White Light Festival

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October 7 – November 11, 2014

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023


NYCGO Logo Estonian composer Arvo Pärt likened his music to white light that contained all colors, and saw "the spirit of the listener" as the prism where those colors could appear. Lincoln Center's White Light Festival, now in its fifth year, is dedicated to exploring that intersection between art and spirit across a number of disciplines. Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic perform Peter Sellars' production of Bach's St Matthew Passion; puppet master Basil Twist presents the NY premiere of his staging of The Rite of Spring; Pakistani ensemble Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali plays devotional music; and the Walter Reade Theater screens Krzysztof Kieślowski's Decalogue, based on the Ten Commandments. For the complete lineup and to purchase tickets, visit whitelightfestival.org.

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