Must-See Arts & Culture

by Alyssa Grossman, 08/13/2013

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  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 
    Fall at Lincoln Center means brand-new performances from the campus' top stages. Among its festivals, concerts and special artist appearances, Jazz at Lincoln Center (September 19–June 12, 2014) presents its own orchestra (featuring Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, Mulgrew Miller and Kurt Rosenwinkel) in a collaboration with the Sachal Jazz Ensemble in Music of Pakistan. The Metropolitan Opera (September 23–May 10, 2014) welcomes James Levine back to the conductor stand for a schedule including six new productions, 20 revivals and a holiday performance of The Magic Flute. Pirouetting onto the stage for its 50th year at Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet (September 17–June 8, 2014) will bring audiences 50 ballets including John Lithgow and Christopher Wheeldon's Carnival of the Animals and George Balanchine and Felix Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The American Ballet Theatre (October 30–November 10) at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater opens its fall 2013 season with the world premiere of The Tempest with choreography by Alexei Ratmansky and music by Jean Sibelius. Also coming up this season is Twyla Tharp's Bach Partita, and Les Sylphides, the creation of Michel Fokine with music by Chopin. Finally, the New York Philharmonic (September 25–June 30, 2014) presents such eclectic programing as The Art of the Score: Film Week at the Philharmonic featuring 2001: A Space Odyssey as conducted by Alan Gilbert, and A Broadway Christmas starring Brian Stokes Mitchell.

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