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

August 15
6:24 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

Thursday, October 11
O Sole Trio: From Prima Donna to Post-Madonna – How Italy and Italian-Americans influenced American Popular Music

Erin Shields, soprano
Giuseppe Spoletini, baritone
David Shenton, violin and piano

David Rubenstein Atrium at 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 18

The third White Light Festival, the multi-disciplinary festival which focuses on music’s unmatched capacity to illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives, begins with a FREE EVENT featuring Indian vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia in a program of ghazal—sensual poetry about unrequited love and passion—and Punjabi folk songs. Combining classical Indian music with such cultural styles as Portuguese fado and African blues, her music expresses the evolution of an artist who embraces both Indian tradition and global influence.

Thursday, October 18 FREE*

Kiran Ahluwalia, vocals

Rez Abbasi, acoustic and electric guitar

Nikku Nayar, electric bass

Nitin Mitta, tabla

Rob Curto, accordion

David Rubenstein Atrium at 8:30 pm (61 W. 62nd St.)

*Target®Free Thursdays event

Friday, October 19

Les Arts Florissants+, led by William Christie (harpsichordist, conductor, musicologist, teacher, and founder of the renowned early music ensemble), will return to Alice Tully Hall with a program offering three of Charpentier’s rarely-performed and richly textured sacred motets.

Friday, October 19

Les Arts Florissants

William Christie, conductor

Élodie Fonnard, Rachel Redmond, Virginie Thomas, sopranos

Violaine Lucas, mezzo-soprano

Marcio Soares Holanda, Reinoud Van Mechelen, high tenors

Benjamin Alunni, Thibaut Lenaerts, tenors

Pierre Bessière, Geoffroy Buffière, bass

All-Charpentier program:

Caecilia virgo et martyr, H.413 (“Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr”)

Motet pour les trépassés à 8: Plainte des âmes du purgatoire, H.311 (“Miseremini mei”)

Filius prodigus, H.399 (“The Prodigal Son”)

Pre-concert lecture by Benjamin Sosland at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

(165 W, 65th St., 10th floor)

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

White Light Lounge in the American Table Café and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson

+White Light Festival / Great Performers event

Saturday, October 20

English pianist Paul Lewis+performs the final installment of his two year project surveying Franz Schubert’s mature piano works. The Guardian (London) wrote, “Paul Lewis’ exploration of Schubert’s late piano music and song cycles is one of the most compelling concert series of the moment.” His latest Schubert CD was chosen as Gramophone’s Recording of the Month for February 2012. Lewis will play the composer’s final three sonatas for his Lincoln Center recital.

Saturday, October 20

Poet of the Piano

Paul Lewis, piano

All-Schubert program:

Sonata in C minor, D.958

Sonata in A major, D.959

Sonata in B-flat major, D.960

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

White Light Lounge in the American Table Café and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson

+White Light Festival/Great Performers

Monday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 24

The Symphonic Masters series opens with London Symphony Orchestra. Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev returns to Avery Fisher Hall for two Great Performers concerts with the acclaimed Orchestra for two all-Brahms concerts that spotlight two distinguished soloists. Grammy Award-winning Canadian violinist James Ehnes plays the Brahms Violin Concerto for the opening program on October 22, and Tchaikovsky Competition First Prize winner Denis Matsuev, whose “…technique begins where others end” (Gramophone), follows with a performance of Piano Concerto No. 1 on October 24.

Monday, October 22
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
All-Brahms program:
Tragic Overture

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Pre-concert lecture by Christopher H. Gibbs at 6:45 at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

(165 W. 65th St., 10th floor)

Avery Fisher Hall at 8 pm (Broadway at 65th St.)

Wednesday, October 24

London Symphony Orchestra

Valery Gergiev, conductor

Denis Matsuev, piano

All-Brahms program:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Avery Fisher Hall at 8 pm (Broadway at 65th St.)



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