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LA Philharmonic, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Emerson String Quartet and More Set for Lincoln Center, March 2014

LA Philharmonic, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Emerson String Quartet and More Set for Lincoln Center, March 2014

This March, Lincoln Center presents American Songbook with "Jim Caruso's Cast Party Goes to the Movies!", Great Performers concerts by pianist Murray Perahia, the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel, and the Emerson String Quartet, plus Target Free Thursdays and Meet the Artist Saturdays. Details below!

Chronological Listing of Programs and Events for March 2014:

Saturday, March 1 - FREE - at 11 am

Fairytale of the Music

with Vasiliki Nevrokopli and En Chordais

This event is a bilingual, multimedia version of celebrated children's author Vasiliki Nevrokolpi's Fairytale of the Music. It tells the story of a young, visually-impaired princess who seeks her true love through the sound of music. Audiences learn along with the princess and discover a variety of authentic Byzantine-style instruments and techniques. The production features live storytelling, film projections, and music performed by the celebrated Mediterranean ensemble, En Chordais, under the direction of Dr. Kyriakos Kalaitzidis.

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rdSt.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Monday, March 3 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

The 21st-Century Orchestra: A Conversation with Music Director Alan Gilbert and Executive Director Matthew VanBesien

Part of the New York Philharmonic's Insights Series

Executive Director Matthew VanBesien will talk with Music Director Alan Gilbert about their aspirations for the New York Philharmonic, both in New York and around the world, as well as about what an orchestra should be in light of today's economic and cultural shifts.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic.

Wednesday, March 5 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music" The 1920s

"One of the most exciting theater artists of our time" (TimeOut New York), Mac and his band will feature the glorious music and culture of the 1920s in a one-of-a-kind performance experience that touches on James Joyce's Ulysses, flappers, and women's suffrage.

Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $30, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Thursday, March 6-FREE-at 7:30pm

Target ® Free Thursdays

AVERY*SUNSHINE

Atlanta-based singer-songwriter-pianist AVERY*SUNSHINE's rich vocals and lyrics combine soulful melodies, a touch of jazz, and more than a little of earthy gospel. Her debut album, The Ugly Part of Me, and its title track have garnered enormous praise from both the critics and public. "This is real soul music, right here - thoughtful, brutally honest, heartfelt" (Amazon).

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Thursday, March 6 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Deer Tick

Founded by guitarist and singer/songwriter John McCauley, the Rhode Island-based band Deer Tick offers a mix of good-time music, roots punk, and thoughtful introspection.

Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $30, are available online (very limited availability) at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Friday, March 7 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Jim Caruso's Cast Party Goes to the Movies!

With Billy Stritch, featuring Marilyn Maye, Jane Monheit, Christina Bianco & Jeffry Denman

Broadway, jazz, and cabaret stars flocked to Jim Caruso's Cast Party at New York's now-closed Birdland as the place to entertain themselves and their followers every Monday night for ten years. Caruso and company will celebrate with songs from the Golden Age of Hollywood, with material drawn from Fred & Ginger movies, MGM, and more.

Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $50 for both shows, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Saturday, March 8 at 8:30 pm

American Songbook in The Allen Room

Norm Lewis

This Broadway baritone is known for his Tony-nominated role as Porgy opposite Audra MacDonald in the recent Broadway production of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. He also originated the role of King Triton in The Little Mermaid, and appeared in the Broadway revue Sondheim on Sondheim with Barbara Cook.

Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $35, are available online (very limited availability) at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Sunday, March 9 at 3 pm

Great Performers

Murray Perahia, piano

Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 815

Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 ("Appassionata")

Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2

Chopin: Nocturne in B major, Op. 62, No. 1

Chopin: Etude in A-flat major, Op. 25, No. 1

Chopin: Etude in E minor, Op. 25, No. 5

Chopin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 10, No. 4

Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31

Lauded for his mastery of works by giants of the classical canon, pianist Murray Perahia gives his only New York recital of the season in a program of Bach, Schumann, and Chopin. His discography of more than 50 recordings includes numerous Gramophone and Grammy Award-winners.

Avery Fisher Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $35, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street.

Wednesday, March 12 - FREE - at 6:30 pm

Poet-Linc

Poetry slam

Lincoln Center Education (LCE), in partnership with the New York City Youth Poet Laureate program and in collaboration with Urban Word NYC, presents the first of three weekly poetry slams for metro area students aged 13-19. The creativity of urban youth will explode with words and aural images as they describe their hopes, dreams, loves, and lives in high-impact verse.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rdSt.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Thursday, March 13 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Target ® Free Thursdays

Tammy Faye Starlite Sings Marianne Faithfull's Broken English

In a tribute to a masterful album that resonates fully to the present day, downtown's provocative chanteuse-performance artist Tammy Faye Starlite will perform the classic 1979 album, Broken English, by Marianne Faithfull. Broken English is a wild and elegant cry of a woman unleashed, strong and fierce, self-aware to a painful degree. Songs such as "Guilt," Shel Silverstein's "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan," and John Lennon's "Working Class Hero" will be performed by Starlite, a singer who has shocked and thrilled audiences from East Coast to West, along with her band, led by legendary singer-songwriter-guitarist Kevin Salem.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Sunday, March 16 at 10:30 am

Great Performers Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts

Afiara String Quartet

Nielsen: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 13

Dvorák: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, Op. 51

The Afiara String Quartet is the winner of several prestigious prizes, including the Young Canadian Musicians Award and a top prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Currently the Glenn Gould School Fellowship Quartet at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music, the ensemble has given concerts at Weill Recital Hall, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and the Ravinia Festival, and made its debut at London's Wigmore Hall last season. The audience is invited to join the artists for refreshments after the concert.

Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th St.)

Tickets, priced at $22, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street.

Sunday, March 16 at 3 pm

Great Performers

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Corigliano: Symphony No. 1

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, marking its 95th anniversary this season, returns to Lincoln Center under the leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, its dynamic music director and principal conductor who made his first New York appearances on Lincoln Center's Great Performers schedule in 2010.

Avery Fisher Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $35, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street.

Sponsored by Bank of China

Monday, March 17 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

What Makes It Great? Beethoven

Rob Kapilow, commentator

Sophie Shao, cello

Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69

Beethoven's body of work includes 32 piano and ten violin sonatas, but only five sonatas written for cello. The latter are the first to be written without doubling the left-hand piano line or essentially presenting a piano sonata with cello obbligato. Thus, Beethoven is credited with creating the first cello sonatas with individual themes for both instruments. Kapliow will lead the audience to more revelations in this program featuring Avery Fisher Career Grant cellist Sophie Shao and pianist Leva Jokubaviciute, described by The New York Times as "an artist of commanding technique and persuasive insight."

Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th St.)

Tickets, priced at $45, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street.

Monday, March 17 at 8 pm

Great Performers

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Yuja Wang, piano

Pre-concert lecture by Walter Frisch at 6:45 in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Daníel Bjarnason: Blow bright (New York premiere)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's second Great Performers concert features the piano fireworks of Yuja Wang, performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor. The orchestra will also perform the New York premiere of a new work by Daniel Bjarnason. The title is from the last lines of Philip Larkin's poem, Night Music. In program notes from the work's world premiere, Bjarnason says "One of the things I thought about was seeing the Pacific Ocean for the first time and realizing how incredibly different it was from the Atlantic Ocean. The brightness and energy and the way it radiates is so powerful and beautiful."

Avery Fisher Hall (Broadway and W. 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $35, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street.

Sponsored by Bank of China

Wednesday, March 19 - FREE - at 6:30 pm

Poet-Linc

Poetry slam

Lincoln Center Education (LCE), in partnership with the New York City Youth Poet Laureate program and in collaboration with Urban Word NYC, presents the second of three weekly poetry slams for metro area students aged 13-19. The creativity of urban youth will explode with words and aural images as they describe their hopes, dreams, loves, and lives in high-impact verse.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rdSt.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Wednesday, March 19 at 8 pm

American Songbook in the Penthouse

Mark Mulcahy

Former frontman for the much-loved band from New England, Miracle Legion, Mulcahy and his wry warble of a voice has re-emerged with a new CD, Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You, noted by The New Yorker as "...yet another feather in the cap of one of American music's most deserving singer/songwriters."

Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $30, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Thursday, March 20 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Target ® Free Thursdays

Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens

NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center) crosses the river to Lincoln Center when its Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens, a program for 8th through 12th-grade instrumental and vocal students from diverse communities throughout the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania region brings a free jazz concert to the Atrium.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Thursday, March 20 at 8pm

American Songbook in the Penthouse

Mellissa Hughes

Mellissa Hughes is equally comfortable with contemporary art song, electronica, pop music, and the classical repertoire. The soprano, lead vocalist for Newspeak, an amplified alt-classical band, has also performed Mozart's Requiem under the baton of Sir Neville Mariner. For her evening in the Penthouse, Mellissa will sing songs by living composers and 20th-century masters John Cage and Morton Feldman.

Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $30, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Friday, March 21 at 8 pm

American Songbook in the Penthouse

Matt Alber

After five years of touring and recording with the award-winning men's a cappella group Chanticleer, Matt Alber left to write his own songs. His first CD, End of the World, about the trials of love and the eternal hope that it can happen, became a cult classic.

Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)

Tickets, starting at $30, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

Sunday, March 23 at 5 pm

Great Performers

Emerson String Quartet

Pre-concert lecture by Gerard McBurney at 3:45 in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 12 in D-flat major, Op. 133

The unparalleled Emerson String Quartet makes its first Great Performers appearance with new cellist Paul Watkins in the first installment of a three concert series exploring Shostakovich's late quartets paired with quartets by Mendelssohn, Britten, and Schubert.

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway and W. 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $45, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street.

Wednesday, March 26 - FREE - at 6:30 pm

Poet-Linc

Poetry slam

Lincoln Center Education (LCE), in partnership with the New York City Youth Poet Laureate program and in collaboration with Urban Word NYC, presents the third of three weekly poetry slams for metro area students aged 13-19. The creativity of urban youth will explode with words and aural images as they describe their hopes, dreams, loves, and lives in high-impact verse. (The final competition will take place on Thursday, April 10th.)

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rdSt.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Wednesday, March 26 at 8 pm

Great Performers

Joshua Bell, director and violin

Academy of St. Martins in the Fields

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 ("Eroica")

Internationally-acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell, who made his debut as music director of St. Martin in the Fields at a 2012 Great Performers concert, returns with the Orchestra in a program of Brahms and Beethoven.

Avery Fisher Hall (Broadway and W. 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $35, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street.

Thursday, March 27 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Target ® Free Thursdays

Eviyan

Eviyan is Iva Bittová, Evan Ziporyn, and Gyan Rily ? three composer-performers who play an acoustic blend of world roots, jazz, rock, and cabaret music. Iva Bittová is a vocalist and violinist from Moravia who brings the musical traditions of Slovakia and the Roma people to the group. Clarinetist Evan Ziporyn brings in both Balinese gamelan and 30 years of personal music exploration to the collaboration, and guitarist Gyan Riley brings a background in jazz and rock to the music-making. Together the three create music that they describe as "a soundtrack for the 21st century global village."

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Programs, artists, schedules, and tickets prices are subject to change.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA's series include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA led a series of major capital projects, now complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus.

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