August 03, 2012
David Rubenstein Atrium
August 3, 2012
Contact: Kate Merlino, 212-875-5101
DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM RESUMES REGULAR PROGRAMMING AUGUST 9
FOLLOWING SMASH RUN OF THE CLOCK
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER TARGET® FREE THURSDAYS:
August 9 German biergarten party with Mösl Franzi and The Ja Ja Jas;
August 16 Fordham Alumni Theater Turn of the Screw;
August 23 2011 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest Winner Arthur Alligood;
August 30: Lysander Piano Trio;
September 4 (a Tuesday) The Tres Amigos: The Spicy Special;
September 20 The Donations singing group
MEET THE ARTIST SATURDAY:
September 15 Music for the whole family with Classical Jam
LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL FINAL PERFORMANCE:
September 29 Latin music & dance, broadcast live to select Queens libraries
***New Start Time for Target® Free Thursday Events is 7:30 pm; Admission is Free***
The David Rubenstein Atrium will resume its regular programming of music and dance events on Thursday, August 9, 2012 after having been the site for the The Clock, Christian Marclay’s epic video art work. The Clock, which won the Golden Lion award for best art work at the 2011 Venice Biennale, was seen by a record 18,000 people during its July 13-August 1 installation in the David Rubenstein Atrium. It marked the inauguration of Lincoln Center’s post-redevelopment public art initiative, which explores the affinity between the visual arts and the performing arts. So on August 9 the David Rubenstein Atrium switches back to being the site for a variety of exciting performing arts events.
Admission is FREE. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. Easy access via subway: No. 1 IRT to 66th Street/Lincoln Center or A, B, C, D or No. 1 to 59th Street/Columbus Circle; Buses: M5, M7, M11, M66, M104 to Broadway. Parking is available.
For more information, including an updated calendar of performances and programs at the Atrium, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.
Target® is proud to sponsor Target Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center.
TARGET® FREE THURSDAYS
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m.
MÖSL FRANZI and THE JA JA JAS
Target Free Thursdays celebrates its August return with a German-style biergarten party! Vibrant Oompah-band Mösl Franzi & the Ja Ja Jas add Alphabet-City freshness to the German polka and more. Their quirky lyrics and fun, fast-paced beats breathe new life into the German Oompah tradition without losing an ounce of authenticity.
Thursday, Aug 16 at 7:30 pm
FORDHAM ALUMNI THEATER: TURN OF THE SCREW
A Governess is hired by a mysterious gentleman to look after two parentless children sequestered in a Hampton’s estate over the winter. As she takes on the endeavor, eerie events transpire that start to unnerve the Governess – are the spirits she begins to see a danger to her and the children? Are they just figments of her imagination? As the threat increases, the Governess will have to confront a brutal truth that will challenge not only her safety and sanity, but also the fate of the children under her charge. Turn of The Screw, written by Henry James and published in 1898, has been heralded as a classic work of fiction, and served as the inspiration for many visual adaptations, from opera to TV and film.
Presented in collaboration with Fordham Alumni Theater
Thursday, August 23 at 7:30 pm
2011 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest winner Alligood combines folk, gospel, and raw Southern poetry for his lyrical commentary on the human condition. As the grand prize winner, Alligood was given the opportunity to go into the studio with producer, songwriter, and hitmaker Mikal Blue and create the album “One Silver Needle” on the NewSong Recordings label. The album features an all-star cast of musicians including drum legend Jim Keltner (John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan), bassist Leland Sklar (James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne) and guitarist Michael Ward (Ben Harper, The Wallflowers).
Presented in collaboration with NewSong Music
Thursday, August 30 at 7:30 pm
LYSANDER PIANO TRIO
Grand Prize winner at the 2011 Coleman Chamber Music Competition, Lysander Piano Trio performs an exciting cross section of the most beloved piano trio repertoire. Raising the curtain with the Czech Romantic composer Bedrich Smetana's dramatic movement in G minor, the program moves on to Joseph Haydn's witty Allegro, unusual in its striking use of plucked strings. In Johannes Brahms' graceful and relaxed Andante, the strings and piano exchange beautiful melodies in dialogue. Felix Mendelssohn's breathlessly virtuosic Scherzo is reminiscent of the composer's elfine music inspired by the Midsummer Night's Dream. The climax of the program is Ravel's stunningly moving and colorful Trio in A minor, widely considered a pinnacle of the genre. To round off the evening, Lysander performs Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla's rousing tango "Autumn in Buenos Aires."
Presented in collaboration with The Juilliard School
Tuesday, September 4 at 7:30 pm (note different day of the week)
THE TRES AMIGOS: THE SPICY SPECIAL
Careening back and forth between three-part harmony-singing and bursts of instrumental improvisation, The Tres Amigos deliver daring takes on American standards and original songs that already sound like classics-all tightly arranged to suit the group's unique mix of alto saxophone, accordion, acoustic guitar, and hollerin' voices. They've been called the "ultimate roots music ensemble" (Yes! Weekly) for good reason: White Lightning, Woody Guthrie, slow Delta blues, fast Brazilian choros, Night and Day, and Rocky Top all find their way into the Amigos' exuberant repertoire and feel like they belong there. The Tres Amigos are North Carolina ex-pats Justin Poindexter (guitar) and Eddie Ray Barbash (washboard and sax), and San Francisco native Sam Reider (accordion). They have appeared in recent performances with New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band, bluegrass legends Tony Rice and the Del McCoury band, and grammy-award winning Americana singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale.
Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 pm
The Donations is comprised of Lincoln Center staffers -- a singing group originally commissioned by Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center. Friends and colleagues will accompany the group on an eclectic selection of songs ranging from Broadway to the King of Pop. We hope you'll join us for an evening of merry music-making!
MEET THE ARTIST SATURDAYS
Occurring on the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a holiday or other change in the schedule, Meet the Artist Saturdays are events designed for the entire family to enjoy:
Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am
CLASSICAL JAM: From the Streets to the Concert Hall
A vibrant ensemble of flute, percussion, violin, viola and cello, Classical Jam (CJ) brings five of the most highly demanded soloists and chamber musicians together. CJ is best known for its engaging and lively presentations of thought provoking concert themes, and wide-ranging repertoire including Renaissance dance music, traditional classical works, their own arrangements from Gershwin to Piazzolla. CJ was recently selected by Concert Artists Guild to receive the Cary Trust Fund for Contemporary Music Projects and were recently featured in the documentary film by Kasia Witek entitled "Classical Jam - A Documentary."
Meet the Artist Saturdays, sponsored by Neuberger Berman. Major support for Meet the Artist Saturdays is provided by Betty and John Levin. Additional support and facilitation provided by City Council member Gale Brewer. Endowment support provided by The Walt Disney Company.
LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL
During the summer of 2012 the Queens Library and Lincoln Center presented a series of dance and music performances in seven neighborhood branches of the Queens Library:
Saturday, September 29 at 2:30pm
LINCOLN CENTER LOCAL Final Series Performance
Journey across Latin culture with Alexander Wu and the Zigzag Quartet to find the threads of salsa, samba, and tango in classical jazz and modern musical compositions. This performance features ballroom dancers and will be broadcast live to selected libraries in Queens.
Presented in collaboration with Queens Library
Lincoln Center Local is made possible by generous grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation and the Oak Foundation.
Go to LincolnCenter.org/Atrium for an updated schedule of Atrium concerts and events.
The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, a community, visitors and ticketing facility, is home to an array of programs, services and amenities designed for area residents, out-of-towners and visitors to Lincoln Center. This new public space is named in honor of the philanthropist, financier and Vice Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in recognition of his $10 million gift to the Bravo Campaign. Serving as a gateway to Lincoln Center and the entire Upper West Side community, the Atrium offers—for the first time in Lincoln Center history—day-of discount tickets to available performances across the campus in addition to access to full-price tickets via onsite kiosks and telephone services. Along with free performances, including Target® Free Thursdays every Thursday night of the year, and Meet the Artist Saturdays—free, family-friendly participatory programs at 11 am on the first Saturday of every month—other attractions and amenities in the Atrium include: a ’wichcraft café, a departure point for expanded Lincoln Center tours, a staffed Information Desk, free Wi-Fi, and restrooms.
Discount and Full-Price Tickets
Among the David Rubenstein Atrium’s varied programs and services is a one-stop box office location for available, same-day discount performance tickets to Lincoln Center events. Daily events from across the campus, including performances presented by Lincoln Center and its resident organizations will be available at the Donald and Barbara Zucker Box Office at the Atrium. Tickets to available performances will be discounted at 25 50 percent off the regular price. Tickets go on sale at 12 noon every day and are sold, two per person, on a first come, first served basis. The Donald and Barbara Zucker Box Office is closed on Monday, so those tickets will be sold on Sunday. The Rubenstein Atrium also offers help and guidance to patrons who want to purchase full-price tickets for future performances.
A Visitor and Tourist Destination
The Rubenstein Atrium is also the new departure point for Lincoln Center campus tours. Tour options include foreign language tours in Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Japanese (for groups, by reservation only); a newly-created “Art and Architecture” tour (also for groups, by reservation); and special Jazz at Lincoln Center tours. Daily walk-up tours for the public are offered between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (exact times are on the Atrium website.) Prices for Lincoln Center tours range from $8 to $20, depending on packages and student and senior discounts. For more information on tours call 212/875.5350, or e-mail email@example.com.
History of the David Rubenstein Atrium
Opened in 1905 as the Colonial Music Hall, the venue on the site of the current Atrium featured vaudeville acts such as the dance team of Fred and Adele Astaire and it introduced Charlie Chaplin to American audiences. In the 1920s, it became a Broadway theater, then a movie palace in the 1930s and 40s, before becoming a TV studio for both NBC and ABC. In 1971 it was renamed the Harkness Theater to house Rebecca Harkness’ ballet company and school, before closing in the late 1970s. The theater was torn down, replaced by condominiums and a public plaza called the Harmony Atrium.
About Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center is the world’s leading performing arts complex, representing the highest standards of excellence in opera, symphonic and chamber music, theater, dance, film, and arts education. Its 11 resident organizations—The Chamber Music Society, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—welcome 5 million visitors each year. After five decades of artistic excellence and service to its community, the nation and the world, Lincoln Center is nearing completion on a major transformation initiative to fully modernize its concert halls and public spaces, renew its 16-acre campus, and reinforce its vitality for decades to come. For more information, visit: LincolnCenter.org
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Meet the Artist Saturdays and Target® Free Thursdays are presentations of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (LCPA), which 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 5,000 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, the 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 is leading a series of major capital projects, now nearly complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus.
General operating support for the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center has generously been provided by The Ford Foundation, Cushman & Wakefield, The Mai Family Foundation, Algin Management Co., LLC, the Xerox Foundation, and the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
Generous endowment support provided by David M. Rubenstein and Oak Foundation.
Target® is proud to sponsor Target Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center.
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