Until August 1st, an eclectic mix of music will be playing from the speakers at Josie Robertson Plaza. The recently launched initiative is called Sounds of Lincoln Center. The music can be enjoyed from Tuesday through Saturday, between 12-4pm and 5-9pm. A representative from Lincoln Center tells us that music will end a bit earlier on the evenings of July 29 and 31.
The various playlists cover genres including classical, reggae, jazz, musical favorites, opera, chamber music and more.
These playlists were created by The Juilliard School, The New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, NYCB and SAB, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Opera, Chamber Music Society, Bronx Music Heritage Center, and the Korean Cultural Center of New York.
As Lincoln Center performances have been put on pause due to the COVID-19 crisis, this is one way to bring yourself back to NYC’s days of live music and theater, while imagining the not too distant day they will return.
“During the day, we’re filling our iconic plaza with music of joy, beauty, comfort, grief, and hope; music that reminds us of the power of the live arts to speak to our current reality and to help us imagine new futures ahead. All of the organizations at Lincoln Center have contributed to these playlists, as well as staff and community partners.”
In addition to enjoying the music outdoors, the playlists have been made available digitally.Learn more here.Get the Upper West Side newsletter: