“Above all there are the lively personalities of the singers, whose dashes of humor are all the more effective for being coupled with top-level technical skills and musicianship.”
Irish Times

Featuring a far-reaching program of Schutz, Purcell, Schumann, Britten, and German folk songs, the stunning vocal group Calmus joins the series this weekend for the final Sunday Morning Coffee Concert of the season.

Start your Sunday with us at the Water Reade Theater at 11am. We’ll bring the coffee.

 

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Rarely seen footage is at the forefront of the Great Pianists on Film series. Alfred Brendel’s performances of Schubert and Liszt pieces that he made his specialty; an Arthur Rubinstein Chopin performance from nearly 50 years ago; virtuosos Arturo Beneditti Michelangeli and Emil Gilels’ performances of Ravel, Beethoven, and Prokofiev; and “the most inspiring music film I ever saw” (Independent) on the truth about one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century - Sviatoslay Richter.

Join us at the Walter Reade Theater on April 10th and 13th for these four amazing shows.

 

"Spontaneous, impulsive, young, and fresh, the violinst Ibragimova and the pianist Tiberghien make an electrifying partnership." - Times (London)

Violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Cedric Tiberghien bring their emotive and expressively dazzling duo to the Walter Reade Theater this Sunday morning, March 17th.

Join us for a Sunday Morning Coffee Concert followed by coffee and refreshments with these charismatic artists

(Photo of Ibragimova: Sussie Ahlburg, Photo of Tiberghien: Benjamin Ealovega)

 

Chopin’s Mazurka, Nocturne, and Polonaise are the spotlight features of tonight’s “What Makes it Great? With Rob Kapilow.” Energetic commentary, lively discussion, and a performance by one of today’s leading pianists – Ilya Yakushev. It is sure to be a nice of captivating musicality and brilliance. 

Join us at the Walter Reader Theater at 7:30pm.

 

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We have the perfect Sunday morning treat for you!

Composer and Pianist Timo Andres will be giving what is sure to be a “richly imaginative” (NY Times) performance this Sunday, February 24 at 11am at the Walter Reade Theater. Works by Schumann, Ades, and Chopin will all be featured in the program, as well as one of the artist’s own pieces which have previously earned the praise as being “the kind of sprawling, brazen work that a young composer should write” (The New Yorker).  

 Join us for a morning of piano classics and coffee with Timo Andres.

 

JUST RELEASED: The Callas Effect will replace previously announced Vissi d’ Arte in the sold-out Callas on Film series on March 17 at 1:30 in the Walter Reade Theater.
The Callas Effect, a newly-commissioned documentary on Maria Callas, exploring her legacy through interviews with close friends, contemporaries like Mirella Freni, and current stars such as Joyce DiDonato, along with rare news features, interview footage and performance clips, will replace the previously-announced 1978 documentary Vissi d’ Arte in Lincoln Center’s Callas on Film series.
Callas on Film is sold out; the rest of the schedule for March 17 and 18 remains as announced.Each film program will be introduced by the Opera News features editor Brian Kellow.
(Read the entire press release here.)
 

JUST RELEASED: The Callas Effect will replace previously announced Vissi d’ Arte in the sold-out Callas on Film series on March 17 at 1:30 in the Walter Reade Theater.

The Callas Effect, a newly-commissioned documentary on Maria Callas, exploring her legacy through interviews with close friends, contemporaries like Mirella Freni, and current stars such as Joyce DiDonato, along with rare news features, interview footage and performance clips, will replace the previously-announced 1978 documentary Vissi d’ Arte in Lincoln Center’s Callas on Film series.

Callas on Film is sold out; the rest of the schedule for March 17 and 18 remains as announced.

Each film program will be introduced by the Opera News features editor Brian Kellow.

(Read the entire press release here.)

 

(Photo of Rob Kapilow by Stephanie Berger and photo of Inon Barnatan by Marco Borggreve)

JUST RELEASED: “What Makes It Great?" February 27 program with Rob Kapilow and pianist Inon Barnatan will examine Beethoven’s “Pathétique” Sonata, as part of Lincoln Center’s 2012 Great Performers series.

Rob Kapilow has been helping audiences to really hear great music for two decades with his What Makes It Great™ program on NPR’s “Performance Today,” in concert halls throughout the U.S. and Canada, and with his award-winning first book.

In this concert at the Walter Reade Theater, he offers an in-depth exploration of Beethoven’s dramatic Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (“Pathétique”) performed by rising young Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan.

(Read the entire release here.) 

(Photo of Andreas Brantelid by Sussie Ahlburg. Photo of Shai Wosner by Marco Borggreve.)

JUST RELEASED: Cellist Andreas Brantelid and pianist Shai Wosner will perform sonatas by Debussy, Kodály, and Brahms, as part of Lincoln Center’s 2012 Great Performers series.

This “Sunday Morning Coffee Concert” will take place on Sunday, March 18, at 11:00 a.m. in the Walter Reade Theater. “Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts” bring rising artists to Lincoln Center for engaging one-hour music programs that are followed by receptions with refreshments in the Walter Reade Theater’s Furman Gallery, where audience members are able to mingle with the performers.

(Read the entire press release here.)

  

JUST RELEASED: The Parisii Quartet will perform works by Ibert and Ravel on March 18 at Lincoln Center as part of the 2012 Great Performers series
Works by Ibert and Ravel will be featured when the Parisii Quartet from France performs at a “Sunday Morning Coffee Concert” at Lincoln Center on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Walter Reade Theater.Formed in 1984 by four prize-winning graduates of the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris – Arnaud Vallin, violin; Jean-Michel Berrette, violin; Dominique Lobet, viola; and Jean-Philippe Martignoni, cello – the Parisii Quartet won early acclaim with its triumphs at three major international competitions: Banff (1986), Munich (1987), and Evian (1987). Invitations followed from the major concert halls and festivals of Europe, and since then, the Parisii has since toured regularly throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. Highlights of the Parisii’s recent European seasons include concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Edinburgh, Lausanne, Barcelona, and Madrid.
(Read the entire press release here.)

JUST RELEASED: The Parisii Quartet will perform works by Ibert and Ravel on March 18 at Lincoln Center as part of the 2012 Great Performers series

Works by Ibert and Ravel will be featured when the Parisii Quartet from France performs at a “Sunday Morning Coffee Concert” at Lincoln Center on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Walter Reade Theater.

Formed in 1984 by four prize-winning graduates of the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris – Arnaud Vallin, violin; Jean-Michel Berrette, violin; Dominique Lobet, viola; and Jean-Philippe Martignoni, cello – the Parisii Quartet won early acclaim with its triumphs at three major international competitions: Banff (1986), Munich (1987), and Evian (1987). Invitations followed from the major concert halls and festivals of Europe, and since then, the Parisii has since toured regularly throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. Highlights of the Parisii’s recent European seasons include concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Edinburgh, Lausanne, Barcelona, and Madrid.

(Read the entire press release here.)

JUST RELEASED: Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series presents “Callas on Film" in the Walter Reade Theater, March 17 and 18.
Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series will present a three-part film series that will delve into the phenomenon that was Maria Callas at the Walter Reade Theater in March. No vocal artist in the 20th century had a more striking presence both on stage and off than “La Divina.” “Callas,” said Leonard Bernstein, “was pure electricity.” Her instantly recognizable voice reintroduced bel canto to the musical landscape and also redefined the way that generations of singers and audiences approached opera. This three-part film series draws on rarely-seen source materials of performances, rehearsals, and interviews with this singular star.
Each film program will be introduced by the Opera News features editor Brian Kellow. Following the filmed program on March 17 starting at 3:30 PM, Mr. Kellow also moderates a panel discussion with soprano Martina Arroyo, Ira Siff (artistic director and prima donna of La Gran Scena Opera Company), and writer-director Stephen Wadsworth about Callas’s unique artistry and place among the great singers of the 20th century.
(Read the entire press release here.)
    

JUST RELEASED: Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series presents “Callas on Film" in the Walter Reade Theater, March 17 and 18.

Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series will present a three-part film series that will delve into the phenomenon that was Maria Callas at the Walter Reade Theater in March. No vocal artist in the 20th century had a more striking presence both on stage and off than “La Divina.” “Callas,” said Leonard Bernstein, “was pure electricity.” Her instantly recognizable voice reintroduced bel canto to the musical landscape and also redefined the way that generations of singers and audiences approached opera. This three-part film series draws on rarely-seen source materials of performances, rehearsals, and interviews with this singular star.

Each film program will be introduced by the Opera News features editor Brian Kellow. Following the filmed program on March 17 starting at 3:30 PM, Mr. Kellow also moderates a panel discussion with soprano Martina Arroyo, Ira Siff (artistic director and prima donna of La Gran Scena Opera Company), and writer-director Stephen Wadsworth about Callas’s unique artistry and place among the great singers of the 20th century.

(Read the entire press release here.)