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Lincoln Center Local Performances to be Held at Montclair Public Library

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Public Library has announced its summer 2016 lineup for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings series, which offers streams of programs from Lincoln Center’s growing digital content collection, including world-class performances from Live From Lincoln Center and other previous live events.

Chosen by the public, the following scheduled screenings will take place outside on the Main Library Plaza. Seating is provided first come, first served. In case of rain, the screenings will be held in the Main Library Auditorium.

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

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Wednesday, July 20 at 8pm

These guardians of Harlem’s musical traditions turn to the music of Basie, Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and Illinois Jacquet.

A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger 

Wednesday, August 31 at 8pm

An all-star lineup of friends and family gather to honor these leaders in folk music and activism. Pete and Toshi Seeger’s legacies run deep: from transforming the way we listen to our American roots to demanding social justice and successfully advocating for grassroots environmental change. Organized by their grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson, an all-star line-up of family and friends pays tribute to these leaders in folk music and activism. Featuring performances by Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Martha Redbone, Tom Chapin & The Chapin Sisters, Dar Williams & Dan Zanes, and speakers including Harry Belafonte and more.

Lincoln Center Local partners with local libraries to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to local neighborhoods. Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.

There is no registration for outdoor screenings. For more information, visit montclairlibrary.org/lincolncenter or call (973) 744-0500 ext. 2235.

About Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings

Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings, a program created by Lincoln Center Education and hosted by libraries and community centers, brings the best of Lincoln Center—world-renowned performances coupled with unparalleled educational resources—off its Manhattan-based campus and into communities anywhere. This Lincoln Center program provides high-definition screenings from the growing digital catalog of the world’s leading performing arts center. These music, dance, theater and opera performances come from recent live events at Lincoln Center, including the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and School of American Ballet, as well as past performances at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, American Song, and past broadcasts from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Live From Lincoln Center. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Local

About Montclair Public Library

Founded in 1893, the Montclair Public Library serves the citizens of Montclair, New Jersey through two facilities: the Main Library at 50 S. Fullerton Avenue and the Bellevue Branch at 185 Bellevue Avenue. The mission of the Montclair Public Library is to change lives every day through words, ideas, and community connections. The library’s vision is to be the place where community happens—the center of the Montclair community. 

 

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