Free April 2014 Programs and Events at Lincoln Center

020514-national-icon-mann-Sanford-BiggersWe love free and great, and nothing is better than those two words coming together to make no fee based programming and events at one of the greatest institutions (next to the Apollo Theater) in the world, the Lincoln Center.Here’s a list of the Free events at Lincoln Center coming in April, 2014.

Tuesday, April 1 – FREE – at 7 PM 

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Dara Kell & Christopher Nizza: Dear Mandela

Filmmakers Kell and Nizza offer a fascinating portrait of South Africa’s coming of age and a new perspective on the role young people can play in political change.  Africa’s first lady of song, Sibongile Khumalo, performs before the screening, followed by a conversation with the filmmakers.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rdSt.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Thursday, April 3 – FREE – at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm

Target ® Free Thursdays

Presented in collaboration with the Unsound Festival

7.30pm  Pietnastka

“Pietnastka” is one of the recording monikers of Piotr Kurek, a Warsaw-based musician and composer. Since 2006 he has collaborated with a long list of contemporary dance and theater companies, record labels, and artists.

Kurek creates densely-woven tapestries of sound. His layered melodic patterns are constructed from, and influenced by, sounds ranging from contemporary abstractions to the ululations of primeval chants, using amplified organs, electric accordions, and many other unusual instruments.

8.30pm  Neotantrik & Suzanne Ciani

As one half of musical research duo Neotrantrik (with Demdike Stare’s Sean Canty) Polish musician Andy Votel will collaborate with legendary American electronic music innovator Suzanne Cianni for a first-time performance of a special project in the David Rubenstein Atrium. Cianni, recently hailed as a “Synthesizer Queen” by the Los Angeles Times, has played a pivotal role in the development of electronic music in the US. Her recent rediscovery by today’s electronic music fans has come about in part due the compilation Lixiviation, 1969-1985 and reissues released on Votel’s record label.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Saturday, April 5 – FREE – at 11 am 

Meet the Artist Saturdays

Horseplay: April Foolishness

Horseplay is an improvisational ensemble that performs interactive theater.  Each work is created on the spot, with audiences having a hand in developing the piece by engaging with the performers through musical comedy games, singing, dancing, and laughter.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rdSt.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Monday, April 7– FREE – at 7:30 pm

Leonard Bernstein Emerges:

Defying Boundaries and Challenging Racial Politics During World War II

Part of the New York Philharmonic’s Insights Series

Carol Oja, the New York Philharmonic Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence for the 2013-14 season, explores Bernstein’s stunning debut as a conductor with the ballet Fancy Free and the Broadway musical On the Town. Bernstein’s lifelong commitment to racial justice took off during this period, as he became an activist for the desegregation of performance.

Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic  

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Thursday, April 10 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Target ® Free Thursdays

Poet-Linc Final Competition

This event marks the exciting final poetry slam competition for metro area students aged 13-19 from New York’s five boroughs. Students will perform original poetry and compete for the chance to be published in Lincoln Center’s Poet-Linc anthology alongside professional poets and mentors. Creativity shines, as the young people describe their hopes, dreams, loves, and lives in high-impact verse.

Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center Education and the NYC Youth Poet Laureate

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Thursday, April 17 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Target ® Free Thursdays

Sanford Biggers: Moon Medicine

Percussionist Swiss Chris, guitarist Martin Luther, singing turntablist Jahi Sundance, and bassist Mark Hines get together for an evening of performance art combining theater, sculpture, painting, and music.  The brainchild of visual artist and keyboard player Sanford Biggers, the group will offer an evening of carefully curated covers and original compositions.

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for Target®  Free Thursdays

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Tuesday, April 22 – FREE – at 6:00 pm

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center

April 23, 1964 was the first performance of New York City Ballet in the State Theater (now the David H. Koch Theater) at Lincoln Center. To mark this occasion, Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein will moderate a talk with select members of the current company.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd Sts.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

 

Thursday, April 24 – FREE – at 7:30 pm

Target ® Free Thursdays

This free concert will preview summer 2014’s Mostly Mozart Festival, now in its 48th season. Artist(s) will be announced at a later date.

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)

FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, including program updates, visit atrium.lincolncenter.org.

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