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Lincoln Center Presents Kicks Off November 2012 Programming

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The third season of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival continues in November with "The Spirit of the Body," a work by dancer/choreographer Malavika Sarukkai showcasing her exquisite interpretations of South India's classical dance, Bharatanatyam. Accompanied by four musicians from Madras, India, the performances are presented in the intimate setting of the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

Thursday, November 1
Friday, November 2
Saturday, November 3

The Spirit of the Body

Yatra-Seeking: Malavika Sarukkai, choreographer and dancer

Chitrambari Krishnakumar, vocals

Srilatha Shamshuddin, nattuvangam

Balaji Azhwar, mridangam

Sai Shravanam Ramani, tabla

Srilakshmi Venkataramani, violin

Venkatesh Krishnan, lighting and sound

Co-presented with Baryshnikov Arts Center

Baryshnikov Arts Center at 8:30 (450 W. 37th St.)

White Light Lounges at the Baryshnikov Arts Center

This presentation of The Spirit of the Body is made possible in part by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.

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The first Target® Free Thursday in November presents all-round entertainer, pianist, rapper, and Guinness World Record-holder (for the longest concert by a solo artist), Chilly Gonzales playing the U.S. premiere of his Piano Concert No. 1, a new musical work for a 10-piece orchestra, commissioned by Lincoln Center. Two FREE performances.

Thursday, November 1

Target Free Thursdays

Chilly Gonzales: Piano Concerto No. 1 (U.S. premiere)

David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:30 & 9:30 PM (61 W. 62nd St.)

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Children and adults will enjoy this FREE Meet the Artist Saturday, where the Russian-American pianist, singer, and songwriter Sasha Papernik will perform a bilingual program of Russian and American folk music that represents her bicultural world as a first generation child of foreign parents in America.

Saturday, November 3

Meet the Artist Saturdays

Sasha Papernik, I Speak Music: Songs of a First Generation Russian-American

David Rubenstein Atrium at 11 AM (61 W. 62nd St.)

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.

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Conductor Matthias Pintscher will lead pianist Emanuel Ax, musicians from the New York Philharmonic, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford, and tenor Russell Thomas in a chamber orchestra arrangement of Mahler's wrenching Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), a musical setting of poems about the transience of life. Although he completed the score in 1908, the composer did not live to hear it performed.

Sunday, November 4

Emanuel Ax, piano

Song of the Earth

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano

Russell Thomas, tenor

Musicians of the New York Philharmonic

Bach: Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in E-flat minor BWV853, from the Well-tempered Clavier, Book I

Schoenberg: Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (chamber orchestra version)

Co-presented by Lincoln Center's White Light Festival and the New York Philharmonic

Emanuel Ax is the New York Philharmonic's Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence.

Rose Theater at 5 PM (Broadway at 60th St.)

White Light Lounge at the David Rubenstein Atrium (61 W. 62nd St.)

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Lincoln Center Dialogue, the breakfast series that provides an opportunity to hear key leaders discuss significant issues facing American society today, will round out its second season in the David Rubenstein Atrium with a conversation focusing on the issues facing public policy leadership. Moderated by Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy, the session will be aired by WNET, WLIW, and NJ Network.

Wednesday, November 7

Lincoln Center Dialogue

Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Nan Keohane, Laurence S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs

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

Topic: Public policy leadership

David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:30 AM (61 W. 62nd St.)

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November marks the launch of Poet-Linc, a fast-paced new poetry slam series in the Atrium featuring high school students from all five boroughs performing their original poetry to the theme "I have a voice." The kick-off on November 8th will introduce the judges of the poetry slams and five competing partner organizations. For the next five Wednesdays, the Atrium will be jam packed with poetry slam contests featuring students from our partner organizations as well as professional special guest poets. Three rounds of competitions will be judged by appointed members of the audience as well as by three selected judges. A Grand Slam performance on Target Free Thursdays' December 13th will determine the first-ever Lincoln Center Poet-Linc Grand Slam Champion. The series culminates with the publication of all the participants work in the chat book, Write Speak Art.

Poet-Linc is presented in Collaboration with Curtis High School, El Puente, Girls Write Now, Global Writes and SAYA!

Thursday, November 8

Target Free Thursdays

Poet-Linc Opening Night Performance

This special performance features poets Darian Dauchan, Erik Maldonado, and Shanelle Gabriel performing new original work.

David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:30 PM (61 W. 62nd St.)

Poetry Slam Competition Rounds

Wednesdays on November 14, 21, and 28

David Rubenstein Atrium at 6:30 PM

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Described as "one of the most highly original dance theatre companies in the world," Ireland's Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre will make its New York debut with the U.S. premiere of Rian. Named after musical director Liam Ó Maonlai's 2005 album, Rian is an exuberant evening-length work combining narrative, theater, contemporary dance, and traditional Irish music in a piece that suggests a communal pub gathering.

Thursday, November 8
Friday, November 9
Saturday, November 10

Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre (New York debut)

Rian (U.S. premiere)

Michael Keegan-Dolan, director and choreographer

Liam Ó Maonlaí, music director

Adam Silverman, lighting design

Sabine Dargent, set design

Doey Lüthi, costume design

Denis Clohessy, sound design

Philip Feeney, assistant music director

Co-produced by Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and Sadler's Wells, London

The international touring of Rian by Fabulous Beast is supported by Culture Ireland.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at 7:30 PM (John Jay College, 524 W. 59th St.)

White Light Lounges on November 9 and 10 at the David Rubenstein Atrium (61 W. 62nd St.)

Rian is made possible in part by endowment support from the American Express Cultural Preservation Fund.

Additional support provided by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.

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Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov's "unusually broad range of specialties" (The New York Times) will be on display in a program titled "The Unanswered Journey," featuring works from Liszt to Pärt and Chopin to Ustvolskaya.

Thursday, November 8

Alexei Lubimov, piano

The Unanswered Journey

Liszt: Schlaflos, Frage und Antwort, S.203

Chopin: Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 45

Arvo Pärt: Partita, Op. 2

Liszt: Nuages gris, S.199

Ustvolskaya: Piano Sonata No. 5

Mozart: Adagio in C major, K.617a

Mahler (arr. Singer): Trauermarsch, from Symphony No. 5

Liszt: Sursum corda, from Années de pèlerinage, troisième année

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at 10:30 PM (165 W, 65th St., 10th floor)

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Irish folk/rock musician Liam Ó Maonlaí steps away from his post as music director for the Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre's production of Rian to perform a solo concert with friends. Hailed by U2's lead singer Bono as "the best white boy soul singer on the planet," Ó Maonlaí is best known as the lead singer/pianist for the Celtic band Hothouse Flowers.

Friday, November 9

Céilí: Liam Ó Maonlaí and Friends

Liam Ó Maonlaí, piano and vocals

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at 10:30 PM (165 W, 65th St., 10th floor)

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French master pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet returns to the Great Performers series for his first solo recital in nearly 15 years. Long regarded as one of the premiere interpreters of French piano repertoire, Thibaudet will perform an all-Debussy program to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Saturday, November 10

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

All-Debussy program

Préludes, Book 2

Suite bergamasque

Estampes

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

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"I've rarely seen anything that melds music, staging, texts, and performance so perfectly into a meditation on humanity's 20th (and 21st) century blues," said The Times (London) about the 2008 premiere of Heiner Goebbels' music/theater work I went to the house but did not enter at the Edinburgh Festival. Incorporating four works by T.S. Eliot, Maurice Blanchot, Franz Kafka, and Samuel Beckett, composer and director Goebbels explores the disappointment and melancholy of aging.

Tuesday, November 13
Wednesday, November 14

The Hilliard Ensemble

I went to the house but did not enter

Heiner Goebbels, conception, music, and director
Klaus Grünberg, lighting design and staging

Florence von Gerkan, costume design

Willi Bopp, sound design

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