NEW YORK (AP) – The Lincoln Center will host a series of more than 300 “Summer for the City” events both indoors and outdoors after two years of programming fell sharply due to a coronavirus pandemic.
The performing arts institution first emerged from the pandemic last spring and summer with a relaunch of stages at Lincoln Center’s open spaces, ending a 13-month period without public speaking on campus on the west side of Manhattan.
The Summer for the City festival, announced on Wednesday, will start on May 14 and run until August 14 and will include 10 outdoor venues and three indoor venues.
“It aims to bring people together again to make people feel safe again,” said Shanta Thack, who was accepted last August as chief art director of the Lincoln Center. sing together, all these ways that really solve the question of what New York needs, which can only give a live performance ”.
Events at the Rose Theater and Alice Tally Hall will be held on a pick-and-pay basis.
The festival begins with singing at Lincoln Center Plaza with the New York Youth Choir and a speaker for the audience under the porch.
The Mostly Mozart Festival has not been held since 2019, but the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra will give six pairs of concerts, including Mozart’s Requiem. In addition, choreographer Kyle Abraham and composer Jlin will present an electronic version of Mozart’s composition, transformed into “Requiem: Fire in the Air of Earth.”
Take was deputy artistic director at the Public Theater before replacing Jane Moss.
“Hopefully next summer we will find a balance between indoor and outdoor programs,” Take said. – How do we really recognize that it was an incredibly traumatic time for the world, but certainly our city? And what is our role as a cultural institution to step into it and solve it, not just put on a show and pretend there was nothing. ”
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