People gather after the disappearance of Spring. There are questions, accusations, and recriminations, leading to a collective outpouring of loss—the only thing on which the crowd agrees. Finally, a new voice is heard. English composer Jonathan Dove (Flight) and librettist Alasdair Middleton collaborate on a world-premiere choral piece specially commissioned by the Lincoln Center. Presented outdoors on Lincoln Center’s iconic campus, 1,000 local singers come together for this community-driven exploration of loss and renewal. Conducted by Simon Halsey, choral director of the London Symphony Orchestra, the event promises to be unforgettable.

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Artist Talk

Artist Talk

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

6:15 to 7:00 pm

Discussion with Jonathan Dove and Simon Halsey, moderated by John Schaefer, on Friday, August 7 from 6:15 to 7:00 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. FREE.


10 Lincoln Center Plaza

This performance is an immersive, outdoor event.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.


Search for Spring

A crowd action | A new participatory choral work
(World premiere)

Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:30 am Josie Robertson Plaza

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Jonathan Dove, composer

Alasdair Middleton, librettist

Simon Halsey, conductor

Annette Jolles, director

Sing in the World Premiere

Click here for more information and to sign up!

Rain location: David Geffen Hall


Commissioned by Lincoln Center
Co-presented with Lincoln Center Out of Doors