2016 Season

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Kanze Noh Theatre

Okina and Hagoromo

July 13

Grand Master Kiyokazu Kanze leads one of the oldest Noh companies in a rare performance outside Japan. Learn More »

Okina and Hagoromo

Paradise Interrupted

July 13–16

A 16th-century Ming Dynasty romance inspires an empowering tale of self-actualization in this visually stunning chamber opera. Learn More »

Paradise Interrupted

Kanze Noh Theatre

Sumida Gawa, Busshi, Shakkyo

July 14

Grand Master Kiyokazu Kanze performs the role of the madwoman searching for her lost child in the tragic Sumida Gawa. Learn More »

Sumida Gawa, Busshi, Shakkyo

Kanze Noh Theatre

Hagoromo, Kaki Yamabushi, Sumida Gawa

July 15

Grand Master Kiyokazu Kanze performs the role of the madwoman searching for her lost child in the tragic Sumida Gawa. Learn More »

Hagoromo, Kaki Yamabushi, Sumida Gawa

Goran Bregović
Wedding and Funeral Orchestra

July 15 and 16

Ten years after his U.S. debut at Lincoln Center Festival 2006, the Balkan superstar returns to Lincoln Center for another boisterous affair. Learn More »

Goran Bregović
Wedding and Funeral Orchestra

Reich/Reverberations

Drumming

July 16

The acclaimed quartet Sō Percussion brings its “impressive vitality” (Washington Post) to Reich’s 1971 breakthrough work. Learn More »

Drumming

Kanze Noh Theatre

Okina and Aoi No Ue

July 16

Grand Master Kiyokazu Kanze performs the oldest Noh drama in a rare performance outside Japan. Learn More »

Okina and Aoi No Ue

Kanze Noh Theatre

Hagoromo, Busshi, Aoi No Ue

July 16

Grand Master Kiyokazu Kanze plays the vengeful phantom in Zeami Motokiyo’s ghost story Aoi No Ue, adapted from The Tales of Genji. Learn More »

Hagoromo, Busshi, Aoi No Ue

Kanze Noh Theatre

Okina and Shakkyo

July 17

Experience a rare U.S. performance of the oldest Noh drama by Grand Master Kiyokazu Kanze. Learn More »

Okina and Shakkyo

Reich/Reverberations

Different Trains, Triple Quartet, WTC 9/11

July 19

Ensemble Signal conducted by Brad Lubman and JACK Quartet explore Reich’s fascinating pieces for string quartet. Learn More »

Different Trains, Triple Quartet, WTC 9/11

Takarazuka

CHICAGO

July 20–24

All female, all Japanese, and “All That Jazz.” Learn More »

CHICAGO

C.I.C.T. / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

July 20–24

Experience this “delectable and funny” (Le Monde) staging of Molière’s masterpiece, first performed for the Sun King at Versailles. Learn More »

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Shakespeare’s Globe

The Merchant of Venice

July 20–24

Double Olivier and Tony Award–winner Jonathan Pryce is Shylock in this critically acclaimed production from Shakespeare’s Globe. Learn More »

The Merchant of Venice

Reich/Reverberations

Double Sextet and Music for 18 Musicians

July 21

Lincoln Center Festival’s Steve Reich series culminates in two dazzling works at the pinnacle of the composer’s oeuvre. Learn More »

Double Sextet and Music for 18 Musicians

Wang Li and Wu Wei

July 23

In what seems like an act of sorcery, two ancient musical instruments are resurrected in this singular collaboration. Learn More »

Wang Li and Wu Wei

1927

Golem

July 26–31

The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man … but in man becoming more like machine. Learn More »

Golem

The National Ballet of Canada

The Winter’s Tale

July 28–31

Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s take on Shakespeare’s late romance is the work of an artistic visionary hitting his stride. Learn More »

The Winter’s Tale

Sō Percussion: Trilogy

Reich, Dessner, Lang

July 28

The “smart and dazzling” new-music quartet (Village Voice) performs a stunning collection of music by three of today’s top living composers. Learn More »

Reich, Dessner, Lang

Sō Percussion: Trilogy

Xenakis, Ergun, Trueman

July 29

The specific timbres of metal are at the heart of this performance, which features a classic piece alongside more contemporary works. Learn More »

Xenakis, Ergun, Trueman

Sō Percussion: Trilogy

Cage, Lansky, Mackey

July 30

Creatively used found objects, exotic artifacts, and traditional instruments expand the sound palette in pieces by three ingenious composers. Learn More »

Cage, Lansky, Mackey

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