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The Lincoln Center, situated in the heart of New York City, is a bastion of artistic expression, showcasing the finest in music, dance, and theater. This November 2023, it continues its tradition of offering a diverse array of performances that cater to various tastes and age groups. From reimagined classics to cutting-edge compositions, Lincoln Center promises a musical journey that will leave you spellbound. Here’s a preview of some of the exciting events lined up for this month.

1. “The Sound of (Black) Music” – November 9, 2023

On Thursday, November 9, Lincoln Center presents “The Sound of (Black) Music” at Alice Tully Hall. This unique event, presented by Electric Root, is a reimagining of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Gospel, funk, soul, and Afrobeat combine to create a performance that will transport you to the heart of a vibrant musical journey. This event is perfect for kids, teens, and families looking to explore the rich tapestry of Black music.

2. “FUTUROS, New Ideas in Composition” – November 9, 2023

The same night, in collaboration with New Latin Wave, Lincoln Center brings you “FUTUROS, New Ideas in Composition” at the David Rubenstein Atrium. Featuring stefa marin alarcon, LOPEZLOPEZ, and Isabel Crespo Pardo, this event showcases the cutting edge of Latinx composition. This promises to be an exciting and innovative performance, highlighting the diversity of contemporary music.

3. “Lincoln Center Moments” – November 15, 2023

On Wednesday, November 15, don’t miss “Lincoln Center Moments” at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Presented by Ballet Hispánico in collaboration with Community Arts Partnerships, this is a dance workshop where you can engage and immerse yourself in the world of Hispanic dance. Registration is required, so be sure to secure your spot and experience the magic of dance up close.

4. “Jungle Book Reimagined” – November 16, 2023

On Thursday, November 16, the Lincoln Center presents “Jungle Book Reimagined” at the Rose Theater. Choreographer Akram Khan offers a fresh perspective on the classic tale from the vantage point of a young girl facing the consequences of climate change. This performance is a striking fusion of dance, music, and theater that will captivate your senses and leave you pondering the world around us.

5. “¡VAYA!” – November 17, 2023

Friday, November 17, is your chance to experience the electrifying merengue rhythms of Freily eL F’ and his band at the David Rubenstein Atrium. As part of “¡VAYA!”, this evening of social dance promises to be a high-energy, unforgettable event. So, put on your dancing shoes and immerse yourself in the infectious joy of merengue.

6. “Philip Glass’s The Complete Piano Etudes” – November 19, 2023

On Sunday, November 19, Lincoln Center presents a rare and extraordinary musical experience. Enjoy all 20 of Philip Glass’s etudes performed by 10 pianists at the Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall. This is a remarkable celebration of contemporary piano works that will transport you to the 21st century and beyond.

7. “Selections from Philip Glass’s Piano Etudes” – November 20, 2023

Monday, November 20, offers a one-night-only engagement at the Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall. Join the Lincoln Center Fall Gala Celebration 2023 to raise crucial funds supporting Free and Choose-What-You-Pay programs that make the arts more accessible to all New Yorkers. Enjoy selections from Philip Glass’s Piano Etudes and contribute to the cultural richness of the city.

8. “La Banda Chuska” – November 21, 2023

Finally, on Tuesday, November 21, Brooklyn’s La Banda Chuska takes the stage at the David Rubenstein Atrium. They play tropical post-punk psychedelic surf music with a Peruvian cumbia twist. Whether you attend in person or livestream the performance, it’s an experience that will take you on a global musical journey.

In a city known for its cultural diversity and artistic innovation, Lincoln Center stands out as a beacon of creative excellence. This November, make sure to explore the world of music and performance at the Lincoln Center, where each event promises to be a remarkable chapter in your musical journey. From the reimagining of classics to the emergence of new voices in composition, these events are sure to leave a lasting impression on all who attend. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of art and music this November at the Lincoln Center

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