Lincoln Center and Central Park have released their schedules for free concerts this summer, and there are more than 100 to look forward to!
From July 25 until August 12, Lincoln Center will present its Out of Doors festival, with concerts throughout the Lincoln Center campus. “100 free performances will take place across the plazas of Lincoln Center. Seventeen premieres and debuts highlight the three weeks of this latest edition of one of the country’s longest-running, free, outdoor festivals.” Here’s the full schedule and here are some highlights:
●Phil Kline’s dreamcitynine – festival-long GPS-based audio app installation plus live performance
●Art meets sport this Olympics summer with Kimmo Pohjonen’s Accordion Wrestling dance theater piece featuring the accordion experimentalist and ten Finnish wrestlers
●Los Irreales de Ondatrópica – Quantic and Frente Cumbiero lead an intergenerational all-star gathering of Colombian musicians
●Celebrated Turkish psych-folk icon, singer Selda Bağcan, highlights Istanbulive
●The Bad Plus: On Sacred Ground – Re-envisioning Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
●Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble – German minimal techno group’s chamber orchestra
●Polyglot Theatre’s Tangle – site-specific, audience-created installation and kids’ “play space”
The City Parks Foundation, meanwhile, announced the schedule for SummerStage, its summer-long series of (mostly) free concerts. Events take place throughout the city, but here’s the schedule for the ones at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, including everything from rock to klezmer to a Guthrie Family Reunion.
Photo of Angelique Kidjo at SummerStage by heartonastick.