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.

NY Times on composer John Luther Adams

Composer John Luther Adams, whose recent Pulitzer Prize winning piece will be performed tonight in New York, talks about his life and work, and gives a small preview of his next new piece “Sila: The Breath of the World” which will be premiered at Lincoln Center in July as part of Mostly Mozart Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Read his New York Times profile here: http://bit.ly/JLANYTimesprofile
(Photo: Chad Batka/New York Times)

"The key to the future of the world is finding optimistic stories and letting them be known."

— Pete Seeger

Get outside…Lincoln Center Out of Doors is coming! Just announced today are the nearly 100 free performances that will take place across the plazas of Lincoln Center over three weeks, from July 20 to August 10.

Highlights include:
A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger
1st Performance in 40 Years of Larry Harlow’s Landmark Hommy: A Latin Opera
World Premiere of John Luther Adams’s Sila: The Breath of the World with 80 musicians (also part of Mostly Mozart Festival)
Daylong Collaboration with globalFEST
World Premiere Collaboration by José González with yMusic;
Paul Taylor Dance Company in World Premiere Collaboration with Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango Ensemble
World Premiere of The Campbell Brothers’ A Sacred Steel Love Supreme Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme
Americanafest NYC concerts by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Cassandra Wilson, Rosanne Cash and more
eighth blackbird with N.Y. Premieres by Bryce Dessner and Andy Akiho
Concerts by Roberta Flack, Stew & the Negro Problem, Amel Larrieux, and Avery*Sunshine
performances by Pam Tanowitz Dance, Camille A. Brown & Dancers

AND MORE!

Check out the full line-up here: 
http://bit.ly/OOD14Announcement

Get ready…we’ll unveil this summer’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors series tomorrow….

Get ready…we’ll unveil this summer’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors series tomorrow….

The Board and Staff of Lincoln Center for the Preforming Arts deeply mourn the passing of Jenneth Webster, former Associate Director, Programming, the flaming spirit who ignited the free annual Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival with passion and imagination for nearly 30 years. From an early age she became aware of the importance of community arts groups and in her own words, “the impact of living arts on people.” Over the decades, through Jenneth’s efforts, thousands of people and countless performers came together on Lincoln Center’s outdoor spaces to celebrate music, dance, spoken word, and community. We join the arts community in extending our sympathies to her longtime friend Charles Allcroft, her family and friends, and to all who have been touched by her work.

- Katherine Farley, Chair Jed Bernstein, President Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 

John Luther Adams - 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner

Congrats to composer John Luther Adams, who received the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his recent work “Become Ocean.” Lincoln Center is excited to premiere his next work “Sila: The Breath of the World” at Mostly Mozart Festival/Out of Doors in July.

American Songbook: Jason Isbell

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Tonight at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook: A native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, famed guitarist and roots rock singer-songwriter Jason Isbell returns for a rare intimate engagement after his incredible performance at this summer’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors series. Isbell shares a new sound from his acclaimed album Southeastern, a collection of heartbreaking and hopeful songs that speak to his exquisite songwriting and personal story of a bad boy saved by love. More information here.

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?