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Lincoln Center Announces April 2013 Concerts, Films, and Events

ANDRÁS SCHIFF: THE BACH PROJECT

András Schiff, piano

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)

All-Bach program

French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812

French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813

French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814

French Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 815

French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816

French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817

Overture in the French style in B minor, BWV 831

The performance of the complete French Suites marks the first of two evenings in April devoted to András Schiff's Bach Project, a series of concerts across the U.S. and Canada which began last season, in which Schiff performs most of Bach's keyboard works.

Tickets, from $45 to $77 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.

Wednesday, April 10
Great Performers
MUSIC ON FILM: GREAT PIANISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Alfred Brendel at 6:30 pm
Arthur Rubinstein at 8:45 pm
Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St.)

This four-part film series at the Walter Reade Theater celebrates the artistry of five legendary 20th century pianists with screenings that include rare archival performance footage, filmed interviews, and documentaries. The opening presentation features performance and commentary by Alfred Brendel, who recently retired from the concert hall. In these excerpts he plays Schubert's last sonatas and Liszt's Années de pèlerinage: Italie, masterworks by composers who were his specialty. The second installment features virtuoso Arthur Rubenstein performing Chopin at the Moscow Conservatory in 1964, and in a 1968 London performance with the Israeli Philharmonic.

Tickets are $15 and 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 Street.

Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 pm
Great Performers
ANDRÁS SCHIFF: THE BACH PROJECT
András Schiff, piano

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)

Post-performance discussion with András Schiff

All-Bach program

English Suite No. 1 in A major, BWV 806

English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807

English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808

English Suite No. 4 in F major, BWV 809

English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810

English Suite No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811

Schiff performs the complete English Suites in this second Great Performers concert of András Schiff's Bach Project.

Tickets, from $45 to $77 are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices.

Thursday, April 11 - FREE - at 7:30 pm
Target Free Thursdays
ARN CHORN-POND, MASTER MEK, & THE WATEREK ENSEMBLE
Presented in association with Season of Cambodia
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
The son of respected artists, traditional flute player Arn Chorn-Pond founded Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) in Phnom Penh in 1998 to resurrect the traditional arts, and their practitioners, that had been virtually wiped out under the Khmer Rouge. He survived the horrors of a work camp by playing for the authorities and while interred met, and studied with, Master Mek. Chorn-Pond's moving story was recounted in the Emmy-nominated documentary, The Flute Player and in Patricia McCormick's 2012 book Never Fall Down. A discussion with the artists will follow the performance. The evening is part of this spring's CLA organized Season of Cambodia, a citywide celebration of Cambodian arts, culture and humanities (April 6-May 31) that involves more than 30 New York arts and education institutions, presenting some 125 artists. For more information visit: www.seasonofcambodia.org.
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Saturday, April 13
Great Performers
MUSIC ON FILM: GREAT PIANISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Michelangeli and Gilels at 1 pm
Richter, the Enigma at 2:30 pm
Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St.)

The Music on Film series continues with rare footage of Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli playing Ravel's G major Concerto with conductor Sergiu Celibidache; and a performance of Beethoven's "Waldstein" Sonata by Emil Gilels, filmed at the 1971 Carinthian Summer Music Festival, alongside a 1959 performance of Prokofiev's Sonata No. 3. At 2:30 pm, Bruno Monsaingeon's documentary exploring the great Soviet pianist, poet, and mystic Sviatoslav Richter, will be screened.

Tickets are $15 and 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.

Tuesday, April 16 - FREE - at 7 pm
JustFilms at AtriumFlix
MISSISSIPPI MASALA: MIRA NAIR
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, (Broadway between 62nd & 63rd St.)
The April 16 screening in this new Atrium film series is Indian-born director Mira Nair's 1992 feature Mississippi Masala. The film, about an Indian family expelled from Uganda and their new struggles with identity and racism in the American South, stars a very young Denzel Washington. Ms. Nair, whose other films include Salaam Bombay, Monsoon Wedding, and The Namesake will discuss the film in a talk with noted movie critic Elvis Mitchell. JustFilms at AtriumFlix, six free evenings of documentaries and feature films and filmmaker talks, is presented in association with the Ford Foundation's JustFilms project.
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Thursday, April 18 - FREE - at 8:30 pm

Target Free Thursdays
RAUL MIDÓN with special guest MASTER KONG NAY

Presented in association with Season of Cambodia
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
"A three-way fusion of Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin and Jose Feliciano," is how The New York Times described the singer/songwriter Raul Midón. New Mexican born New Yorker, blind since birth, Midón combines a vibrant sound steeped in old-school soul, with Latin and jazz influences to create timeless, classic pop songs. Preceding Midón's performance, Kong Nay, a virtuoso of the chapei dong veng a two-stringed, long-necked guitar, who is often referred to as "the Ray Charles of Cambodia," will give a sneak preview of his April 20 performance at Asia Society. The charismatic blind musician is renowned throughout his homeland and is one of only a small number of master artists who survived the genocide under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The concert is part of Season of Cambodia, the citywide New York festival (April 6-May 31) celebrating Cambodian arts, culture and humanities. For information, visit www.seasonofcambodia.org.
Master Kong Nay's appearance is presented in association with Asia Society.
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Friday, April 19 at 8 pm
American Songbook in the Penthouse
KERRIGAN & LOWDERMILK
Featuring Michael Arden, Nikki M. James, & Josh Young
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building (165 W. 65th St., 10th floor)

The writing team of playwright and musical theater lyricist Kait Kerrigan and musical theater composer/lyricist Brian Lowdermilk has created such celebrated musicals as Henry and Mudge and The Woman Upstairs. They come together for an evening of pop music and musical theater that includes Tony Award-winning Nikki M. James of The Book of Mormon and Josh Young, who won a Theater World Award for his 2012 work in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Tickets, from $50 to $65 (limited availability) are online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall box offices.

Saturday, April 20 at 8 pm
American Songbook in the Penthouse
BEN SOLLEE
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building (165 W. 65th St., 10th floor)

Cellist, composer, and singer/songwriter Ben Sollee's smooth vocals bring a unique blend of folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B to an uncommon evening of intricate arrangements and storytelling.
Tickets, from $25 to $65 are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, or at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall box offices, (Broadway at 65th St.)

Sunday, April 21 at 11 am
Great Performers Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

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

Works by Schütz, Purcell, Schumann, Britten, and Harald Banter

This a cappella quintet from Leipzig, Germany has the unique configuration of a female soprano, and male countertenor, tenor, baritone and bass. First prize winners of the Concert Arts Guild International Competition, Calmus performs a wide repertoire from Bach and lieder to contemporary choral work. Its latest CD, Hausmusik, is a collection of songs by Robert and Clara Schumann. Join the artists for coffee and conversation after the concert.

Tickets, from $45 to $77 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, April 25 at 7:30 pm
Great Performers
SWEDISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Nina Stemme, soprano
Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)
In a rare New York appearance, acclaimed soprano Nina Stemme joins conductor Thomas Dausgaard and the 38-member Swedish Chamber Orchestra for an unusual first-half program that interweaves song and orchestral selections into a continuous musical stream focused on the theme of "Love, Hope and Destiny." Opera News hailed the singer's "irresistible magnetism," naming her "woman of the year" in 2012. The second half of the program features Brahms Symphony No. 1.
Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan, Op. 62

Grieg: Jeg elsker dig! ("I Love You")

Sibelius: Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte ("The girl returned from meeting her lover"), from Five Songs, Op. 37

Sibelius: Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1

Weill: The Saga of Jenny, from Lady in the Dark

Elgar: Nimrod, from Variations on an Original Theme ("Enigma"), Op. 36

Wagner: Stehe still!, from Wesendonck-Lieder

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte

Berlioz: Le spectre de la rose, from Les nuits d'été, Op. 7

Schubert (orch. Brett Dean): Der Tod und das Mädchen, D.531

Brahms: Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen, from Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52, No. 11

Strauss: Morgen, Op. 27, No. 4

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Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Tickets, from $45 to $77 are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices.
This presentation of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra is made possible by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, in honor of Nina Stemme.

Thursday, April 25 - FREE - at 7:30 pm
Target Free Thursdays
ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON ALUMNI ALL STARS
Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
An all-star ensemble of Essentially Ellington alumni plays the music of Duke Ellington and celebrates the 18th anniversary of the annual Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) education event that invites select high school jazz bands from across North America to spend three days immersed in workshops, rehearsals, jam sessions, and performances at JALC. Alumni of the Essentially Ellington (High School Jazz Band Program) include Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez, saxophonist Erika von Kleist, and bassist David Wong. Join us for this special performance that leads up to the final concert of the annual competition and festival at Frederick P. Rose Hall on May 12, 2013. Find out more: www.jalc.org/ee.
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

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.

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