Spring Series at MPL

The Lincoln Center Local screening series continue at Montclair Public Library for the winter and spring of 2017 featuring unbelievable performances.

Montclair Public Library presents their new lineup for spring.

Montclair Public Library has announced its winter and spring 2017 lineup of Lincoln Center Local screenings series. This entails a streaming of programs from Lincoln Center’s growing digital content collection, including world-class performances from Live From Lincoln Center and other previous live events.

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    Photo courtesy of Montclair Public Library.

    Voices of a People’s History of the United States
    Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.
    (This is a screening of Voices of a People’s History of the United States filmed at Lincoln Center on Nov. 5, 2015. Run-time: 1 hour,  30 minutes)

    This Lincoln Center commission commemorates the 35th anniversary of Howard Zinn’s seminal book, A People’s History of the United States, with music and spoken-word performances that will bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people in the book: those who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight-hour work day, advancing women’s rights and gay liberation and struggling to right the wrongs of the day.

    Actors Susan Pourfar, Brian Jones, Viggo Mortensen, Kathleen Chalfant, Fatou Thiam and Peter Sarsgaard with musicians Allison Moorer, Stew, Teddy Thompson and Hayes Carll bring to life original source materials from the rebels, dissenters, and visionaries of our past—and present. With narration by Anthony Arnove, co-editor with Howard Zinn of Voices of a People’s History of the United States and author of the introduction to the new 35th-anniversary edition of A People’s History of the United States.

    Voices seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. This free performance kicks off a year-long project with New York City students at the High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry, a New York City public school located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus, co-founded by Lincoln Center Education. Some of tonight’s artists will be helping students to engage with this history and develop their own interpretations of these incredible stories, culminating in a performance of their own work at the Atrium on May 19, 2016.

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    Photo courtesy of Susan Rosenberg Jones.

    Rebecca Naomi Jones
    Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
    (This is a screening of a performance recorded on April 4, 2014 Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Run-time: 48 minutes)

    Appearing in some of the best new rock musicals including Passing Strange and American Idiot, this dynamic pop-rock powerhouse is an unparalleled leader of the new Broadway generation.

  • Act One
    Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m.
    (This is a screening of a performance on Nov. 13, 2015. Run-time: two hours, 19 minutes)In Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony-nominated Best Play, three time Tony winner James Lapine re-imagines Moss Hart’s captivating memoir for the stage with a cast led by Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin and Santino Fontana.
  • Danish String Quartet: A Little Night Music
    Monday, May 15 at 7 p.m.
    (This is a screening of a performance recorded on Aug. 7, 2015 at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. Run-time: 53 minutes)One of the most exciting young string quartets on the world stage arrives at the Kaplan Penthouse for its Mostly Mozart debut with a fascinating program that beings with Mozart’s arrangements of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier followed by Thomas Adès’s kaleidoscopic fantasy Arcadiana and Beethoven’s earth-moving Grosse Fugue.

All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. For more information, visit montclairlibrary.org/lincolncenter or call 973-744-0500 ext. 2235.

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