Tickets now on sale for Lincoln Center’s 2014-15 Great Performers season and White Light Festival!

JUST ANNOUNCED: Lincoln Center announces details of the fifth White Light Festival, October 6 through November 11, 2014. The multidisciplinary Festival spans 12 venues, and numerous musical traditions and genres. It will include 28 performances, films, and events and feature eight premieres, plus new works and debuts by artists and companies from the United States, Australia, Germany, Pakistan, Poland, the U.K. and South Africa - including the Lincoln Center debut of the Berliner PhilharmonikerThe White Light Festival, which takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, is focused on the remarkable power of art to reveal the many dimensions of our interior lives. Other highlights this season: Brooklyn Rider with Dance Heginbotham; a production of Britten’s Curlew River with Ian Bostridge; Roomful of Teeth performing a new work by member and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw; Basil Twist’s production of The Rite of Spring with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; William Kentridge’s staging of Schubert’s Winterreise with Matthias GoernePakistani ensemble Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali performs Islamic and Sufi devotional music; Mavis Staples sings works from her album; Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig performs Bach and Bruckner; and more.

Read the announcement of the 2014 White Light Festival: 
http://bit.ly/17jRgpx

Congrats Peter Sellars, Polar Music Prize winner

Congrats to Peter Sellars, who is one of the recipients of the prestigious Polar Music Prize (along with Chuck Berry). Audiences can experience Sellars realization of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion this Fall when the Berliner Philharmoniker arrives in New York as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival. Read more here: http://nyti.ms/1isAWfe

Thanks to all who joined us for the 2013 White Light Festival, Lincoln Center’s annual celebration of music’s capacity to illuminate the the spirit and dimensions of our interior lives. This year’s festival, which ran from October 24 to November 23, featured The Cleveland OrchestraMark Morris Dance GroupRokia Traore, and many more.

Highlights from Mark Morris Dance Group’s “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato at the the David H Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, now through Saturday, November 24. (Photos: Kevin Yatarola)

"Darkness Visible": JACK Quartet at White Light Festival

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What would it be like to listen to a string quartet in complete darkness? Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas tackled that concept in his String Quartet No. 3, “In The Dark,” which true to its name, will be performed by memory in total darkness by the JACK Quartet tomorrow night at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival. Read this article by Alex Ross of The New Yorker to learn more about Haas’s quartet and why the composer likes the concept of heightened awareness. (Illustration by Chad Hagen/The New Yorker).

 

Rokia Traoré Returns to Lincoln Center

image"Is it my destiny to grow toward the unknown?" Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré, last seen at Lincoln Center in Peter Sellars’s Desdemona, poses this question on her acclaimed new album, Beautiful Africa. Singing in Bambara, French, and English, Traoré brings to life her beloved homeland in the midst of political uncertainty, celebrating the strength of the human spirit and a hope that prevails in a special concert at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival tonight. (Photo: Frank Socha)

 

Tallis Scholars at White Light Festival

Capturing the timeless transcendence of the human voice, the Tallis Scholars highlight the hallowed works of John Taverner, who served as choirmaster of Christ Church, Oxford, during the reign of Henry VIII. The a cappella ensemble arrives at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival on November 16, moving gracefully through the ages, incorporating contemporary work by Arvo Pärt and a Lincoln Center commission by New York composer Nico Muhly. (Photo: Clive Barda)

 

Stunning photo from dress rehearsal for White Light Festival’s “Era la notte” featuring soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci, with performances tonight and tomorrow.
(Photo: Loll Willems)

Stunning photo from dress rehearsal for White Light Festival’s “Era la notte” featuring soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci, with performances tonight and tomorrow.

(Photo: Loll Willems)

Era la notte: one-woman show at White Light Festival

Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci makes a rare New York appearance in Era la notte, a one-woman show featuring arias by Monteverdi and others, November 13 and 14 at the White Light Festival. “Unconventional and intense, [she] has become a specialist in the intimate affair, comfortable and potent in the early music repertory,” says the New York Times