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by nycgo.com staff, 08/11/2015
"The Four Temperaments." Choreography: George Balanchine. © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo: Paul Kolnik
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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
This fall Lincoln Center has lined up a typically diverse schedule. Throughout September the Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival will showcase established artists alongside up-and-comers; highlights include Charenee Wade performing pieces by Brian Jackson and Gil Scott-Heron and a joint bill with Michael Mwenso and Brianna Thomas. The Great Performers concert series, which runs from October to early June, will feature the likes of tenor Mark Padmore, violinist Ray Chen, soprano Christine Brewer and the London Symphony Orchestra. The high-minded White Light Festival, meanwhile, aspires to "reveal the many dimensions of our interior lives," according to organizers; the slate encompasses music, theater and dance.
For as many whirls, twirls and pirouettes as you could want, there's the fall portion of New York City Ballet's 2015–16 season (September 22 to October 18), which includes Swan Lake and Liebeslieder Walzer; around the holidays The Nutcracker will take center stage. The American Ballet Theatre also returns to Lincoln Center for their 75th anniversary season, debuting four new shows and five old favorites from October 21 through November 1.
Of course, there's also the Metropolitan Opera, whose astounding season includes new productions of Otello, Tosca and Lulu, plus a revival of Les Pêcheurs de Perles. Finally, the whole family can enjoy this year's iteration of the Big Apple Circus, a 1920s-themed extravaganza that runs from late October through mid-January.