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Events at Lincoln Center in January

December 4, 2013 1:04:31 PM PST
A new year means a variety of new events coming to Lincoln Center. Here are the scheduled programs and events for January 2014:

Aaron Curry's Melt to Earth?LAST CHANCE (Closing January 6)
Time: A Free Exhibition on View Through January 6, 2014
Description: There's still time to visit Aaron Curry's joyous work, Melt to Earth: fourteen monumental, site-specific sculptures positioned in orbit around Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza. The brightly-colored aluminum installation is the artist's most ambitious project to date.

Target Free Thursdays "Mark deClive-Lowe: Church with Duane Eubanks"
Time: Thursday, January 2 ? FREE ? at 7:30 PM
Description: Equal parts jazz club, live re-mix experiment and dance party, "Church" is the creation of Mark deClive-Lowe, Japanese/New Zealander musician based in Los Angeles. These musical events have been staged all over the U.S. and around the world and, in deClive-Lowe's words, "are all about uplifting the spirit and the human condition through the power of music." The guest artist will be trumpeter Duane Eubanks.

Meet the Artist Saturdays
Time: Saturday, January 4, 2013 - FREE - at 11 a.m.
Description: Little Red Riding Hood introduces children and families to opera through familiar story characters, vibrant costumes, and exciting staging. The vocal score and libretto are by New York composer Seymour Barab. La Piccola Opera brings opera into the lives of children in order to expose them to its timeless beauty and open their ears to a different kind of music through abridged, English-narrated adaptations.

Target Free Thursdays "Downtown Comes Uptown, featuring: Emily King, Anais Mitchell, Aaron Tasjan, and More!
Time: Thursday, January 9 ? FREE ? at 7:30 PM
Description: Hosted by Rita Houston of WFUV. Rockwood Music Hall will return to Lincoln Center to present its second of chapter of Downtown Comes Uptown. Over the course of two nights, Rockwood Music Hall, Lincoln Center, and WFUV partner to spotlight four talented musicians in two distinctly different settings. Four unique artists will bring songs and stories of their everyday stomping grounds, the downtown club scene, to a new audience at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium, as they perform selections of their work in a showcase hosted by WFUV radio personality Rita Houston. The following night, all four artists will return to the Lower East Side with full performances at Rockwood Music Hall.

Face the Music: Teen Angst
Time: Thursday, January 16 - FREE - at 7:30 p.m.
Description: Called "a force in the new music world" by The New York Times, Face the Music is the country's only group made up of artists 18-and-under solely devoted to the music of living composers. The ensemble comprises more than 150 students from the tri-state area who meet weekly to write, rehearse, and perform nearly 35 concerts around the city each season. The Teen Angst program at the Atrium includes This is Not Spartacus, a 10-minute musical discourse on mob mentality for 20 guitar-picking, shouting musicians written by 12-year-old group member Paris Lavidis; and Steve Martland's breakneck Horses of Instruction, originally written for Bang on a Can. Face the Music recently launched Kronos at Kaufman, a collaboration with the Kronos Quartet for the 2013-14 season.

American Songbook
Invest in the Future of American Song, Powered by Prudential

Time: Wednesday, January 22 ? FREE ? at 7:30 PM
Description: The performer will be announced on December 12 on Facebook.com/LCAmericanSongbook. This year's American Songbook season will open with a free concert at the David Rubenstein Atrium. In a Lincoln Center first, the performer is being selected by the public, who cast their vote on the American Songbook Facebook page.
The contest?Invest in the Future of American Song?is made possible by series sponsor Prudential Investment Management.

Target Free Thursdays "eighth blackbird"
Time: Thursday, January 23 ? FREE ? at 7:30 PM
Description: The acclaimed Chicago-based, three-time Grammy-winning "super-musicians" (LA Times) entertain audiences worldwide with the virtuosity of a string quartet and the energy of a storefront theater company. The program for the sextet's David Rubenstein Atrium debut at Lincoln Center will take audiences on a quirky musical road trip featuring whirligig, a piano-four-hands-gone-wild work by the group's pianist Lisa Kaplan, and Doublespeak by Nico Muhly, whose Two Boys recently premiered at the Metropolitan Opera.

Great Performers
Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts
Calefax Reed Quintet

Time: Sunday, January 26 at 10:30 AM
Description: The Amsterdam-based Calefax Reed Quintet (an unusual arrangement of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon) has a repertoire ranging from classical to jazz to new works arranged for its unique configuration?which the members perform standing up. While the ensemble will display its "unadulterated virtuosity" (The New York Times) in a classical program of Bach's Goldberg Variations at this concert, some 700 new works have been written for the Quintet over the years, and it has collaborated with artists including Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Christian Lindberg. Join the artists for coffee and refreshments after the performance.
Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St.)
Tickets, starting at $22, are available online at LCGreatPerformers.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street.

American Songbook in The Allen Room
James Naughton: The Songs of Randy Newman

Time: Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 & 9:30 PM
Description: Actor/director/singer James Naughton brings the "caressing resonance" (The New York Times) of his bass-baritone voice to a full evening of witty and gritty tunes by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Randy Newman. Newman's work as a Hollywood soundtrack composer of the past 30 years was preceded by years as a highly successful songwriter of such hits as "Sail Away" and "I Think It's Going to Rain Today."
Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)
This performance will be recorded by Live From Lincoln Center for future broadcast. Cameras will be present.
Tickets, starting at $50 for the 7:30 pm show and at $35 for the 9:30 pm show, are available online at AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

American Songbook in The Allen Room
Lawrence Brownlee: Spiritual Sketches

Time: Wednesday, January 29 at 8:30 PM
Description: Lawrence Brownlee's recent CD of African American spirituals, Spiritual Sketches, offers "performances that ravish the ears and take the heart on a journey from bleakest despair to the summit of exuberant faith?" (Opera Today). An unprecedented winner of both the Marian Anderson and Richard Tucker Awards in the same year, his "gloriously lyrical" (The New York Times) voice has made him a star on opera stages from New York to Cape Town to Milan.

Insights with the New York Philharmonic
Time: Thursday, January 30 - FREE - at 7:30 p.m.
Description: Experience the passion of the New York Philharmonic through some of its individual talents, then meet some of the personalities that make up the ensemble through a guided conversation. This Insights Series event?co-presented with Lincoln Center as part of the Target? Free Thursdays series?features Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Assistant Concertmaster Michelle Kim, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Principal Cello Carter Brey, who will also perform Ravel's String Quartet and Weber's Clarinet Quintet. Host to be announced.

American Songbook in The Allen Room Jason Isbell
Time: Thursday, January 30 at 8:30 PM
Description: Born into a family of musicians in Alabama, Isbell started writing songs at an early age and joined the Drive-By Truckers band when he was 21, writing and recording with them through three albums. After six years, he came out with a solo album and then formed his own band, The 400 Unit (the colloquial name for the former psychiatric ward of an Alabama hospital). Isbell's most recent work is the critically-acclaimed Southeastern, a disc full of Southern-style songs about atonement and redemption.
Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)
This performance will be recorded by Live From Lincoln Center for future broadcast. Cameras will be present.
Tickets, starting at $35, are available online at www.AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

American Songbook in The Allen Room Patina Miller
Time: Friday, January 31 at 7:30 & 9:30 PM
Description: Cited as a "non-stop dynamo discovery" by Variety, Patina Miller's talent won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance in Pippin, only her second Broadway show. The award followed both Tony and Olivier Award nominations for her first Broadway show, Sister Act. Her voice is a powerhouse of sound, equal parts dazzle and warmth.
Frederick P. Rose Hall (Broadway at 60th Street)
This performance will be recorded by Live From Lincoln Center for future broadcast. Cameras will be present.
Tickets, starting at $50 for the 7:30 pm show and at $35 for the 9:30 pm show, are available online at www.AmericanSongbook.org, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher, Alice Tully, and Frederick P. Rose Hall box offices.

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