Lincoln Center Presents: The Alice Tully Hall Festival

Classic Arts Features   Lincoln Center Presents: The Alice Tully Hall Festival
The date has finally arrived: on Feb. 22, after a dramatic 21-month transformation, Alice Tully Hall reopens with a two-week Festival of diverse programming. Audiences can expect such names as Steve Reich, Stew, the Emerson String Quartet, Jordi Savall and more.

The Festival: featuring eleven world, U.S., and New York premieres: will highlight the Hall's artistic range and showcase its prominence as one of New York's leading concert halls. Best of all, Festival tickets are available at $25 or less, and some events will be presented free of charge.

Programs range from Renaissance to 21st-century music, and among the many highlights are a Coming Home concert by the Chamber Music Society featuring the same Bach work played by Society musicians at the Hall's 1969 opening; an evening with American Songbook artist and Broadway star Stew; the opening night of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema from the Film Society; and a Juilliard Orchestra performance of Messaien's Des Canyons aux Etoiles, a work commissioned by Ms.Tully herself in 1974. In between are appearances by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the musically omnivorous ETHEL quartet, the Emerson String Quartet, pianist Leon Fleisher, period instrument conductor Philippe Herreweghe, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, tenor Mark Padmore, early music specialist Jordi Savall, and too many others to list here.

Visitors to the new Hall: which has been without a major renovation for nearly 40 years: will be welcomed by its soaring three-story high, glass-enclosed grand foyer with a public caf_, an expanded box office, and more restrooms. Inside, patrons will experience a new auditorium with innovative lighting that glows softly from translucent walls, custom theater seats, an automated film screen, and adjustable staging options.

Be among the first to experience a performance in the new Alice Tully Hall, and be a part of Lincoln Center history. For tickets and information, call CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or visit the homepage of and click on Opening Nights Festival.

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