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Lincoln Center to Feature Final Emerson String Quartet Concert & More, May 2014

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Lincoln Center to Feature Final Emerson String Quartet Concert & More, May 2014

Lincoln Center has announced a great lineup of events for the month of May 2014, featuring the final Emerson String Quartet concert, Dancing in Damrosch free dance parties, and more. Check out the ful schedule of events below!

Thursday, May 1 at 7 pm, yMusic will headline a Target Free Thursday. This hip sextet of young performers is equally comfortable in the worlds of classical and pop music. In its second performance this season, the ensemble will feature works by Nico Muhly, Jeremy Turner, and Mark Dancigers, along with commissioned arrangements of songs by José Gonzalez. The concert will take place at the 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.

On Friday, May 2 from 6 to 10 pm, Lincoln Center will present Dancing in Damrosch. Get the jump on Midsummer Night Swing with an evening of hot salsa dancing at this free event in the Damrosch Park Spring Tent. The tent opens and the DJ starts playing music at 6 PM. Stay for a salsa dance lesson at 7 pm and step out onto the dance floor to practice your moves for two more hours of fun beginning at 8 pm.

Saturday, May 3's Meet The Artist Saturday event will feature Mil's Trills at 11am. Bring the family and join the band for a morning with the children's music project, Mil's Trills. Led by Amelia Robinson-whose single "Mother May I" was included on the Songs for a Healthier America children's CD released by Michelle Obama's Partnership for a Healthier America-the performance will feature original tunes and lively rhythms that are hard to resist. The performance will take place at the 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.

Also on Saturday, May 3 from noon to 6 pm, Dancing in Damrosch will feature Swing Dance for Families. The Spring Tent in Damrosch Park opens at noon for an entire day of free dancing designed especially for families, full of free swing dance lessons, live music, and DJ's.

Sunday, May 4's Great Performers performance will feature Emerson String Quartet at Alice Tully Hall (Broadway and W. 65th St.) at 5:00pm. The incomparable Emerson String Quartet performs the final installment in its three-concert Great Performers series surveying the late quartets of Shostakovich alongside those by Mendelssohn, Britten, and Schubert. 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, May 8's Target Free Thursdays event will feature Joaquin Pozo at 7:30pm. Direct from Cuba, the master percussionist brings his unique and unmistakable style to New York City for the first time with a full band. His music is reminiscent of the driving Cuban format that features hard-hitting brass and a pulsating rhythm section. Known as el pulpo (the octopus), it is said his two-handed drumming rivals the eight hands of four drummers. The concert will take place at the 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, May 15's Target Free Thursdays event will feature Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahy's world premiere od Memorial City and The Imaginary War Crimes Tribunal. Guggenheim Fellowship-winner Ben Katchor and acclaimed composer/singer Mark Mulcahy present two one-act operas: Memorial City, about an East Coast city overwhelmed by a mania for memorial commemoration; and the world premiere of The Imaginary War Crimes Tribunal, about a compulsive video games player. The operas will take place at the 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.

Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30 PM will see The Pinnacle of Cycles come to Lincoln Center. As part of the New York Philharmonic's Insights Series, the world-class pianist and Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-In-Residence Yefim Bronfman discusses performing his first-ever cycle of the Beethoven Piano Concertos with the New York Philharmonic.

Thursday, May 22's Target Free Thursdays event will feature the Solomon Douglas Sextet at 7:30pm. Learn how to Lindy Hop with a free dance lesson at 6:30, then try out your new swing skills to the sounds of DJ Michael Milazzo and the Solomon Douglas Sextet. From 8:30 to 9:00 there will be a lindy hop demonstration by Lainey Silver and Dan Newsome. The Solomon Douglas Sextet is presented in collaboration with Midsummer Night Swing and FRANKIE 100: Frankie Manning Centennial & World Lindy Hop Day. The event will take place at the 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.

On Friday, May 23 at 4:00 pm, see Dance Films at the Bruno Walter. Step into Lincoln Center's New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and let the spirit move you with two free dance films: Call of the Jitterbug (1989) and Never Stop Swinging (2009). The films are presented in collaboration with Midsummer Night Swing and FRANKIE 100: Frankie Manning Centennial & World Lindy Hop Day. The viewings will take plave at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium (111 Amsterdam Ave.). Free seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org.

On Saturday, May 24 from 11 am to 6 pm, the Midsummer Night Swing and the FRANKIE 100: Frankie Manning Centennial & World Lindy Hop Day will have its Children's Event. Bring the whole family to the Atrium for a day-long celebration of the joys of swing dance. There will be free dance lessons at 11:00 am and again at 12 noon, a performance by young dancers at 12:45 pm, a lecture by dance historian and author Cynthia Millman along with Adam Brozowski at 2:30 pm, and dance music spun by a DJ for the rest of the afternoon. The event is presented in collaboration with Midsummer Night Swing and FRANKIE 100: Frankie Manning Centennial & World Lindy Hop Day. It will take place at the 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.

On Tuesday, May 27 at 7 pm, JustFilms at AtriumFlix presents Difret. Difret is Ethiopian-born writer/director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari's beautiful portrayal of a country's transformation toward equal rights for women. The film is based on the real-life story of a young girl who was kidnapped and abducted into marriage, a custom that is one of Ethiopia's oldest traditions. The evening includes a performance by singer/songwriter Meklit Hadero. The film will play at the 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, May 29's Target Free Thursdays event will feature James Germaine. Classically-trained and sent to Paris on scholarship for further studies, the Port-au-Prince native sings jazz and contemporary music influenced by: the voodoo songs he secretly listened to during his Haitian childhood. The concert is presented in collaboration with Harlem Stages. It will take place at the 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.

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