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Lincoln Center Kicks Off April 2015 Lineup

Lincoln Center has announced its programs and events for this month, April 2015, including Simon Keenlyside and Emanuel Ax, Les Arts Florissants' Le Jardin des Voix, Jack Quartet, American Songbook Band, Owel, LC Kids and more. Details below!


Wednesday, April 1 at 6 pm

Great Performers Great Voices on Film

Show Me the Way to the Next Whisky Bar: The Music of Kurt Weill

Program 3: The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Kurt Weill's Berlin period is highlighted with this screening of a great work that resulted from his stormy collaboration with Bertolt Brecht: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. In a provocative Fura dels Baus production directed by Alex Ollé and Carlus Padrissa, conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads a cast that includes singers Measha Brueggergosman, Michael König, Jane Henschel, and Willard White. (138 minutes, 2010)

Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Classifilms

Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $15, 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, April 1 at 8:40 pm

Great Performers Great Voices on Film

The Music of Kurt Weill

Show Me the Way to the Next Whisky Bar: The Music of Kurt Weill

Program 4: September Songs

Larry Weinstein, director

This tribute to the life and music of Kurt Weill features Teresa Stratas, Elvis Costello and the Brodsky String Quartet, Betty Carter, PJ Harvey, William S. Burroughs, Charlie Haden, David Johansen, Lou Reed, and a host of others performing many of the composer's most celebrated songs, including Mack the Knife, September Song, and Alabama Song. Set in a turn-of-the-century warehouse, the lavish designs echo many of the themes of Weill's work.

91 minutes. 1994. Produced by Rhombus Media

"Great Voices on Film" is presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Classifilms.

This program is completed by a selection of Weill's songs sung by his greatest interpreter, his wife Lotte Lenya.

Note: September Songs replaces the previously announced film, Seven Deadly Sins, which was unavailable for screening.

Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $15, 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, April 2 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Free at the Atrium

Face the Music

Program to include:

Yonatan Rozin: Radiocave

Paris Lavidis: Violin Concerto in D

Michael Daugherty: Elvis Everywhere

Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music is this country's only youth ensemble solely devoted to the music of living composers. The group plays music of all genres and often partners with the Kronos Quartet for a one-of-a-kind string quartet program. For this concert, the program includes works written by its own members, percussionist Yonatin Rozin and violinist Paris Lavidis.

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.

Saturday, April 4 - FREE - at 11 am

Meet the Artist Saturdays

Jayme Stone's Lomax Project

Jayme Stone, banjo

Margaret Glaspy, voice

Brittany Haas, fiddle

Eli West, guitar & vocals

Joe Phillips, bass

Special Guest Julian Lage, guitar

Focusing on songs collected by folklorist Alan Lomax, this family-friendly event brings together some of North America's most creative roots musicians to revive and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American a cappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes, and work songs from well-known composers and everyday people.

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, April 9 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Free at the Atrium

Poet-Linc Final Competition

Talented teenage poets from all five boroughs vie for the title of Grand Slam Poet Champion in this lively performance that supports literacy in New York City. The winner goes on to compete in the NYC Poet Laureate contest and all participants see their works published in Lincoln Center's Poet-Linc Anthology.

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, April 12 at 5 pm

Great Performers Art of the Song

Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

Joseph Middleton, piano

Schubert: Ellens Gesang I, D.837

Schubert: Ellens Gesang II, D.838

Schubert: Ellens Gesang III, D.839

Mahler: Rückert-Lieder

Copland: Selections from 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson

Nature, the gentlest mother

There came a wind like a bugle

The world feels dusty

I've heard an organ talk, sometimes

Going to heaven!

The Chariot

Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op. 37

Equally acclaimed for her vocal prowess and her acting in roles ranging from Baroque to 20th-century repertoire, English mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly is the winner of Edison, Gramophone, and South Bank Awards. Reviewing her 2013 CD of Mahler'sDas Lied von der Erde, Gramophone wrote, "What can there be left to say about Sarah Connolly, whose performances these days are pretty much beyond praise?" She is joined at this recital by "rising star" (BBC Music Magazine) Joseph Middleton at the keyboard.

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $50, 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, April 16 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Free at the Atrium

Amir ElSaffar and Two Rivers Ensemble

Rivers of Sound: Not Two

Rivers of Sound: Not Two is a work that expands on Two Rivers, a six-piece ensemble founded by trumpeter and vocalist ElSaffar devoted to the world of cross-cultural music-making. Working within jazz, classical, and Arabic musical styles, ElSaffar has created new techniques to play microtones and ornaments idiomatic to Arab music. As a composer, he has used microtones to create a new approach to harmony and melody. Rivers of Sound: Not Two is written for 17 musicians, and builds a communal musical language with instruments that range from the traditional Middle Eastern oud and santur to the saxophones and keyboards of American jazz. The resulting mix of fluid pitches and rhythms produces a musical landscape where cultural boundaries disappear.

A Lincoln Center commission

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.

Saturday, April 18 at 11 am

LC Kids

Sleeping Beauty with David Gonzalez

A rhymed-verse spin on the classic fairy tale with live music and image projections that create the magical multimedia world in which a beautiful (and funky) princess is awakened by true love's kiss...or not. Storyteller, musician, poet, actor, writer and music therapist, David Gonzalez, is a one-of-a-kind artist who has created numerous productions that combine compelling drama, music, and multi-media. Gonzalez has presented numerous programs for Lincoln Center Education and has also appeared atLincoln Center Out of Doors. Visit: davidgonzalez.com. Recommended for ages 6+

Clark Studio Theater (165 West 65th Street)

Tickets, $18 for members, $25 for the general public, are available online at LincolnCenter.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street

Sign up at kids.lincolncenter.org to learn more about family events at Lincoln Center-and be automatically entered to win a premium NYC culture package for your family.

Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers Chamber Orchestras

Les Arts Florissants

Le Jardin des Voix

William Christie, conductor

Lucía Martín Cartón, soprano

Lea Desandre, mezzo-soprano

Carlo Vistoli, countertenor

Nicholas Scott, tenor

Renato Dolcini, baritone

John Taylor Ward, bass

Banchieri: Già che ridotti siamo, from Il zabaione musicale: inventione boscareccia, et primo libro di madrigali

Stradella: Sinfonia [Lento], from Amanti, olà! (L'accademia d'Amore)

Vecchi: L'humore musicale, from Le veglie di Siena

Stradella: Excerpts from Amanti, olà! (L'accademia d'Amore)

Handel: Ah Stigie larve! Ah scellerati spettri, from Orlando, HWV 31

Wert: Queste non son più lagrime, from Il quinto libro de madrigali

Vivaldi: Ah sleale, ah spergiura, from Orlando furioso, RV Anh.84

Vivaldi: Gelosia, tu già rendi l'alma mia, from Ottone in villa, RV 729

Vivaldi: Care pupille, from La virtù trionfante dell'amore, e dell'odio, overo Il Tigrane, RV 740

Stradella: Excerpts from Amanti, olà! (L'accademia d'Amore)

Cimarosa: Vé che matta maledetta, from L'impresario in angustie

Haydn: Excerpts from La canterina, Hob. XXVIII: 2

Sarro: Excerpts from L'impresario delle Canarie

Mozart: Un bacio di mano, K.541

Haydn: Scellerata! mancatrice! traditrice!, from La canterina, Hob. XXVIII:2

Porpora: Oh se fosse il mio core

Haydn: Son confuso e stupefatto, from Orlando paladino, Hob. XXVIII:11

Founded by conductor, harpsichordist, and musicologist William Christie, Les Arts Florissants is one of the world's most renowned early music and vocal ensembles. It has pioneered a resurgence of interest in French music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Le Jardin des Voix, the Ensemble's vocal academy for young singers, recruits artists from around the world for an intensive two-week session of classes and workshops with vocal and theatrical specialists in Caen. A select number of singers are then chosen to tour Europe and the U.S. with Les Arts Florissants in concerts designed to showcase the latest crop of young talent.

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 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. Limited availability.

Thursday, April 23 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Great Performers Complimentary Classical

JACK Quartet

Crawford Seeger: String Quartet "1931"

Missy Mazzoli: Death Valley Junction

Jason Eckardt: Ascension

Caroline Shaw: Ritornello 2.sq.2.j

John Zorn: The Alchemist

The JACK Quartet, described by the Washington Post as keeping string music "thrillingly vital," closes out the season's FREE Complimentary Classical series celebrating the art of the string quartet in the David Rubenstein Atrium. Known for their championship of contemporary music, the young artists met while attending Eastman School of Music and have gone on to collaborate with the such as composers Georg Friedrich Haas-performing his String Quartet No. 3 in complete darkness at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival-György Kurtág, Wolfgang Rihm, Salvatore Sciarrino, and John Zorn, among many others.

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, April 26 at 11 am

LC Kids

Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show

This hilarious theater presentation, featuring professional actors and musicians, is based on stories written by elementary school students, and part of the show is made up on the spot by the kids in the audience. The show has been called "crazy entertaining" by the Daily Show's Jon Stewart. Sketches run the gamut from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime to cats flying to tickle monsters who rule the world. The 45-minute performance features a cast of six actors, a pianist, and colorful sets, costumes, and props, and will be followed by a special activity presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

Recommended for ages 4+

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (165 W. 65th St.)

Tickets, $18 for members, $25 for the general public, are available online at LincolnCenter.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street

Sign up at kids.lincolncenter.org to learn more about family events at Lincoln Center-and be automatically entered to win a premium NYC culture package for your family.

Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30

Great Performers Art of the Song

Simon Keenlyside, baritone

Emanuel Ax, piano

Duparc: Phidylé

Duparc: Le manoir de Rosemonde

Duparc: Chanson triste

Debussy: Nuit d'étoiles

Debussy: Romance: Voici que le printemps

Debussy: Beau soir

Debussy: Les angélus

Debussy: Mandoline

Poulenc: Le travail du peintre

Fauré: Mandoline, from Cinq mélodies de Venise, Op. 58

Fauré: En sourdine, from Cinq mélodies de Venise, Op. 58

Fauré: Green, from Cinq mélodies de Venise, Op. 58

Fauré: Aubade, Op. 6

Fauré: Madrigal, Op. 57

Fauré: Le papillon et la fleur, Op. 1

Ravel: Histoires naturelles

Two sublime artists of the concert stage-Simon Keenlyside, whose "resonant baritone aches with feeling" (The New Yorker) and seven-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax-join together in a duo recital of French repertoire to close out the 2014-15 Art of the Song season.

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 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.

Thursday, April 30 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Free at the Atrium

Owel

American Songbook band, Owel, is an unconventional chamber pop group hailing from New Jersey. The band won its Atrium slot through "Invest in the Future of American Song," an online contest sponsored by Prudential that enables the public to pick its favorite artists through social media and the American Songbook Facebook page. The five-member ensemble combines violins, cellos, and glockenspiels with guitar, drums, vocals, and bass to come up with a totally original not-your-mother's indie rock band sound.

Presented in collaboration with American Songbook

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.


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. For more information about Lincoln Center, visit aboutlincolncenter.org.

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