White Light Festival

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival New York, New York, USA
Festival Contact Information

White Light Festival
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10023 USA
Phone: +01 212-875-5000
Email: customerservice@lincolncenter.org

Festival Description

The festival’s focus is music’s unmatched capacity to illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. Spanning musical traditions, genres and disciplines the festival will feature performances and events and will take place in multiple venues, on and off the Lincoln Center campus. Returning also are the popular post-performance White Light Lounges, where performers and audience members can meet and talk.

Festival Dates October 24 - November 23, 2013
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Festival Events:

Programming 2013:
  • U.S. premiere of Akram Khan’s DESH
  • Concert of contemporary works by Michel van der Aa including the U.S. premiere of Up-close for cello, string ensemble and film
  • U.S. premiere of Era la Notte featuring soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci
  • N.Y. premiere of Jordi Savall’s The Cycles of Life exploring the intersection of Christian, Jewish and Muslim sacred and secular music traditions in the Balkans
  • Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir offer N.Y. premiere of Arvo Pärt’s In principio
  • Tallis Scholars perform works of Taverner, Tallis, Pärt and N.Y. premiere by Nico Muhly
  • J.S. Bach’s own St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig in its first U.S. appearance since 2000
  • The Cleveland Orchestra performs Messiaen’s Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine and Beethoven’s Mass in C major
  • Emmanuelle Haïm leads Le Concert d’Astrée in Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo
  • Malian singer/songwriter Rokia Traoré in concert
  • Films by Peter Mettler and Philip Gröning to include discussions with the directors
  • The Manganiyar Seduction returns to the Festival
  • Mark Morris’ dance work L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato concludes the Festival


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