December 2012 Schedule of Concerts and Events Announced at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

December 2012 Schedule of Concerts and Events Announced at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

The following events have been announced at Lincoln Center:

Saturday, December 1 – FREE – Mario the Magician and the Sleight of Hand Band
Kids and their respective grown-ups can get together for a Meet the Artist Saturday morning with Mario the Magician. Inspired by Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and vaudeville-style theater, this interactive, fun-for-all show is ridiculously silly and meticulously crafted at the same time. Mario will be accompanied by his Sleight of Hand Band, a four-piece jazz combo led by Chris Donohue.

Meet the Artist Saturdays
Mario the Magician and the Sleight of Hand Band
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 11 AM (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)
FREE

Sunday, December 2 – Calder Quartet

The four boundary-pushing string players of the Calder Quartet—formerly Juilliard’s Graduate Resident String Quartet—named themselves after the American artist Alexander Calder. They will perform works by Stravinsky, Adès and Beethoven for this hour-long Sunday Morning Coffee Concert. With a strong focus on contemporary work, these young musicians have commissioned more than 25 new works from such composers as Christopher Rouse and Terry Riley, and have performed at Carnegie Hall and Le Poisson Rouge.

Calder Quartet

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for string quartet

Adès: The Four Quarters

Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 (“Serioso”)

Walter Reade Theater 11 AM (165 W. 65th St.)

Tickets, from $22, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher or Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th St.

Monday, December 3 – What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow
Composer, conductor and commentator Rob Kapilow does double duty as host and performer when he is joined by his collaborator, pianist Judith Gordon. He will apply his always-enlightening and entertaining musical analysis of Brahms, as the two artists perform one of the most admired piano works in chamber music repertoire—his variations on a theme by Joseph Haydn.

Rob Kapilow, commentator and piano

Judith Gordon, piano

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn in B-flat major, Op. 56b

Walter Reade Theater 7:30 PM (165 W. 65th St.)

Tickets, from $45, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher or Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th St. Programs, artists, schedules, and tickets prices are subject to change.

Monday, December 3 FREE – New York Philharmonic Offstage with André Watts
Pianist André Watts in a lively conversation with 105.9 FM WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon at the David Rubenstein Atrium.
New York Philharmonic Offstage
Members of the Philharmonic
André Watts
Jeff Spurgeon, host
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 7 PM (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)
FREE
Co-presented by the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, December 5 – FREE – Poet-Linc featuring El Puente and Urban Word (from Brooklyn)

Poet-Linc, a vibrant poetry slam contest celebrating talented young artists from the five boroughs performing their original poetry to the theme “I have a voice” continues with representatives from Brooklyn. Students from El Puente, Brooklyn’s Latino arts and cultural center, who are working with teachers from Urban Word (a New York City non-profit that offers poetry workshops), will compete for a place in the final championship round on December 13.

Poet-Linc

El Puente and Urban Word

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 6:30 PM (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)
FREE
Poet-Linc is presented in Collaboration with Curtis High School, El Puente, Girls Write Now, Global Writes and SAYA!

Thursday, December 6 – FREE – Tacit Group

This category-defying group comes to the David Rubenstein Atrium all the way from South Korea with a performance style that incorporates electro-acoustic music, algorithmic composition, and visual art. Using real-time projection mapping and computer graphics, Tacit Group won the 2012 Asian Arts Theater’s Project Development Initiative and has revolutionized the concept of sound and performance in South Korea.

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Tacit Group
With Jinwon Lee (“Gazaebal”), Jaeho Chang, Eunee Cho, Taebok Cho (a.k.a. “Graycode”), Kwangrae Kim, Hyemin Seo, and Jeho Yun
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 7:30 PM (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)
FREE

Saturday, December 8 – Countertenor Andreas Scholl and Pianist Tamar Halperin
One of the most prolific and successful classical vocal recording artists of our time, countertenor Andreas Scholl’s has a voice described by the Times (London) as one that “…rushes through the blood stream, so tender and gravely beautiful that time seems to stand still.” Recently heard at the Metropolitan Opera in Handel’s Rodelinda with Renée Fleming, his latest CD, Oh Solitude, was nominated for a 2012 Grammy. His Great Performers “Art of the Song” recital with pianist Tamar Halperin offers songs spanning two centuries, from John Dowland to Johannes Brahms.
Andreas Scholl, countertenor

Tamar Halperin, piano

Dowland: Flow, my tears, fall from your springs

Dowland: I saw my lady weep

Dowland: Time stands still

Campion: I care not for these ladies

Haydn: Despair

Haydn: The Wanderer

Haydn: Recollection

Johnson: Have you seen the bright lily grow

Purcell: Music for a While

Purcell: Now that the sun hath veiled his light (An Evening Hymn on a Ground)

Schubert: Du bist die Ruh, D.776

Mozart: Abendempfindung, K.523

Mozart: Das Veilchen, K.476

Brahms: Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund

Schubert: Abendstern, D.806

Brahms: All mein Gedanken

Brahms: Da unten im Tale

Schubert: Der Jüngling auf dem Hügel, D.702

Schubert: Der Tod und das Mädchen, D.531

Brahms: Es ging ein Maidlein zarte

Brahms: In stiller Nacht, zur ersten Wacht

Alice Tully Hall 7:30 PM (Broadway at 65th St.)

Tickets, from $45, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher or Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th St. Programs, artists, schedules, and tickets prices are subject to change.

Wednesday, December 12 ? FREE – Poet-Linc (representing Staten Island)
Poet-Linc, a vibrant poetry slam contest celebrating talented young artists from the five boroughs performing their original poetry to the theme “I have a voice,” continues with representatives from Staten Island’s Curtis High School, who will compete for a place in the final championship round on December 13.
Poet-Linc
Students from Staten Island’s Curtis High School
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 6:30 PM (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)
FREE
Poet-Linc is presented in Collaboration with Curtis High School, El Puente, Girls Write Now, Global Writes and SAYA!

Thursday, December 13 – FREE – Poet-Linc Final Competition
Cheer for your favorite poet at the final event in Lincoln Center’s Poetry slam completion, where high school students from all five boroughs will perform their original poetry.
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Poet-Linc Final Competition
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 7:30 PM (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)
FREE
Poet-Linc is presented in Collaboration with Curtis High School, El Puente, Girls Write Now, Global Writes and SAYA!

Saturday, December 15 – Collegium Vocale Gent Choir and Orchestra
Celebrate the holidays with founder and music director Phillippe Herreweghe and his renowned Collegium Vocale Gent Choir and Orchestra. The ensemble returns to Alice Tully Hall for a music-on-period-instrument performance of Bach’s lush Christmas Oratorio by the group hailed for “bringing the authenticity movement to a whole new level of musicality” (The Star Ledger). Bach’s Oratorio was written for the Christmas season of 1734, intended for performance on one of the major feast days.
Collegium Vocale Gent Choir and Orchestra
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor
Dorothee Mields, soprano
Damien Guillon, countertenor
Thomas Hobbs, tenor
Peter Kooij, bass
Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 (“Christmas Oratorio”)
Part 1: Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf preiset die Tage
Part 2: Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend
Part 3: Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen
Part 6: Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben
Pre-concert lecture by Michael Marissen at 6:15 in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 W. 65th St., 10th floor
Alice Tully Hall 7:30 PM (Broadway at 65th St.)
Tickets, from $45, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher or Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th St. Programs, artists, schedules, and tickets prices are subject to change.

Thursday, December 20 – FREE – yMusic + Greg Saunier: The Music of Jherek Bischoff

The New York Times called songwriter, producer, performer, and Pacific Northwest composer Jherek Bischoff a “pop polymath.” He’s made a major impression on New York’s music scene, connecting with both the indie rock and new music communities. At back to back Target® Free Thursdays concerts, he’ll debut a new Lincoln Center commission, accompanied by yMusic and percussionist Greg Saunier, best known for his work with the band Deerhoof.
Target® Free Thursdays
yMusic + Greg Saunier
Jherek Bischoff
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 7:30 & 9:30 PM
(Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)
FREE

Thursday, December 27 – FREE – NewSong Music Collaboration

Target® Free Thursdays
NewSong Music Collaboration

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 7:30 PM (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)
FREE

MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center

Movado is an Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center

United Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center

WABC-TV is the Official Broadcast Partner of Lincoln Center

William Hill Estate Winery is the Official Wine of Lincoln Center

Great Performers
BNY Mellon is a Proud Sponsor of Great Performers

Support is provided by Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., The Shubert Foundation, Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Barbro Osher Pro Suecia 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

Endowment support for Symphonic Masters is provided by the Leon Levy Fund

Endowment support is also provided by UBS

David Rubenstein Atrium
Support for the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center has been generously provided by Ford Foundation, Cushman & Wakefield, Algin Management Co., LLC and the Xerox Foundation.

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

Meet the Artist Saturdays, sponsored by Neuberger Berman

Major support for Meet the Artist Saturdays is provided by Betty and John Levin. Additional support facilitated by The Honorable City Council Member, Gale Brewer Endowment support is provided by The Walt Disney Company.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (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.

All programs, artists and prices subject to change.

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