Posted in music on May 20, 2014

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

The 2014 season of Lincoln Center's free Out of Doors festival happens over three weeks this summer, from July 20 - August 10 at various outdoor venues in and around Lincoln Center. Highlights this year include a memorial concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger with The Chapin Sisters, Peter Yarrow, Dar Williams and more; a collaboration between José González and yMusic; the first performance in 40 Years of Larry Harlow's Hommy: A Latin Opera; the world premiere of The Campbell Brothers' A Sacred Steel Love Supreme celebrating the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme; Chicago contemporary music sextet eighth blackbird premiering new works by Bryce Dessner and Andy Akiho; plus Toshi Reagan, Roberta Flack, The Negro Problem, and more.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors also contains a few mini-fests within it this year. The all-day globalFEST happens on July 27 featuring M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Bombay Royale, Pupy y Los Que Son Son, Charanjit Singh and lots more.

The final week (August 6 - 10) will be Americanafest NYC, featuring concerts by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Cassandra Wilson, Rosanne Cash, Charles Bradley, The Lone Bellow and more.

For details on all the events at this year's Lincoln Center Out of Door festival, visit their website. All shows are free, all ages, and open to the public. Full 2014 schedule below...

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Sunday, July 20
4:00 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger
Music Director: Toshi Reagon
Featuring: Adira and David Amram, Tom Chapin and The Chapin Sisters, Guy Davis,
Emma's Revolution, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Kim & Reggie Harris,
Hudson River Sloop Singers, Michael Moore, Holly Near, George Wein, Dar Williams,
The Vanaver Caravan, Paul Winter Consort, Peter Yarrow and Dan Zanes, plus surprise guests
Hosted by: Kitama Cahill-Jackson
Presented in association with Seeger Fest

Tuesday, July 22
6:30 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium
Film: Passinho Dance Off: The Movie (North American Premiere)
(Emílio Domingos; 2013; Brazil)
Presented in collaboration with Film Society of Lincoln Center

Performance:
Behind the Groove: Welcome Party for A Batalha do Passinho
DJ KS*360 of Full Circle Productions
A Batalha do Passinho is sponsored by the Secretaria de Estado de Cultura do Rio de Janeiro.
Presented in collaboration with Brasil Summerfest.

Wednesday, July 23
7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Larry Harlow's Hommy: A Latin Opera
Created by Larry Harlow
Words and Music by Larry Harlow and Genaro Álvarez
Conducted by Larry Harlow
Featuring vocalists Ray de la Paz, Emo Luciano, Lissett Morales, Herman Olivera,
Adonis Puentes, Luisito Rosario, Michael Stuart, and Frankie Vasquez
Narrated by Ismael Carlo
Featuring the Masacote Dance Company
Special Guest Star Roberto Roena
and a full symphony orchestra and chorus
Michael Stuart y Su Tremendo

Thursday, July 24
7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Rennie Harris Puremovement
Artistic Director/Choreographer: Rennie Harris
Program
"Nuttin But A Word"* (2013); including Ambient (2013); "GET IT"* (2012);"CHURCH"* (2012);
Spirit Migrations* (trio) (2013); Students Of The Asphalt Jungle (1995)
*Indicates a N.Y. premiere

A Batalha do Passinho (U.S. Debut)
A Batalha do Passinho is sponsored by the Secretaria de Estado de Cultura do Rio de Janeiro.
Presented in collaboration with Brasil Summerfest.

Friday, July 25
6:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
Sila: The Breath of the World (World Premiere)
Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for Mostly Mozart and Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Composer: John Luther Adams
Musical Director: Doug Perkins
Choreography: Mark DeChiazza
Featuring members of Contemporaneous, The Crossing, eighth blackbird, Face the Music,
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, JACK Quartet, Meehan/Perkins Duo, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, and TIGUE
7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Pam Tanowitz Dance
PASSAGEN
Music by John Zorn with live performance by violinist Pauline Kim Harris
Choreography by Pam Tanowitz

The Spectators (excerpt)
Music by Annie Gosfield with live performance by FLUX Quartet

eighth blackbird
Erase by Andy Akiho (New York Premiere)
Murder Ballades by Bryce Dessner (New York Premiere)
Counting Duets by Tom Johnson/Études by György Ligeti
these broken wings 3 by David Lang

Saturday, July 26
Family Day

11:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Roslyn and Elliot Jaffe Drive
National Dance Day Celebration
Baby Loves Disco - A Family Dance Party
Led by a DJ, an MC and guest dancers, children (ages 3 and up) and their families will join in with dancing, face painting and more to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this riotous dance party
Presented in association with National Dance Day
Family Day sponsored by Disney

1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Josie Robertson Plaza
A Batalha do Passinho Dance Class
The teenage dancers from Rio's baile funk scene will demonstrate basic moves of this constantly evolving dance form in a casual, family-friendly, participatory workshop and dance party
A Batalha do Passinho is sponsored by the Secretaria de Estado de Cultura do Rio de Janeiro.
Presented in collaboration with Brasil Summerfest.
Family Day sponsored by Disney

2:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
Deep Roots of Rock and Roll
Black Rock Coalition Orchestra and special guests
Musical Direction & Design by: Toshi Reagon
Featuring Toshi Reagon, Nona Hendryx, Carl Hancock-Rux, Corey Glover, Kat Dyson, Ganessa James, Robert Burke, Jeremy Mage, Karma Mayet Johnson, KimberlyNichole,
Tamar-kali, Mimi Jones, Juliette Jones, Adaku Utah, Marc Anthony Thompson, and
V. Jeffrey Smith
Presented in association with the Black Rock Coalition
Family Day is sponsored by Disney.

4:00 pm
Josie Robertson Plaza
National Dance Day
Group Dance
Presented in Association with the Dizzy Feet Foundation

4:00 pm
Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Artist talk: John Luther Adams in conversation with John Schaefer

6:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
Sila: The Breath of the World (World Premiere)
(See Friday, July 25)

7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Roberta Flack
Davell Crawford

Sunday, July 27
globalFEST at Lincoln Center

1:00 pm
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater
globalFEST films
Brasslands; The Last Song Before the War; third film tbd
Presented in association with Film Society of Lincoln Center

1:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
Banda de los Muertos
M.A.K.U. Sound System
Presented in association with globalFEST Inc.
globalFEST at Lincoln Center is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works

5:30 pm
Hearst Plaza
M.A.K.U. Soundsystem
Banda de los Muertos
Debauche

5:00 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
BaianaSystem
The Bombay Royale
Pupy y Los Que Son Son
Emil Zrihan
Presented in association with globalFEST Inc.
globalFEST at Lincoln Center is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.
Emil Zrihan presented with support from the Consulate of Israel in New York.

5:00 pm
Roslyn and Elliot Jaffe Drive
Charanjit Singh (New York Debut)
DJ Ushka (Dutty Artz)
Baiana Play Som
DJ Ripley (Dutty Artz)
Presented in association with globalFEST Inc.
globalFEST at Lincoln Center is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

Wednesday, July 30

6:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Amel Larrieux
Avery*Sunshine
The Jones Family Singers (New York Debut)

Thursday, July 31
7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
José González (World Premiere Collaboration with yMusic)
yMusic
yMusic's arrangements of Jose Gonzalez works commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Friday, August 1
5:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
A Celebration of Jenneth Webster
Program and artists to be announced

7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Paul Taylor Dance Company: 60th Anniversary
Fibers (1961)
Aureole (1962).
Piazzolla Caldera (1997) (World Premiere of live collaboration with Pablo Ziegler's New Tango Ensemble; Commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors)

Pablo Ziegler's New Tango Ensemble

Saturday, August 2
12:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
La Casita
MC: Baba Israel

Poetry: Jennifer Celestin, Louise Sky Dancer Halfe, Jamaal May, Tony Medina, Lenelle Moïse, Jessica Care Moore, Taqralik Partridge, Ramya Ramana, and Frank X Walker

Music: Acardenchados, Arooj Aftab, Soni Moreno, Sonia Olla & Ismael de la Rosa,
Ologundê, and Orquesta SCC
La Casita is produced in cooperation with Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management.

La Casita is sponsored by PepsiCo Foundation.
La Casita is curated by Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center Out of Doors; Melody Capote, Caribbean Cultural Center; Lillian Cho, Consultant; C. Daniel Dawson, Arts and Media Consultant; LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Writer, Vocalist, Sound Artist and Curator; Claudia Norman, Claudia Norman Management; Shawn Termin, Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian; and Rich Villar, Acentos Foundation.

7:00 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Camille A. Brown and Dancers: Mr. TOL E. RAncE
Camille A. Brown, Director/Choreographer
Music by Brandon McCune, Kurt "KC" Clayton, Jonathan Melville Pratt, and Scott Patterson
Scott Patterson, piano
Talkback session with Camille A. Brown follows the performance

Stew & the Negro Problem

Sunday, August 3
1:00 pm
Hearst Plaza
Heritage Sunday
Echoes of the Divine: Arts of the Turko-Persian Diaspora
Featuring Ahmet Erdogdular, Shashmaqam, Quraishi, and The Crimean Tatars
Presented in association with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Center for Art, Tradition and Cultural Heritage

3:00 pm
Teatro Pregones, 571 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
La Casita (See Saturday, August 2 for lineup.)

7:00 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Tribute to Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez
Featuring The Cita Rodriguez Orchestra with special guests Pete Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Allen, Herman Olivera, Adalberto Santiago, Willie Torres, Eddie Montalvo, and
Ray Martinez plus the Alma Moyo Drummers.
Presented in association with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

Wednesday, August 6

6:30 pm
Asia Society 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
Artist Talk:
Ranee Ramaswamy, Aparna Ramaswamy and Rudresh Mahanthappa, co-creators of Ragamala Dance's Song of the Jasmine in conversation with Rachel Cooper, Director of Global Performing Arts and Cultural Initiatives, Asia Society
Free admission; no RSVP/tickets needed
Presented in association with Asia Society

Wednesday, August 6
7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Americanafest NYC
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Robert Ellis
Presented in association with the Americana Music Association

Thursday, August 7
7:30 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium
Tift Merritt with Eric Heywood

7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Ragamala Dance with Rudresh Mahanthappa
Aparna Ramaswamy and Ranee Ramaswamy, Artistic Co-Directors
Song of the Jasmine (New York Premiere)
Commissioned score, performed live by Rudresh Mahanthappa, saxophone and ensemble
Presented in association with Asia Society

Song of the Jasmine is commissioned by the Walker Art Center (Lead Commissioner and Development Partner); the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Lead Commissioner), through its Advancing the Incubation and Development of New Work in Dance Initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland (Co-commissioner); and Lincoln Center Out of Doors (Co-commissioner). Song of the Jasmine is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music/USA's Commissioning Music/USA program, the MAP Fund (supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), and the New England for the Arts' National Dance Project (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation).

From Chinatown with Love:
Chinese American Arts Council Dancers
Traditional Chinese dance
Presented in association with the Chinese American Arts Council

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
Be/Longing 2 (New York premiere)
Music by Cory Neale
Choreography by Kun-Yang Lin
Singers: Lenny Seidman, Davina Cohen
Presented in association with the Chinese American Arts Council

Friday, August 8
Americanafest NYC
7:30 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Cassandra Wilson
The Campbell Brothers: A Sacred Steel Love Supreme (World Premiere; 50th anniversary celebration of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors)
Featuring visuals by Brock Monroe, Joshua Light Show collaborator
Presented in association with the Americana Music Association

Saturday, August 9
Americanafest NYC

1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater
Heroes of American Roots: From the Historic Films Archives

1:30 pm
Hearst Plaza
The Devil Makes Three
Additional artists TBD
Presented in association with the Americana Music Association

6:00 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Rosanne Cash
The Lone Bellow
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
Presented in association with the Americana Music Association
Roots of American Music is sponsored by Toyota

Sunday, August 10
Americanafest NYC
1:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium
Symposium
Heroes of Americana: From the Historic Film Archives introduced by Joe Lauro
Talkin' Blues: Music Makers Relief Foundation's Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Ironing Board Sam and Tim Duffy in conversation with Dom Flemons
Presented in association with the Americana Music Association

5:00 pm
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Bobby Patterson
Music Maker Blues Revue*
Featuring Dom Flemons, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Ironing Board Sam
Presented in association with the Music Maker Relief Foundation
Presented in association with the Americana Music Association
Roots of American Music is sponsored by Toyota

*Related Exhibition
We Are the Music Makers
July 9-August 29, 2014
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Corridor Gallery
Exhibition Hours: 12-8 Monday and Thursday; 12-6 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Closed Sunday.
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Comments (3)

Chicks dig me, because I rarely wear underwear, and when I do it's usually something exotic

Posted by Greg Dulli | May 20, 2014 12:06 PM

Always one of the highlights of the summer

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2014 12:50 PM

Except for Celebrate Brooklyn, this kind of saves the summer concert schedule

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2014 8:00 PM

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