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Lincoln Center Local! Live Performances

Posted by: jking, June 23, 2014 5:10 pm
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Lincoln Center Local 

World-class entertainment from Lincoln Center Local, free at your library! 

Lincoln Center Local 2014 is made possible by support from Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Disney, United Airlines, and Resorts World Casino New York City.

 

 

Saturday, August 9 at 2:00 and 4:00
O Sole Trio
Queens Library at Forest Hills
108-19 71 Avenue, Forest Hills
Blending popular Italian opera, Neapolitan, and classic jazz standards with a concentration on the Italian language, O Sole Trio captures the essence of Italy. The New York-based ensemble features the lush voices of soprano Erin Shields and baritone Giuseppe Spoletini, as well as the amazingly versatile and virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin.  Together, they explore the scope of Italian influence on music throughout the centuries with their own special blend of exceptional talent and humor. For more about O Sole Trio, please visit osoletrio.com. Suggested for ages 12 and up.

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Saturday, August 16 at 3:00
Choban Elektrik
Queens Library at Ridgewood 
20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood

Balkan and Roma/Gypsy beats soar from this Brooklyn-based electric dance band whose repertoire draws from the folk music of Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria and the Romany people. In this multi-lingual program, the band incorporates the psychedelic sounds of the 1960s and '70s with its vintage keyboards and creates a high-energy dance party with its powerful rhythm section.  Featuring guest vocalists trained in Balkan tradition, the musicians recreate the songs of the great Esma Redzevopa, the acclaimed Macedonian singer.  Traditional line dancing will be demonstrated and encouraged amongst the audience.  For more information on Choban Elektrik, please visit chobanelektrik.com. Suggested for ages 7 and up.

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Saturday, August 23 at 3:00
Villalobos Brothers
Queens Library at Broadway
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City

Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Xalapa in Veracruz, Mexico, with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, the Villalobos Brothers, in a bi-lingual program, deliver an intoxicating brew of musical brilliant cadence and virtuosity that awakens the senses as it redefines  notions of Latin music. For more information about Villalobos Brothers, please visit: villalobosbrothers.com. Suggested for ages 5 and up.

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Saturday, September 6 at 2:00
Interweaving
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
35-51 81 Street, Jackson Heights

Francisco Roldán and Gretchen Farrar enchant with a bi-lingual concert of classical guitar and vocals of varied styles, genres, and eras with a common thread.  Interweaving (entretejiendo in Spanish) is about taking single strands of melody, harmony, poetry, rhythm, and dynamics and fusing them together into a cohesive, expressive whole.   The voice and the guitar thread their way in and out of one another, creating a variegated tapestry of sound. For more information on Interweaving, please visit franciscoroldan.com and gretchenfarrar.com. Suggested for age 12 and up.

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Saturday, September 13 at 2:00
Fiesta Flamenca
Queens Library at Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona

The dancers and musicians of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, in full flamenco costume, present a variety of dances revealing a life full of pride, passion, honor, love, and sorrow and show how flamenco is one of the most popular Spanish art forms because of the great intensity of its music. The audience will learn about castanuelas, taconeo, and even assist with some of the palmas.  The company, founded in 1983, explores the range of flamenco expression through the Sevillanas, Alegrias, Soleares, and the Negra Tomasa in this vibrant and engaging program. Featuring has continued to extol the traditions of flamenco while taking on the ambassadorial role of bridging today’s cultures in America and the world.

For more about Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, please visit flamenco-vivo.org. Suggested for ages 5 and up.

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Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 and 4:00
Villalobos Brothers
Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY

Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Xalapa in Veracruz, Mexico, with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, the Villalobos Brothers, in a bi-lingual program, deliver an intoxicating brew of musical brilliant cadence and virtuosity that awakens the senses as it redefines  notions of Latin music. For more information about Villalobos Brothers, please visit: villalobosbrothers.com. Suggested for ages 5 and up.

Encore performance
Saturday, September 27 at 2:30
David Rubenstein Atrium
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets

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For more information about Lincoln Center Local Live, please visit about.lincolncenter.org/lclocal.

Artists, dates and locations subject to change.  Special seating policy at double sets may apply.
Due to varying seating capacities at each location all seating is first come, first served.
 

 


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