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Lincoln Center Announces February Events: AMERICAN SONGBOOK SERIES, Target Free Thursdays and More

December 21
11:36 2012
Lincoln Center Announces February Events: AMERICAN SONGBOOK SERIES, Target Free Thursdays and More

Friday, February 1 at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Karen Akers
American Songbook in The Allen Room
The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th St.)
One of America's most revered Broadway and cabaret stars-she was a favorite chanteuse of the Algonquin Hotel's late, lamented Oak Room and an original cast member of the Great White Way's production of Nine-performs songs from her sparkling career in the spotlight.
Tickets, from $35-$250 are available at www.AmericanSongbook.org; by calling CenterCharge, 212-721-6500 and at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street) or the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Broadway at 60th Street).

Saturday, February 2 at 11 am
Harlem Gospel Choir
Meet the Artist Saturdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)
The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir will have audiences on their feet, clapping and singing to their universal message of peace, hope, and joy. The choir joins Lincoln Center in marking Black History Month by offering a rare interactive concert experience. These amazing vocalists have performed for (and with) Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, U2, and Sir Elton John. Deeply rooted in American history and African tribal song, gospel music is the heart and soul of the African American church, an expression of faith, and a merging of cultures and musical styles.
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium

Saturday, February 2 at 8:30 pm
CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT
American Songbook in The Allen Room
The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th St.)
Winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition, this young French-American vocalist's expressive, soulful interpretations of jazz and blues standards have won fans at festivals around the world.
Tickets, from $30-$225 are available at www.AmericanSongbook.org; by calling CenterCharge, 212-721-6500 and at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street) and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Broadway at 60th Street).

Sunday, February 3 at 5 pm
ANGELIKA KIRCHSCHLAGER, mezzo-soprano; IAN BOSTRIDGE, tenor; JULIUS DRAKE, piano
Great Performers

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th Street)

Two consummate artists of the art song will share the Alice Tully Hall stage for this exquisite duo recital. In their previous recital series of Spanisches Liederbuch, the Classical Iconoclast wrote that "Bostridge accesses levels of Wolf many just don't understand...singing with passionate clarity." And Ms. Kirchschlager's performance "was breathtaking," said Musicweb International's "Seen and Heard."

All-Wolf program

Selections from Spanisches Liederbuch, nach Heyse und Geibel

Tickets, from $45-$90, 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.

Monday, February 4 at
CONCERT BY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
Target Free Thursdays SPECIAL DAY
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Street)
David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, together with CMS artists, celebrate the announcement of their 2013-14 season with a concert highlighting repertoire from the upcoming season.
Presented in collaboration with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium

Wednesday, February 6 at 8:30 pm
RING THEM BELLS! Rob Fisher CELEBRATES KANDER & EBB
Featuring Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, with special guests Joel Grey and Chita Rivera
American Songbook in The Allen Room
The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th St)
Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley will join special guests Joel Grey and Chita Rivera for musical director/pianist Rob Fisher's tribute to musical theater legends John Kander and Fred Ebb, the collaborators behind the incomparable hit songs of Cabaret, Chicago, and so much more. Fisher, who founded the award-winning Encores! series, marks his fourth American Songbook celebration with this event, having previously led tributes to Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein and the Gershwins. For Ring Them Bells!, he partners with some of Broadway's biggest stars for a lively exploration of one of America's most successful composing duos.
Tickets (limited availability) from $50-$275 at www.AmericanSongbook.org; CenterCharge, 212-721-6500 and at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street) and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Broadway at 60th Street).

Thursday, February 7 at 8:30 pm
BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY
American Songbook in The Allen Room
The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)
The thoughtful Americana/roots/indie rock artist-also known as Will Oldham-brings his incredible songwriting and vocal talents to the Songbook series in this rare appearance.
Tickets (limited availability) from $35-$250 at www.AmericanSongbook.org; CenterCharge, 212-721-6500 and at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street) and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Broadway at 60th Street).

Saturday, February 9 at 8:30 pm
Stephanie Blythe: WE'LL MEET AGAIN-THE SONGS OF Kate Smith
American Songbook in The Allen Room
The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th St.)
Stephanie Blythe's captivating mezzo-soprano voice has enthralled audiences in major opera houses around the world, including her appearance in the Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera this season. She returns to Songbook with a personal tribute to the American popular music icon Kate Smith.
Tickets (limited availability) from $50-$275 at www.AmericanSongbook.org; CenterCharge, 212-721-6500 and at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street) and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Broadway at 60th Street).

Wednesday, February 13 at 8:30 pm

SONDRE LERCHE

American Songbook in The Allen Room

The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)
The New York Times described Lerche as "...an alluring and slyly young outré singer/songwriter." His songs are an intriguing blend of jazzy folk and punchy pop with an engaging melodic instinct, refined arrangements, and vivid lyricism.

Tickets, from $30-$225 are available at www.AmericanSongbook.org; by calling CenterCharge, 212-721-6500 and at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street) and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Broadway at 60th Street).

Thursday, February 14 at 8:30 pm

Mavis Staples

American Songbook in The Allen Room

The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)
Celebrate Valentine's Day with the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award: Mavis Staples, the woman hailed as one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone and the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll by VH1. The legendary gospel, soul, and R&B singer, who defined those genres for decades with her family band, The Staple Singers, also sang at the inaugurations of presidents Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton. She continues to dazzle.
Tickets (limited availability) from $35-$250 at www.AmericanSongbook.org; CenterCharge, 212-721-6500 and at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street) and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Broadway at 60th Street).

Friday, February 15 at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Kristin Chenoweth
American Songbook in The Allen Room
The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)
This huge talent from the small town of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, has made her mark on Broadway, in television, and in film. She's the winner of a Tony Award (Charlie Brown), an Emmy Award (Pushing Daisies), and one of only three musical theater singers to perform a solo concert at the Metropolitan Opera.
Tickets, from $50-$275 are available at www.AmericanSongbook.org; by calling CenterCharge, 212-721-6500 and at the Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street) and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Broadway at 60th Street).


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