnaoua et des Musiques du Monde Essaouira.

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.

 

Sunday, March 19 at 11:00 am

Great Performers

Harriet Krijgh, cello

Magda Amara, piano

Sunday Morning Coffee Concert

Schumann:                                                            Three Romances, Op. 94

Rachmaninoff:                                                       Sonata in G minor, Op. 19

Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street

Tickets are available at the Walter Reade Theater, Alice Tully Hall, and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Wednesday, March 22 at 8:00 pm

Joan Shelley

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

With timeless vocal purity and an Appalachian poet’s soul, Kentucky native Joan Shelley has held audiences rapt everywhere from Nashville to New York by way of Newport. With roots in the American and British folk revival, her serenely evocative songs don’t tell stories as much as they paint pictures. Her most recent album, Over and Even, was called “one of the most beautiful releases of the year” by NPR Music and “as compelling a record as that genre has seen” (Pitchfork). During this intimate evening of song, Shelley invites us into a world of limitless beauty.

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

Tickets are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Thursday, March 23 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Studio 63: Loser’s Lounge Dance Party

Dress up like you’re going back in time to your favorite New York City night club, then dance your way to the future with New York City's most entertaining house band: Joe McGinty and The Losers Lounge, canonizing the great disco, soul, and dance music catalog of the 1970s. Platforms and polyester are optional, but highly recommended.

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 23 at 8:00 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Julian & Leon Fleisher: The Man I Love

Pianist, pedagogue, and Kennedy Center Honoree Leon Fleisher is one of the greatest classical musicians of our time. His son, Julian, is a singer, songwriter, and pillar of the downtown New York theater and music scenes, alongside friends like Justin Vivian Bond, Kiki & Herb, Ana Gasteyer, and Gabriel Kahane. The younger Fleisher’s shows, often performed with his Rather Big Band, are famous for cutting across a vast swath of popular song with brio. Tonight, father and son continue a moving musical dialogue that they began with their critically acclaimed first public performance together at The Public Theater in 2015.

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

Tickets are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Friday, March 24 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

¡VAYA! 63

Fulaso

Led by magnetic frontwoman Erica Ramos, this bilingual, multicultural 11-piece band keeps the dance floor jumping with its signature brand of funky Latin soul. Get ready for a night anchored in the classic Boogaloo and Latin soul of El Barrio in the ’60s and ’70s, infused with a jolt of millennial funk. Opening the evening is a set is by DJ Turmix.

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.

 

Friday, March 24 at 8:00 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Olga Bell

With “grand compositional ambitions and a dynamic voice,” Olga Bell is a beacon from the “adventurous edge of pop” (The New York Times). Born in Russia and raised in Alaska, Bell trained as a classical pianist while simultaneously immersing herself in the music of Radiohead, Björk, and the formative canon of ’90s hip-hop. A collaborator with Brooklyn bands Chairlift and Dirty Projectors, Bell has earned acclaim for her set of solo albums that include 2014’s Krai, an electro-acoustic evocation of Russian hinterlands, and last year’s Tempo, a deconstruction of New York club music that was named one of the best Pop/R&B albums of 2016 by Pitchfork. With each outing, she creates an entirely new sound world, delighting in bending, magnifying, and flipping familiar musical tropes.

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

Tickets are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Monday, March 27 at 8:00 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews

Songwriters/performers/activists Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews are one of musical theater’s most closely watched creative teams. Their award-winning documentary musical, Witness Uganda (a.k.a. Invisible Thread), started life as a 20-minute benefit show for the pair’s Uganda Project charity before being transformed into a full-length musical directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus. With high-energy, power pop melodies in the vein of Rent and Spring Awakening, infectious African rhythms, and an uplifting tale about the complexity of cultural connection, the show released “gale-force waves of faith, hope and love” (Time Out New York). The pair come together for an evening of music and storytelling filled with heart and soul.

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

Tickets are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Tuesday, March 28 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Talks

Philharmonic Insights at the Atrium

Toscanini at 150: The Maestro Lives On

Arturo Toscanini left an indelible mark on the New York Philharmonic, both musically and politically. Drawing on materials from the Philharmonic’s archives and collections of Toscanini’s letters, writer and Toscanini expert Harvey Sachs surveys the New York Philharmonic milestones that defined Toscanini at the height of his career.

Presented in partnership 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.

 

Tuesday, March 28 at 8:00 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

The Cactus Blossoms

With their breakthrough album You’re Dreaming, the charismatic Minneapolis-born brothers behind The Cactus Blossoms—Page Burkum and Jack Torrey—burst onto the scene with a collection of timeless original songs featuring brilliant hand-in-glove, blood harmonies that recall the golden era of early country-and-western acts like the Everly Brothers. In residence for one evening at the Kaplan Penthouse, The Cactus Blossoms showcase their “honest, unvarnished, completely engaging” songs (American Songwriter), evoking a mood that transcends genre.

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

Tickets are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

Wednesday, March 29 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Fictionless presents Girls with Guts, Grit + Purpose

Whether they’re protesting rape culture through provocative street plays or rapping about gender inequality and freedom of speech, the unstoppable women who take the stage tonight use art as their weapon of choice. This is an evening of powerful performances from artists who are sparking our most vital global conversations, punctuated by lively conversation with a panel of women storytellers. The audience will be invited to get up and dance and to join the discussion. Fictionless is a transmedia company committed to telling stories with style, substance, and grace. Led by an Academy Award–winning team, Fictionless produces television shows, films, commercials, content for brands, digital videos, and more.

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.

 

Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Ruby Amanfu

“Nashville’s next indie star” (Billboard) possesses a remarkable vocal range that seamlessly goes from trembling vibrato to gospel fervor. The singer-songwriter is probably best known for her powerhouse vocals on Jack White’s single “Love Interruption,” as well as guesting on several tracks on his two solo albums, Blunderbuss and Lazaretto. She has also lent vocals to Beyoncé’s Lemonade, dueted with Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, and collaborated with the likes of Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, and Hozier. Long known to insiders as a formidable solo artist, Amanfu broke out in 2016 with a “star-making moment” (Rolling Stone) at the Newport Folk Festival and her “magnetic” 2016 debut album (NPR), Standing Still (Thirty Tigers/Rival & Co), an intrepid collection of covers of Brandi Carlile, Woody Guthrie, Kanye West, and others.

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

Tickets are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the David Geffen, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices.

 

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

Atrium 360°/ Great Performers

Complimentary Classical: Jasper String Quartet

Beethoven:                                                                String Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5

Missy Mazzoli:                                                           Death Valley Junction

Dvorák:                                                                      String Quartet No. 12 in F major (“American”)

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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Support for Great Performers is provided by Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, Audrey Love Charitable 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 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

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

 

Endowment support is also provided by UBS.

 

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

 

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

 

Endowment support provided by Bank of America.

 

Additional support for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook is provided by Meg and Bennett Goodman, Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc., The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, Jill and Irwin B. Cohen, The Shubert 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 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

Programming at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is made possible by Alice and David Rubenstein.

Generous endowment support is provided by Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Oak Foundation.

 

Bank of America is Lead Supporter of Free Thursdays during Atrium 360°.

 

The discount ticket facility is made possible by Donald and Barbara Zucker.

 

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.

 

American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center.

 

Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.

 

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 16 series, festivals, and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, The Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, 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 40 years 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. The reimagination of David Geffen Hall will play an important part in these efforts.

 

For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.

 

Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, call the Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities at 212.875.5375.

 

Programs, artists, and prices are subject to change.

 

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