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Juilliard NOW Continues at Restart Stages at Lincoln Center this June

Frank Hammel • News • May 21, 2021

Juilliard NOW announced its June lineup at Restart Stages at Lincoln Center featuring free music, dance, and drama performances.

More details from Juilliard (www.juilliard.edu):

Restart Stages is a sweeping initiative that has created 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. Information about the Juilliard NOW lineup for May, still in progress, is available here.

“Our students and audiences have waited over a year to come together for live performances,” Juilliard’s president, Damian Woetzel, said. “Each performance we have given at Restart Stages has carried deep meaning as to the vital importance of sharing artistic experiences with one another. We are so pleased to be joining our colleagues across the campus in celebrating the return of live performances and making them available free for the community.”

Juilliard NOW—the school’s offerings in Restart Stages and elsewhere—continues on Wednesday, June 2 at 1pm, with an open house featuring a program of opera arias and song repertoire, chamber music, and a dance selection choreographed by Bobbi Jene Smith. A full list of Juilliard NOW performances appears below and features student artists from across all the school’s college divisions—dance, drama, and music—as well as the Preparatory Division. They take place on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 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 June 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 three days prior to the performance at 12:59pm EDT. Attendees who secure tickets will be required to follow safety protocols. For more information, visit TodayTix.com or download the TodayTix app.

Lincoln Center Restart Stages

Juilliard NOW June Event Schedule

Wednesday, June 2–Monday, June 14

Wednesday, June 2, at 1pm

The Club at Hearst Plaza

Juilliard NOW: Open House

This open house features a program of opera arias and song repertoire presented by students from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and the collaborative piano department. The event will also include performances by Juilliard Dance and various chamber music ensembles. 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, June 3, at Noon

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Brass Ensemble

A performance of the Juilliard Brass Ensemble conducted by Joseph Alessi. At the heart of Juilliard’s brass department is an extraordinary faculty that includes distinguished soloists and principal chairs of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and other leading ensembles as well as the members of the American Brass Quintet, one of Juilliard’s resident faculty ensembles.

Thursday, June 3, at 5pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Vocal Arts and Historical Performance

Juilliard presents a one-hour program of selections from Handel’s Teseo, performed by singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and members of the period-instrument ensemble Juilliard415, conducted by Gary Thor Wedow with concert staging by Stephen Wadsworth.

Saturday, June 5, at 3pm

The Club at Hearst Plaza

Juilliard NOW: Preparatory Division

An afternoon featuring chamber ensembles from 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.

Thursday, June 10, at 4pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Piano Open House With Emanuel Ax

Juilliard alumnus and faculty member Emanuel Ax hosts and performs at a piano showcase. 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, Simone Dinnerstein, Stephen Hough, and Joyce Yang, among many others.

Thursday, June 10, at 8pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Historical Performance

The Historical Performance department closes the academic year with Handel’s Water Music performed by the period-instrument ensemble Juilliard415 led by violinist and director Robert Mealy. 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, Rachel Podger, and Masaaki Suzuki, among many others. The group tours frequently and has performed on five continents since its founding in 2009.

Saturday, June 12, at Noon

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Preparatory Division

An afternoon featuring large ensembles from 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.

Saturday, June 12, at 4pm

The Club at Hearst Plaza

Juilliard NOW: Preparatory Division

An afternoon featuring large ensembles from 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.

Monday, June 14, at 8pm

The Restart Stage at Damrosch Park

Juilliard NOW: Continuum

As we emerge from the pandemic, the challenges and achievements of the past year are absorbed into our ongoing history. In this program, directed by faculty member Stephen Wadsworth, Juilliard celebrates that continuum—reflecting through music, dance, and drama on our epic year, reconnecting live, and forging ahead with joy and purpose.

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