The Lincoln Center Young Patrons 101 Series Announces Winter/Spring Season

The Lincoln Center Young Patrons 101 Series Announces Winter/Spring SeasonThe Lincoln Center Young Patrons, a membership group that supports Lincoln Center's arts education and audience development initiatives, will present a wide range of events throughout winter/spring 2018. Designed to drive arts engagement with New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s, the program has expanded its activities in recent years, now offering more than 30 events annually, and seen significant growth in its centerpiece initiative, the 101 Series.

The popular 101 Series offers events throughout the year that explore the arts from an insider's perspective, providing access to performances and events with artists and arts leaders at Lincoln Center and across New York City. The program has grown significantly over the past year, with attendance at 101 Series events growing by more than 40% since 2016. Upcoming presentations include Yeethoven II, which explores the music of Beethoven and Kanye West juxtaposed and combined in performance by a 50-piece orchestra of young professional musicians (January 18, in collaboration with Yuga Cohler, Johan, and the Young Musicians Foundation); Inspired by Space: Creating Immersive Performance , which examines the creation of a recent site-specific theatrical work (February 6, in collaboration with Jennine Willett and Third Rail Projects); and An Experiential Introduction to Beethoven, which offers a journey through the full trajectory of the composer's symphonies, illuminating the evolution of his creative process (April 12, in collaboration with James Blachly and the Experiential Orchestra).

Previous 101 Series events have paired flamenco dance and Spanish painting (in collaboration with one of Spain's leading flamenco companies, Noche Flamenca, and the Hispanic Society), delved into the craftsmanship and sound of fine violins (in collaboration with Tarisio Fine Instruments and Bows), and explored Balanchine's choreographic language with leadership from three of the world's foremost ballet companies (Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet).

Additionally, the Lincoln Center Young Patrons offers members opportunities to network with other young professionals, longtime Lincoln Center supporters, and industry leaders. Young Patrons also integrates members into many Lincoln Center Education activities, providing opportunities for them to act as ambassadors for the next generation.

"As a leading performing arts institution, it is imperative that we engage young professionals as they develop and support the emergent arts of tomorrow," said Debora L. Spar, President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. "Our Young Patrons program encourages deep appreciation for all of the performing arts, while creating a close-knit community of culturally minded patrons who participate in arts experiences across the city."

A full lineup of Young Patrons events and opportunities is available at the following link. Membership begins at $250 and is open on a rolling basis, available to New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s. More information at

Young Patrons 101 Series Winter-Spring Season:

Yeethoven II
January 18 at 8:00 pm
Alice Tully Hall

Yuga Cohler, Conductor
Johan, Composer/Arranger

Presented in collaboration with the Young Musicians Foundation, this event explores the music of Kanye West and Beethoven juxtaposed and spliced together by a full orchestra of young musicians from across New York City. The event builds off the 2016 and 2017 Yeethoven presentations in Los Angeles and now incorporates several tracks from West's most recent album, The Life of Pablo. The performance is interspersed with commentary and followed by an after-party featuring a Kanye-influenced DJ set.

In advance of the performance, an Aux Cord Party will be held at the David Rubenstein Atrium on Wednesday, January 10, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Free and open to the public, attendees are encouraged to experiment with creating their own tracks using a BeatMaker by Splice, designed specifically for the Yeethoven II presentation (available here and featured at the Aux Cord Party). Select partygoers will be chosen throughout the evening to share their compositions from the DJ booth.

Tickets to Yeethoven II are currently sold out to the public, with limited availability for new Young Patrons members. Contact or call 212.875.5236 for more information.

Inspired by Space: Creating Immersive Performance
with Jennine Willett of Third Rail Projects
February 6 at 7:30 pm
St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

Presented in collaboration with Third Rail Projects

This salon-style event presents a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creative process of Jennine Willett, Co-Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects, the widely acclaimed immersive theater company behind last summer's Ghost Light presented by Lincoln Center Theater. Taking the audience on the creative journey that resulted in one of her most recent site-specific works, Willett will share her approach to crafting performances inspired by the unique elements offered by each new space for which she creates. Joined by composer Sean Hagerty and a cast of eight performers, Willett gives audiences a rare look into the rehearsal process, where performers will reveal the collaborative explorations that culminated in two beautifully embodied immersive scenes.

Tickets are available by contacting the Young Patrons at or 212.875.5236.

An Experiential Introduction to Beethoven
April 12 at 7:30 pm
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Presented in collaboration with the Experiential Orchestra

With the power and passion of Beethoven's symphonies performed by one of New York's most inventive orchestras, this all-Beethoven program will invite audience members to experience the entire trajectory of the famous composer's symphonies in an evening that is equal parts party and concert. Using Beethoven's musical introductions to each symphony as a vehicle, Music Director James Blachly and the Experiential Orchestra (back by popular demand after their sold-out 101 Series engagement last fall) will lead an evening equally fascinating for those who have been listening to Beethoven's symphonies for years as for those who have never set foot in a concert hall, leaving audiences with new perspectives on how the creative process changes over the course of a great composer's life.

Tickets are available by contacting the Young Patrons at or 212.875.5236.

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