New York City’s Lincoln Center has announced the 20th season of American Songbook, a celebration of the ever-expanding American musical canon, today (Nov. 1).
Kicking off in 2019 from Jan. 30 to March 4, the concert series will feature legendary songwriters, storytellers and singers from an array of musical backgrounds with the ultimate goal of praising multitalented performers.
The lineup will include notable musicians St Vincent (performing MassEducation), Oscar Isaac, Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive with guitarist Vilray, opera singer Joyce DiDonato, Vampire Weekend’s Rostam, avant pop-trio Son Lux, and Broadway royalties Christine Ebersole, Tony Yazbeck and Jose Llana.
Other performers include folk artist Gaby Moreno, Megan Mullaly and Stephanie Hunt on a special Nancy and Beth performance, singer and activist Jennifer Lewis, jazz artist Vuyo Sotashe and songwriters Desmond Child and Martha Plimpton’s tribute to Aimee Mann.
Tickets go on sale on Nov. 15 and are available on the institution’s official website along with the full schedule.
Pushing the boundaries of pop, alternative rock, soul, folk, jazz and theater, American Songbook aims to cross genres while delivering thoughtful messages of creative expression. The season will showcase unique artists and musical projects with 15 concerts at The Appel Room, Alice Tully Hall, and the David Rubenstein Atrium.