One more chance to watch the Seeger Memorial Concert

Did you miss yesterday’s all-star tribute to the great folk music and activist legend Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi? You have one more chance to see the entire performance here: http://bit.ly/SeegerLiveStream (only through 7/21)

Peter Yarrow and friends singing “If I Had A Hammer” in tribute to Pete Seeger. Did you sing along with the livestream?

Peter Yarrow and friends singing “If I Had A Hammer” in tribute to Pete Seeger. Did you sing along with the livestream?

Out on the Town with Bill Bragin

The Wall Street Journal profiles Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center’s Director of Public Programming and tastemaker. So, who is he? He’s the man behind Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. "You could do more than just build audiences. You could build community," says Brain of his work. Read here: http://bit.ly/WSJBragin


(Photo: Adrienne Grunwald for The Wall Street Journal)

Coming to Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Passinho

What combines samba, frevo and American break dancing, to a funk beat? Passinho! Coming to Lincoln Center Out of Doors on July 22 is the popular Brazilian dance craze featuring Na Batahla Co. marking their first performance ever in the US. 

"These kids are shaping Brazilian popular culture," said Bill Bragin, Director of Public Programming for LIncoln Center. "We’re recognizing that an art form coming from the streets and people who are historically disenfranchised is contributing to world culture."

Learn more here about passinhohttp://bit.ly/WSJPassinho

(Photo: Gustavo Pellizzon for The Wall Street Journal)

Composer John Luther Adams and musicians were here at Lincoln Center today rehearsing Sila: The Breath of the World, an immersive outdoor piece that has its world premiere here next week, July 25 -26. Adams talked to New York Magazine about composing music to blend with city noise: http://bit.ly/JLASilaNYMag

Composer John Luther Adams and musicians were here at Lincoln Center today rehearsing Sila: The Breath of the World, an immersive outdoor piece that has its world premiere here next week, July 25 -26. Adams talked to New York Magazine about composing music to blend with city noisehttp://bit.ly/JLASilaNYMag

Live-Stream of Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger

imageJust announced! Lincoln Center will live-stream this Sunday’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors Memorial Concert to Pete and Toshi Seeger, including performances by Judy Collins, Harry Belafonte, Dar Williams, Dan Zanes and many more friends of the great singer and activist and his wife. More information here: http://bit.ly/1juyLu9

(Photo: Pete Seeger. Credit: Karl Rabe)

GlobalFest coming to Lincoln Center Out of Doors

The showcase for great international bands and world music, GlobalFest makes its Lincoln Center debut at this summer’s Out of Doors festival, featuring events on stage and below Lincoln Center, as well as film screenings, on July 27. Learn more here: http://nyti.ms/1sKb8BS

The world premiere John Luther Adams’s Sila: The Breath of the World takes over the Lincoln Center in one month, featuring over 80 musicians (from eighth blackbird, JACK Quartet, Contemporaneous, The Crossing and more), spread out across Hearst Plaza. Read more about the Lincoln Center-commissioned work here: http://bit.ly/SilaProgramNoteJuly 25 and 26, 6:00pmHearst PlazaAs part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Mostly MozartFREE(Photo: John Luther Adams at Lincoln Center earlier this spring)

The world premiere John Luther Adams’s Sila: The Breath of the World takes over the Lincoln Center in one month, featuring over 80 musicians (from eighth blackbird, JACK Quartet, Contemporaneous, The Crossing and more), spread out across Hearst Plaza. Read more about the Lincoln Center-commissioned work here: http://bit.ly/SilaProgramNote

July 25 and 26, 6:00pm
Hearst Plaza
As part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Mostly Mozart
FREE

(Photo: John Luther Adams at Lincoln Center earlier this spring)

"Listening to music indoors, we usually try to ignore the outside world… Listening outdoors, we’re challenged to expand our attention."

— Composer John Luther Adams, in reference to the outdoor setting for his next piece, Sila: The Breath of the World. Scored for 80 musicians (coming from such groups at eighth blackbird, The Crossing, Hotel Elefant and more), the new work will receive its world premiere at Lincoln Center on July 25 and 26, outside on the plaza. Read more about the work and how the composer is approaching this work for a particular outdoor environment: http://bit.ly/SilaProgramNote

Earlier today, composer John Luther Adams and musical director Doug Perkins visited Lincoln Center to test out sounds for the upcoming premiere of Adams’ new work called Sila: The Breath of The World, a site-devised piece written for Lincoln Center’s outdoor spaces (and commissioned by Lincoln Center for Mostly Mozart Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors). Musicians are testing out sounds on whirlytubes and conch shells, as examples for the instruments to be used in the actual work. The free, world premiere performances take place July 25 and 26.

Earlier today, composer John Luther Adams and musical director Doug Perkins visited Lincoln Center to test out sounds for the upcoming premiere of Adams’ new work called Sila: The Breath of The Worlda site-devised piece written for Lincoln Center’s outdoor spaces (and commissioned by Lincoln Center for Mostly Mozart Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors). Musicians are testing out sounds on whirlytubes and conch shells, as examples for the instruments to be used in the actual work. The free, world premiere performances take place July 25 and 26.