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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

The Dance Historian Is In

April 24, 2019

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

A guest host will screen films from the Dance Division's Japanese and Pacific dance works. David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce... Learn More 

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Moonlight Benjamin

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Atrium 360°

Moonlight Benjamin

Thursday, April 25, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A powerful fusion of Creole melodies and ’70s blues rhythms from the “new priest of voodoo rock" (L'Obs, France). Learn More 

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Minguet Quartet

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Atrium 360°

Minguet Quartet

Thursday, May 2, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

The Germany-based Minguet Quartet explores Beethoven’s epic final string quartet and an arrangement of Mahler’s devastating song “I am Lost to the World.” Learn More 

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Kids

Lincoln Center's 60th Anniversary

Block Party

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Lincoln Center

Join us for this celebration of 60 years of Lincoln Center. With free live music, dance presentations, art-making and craft stations, film screenings, tours, and more, there’s something for... Learn More 

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Kids

Saturday, May 4, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Experience Indian culture with the “Indie-Hindi” vocalist.   Learn More 

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Lee Narae

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, May 9, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Korean singer Lee Narae reinterprets a traditional pansori narrative, shifting the perspective away from the patriarchal gaze and recharging it with a feminist twist and a contemporary creative... Learn More 

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Voices of a People’s History of the United States

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, May 16, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Students from The Maxine Greene High School for Imaginative Inquiry bring Howard Zinn’s original source material to life, telling the stories of the dissenters and visionaries of... Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Hear works from the Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers, a program nurturing children’s inherent creativity for the past 25 years. Learn More 

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Karen Joseph

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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Karen Joseph

Thursday, May 23, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

One of the premier flutists in Latin music will keep you on your feet all night long with the pulsating beats of her band, MamboCha. Learn More 

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New York Philharmonic

The Annual Free Memorial Day Concert

Monday, May 27, 2019

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

The free Memorial Day Concert at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine features Bruckner’s Eighth. “Beauty is what Bruckner is talking about,” says Jaap van Zweden. In this... Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

An ensemble of talented middle-school students play with their NY Philharmonic musician mentors in the culmination of a three-week mentorship program. Learn More 

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Meah Pace

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

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Meah Pace

Thursday, May 30, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

The renowned singer from the dance/punk band “!!!”, who also lends her powerhouse vocals to the Resistance Revival Chorus (a new group spearheaded by the organizers of the Women’s... Learn More 

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The Pop Ups

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Saturday, June 1, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Celebrate making, building, and learning with the pop-tinged sounds of this Grammy-nominated Brooklyn band with an appetite for construction. Learn More 

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New York Philharmonic

Concerts in the Parks – Central Park

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Central Park

Walk north along Broadway until you reach Manhattan College Parkway, use the steps to enter the park, and continue walking north until you reach the parade grounds. For weather and other... Learn More 

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Mostly Mozart Festival

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Scholars from the Mozart Society of America illuminate aspects of the composer’s beloved opera, The Magic Flute, in an engaging afternoon of presentations. Learn More 

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Ashley Fure & Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Mostly Mozart Festival

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Fure & Thorvaldsdottir

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, July 25, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Immerse yourself in the sound worlds of pioneering composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Ashley Fure, and Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir at this free performance.

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Louis Langrée

Mostly Mozart Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2019

St. Paul's Chapel

Join members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at St. Paul’s Chapel for a free performance of Mozart’s sublime wind serenade. Learn More 

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Anahita Abbasi, Aida Shirazi & Niloufar Nourbakhsh

Mostly Mozart Festival

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Composer Portraits

International Contemporary Ensemble

Monday, August 5, 2019

Bruno Walter Auditorium

The intrepid International Contemporary Ensemble performs the music of Anahita Abbasi, Aida Shirazi, and Niloufar Nourbakhsh from the Iranian Female Composers Association. Learn More 

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Tessa Lark & Michael Thurber

Mostly Mozart Festival

Thursday, August 8, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A lively, hourlong concert showcasing violinist Tessa Lark and bassist Michael Thurber’s original compositions alongside the inventive mastery of Bach. Learn More 

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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Second Stage Theater

April 16, 2019 - August 17, 2019

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Plaza Corridor Gallery

Come celebrate the decades of plays and musicals that have defined Second Stage as the home for living American playwrights. In 1979, a new theater was born with a novel idea: give a second... Learn More 

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Master Class with Tony Arnold

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Daniel & Joanna S. Rose Studio

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Learn More 

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Master Class with Jeffrey Kahane

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Daniel & Joanna S. Rose Studio

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Learn More 

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Master Class with Frederik Øland and Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Daniel & Joanna S. Rose Studio

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Learn More 

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Master Class with Radovan Vlatković

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Daniel & Joanna S. Rose Studio

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Learn More 

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Master Class with Arnaud Sussmann

Monday, April 6, 2020

Daniel & Joanna S. Rose Studio

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window) Learn More 

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