Jun 27, 2003

Lincoln Center Festival 2003 Announced

June 27, 2003

Press Contact:

Eileen McMahon



JULY 8 - JULY 27

Three weeks, 103 performances, 20 premieres and debuts with artists and ensembles from Korea, China, Russia, England, Israel, Italy, Germany, Brazil and the U.S.

  • Kirov Opera from the Mariinsky Theatre
  • Deborah Warner’s The Angel Project
  • Korea’s Pansori and Daedong Gut (shaman ritual)
  • Chen Shi-Zheng’s The Orphan of Zhao
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem
  • Itim Theatre Ensemble
  • Batsheva Dance Company
  • Shen Wei Dance Arts
  • Heiner Goebbel’s Eislermaterial
  • Prokofiev Marathon
  • Salvatore Sciarrino’s Macbeth
  • Festival of Brazilian Music
  • Symposia
  • New York Video Festival, and more

  • For Immediate Release – New York, NY – Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. will present its eighth international arts festival, Lincoln Center Festival 2003, from July 8 through July 27, in multiple venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. The Festival will offer 103 performances, including at least 20 premieres and debuts of opera, chamber and world music, theater, dance, performance art and ritual from Korea, China, Israel, Russia, Italy, England, Germany, Brazil and the United States.

    Among the Festival’s highlights are Deborah Warner’s site-specific performance installation The Angel Project; the celebrated Kirov Opera of the Mariinsky Theatre, in a co-presentation with the Metropolitan Opera of an opera in concert and five dazzling productions, including the North American premiere of Prokofiev’s epic opera Semyon Kotko; performances of the complete Pansori, a traditional solo song and narrative performance form from Korea; Dance Theatre of Harlem’s premiere of St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet; and a mini-festival of Brazilian music.

    Lincoln Center Festival 2003 is sponsored by Bloomberg and Altria Group, Inc.


    In the second year of its collaboration with The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Festival welcomes the famed KIROV OPERA from St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, performing one rarely-heard opera in concert and five of its celebrated productions for 20 performances, July 8 through 26 at the Met. Artistic director Valery Gergiev will share conducting duties with other distinguished company conductors. On July 8, Maestro Gergiev leads the North American premiere of Prokofiev’s compelling opera Semyon Kotko, the story of a simple soldier confronting love and treachery amid war and revolution in 1918. The Kirov will perform three other masterpieces of Russian opera: Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, replete with pageantry, history and intrigue set in the 17th-century; Rimsky-Korsakov’s romantic and mystical fairy tale The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh; and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, the tragic love story based on Pushkin’s novel. Completing the schedule is the Kirov’s production of Verdi’s thrilling Macbeth and a concert performance of Anton Rubinstein’s romantic tale of supernatural seduction, The Demon. Maestro Gergiev and The Kirov Orchestra performed a series of concerts in the first Lincoln Center Festival in 1996.

    Further exploring Russia’s profound music tradition, Festival 2003, in collaboration with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), will present a survey of the work of the great St. Petersburg composer Sergei Prokofiev. The two-part PROKOFIEV MARATHON will include numerous chamber works and all nine of the piano sonatas, and features performances by critically-acclaimed pianist Anne Marie McDermott; the Society’s quartet-in-residence, The Orion Quartet; Artistic Director David Shifrin, clarinet; and CMS artist members including Ramson Wilson, flute, Ani and Ida Kavafian, violin, Fred Sherry, cello and Edgar Meyer, bass. Performances will take place in Alice Tully Hall, on two Saturdays, July 19 and 26.

    Two iconoclastic 21st century European composers whose work has been presented in previous Festivals return for Festival 2003. EISLERMATERIAL, Heiner Goebbels’ homage to German-Jewish composer Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) will have its U.S. premiere by Ensemble Modern on July 13 at LaGuardia Concert Hall. The multi-layered work combining music, text, taped audio segments, and improvisation, incorporates songs written by Eisler and his lifelong friend and collaborator Bertolt Brecht (to be sung by Bavarian singer/actor Josef Bierbichler), as well as Goebbels’ new arrangements of Eisler’s chamber music. Ensemble Modern performed the U.S. premiere of Goebbels’ Black on White at Festival 2001, and members of Ensemble Modern performed in the U.S. premiere of Guo Wenjing’s The Night Banquet for Festival 2002.

    Sicilian-born composer Salvatore Sciarrino’s opera MACBETH will receive its North American premiere with performances July 9-12 at John Jay College Theater. Inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy, Sciarrino labored on and off for almost 25 years to shape his dark, psychological examination of the abuse of power, which had its world premiere in June 2002 at Germany’s Schwetzingen Festival. The production is staged by noted German director Achim Freyer and features five soloists, a chorus of six, and members of Ensemble Modern, conducted by Johannes Debus of Oper Frankfurt. A surreal set, employing optically-contorted imagery gives visual reality to the eerie and nightmarish soundscape Sciarrino has created, where, as in much of his work, the listener will hear “nature, the mysteries of the night forest, and the whisper of the wind, but ultimately, the remotest depths of the human soul” (Le Figaro). The 100-minute work, in three acts, will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.

    As it did in 2001, Festival collaborates with the Juilliard School to present a concert of CHAMBER MUSIC OF SALVATORE SCIARRINO; Joel Sachs will conduct the New Juilliard Ensemble at Paul Hall on July 15 in a program that will include four U.S. premieres. Admission is FREE.


    Internationally-renowned theater and opera director Deborah Warner, whose most recent stage work, the gripping, modern-dress Medea, was one of the most talked about productions of the 2002 Broadway season, re-imagines THE ANGEL PROJECT, her site-specific performance installation, especially for New York City and the Festival. First conceived and produced in 1999 in a partly-empty London office tower for the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), then re-set for the 2000 Perth International Arts Festival in locales throughout the city, The Angel Project is both a physical journey and a journey of the imagination. Various locations in Manhattan are the “stage” upon which Warner sets images, symbols, artifacts, and sometimes people, then invites the viewer to traverse them, looking inward and outward to the landscape we call home. It is designed by Tom Pye. As The Independent (London) wrote, The Angel Project “re-defines the possibilities and potential of theatre.” And The Australian said it “wrestled with the intangible, labyrinthine architecture of the soul.” The Angel Project takes place July 8-27 (with previews July 1-July 7).

    Israel’s ITIM THEATRE ENSEMBLE will make its New York debut with the North American premiere of MYTHOS, a powerful, riveting, new interpretation of Aeschylus’ Oresteia, the classic tale of vengeance. Created and directed by Rina Yerushalmi, one of Israel’s most respected and innovative directors, Mythos features a cast of 14 Israeli, Palestinian-Israeli and Ethiopian-Israeli actors. With deep awareness of the escalation of violence in her homeland, Yerushalmi “goes beyond the original in portraying the horrible futility of man’s obsession with killing,” said The Jerusalem Post. Mythos will have six performances, July 8-13 at LaGuardia Drama Theater, and will be performed in Hebrew with simultaneous translation in English.


    Festival 2003 looks east with traditional and contemporary music theater and ritual from Korea and China. From Korea comes PANSORI, a distinctive solo song and narrative form that arose in the 18th century. Pansori recount epic tales based on well-known and popular ancient Korean folk stories, and feature a master singer/story-teller accompanied by a drummer. Of the original 12 pansori known to have existed, only five remain and all five will be performed, each by the acknowledged living master of that particular pansori, on successive evenings at the John Jay College Theater, July 16-20. English supertitles will be used. Korea is also the source of DAEDONG GUT, a traditional shaman ritual that will be led by celebrated 72-year old mudang (shaman) Kim Keum-hwa, who has been designated a “Living Cultural Treasure” in Korea. Kim, with her company of 17 assistants and musicians playing traditional instruments and wearing colorful robes, will carry out a series of ritual activities that weave together singing, dancing and chanting, in a ceremony meant to bring special blessings to the people of New York (July 15, John Jay College Theater).

    China’s arts are represented by companion theater pieces based on the best-known example of 13th-century Yüan drama, THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, who brought the acclaimed Peony Pavilion to Festival 1999. Produced with Lincoln Center Theater, Festival 2003 will present the world premiere of Chen’s new “comic-tragic” re-imagining of Ji Juan-Xiang’s The Orphan of Zhao at LaGuardia Drama Theater, July 18, 19, 20, and July 22-27. Chen uses Western actors and a contemporary English adaptation by playwright and Obie Award-winning director/actor David Greenspan in this fusion of modern style with traditional Chinese theater and opera forms. The 90-minute piece features original songs and incidental music by singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt.

    The tale of family, honor and vengeance set in the 7th-century Jin kingdom will receive a second treatment in an innovative, new production, in Chinese, by Chen Shi-Zheng. For his “revenge ritual” Chen works with eight of today’s most outstanding Chinese opera actors and draws on traditional forms to create a free, expressive theatrical vocabulary. Performed in Mandarin with English supertitles, this production of The Orphan of Zhao also features traditional Chinese opera musicians performing the original 13th-century music on stage. It reunites Chen with music director Zhou Ming and cast members from The Peony Pavilion. The 90-minute piece will have six performances in the Clark Studio Theater (July 23-27).


    Dance offerings for Festival 2003 are highlighted by the first Festival appearance by the renowned DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM. The company, which triumphed with a sold-out week at London’s Sadler’s Wells in November 2002, will present two programs from July 8-13 at the New York State Theater: the first will include the world premiere of St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet, a jazz and blues-filled romp choreographed by Michael Smuin with score by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, and featuring a 50-piece orchestra. It will share a bill with George Balanchine’s neo-classical masterpiece, The Four Temperaments. A second program features Balanchine’s sublime Serenade, Robbins rollicking Fancy Free, Ashton’s romantic pas de deux “Meditation” from Thais, and Robert Garland’s New Bach, a 2001 work by the former DTH dancer, now company choreographer, set to three movements from Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor, that infuses neo-classical forms with urban dance moves. Both programs feature the Dance Theatre of Harlem Orchestra.

    Making its New York debut is SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS, a company founded by Chinese-born, New York-based choreographer/painter Shen Wei. In just two years, the young company has earned accolades in Europe and the U.S. for its “startling imaginative work” (The New York Times) based on Shen’s fusion of Eastern and Western art forms: dance, theater, Chinese opera, painting and sculpture. The company will perform two New York premieres of Shen’s: The Rite of Spring, with the Stravinsky score for four-hand piano performed by the noted pianist Fazil Say, live on digital piano, with a pre-recorded second part; and Folding, set to music of John Tavener and Tibetan Buddhist chants (July 23, 25 and 26, LaGuardia Concert Hall).

    Israel’s BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY will perform the New York premiere of its widely-acclaimed Anaphaza, choreographed by artistic director Ohad Naharin. Set to music ranging from traditional Hebrew songs to pulsating rock, the 90-minute work “packs an emotional and artistic wallop” said The Washington Post, which continued, “Naharin carves out a world where madness waltzes with grace.” Anaphaza will have four performances at the New York State Theater, July 23-26. Under Naharin’s direction since 1990, Batsheva has achieved international stature as a modern dance company with a powerful, distinctive style.


    An important focus of Lincoln Center Festival since its inception has been music from around the globe. Previous Festivals have examined African, Caribbean and Middle-Eastern music – both traditional forms and current, contemporary expressions. Festival 2003 will present a five-part mini-festival showcasing the vibrant music of Brazil. Until recently the calling card of Brazilian music was bossa nova, the urban, jazzy, polished sound, with roots in elegant European musical forms, that came out of the southern part of the country, centered in Rio de Janeiro. But it is the music of the rural northeast – the regions of Bahia and Pernambuco – with African and Caribbean roots, that has come to the fore, as its popularity spreads internationally and the musicians creating and performing it add contemporary urban sounds and forms into the mix. Festival 2003 will explore this phenomenon and the artists propelling it, foremost among them, international superstar Carlinhos Brown, who will perform with his band and special guests Hip Hop Roots on Saturday, July 19. Other featured artists are: Selma do Coco and Mundo Libve S/A (July 16); the percussion ensembles Timbalada and Lactomia (July 17); Mestre Ambrosio and celebrated forro singer, Vanildo de Pombos (July 18); and, closing the series on July 20, one of Brazil’s most renowned traditional performers, Mestre Salustiano, in his U.S. debut, with rising star DJ Dolores and his band Orchestra Santa Massa. All concerts take place in LaGuardia Concert Hall.


    This co-presentation with The Film Society of Lincoln Center is a major highlight of the multimedia/video arts world, highly-anticipated by artists, directors and fans of this most contemporary of art forms. In recent years, it has featured works by acclaimed artists such as Miranda July, George Kuchar, Guy Maddin and Diller + Scofidio. The 2003 New York Video Festival, which runs from July 23 through 27 at the Walter Reade Theater, will feature video by Mark Rappaport, as well as a photo display in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery by the visual and performing arts journal 2wice. In addition, works of many stripes and different lengths, in formats ranging from pixelvision to digital beta, will explore a variety of themes and viewpoints. Numerous directors are expected to attend the Festival.

    Tickets: Available at the Walter Reade Box Office or online at www.filmlinc.com in June, or by phone at 212-496-3809.


    As it has done since its inception, in order to enhance the performance experience, Lincoln Center Festival will present symposia and special events with various Festival artists and performers. Most events last approximately one hour, are free of charge (with a voucher to be obtained prior to the event), and take place at 6 p.m. in the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse in the Rose Building at Lincoln Center. Further details will be available in late March. Please visit Lincoln Center’s website for the latest updates: www.lincolncenter.org.

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. launched the Lincoln Center Festival in 1996 to celebrate Western and non-Western classical traditions while also showcasing contemporary artistic forms and viewpoints from around the world. The world-class events offered range from grand-scale opera to chamber music, theater to multimedia presentations, ballet to modern dance, nouveau cirque to boundary-breaking multidisciplinary works, many presented in significant world, U.S. or New York premieres.

    Lincoln Center Festival 2003 is also made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Nancy and Edwin S. Marks, The Alice Tully Foundation, Mrs. William H. Mann, Chris and Bruce Crawford, Wendy and Bart Friedman, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Jerome L. Greene Foundation, The Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation, Karen and Kevin Kennedy, Barbara and Robert Liberman, Robert W. Wilson, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Norman & Rosita Winston Foundation, The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc., New York-Israel Cultural Cooperation Commission, Solomon and Blanche De Jonge Foundation, William H. Kearns Foundation, Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Carol and Earle I. Mack, The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, Mitrani Family Foundation, Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, Inc., Lincoln Center Chairman’s Council, Friends of Lincoln Center and Three Anonymous.

    Public support for Festival 2003 has been provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts.

    “Summer at Lincoln Center” is sponsored by Bloomberg and Pepsi-Cola Company.

    Continental Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center, Inc.

    Lincoln Center Festival is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, which is responsible for over 350 performances produced and presented annually through such series as Great Performers, the Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, and Lincoln Center’s American Songbook. Separate from the superb offerings of the other Lincoln Center-based organizations, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts showcases performance achievement of the highest caliber spanning a diversity of repertoire and disciplines, with a special emphasis on music. Other activities of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. include national telecasts through the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, arts and education through the Lincoln Center Institute, and general support, maintenance, and coordination of the Lincoln Center campus.

    Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. Braille and large-type programs are available for selected Lincoln Center events. Wheelchair seating and assistive hearing devices are available at all concert halls and theaters. For further information or to receive a Lincoln Center accessibility guide, call 212-875-5375.


    Tickets for two or more Festival events are on sale NOW via internet, CenterCharge, mail or fax order. Single tickets are on sale starting June 2 at the Festival Box Office located in Avery Fisher Hall, 65th Street and Broadway. Tickets for events taking place at the New York State Theater, Metropolitan Opera House, and Alice Tully Hall will also be available at those individual box offices after June 2. For more information visit www.lincolncenter.org and register for “My Lincoln Center” to receive a Festival brochure. Or you may call Lincoln Center Customer Service, 212-875-5456.

    Important Phone Numbers & Contact Information:

    Lincoln Center Information Line: 212-875-5766

    Lincoln Center’s website: www.lincolncenter.org

    Lincoln Center Customer Service: 212-875-5456

    CenterCharge: 212/721-6500

    Metropolitan Opera Ticket Service: 212/362-6000

    New York State Theater: Ticketmaster: 212/307-4100


    Metropolitan Opera House, 64th Street and Broadway

    New York State Theater, 64th Street and Broadway

    Avery Fisher Hall, 65th Street and Broadway

    Alice Tully Hall, 65th Street and Broadway

    Paul Hall, Juilliard School, 65th Street and Broadway

    The Clark Studio, 7th Fl., The Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street

    Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 10th Fl., The Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street

    LaGuardia Concert Hall & LaGuardia Drama Theater, 65th Street and Amsterdam

    John Jay College Theater, Amsterdam Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets

    Programs and artists subject to change.



    From the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg


    A co-presentation with The Metropolitan Opera

    Metropolitan Opera House

    20 performances

    Tuesday, July 8 through Saturday, July 26

    Tickets: $250, 150, 105, 85, 55, 35, 20

    Sergei Prokofiev


    North American Premiere

    July 8 at 7 p.m.

    July 9 at 7:30 p.m.

    July 12 at 12:30 p.m.

    Modest Mussorgsky


    July 10 at 7:30 p.m.

    July 11 at 7:30 p.m.

    July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

    July 21 at 7:30 p.m.

    Giuseppe Verdi


    July 12 at 8 p.m.

    July 18 at 7:30 p.m.

    July 23 at 7:30 p.m.

    July 26 at 12:30 p.m.

    Anton Rubinstein


    (concert performance)

    July 15 at 7:30 p.m.

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


    July 16 at 7 p.m.

    July 17 at 7 p.m.

    July 19 at 12:30 p.m.

    July 25 at 7 p.m.

    Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky


    July 19 at 8 p.m.

    July 22 at 7:30 p.m.

    July 24 at 7:30 p.m.

    July 26 at 8 p.m.

    FOR KIROV OPERA CASTING: Visit the Metropolitan Opera’s website at:



    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

    Orion String Quartet

    CMS Artist members: Artistic Director David Shifrin, clarinet, Ramson Wilson, flute, Steve Taylor, oboe, Ani and Ida Kavafian, violin, Daniel and Todd Phillips, violin, Fred Sherry, cello and Edgar Meyer, bass

    Alice Tully Hall

    Two concerts

    Program 1: Saturday, July 19, Part I at 3 p.m.; Part II at 8 p.m.

    Program 2: Saturday, July 26, Part I at 3 p.m.; Part II at 8 p.m.

    Tickets: $45 (per day)


    Saturday, July 19, Part I at 3 p.m.; Part II at 8 p.m.

    Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 1

    Ballade for Cello & Piano, Op. 15

    Adagio from Cinderella for Cello & Piano, Op. 97a

    String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50

    Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82


    Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14

    String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92

    Sonata for Unison Violins in D Major, Op. 115

    Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34

    Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 119

    Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83


    Saturday, July 26, Part I at 3 p.m.; Part II at 8 p.m.

    Piano Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28

    Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 94a

    Quintet in G minor, Op. 39

    Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, Op. 56

    Cinq Mélodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35a

    Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84


    Piano Sonata No. 4 in C minor, Op. 29

    Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 94

    Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 80

    Piano Sonata No. 9 in C Major, Op. 103


    Composed and Directed by Heiner Goebbels

    U.S. Premiere

    Ensemble Modern

    Josef Bierbichler, vocals

    with music by Hanns Eisler and words by Bertolt Brecht, others

    LaGuardia Concert Hall

    Sunday, July 13 at 7 p.m.

    Tickets: $40


    U.S. Premiere

    Composer: Salvatore Sciarrino

    Director/Set Designer: Achim Freyer

    Conductor: Johannes Debus

    Costumes: Amanda Freyer

    Lighting: Gerd Budschigk

    Oper Frankfurt

    Ensemble Modern

    John Jay College Theater

    Four performances

    Wednesday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m.

    Thursday, July 10 at 8:30 p.m.

    Friday, July 11 at 8:30 p.m.

    Saturday, July 12 at 8:30 p.m.

    Tickets: $55


    New Juilliard Ensemble

    Joel Sachs, Artistic Director and Conductor

    Paul Hall, the Juilliard School

    Tuesday, July 15 at 8 p.m.

    Program to include:

    Le Voci Sottovetro (U.S. Premiere)

    Infinito nero (U.S. Premiere)

    Tickets: FREE


    5 concerts

    July 16-20 at 8 p.m.


    Selma De Coco (New York Debut)

    Mundo Livre S/A

    Program 1: Wednesday, July 16 at 8 p.m.

    LaGuardia Concert Hall

    Tickets: $30


    Lactomia (U.S. Debut)

    Timbalada (New York Debut)

    Program 2: Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m.

    LaGuardia Concert Hall

    Ticket: $30


    Vanildo de Pombos (U.S. Debut)

    Mestre Ambrosio

    Program 3: Friday, July 18 at 8 p.m.

    LaGuardia Concert Hall

    Tickets: $30


    Carlinhos Brown

    Special Guest: Hip Hop Roots (U.S. Debut)

    Program 4: Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m.

    LaGuardia Concert Hall

    Tickets: $35, 25


    Mestre Salustiano (U.S. Debut)

    DJ Dolores and Orchestra Santa Massa (New York Debut)

    Program 5: Sunday, July 20 at 8 p.m.

    LaGuardia Concert Hall

    Tickets: $30



    U.S. Premiere

    A site-specific performance installation

    Conceived and directed by Deborah Warner

    Designed by Tom Pye

    Locations TBD

    Previews: July 1-July 7

    Opens July 8, runs through July 27

    Tickets: $90 ($60 if ordered prior to June 2)


    U.S. Premiere

    Itim Theatre Ensemble, Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv

    Adapted and directed by Rina Yerushalmi

    Translation: Aharon Shabtai, Shimon Buzaglo

    Original music: Avi Belleli

    Set and space design: Rafi Segal, Eyal Weizman

    Lighting design: Avi-Yonah Bueno (Bambi)

    Costumes: Ana Chrouscheva

    Projections design: Idan Levy

    Six performances

    Tuesday, July 8 at 8 p.m.

    Wednesday, July 9 at 8 p.m.

    Thursday, July 10 at 8 p.m.

    Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, July 12 at 8 p.m.

    Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m.

    LaGuardia Drama Theater

    Tickets: $55



    (Korean Shaman Ritual)

    Performed by Mudang (Shaman) Kim Keum-hwa

    Accompanied by troupe of 17 assistants and musicians

    John Jay College Theater

    Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.

    Tickets: $40


    Five Korean Song Narratives with Drums

    July 16-20

    John Jay College Theater

    Tickets: $150 for all five Pansori; $40 each


    Performed by Ms. Kim Soo-yeon

    Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m.


    Performed by Mr. Cho Tong-dal

    Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m.


    Performed by Ms. Kim Young-ja

    Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m.


    Performed by Mr. Kim Il-goo

    Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m.


    Performed by Ms. Ahn Suk-sun

    Sunday July 20 at 3 PM

    Mr. Lee Tae-baek and Mr. Kim Chung-man, percussionists


    (in English)

    World Premiere

    Conceived and directed by Chen Shi-Zheng

    Adaptation by David Greenspan,

    based on the original play by Ji Juan-Xiang

    Original music by Stephin Merritt

    Featuring Western actors in multiple roles

    Musicians on Chinese and Western instruments

    10 performances

    LaGuardia Drama Theater

    July 18 at 8:30 p.m.

    July 19 at 8:30 p.m.

    July 20 at 3 p.m.

    July 22 at 8:30 p.m.

    July 23 at 8:30 p.m.

    July 24 at 8:30 p.m.

    July 25 at 8:30 p.m.

    July 26 at 2 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

    July 27 at 3 p.m.

    Tickets: $55

    The Orphan of Zhao in English is produced by the Lincoln Center Festival and Lincoln Center Theater.


    (in Mandarin with English supertitles)

    A 13th-century play by Ji Juan-Xiang

    Conceived and Directed by Chen Shi-Zheng

    Chinese Opera actor/singers

    Traditional Chinese opera musicians

    6 performances

    Clark Studio Theater

    July 23 at 7:30 p.m.

    July 24 at 7:30 p.m.

    July 25 at 7:30 p.m.

    July 26 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

    July 27 at 3 p.m.

    Tickets: $55



    Arthur Mitchell, Founder and Artistic Director

    Dance Theater of Harlem Orchestra

    New York State Theater

    Seven performances

    Tuesday, July 8 through Saturday, July 13 at 8 p.m.

    Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m.

    Tickets: $75, 65, 55, 40, 25


    Tuesday, July 8 at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

    Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m.


    Music: Paul Hindemith

    Choreography: George Balanchine


    World premiere

    Based on the musical St. Louis Woman with music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Johnny Mercer,

    and book by Arna Bontemps & Countee Cullen

    Choreographer: Michael Smuin

    Set design: Tony Walton

    Costume design: Willa Kim

    Lighting design: Jules Fisher

    Conductors: Joseph E. Fields, Derrick Inouye

    Original concept/librettist for the ballet: Jack Wrangler


    Wednesday, July 9 at 8 p.m.

    Thursday, July 10 at 8 p.m.

    Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m.


    Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Choreography: George Balanchine


    Music: J.S. Bach, Violin Concerto in A minor

    Choreography: Robert Garland


    Music: Jules Massenet

    Choreography: Sir Frederick Ashton


    Music: Leonard Bernstein

    Choreography: Jerome Robbins


    New York Debut

    Shen Wei, Artistic Director

    LaGuardia Concert Hall

    Three performances

    Wednesday, July 23 at 8 p.m.

    Friday, July 25 at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m.

    Tickets: $40


    (New York Premiere)

    Music: Igor Stravinsky

    Performed by Fazil Say (piano 4-hands, on digital piano disclavier)

    Choreography: Shen Wei


    New York Premiere

    Music: Music of John Tavener and Tibetan Buddhist chants

    Choreography: Shen Wei


    Ohad Naharin, Artistic Director


    New York Premiere

    Music: Aaron Copland, Guem, Arvo Pärt, Rolf Wallin,

    Dani Makov, Avi Belleli, Ohad Naharin

    Choreography: Ohad Naharin

    New York State Theater

    Four performances

    Wednesday, July 23 at 8 p.m.

    Thursday, July 24 at 8 p.m.

    Friday, July 25 at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m.

    Tickets: $65, 55, 40, 25


    2003 New York Video Festival

    Walter Reade Theater

    July 23-27

    A co-presentation with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

    Tickets: Available at the Walter Reade Box Office or online at www.filmlinc.com in June or by phone at 212-496-3809 in July.

    Programs and artists subject to change



    For additional information on a specific Festival 2003 presentation, please contact the appropriate publicist (below). Please check the “Media Room” of Lincoln Center’s website for updates. Go to: www.lincolncenter.org/aboutLC/media_home.asp

    Eileen McMahon, Director, Publicity, 212/875-5391; [email protected]


    Daedong Gut (Korean Shaman Ritual)

    The Orphan of Zhao (English and Chinese versions)

    Heiner Goebbel’s Eislermaterial, Ensemble Modern

    Mythos, Itim Theatre Ensemble

    The Angel Project, Deborah Warner

    Marian Skokan, Manager, Publicity, 212/875-5386; [email protected]

    Dance Theatre of Harlem

    Batsheva Dance Company: Anaphaza

    Shen Wei Dance Arts

    Salvatore Sciarrino: Macbeth

    Music of Salvatore Sciarrino, New Juilliard Ensemble

    Prokofiev Marathon: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

    Eva Chien, Publicist, 212/875/5076; [email protected]

    Brazilian Music Festival


    High resolution (300 dpi) images for selected Festival events are available NOW on Lincoln Center’s website. Please go to www.lincolncenter.org/aboutLC/media_home.asp to register for access to the Photo Gallery and to download images. Additional images will be posted as they become available. If you have any questions, or need additional assistance, please contact

    Sarah Kerman, 212/875-5999, skerman @lincolncenter.org


    Press Room