Press Release

September 20, 2019

October 2019 Performances and Events Calendar

Lincoln Center News

Date: September 20, 2019

 

October 2019 Performances and Events Calendar

 

White Light Festival Opens its 10th Anniversary Season with Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju

 

LC Kids Season Kicks Off with Free Performance by the Brown Rice Family and the U.S. Premiere of Nest

 

Free Events in David Rubenstein Atrium Continue with 47Soul and AfrotroniX;

Melvis Santa & Ashedi; Tito Rodriguez, Jr.; and more

 

*FREE Thursday, October 3 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Atrium 360°: 47Soul and AfrotroniX

This global-minded double set mixes 47Soul’s Arabic Dabke dance music with the Afrofuturist funk of Chad native, Montreal-based AfrotroniX. 47Soul is known in the underground music scene for their traditional Palestinian street music combined with deep electronic beats and influences from funk, hip-hop, and rock—a genre they coined “Shamstep.” They add analogue synthesizers, hypnotic guitar lines, and probing lyrics in both Arabic and English to melodies that have been echoing through the Arab world for centuries. Their powerful shows are a mix of unstoppable dancing and a call for celebration and freedom in the struggle for equality. For the second part of the evening, AfrotroniX merges dubstep, house, reggae, and EDM with Mbalakh rhythms and electric Tuareg blues to create an intoxicating live experience that includes African urban dance and digital art. The musician behind this unique Afrofuturist vision is famed Chadian guitarist Caleb Rimtobaye, who has worked with Young Paris, Mbongwana Star, and singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy. AfrotroniX has been touring the world for a decade and now brings his visionary live show to the Atrium.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets.

FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

*FREE Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 am

LC Kids

Free Saturdays at the Atrium: Brown Rice Family

A fresh world roots band jamming towards global solidarity, Brown Rice Family provides the masses with distinctively organic global music, which encompasses reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, Afrobeat, jazz stylings, rock, Brazilian, Latin, and funk. Always growing, the band now comprises eight members hailing from all over the world—Japan, Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, South Africa, and the USA. Their diverse backgrounds set the stage for a unique coexistence, musical creativity, and, of course, dancing! Recommended for Ages 2-5.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets.

FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Kids.

 

*FREE Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Atrium 360°: Melvis Santa & Ashedi

Havana-born artist Melvis Santa made a splash on the Cuban musical scene at 14, when she founded the collective Sexto Sentido—a project that jazz great Chucho Valdés deemed “the best Cuban vocal quartet of the past 30 years.” The multitalented singer, composer, pianist, Afro-Cuban dancer, actress, and educator went on to perform at the historic Minton’s Playhouse jazz club, Birdland, and the Zinc Bar, among other storied music venues. Santa, a 2018 GRAMMY Award nominee for Best Latin Jazz Album, now brings her band’s rich palette of Latin sounds to the Atrium with their new project, Ashedí. Don’t miss this powerful performance exploring the connections between her Afro-Cuban musical heritage, bolero, and jazz.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets.

FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

*FREE Thursday, October 17 at 1:00 pm

Lincoln Center Moments, for individuals with dementia and their caregivers

Library Film Festival

The Library for the Performing Arts takes audiences back in time through a presentation of vintage 16mm films from the NYPL Reserve Film and Video collection.  Enjoy a series of short documentary portraits of historic Libraries, New York City in 1950s, and Lincoln Center in the 1960s.

Presented in collaboration with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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

FREE This program is free of charge, but registration is required. Please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375 to receive program updates. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Moments.

 

*FREE Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

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

This Lincoln Center commission commemorates Howard Zinn’s seminal book, “A People’s History of the United States,” with music and spoken-word performances that bring to life the words of ordinary people engaged in struggles for freedom and justice: those who fought to end slavery and Jim Crow, protested war and the genocide of Native Americans, created unions and the eight-hour workday, advanced women's rights and gay liberation, and struggled to right the wrongs of the day. A galvanizing and engaging lineup of performers delve into original source materials from the rebels, dissenters, and visionaries of the past—and present.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets.

FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

*FREE Friday, October 18 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

¡VAYA! 63: Tito Rodriguez, Jr.

Our Latin dance party series continues with a night of classic salsa hits and arrangements of big-band favorites. Dedicated to keeping his father’s musical legacy alive, Tito Rodríguez, Jr.—also a timbalero—assembles an all-star lineup that infuses Tito Sr.’s original mambo beat with a contemporary twist. A band “made for dancers” (The New York Times), the Tito Rodríguez Orchestra with Tito Rodríguez, Jr., has thrilled audiences throughout the world, with stops at the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Vienne, Tiempo Latino, and the Ravinia Jazz Festival. Whether you want to feel nostalgic for music of a bygone era or experience a modern típica sound, you’re guaranteed to be on the dance floor all night long.

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets.

FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Saturday, October 19 – Tuesday, October 22

White Light Festival

Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju: The Love Suicides at Sonezaki

At the turn of 18th-century Japan, a clerk and a courtesan committed suicide in the forest of Tenjin. The Love Suicides at Sonezaki, a tragic play based upon these events, was banned after its 1703 premiere for more than two centuries. For this U.S. production premiere, renowned artist Hiroshi Sugimoto presents a bold, contemporary interpretation of the classic drama using bunraku puppet theater with music by Living National Treasure Seiji Tsurusawa and video by Tabaimo and Sugimoto. The puppets, imbued with life, captivate audiences with their lively movements rivaling the eloquence of actual human beings.

Corporate support for Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju: The Love Suicides at Sonezaki is provided by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), J.C.C. Fund, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Inc.

Additional support is made possible in part by The Jim Henson Foundation.

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 10 Columbus Circle.

TICKETS start at $20 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/White-Light-Festival

 

*FREE Monday, October 21 at 11:00am & 1:00 pm

Lincoln Center Moments, for individuals with dementia and their caregivers

Steven Herring and Friends: To the Moon!

Since the beginning of time, human beings have been overwhelmed with the need to know. Wonder and curiosity have not only taken us to the moon, they have also allowed us to create vast, complex civilizations. How do performing artists convey feelings of wonder and curiosity?  With the help of several operatic and Broadway composers, Steven Herring and friends will take the audience on an exciting exploration of ideas across the footlights!

Presented in collaboration with the Julliard School.

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

FREE This program is free of charge but registration is required. Please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375 to receive program updates. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Moments.

 

Wednesday, October 23 – Sunday, October 27 at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

LC Kids

Nest

Akin Theatre (England)

Unfolding in a custom-built performance tent, this multisensory experience takes audiences on a delightful journey through the seasons. Using playful poetry, music, movement, puppetry, and tactile play, Nest will awaken curiosity in babies and remind grownups of the wonder of being in the world for the first time. To note: This intimate performance is set in a tent, in which babies and caregivers are seated in a circle. Seating is general admission, and the Front of House team will guide audience members to their seats on the floor. Recommended for Ages 0-14 months.

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street.

TICKETS start at $24 (Member Price $18) and are available by visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org

 

Wednesday, October 23 – Friday, October 25 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

En Masse

Australia’s Circa ensemble embodies electrifying explosions of physicality and power in this work that blurs the boundaries of dance, theater, music, and circus arts. Under the visionary direction of Yaron Lifschitz, the troupe melds circus acrobatics with contemporary dance in the tender and savage En Masse, featuring ten acrobats and three musicians performing to music by Swedish composer Klara Lewis interspersed with selections from Schubert’s haunting Winterreise and Schwanengesang. A two-piano arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring yields the anarchic energy of acrobats caught in a life-and-death struggle. Circa appeared in the U.S. premiere of How Like an Angel in the 2014 White Light Festival.

There will be a post-performance discussion with Libby McDonnell and Elizabeth Streb on Thursday, October 24.

Endowment support for the White Light Festival presentation of En Masse is provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street.

TICKETS start at $45 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/White-Light-Festival.

 

*FREE Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Atrium 360°: Melanie Charles’s Make Jazz Trill Again Project

Trained as an opera singer before turning to jazz, Brooklyn-based artist Melanie Charles has been making waves with her voice and versatility. Deemed “one of the most dynamic vocal pipes ever witnessed” by KariJazz, Charles can channel Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson as well her Haitian roots in one rousing and unequivocally unique concert. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center and on Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and collaborated with artists such as SZA, Jean Grae, and the Gorillaz. Tonight, Charles showcases her jazz-rooted, lo-fi multi-media experience in this captivating performance at the Atrium.

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets.

FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

Journey to the East

Journey to the East links two unique figures across the centuries: acclaimed early-music interpreter Jordi Savall and St. Francis Xavier, the 16th-century Jesuit missionary who traveled from the court of Lisbon to Mozambique, India, Malaysia, Japan, and China. In this epic musical journey, narrated by John Douglas Thompson, Savall directs Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and guest musicians as they trace the rich array of percussion, melodic instruments, and vocal styles Francis Xavier would have encountered on his route. Journey to the East is based on Savall’s 2008 album Francis Xavier: The Route to the Orient, created from a program marking the 500th anniversary of Xavier’s birth. Savall returns to the White Light Festival following presentations of The Cycles of Life: A Musical Exploration of the Balkans in 2013 and The Routes of Slavery, also narrated by Thompson, in 2017.

There will be a pre-concert discussion with Jordi Savall and Ara Guzelimian at 6:15 pm.

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway.

TICKETS start at $75 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/White-Light-Festival.

 

*FREE Monday, October 28 at 1:00 pm

Lincoln Center Moments, for individuals with dementia and their caregivers

Celisse

Join singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Celisse Henderson for an afternoon of high energy rock, soul and blues music! Her genre blending performances have been described as “richly musical and transformative.” Audience members can expect to hear soulful, blues-tinged original tunes with infectious hooks, as well as familiar, beloved songs to sing along.

Presented in collaboration with David Rubenstein Atrium.

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

FREE This program is free of charge, but registration is required. Please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375 to receive program updates. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Moments.

 

Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

Mahler Songs

Baritone Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber have a 30-year partnership that began in their schooldays. Since then, the pair have devoted themselves to lied interpretation through performances, recordings and by teaching. This lyrical evening moves from the disenchanted wanderer of Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (“Songs of a Wayfarer”) to selected folkloric poetry settings of Des Knaben Wunderhorn (“The Boy’s Magic Horn”), concluding with the eternally poignant Kindertotenlieder. Together, Gerhaher and Huber have recorded the Schubert, Schumann, and Mahler cycles for Sony Music, as well as a new recording of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin that was released in autumn 2017. The duo’s third Schumann CD, also including the Kerner Songs, was released in autumn 2018. Gerhaher portrayed Jesus in Peter Sellars’s much-acclaimed St. Matthew Passion featured in the 2014 White Light Festival.

This concert is also part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers.

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway.

TICKETS start at $55 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/White-Light-Festival.

 

Tuesday, October 29 & Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 pm

White Light Festival

Zauberland (Magic Land): An encounter with Schumann’s Dichterliebe

Katie Mitchell directs Zauberland (Magic Land), a New York premiere starring soprano Julia Bullock and pianist Cédric Tiberghien. As violence blazes, a young woman waits at the border of Zauberland—a magical world of security and peace. But when she sleeps, her dreams are haunted by images of the burnt-out city that she was forced to abandon. Composer Bernard Foccroulle and writer Martin Crimp interweave 16 new songs with Schumann’s Dichterliebe, a Romantic song cycle infused with yearning and fairy-tale landscapes. A co-commission of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Zauberland premiered at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord on April 5, 2019. Katie Mitchell directed T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets at the 2011 White Light Festival.

There will be a post-performance discussion with Julia Bullock, Cédric Tiberghien, and Bernard Foccroulle, moderated by Ara Guzelimian, on Wednesday, October 30.The White Light Festival presentation of Zauberland is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th Street.

TICKETS start at $35 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/White-Light-Festival.

 

*FREE Thursday, October 31 at 7:30 pm

David Rubenstein Atrium

Atrium 360°: Carol Lipnik and Tareke Ortiz: A Coney Island Mexican Halloween

Inspired by her Coney Island upbringing, Carol Lipnik evokes a shadow-world of mysterious, often misunderstood creatures through her stunningly versatile four-octave voice and expressive, impeccably crafted songs. Her repertoire—ranging from mad, carnival-ride tangos and waltzes to dramatic Bowie-esque rock and intricate, semi-acoustic art songs—is unified by the singer's visionary commitment to the beauty of strangeness and the strangeness of beauty. Together with Mexican composer, pianist, and cabaret performer Tareke Ortiz, sideshow freaks meet Mayan deities for a Spooktacular Halloween concert of traditional and original songs that feature weeping bird spirits, spells, ghosts, werewolves, two-headed calves, and more other-worldly creatures. Costume designed by the singular Machine Dazzle.

David Rubenstein Atrium, Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets.

FREE Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

 

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The White Light Festival 2019 is made possible by The Shubert Foundation, The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc., Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Culture Ireland, The Joelson Foundation, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, J.C.C. Fund, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council and Friends of Lincoln Center.

 

Endowment support is provided by American Express Cultural Preservation Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance.

 

Great Performers Lead Support is provided by PGIM, the global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc.

 

Additional 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, 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.

 

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 David Rubenstein.

 

Generous endowment support is provided by The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Oak Foundation

 

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

 

Lincoln Center thanks its NextGen Fund members for supporting new audience development and free programming: 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.

 

LC Kids is presented by New York-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, Joseph M. Cohen, Founding Families and Family Circle.

 

Major support for LC Kids Artists at the Atrium is provided by Betty and John Levin.

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Presenting Sponsor for Lincoln Center Moments

 

Support for Lincoln Center Moments is provided, in part, by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

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

 

This program 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

 

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.

 

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About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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 thousands of 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 at 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.

 

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