Lincoln Center Festival
Three performances at the David H. Koch Theater, Columbus Avenue at 63rd St.: July 20 and 21 at 8 PM and July 22 at 3 PM This presentation of Paris Opera Ballet is made possible in part by generous support from The Grand Marnier Foundation and the Joelson Foundation
HERE BUT I'M GONE: A 70TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO CURTIS MAYFIELD
This year the Festival pays tribute to Curtis Mayfield, the late soul music icon, who would have been 70 years old in 2012. Mayfield was highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music in a career that spanned the early 1970s through the 1990s. A collaboration between Lincoln Center Festival and the Mayfield estate, this one-night-only event pays tribute to an artist whose music served as a soundtrack to the civil rights movement, introducing poetry and moral affirmation into pop, soul, funk and R&B. The lineup for the Lincoln Center Festival tribute includes artists Sinéad O'Connor, The Roots, Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, William Bell, Ryan Montbleau, Inyang Bassey, The Impressions, Mavis Staples, Aloe Blacc, Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe, Dr. Lonnie Smith and a 20-piece house band led by music director Binky Griptite of the Dap-Kings.
One performance at Avery Fisher Hall: July 20 at 8 PM
Composer John Adams will return to Lincoln Center Festival to lead members of the Juilliard Orchestra and London's Royal Academy of Music in a July 11 concert in Avery Fisher Hall. The program includes Feste Romane, Respighi's symphonic survey of Roman festivals from Caesar's time to the present day; Ravel's jazz-inspired Piano Concerto in G major with soloist Imogen Cooper; and Adams's City Noir, a symphony inspired by the peculiar ambience and mood of Los Angeles's 'noir' films, especially those produced in the late forties and early fifties. Mr. Adams has conducted the Juilliard Orchestra several times, including a well-regarded 2009 concert performance of his opera, The Death of Klinghoffer, and his works were performed at the Festival in 2011 with the Cleveland Orchestra.
One performance at Avery Fisher Hall: July 11 at 8:00 PM
Since its inaugural season in 1996, Lincoln Center Festival has received worldwide attention for presenting some of the broadest and most original performing arts programs in Lincoln Center's history. In 17 seasons, the Festival will have presented nearly 1,260 performances of opera, music, dance, theater, and interdisciplinary forms by internationally acclaimed artists from more than 50 countries. To date, the Festival has commissioned more than 40 new works and offered some 130 world, U.S., and New York premieres. It places particular emphasis on showcasing contemporary artistic viewpoints and multidisciplinary works that push the boundaries of traditional performance.
Lincoln Center Festival is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), which serves three primary roles: presenter of superb artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. As a presenter of some 5,000 programs annually, LCPA complements the extraordinary offerings of the 10 other Lincoln Center resident organizations, bringing internationally acclaimed artists to hundreds of thousands of people each year through a variety of popular series. These programs include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and Live From Lincoln Center. In addition, LCPA is leading a series of major capital projects, now nearly complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus. 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.
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