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White Light Festival, Free Thursdays, Dialogues and More Set for Lincoln Center, Oct 2012


Scroll down for a listing of Lincoln Center's October 2012 events!

Lincoln Center Dialogues Wednesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 10

Lincoln Center Dialogue, the breakfast series that provides an opportunity to hear key leaders discuss significant issues facing American society today, returns for its second season in the David Rubenstein Atrium. Three conversations moderated by Lincoln Center president Reynold Levy will focus on leadership, in the university, museum, and public policy areas. Each Dialogue session will be aired by WNET, WLIW, and NJ Network. Proceeds from these events will support the more than 400 performances produced and presented each year by Lincoln Center, as well as Lincoln Center’s audience development and accessibility initiatives. Tickets: visit Seating is limited in this intimate venue.

Wednesday, October 3

Lincoln Center Dialogue

John Sexton, President, New York University

Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University

Reynold Levy, President, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, moderator

Leadership challenges at major universities.

David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:30 am (breakfast); 8 to 9 am (discussion), 61 W. 62nd St.

Wednesday, October 10

Lincoln Center Dialogue

Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Reynold Levy, President, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, moderator

Issue faced in running museums.

David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:30 am (breakfast); 8 to 9 am (discussion), 61 W. 62nd St.

The final 2012 Lincoln Center Dialogue will take place on November 7.

Lincoln Center Dialogue Fall 2012 is sponsored by American Express.

Thursday, October 4; Saturday, October 6; Thursday, October 11

Target®Free Thursdays takes place every Thursday night at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Meet the Artist Saturdays is an outgrowth of Lincoln Center’s long-running Meet the Artists School Series and takes place on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am and includes opportunities for questions and answers; most involve audience participation. The free series gives young audiences and their families the opportunity to experience the arts firsthand with world-class performers.

ADMISSION IS FREE. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The David Rubenstein Atrium is located on Manhattan’s Upper Westside at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. The ‘wichcraft cafe, serving food and drinks, is open. For more information, visit

Thursday, October 4
Ne(x)tworks: John Cage's Variations IV
Special guest: Luke DuBois on video

Works being performed include:

Music for… (1984-87)
various solos from Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1958)
Four6 (1992)
Aria (1958) (performed by vocalist Joan La Barbara)
Variations II (1961)
Experiences II (1948)
Atlas Eclipticalis (1961)

The Atrium's theatrical lighting and DuBois' video projections will also occur based on chance operations. Audience members are encouraged and expected to exist in the space as they wish: sitting, standing, roaming, creating your own version of the event in the process.

David Rubenstein Atrium at 8:30 pm

Saturday, October 6
NewSong Music: Songwriting workshop
World class singers and songwriters inspire kids (and kids at heart) to harness creativity through writing their own tunes.
Presented in collaboration with NewSong Music
David Rubenstein Atrium at 11:00 am

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