Summer at Lincoln Center

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Summer for the culturally inclined can mean a European artcation. But airfare and hotel rooms are so expensive. That’s where Lincoln Center Festival comes in. Since it began in 1996, this multidisciplinary buffet has given us precious glimpses into live art from around the globe. We have seen Islamic religious plays, avant-garde opera, huge resources devoted to Beckett, Pinter and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Modern dance, ballet and experimental hybrids are well represented, as are musical performances that expand the boundaries of the concert hall.


In short, Lincoln Center Festival is the must-attend event for culture vultures. This year’s lineup is gathered from all over the world: world-class ballet from Moscow; Kabuki theater from Japan; French avant-garde drama by way of Australia; and the New York premiere of a stunning opera about the Holocaust. If you hunger for more than CGI at the multiplex, the festival is a prime destination.


But that’s not the only event drawing crowds to 65th and Broadway. Lincoln Center also offers outdoor dancing and concerts at Midsummer Night Swing (June 24–July 12), free dance, music and spoken word all summer at Out of Doors and a festival of great classical music at Mostly Mozart (July 25–Aug 23). It’s a round-trip ticket for your mind.


Lincoln Center Festival

Spanning nations and artistic disciplines, this is the perfect way to see music, dance, theater and opera from around the world.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Soak up acclaimed musical talent and dance performances for free, under open skies.

Midsummer Night Swing

Lincoln Center’s outdoor music and dance festival, Midsummer Night Swing 2014, returns for more heady fun.

Mostly Mozart Festival

Under the artistic direction of Louis Langrée, the annual Mostly Mozart festival brings top-notch classical musicians to the Lincoln Center campus.



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