Events at Lincoln Center in May

May 6, 2014 7:47:43 AM PDT
Here are the scheduled programs and events for May 2014:Thursday, May 8 ? FREE ? at 7:30 pm
Target Free Thursdays
Joaquin Pozo

Direct from Cuba, the master percussionist brings his unique and unmistakable style to New York City for the first time with a full band. His music is reminiscent of the driving Cuban format that features hard-hitting brass and a pulsating rhythm section. Known as el pulpo (the octopus), it is said his two-handed drumming rivals the eight hands of four drummers.
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, atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Thursday, May 15 ? FREE ? at 7:30 pm
Target Free Thursdays

Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahy: Memorial City and The Imaginary War Crimes Tribunal (world premiere)
Guggenheim Fellowship-winner Ben Katchor and acclaimed composer/singer Mark Mulcahy present two one-act operas: Memorial City, about an East Coast city overwhelmed by a mania for memorial commemoration; and the world premiere of The Imaginary War Crimes Tribunal, about a compulsive video games player. 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, May 20 ? FREE ? at 7:30 PM
The Pinnacle of Cycles:
Pianist Yefim Bronfman on Beethoven's Piano Concertos
Part of the New York Philharmonic's Insights Series

The world-class pianist and Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-In-Residence discusses performing his first-ever cycle of the Beethoven Piano Concertos with the New York Philharmonic.

Thursday, May 22 ? FREE ? at 7:30 pm
Target Free Thursdays
Solomon Douglas Sextet

Learn how to Lindy Hop with a free dance lesson at 6:30, then try out your new swing skills to the sounds of DJ Michael Milazzo and the Solomon Douglas Sextet. From 8:30 to 9:00 there will be a lindy hop demonstration by Lainey Silver and Dan Newsome.
Presented in collaboration with Midsummer Night Swing and FRANKIE 100: Frankie Manning Centennial & World Lindy Hop Day.
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.

Friday, May 23 ? FREE ? 4:00 pm
Dance Films at the Bruno Walter

Step into Lincoln Center's New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and let the spirit move you with two free dance films: Call of the Jitterbug (1989) and Never Stop Swinging (2009).
Presented in collaboration with Midsummer Night Swing and FRANKIE 100: Frankie Manning Centennial & World Lindy Hop Day.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium (111 Amsterdam Ave.)
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit: LincolnCenter.org

Saturday, May 24 - FREE ? 11 am to 6 pm
Midsummer Night Swing and the FRANKIE 100: Frankie Manning Centennial & World Lindy Hop Day
Children's Event

Bring the whole family to the Atrium for a day-long celebration of the joys of swing dance. There will be free dance lessons at 11:00 am and again at 12 noon, a performance by young dancers at 12:45 pm, a lecture by dance historian and author Cynthia Millman along with Adam Brozowski at 2:30 pm, and dance music spun by a DJ for the rest of the afternoon.
Presented in collaboration with Midsummer Night Swing and FRANKIE 100: Frankie Manning Centennial & World Lindy Hop Day.
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, atrium.lincolncenter.org.

Tuesday, May 27 ? FREE ? at 7 pm
JustFilms at AtriumFlix
Difret

Difret is Ethiopian-born writer/director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari's beautiful portrayal of a country's transformation toward equal rights for women. The film is based on the real-life story of a young girl who was kidnapped and abducted into marriage, a custom that is one of Ethiopia's oldest traditions. The evening includes a performance by singer/songwriter Meklit Hadero.
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, May 29 ? FREE ? at 7:30 pm
Target Free Thursdays
James Germaine

Classically-trained and sent to Paris on scholarship for further studies, the Port-au-Prince native sings jazz and contemporary music influenced by: the voodoo songs he secretly listened to during his Haitian childhood. Presented in collaboration with Harlem Stages
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.

Friday, May 30 at 6 pm
Next Stage: Music
Moderator: Midori
Partner: New York Philharmonic (Theodore Wiprud, Vice President, Education)

Lincoln Center Education's new series, Next Stage, features candid conversations on the intersection of arts and education in the careers of leading theater, dance, music and visual arts. This presentation is focused on the world of classical music and arts education, led by Midori, violinist and Chair of the String Department at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.
Clark Studio Theater, Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, 7th floor (165 W. 65th Street)
Tickets for Lincoln Center Education's Next Stage series are $10, and free tickets are available to students of The Juilliard School, subject to availability. Visit lincolncenter.org/nextstage.