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Jackie Hoffman, Budapest Festival Orchestra and More Coming Up This January at Lincoln Center

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Jackie Hoffman, Budapest Festival Orchestra and More Coming Up This January at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced its January 2018 programs and events, including:

- The American Songbook series, opening its season with performances by John Paul White, Jackie Hoffman, Cloud Cult, and Matt Ray in The Appel Room

- Great Performers, continuing with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Concerto Köln, and Rolston String Quartet

- Free events in the David Rubenstein Atrium - Atrium 360° Series, ¡VAYA! 63 Concert, and Philharmonic Insights featuring "From Stage to Stage: Romeo and Juliet in Music and Dance"

- And the LC Kids series presents CONTRA-TIEMPO at Clark Studio Theater, free artists at the Atrium and Storytime at the Atrium.

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Thursday, January 4 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Atrium 360°

Live from Das Funk-Capital of the Buckeye Nation: Burnt Sugar Arkestra Freaks Dayton Ohio's Sweet Sticky Thangbook Caramelizing music by the Ohio Players, Zapp, Lakeside, Junie Morrison, Heatwave, Slave, Aurra, and Steve Arrington

Atrium favorites Greg Tate, Jared Nickerson, and their "multiracial jam army" (Rolling Stone) return to Lincoln Center with a new take on the funky Dayton, Ohio, songbook. Together, they revisit musical favorites by the Ohio Players, Zapp, Lakeside, Junie Morrison, Heatwave, Slave, Aurra, and Steve Arrington.

David Rubenstein Atrium, 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 LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Saturday, January 6 - FREE - at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

LC Kids Artists at the Atrium

Soul Science Kids

The innovative Afrofuturist griots of Soul Science Lab translate stories into soul-stirring sounds and dynamic visuals perfect for young audiences.

Recommended for ages 2-5

David Rubenstein Atrium, 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 Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

Sunday, January 14 at 3:00 pm

Great Performers

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer, conductor

Dénes Várjon, piano

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 3

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Iván Fischer and Budapest Festival Orchestra, "Hungary's greatest cultural export" (Guardian, U.K.), return to Lincoln Center with a sweeping program spanning the Baroque to the late Romantic featuring acclaimed pianist Dénes Várjon. The afternoon culminates in Rachmaninoff's towering Symphony No. 2.

Pre-concert lecture at 1:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

David Geffen Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

Tickets: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.

Thursday, January 11

Playing Cuban roots music straight out of East LA, Changüí Majadero is a blazing five-piece band that has honed a deeply informed and highly personal take on changüí, a surging Afro-Cuban musical tradition that took shape in the late 19th century on the eastern side of the island around Guantanamo. It's one of the foundational styles that gave birth to son, salsa, and timba, and in the hands of Changüí Majadero the music feels fresh and intoxicating. Founded by vocalist Gabriel García, an expert on Cuban tres guitar, the band features bassist Yosmel Montejo, Norrell Thompson on vocals and guayo (metal scraper), George Ortiz on the low-pitched bongó de monte, and Alfred Ortiz on maracas and vocals.

David Rubenstein Atrium, 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 LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Thursday, January 18 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

¡VAYA!63

José Fajardo Jr. y Sus Estrellas

The son of a Cuban "flute king" and legendary bandleader José Fajardo keeps the spirit of his father alive. A percussionist who has played with everyone from Larry Harlow and Orchestra Broadway to El Canario and Tito Puente, Fajardo Jr. has led the band his father started in Cuba in 1949-one of the best charangas around-into a new era of salsa.

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

David Rubenstein Atrium, 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 LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Thursday, January 18 at 8:00 pm

Lincoln Center Young Patrons

Yeethoven II: Two Eras, One Radical Spirit

Yeethoven II: Two Eras, One Radical Spirit is presented as part of Lincoln Center Young Patrons 101 Series and in collaboration with the Young Musicians Foundation. The 101 Series gives young patrons and members of the public the opportunity to explore the performing arts from an insider's perspective while supporting Lincoln Center's arts education and audience development initiatives. This event will explore the music of Kanye West and Beethoven juxtaposed and spliced together by a full orchestra of young musicians from across New York City. The performance will be followed by an onstage conversation and an after-party featuring a Kanye-influenced DJ set.

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

Tickets: This event is part of the Lincoln Center Young Patrons 101 Series. Tickets are $25-125 and available at Yeethoven.org.

Saturday, January 20 and 27 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

LC Kids presents

CONTRA-TIEMPO

Drawing from salsa, Afro-Cuban dance, hip-hop, and contemporary dance-theater, this critically acclaimed, multicultural Los Angeles dance troupe is dedicated to transforming the world through dance. The troupe's philosophy of performance-as-social-action gives voice to people not traditionally seen on the concert stage, creating a thrilling, mind-opening experience for children and adults alike.

Recommended for ages 6 and up

Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, Samuel B. and David Rose Bldg., 7th Floor

Tickets: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visiting Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

Saturday, January 20 - FREE - at 11:00 am

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison

Based on her popular Instagram posts, Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by debut author/illustrator Vashti Harrison celebrates the stories of 40 influential African-American women.

Recommended for ages 2-5

Presented in collaboration with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

David Rubenstein Atrium, 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 Kids.LincolnCenter.org.

Monday, January 22 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Philharmonic Insights at the Atrium

From Stage to Stage: Romeo and Juliet in Music and Dance

Although conceived as a ballet, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet was premiered in concert performances. Musicologist Simon Morrison, conductor Stéphane Denève, and New York City Ballet corps de ballet member Silas Farley reflect on the ballet-chronicling its conception, the composer's revisions and personal struggles, the political forces that delayed its premiere-and consider Prokofiev's musical language and dramatic sensibility. They will also compare and contrast the work's impact in both concert settings (the Philharmonic will play it on January 25-27) and ballet performances (as presented by New York City Ballet February 13-23).

Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic

David Rubenstein Atrium, 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 LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers

Concerto Köln

Shunske Sato, violin

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Concerto for strings in G minor

Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro

Known for its electrifying performances, Germany's Concerto Köln conjures Vivaldi's spring birdsongs, summer storms, fiery harvest festivities, and unsettling winter winds. Violinist Shunske Sato leads the early-music ensemble in a period-instrument performance shedding new light on these best-loved Baroque concertos.

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

Tickets: Available at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visiting LCGreatPerformers.org.

Wednesday, January 24 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center's American Songbook

John Paul White

Emerging from the music-rich earth of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where Etta James, The Rolling Stones, and many other music legends recorded iconic hits, singer-songwriter John Paul White weaves melody and plainspoken poetics into intricate tales of heartache, resentment, and redemption. The four-time Grammy Award winner and 2018 Grammy-nominee rose to fame as one half of the Americana duo The Civil Wars and has performed alongside Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, and Jason Isbell. His critically acclaimed solo debut, Beulah, and breakout performance at the Newport Folk Festival last summer reintroduced White to fans as a solo artist steeped in Southern Gothic style, seamlessly moving between dark country ballads, Southern rock, cinematic string arrangements, and lyric-driven folk.

The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.

Tickets: Available at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org.

Thursday, January 25 - FREE - at 7:30 pm

Great Performers/Atrium 360°

Complimentary Classical: Rolston String Quartet

Mozart: Quartet in A major, K.464

R. Murray Schafer: Quartet No. 2 ("Waves")

First-prize winner of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, this ensemble of "astonishing harmonic maturity" (Calgary Herald) makes its Lincoln Center debut in a performance of stylistic verve and impeccable musicianship.

David Rubenstein Atrium, 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 LCGreatPerformers.org.

Thursday, January 25 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center's American Songbook

Jackie Hoffman

Long on comic talent and vocal power but short on patience, actor and comedian Jackie Hoffman is a favorite scene stealer on stage and screen. After shining in supporting roles on Broadway in Hairspray, Xanadu, The Addams Family, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, she made the transition to leading lady in last year's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress. She is a regular at Joe's Pub, where she has performed a string of bawdy, vaudevillian solo shows, including The Kvetching Continues, the venue's longest-running show of all time. Fresh off her Emmy-nominated performance as Mamacita in FX's Feud: Bette and Joan, Theatre World Award and Obie-winning Hoffman takes over The Appel Room for a night of showtunes, covers, and original songs.

The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.

Tickets: Available at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org.

Friday, January 26 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center's American Songbook

Cloud Cult

Singer-songwriter and Cloud Cult founder Craig Minowa has a gift for finding silver linings among life's tragedies that has attracted a fervent community of followers. Two decades in, his Minnesota-born indie band reached an artistic height in 2016 with The Seeker, a concept album and feature film that showcased the band's hard-won optimism, expansive music-making, and reverence for the earth's beauty. For this evening, the band brings one of its uplifting stage shows to The Appel Room, featuring a colorful collection of acoustic and electronic instruments, live art-making by Scott West, and encouragement to sing along.

The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.

Tickets: Available at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org.

Saturday, January 27 at 8:30 pm

Lincoln Center's American Songbook

Matt Ray Plays Hoagy Carmichael

featuring Kat Edmonson

Jazz pianist, vocalist, and arranger Matt Ray presides over an evening highlighting the music of one of the essential architects of the classic American Songbook. To help him, he enlists Kat Edmonson, who delivers songs with an airy voice evocative of 1950s and '60s cabaret singer Blossom Dearie. Ray is best known for his work as music director for downtown luminaries, including Joey Arias, Justin Vivian Bond, Bridget Everett, and Taylor Mac with whom he shared the 2017 Kennedy Prize for Drama for A 24-Decade History of American Popular Music. Like Ray, the Texas-born, Brooklyn-based Edmonson is a student of American song and styles. Together with other surprise guests, they revisit personal favorites from Carmichael's vast catalog, which includes "Stardust," "The Nearness of You," and "Georgia on My Mind."

The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th St.

Tickets: Available at the Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Frederick P. Rose Hall Box Offices, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visiting AmericanSongbook.org.


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, 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 offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating more than four decades enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Lincoln Center has become a leading force in using new media and technology to reach and inspire a wider and global audience. Reaching audiences where they are-physically and digitally-has become a cornerstone of making the performing arts more accessible to New Yorkers and beyond. For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org.

Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, call the Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities at 212.875.5375.

Programs, artists, and prices are subject to change.


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