Meet Placido Domingo at Met Opera Shop tomorrow

Ever want to meet Plácido Domingo? He’ll be signing autographs at the Met Opera Shop at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 24th at 3pm.

 

Free at Lincoln Center: Meet the Artist: School of Rock

School of Rock

Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:00am
Meet the Artist Saturdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

Performance by kids for kids! Featuring a set list that includes The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Who, White Stripes, and more, these outstanding young musicians from Port Jefferson, NY present lively rock n’ roll tunes and engage their peers in this special presentation in collaboration with The School of Rock. Includes a Q & A session.

For over 15 years, School of Rock has been inspiring the world to rock on stage and in life. School of Rock believes the best way to learn music is to play music. Students are guided from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, School of Rock has become a growing international franchise, operating over 100 schools in the U.S., Mexico, and Brazil with openings in Canada, The Philippines, Chile, and Australia planned for 2013.

 

Meet the Artist Saturdays presents Parallel Exit

Parallel Exit

Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11:00am
Meet The Artist Saturdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

“An Exhilarating Locomotive Of High Spirits” (The New York Times) Parallel Exit creates physical theatre inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Our work blends theatre, dance, and music into productions that transcend age, language, and cultural barriers. Parallel Exit is dedicated to preserving and promoting the variety arts for diverse and underserved communities of children and adults. The whole family can join in the fun at this vaudevillian-style comedy theater event for audiences of all ages.

 

Lincoln Center’s Meet The Artist: In Search of the Real Monkey King

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Lincoln Center’s free monthly series, Meet The Artist Saturdays, gives a preview of this summer’s highlight Lincoln Center Festival presentation of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s opera Monkey: Journey to the West.

A little Monkey with the special power of face changing has taken over the Monkey Mountain as the Monkey King. See if you can identify which one is the real Monkey King. This 45 minute program, including demonstration/interactive segment, introduces the beloved ancient Chinese folk tale character, the Monkey King, with a rare performance of Face Changing. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional dances from Mongolian, Uygur, and Tai, and folk dances such as the Fan, Ribbon, and Sword dances performed by NYCCC students and professional dancers.

Come experience the richness of Chinese dance, arts, and culture in this exciting family show!
Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 11:00am
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Presented in collaboration with New York City Chinese Cultural Center and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

 

Start your weekend with the Harlem Gospel Choir

Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist series welcomes the return engagement of the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir, whose members will have audiences on their feet, clapping and singing to their hearts’ content, enthusiastically spreading the universal message of peace, hope, and joy. In this encore visit, the choir joins Lincoln Center in honoring Black History Month by offering a rare interactive concert experience. Spend your morning with these amazing vocalists, known for their performances for (and with) Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, U2, Sir Elton John, and more. Visit the David Rubenstein Atrium on Saturday morning at 11am.

 

JUST RELEASED: FREE music, dance and theater come to Queens branch libraries this summer!

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has partnered with Queens Library in the launch of a new initiative—Lincoln Center Local—to bring free music, dance and theater to local communities beyond Lincoln Center. Developed from the Center’s popular Meet the Artist series, the hour-long programs in this new initiative, which include a Q & A session with the performers, will showcase world-class artists in disciplines ranging from classical music to Broadway, modern to world dance, and theater to spoken word.  

Seven different programs have just been announced for the launch of Lincoln Center Local at seven different Queens Library branches this summer, with performances beginning on July 7 and continuing through Sept. 15, 2012. The shows are below, descriptions and a schedule follows:

•    Latin Beat
•    Resurgence of Spanish Dance
•    Hammerstep+DEORO
•    Fascinating Gershwin
•    Mario the Magician
•    Champian Fulton Quartet
•    It’s All About Armstrong

 

Musician Dave Eggar and dance troupe Hammerstep kicked up their heels in the David Rubenstein Atrium on Saturday at this month’s Meet the Artist Saturday.  They’ll be back in the Atrium tomorrow night at 8 for Target Free Thursday, so if you’re thinking of “stepping out” yourself, this show looks like the perfect thing.

 

This week’s Target Free Thursday and Meet the Artist Saturday is a two-date engagement! Join us Saturday at 11 am and Thursday at 8:30 pm as Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer join the New York debut of new works and technology by Hammerstep. Dave and the ensemble will bring traditional music and innovative live beats with hip-hop flair together with Hammerstep’s evolved take on Irish step dance.

As always, all Meet the Artist and Target Free Thursday events are FREE.

 

Chanda Rule and Somi open Resonate! Africa America in Sound and Story, the new, FREE series at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium presented in association with NYU’s Institute of African American Affairs taking place Wednesday afternoons, from 4-5 p.m. during April.

 

This April, Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist joins New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs to present Resonate! African America in Sound and Story, four, FREE, Wednesday after-school programs that will explore the cultural connections of the African Diaspora today. Each hour-long (4−5 p.m.) program features a performance by a noted African or African-American artist, followed by discussion and questions and answers moderated by Meklit Hadero, Artist-in-Residence of New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs.

Today meet African-American vocalist Chanda Rule and African vocalist Somi performing Listening to Roots & Voicing Branches, a multi-media work combining video, story and song that attempts to redress intra-racial tensions in the African Diaspora by exploring the cultural memory of various strands of the Black Atlantic experience.