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Lincoln Center Announces Programming for White Light Festival 2012 logo
Malavika Sarukkai
(courtesy of the company)
Lincoln Center has announced the programming for the White Light Festival 2012, which will run October 18-November 18. The festival will focus on music's capacity to illuminate our interior lives.

The festival will feature 27 performances and events as well as post-performance White Light Lounges, where performers and audience members can meet and talk. On October 18, the festival will kick off with a free concert of ghazal and Punjabi folk songs performed by Kiran Ahluwalia. Closing the festival on November 18 will be Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra interpretation of Gustav Mahler's Ninth Symphony.

Other festival highlights will include the U.S. premiere of Rian, performed by Ireland's Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre (November 8-10); virtuoso Wang Li playing jaw harps and calabash flute(October 25); the N.Y. premiere of choreographer Akram Khan's Vertical Road (October 23-24); Cameron Carpenter playing Bach on the Alice Tully Hall organ (October 28); Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, conducted by Matthias Pintscher and performed by pianist Emanuel Ax, members of the New York Philharmonic, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford, and tenor Russell Thomas (November 4); Cosmic Pulses, performed by percussionist Stuart Gerber and sound projectionist Joe Drew (October 30); the U.S. debut of the Latvian Radio Choir (November 16); Mary Chapin Carpenter singing from her new album (October 26); Heiner Goebbels' I went to the house but did not enter featuring the Hilliard Ensemble (November 13-14); and more.


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