In my role as a freelance musician in New York City, I’ve been very fortunate to perform frequently at Lincoln Center. Bustling almost every night with offerings of ballet, opera, classical symphonic music and film, this mecca of the arts is situated in the heart of the Upper West Side.
Last night, braving the frigid temperatures, I arrived a little earlier for my performance in the New York City Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty so that I could capture the hustle and bustle of the theater-goers.
Taxis deposited patrons at the foot of the plaza steps…
Of course, some of the people gathered on the plaza were just tourists braving the wind and chill for a little sight-seeing and photos ops by the fountain.
(What with the bitter cold, the water looked frozen in time.)
With numb fingers and only 25 minutes ’til curtain, I made my way to the Koch Theatre Stage door to warm up.
I’ll be there. Will you?