Use of New York City subway system. Walking approximately 1 mile; city streets and sidewalks.
In the hotel breakfast room, choose what you like from the breakfast buffet with milk, juice, and coffee included.
We’ll be joined by an architectural historian for a presentation on the history of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Lincoln Center today is the world’s largest performing arts complex but it started out as a 1960s urban renewal project. We’ll learn how the competing forces of New York City politics, warring architects, community displacement, and even the space race informed the creation of this storied development that is much more than a collection of theaters and performance halls. We’ll then be joined by a music expert for an introduction to the New York Philharmonic and background on tonight’s concert.
At the hotel, we’ll have boxed lunches with a choice of sandwich or salad, chips, sweet treat, fruit, water.
We’ll walk from the hotel across the street and take the subway up to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where we will meet an educator for an insider’s look at some of the performance facilities. We’ll also learn about Lincoln Center’s constituent arts organizations.
At a neighborhood restaurant, we’ll have a plated meal with coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.
At Lincoln Center, we will attend a performance by The New York Philharmonic in David Geffen Hall. Paul Lewis joins conductor Daniel Harding to perform Grieg's unabashedly romanic Piano Concerto, which dazzles with hints of Norwegian melodies. Then Strauss's Alpine Symphony takes us on a musical mountain hike. The Strauss piece requires an astounding 125 musicians and 'instruments' such as wind & thunder machines, cow bells and bird calls.