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New York Philharmonic

Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island

Sunday, June 16, 2019

St. George Theatre on Staten Island

Tickets are free, but required for this event. Ticket distribution information will be announced at a later date.   For accessibility information, please contact Vincent Innocente... Learn More 

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The Metropolitan Opera

2019 Summer Recital Series

June 10–19, 2019

Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Met’s popular concert series in New York City parks in all five boroughs kicks off on Monday, June 10, at SummerStage in Central Park, with an evening of arias and duets from a variety of... Learn More 

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Chris Lee

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Since opening its doors in 1995, SM Entertainment has continuously expanded and redefined the Korean music industry through the company's signature innovation: Culture Technology. In light of... Learn More 

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Barton Hartshorn

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Thursday, June 20, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Experience the warm vocals and ‘70s Americana flavor of English-born, Parisian-based singer-songwriter Barton Hartshorn. Learn More 

Free

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Atrium 360° 

France Rocks Festival: KOKI NAKANO + ¿QUE VOLA?

Nø Førmat! 15th Anniversary

Thursday, June 27, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Nø Førmat record label with ¿Que Vola?, the unique musical project that brings together seven of France’s best young jazzmen with a... Learn More 

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New York Music Month Lincoln Center Tour

June 1–29, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

June 2018 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. It is produced by the New York City... Learn More 

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Holman Trio

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Atrium 360°

Holman Trio

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

A musical fusion of ancestral Chilean rhythms, cueca, and traditional jazz techniques. Learn More 

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Celisse

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Atrium 360°

Celisse

Thursday, July 11, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and spoken-word artist Celisse returns to the Atrium with a musical performance in advance of her first album release. Learn More 

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Atrium 360°

BélO

Thursday, July 18, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

With his sublime mixture of jazz, worldbeat, rock, reggae, and Afro-Haitian traditional rhythms, BélO transforms roots music into a global phenomenon. Learn More 

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Mostly Mozart Festival

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Scholars from the Mozart Society of America illuminate aspects of the composer’s beloved opera, The Magic Flute, in an engaging afternoon of presentations. Learn More 

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Lincoln Center archival photo from Soul at the Center in 1972

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Soul at the Center

Legacy: Lalah Hathaway sings Donny Hathaway
The Illustrious Blacks, Baby Rose, The Last Poets, and more

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Coco - La Santa Cecilia
Free
Ashley Fure & Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Mostly Mozart Festival

FREE

Fure & Thorvaldsdottir

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, July 25, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

Immerse yourself in the sound worlds of pioneering composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Ashley Fure, and Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir at this free performance.

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La Casita

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

La Casita

Poetry: Dakota Camacho, Rashidah Ismaili, Enriqueta Lunez, Haki R. Madhubuti, Willie Perdomo, Julian Randall, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Sonia Sanchez, Matthew Shenoda, and Yolanda Wisher
Music: Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet, Kelsey Pyro, Lone Piñon, Nina Dilet & The Mysphitz, and Raye Zaragoza
MC: Baba Israel

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Hearst Plaza

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Louis Langrée

Mostly Mozart Festival

Saturday, July 27, 2019

St. Paul's Chapel

Join members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at St. Paul’s Chapel for a free performance of Mozart’s sublime wind serenade. Learn More 

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Look at My Soul

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul

with guest vocalists Jonny Benavidez, Eric Burton, Kam Franklin, Johnny Hernandez, Alex Marrero, Amalia Mondragon, Ruben Ramos, and Paul Schalda
under the musical direction of Adrian Quesada

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Shine a Light
Free

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Heritage Sunday

Made in NYC 2.0: Next Generation Traditions

featuring Redobles de Cultura, Sri Lankan Dance Academy of New York, Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshen, and Inkarayku

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Hearst Plaza

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Free
La Casita at Teatro Pregones

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

La Casita at Teatro Pregones

Poetry: Dakota Camacho, Rashidah Ismaili, Enriqueta Lunez, Haki R. Madhubuti, Willie Perdomo, Julian Randall, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Sonia Sanchez, Matthew Shenoda, and Yolanda Wisher
Music: Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet, Kelsey Pyro, Lone Piñon, Nina Dilet & The Mysphitz, and Raye Zaragoza
MC: Baba Israel

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Teatro Pregones

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Moncho Rivera

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Las Caras Lindas de Mi Gente Negra

featuring Moncho Rivera, Cita Rodriguez y Su Banda, Carlito Padron y Su Banda, and Bombazo Dance Company

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live: The Motherlode

featuring Courtney Marie Andrews, Rhiannon Giddens, Xiomara Laugart, Ledisi, Amina Claudine Myers, Cleo Reed, Valerie Simpson, Charenée Wade, and Lizz Wright
under the musical direction of Terri Lyne Carrington
with readings by Angela Davis and Sonia Sanchez

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Tulipa Ruiz

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Atrium 360°

Tulipa Ruiz

Thursday, August 1, 2019

David Rubenstein Atrium

The award-winning Brazilian singer-songwriter brings her powerful stage presence and multifaceted talent to this evening of cosmopolitan acoustic delight as part of Brasil Summerfest. Learn More 

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Caleb Teicher & Company in Meet Ella

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Liza with a “Z”
Caleb Teicher & Company

Students of LaGuardia High School perform "Sing, Sing, Sing" from Bob Fosse's DANCIN' (1978)

Friday, August 2, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Lola Lovenotes

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Family Day

Brown Rice Family
Najee Omar
VIBEZ by SOLE Defined

Lola Lovenotes

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 11:00 am–2:15 pm

Hearst Plaza

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Free
desi:NOW

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

desi:NOW

featuring G. Sidhu, Rianjali, Taizu, Rolex Rasathy, Robin Dey, SA Grooves, IMGE Dance, Project Convergence, and DJ Sharad

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Anahita Abbasi, Aida Shirazi & Niloufar Nourbakhsh

Mostly Mozart Festival

FREE

Composer Portraits

International Contemporary Ensemble

Monday, August 5, 2019

Bruno Walter Auditorium

The intrepid International Contemporary Ensemble performs the music of Anahita Abbasi, Aida Shirazi, and Niloufar Nourbakhsh from the Iranian Female Composers Association. Learn More 

Free
Adekunle Gold

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

OkayAfrica: Gold & Soul

Adekunle Gold & Friends
DJ Poizon Ivy

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Damrosch Park

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Free