David Rubenstein Atrium Offers Free Concerts and Events this Holiday Season

David Rubenstein Atrium Offers Free Concerts and Events this Holiday Season

Lincoln Center's vibrant public and visitors space on the Upper West Side, the David Rubenstein Atrium, is the perfect place to take a break from shopping, warm up with a hot drink from 'wichcraft, and enjoy great music with Target® Free Thursdays, Meet the Artist Saturdays and a special Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square event this holiday season. Enjoy a range of exciting, FREE programs this November, December and January and visit the Donald and Barbara Zucker Box Office at the Atrium for discount tickets to a range of performances taking place across Lincoln Center.

Admission is FREE for all events. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A schedule of events through January 7, 2012 follows, below. The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. Easy access via subway: No. 1 IRT Broadway local to 66th Street/Lincoln Center or A, B, C, D or No. 1 to 59th Street/Columbus Circle; Buses: M5, M7, M11, M66, M104 to Broadway. Parking is available. For more information, including a calendar of performances and programs, visit www.LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Target is proud to sponsor Target® Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center.

Schedule of Free Events For the Holiday Season at
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, November 24 at 8:30 p.m.
Target Free Thursdays
A unique mixed a capella septet, The Accidentals are known for their finely tuned harmonies, off-beat sense of humor, and an eclectic repertoire of original songs and distinctive arrangements. Their many awards include MAC and Back Stage Bistro Awards for Best Vocal Group. They were also the 1995 National Champions of the Harmony Sweepstakes. The Accidentals' CDs have won several Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, and their songs have been included in feature films and on television. Top off your Thanksgiving feast with the perfect nightcap: a sophisticated taste of rich vocal harmonies. For more information about the artist visit www.theaccidentals.com

Monday, November 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square
"My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." - Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing
Enjoy the Brain Cloud's exuberant take on "western swing" in this special early evening concert that's part of this year's Winter's Eve at Lincoln Center Square celebration. At the heart of Brain Cloud is the pairing of mastermind multi-instrumentalist Dennis Lichtman with inimitable vocalist extraordinaire Tamar Korn. The sextet's springboard is the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sonic mishmash that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940's radio broadcasts. In addition to Lichtman and Korn, the Brain Cloud features Skip Krevens (guitar and vocals), Raphael McGregor (steel guitar), and Andrew Hall (bass). For more information visit: http://www.dennislichtman.com/

Thursday, December 1 at 8:30 p.m.
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Celebrating the music of Raymond Scott
Deemed, "The Gertrude Stein of Dada Jazz," composer and inventor Raymond Scott rose to prominence in the late 1930s leading a six-piece Quintette which performed novelties that were part jazz and part chamber music. Warner Brothers music director Carl Stalling adapTEd Scott's controlled mayhem in Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons, bringing immortality to many Scott themes, later revived when songs like his classics "Powerhouse" "The Toy Trumpet" and "Twilight in Turkey" were featured in Ren & Stimpy¸ and paid homage to by artists as diverse as Don Byron, Soul Coughing, MadLib, and They Might Be Giants. Formed by producer and Scott authority Irwin Chusid, the New York City-based Raymond Scott Orchestrette (RSO) brings Scott's legacy into the 21st century, performing modernistic interpretations of his best-known works. For more information: http://raymondscott.com/orchette.html

Saturday, December 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Meet the Artist Saturdays
Presented in Collaboration with New York City Ballet
Co-Hosted by the Children's Museum of Manhattan
Explore the story, music, movement and themes of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ in this 45-minute program for families. See performance excerpts from the beloved ballet classic about Marie and her magical Nutcracker, performed New York City Ballet Dancers and get to know these marvelous artists in a Q&A session. Children in the audience are invited to participate in a movement workshop where they can learn ballet steps and choreography to perform for their families and friends! Visit: http://www.nycballet.com/nycb/home/. To open the program, kids are invited to join a special hands-on puppet building workshop: "Perform 'n' Create Date," co-hosted by the Children's Museum of Manhattan and led by Museum teaching coordinators. They will create Nutcracker stick puppets to use during the movement segment of the program. Visit: http://cmom.org/

Thursday, December 8 at 8:30 p.m.
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Presented in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Violinist Sarah Geller creates one-of-a-kind programs as soloist and the founder of her ensemble, SEGUE, which features various combinations of award-winning artists, musicians and dancers. SEGUE not only premieres new works and mines hidden gems of mainstream composers; it also unlocks the music of the great masters, as well as exploring Latin and jazz-influenced works. For more information about the artist visit: www.sarahegeller.com/segue.html

Thursday, December 15 at 8:30 p.m.
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Where Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys left off is exactly the spot where Kool and Together was born. Inspired by the family band dynamics of The Jackson Five, Charles Sanders formed the band with his sons Charles Jr., Tyrone and Joe in 1970 in Victoria, Texas. Kool and Together forged a sound that effortlessly blended the screams of Psychedelic Rock with the Funk and Soul of Motown. After more than 30 years, the original members of Kool and Together have reunited, joined by their daughters, to tour in support of their first full length release Original Recordings 1970-77 on Heavy Light Records. For more information about the artists, visit: http://lightintheattic.net/artists/365-kool-together

Thursday, December 22 at 8:30 p.m.
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A film and music experience by composer Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin
featuring Romashka, Tall Tall Trees, PubliQuartet and special guests
Celebrating the upcoming release of Ljova's newly-mastered CD built around the compilation of his many film scores, this award-winning composer brings his formidable musical and cinematic talents to the stage along with a vibrant array of his instrumentalist friends to create a full-blown audio-visual experience of stories from the sound-side out. The New York Times said, "[Ljova[ is eclectic with an ear for texture...Throaty melodies supported by pizzicato rhythms, lush chordal figures and counterpoint." Ljova has composed, produced, and recorded scores to three feature and over a dozen short films. Among his recent credits are a documentary for BBC and NHK, as well as the short films Cupcake (Tribeca Film Festival) and Only Love (Woodstock Film Festival, award for Best Original Score for Short Film at LIIFE). Recently, Ljova served as the assistant composer on Francis Ford Coppola's 2008 release Youth Without Youth and the 2009 release Tetro and assisted Clint Mansell and the Kronos Quartet on Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain. For more information about the artists visit: www.ljova.com

Thursday, December 29 at 8:30 p.m.
Target Free Thursdays
Presented in collaboration with NewSong Music
Motivated by a range of influences spanning 70s' singer-songwriters, blues, rock, 80s alternative, West African music and reggae, Montreal-based singer-songwriter and NewSong Recordings artist Chris Velan's continues his musical journey carving out his own path. Velan's fourth studio album Fables For Fighters produced by renowned producer Iestyn Polson (David Gray) finds Velan at his most poetically versatile. Sonically, it has a quality to it that is both timeless and new, intimate and cinematic, open and claustrophobic, haunting and reassuring. Thematically, the songs strive to balance the pains of struggle with the hope of transformation; the very personal search for one's place in the world. For more information about the artist visit:www.chrisvelan.com