Facebook Live: ‘A Day in the Life at Lincoln Center’

10/06/2016

For four decades “Live From Lincoln Center” has been a television standby. On Friday the arts complex will try something new: Think of it as “Facebook Live From Lincoln Center.”

Starting at 9 a.m. with the Juilliard School’s morning drama class and ending at 10:30 p.m. with the curtain call of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of “Falsettos” at the Walter Kerr Theater, the stream is being billed as “A Day in the Life at Lincoln Center,” featuring the 11 arts organizations that are based there.

It is the latest effort by an arts organization to try to tap the power of social media, and particularly Facebook, to connect with audiences. Last month the New York Philharmonic streamed its opening-night concert on Facebook Live. And on Thursday evening, Carnegie Hall will stream a main-stage concert on Facebook Live for the first time: It will share with medici.tv, which has been streaming select concerts from the hall since 2014, a webcast of its gala season-opening concert featuring Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

Lincoln Center said that its daylong Facebook lineup, which was subject to change, would include a 10:30 a.m. class at the School of American Ballet; a 1 p.m. tour of the Metropolitan Opera led by two singers, Ryan Speedo Green and Susanna Phillips; a 2:30 p.m. rehearsal at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; a 4 p.m. performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center by the pianist Elio Villafranca and the percussionist Abdou Mboup; a 5 p.m. performance by the pianist Lang Lang before his evening concert with the New York Philharmonic; and an 8 p.m. interview with the director Pedro Almodóvar about his new film, “Julieta,” which is screening at Lincoln Center as part of the New York Film Festival. Megan Fairchild, a principal dancer at New York City Ballet, will be followed throughout her day as she prepares for a performance.

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