Time: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Instructors: [Independent Producer]

Event Information

San Juan Hill, A New York Story
Sounds of San Juan Hill w/Etienne Charles
Sat, Oct 8, 2pm & 8pm

Co-presented by Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic
Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Composed by Etienne Charles
Performed by Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, and the NY Philharmonic

The anticipated reopening of David Geffen Hall kicks off with concerts featuring Etienne Charles' new work, San Juan Hill: A New York Story-performed by Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, and the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden.

An immersive multimedia work, San Juan Hill: A New York Story transports the audience via music, visuals, and original first-person accounts of the history of the San Juan Hill neighborhood and the indigenous and immigrant communities that populated the land in and around where Lincoln Center resides. A multitude of musical elements-from Ragtime, Jazz, Stride piano, Swing, Blues, Mambo, Paseo, Antillean Waltz, Calypso, Funk, Disco, and Hip Hop-are woven together with historical film and present-day interviews to showcase the myriad musical styles and culture that were brought to New York by migrants from the south and the Caribbean. In addition to his band, Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, Charles is working with a range of artists and academics on this commission, including special guests Carl Hancock Rux, Elena Pinderhughes, DJ Logic, and collaborating with playwright Eljon Wardally, video artist Maya Cozier, graffiti/visual artist Wicked GF (Gary Fritz), visual artist Bayete Ross Smith, and historian Julia Foulkes, among others.

San Juan Hill: A New York Story combines the past with the present, laying the foundation for our community to build a new future for Lincoln Center. In the leadup to the premiere, Charles, Lincoln Center, and the New York Philharmonic are partnering for a series of conversations and workshops that will explore the preservation and transformation of culture, gentrification, community activism, as well as resilience in resistance to adversity, in collaboration with Weeksville Heritage Center, National Jazz Museum in Harlem, and others.

. Tickets are available on a Choose-What-You-Pay basis, starting at $5 per ticket.
. In addition, a limited number of FREE tickets will be available the day of the performances at the Welcome Center at David Geffen Hall.
Details, Tickets & Map

Location: Lincoln Center/ Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall

10 Lincoln Center Plaza NYC