Must-See Free Events at Lincoln Center in April
Spring continues at Lincoln Center this April with so many exciting (and budget-friendly) free events. See the calendar for a list of all upcoming events.
April 4 at 6:00 pm
Liederabend at Paul Recital Hall
Artists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.
April 4 at 7:30 pm
Leyla McCalla at the David Rubenstein Atrium
Hailed as "a cunning interpreter and arranger" by NPR, Haitian-American folk singer–songwriter Leyla McCalla is equally at ease with English, French, and Haitian Creole. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty.
April 5 at 7:30 pm
GSM Creative presents Half Dead featuring Dylan Golden at the David Rubenstein Atrium
For this poetic and striking evening at the Atrium, the short film Half Dead will be screened alongside interludes of live hip-hop performance featuring filmmaker and rapper Dylan Golden.
April 6 at 11:00 am
LC Kids: Gina Chavez at the David Rubenstein Atrium
Austin's 2015 Musician of the Year, singer-songwriter Gina Chavez takes audiences on a musical journey through the Americas with her evocative collection of bilingual (Spanish-English) songs. Recommended for ages 2–5.
April 8 at 7:30 pm
ReelAbilities Film Festival at the David Rubenstein Atrium
Accessibility at Lincoln Center presents a film and panel discussion as part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival, the largest festival in the U.S. dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities.
April 9 at 7:30 pm
Staceyann Chin at the David Rubenstein Atrium
Performer, political activist, and critically acclaimed author Staceyann Chin—first known for her role in the Tony-winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam—addresses the complications of race, class, gender, and sexuality in an evening of performance at the Atrium featuring a new work commissioned by Lincoln Center.
April 10, 17, and 24 at 1:00 pm
Wednesdays at One: Chamber Ensembles at Alice Tully Hall
Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season.
April 18 at 7:30 pm
Castalian String Quartet at the David Rubenstein Atrium
Third Prize–winner at the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the German-trained, U.K.–based Castalian Quartet performs a free, hour-long concert featuring Britten's intensive, inventive String Quartet No. 2 and Schubert's wistful "Rosamunde" quartet.
April 19 at 7:30 pm
¡VAYA! 63: 8 Y Más at the David Rubenstein Atrium
Led by Bobby Allende and Marc Quiñones, this stellar lineup of world-renowned musicians makes up one of the hottest new bands to burst onto the Latin music scene, introducing hardcore salsa to a new generation. Opening set by DJ Dayansiiita.
April 25 at 7:30 pm
Moonlight Benjamin at the David Rubenstein Atrium
Channeling the guitar prowess of Jimi Hendrix and Cher's soulful grit, the Haitian-born "new priest of voodoo rock" (L'Obs, France) Moonlight Benjamin brings a powerful fusion of Creole melodies and '70s blues rhythms to the Atrium, lending her rebellious voice to an evening celebrating her new album, Siltane.