Juilliard Joins "Restart Stages at Lincoln Center" With Juilliard NOW

Thursday, Apr 22, 2021
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Juilliard Jazz presents the inaugural concert in the Alice Tully Hall Lobby
Juilliard Jazz presents the inaugural pop-up concert the Alice Tully Hall Lobby (photo: Claudio Papapietro)

Featuring Free Music, Dance, and Drama Events Outdoors at Lincoln Center’s Hearst Plaza and Damrosch Park Stages This Spring

Performances to Feature Pianist Emanuel Ax, Ulysses Quartet, and Avery Fisher Career Grant Winners Sterling Elliott and Kevin Zhu

NEW YORK –– Juilliard joins Restart Stages at Lincoln Center with Juilliard NOW featuring free music, dance, and drama performances. Restart Stages is a sweeping initiative that creates an outdoor performing arts center to kickstart the return of live performances. In this time of renewal and reopening in New York City, Juilliard NOW presents the next generation of performing artists at Lincoln Center as well as pop-up performances around New York City.

“We greatly look forward to joining Lincoln Center and our colleagues across the campus in this artistic celebration of New York City’s revival,” Juilliard’s president, Damian Woetzel, said. “Our students have demonstrated the resilience that is at the heart of our extraordinary city as they have excitingly transferred their artistry to virtual stages, including in our recent launch of Juilliard LIVE. But nothing compares to the vital importance of performing before live audiences, and we can’t wait for our reconnection in the weeks to come.”

Juilliard NOW—the school’s offerings in Restart Stages and elsewhere—kicks off Wednesday, May 12, at 1pm, with an open house showcasing performances by Juilliard acting students and jazz, chamber, and brass ensembles. A full list of performances appears below. They feature student artists from across all the school’s college divisions—dance, drama, and music—as well as the Preparatory Division, and they take place every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and some evenings and weekends. Additional pop-up performances will take place in the Alice Tully Hall Lobby, with sound amplified outside for passersby on Broadway. The pop-up concerts will be unannounced.

Free tickets to all May events will be made available through the TodayTix Lottery, the Official Ticketing Partner of Restart Stages. The TodayTix Lottery will open for entries two weeks before each performance and close at 1pm EDT one week prior to the performance. Attendees who secure tickets will be required to fill out a health survey, among other safety protocols. For more information, visit TodayTix.com or download the TodayTix app. No purchase is necessary to enter the TodayTix Lottery and reserve free tickets for these May performances. The prize value of tickets is $0. The odds of winning tickets depend on the number of eligible entries received. The TodayTix Lottery is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 or over. Complete official rules, prize description, and giveaway entry information will be available on the TodayTix and Lincoln Center websites.

All offerings will take place outdoors with safety protocols in place for artists, audiences, and staff. Click here to learn more about Lincoln Center’s visitor guidelines.

Advanced reservations are required for press. Please RSVP to [email protected], a minimum of seven days in advance of the performance.

 

Lincoln Center Restart Stages

Juilliard NOW May Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 12–Saturday, May 29

 

Wednesday, May 12, at 1pm

The Club at Hearst Plaza

Juilliard NOW: Open House

Juilliard kicks off the Restart Stages series with an open house that includes pieces presented by student actors, performances by Juilliard Jazz Ensembles, and performances by two students who are recent Avery Fisher Career Grant winners: cellist Sterling Elliott (with collaborative piano alumnus Luis Ortiz) and violinist Kevin Zhu (with piano alumnus Rohan de Silva).

 

Wednesday, May 12, at 5pm

The Club at Hearst Plaza

Juilliard NOW: Brass Quintets

Juilliard brass students who are coached by the members of Juilliard’s ensemble in residence, the internationally renowned American Brass Quintet, give this recital. The ABQ has commissioned works by leading composers who have contributed significantly to both contemporary chamber music and the foundation of the modern brass quintet repertoire. 

 

Thursday, May 13, at 1pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Music

A performance by the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble and additional chamber ensembles is to be announced. The Juilliard Percussion Ensemble, led by alumnus Daniel Druckman, a member of the New York Philharmonic, appears annually at Alice Tully Hall and has performed works by alumnus Steve Reich, George Crumb, and John Cage, among many others.

 

Thursday, May 13, at 7pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Dance, Composition, and Jazz

This evening of dance and music collaborations begins with FLARE, created by Juilliard students Ellexis Hatch, choreographer, and Horacio Fernández Vázquez, composer, as part of Juilliard’s annual Choreographers and Composers project. FLARE is followed by Juilliard Jazz and Juilliard Dance students partnering on a jam session. Juilliard Dance, directed by Alicia Graf Mack, develops artists of the 21st century trained in ballet, modern, and contemporary dance forms. Notable alumni of the program include Robert Battle, Pina Bausch, Jessica Lang, Lar Lubovitch, Andrea Miller, Ohad Naharin, Bebe Neuwirth, and Paul Taylor. Juilliard Jazz is led by director and alumnus Wynton Marsalis. Recent alumni include Creative Associate Jon Batiste, Kris Bowers, Aaron Diehl, Alexa Tarantino, and Immanuel Wilkins.  

 

Wednesday, May 19, at 1pm

The Club at Hearst Plaza

Juilliard NOW: Open House

Juilliard’s second open house features pieces presented by actors from the Drama Division, performances by Juilliard Jazz Ensembles, and additional performances to be announced. Since its inception five decades ago, Juilliard’s Drama Division has become one of the most respected and renowned programs for theater artists in the world. Notable alumni include Christine Baranski, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Chastain, Adam Driver, Viola Davis, Corey Hawkins, Oscar Isaac, Joaquina Kalukango, Kevin Kline, Laura Linney, Patti LuPone, Anthony Mackie, Wendell Pierce, Bradley Whitford, Finn Wittrock, and Samira Wiley. Juilliard Jazz is led by director and alumnus Wynton Marsalis. Recent alumni of the program include Creative Associate Jon Batiste, Kris Bowers, Aaron Diehl, Alexa Tarantino, and Immanuel Wilkins. 

 

Wednesday, May 19, at 5pm

The Club at Hearst Plaza

Juilliard NOW: Historical Performance

Juilliard Historical Performance presents baroque chamber music on period instruments. Historical Performance is the school’s graduate-level, full-tuition-scholarship program for early music. Students in the program work with such distinguished artists as William Christie, Richard Egarr, Robert Mealy, Rachel Podger, and Masaaki Suzuki, among many others. Its period-instrument ensemble, Juilliard415, has made significant contributions to musical life in New York and beyond. 

 

Thursday, May 20, at 12pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW

The future of music, dance, and drama is at Juilliard today. In this time of revival in New York City join us to cheer on the next generation of artists as we celebrate the resilience of our extraordinary city! Programming will be announced soon.

 

Thursday, May 20, at 4pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Drama

Juilliard Drama presents an hour of scenes from plays ranging from Shakespeare to new plays by its Playwright Fellows. Since its inception five decades ago, Juilliard’s Drama Division has become one of the most respected and renowned programs for theater artists in the world. Notable alumni include Christine Baranski, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Chastain, Adam Driver, Viola Davis, Corey Hawkins, Oscar Isaac, Joaquina Kalukango, Kevin Kline, Laura Linney, Patti LuPone, Anthony Mackie, Wendell Pierce, Bradley Whitford, Finn Wittrock, and Samira Wiley.

 

Thursday, May 20, at 8pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Jazz

Juilliard Jazz presents an evening showcasing the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra. Juilliard Jazz is led by director and alumnus Wynton Marsalis. Recent alumni of the program include Creative Associate Jon Batiste, Kris Bowers, Aaron Diehl, Alexa Tarantino, and Immanuel Wilkins. 

 

Wednesday, May 26, at 1pm

The Club at Hearst Plaza

Juilliard NOW: Open House

This open house features a program of opera arias, scenes, and song repertoire presented by students from Juilliard’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. It will also include a performance by the Ulysses Quartet, which serves as Juilliard’s graduate resident string quartet and whose members are Lisa Arnhold Fellows. One of the most prestigious programs for educating singers, the Marcus Institute offers young artists programs tailored to their talents and needs. Notable alumni include Simon Estes, Renée Fleming, Leontyne Price, Risë Stevens, Tatiana Troyanos, and Shirley Verrett as well as more recent graduates Paul Appleby, Julia Bullock, Sasha Cooke, John Holiday, Isabel Leonard, Erin Morley, Susanna Phillips, and Davóne Tines.

 

Wednesday, May 26, at 5pm

The Club at Hearst Plaza

Juilliard NOW: Piano Open House

This open house features soloist from Juilliard’s piano department. Juilliard’s piano department is the second-largest department within the school’s music division. At the heart of the program is a distinguished faculty whose members enjoy international recognition for their work as soloists, chamber musicians, and teachers. Alumni include Yefim Bronfman, Van Cliburn, Chick Corea, Jeremy Denk, and Joyce Yang, among many others. Stay tuned for a second Piano Open House coming in June, hosted by alumnus Emanuel Ax.

 

Thursday, May 27, at 4pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Vocal Arts

Juilliard presents bel canto arias and scenes featuring students from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. One of the most prestigious programs for educating singers, the Marcus Institute offers young artists programs tailored to their talents and needs. Notable alumni include Simon Estes, Renée Fleming, Leontyne Price, Risë Stevens, Tatiana Troyanos, and Shirley Verrett as well as more recent graduates Paul Appleby, Julia Bullock, Sasha Cooke, John Holiday, Isabel Leonard, Erin Morley, Susanna Phillips, and Davóne Tines.

 

Thursday, May 27, at 8pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Historical Performance

The Historical Performance department presents the period-instrument ensemble Juilliard415 in concert, led by conductor Ruben Valenzuela. Juilliard Historical Performance is the school’s graduate-level, full-tuition-scholarship program for early music. Students in the program work with such distinguished artists as William Christie, Richard Egarr, Robert Mealy, Rachel Podger, and Masaaki Suzuki, among many others. Juilliard415 has made significant contributions to musical life in New York and beyond. 

 

Saturday, May 29, at 1pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Preparatory Division

Join us for an afternoon featuring the orchestral ensembles of Juilliard’s Preparatory Division. The Preparatory Division, led by Weston Sprott, includes Juilliard Pre-College and the Music Advancement Program (MAP). Juilliard Pre-College offers a comprehensive conservatory-style music program for students ages 8 to 18 who exhibit the talent, potential, and ambition to pursue music study at the college level. MAP offers intermediate students with great musical potential a comprehensive curriculum, performance opportunities, and summer study partnerships that allow them to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Alumni of Juilliard Pre-College include conductors Marin Alsop and Alan Gilbert; pianists Emanuel Ax and Joyce Yang; violinists Pamela Frank and Itzhak Perlman; cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Astrid Schween; and composers Nicholas Britell (also a Creative Associate) and Marvin Hamlisch. MAP alumni include Carlos Henriquez, Nathalie Joachim, and Tito Munoz. 

 

Saturday, May 29, at 5pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Preparatory Division

Join us for an afternoon featuring the orchestral ensembles of Juilliard’s Preparatory Division. The Preparatory Division, led by Weston Sprott, includes Juilliard Pre-College and the Music Advancement Program (MAP). Juilliard Pre-College offers a comprehensive conservatory-style music program for students ages 8 to 18 who exhibit the talent, potential, and ambition to pursue music study at the college level. MAP offers intermediate students with great musical potential a comprehensive curriculum, performance opportunities, and summer study partnerships that allow them to pursue advanced music studies while developing their talents as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Alumni of Juilliard Pre-College include conductors Marin Alsop and Alan Gilbert; pianists Emanuel Ax and Joyce Yang; violinists Pamela Frank and Itzhak Perlman; cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Astrid Schween; and composers Nicholas Britell (also a Creative Associate) and Marvin Hamlisch. MAP alumni include Carlos Henriquez, Nathalie Joachim, and Tito Munoz.

 

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About The Juilliard School

Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. The school’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Located at Lincoln Center in New York City, Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama (acting and playwriting), and music (classical, jazz, historical performance, and vocal arts). Currently more than 800 artists from 43 states and 44 countries and regions are enrolled at Juilliard, where they appear in over 700 annual performances in the school’s five theaters; at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and David Geffen halls and at Carnegie Hall; as well as at other venues around New York City, the country, and the world. Beyond its New York campus, Juilliard is defining new directions in global performing arts education for a range of learners and enthusiasts through The Tianjin Juilliard School and K-12 educational curricula.

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