Lincoln Center's annual exploration of music and art’s power to reveal the many dimensions of our interior lives.
At the turn of 18th-century Japan, a clerk and a courtesan committed suicide in the forest of Tenjin. The Love Suicides at Sonezaki, a tragic play based upon these events, was banned after its 1703 premiere for more than two centuries. For this U.S. production premiere, renowned artist Hiroshi Sugim...
Australia's Circa ensemble embodies electrifying explosions of physicality and power in this stunning work that blurs the boundaries of dance, theater, music, and circus arts. Known for their “stratospheric skill” (Australian), the troupe melds circus acrobatics with contemporary dance in the tender...
Journey to the East links two unique figures across the centuries: acclaimed early-music interpreter Jordi Savall and St. Francis Xavier, the 16th-century Jesuit missionary who traveled from the court of Lisbon to Mozambique, India, Malaysia, Japan, and China. In this epic musical journey, narrated ...
As violence blazes, a young woman waits at the border of Zauberland—a magical world of security and peace. But while asleep, her dreams are haunted by images of the burnt-out city she was forced to abandon. Composer Bernard Foccroulle and writer Martin Crimp seamlessly interweave 19 new songs with S...
At the end of Songs of a Wayfarer, the disenchanted wanderer finds solace by embracing everything: “All, all! Love and sorrow, and world and dream.” Gustav Mahler's sublime art songs soar in this recital from German baritone Christian Gerhaher, known for his “vulnerable and intense” performances wit...
From darkness to dazzling, show-stopping light: the White Light Festival welcomes back The Manganiyar Seduction, a musical dance of delirium that had its U.S. premiere in our inaugural season and returned in 2013 due to popular demand. The Manganiyars, nomadic Sufi Muslims from Northwest India, inco...
"Conscience is but a word that cowards use, devised at first to keep the strong in awe.” Shakespeare's Richard III is a chilling story of power and ambition. His ruthless monarch resonates through the ages in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a darkly comic production from Ireland’s Druid theater ...
From an achingly beautiful psalm crying for mercy to the devastating hymn of a mother's anguish, Scottish composer James MacMillan draws upon his Celtic heritage and Catholic faith for revelatory choral works that tap into our universal humanity. This program, performed by the Britten Sinfonia and T...
God was declared dead in 1966, no longer relevant to an increasingly secular society. Today, people around the world ardently seek religious and faith-based experiences, at times with an intolerant fervor. How did we vacillate between such extremes in the span of only half a century? In modern socie...
Bach's Goldberg Variations are a hypnotic keyboard showpiece of revelatory lyricism and intricacy. In this intimate Sunday morning recital, Kit Armstrong, protégé of the legendary pianist Alfred Brendel, illuminates the monumental variations with “pianistic abilities that are simply unheard of” (Süd...
Performing mesmerizing Georgian choral music from every corner of this ancient, ethnically diverse region, the striking male voices of Ensemble Basiani embody otherworldly sound from the world's oldest polyphonic tradition. Following a celebrated 2012 White Light Festival appearance, Basiani returns...
Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw uses her distinctive voice to lure audiences into an original sound world of wonder, exploration, and poignancy. For this enchanting free concert, Shaw joins the dynamic Attacca Quartet as vocalist in a program featuring the spare and soulful quartet Ent...
Tristan and Isolde, the ill-fated lovers of Celtic legend, became a cherished tale of forbidden desire throughout Western art. Wagner's masterpiece Tristan und Isolde, a spellbinding meditation on love and death, is “the love story that changed opera for good” (NPR). For this concert performance of ...
Moving from anguish to exultation, the unparalleled period-instrument Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and its Choir present a stirring program of Baroque masterworks. Featuring radiant soloists, including “ravishing” countertenor Iestyn Davies (Guardian, U.K.), this concert begins with Pergole...
The African American experience takes center stage in The Abyssinian Mass, a swinging celebration of big-band sound and gospel soul from Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize–winning composer, bandleader, and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Created to mark the bicentennial of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church in 2...
The devout Austrian composer Anton Bruckner achieved his most popular orchestral work with his soaring Symphony No. 4. “Dynamo of the podium” Gustavo Dudamel (Chicago Tribune) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic embark on a profound musical quest through this mystical masterpiece. The Program ...
German baritone Matthias Goerne's arresting performance in William Kentridge’s Winterreise was a highlight of the 2014 White Light Festival. Now he brings his "chilling intensity" and "ethereal lyricism" (New York Times) to an all-Beethoven recital in Alice Tully Hall. The robust...
The White Light Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with works that stimulate spirit and mind alike.
Ireland's Druid theater company makes the most of the comedy in Waiting for Godot.
Only the Sound Remains draws upon Japanese Noh as seen through the lens of Ezra Pound
Three visual artists have created unique worlds for this year's White Light Festival.
The Japanese theatrical style that inspired Only the Sound Remains
American composer Morton Feldman's music knows how to take its time.
The dance artists of this year's White Light Festival fly or fight their way across boundaries.
Dancer-choreographer Akram Khan's last full-length solo work, XENOS, captures the artist in the middle of a radical personal transformation.
Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss discusses the highlights of this year's White Light Festival
The rapturous Finnish composer and the director Peter Sellars together channel the ancient art of Noh in Only the Sound Remains.
You won't want to miss the U.S. premiere of Blak Whyte Gray.
The U.S. premiere of East London company Boy Blue's work demonstrates how our personal and political histories shape our perceptions.
Colm Tóibín's program note for Druid theater company's 2016 production of Waiting for Godot
Druid theater’s Godot grounds an Irish classic in its native soil.
White Light Festival's marvelous global collaborations return.
Meet pianist Jenny Lin, known for her creative, thoughtfully crafted recitals.
Conductor Thomas Dausgaard leads us through the works that inspired Beethoven's Missa solemnis.
Meet organist Bernard Foccroulle, who performs in Darkness and Light (November 9).
Compositions motivated by faith form a large part of this year's White Light Festival.
What makes Samuel Beckett's prose so irresistible to theatrical producers, and such a special way to experience his work?
Images in The Psalms Experience Gallery illuminate the continued relevance of ancient texts.
Jessica Lang's production of Stabat Mater is one of this highlights of this year's White Light Festival.
The poems known as the Psalms have endured for around 3,000 years.
Pianist Steven Osborne will perform Messiaen's Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus October 31 as part of this year's White Light Festival.
Meet countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, who will perform in Stabat Mater (November 1–2).
Will you win the favor of the gods or perish into a watery grave?
Discover the origins of an art form in this playlist curated by the head Juilliard Historical Performance program, Benjamin Sosland.
Meredith Monk comes to White Light imparting her creativity to a new generation.
Ancient texts, great tunes, same earthly woes.
Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss discusses highlights of White Light 2017.
Monteverdi: The Birth of Opera opens Lincoln Center's White Light Festival.
All 150 psalms will be performed in settings old and new at the White Light Festival.
What we're reading to get in the mood for several upcoming programs at Lincoln Center.
"Reconnect" at the White Light Festival.
Jeremy Denk describes the challenge of telling a musical story with his upcoming program.
William Kentridge tells the story of the creation of the opera Il ritorno d'Ulisse.
Nicholas Johnson and the lasting power of Beckett's first radio play.
Liz Gerring discusses the process behind her work (T)here to (T)here.
Book recommendations by John Schaefer, who will moderate the White Light Conversation "Our Humanity: Past, Present, and Future" on November 5
Puppetry's magic lies in the creative exchange between skilled artists and imaginative audiences
T.M. Krishna has made it his mission to challenge the artistic and social orthodoxies of Carnatic music.
The Italian conductor shares his secrets on Verdi, the Russian repertoire, and holding people’s attention in the smartphone era.
V. Selvaganesh is heir to one of the great musical lineages in India and one that has thrived on innovation.
Although she is one of India's top artists, Bombay Jayashri describes herself as a listener first.
A note on the upcoming Mark Morris Dance Group performance, part of the White Light Festival's Sounds of India series
The renowned British chorus director Simon Halsey picks his favorites.
Lakshmi Vishwanathan discusses the visual vocabulary of Kathakali dance
Notes on Satyajit Ray’s stunningly restored Apu Trilogy and Jean Renoir's The River
Raymond Erickson provides the political and social context for Giovanni Gabrieli's A Venetian Coronation.
What does it mean to be human in the age of technology?
Pianist and writer Jeremy Denk explores the threads of shared musicality woven through works composed over eight centuries.
Linguist David M. Bellos discusses the story of Babel and the benefits of linguistic diversity.
Miwa Matreyek discusses the process behind her work This World Made Itself, presented October 20–22 as part of the 2016 White Light Festival.
New York–based photographer Nan Melville recounts how she first got hooked on the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.
Samuel Beckett is on Twitter, and perhaps we should not be surprised.
In conjunction with the Sounds of India series, Pavan K. Varma offers insights into India's contemporary realities.
Inspired by its biblical namesake tale, Babel(words) explores a world divided by language.
Listening deeply to the Earth—as both artist and human—is more essential than ever.
On the eve of the 2016 White Light Festival, Leif Wenar asks a fundamental question.
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The box office, located in the hall lobby at Broadway and 65th Street, sells tickets Monday–Saturday 10:00 am–6:00 pm, Sunday 12:00–6:00 pm and until 30 minutes after the start of any performance. Online Sales: Film Society, Juilliard School, Great Performers, American Songbo...
This black box theater on the 7th floor of the Rose Building on West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue offers an intimate experience to its audiences, which are seated only a few feet from the stage. Presentations have ranged from family programs and fantastical puppetry shows b...
Located on the fifth floor of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, Rose Theater is the venue’s largest performing arts space. It features three levels, sleek wood veneer seating boxes, and moveable stage towers that can be configur...
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