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Sila Breathes on Hearst Plaza

Sila Breathes on Hearst Plaza

On any given day, Hearst Plaza is all function. New Yorkers might stop by to eat their lunch, read a book, or meet a friend before a performance. But last weekend, Hearst Plaza, and specifically the Milstein Pool, was re-inaugurated as a performance space in its own right. As a commission for both Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the Mostly Mozart Festival, John Luther Adams created the mystical “Sila: The Breath of the World” specifically to be performed in Hearst Plaza. The percussionists were stationed all around the Pool, the woodwind and brass players on the Illumination Lawn, and some of the choir even waded into the Pool. All those in attendance were in awe of this uniquely site-specific work.

We love seeing Hearst Plaza celebrated in this way, opening our minds to new ways of utilizing the space. To hold your special event on Hearst Plaza at Lincoln Center, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 212.875.5037.

> Photo by Kevin Yatarola, Courtesy of WashingtonPost.com