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Lincoln Center Names Bret Silver Chief Strategy and External Relations OfficerLincoln Center Names Bret Silver Chief Strategy and External Relations Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today that Bret Silver has been named Chief Strategy and External Relations Officer, a new position, reporting to Lincoln Center President Debora L. Spar. (more...)

Bernadette Peters Will Host Opening-Night Presentation of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart FestivalBernadette Peters Will Host Opening-Night Presentation of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Broadway star Bernadette Peters, who currently appears in the Amazon hit show Mozart in the Jungle, will host the opening-night presentation of the Mostly Mozart Festival, The Singing Heart, on Tuesday, July 25, at 8:00 pm. Ms. Peters, a three-time Tony Award winner, will introduce this program, which celebrates the sense of optimism that emerged during Mozart's time, embodied in the composer's music and that of his contemporaries. The performance also features Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree leading the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, pianist Kit Armstrong, the Young People's Chorus of New York City , and soloists who join together for Beethoven's rousing Choral Fantasy. (more...)

NYC Public Artist in Residence Expands Work to Include Projects on Domestic Violence, Homelessness and MoreNYC Public Artist in Residence Expands Work to Include Projects on Domestic Violence, Homelessness and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Veterans' Services today announced new projects as part of Bryan Doerries' evolving two-year appointment as a NYC Public Artist in Residence (PAIR), a City initiative to enhance civic services through artistic practice. Expanding on their current work through PAIR of presenting theater projects to nurture a deeper understanding of issues facing veterans, Doerries and his company, Theater of War Productions, will partner with City agencies and community organizations-including the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) and the Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety-to present new projects that address domestic violence, neighborhood violence, homelessness, and more. Working with veterans, military, and civilian communities, the company will also continue to broaden programs focused on veterans' affairs, police and community relations, racial injustice, gun violence, and mental health. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 to Close with Budapest Festival Orchestra's DON GIOVANNILincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 to Close with Budapest Festival Orchestra's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival concludes its 51st season with a revival of the acclaimed Budapest Festival Orchestra production of Don Giovanni, directed and conducted by Ivan Fischer, with a cast led by baritone Christopher Maltman; Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree leading two Festival Orchestra programs featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein in his Mostly Mozart debut and violinist Gil Shaham; a special appearance by Langree on piano in a pre-concert recital with Susanna Phillips; and Mostly Mozart artists-in-residence International Contemporary Ensemble performing a nature-inspired program by three pioneering female composers and featuring Wu Wei in his festival debut. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Lincoln Center announced today that conductor Louis Langree, the Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival, will graciously replace Gianandrea Noseda leading the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra on August 4 and 5. Maestro Noseda is regrettably unable to conduct as he recovers from back surgery. (more...)

Week Three Programming of Lincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART Festival 2017 AnnouncedWeek Three Programming of Lincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART Festival 2017 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival continues its 51st season with its third week of performances, including presentations of The Dark Mirror: Zender's Winterreise directed by Netia Jones and starring tenor Ian Bostridge. The production also features members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, Mostly Mozart artists-in-residence, performing Hans Zender's orchestration of Schubert's Winterreise, conducted by Baldur Bronnimann in his Mostly Mozart debut. (more...)

Nigel Redden to Step Down as Director of Lincoln Center Festival to Focus on Spoleto Festival USA in CharlestonNigel Redden to Step Down as Director of Lincoln Center Festival to Focus on Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

After nearly 20 years leading the internationally focused Lincoln Center Festival, Director Nigel Redden announced today that the 2017 Festival will be his last. He will step down in September to concentrate on the artistic expansion of the annual Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, where he serves as general director, as well as other global artistic projects. (more...)

Young People's Chorus of New York City Makes Mostly Mozart Debut, 7/25 & 26Young People's Chorus of New York City Makes Mostly Mozart Debut, 7/25 & 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Marking the first time a children's chorus has opened the Mostly Mozart Festival in its 51-year history, the Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) and its Founder and Artistic Director Francisco J. Nuñez, make their Mostly Mozart debuts in 'The Singing Heart' at David Geffen Hall on Tuesday, July 25 at 8:00 pm and Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

ICE Performs Five Summer Events in NYC Presented by Lincoln CenterICE Performs Five Summer Events in NYC Presented by Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

August 14, 2017, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) will perform in five summer events presented by Lincoln Center's Out of Doors and Mostly Mozart Festivals. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 Announces Opening LineupLincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 Announces Opening Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival , one of New York's premier summer performance series, kicks off its 51st season on July 25. Among the highlights in the first two weeks are a special opening concert led by Louis Langrée, Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director, featuring traditional and indigenous songs from Mozart's time; a choral presentation by Les Arts Florissants; and guest conductors Edward Gardner and Gianandrea Noseda; festival debuts by more than 10 artists, including Kit Armstrong, Janai Brugger, Jennifer Johnson Cano, S? Percussion, Beatrice Rana, Ksenija Sidorova, and the Young People's Chorus of New York City; and the New York premiere of David Lang's concerto for percussion, man made. A complete listing of events from July 25 through August 6 follows. (more...)

Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced Lincoln Center's 2017 White Light Festival, which runs from October 18 through November 15. With more than 35 events presented in 13 venues throughout the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and nine commissions, the eighth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and faith in the human spirit, as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. The multidisciplinary festival takes its name from a quotation by Estonian composer Arvo Part: "Icouldcomparemymusic to white light, which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener." (more...)

North American Premieres from UK, Syria and Israel Among Lincoln Center Festival 2017 LineupNorth American Premieres from UK, Syria and Israel Among Lincoln Center Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Festival's theater offerings feature four North American premieres from the U.K., Syria, and Israel, challenging audiences to look backward and forward, while offering perspectives that confront assumptions about human nature. (more...)

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Kicks Off with NPR Music's Turning the Tables LiveLincoln Center Out of Doors Kicks Off with NPR Music's Turning the Tables Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country's longest-running free outdoor summer festivals, confirms the lineup of its collaboration with NPR Music for Turning the Tables Live, opening the festival July 26 at the Damrosch Park Bandshell. (more...)

FRANCEROCKS SUMMERFEST Line-Up AnnouncedFRANCEROCKS SUMMERFEST Line-Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

New York City music lovers will get a full dose of magnificent and wide ranging French music again this summer as the music festival FRANCEROCKS SUMMERFEST returns June 1-July 13. (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Talk Storied Career in 'Profiles in Creativity' Series at the Kennedy CenterBernadette Peters to Talk Storied Career in 'Profiles in Creativity' Series at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Kennedy Center today announces that acclaimed three-time Tony Award-winning actress and star of the Kennedy Center's celebrated 2011 production of Follies, Bernadette Peters, will take part in philanthropist and Board Chairman David M. Rubenstein's new series of sit-down conversations with high-profile figures from the arts and culture field on June 26, 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet's JEWELS at Lincoln Center FestivalCasting Announced for Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet's JEWELS at Lincoln Center Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Lincoln Center Festival Director Nigel Redden today announced casting for the unprecedented, international presentation of George Balanchine's Jewels . The Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet will share the stage where the masterpiece first premiered on April 13, 1967, for five historic performances celebrating one of the greatest creative artists of the 20th century and the global recognition the work has received. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2017, 7/26-8/13Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2017, 7/26-8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Concerts including Angelique Kidjo's Remain in Light, Rumer with special guest Dionne Warwick, Nick Lowe's Quality Rock 'n' Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's Suite for Ma Dukes, Natalia Lafourcade, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble in a Tribute to Pauline Oliveros (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads SALONEN New York PremiereAlan Gilbert Leads SALONEN New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic (photo: Chris Lee) In 2009, the year Alan Gilbert took over as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, Alex Ross wrote in the New Yorker: “Simply put, the orchestra is playing better than it has in the seventeen years that I've been a critic in New York.” The intervening years have seen Gilbert go from strength to strength, with critics and audiences alike responding with generous enthusiasm to the superb quality of the performances and to the new initiatives that transformed the orchestra into “a force of permanent revolution” (New York magazine). (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets May 2017 Lineup for American Songbook, Great Performers Series & MoreLincoln Center Sets May 2017 Lineup for American Songbook, Great Performers Series & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has just announced its programs and events for this May. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Autism Friendly Theater & More Set for Lincoln Center Education's BIG UMBRELLA FESTIVAL 2018Autism Friendly Theater & More Set for Lincoln Center Education's BIG UMBRELLA FESTIVAL 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Russell Granet, Executive Vice President of Lincoln Center Education (LCE), Community, and International, announced today the inaugural Big Umbrella Festival-the world's first month-long festival dedicated to arts programs for young people on the autism spectrum and their families, set to launch during Autism Awareness Month in April 2018. (more...)

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