Free opera screenings on the plaza, live music at the Atrium, a discussion about a new choreography initiative, and more! Lincoln Center has a world-class lineup of free events to enjoy in September. See the calendar for a list of all upcoming events.

  • September 2

    Met Opera HD Festival: Adriana Lecouvreur on Josie Robertson Plaza

    Part of the eleventh Summer HD Festival, which features thrilling performances from the Met's Live in HD series of cinema transmissions

    Cilea's melodrama of 18th-century France receives a sumptuous staging with Anna Netrebko in the title role of the legendary real-life diva, alongside Anita Rachvelishvili and Piotr Beczała. Original transmission: January 12, 2019.

    Approximate running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

    Cancellation Policy
    Summer HD Festival screenings will go on as scheduled in the case of rain but will be canceled in the event of thunder/lightning or high wind. Canceled screenings will not be rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.

    • September 5

      Kevin Yatarola

      Aaron Whitby: Cousin from Another Planet at the David Rubenstein Atrium

      On the heels of his debut album as a front man, Aaron Whitby showcases his jazz and funk roots with his "groove-heavy powerhouse of a band" (Time Out New York).

      • September 6

        Odyssey: The Chamber Music Society in Greece on PBS (check local listings)

        For the first time in series history, Live From Lincoln Center takes its show outside the U.S., presenting the extraordinary musicians of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a special broadcast across iconic settings like the Ancient Amphitheater of Larissa, the historic Church of the Taxiarchon in Pelion, and the newly opened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens. Enjoy signature works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Bach, Debussy, Ravel, and Greek-American composer George Tsontakis from the comfort of your own home.

        • September 12

          Courtesy of the Artist

          Kiko Villamizar at the David Rubenstein Atrium

          Musician Kiko Villamizar fuses traditional Colombian rhythms with Caribbean influences, performing with a psychedelically electric ensemble that includes traditional Afro-Caribbean drums and the Colombian gaita flute.

          • September 16

            ABT Women's Movement at the David Rubenstein Atrium

            A lively discussion about ABT's Women's Movement—a multi-year initiative to support the creation, exploration, and staging of new works by female choreographers for American Ballet Theatre and the ABT Studio Company.

            Presented in collaboration with American Ballet Theatre

            • September 19

              Photo: © Song Kwang Chan

              Kim So Ra at the David Rubenstein Atrium

              A multi-award–winning Korean traditional percussionist, composer, and ambassador of Honam Province Jeongeup folk music, Kim So Ra is one of the most skilled and prominent Janggu (Korean double-headed drum) players in Korea. Known for her genre-bending performances combining Korean traditional sounds with creative, charismatic, and modern interpretations, she has received eight first-place awards from major national music competitions since 2005. This performance at the Atrium will also feature master drummer Hyun Seung Hun, joined by Lim Ji Hye on gayageum (Korean zither) and Lee Hye Joong on piri (Korean bamboo oboe).

              Co-presented by the Korean Cultural Center New York

              • September 20

                Photo © Rob Shanahan

                ¡VAYA! 63: Bobby Sanabria at the David Rubenstein Atrium

                Led by renowned percussionist composer, arranger, and educator Bobby Sanabria, the 21-piece multiple GRAMMY Award–nominated Multiverse Big Band has been hailed by Downbeat magazine as a "force of nature." Uniquely known for its versatility, the orchestra can seamlessly transition from complex concert repertoire to swinging big-band dance music. On the heels of the West Side Story Reimagined double CD, Bobby Sanabria and his Multiverse Big Band will pay tribute to the pinnacle of all Latin dance halls, the legendary Palladium Ballroom, where the fusion of big-band mambo with jazz reigned supreme. Kick off the fifth season of ¡VAYA! 63, the Atrium's popular Latin dance party, with this stellar band.

                Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab

                • September 26

                  Jazztopad Festival NYC at the David Rubenstein Atrium
                  Featuring Amir ElSaffar with Ksawery Wójciński, Wacław Zimpel, and the Lutosławski Quartet

                  Explore the newest music in today's jazz scene at the renowned Polish jazz festival, Jazztopad. Tonight's performance will feature an original work by Amir ElSaffar, an Atrium alum and classically trained trumpet player who developed his artistic language by combining jazz with the aesthetics derived from traditional music of the Middle East. ElSaffar’s new piece "Ahwaal"—or "states of consciousness," an important concept in Sufism—fuses the microtonal resonances of Iraqi maqam with a subtle nod to Beethoven's late quartets. For this special engagement, ElSaffar is joined by Polish artists Ksawery Wójciński, Wacław Zimpel, and the Lutosławski Quartet.

                  Presented in collaboration with Jazztopad