Press Release

April 28, 2017

May 2017 Events Presented at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center News

Date: April 28, 2017

Press Contact: Pamela Hernandez, 212.875.5101

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May 2017

—LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS—

 

Calendar of This Month’s Performances and Events

 

American Songbook Concludes with Roots Music Superstar Rhiannon Giddens in Alice Tully Hall

 

Great Performers Presents Soprano Carolyn Sampson in Alice Tully Hall and                                      

Two Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts in the Walter Reade Theater

 

Free Events in the David Rubenstein Atrium Include Marc Cary: The Harlem Sessions

 

FAMILY PROGRAMS:  LC Kids Programs Include In a Pickle in the Clark Studio Theater and         

Season Finales of Free Artists at the Atrium and Storytime Events in the David Rubenstein Atrium

 

Wednesday, May 3 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

VICE on HBO’s Taliban Resurgence

Watch & Learn

Airs on HBO Friday, May 5 at 11pm

The Taliban now control more territory than they have at any point since they were overthrown in 2001. Yet the war in Afghanistan barely gets mentioned today, even as civilian and security deaths continue to rise. VICE correspondent Ben Anderson returns to the conflict he's covered for 10 years, reuniting with several Afghans -- an Army Major, a Policeman who dismantles IEDs and a family who were forced to fight to defend their home -- for a shocking report that questions what America's longest war has actually accomplished.

Presented in collaboration with New America

 

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, May 4 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Marc Cary: The Harlem Sessions

Hailed as “the hippest hangout since St. Nicholas Pub” by the New York Amsterdam News, Marc Cary's weekly event—The Harlem Sessions—has rapidly become the uptown hang for a host of great musicians. Originated at the Lenox Avenue spot Gin Fizz, the jam is celebrating its second anniversary with special guests from the sessions, whose stage has been graced by the likes of Vijay Iyer, Ben Williams, Bertha Hope, Kebbie Williams, Braxton Cook, Igmar Thomas, Corey Wallace, members of The United Nations Youth Orchestra, and nearly 100 other musicians, poets, and dancers who make up the fabric of NYC’s thriving jazz scene.

 

Jazz pianist, keyboardist, producer, and composer Marc Cary holds tight to his roots in Washington, D.C.’s go-go music scene, but his interests run the gamut from Indian classical to Malian music and hip-hop. He started his career working with Betty Carter, a legendary vocalist famous for drawing soul and sincerity out of her bands, and went on to work with Roy Hargrove, Dizzy Gillespie, Erykah Badu, Shirley Horn, Stefon Harris, Q-Tip, and—most influential of all—Abbey Lincoln.

 

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, May 7 at 11:00 am

Great Performers

Dénes Várjon, piano

Sunday Morning Coffee Concert

Beethoven: Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90

Bartók: Elegie No. 1, Op. 8b

Liszt: Sonata in B minor, S.178

 

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 at 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.

 

Thursday, May 11 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Morley: Of Song, Water, and Stars

Join Morley's global exploration of songs to, from, and for the water and stars. This performance will feature new compositions from Morley's forthcoming album Thousand Miles with special surprise guests.

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.

 

Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 pm

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook

Rhiannon Giddens

With soulful musicality and an anthropologist’s passion for digging into cultural artifacts, singer, violinist, and banjo player Rhiannon Giddens is considered “one of the most promising voices in American roots music” (Rolling Stone). After helming Grammy Award–winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, Giddens broke out as a solo performer with her crackling performance of Odetta’s “Waterboy” at the all-star Inside Llewyn Davis concert at Town Hall in 2013. The New York Times called her sold-out 2016 performance with Leyla McCalla and Bhi Bhiman in The Appel Room “a pinnacle of [the] season’s American Songbook series.” As her mission to create a vibrant new life for old-time music continues, she returns to Lincoln Center to celebrate the release of her highly anticipated new album titled Freedom Highway on Nonesuch.

 

Alice Tully Hall, 65th Street and Broadway

Tickets, beginning at $65, 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.

 

Sunday, May 14 at 5:00 pm

Great Performers

Carolyn Sampson, soprano

Joseph Middleton, piano

For this Mother’s Day recital, “ethereal soprano” Carolyn Sampson (Times, U.K.) offers a bouquet of song featuring luscious, life-giving works from the melodious gardens of Europe. Spend a spring Sunday immersed in Britten’s pristine English roses, the whispering blooms of Strauss, Schubert, and Schumann, and the lush French courtyards of Debussy, Poulenc, and Fauré.

Program:

FLEURS

Purcell (arr. Britten): Sweeter than roses

Schumann: Five songs

Quilter: Damask Roses

Britten: The Nightingale and the Rose

Gounod: Le temps des roses

Fauré: Les roses d’Ispahan; Fleur jetée

Strauss: Mädchenblumen

Schubert: Die Blumensprache; Im Haine

Poulenc: Fleurs

Hahn: Offrande

Debussy: De fleurs

Lili Boulanger: Les lilas qui avaient fleuri

Chabrier: Toutes les fleurs

 

Alice Tully Hall, 65th Street and Broadway

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.   

 

Thursday, May 18 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Rajeev Taranath

Join us for a captivating evening of raga with one of the world’s foremost exponents of the sarod (North Indian lute). Rajeev Taranath is one of the world’s leading exponents of the sarod. A distinguished disciple of Ali Akbar Khan, his performances masterfully combine the depth and rigor of the tradition of Hindustani classical music with an inspired imagination and emotional intensity. Hailed as a prodigy in Hindustani music, he was trained by his father Pandit Taranath and other eminent musicians and was a concert and radio artist before he was twenty. Rajeev has toured extensively throughout the world. He has also composed music for several nationally and internationally honored Indian films and is the recipient of the Indian Government’s highest award in the arts, the Sangeet Natak Academi Award. For this concert, he will be joined by Udayraj Karpur on tabla.

Presented in collaboration with the World Music Institute

 

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, May 19 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

¡VAYA! 63: Charansalsa

Opening set by DJ Busquelo

Trombonist, flutist, and bandleader Joe de Jesus brings his new band to the Atrium for a solid, sabor-packed night rooted in Cuban dance traditions by way of New York City.

Opening set by DJ Busquelo

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.

 

Sunday, May 21 at 11:00 am

Great Performers

Esther Yoo, violin (New York recital debut)

Robert Koenig, piano

Sunday Morning Coffee Concert

Mendelssohn: Sonata in F major (1838)

Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano

Glazunov: Grand Adagio, from Raymonda, Op. 57

Tchaikovsky: Valse-scherzo in C major, Op. 34

 

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 at 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.

 

Monday, May 22 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

The History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik

The Premiere of Hamlet

Elizabethan England. Early 1600s. The playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare has just completed a new work that will go on to become one of the most famous plays of all time. Find out how it went down at the latest installment of New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik’s popular series that investigates landmark cultural moments. Guest artists include American literary critic and scholar Stephen Greenblatt. This event will be livestreamed.

 

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, May 24 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Talks

Philharmonic Insights at the Atrium

A Toast to Alan Gilbert

Music director Alan Gilbert reflects on eight years leading the Orchestra and what’s in store for him.

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.

 

Thursday, May 25 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

The Rahim Alhaj Trio

The celebrated Iraqi oud player performs works from his recent Smithsonian Folkways album with Iranian santour maestro Sourena Sefati and Palestinian-American percussion master Issa Malluf.

Presented in collaboration with Alwan for the 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.

 

Family Programs in May at Lincoln Center

 

Saturday, May 6 - FREE - at 11:00 am

LC Kids at the Atrium Season Finale featuring The Nuts Keep Rolling by Eric Litwin and If You Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t! by Elise Parsley

Sonia De Los Santos

Storytime at 11:00 am

Music Performance at 12:30 pm

 

We say goodbye to another fantastic season of free family programming in the Atrium with a special triple-header featuring three Lincoln Center fan favorites. We start with back-to-back storytimes featuring Eric Litwin (Pete the Cat, The Nuts) and Elise Parsley (Magnolia Says Don’t). Then soulful singer-songwriter Sonia De Los Santos lights up the stage with a joyful set of songs in English and Spanish.

 

The Nuts: Keep Rolling by Eric Litwin

Author and performer extraordinaire Eric Litwin kicks things off with the newest story from The Nuts series. Hazel Nut and Wally Nut's playtime roll down a muddy hill turns into a hilarious chase when they get covered in so much muck that they get bigger...and bigger...until they're big as ELEPHANTS! Can anyone help get the Nuts back down to size?

 

If You Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t! by Elise Parsley

Then, bestselling author and illustrator Elise Parsley reads the third book in her Magnolia Says Don’t series. If you see a poster that says, "You Can Do Anything at the Library!" it means you can read, or do research, or meet some friends. It is not giving you permission to put on a circus. But Magnolia doesn't see any problem with setting up her own big top. She's got a lot of gusto and one mean human cannonball routine. So what if her greatest show on earth won't fit between bookshelves?

 

Sonia De Los Santos

For the final act, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Sonia De Los Santos—one of Dan Zanes’s famous “friends”— delivers a sunny collection of songs reflects her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. Blending both old and new songs, Sonia weaves a personal musical story that touches on universal themes of understanding.

Recommended for ages 2–5

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium is presented in collaboration with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events 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 Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

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

LC Kids presents

In a Pickle

Oily Cart / Royal Shakespeare Company

Inspired by Shakespeare's The Winter’s Tale, this performance takes audiences on a voyage of discovery through the landscape of Shakespeare's imagination and the music of his language. Our adventure begins in the woolly pastures of the Shepherdess and her flock of little sheep. She is having a party to celebrate the sheep shearing. When she discovers a lost baby, we must follow the clues.

Recommended for ages 2–5

Presented in association with BAMkids

Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.

 

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th St., Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th Floor

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

 

Sunday, May 14 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

LC Kids presents

In a Pickle

Special performances for audiences on the autism spectrum

Oily Cart / Royal Shakespeare Company

Inspired by Shakespeare's The Winter’s Tale, this performance takes audiences on a voyage of discovery through the landscape of Shakespeare's imagination and the music of his language. Our adventure begins in the woolly pastures of the Shepherdess and her flock of little sheep. She is having a party to celebrate the sheep shearing. When she discovers a lost baby, we must follow the clues.

These performances are specifically designed to welcome audiences on the autism spectrum.

Recommended for ages 5+

Presented in association with BAMkids

Sign up at Kids.LincolnCenter.org for more information about family events at Lincoln Center.

 

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th St., Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th Floor

TICKETS: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org/Events/Campfire-relaxed-performances

 

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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.

 

Programming at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is made possible by Alice and David Rubenstein. Generous endowment support is provided by The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, 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.

 

Support for Lincoln Center Education’s Campfire is provided by the Abraham and Mildred Goldstein Charitable Trust.

 

Lead support for American Songbook provided by PGIM, the global 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.

 

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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