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.)
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.
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
Jeff Spurgeon, host
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 7 PM (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)
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.
El Puente and Urban Word
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 6:30 PM (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)
Poet-Linc is presented in Collaboration with Curtis High School, El Puente, Girls Write Now, Global Writes and SAYA!