David Rubenstein Atrium Offers Free Concerts and Events this Holiday Season

David Rubenstein Atrium Offers Free Concerts and Events this Holiday Season

Lincoln Center's vibrant public and visitors space on the Upper West Side, the David Rubenstein Atrium, is the perfect place to take a break from shopping, warm up with a hot drink from 'wichcraft, and enjoy great music with Target® Free Thursdays, Meet the Artist Saturdays and a special Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square event this holiday season. Enjoy a range of exciting, FREE programs this November, December and January and visit the Donald and Barbara Zucker Box Office at the Atrium for discount tickets to a range of performances taking place across Lincoln Center.

Admission is FREE for all events. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A schedule of events through January 7, 2012 follows, below. The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. Easy access via subway: No. 1 IRT Broadway local to 66th Street/Lincoln Center or A, B, C, D or No. 1 to 59th Street/Columbus Circle; Buses: M5, M7, M11, M66, M104 to Broadway. Parking is available. For more information, including a calendar of performances and programs, visit www.LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

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Schedule of Free Events For the Holiday Season at
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, November 24 at 8:30 p.m.
Target Free Thursdays
A unique mixed a capella septet, The Accidentals are known for their finely tuned harmonies, off-beat sense of humor, and an eclectic repertoire of original songs and distinctive arrangements. Their many awards include MAC and Back Stage Bistro Awards for Best Vocal Group. They were also the 1995 National Champions of the Harmony Sweepstakes. The Accidentals' CDs have won several Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, and their songs have been included in feature films and on television. Top off your Thanksgiving feast with the perfect nightcap: a sophisticated taste of rich vocal harmonies. For more information about the artist visit www.theaccidentals.com

Monday, November 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square
"My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." - Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing
Enjoy the Brain Cloud's exuberant take on "western swing" in this special early evening concert that's part of this year's Winter's Eve at Lincoln Center Square celebration. At the heart of Brain Cloud is the pairing of mastermind multi-instrumentalist Dennis Lichtman with inimitable vocalist extraordinaire Tamar Korn. The sextet's springboard is the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sonic mishmash that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940's radio broadcasts. In addition to Lichtman and Korn, the Brain Cloud features Skip Krevens (guitar and vocals), Raphael McGregor (steel guitar), and Andrew Hall (bass). For more information visit: http://www.dennislichtman.com/

Thursday, December 1 at 8:30 p.m.
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Celebrating the music of Raymond Scott
Deemed, "The Gertrude Stein of Dada Jazz," composer and inventor Raymond Scott rose to prominence in the late 1930s leading a six-piece Quintette which performed novelties that were part jazz and part chamber music. Warner Brothers music director Carl Stalling adapTEd Scott's controlled mayhem in Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons, bringing immortality to many Scott themes, later revived when songs like his classics "Powerhouse" "The Toy Trumpet" and "Twilight in Turkey" were featured in Ren & Stimpy¸ and paid homage to by artists as diverse as Don Byron, Soul Coughing, MadLib, and They Might Be Giants. Formed by producer and Scott authority Irwin Chusid, the New York City-based Raymond Scott Orchestrette (RSO) brings Scott's legacy into the 21st century, performing modernistic interpretations of his best-known works. For more information: http://raymondscott.com/orchette.html

Saturday, December 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Meet the Artist Saturdays
Presented in Collaboration with New York City Ballet
Co-Hosted by the Children's Museum of Manhattan
Explore the story, music, movement and themes of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ in this 45-minute program for families. See performance excerpts from the beloved ballet classic about Marie and her magical Nutcracker, performed New York City Ballet Dancers and get to know these marvelous artists in a Q&A session. Children in the audience are invited to participate in a movement workshop where they can learn ballet steps and choreography to perform for their families and friends! Visit: http://www.nycballet.com/nycb/home/. To open the program, kids are invited to join a special hands-on puppet building workshop: "Perform 'n' Create Date," co-hosted by the Children's Museum of Manhattan and led by Museum teaching coordinators. They will create Nutcracker stick puppets to use during the movement segment of the program. Visit: http://cmom.org/

Thursday, December 8 at 8:30 p.m.
Target Free Thursdays
Presented in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Violinist Sarah Geller creates one-of-a-kind programs as soloist and the founder of her ensemble, SEGUE, which features various combinations of award-winning artists, musicians and dancers. SEGUE not only premieres new works and mines hidden gems of mainstream composers; it also unlocks the music of the great masters, as well as exploring Latin and jazz-influenced works. For more information about the artist visit: www.sarahegeller.com/segue.html

Thursday, December 15 at 8:30 p.m.
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Where Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys left off is exactly the spot where Kool and Together was born. Inspired by the family band dynamics of The Jackson Five, Charles Sanders formed the band with his sons Charles Jr., Tyrone and Joe in 1970 in Victoria, Texas. Kool and Together forged a sound that effortlessly blended the screams of Psychedelic Rock with the Funk and Soul of Motown. After more than 30 years, the original members of Kool and Together have reunited, joined by their daughters, to tour in support of their first full length release Original Recordings 1970-77 on Heavy Light Records. For more information about the artists, visit: http://lightintheattic.net/artists/365-kool-together

Thursday, December 22 at 8:30 p.m.
Target Free Thursdays
A film and music experience by composer Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin
featuring Romashka, Tall Tall Trees, PubliQuartet and special guests
Celebrating the upcoming release of Ljova's newly-mastered CD built around the compilation of his many film scores, this award-winning composer brings his formidable musical and cinematic talents to the stage along with a vibrant array of his instrumentalist friends to create a full-blown audio-visual experience of stories from the sound-side out. The New York Times said, "[Ljova[ is eclectic with an ear for texture...Throaty melodies supported by pizzicato rhythms, lush chordal figures and counterpoint." Ljova has composed, produced, and recorded scores to three feature and over a dozen short films. Among his recent credits are a documentary for BBC and NHK, as well as the short films Cupcake (Tribeca Film Festival) and Only Love (Woodstock Film Festival, award for Best Original Score for Short Film at LIIFE). Recently, Ljova served as the assistant composer on Francis Ford Coppola's 2008 release Youth Without Youth and the 2009 release Tetro and assisted Clint Mansell and the Kronos Quartet on Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain. For more information about the artists visit: www.ljova.com

Thursday, December 29 at 8:30 p.m.
Target Free Thursdays
Presented in collaboration with NewSong Music
Motivated by a range of influences spanning 70s' singer-songwriters, blues, rock, 80s alternative, West African music and reggae, Montreal-based singer-songwriter and NewSong Recordings artist Chris Velan's continues his musical journey carving out his own path. Velan's fourth studio album Fables For Fighters produced by renowned producer Iestyn Polson (David Gray) finds Velan at his most poetically versatile. Sonically, it has a quality to it that is both timeless and new, intimate and cinematic, open and claustrophobic, haunting and reassuring. Thematically, the songs strive to balance the pains of struggle with the hope of transformation; the very personal search for one's place in the world. For more information about the artist visit:www.chrisvelan.com

Thursday, January 5 at 8:30 p.m.
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After tackling American maverick composer Charles Ives and being rewarded with a Grammy nomination for it, vocalist Theo Bleckmann now takes on the mysterious songbook of British art-pop recluse Kate Bush. This project goes beyond merely re-creating Kate's Bush music but taking it to even further realms of sound and interpretation. Joining him in this venture will be long-time collaborator percussionist John Hollenbeck, bassist Skuli Sverrisson and keyboardist Henry Hey and special guest, mult-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans on viola, guitar and laptop. For more information about the artist visit:www.theobleckmann.com

Please check www.LincolnCenter.org/Atrium for the full schedule of Atrium programs.

Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11 a.m.
Meet the Artist Saturdays
Presented in collaboration with The Juilliard School
Violinists Amy Schroeder and Keiko Tokunaga, violist Luke Fleming and cellist Andrew Yee, formed the Attacca Quartet at The Juilliard School in 2003. The quartet made its professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and has appeared there on numerous occasions since. First Prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, top prizewinners and Listeners' Choice Award recipients in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America's premier young performing ensembles. The Quartet will offer an interactive program to bring young listeners inside the music and the process of sharing and collaboration that is at the heart of performing chamber music. For more information on the artists visit: http://attaccaquartet.com/

The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, the new community, visitors and ticketing facility, is home to an array of programs, services and amenities designed for area residents, out-of-towners and visitors to Lincoln Center. This new public space is named in honor of the philanthropist, financier and Vice Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in recognition of his $10 million gift to the Bravo Campaign. Serving as a gateway to Lincoln Center and the entire Upper West Side community, the Atrium offers-for the first time in Lincoln Center history-day-of discount tickets to available performances across the campus in addition to access to full-price tickets via onsite kiosks and telephone services. Along with free performances, including Target® Free Thursdays every Thursday night of the year, and Meet the Artist Saturdays-free, family-friendly participatory programs at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month-other attractions and amenities in the Atrium include: a 'wichcraft café, a departure point for expanded Lincoln Center tours, a staffed Information Desk, free Wi-Fi, and restrooms.

Discount and Full-Price Tickets
Among the David Rubenstein Atrium's varied programs and services is a one-stop box office location for available, same-day discount performance tickets to Lincoln Center events. Daily events from across the campus, including performances presented by Lincoln Center and its resident organizations will be available at the Donald and Barbara Zucker Box Office at the Atrium. Tickets to available performances will be discounted at 25 % OR 50 % off the regular price. Tickets go on sale at 12 noon every day and are sold, two per person, on a first come, first served basis. The Donald and Barbara Zucker Box Office is closed on Monday, so those tickets will be sold on Sunday. The Rubenstein Atrium also offers help and guidance to patrons who want to purchase full-price tickets for future performances.

A Visitor and Tourist Destination
The Rubenstein Atrium is also the new departure point for Lincoln Center campus tours. Tour options include foreign language tours in Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Japanese (for groups, by reservation only); a newly-created "Art and Architecture" tour (also for groups, by reservation); and special Jazz at Lincoln Center tours. Daily walk-up tours for the public are offered between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (exact times are on the Atrium website.) Prices for Lincoln Center tours range from $8 to $20, depending on packages and student and senior discounts. For more information on tours call 212/875.5350, or email tour_desk@lincolncenter.org.

History of the David Rubenstein Atrium

Opened in 1905 as the Colonial Music Hall, the venue on the site of the current Atrium featured vaudeville acts such as the dance team of Fred and Adele Astaire and it introduced Charlie Chaplin to American audiences. In the 1920s it became a Broadway theater, then a movie palace in the 1930s and 40s, before becoming a TV studio for both NBC and ABC. In 1971 it was renamed the Harkness Theater to house Rebecca Harkness' ballet company and school, before closing in the late 1970s. The theater was torn down, replaced by condominiums and a public plaza called the Harmony Atrium.

About Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center is the world's leading performing arts complex, representing the highest standards of excellence in opera, symphonic and chamber music, theater, dance, film, and arts education. Its 12 resident organizations-The Chamber Music Society, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and School of American Ballet-welcome 5 million visitors each year. After five decades of artistic excellence and service to its community, the nation and the world, Lincoln Center is nearing completion on a major transformation initiative to fully modernize its concert halls and public spaces, renew its 16-acre campus, and reinforce its vitality for decades to come. For more information, visit: LincolnCenter.org

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Meet the Artist Saturdays and Target® Free Thursdays are presentations of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (LCPA), which 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 5,000 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, the Mostly Mozart Festival, Tully Scope 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 its 11 other resident organizations. In addition, LCPA is leading a series of major capital projects, now nearly complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus.

Meet the Artist Saturdays is sponsored by Neuberger Berman.

Major support for Meet the Artist Saturdays is provided by Betty and John Levin.

Endowment support for Meet the Artist is provided by The Walt Disney Company

General operating support for the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center has generously been provided by David M. Rubenstein, Cushman & Wakefield, The Mai Family Foundation, Algin Management Co., LLC, the Xerox Foundation, and the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Generous endowment support provided by David M. Rubenstein and Oak Foundation.

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