View from the top….

View from the top….

Happy birthday Yo-Yo Ma! Watch this video on how he makes his music his own kind of storytelling in this segment from a previous Live From Lincoln Center feature.

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Viewing Solar Reserve.

On view at Lincoln Center through December 1!

Photos: Liz Ligon 

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Jane Moss on Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

"Performance closely mimics life in that it is ephemeral, because when it’s over its particular ecology—those artists, those audience members, that heightened experience—cannot be duplicated again."

Read a Q&A with Jane Moss, the White Light Festival’s artistic director, about the fifth anniversary season, which opens today: http://bit.ly/1vJ20vP

Wall Street Journal on “St. Matthew Passion” at White Light Festival

One of the biggest events of the Fall concert season is the presentation of "St. Matthew Passion" by Peter Sellars and the Berliner Philharmoniker at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, October 6 and 7 at the Park Avenue Armory. In this article by Corinne Ramey of The Wall Street Journal, she talks to the acclaimed director Peter Sellars on how this highlight event came together.

"In his production, the chorus, singing from memory, moves throughout the space. Orchestra players perform solos from memory, interacting with the singers. At times shocking, sensual and even sexual, the performance feels more operatic than religious," writes the Journal.

Read more here: http://on.wsj.com/1yHvyhW

(Photo: Peter Sellars, right, leads tenor Topi Lehtipuu in a rehearsal. Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal)

Rachmaninoff on Mercury

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NASA recently announced that it has named a unique basin found on Mercury after the great composer, conductor and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff. Read more here —> http://bit.ly/RachBasinMercury

And this Friday, Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival presents a performance of Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers”, a work that traces a remarkable musical and spiritual journey from darkness to light, performed by the Rundfunkchor Berlin.

(Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington)

The creative minds behind “The Nance”—Nathan Lane, Jack O’Brien, and Douglas Carter Beane—reflect on how gay life has changed in America and how the play examines forgotten New York history.

Watch “The Nance” Friday, October 10 on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS.
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Solar Reserve is here! Learn more about this new, innovative digital simulation artwork by John Gerrard, and presented in association with the Public Art Fund. #SolarNYC(Photo credit: Iñaki Vinaixa)

Solar Reserve is here! Learn more about this new, innovative digital simulation artwork by John Gerrard, and presented in association with the Public Art Fund. #SolarNYC

(Photo credit: Iñaki Vinaixa)

American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center this weekend

The American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center is back, October 4-5 and October 11-12, with more than 250 vendors from all corners of the United States.  Find out more here.

Yesterday, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts was proud to host an event for the New York city arts community to meet National Endowment for the Arts’ Chairman Jane Chu (pictured).

Yesterday, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts was proud to host an event for the New York city arts community to meet National Endowment for the Arts’ Chairman Jane Chu (pictured).