Damon Albarn, John Zorn and More Compose Works for Lincoln Center Festival
Nigel Redden, the director of the Lincoln Center Festival, has announced the lineup for this year’s event, which will be held from July 6-28. The festival will take place at six venues both on and off the Lincoln Center campus in New York and will feature 62 performances from musicians and ensembles from ten countries. The festival will open on July 6 with a performance of “Monkey: Journey to the West,” a music theatre work based on the 16th century Chinese folktale “Journey to the West,” directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, composed by Damon Albarn (of Blur/Gorillaz) and designed/animated by Jamie Hewlett (of Gorillaz). There will be 27 performances of “Monkey” over the course of the festival.
Other notable performances will include “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” a production from Paris’ Théâtre de l’Atelier directed by John Malkovich as well as “Sinead O’Connor: The Gospel Sessions,” which will feature the Irish singer/songwriter’s exploration of American soul gospel music. There will also be two concerts entitled “Zorn@60” on July 18 and 20, which will feature a variety of artists performing John Zorn’s compositions for vocal quintet and his cycle of string quartets. Among the performers will be vocalists Abby Fischer, Kirsten Sollek and Melissa Hughes along with Jack Quartet, The Alchemy Quartet and Brooklyn Rider.
Single tickets go on sale on April 8 and a full calendar of Lincoln Center Festival events can be viewed here.