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December 18, 2019

January 2020 at Lincoln Center: Calendar of This Month's Events

Lincoln Center

Date: December 18, 2019


 

January 2020 Performances and Events Calendar


American Songbook Kicks Off its 2020 Season With Performances by

Rufus Wainwright, André De Shields, and More


LC Kids Continues With a Performance by Philadanco


Alicia Olatuja Brings In The New Year at David Rubenstein Atrium With

Intuition: Songs From The Minds of Women


NEW YORK (December 18, 2019) — This January, Lincoln Center presents a plethora of music and dance events across the campus. David Rubenstein Atrium continues its 10th anniversary year with free, eclectic live performances every Thursday. The 2019-20 season of LC Kids (October 5—June 7, 2020) is in full swing with free and ticketed events developed for toddlers, children, and teenagers stepping into young adulthood; and American Songbook begins its latest season with artists performing Broadway, folk, classical, and more.


*FREE Thursday, January 2 at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Alicia Olatuja: Intuition: Songs From The Minds of Women

The “singer with a strong, lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage” (New York Times) shares songs from her new album, Intuition.

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, January 9 at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Kaki King

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” the Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist showcases signature performative and multimedia excerpts from her repertoire.

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, January 16 at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

C4 Trío: From Venezuela to the World

2019 Latin Grammy winners, Venezuelan ensemble C4 Trío transforms the cuatro guitar into a versatile and contemporary instrument with a whole new musical vocabulary.

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.


Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 pm

American Songbook

Rufus Wainwright: Songs That Built Me

With his emotionally candid melodies and “genuine originality” (New York Times), Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation. As a pop vocalist and songwriter, he has collaborated with musical giants, including Elton John, David Byrne, and Joni Mitchell. His musical output has been wondrously varied and prolific, including a historic re-creation of Judy Garland’s 1961 comeback concert that was performed to sold-out, adoring crowds in New York, Paris, Toronto, Los Angeles and London. His last album was a setting of nine Shakespeare sonnets. For this highly-anticipated show in Alice Tully Hall, Wainwright delves into his catalogue, including songs that have shaped him as an artist and may preview tracks from his forthcoming pop album, to be released in Spring of 2020. Through a set list created specially for his American Songbook debut, Rufus will build a singular viewpoint of American song through his unique, unmistakable lens.

Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway.

TICKETS start at $55 and are available by calling 212.721.6500 or visiting LincolnCenter.org/American-Songbook.


*FREE Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 pm

¡VAYA! 63

Los Cumpleaños

Opening set by DJ tres dos

Los Cumpleaños play a psychedelic take on Colombian Cumbia, Son Caribeño, Salsa Criolla and other tropical rhythms at this danceable, one-of-a-kind musical experience.

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, January 25 at 2:00 pm

LC Kids

Philadanco

Renowned for its innovation, creativity, and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco is now celebrating their 50th anniversary season under founder and artistic director Joan Myers Brown. This performance for young audiences and their families showcases a rich and varied program of some of their most powerful works by today’s most exciting contemporary choreographers: Between the Lines (choreographed by Francisco Gella with music by Philip Glass and Gidon Kremer), Endangered Species (choreographed by Anthony Burrell with music by Darryl Hoffman and Max Richter), and Enemy Behind the Gates (choreographed by Christopher Huggins with music by Steve Reich).

Recommended for ages 12+.

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 7th Floor.

TICKETS start at $25 (Member Price $18) and are available by calling 212.721.6500 or visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org.


Wednesday, January 29 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook

André De Shields: Old Dawg; New Tricks

“The top of one mountain is the bottom of the next, so keep climbing,” advised André De Shields upon accepting the 2019 Tony Award for his performances as Hermes in Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown. And keep climbing he does. At the age of 73, De Shields was the triple crown winner of the 2019 award season (also securing an Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award along with his Tony). In an illustrious career that has spanned a half century, he has distinguished himself as an actor, director, and educator, getting his start as the title character in The Wiz in 1975. With profound wit, elegance, and charm, this silky veteran of the stage proves why his star is still on the rise.

The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Circle.

TICKETS start at $85 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/American-Songbook.


*FREE Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber’s “Porgy & Bess The AstroBlack Trapfish Row Variations”

The “multiracial jam army” (Rolling Stone) returns with their “caramelizations” to renovate Gershwin’s masterpiece for the 21st century.

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, January 30 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook

Stephanie Blythe is Blythely Oratonio in: “Blythely Ever After”

Blythely Ever After is a musical journey through the life of the tender, testosterone-filled tenor of the century, Blythely Oratonio. Known as the outrageous alter ego of renowned mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, Oratonio takes you on a journey through his art and life in a mouthwatering musical cocktail of opera, rock and pop arias, garnished with a copious amount of facial hair. Blythe has performed on many of the world’s great stages, such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Paris National Opera, and opera houses across the U.S. But fans of the opera powerhouse have rarely seen or heard her—him—quite like this.

John Jarboe, co-writer & director; Arrangements by Daniel Kazemi; Costumes by Machine Dazzle with Rebecca Kanach. Developed in collaboration with The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and Opera Philadelpha.

The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Circle.

TICKETS start at $40 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/American-Songbook.


Friday, January 31 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook

Cowboy Junkies

More than 30 years ago, Cowboy Junkies proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session, recorded at Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity, was like a whisper that cut through the noise—and it was compelling. The album stood out in the midst of the flash and bombast that had come to define the late ’80s. The now-classic recording combined folk, blues, and rock in a way that had never been heard before and went on to sell more than a million copies. With their new album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener to wake up, to take notice. “It’s a deeper and a more complete record than we’ve ever done before,” says guitarist and songwriter Michael Timmins. “These songs are about reckoning on a personal level and reckoning on a political level.”

The Appel Room, 10 Columbus Circle.

TICKETS start at $100 and are available by calling 212.721.6500, or visiting LincolnCenter.org/American-Songbook.


 


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Lead Support for American Songbook provided by Holland America Line


Endowment support provided by Bank of America


Corporate support provided by Morgan Stanley


Additional support is provided by Christina and Robert Baker, EY, Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, The Shubert Foundation,


Great Performers Circle, Lincoln Center Patrons, and Lincoln Center Members


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.


Artist catering provided by Zabar’s and Zabars.com


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


Additional support is provided by The Centene Charitable Foundation.


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.


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.


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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