Must-See Free Events at Lincoln Center in February
February 6 at 6:00 pm
Liederabend at Paul Recital Hall
Artists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.
February 7 at 7:30 pm
Navarra String Quartet at David Rubenstein Atrium
The U.K.-based ensemble praised for its “compelling performances” (BBC Music Magazine) plays Ravel’s rhapsodic String Quartet in F major and the ethereal music of Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks at this free, hour-long concert.
February 8 on PBS
Live From Lincoln Center presents Pipeline
Live From Lincoln Center is proud to present Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed staging of Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline, available for broadcast on PBS. In this riveting production, Nya Joseph (Karen Pittman) is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher who is committed to her students’ achievement, while she sends her only son, Omari (Namir Smallwood), to a private boarding school. When Omari is involved in a controversial incident which threatens him with expulsion from his school, Nya is forced to reconcile Omari’s rage, her own parental decisions, and the public and private school systems, as she rallies to save her son.
February 14 at 7:30 pm
Tcheka at the David Rubenstein Atrium
Part of a growing group of post-colonial Cape Verdean artists reclaiming traditional musical styles, Tcheka is building a distinctly 21st-century catalog of songs influenced by batuku and other indigenous genres, Brazilian music, Afropop, jazz, blues, and rock. With expressive vocals and dynamic guitar style, the songwriter and guitarist draws audiences into universal themes of love, loss, beauty, social justice, and what it means to be home.
February 15 at 7:30 pm
¡VAYA! 63: New Swing Sextet at the David Rubenstein Atrium
Emerging from the excitement and turbulence of 1960s New York City, the New Swing Sextet has been a popular and innovative exponent of Latin jazz, salsa, and pop music for over five decades. After professionally debuting at the last New York World’s Fair, the band went on to have a long history of making music on the streets of New York. These true old-school pioneers of music and Grammy nominees are now celebrating a landmark anniversary with the release of their new album, Lo Que Te Traigo.
February 20 at 6:00 pm
Sonatenabend at Paul Recital Hall
Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano department perform sonata repertoire in partnership with student instrumentalists.
February 21 at 7:30 pm
Vuyo Sotashe at David Rubenstein Atrium
Singer and songwriter Vuyo Sotashe is becoming an integral part of New York City’s jazz scene. After moving here in 2013, the young South African artist has quickly made his mark, earning a Fulbright Scholarship and finalist positions in several international competitions, while also collaborating with artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Mwenso, Brianna Thomas, Elio Villafranca, Duchess, and the cabaret persona Jomama Jones, to name a few. Catch this rising international jazz star while you can.
February 26 at 7:30 pm
A Conversation with Herbert Blomstedt at David Rubenstein Atrium
New York Philharmonic President and CEO Deborah Borda engages conductor Herbert Blomstedt in a conversation about the highlights of his career, spanning more than 60 years. Discover the convictions and ethos of one of the most estimable artists of our time prior to his concerts featuring masterworks by Grieg and Dvořák.
February 28 at 7:30 pm
Tariq Al-Sabir's #UNWANTED at David Rubenstein Atrium
Deemed a “rising musical mastermind" by the Examiner, composer and vocalist Tariq Al-Sabir presents selections from his multimedia, genre-bending song cycle #UNWANTED at the Atrium. Written for a unique ten-piece ensemble that includes voice, woodwinds, brass, percussion, synthesizer, and electronics, this poignant piece centers on Black people’s navigation through social media and access to technology. It examines several ways in which prejudices, phobias, racisms, and more transform themselves to exist online.