— Composer John Luther Adams, in reference to the outdoor setting for his next piece, Sila: The Breath of the World. Scored for 80 musicians (coming from such groups at eighth blackbird, The Crossing, Hotel Elefant and more), the new work will receive its world premiere at Lincoln Center on July 25 and 26, outside on the plaza. Read more about the work and how the composer is approaching this work for a particular outdoor environment: http://bit.ly/SilaProgramNote
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)
— Pete Seeger
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
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.
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.
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)