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Address: 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Jun-18-18 06:00 PM LAMENT FROM EPIRUS: An Odyssey into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music Christopher King's new book, LAMENT FROM EPIRUS is an unforgettable journey into a musical obsession, which follows a unique genre back to the roots of song itself. As King hunts for traces of two long-lost virtuosos—one of whom may have committed a murder—he tells the story of the Roma people who pioneered Epirotic folk music and whose descendants continue the tradition today. His journey becomes an investigation into song and dance’s role as a means of spiritual healing—and what this may reveal about music’s original purpose.  Author Christopher King comes to the Library to discuss his research and share stories and songs of the Epirotic folk music tradition. 
Jul-26-18 06:00 PM West Side Story Comes Home On July 28th Leonard Bernstein's beloved score for West Side Story will echo through the bucolic Berkshires, but the true setting of this innovative musical masterpiece was the gritty streets and blue collar housing projects of the upper west side. Maria and Tony’s tragic romance unfolded where Lincoln Center and The Library for the Performing Arts now stand. For this special program, West Side Story comes home – back to the neighborhood of the story’s setting; back to the archival home of Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; back to its moments of creation, through the memories of original cast members and special guests. Join us for a conversation with original cast members; see Jerome Robbins' handwritten choreographic notes and script drafts; win prizes playing West Side Story Family Feud, and sing along to live performances of your favorite songs from the show.   (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. For free events, The Library generally overbooks to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)
Aug-13-18 06:00 PM Fancy Free: Bernstein and Robbins' Archival Treasures A double feature of rare, archival media treasures... January 18, 1950 – WNYC, live from Tanglewood: “Here, seated around two pianos are four of the leading American composers – Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Lucas Foss, and Irving Fine… Probably the best way to give you a good picture of what American music promises for the future, is to just throw the topic to the four gentlemen, like tossing it to the lions, as it were, and let them bat it around…” As part of our Bernstein centennial celebration, the Library and Tanglewood reconsider the question “What is American Music.”  Illustrated by a photo-collage of images from Tanglewood in the late 1940s, this audio gem is paired with a rarely seen performance footage of the original Ballet Theater cast, including Jerome Robbins' himself, performing Fancy Free in 1944.  (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. For free events, The Library generally overbooks to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)