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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Welcome Back Alice! Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall Re-opens With Two Weeks of Concerts & Events February 22-March 8, 2009

Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, one of New York's premier concert venues, has been closed since May 2007 for major renovations. It will reopen in mid-February 2009 with two weeks of performances designed to showcase the dramatically transformed space. Performances in a wide range of genres—chamber music, orchestral, opera, early music, world music, lieder and popular song, along with film and a site-specific sound installation—by world-renowned artists, are scheduled from February 22 through March 8, 2009. A total of 18 events, a number of them free, and the remainder with a $25 ticket price, will take place during the "Opening Nights" festival. Among the highlights are:

●"First Look," on February 22 with the Emerson String Quartet, Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI, pianist Leon Fleisher, Artist Members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Juilliard Orchestra, David Robertson conductor in a program of works of Sephardic traditional music, Bach, Stravinsky, Bartók and Osvaldo Golijov

●Lieder recital by Mark Padmore, tenor singing an all-Schubert program (February 25)

●U.S. premiere of Vladimir Martynov's opera Vita Nuova, featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, conductor (February 28)

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Paavo Järvi, conductor, with two all-Beethoven evenings (March 1 and March 2)

●A new music concert by Alarm Will Sound, Bang On a Can All-Stars and Steve Reich & Musicians featuring four New York premieres and two world premieres—Lincoln Center commissions--by Caleb Burhans and Michael Gordon (March 3)

●Innovative American string quartet ETHEL in a site-specific composition by Phil Kline and sound artist Jody Elff (March 3)

●Opening night of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual Rendez-Vous with French Cinema series (March 5)

●An evening with popular songwriter/singer Stew, creator and star of the 2007 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Passing Strange. (March 6)

● "Night of World Music" featuring sitar virtuoso Ustad Shujaat Khan, multi-instrumentalist/ composer Karsh Kale, pianist Vijay Iyer, and bassist Jonathan Maron (March 7)



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