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American Songbook Series with Jessica Molaskey, Great Performers, and More Set for Lincoln Center, Feb 2014

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American Songbook Series with Jessica Molaskey, Great Performers, and More Set for Lincoln Center, Feb 2014

Lincoln Center has announced its February 2014 lineup, including the American Songbook series with Michael John LaChiusa, Jessica Molaskey, and more, as well as Great Performers' "Art Song on Film", Target Free Thursdays and Meet the Artist Saturdays. Details below!

Chronological Listing of Lincoln Center's Programs and Events for February 2014:

Saturday, February 1, 2013 - FREE - at 11 am

Meet the Artist Saturdays

The Wonderful Wizard of Odd

In The Wonderful Wizard of Odd, six clowns perform scenes from the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz with a 21st- century update. Through silliness, song, and utter confusion, the clowns discover what it means to be a performer, clown, and human being in 2013. By throwing back the curtain, they reveal the truth about the wizard and this classic tale that rings true today.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Saturday, February 1 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Heartbreak Country: Michael John LaChiusa's Stories of America

The critically-lauded musical theater composer/lyricist is best known for his Broadway show The Wild Party, and Off-Broadway's Giant, and Queen of the Mist, as well as for his collaborations with Audra McDonald. For this not-to-be-missed concert he brings along Kate Baldwin, Sherry T. Boone, Marc Kudisch, Bryce Ryness, Andrew Samonsky, Emily Skinner, and Mary Testa to sing his compelling songs. Conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III. Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Music Director and Piano.

The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $35, are available online at www.AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Tuesday, February 4 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Target ® Free Thursdays *note special date change

The Haden Triplets featuring Petra, Rachel, and Tanya Haden

Celebrating the release of their self-titled debut album produced by Ry Cooder, The Haden Triplets will perform songs steeped in history and the American folk music tradition. They sing in a close harmony that has been achieved by sharing a lifetime of sisterly togetherness.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Gottfried von der Goltz, violin and director

Petra Müllejans, violin and director

Bach: Complete Brandenburg Concertos

Pre-concert lecture at 6:15 pm led by Michael Marissen.

One of the world's leading period instrument ensembles will perform one of Bach's all-time favorite works featuring the Orchestra's co-directors, Baroque violinists Gottfried von der Goltz and Petra Müllejans.

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway and W. 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $45, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street.

Saturday, February 8 at 1 pm

Great Performers

Art Song on Film: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

The first installment of Great Performers' four-part film series of extraordinary singers presents Bruno Monsaingeon's documentary Autumn Journey, a portrait of baritone Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau. With substantial performance footage and conversations, the film is accompanied by excerpts from a 1959 recital of Schubert songs with pianist Gerald Moore.

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 W. 65th St.)

Limited tickets, priced at $15, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street. Remaining tickets will also be available at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 W. 65th St., on the day of the screening.

Saturday, February 8 at 3:15 pm

Great Performers

Art Song on Film: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Gérald Caillat's documentary Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: A Self-Portrait is the featured film on Program 2 of this film series. It explores one of the most important lieder interpreters of the post-war years. Schwazkopf performances of Strauss songs, with Gerald Moore at the keyboard, follow the documentary.

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 W. 65th St.)

Limited tickets, priced at $15, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street. Remaining tickets will also be available at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 W. 65th St., on the day of the screening.

Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30 pm

Great Performers

Art Song on Film: Christa Ludwig, Arlene Augér, and Lucia Popp

Program 3 features German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig singing Brahms lieder with Leonard Bernstein at the piano, followed by American soprano Arleen Augér in a live recording of songs by Mozart, Wolf, and Strauss. The program concludes with soprano Lucia Popp in Strauss' Four Last Songs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St.)

Limited tickets, priced at $15, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street. Remaining tickets will also be available at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St., on the day of the screening.

Wednesday, February 12 at 8:20 pm

Great Performers

Art Song on Film: Thomas Quasthoff

The final program in Art Song on Film surveys the artistry of bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, who retired from the stage in early 2012. Components include a recent master class on Schumann lieder, two Brahms songs accompanied by pianist Hélène Grimaud, and orchestrated Schubert lieder with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St.)

Limited tickets, priced at $15, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street. Remaining tickets will also be available at the Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St., on the day of the screening.

Wednesday, February 12 at 8:30 PM

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids

"One of acoustic music's finest talents" (The New York Times), Grammy-nominated Sarah Jarosz amazes audiences with her skills on the octave mandolin, banjo, and guitar, not to mention her songwriting. Her latest release, Build Me Up, has earned glowing accolades from USA Today and WNYC's Soundcheck for its take on contemporary roots music. She'll be joined for herAmerican Songbook evening by the contemporary folk-bluegrass duo, The Milk Carton Kids.

The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $30, are available online at www.AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Christian Zacharias, piano

Beethoven: Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26

Schubert: Moments musicaux, D.780

Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Beethoven: Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2

The Great Performers 2013-2014 Virtuoso Recitals series focuses on four world-class pianists. Christian Zacharias, "Possessed of effortless technique and a huge intellect" (Philadelphia Inquirer), is the second artist to be featured in the series (Murray Perahia appears in March and Stephen Hough in April). A Van Cliburn Competition winner, Zacharias has a long association with the Mostly Mozart Festival. He also balances a dual career as soloist and conductor by serving as Principal Conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Gothenburg Symphony.

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway and W. 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $45, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street.

Thursday, February 13 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

The Songs of Henry Krieger

Composer Henry Kreiger is a six-time Tony Award-winner for his blockbuster Broadway show Dreamgirls and writer of the musical score for The Tap Dance Kid. He also wrote the music for the much-acclaimed Side Show, which was revived this past fall in LaJolla, CA, and then moved to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The Songs of Henry Krieger features Erin Davie, Charity Dawson, Darius de Haas, Joshua Henry, Matthew Hydzik, Rebecca Luker, Emily Padgett, Alice Ripley, Keala Settle, and Lillias White.

The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $35, are available online at www.AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Friday, February 14 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Beth Orton

British-born singer/songwriter Beth Orton is a pioneer in "folktronica," a genre that bridges acoustic song and digital dance beats. Her six CDs have earned her a reputation for a voice described as "a gorgeous instrument" by The Washington Post, and her American audience has grown with the use of her music on TV shows including Charmed and Grey's Anatomy.

The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $30, are available online at www.AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Friday, February 14 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Target ® Free Thursdays *note special date change

Jason Samuels Smith & the Owen "Fiidla" Brown Quartet

"Transformation: Rhythm's Roots"

This is a first, highly-anticipated collaboration between Emmy Award-winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith and the noted musicians of the Owen "Fiidla" Brown Quartet. The work is based on the rhythmical and creative elements rooted in the African-American experience, and is a musical response to the acclaimed film, 12 Years a Slave.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 and 9:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Jonathan Groff

After his starring role in the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Spring Awakening, Jonathan Goff's sweet tenor voice landed him on the popular TV show Glee. Fans can also catch him in the upcoming film The Normal Heart. He will sing pop tunes and Broadway show songs in the elegant Allen Room.

The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $35 for the 7:30 pm show and at $30 for the 9:30 pm show, are available online at www.AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Wednesday, February 19 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Marty Stuart & Connie Smith

The husband and wife team of Grand Ole Opry star Marty Stuart and Country Hall-of-Famer Connie Smith take over The Allen Room stage for a night of foot-stompin' honky tonk and country music heartbreak.

The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $35, are available online at www.AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Thursday, February 20 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Target ® Free Thursdays

William Hooker: Body and Soul by Oscar Micheaux

The kinetically charged percussionist William Hooker leads his ensemble in an original score to accompany the screening of Oscar Micheaux's controversial 1925 film, Body and Soul. Featuring Paul Robeson in his screen debut, the film addresses issues of race, crime, and sexuality, and will be followed by a Q & A with Hooker and film enthusiast Chris Sampson.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 and 9:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Portraits of Joni: Jessica Molaskey Sings Joni Mitchell

With Special Guest Larry Goldings and Others

Jessica Molaskey, a veteran of such Broadway shows as Dream, Parade, and the recent revival of Sunday in the Park with George, is a vocalist equally comfortable singing jazz, show tunes, and folk. For this concert, she brings along a few friends to pay tribute to a giant of 20th-century music: Joni Mitchell.

The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $50 for the 7:30 pm show and at $35 for the 9:30 pm show, are available online at www.AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Friday, February 21 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Aoife O'Donovan

"I'm trying to access human emotion and capture it in song" is how singer/songwriter Aoife O'Donovan describes her sharply etched stories of loss and longing. Her silvery vocals can be heard on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a CD recorded with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and bassist Edgar Meyer, and O'Donovan has also been a regular guest on public radio's Prairie Home Companion. At this concert she'll sing selections from her recent CD, Fossils.

The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $30, are available online at www.AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Saturday, February 22 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Ann Harada

Ann Harada is currently giving "a hoot of a performance" (NY 1 News) in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella as the evil stepsister Charlotte, but fans may remember her better as the heavily accented Japanese therapist in the hit show, Avenue Q. She also appeared in the Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 and on the TV show Smash. Here's an opportunity to sample her wild comedic talents up close on The Allen Room stage.

The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $30, are available online at www.AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Thursday, February 27 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Target ® Free Thursdays

Paths to the Summit

Paths to the Summit is a specially commissioned work that brings together Grecian scholar Dr. Kyriakos Kalatziades and the Greek and early-Byzantine music quintet, En Chordais, with Canadian Kiya Tabbassian and his Renaissance music group, Constantinople Ensemble. Paths to the Summit explores early Mediterranean music as well as original compositions inspired by their acclaimed Journeys of Marco Polo project. The evening will feature music played on early European instruments including the lute and viola da gamba, as well as Middle Eastern instruments such as the setar from Persia and the tombak.

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for Target® Free Thursdays

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 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 atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Programs, artists, schedules, and tickets prices are subject to change.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) 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 3,000 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, 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 led a series of major capital projects, now complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus.

Pictured: Jessica Molaskey. Photo by Bill Westmoreland.

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