Lincoln Center Moments: Spring 2019 Season
Accessibility at Lincoln Center is excited to announce the Spring 2019 season of Lincoln Center Moments, a free performance series designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. This spring season will include events co-presented with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic, American Songbook, the Juilliard School, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. We are thrilled to bring back some favorites from past seasons, including Art Baron & Friends, the Calidore String Quartet, New York Philharmonic Teaching Ensemble, and Juilliard Drama and Jazz students, and to welcome new artists and genres with Imani Uzuri and a Broadway Jukebox presentation featuring the New York Public Library archives.
Registration is currently full, but please fill out this form to be put on the waitlist.
Lincoln Center Moments is the first program of its kind, bringing the wide range of Lincoln Center's unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting. Each concert takes place in the Stanley H. Kaplan penthouse for a small audience of just over 100 participants. Artists engage with the audience through question-and-answer sessions at the end of each concert, and we often see participants singing along or dancing in the aisles! After the concerts, we host hour-long workshops, led by teaching artists and music therapists, that further engage participants through discussion, movement, music-making, and art-making.
Take a sneak peek at our spring season:
Art Baron & Friends
Monday, March 4
Trombonist Art Baron, an alumnus of the Duke Ellington Orchestra (under the baton of Mr. Ellington himself!), presents an afternoon of popular jazz. Using his unique experience, Art presents a program of Ellington delights, both well-known and rare. He also presents other notable entries from the Great American Songbook. Get ready for an afternoon of familiar, toe-tappin' melodies! Dancing is encouraged!
Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist Ensemble
Thursday, March 21
Members of the renowned New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist Ensemble play two jewels of the piano quartet repertoire: Mozart's Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K.493, and Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47. Join us as we trace the development of the genre, from Mozart's trailblazing work—the first major piece for piano quartet—to one of the pinnacles of the repertoire by Robert Schumann.
Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic
Imani Uzuri: "Come Let Us Sing for Joy"
Monday, April 1
Vocalist and composer Imani Uzuri presents an intimate concert of soul-stirring sacred music. Audience members will be encouraged to sing along and rejoice in this celebration of healing and community.
Presented in collaboration with American Songbook
Calidore String Quartet
Thursday, May 2
The Calidore String Quartet, known for their "deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct" (New York Times) and "balance of intellect and expression" (Los Angeles Times), have won accolades across the globe and firmly established themselves as one of the finest chamber music ensembles performing today. Highlights from the quartet's current season are featured in this special afternoon concert.
Presented in collaboration with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Juilliard Drama: "Lost in Translation"
Monday, May 6
Join current Juilliard students and alumni for an afternoon of singing, dancing, and dramatic interpretations of contemporary and classical literature with musical accompaniment. The interdisciplinary ensemble has created an interactive performance for all to enjoy set to the theme "Lost in Translation." It's a fun, light-hearted mash-up of some of your favorites, with a few surprises that will leave you with that early summer smile!
Presented in collaboration with The Juilliard School
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Broadway Jukebox
Monday, May 20
What's your favorite? West Side Story? Fiddler on the Roof? Something from Rodgers and Hammerstein? A Chorus Line? Chicago? The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is Broadway's greatest archive. Choose your favorite show tunes from a menu of music-theater hits, listen to cast recordings, and marvel at rarely seen artifacts from the library's unrivaled theater collections, including Jerry Bock home recordings, Jerome Robbins's choreography notes, Fred Ebb lyric drafts, Hal Prince memos, set models, music manuscripts, and more.
Presented in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Support Lincoln Center Moments
Lincoln Center Moments is made possible by donations from participants and by major support provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with additional support provided in memory of Alfred R. Horan. This program is made possible by public funds facilitated by the following: The Honorable Corey Johnson, Speaker, New York City Council, The Honorable Diana Ayala, New York City Council, Chair of the Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction, and the New York City Council’s Geriatric Mental Health Initiative.
If you are interested in supporting Lincoln Center Moments, you may do so online or by mail: Accessibility at Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10023.
Alison Mahoney is Manager of Accessibility at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.