Isabelle Faust, violin - A Little Night Music at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
212-875-5000 mostlymozart.org Ages: All Ages
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Enjoy the summer's finest recitals and chamber music in these intimate, hour-long performances accompanied by starry views of New York and a complimentary glass of wine.
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Nick Lowe cut his teeth in the UK punk and new wave scenes (producing The Damned and Elvis Costello's early albums) and then gained notoriety as a revered pop songsmith (thanks to gems like "Cruel to Be Kind"). His gift has borne real fruit in his mature, recent work. After forty years of writing songs, Lowe has it down to an art, creating and delivering clever rockabilly-powered tunes, bittersweet ballads, and songs worthy of midcentury country at its best. Catch the legendary rock and roll band, in their last show before retirement. Founded by Buddy Holly in the Texas panhandle, The Crickets know their way around Western swing, good old-fashioned rockabilly, and country, but became the founding fathers of rock. With fans from Waylon Jennings to Keith Richards (The Stones got their name from a Crickets song), this landmark group's influence is hard to overstate, with hits like "Peggy Sue" and players who are regularly cited as rock's best. After making a name for himself in the Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell has struck out on his own. A native of soul and rock hotspot of Mussel Shoals, AL, the guitarist and songwriter comes from a long line of Southern musicians and finds a clarity and honesty that echoes the best of classic country and rock.
Venue Description: The world's leading performing arts center and home to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet.