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'Be A Light For Peace' comes to Lincoln Center this Sunday.

Christopher Wheeldon’s 'After the Rain' Performed by Wendy Whelan, Craig Hall at Lincoln Center's Reflecting Pool >>

Enjoy the ballet outdoors, at sunset, this Sunday at the Paul Milstein Reflecting Pool at the Hearst Plaza of Lincoln Center. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s “After the Rain,” will be performed by New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan ,with fellow corp dancer Craig Hall.

Sonic Enrichment: Lincoln Center's 'White Light Festival' Opens October 7 at Drill Hall with Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic

Lincoln Center's 'White Light Festival' Opens October 7 at Drill Hall with Simon Rattle, Berlin Phil, Peter Sellars in Bach >>

Lincoln Center's White Light Festival has come a long way from its inception in 2010. A spiritual journey inward, the festival returns this season with a similar imagination.

American Classical Orchestra

Live from Lincoln Center: American Classical Orchestra 30th Anniversary Concert with Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn on September 23 at Alice Tully Hall >>

The American Classical Orchestra will showcase music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven at their opening night 30th anniversary concert on September 23 at the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert at Lincoln Center Festival in Jean Genet's 'The Maids' >>

A new adaptation reverses the usual age dynamic in a production imported from Sydney, Australia at Lincoln Center through August 16.

Mostly Mozart Presents Handel’s Opera ‘Acis and Galatea’ as Interpreted by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Isaac Mizrahi

Mostly Mozart Presents Handel’s Opera ‘Acis and Galatea’ as Interpreted by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Isaac Mizrahi >>

One of the most unusual offerings of Mostly Mozart this summer is a new production by the Mark Morris Dance Group of Handel’s opera 'Acis and Galatea' at Lincoln Center on August 7-9.

Bolshoi Ballet Performs ‘Swan Lake,’ ‘Don Quixote’ and ‘Spartacus’ at Lincoln Center Festival

Bolshoi Ballet Performs ‘Swan Lake,’ ‘Don Quixote’ and ‘Spartacus’ at Lincoln Center Festival >>

Lincoln Center is currently hosting the Bolshoi Ballet for a two-week residency, during which the company will perform three famous ballets.

Ken Watanabe

'The King and I': Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara on Broadway, Lou Diamond Phillips in Melbourne >>

Bartlett Sher will direct a new revival at Lincoln Center next year, while Australian audiences can see Phillips reprise the role he played on Broadway in 1996.

Bryn Terfel

Bryn Terfel and 'Sweeney Todd' Headed for PBS, Wales >>

The recent stage performance at Lincoln Center of Sondheim's classic dark musical starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson will be broadcast on PBS in September. But first, Terfel will reprise the role in his native Wales.

In the Presence of Greatness: Emerson String Quartet Performs at Alice Tully Hall as a Part of the Lincoln Center Great Performer Series

Emerson String Quartet Performs Shostakovich and Britten at Alice Tully Hall for Lincoln Center's Great Performer Series >>

Emerson continues their exploration of the late quartets of Shostakovich, who is surely one of the masters of the 20th-century form. Interestingly enough, Emerson's program will pair Shostakovich's 13th and 14th quartets with the third one of Benjamin Britten.

Simon Rattle, Berlin Phil Bringing Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion' to Park Avenue Armory for Lincoln Center's White Light Fest >>

So, Bach hated opera because of its lazy audience. And yet his most operatic work, the St. Matthew Passion, constantly engages, asking questions about the role of an audience in that very production. If only there were a Socratic maestro--and a German ensemble--who could highlight such a line of inquiry?

'Titanic: The Musical' Rises from Watery Grave for One-Off Performance at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall >>

The Tony-winning Titanic: The Musical is getting a one-off performance featuring the original cast, which includes over 200 singers, alongside the skilled New York Chamber Orchestra. The musical is under the stage direction of Don Stephenson, with music director Kevin Stites ably doing his part.

Genius Pianist Vijay Iyer and Trio Making Jazz at Lincoln Center Debut in the Allen Room >>

Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer might just be the kind of badass we need in our lives. Not only has he garnered numerous citations--DownBeat's International Critics' Poll awarded him Jazz Artist of the Year and Pianist of the Year, to name but two--but he's also slated to become a professor at Harvard University soon. Lest we forget, too, he just won that John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.

Georg Friedrich Haas’ ‘in vain’ Plunges Listener into Darkness at U.K. Premiere >>

The London Sinfonietta will present the U.K. premiere of 'in vain' on November 16, during the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. The London premiere will take place a few weeks later, at Queen Elizabeth Hall on December 6.

Musical 'Ragtime' In Unique Concert Performance At Lincoln Center For One Night Only Featuring Tyne Daly, Norm Lewis, Lea Salonga >>

Manhattan Concert Productions present a musical Ragtime in a unique concert performance at Lincoln Center, for one night only, February 18, 2013, featuring Tyne Daly, Norm Lewis, Lea Salonga.

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