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A Day in the Life at Lincoln Center

OCTOBER 7, 2016

Celebrate Friday by taking an inside look at the world’s leading cultural center—Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—with A Day in the Life at Lincoln Center, which will stream live on its Facebook page.

Lincoln Center is a cultural hub with one primary vision in mind: to act as a major performing arts center that would develop and present the finest and brightest in all types of performing arts to a diverse audience drawn from all walks of life. The Center lives out this vision through its 11 resident arts organizations that represent the highest standards of excellence in symphony, opera, chamber music, theater, dance, film, fine arts and education.  Some of these resident organizations include the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet and The Metropolitan Opera.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an exciting organization that every visitor must get acquainted with. Each day is filled with performances from ballets to operas to films. On Friday, October 7, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is teaming up with Facebook Live to share a behind-the-scenes live broadcast to highlight the behind-the-curtain magic that unfolds before a spectacular performance.

Meet piano virtuoso Lang Lang moments before his concert with the New York Philharmonic, live a day through the eyes of New York City Ballet’s Megan Fairchild, and cook with the chef at Lincoln Ristorante. See what happens onstage and off, and meet the people who make Lincoln Center the world’s leading cultural campus. For the first time ever, experience A Day in the Life at Lincoln Center from any point in the world.

To watch A Day in the Life at Lincoln Center, visit www.facebook.com/LincolnCenterNYC

If you’re excited about the various resident organizations at Lincoln Center, contact your preferred travel provider and book in advance to ensure Lincoln Center is a part of your NYC itinerary.

Highlights from A Day in the Life at Lincoln Center (subject to change):

9:00 am The Juilliard School’s morning drama warm-up class

9:30 am Follow New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild throughout the day as she prepares for the evening’s performance

10:30 am School of American Ballet’s advanced girls’ class with longtime faculty member Suki Schorer and the advanced boys’ class with faculty member Jonathan Stafford

1:00 pm Metropolitan Opera House tour with Ryan Speedo Green and Susanna Phillips

  • Ryan Speedo Green debuted with the Salzburg Festival in Salzburg, Austria and will be returning to the Wiener Staatsoper opera house in Vienna, Austria for his third season
  • Susanna Phillips will make her Zurich Opera debut in Switzerland in March 2017

2:30 pm Rehearsal for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

4:00 pm Performance by jazz pianist Elio Villafranca and musician Abdou Mboup and tour of Jazz at Lincoln Center

  • Elio Villafranca has toured Europe and has performed at venues and events including the Blue Note Jazz Festival in Ghent, Belgium; at the Blue Note Jazz Club in Milan and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy; at the North Sea Jazz Festival at The Hague, Holland, the Guinness Jazz Festival and a national tour of Ireland
  • Abdou Mboup has toured Europe, America, Africa, Southeastern Asia, Japan, Nepal and India, lived in Paris in the 1980s and performed at the 1982 Womad festival in London, England.

4:30 pm Rehearsal for New York Philharmonic Ensembles, the Philharmonic’s chamber music series

5:00 pm Performance by piano virtuoso Lang Lang

  • Shenyang, China-born Lang Lang has performed at the 2014 World Cup concert in Rio, the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Theaterplatz in Dresden and Derby park in Hamburg, the opening concert at Munich’s Olympic Stadium, the 2008 Eurocup Finals, the opening of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, and the Liszt 200th birthday concert, which was broadcast live in more than 200 cinemas in Europe
  • Lang Lang has performed for numerous international dignitaries including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, President Xi Jin-Ping and former President Hu Jin-Tao of China, and President Horst Koehler of Germany
  • In 2007, Lang Lang was a guest soloist at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Stockholm
  • In 2011, Lang Lang launched Lang Lang Music World, which is an arts complex located in Shenzhen and Chongqing, China, where children can go to receive piano education, participate in master classes and competitions, attend concerts and purchase educational products

7:15 pm Backstage access before a New York Philharmonic concert

8:00 pm Interview with celebrated filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar about his new film, Julieta

  • Noted for being one of the most international successful Spanish filmmakers, Pedro Almodóvar has won numerous international accolades, including 4 British Academy Film Awards, 6 European Film Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, and 4 prizes at the Cannes Film Festival

8:30 pm Performance by jazz pianist Marc Cary at the David Rubenstein Atrium

  • In 1999, Marc Cary released his first record with Indigenous People, and went on to tour internationally and appear on Captured: Live in Brazil

10:00 pm Visit to New York’s famous Josie Robertson Plaza, home of the Revson Fountain

10:30 pm Curtain call of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of the musical Falsettos on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, and a post-show stagedoor hangout with cast members and fans

Throughout the day on Facebook, there will be ticket giveaways and opportunities for fans to engage with the action.

TAGS: ART, BALLET, BROADWAY, FILM, LINCOLN CENTER, FACEBOOK LIVE, NYC, OPERA, THE METROPOLITAN OPERA