Enjoy Your Summer at the 'Lincoln Center Festival 2013'

June 6, 2013 2:32:25 PM PDT
Running from July 6-28, "Lincoln Center Festival 2013" will unfold into six venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. Music figures prominently in the 2013 Festival with international productions by an eclectic range of renowned composers, singers, musicians and directors. In addition to performances, a panel discussion on Lera Auerbach's opera, "The Blind," is scheduled. A chronological listing follows:

Monkey: Journey to the West
July 6-July 28, 2013
27 performances, David H. Koch Theater

Monkey: Journey to the West is a music theater piece based on a classic Chinese folktale "Journey to the West" which dates to 1592.

The Blind
World Premiere (new version)
July 9 -14, 2013
Six performances, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Following the sell-out success of his project The Full Monteverdi performed by I Fagiolini during Lincoln Center Festival 2007, British director John La Bouchardière returns to the Festival to direct a new and radical re-imagining of Lera Auerbach's 2001 a cappella opera The Blind, freely-adapted from the controversial symbolist play by Maurice Maeterlinck.

Experiential and Sensory Theater Panel
July 12, 6 p.m.
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (Broadway between 62nd and 63rd St.)

Join , John La Bouchardière director of The Blind, for a FREE panel discussion on Experiential and Sensory Theater on Friday July 12. Other panelists include Rebecca McGinnis, Access Coordinator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Pamela Sabaugh, theater artist and writer.

Hanggai July 16, 2013
One performance, Alice Tully Hall

The seven-piece group Hanggai, "who distill everything powerful about Mongolian folk music and make something new from the ingredients" (Pitchfork), will perform a concert in Alice Tully Hall. Hanggai has been called "one of the best live bands in Beijing" by SeeChina.com and is one of the leading groups integrating traditional music into the urban rock/pop scene. Citing influences such as Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Rage Against the Machine, Hanggai has won many international fans and drawn enthusiastic crowds at important festivals, including the Sydney Festival, Bonnaroo, and Woodford Folk Festival. Hanggai was also the first Chinese band to perform at the Wacken Open Air Festival, the annual heavy metal festival held in Germany each summer.

Matsukaze (Wind in the Pines)
July 18, 19, and 20, 2013
Three performances, Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

With a hypnotic tapestry of sound, Toshio Hosokawa?one of Japan's most prominent living composers?conjures up the spirit world of the play by a 15th-century Noh master on which his ethereal new opera is based. A traveling monk encounters two ghostly sisters?Matsukaze (Wind-in-the-pines) and Murasame (Autumn-Rain)?who are fated to wander the earth searching for the man who they both loved centuries ago.

Michaels Reise um die Erde (Michael's Journey Around the World)
U.S. Premiere
July 18, 19, 20, 2013

Karlheinz Stockhausen's Michaels Reise um die Erde (Michael's Journey Around the World) will receive its U.S. premiere at Festival 2013. The work is from the second act of "Donnerstag" ("Thursday") from Licht (Light), the epic seven-opera cycle that took the composer 26 years to complete.

Sinéad O'Connor: The Gospel Sessions
July 26 and 27, 2013
Two performances; Alice Tully Hall

Multi-platinum recording artist Sinéad O'Connor returns to Lincoln Center to unveil a special, new program at the conclusion of the 2013 Lincoln Center Festival, performing two nights of classic American soul gospel music in Alice Tully Hall. These performances will be her only scheduled U.S. appearance this summer. Ireland's most widely-known female vocalist, O'Connor was last in the U.S. as a special guest artist in the Lincoln Center Festival 2012 tribute to Curtis Mayfield. She electrified the crowd: "Her soaring vocals spurring the crowd to leap to their feet," according to Rolling Stone.

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For complete Festival programming, visit: www.LincolnCenterFestival.org Tickets are available online, via CenterCharge, 212-721-6500 and at the Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall box offices, 65th Street and Broadway.