In Memory of Pete Seeger

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Lincoln Center joins the music community in mourning the passing of folk singer Pete Seeger. We were grateful to have him perform at Lincoln Center Out of Doors several times, most recently in 2008.

(Photo: Kevin Yatarola)

Some photo highlights from 2013 at Lincoln Center, including Great Performers, Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, White Light Festival, and Out of Doors. What was your favorite highlight at Lincoln Center in 2013?

Lincoln Center mourns the loss of the legendary Lou Reed. Here’s a photo of his performance from the 2011 Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, courtesy of photographer Kevin Yatarola.

Lincoln Center mourns the loss of the legendary Lou Reed. Here’s a photo of his performance from the 2011 Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, courtesy of photographer Kevin Yatarola.

Lincoln Center’s Out Of Doors Red Hot + Fela Video

imageDid you miss Red Hot + Fela at Lincoln Center Out of Doors this past summer, featuring an all-star line-up tribute to the late, great Fela Kuti with Kronos Quartet, Superhuman Happiness with Baloji, Abena Koomson, M1, and more? Fear not! The entire concert is now up on Lincoln Center’s new video gallery. Enjoy!

 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: “Best” of the City (Village Voice)

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Lincoln Center’s annual, free summer series, Out of Doors, was hailed by the Village Voice as one of the best things in New York City. “There’s a nice selection of beer and street foods located around the park, too, and the bandshell soundsystem is top-notch. Everything about Lincoln Center Out of Doors is, in fact. Impeccable quality from top to bottom for the beautiful price of nothing,” writes the Voice.

Stay tuned this Spring for news about Out of Doors 2014.

 

Found Sound Nation at Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Earlier this summer at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Found Sound Nation set up mobile studio on the Lincoln Center campus to engage passersby and festival musicians in the spontaneous, collaborative production of original music. With a simple setup — laptop, mics, midi controllers, and speakers — they lead a music creation session that was completely improvised. As mics got passed around, engineers recorded everything and actively created loops and soundscapes to add to the improvised concert. Part concert, part recording session, part jam, the street studio tapped into the collective unconscious of a place, creating musical creations that are specific to a time and a place.

Check out the final results on this soundcloud page.

 

Lincoln Center Video Gallery exclusive!

Amanda Palmer surprises her audience at Lincoln Center Out of Doors with an impromptu reunion of The Dresden Dolls, performing “Missed Me” with special guest Brian Viglione. Recorded August 9.

 

We love these drawings by Michael Arthur ("Inklines" on Flickr, Twitter, and Tumblr) of three of this year’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors performers: Amanda Palmer, Jason Isbell, and Nick Lowe.

 

Thank you all for making the 2013 Lincoln Center Out of Doors season one to remember.
 

Thank you all for making the 2013 Lincoln Center Out of Doors season one to remember.

 

Rock goddess Amanda Palmer took Damrosch Park by storm August 9 during Lincoln Center Out of Doors, performing her own songs, a Nirvana cover, and surprising fans with an impromptu reunion of The Dresden Dolls. Photographs by Nan Melville.