From Mozart kitchen timers and high-end headphones to tickets and memberships, we’ve got something for all the performing arts lovers in your life. And you can feel good knowing that every purchase from this list supports the amazing artistic and educational work done by Lincoln Center’s 11 resident organizations. 

1. Ballet: Photographs of the New York City Ballet by Henry Leutwyler
Available online

Price: From $88
This stunning hardcover book featuring 270 images is an unprecedented look at New York City Ballet, from Company class to curtain calls. The $500 limited-edition book signed by acclaimed photographer Henry Leutwyler and Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins includes a non-published 6.5" x 10" pigment print of Jerome Robbins’s In the Night featuring Wendy Whelan and Jared Angle (Leutwyler signed and numbered).

2. Film Comment subscription
Available online

Price: $29.95 for 1 year (6 issues)
Nobody can call themselves a serious movie lover without their very own subscription to Film Comment magazine. And because the conversation continues regardless of where you are, check out the new Film Comment app featuring issues from the past year, exclusive content, archival features, and more—only $9.99 for the whole year. Back issues make great gifts, too!

3. Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry by Leonard Slatkin
Available online
and at The Juilliard Store
Price: $27.99
A glimpse into several aspects of the music world, Leading Tones is intended not only for musicians but also for the music lover who wishes to know more about what goes into being a conductor. Limited supply of author-signed copies available.  

4. The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, illustrated by Valeria Docampo
Available online
Price: $25 each
New York City Ballet and Simon & Schuster have teamed up to create two children's storybooks based on the beloved Tchaikovsky ballets—George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® and The Sleeping Beauty. Beautifully illustrated by Valeria Docampo, the storylines of these gorgeous picture books are inspired by the choreography, characters, and scenery from the actual New York City Ballet productions.

5. Pocket Music Theory by Keith Wyatt and Carl Schroeder
Available online
and at The Juilliard Store
Price: $8
A must-have for any music student, this compact book provides a step-by-step guide to harmony and theory for every musician.

1. Brandenburg Concertos: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Available online
and for download on iTunes and Amazon
Price: $20
The Chamber Music Society’s annual performances of Bach’s masterpieces have been named a “New York holiday staple” by the New York Times. This stunning recording allows listeners to enjoy these festive works all year long.

2. Maria Callas: The Live Recordings
Available online
and at the Met Opera Shop
Price: $120
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of her death in Paris, Warner Classics presents the Maria Callas Live Remastered Edition: a deluxe 42-CD box set drawing together the great soprano’s live opera and recital recordings, with the invaluable inclusion of 12 roles she never recorded in the studio. These 20 complete operas and five filmed recitals on Blu-ray have been newly remastered from the highest-quality source material, with the cutting-edge technology of Studio Art et Son in Paris.

3. Handful of Keys: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Available online
Price: $14.98
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guests take you through 100 years of jazz piano on Handful of Keys. Star pianists Joey Alexander, Dick Hyman, Myra Melford, Helen Sung, Isaiah J. Thompson, and the JLCO’s own Dan Nimmer grab hold of all 88 keys and reveal the full breadth of the piano’s evolution over the 20th century. 

4. Lincoln Center at the Movies presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
Available online
Price: $27
Sit by the fire, sip a hot chocolate, and experience New York City Ballet’s classic production of a holiday favorite from the comfort of your own living room with this beautifully produced DVD. 

5. New York Philharmonic Master & Dynamic Cordless Headphones with Pre-selected Playlist
Available online
and at Bergdorf Goodman (754 5th Avenue)
Price: Headphones, $550; Amadeus: Live package, $2000
In addition to featuring the New York Philharmonic in one of its renowned holiday windows, Bergdorf Goodman will offer Philharmonic-branded Master & Dynamic MW60 cordless headphones with a pre-selected playlist curated by the Philharmonic, and a ticket package for Amadeus: Live (April 14) that includes two tickets and the exclusive chance to meet the artists backstage.

6. New York Philharmonic – 175th Anniversary Edition, 65-CD Compilation
Available online
and at the New York Philharmonic’s Gift Kiosk at David Geffen Hall (open pre-concert and during intermission)
Price: $155
Sony Classical celebrates the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary with this 65-CD compilation of the orchestra’s recordings from 1917 to 1995. The compilation centers on symphonic works led by Philharmonic music directors, including Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, and Bruno Walter—and distinguished guests such as Thomas Beecham, Luciano Berio, and Igor Stravinsky.

7. DVD: Simple Gifts: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village
Available online

Price: $19.99
Live From Lincoln Center presents The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center from Kentucky’s historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. This special event captures the unique intimacy of a chamber music performance in a restored tobacco barn, featuring Aaron Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring alongside works by American composers, including Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Samuel Barber, and Stephen Foster.

8. Juilliard String Quartet • Beethoven—Davidovsky—Bartók
Available online
or at The Juilliard Store
Price: $14.99
This latest release from the Juilliard String Quartet is being sold exclusively at The Juilliard Store. Founded in 1946 and considered by many to be “the quintessential American string quartet,” the ensemble delivers a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring.

1. Brandenburg Concertos Ornament 
Available online

Price: $12
Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos are a holiday tradition at the Chamber Music Society. Commemorate this annual experience with a holiday ornament and start a tradition of your own. Each year, a different instrument from the Brandenburg Concertos is featured as an ornament. Add the 2017 edition—the French horn—to your collection. Past years are available, too! 

2. Die Zauberflöte Archival Pigment Print by Mark Podwal
Available online
and at the Met Opera Shop
Price: $250
Created exclusively for the Met by artist Mark Podwal, this colorful archival print reflects his interpretation of Mozart’s delightful opera, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).

3. The Eye of New York City Ballet
Available online

Price: $70 
Originally exhibited as a 6,500-square-foot floor mural for NYCB's 2014 Art Series at Lincoln Center, internationally acclaimed photographer JR’s “Eye,” created with 81 dancers from the Company, has been turned into this special-edition poster print.

4. Gingerbread Snowman Lighted House
Available online
and at the Met Opera Shop
Price: $75
Fashioned after a real gingerbread house and reminiscent of the set and costume designs seen in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel, this festive tabletop display glows from within through the use of LED lighting powered by LR44 batteries with a timer.

5. Junk Rocks Glass
Available online

Price: $20
This 11-ounce rocks glass features the current play, Junk, and Lincoln Center Theater logos.

6. Mozart Kitchen Timer
Available online
and at The Juilliard Store
Price: $17.50
This 60-minute timer plays Mozart’s “Rondo Alla Turca” when time is up.

7. Prints from The New York Public Library’s Digital Collections
Available online

Price: From $59.99
Have your favorite images from The New York Public Library’s digital collection transformed into a framed print, a stretched canvas, a vintage wood sign, or a wall mural. Fans of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® may like Martha Swope’s gorgeous black-and-white photographs of New York City Ballet’s 1954 premiere production.

8. Limited Edition Prints from Lincoln Center Visual Arts
Available online

Prints from $500
Browse works by contemporary artists including John Baldessari, Mel Bochner, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Karen Kilimnik, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Terry Winters, and others. Buy with code LCHOLIDAY17 and save 30% on prints.
Looking for someone special? Browse the Curated Collection.

9. Lincoln Center Welcome Mug
Available at The Juilliard Store
Price: $15
The illuminated steps that lead you to the Lincoln Center plaza and welcome visitors in nearly 200 languages is the inspiration behind this multilingual, matte black "welcome" mug.

1. G-Clef Cookie Cutter
Available online
and at The Juilliard Store
Price: $8
Bake some musical holiday cookies with this unique cookie cutter. Perfect for musicians, cookie lovers, and caroling parties! 

2. Jamstik+ The SmartGuitar
Available online
and at the Met Opera Shop
Price: $329
The jamstik is a portable digital guitar that connects to your favorite Apple device. It uses light to scan your fingers as you play with real strings on real frets.

3. Musical Dominoes
Available online
and at The Juilliard Store
Price: $40
This unique game tests your knowledge of musical notation. Comes in gift boxes, and includes instructions and details of musical terms. 

4. Windsor Prose Calligraphy Set
Available online
and at the Met Opera Shop
Price: $70
A writer's dream. Contents include inks, styluses, nibs, seal wax, sealing tools, and brass and wood seals in a
French-finish box.

5. Violet Flower Fairy Dress with Halo and Wand
Available online
and at the Met Opera Shop
Price: $38
Let your little one's imagination run wild in this enchanting three-piece violet fairy outfit featuring a royal purple satin top, adorned with organza flowers of the same color and dazzling sequins in a diamond pattern.

1. Bach Sleep Mask
Available online
and at The Juilliard Store
Price: $20
Wake up well tempered with this stylish sheet music–print sleep mask.  

2. Cypriot Gold Shield Post Earrings
Available online
and at the Met Opera Shop
Price: $45
These stunning earrings are inspired by classical Greek and Roman jewelry, which evolved during the Hellenistic period into more lavish designs. Made of gold-finished pewter, they are shaped in the form of a shield, adorned with delicate filigree and granulation beads. 

3. Footless Piano Tights
Available online
and at The Juilliard Store
Price: $15
Look grand and stand upright as you let everyone see the key to keeping your fashion sense in tune.  

4. Gold and Black Sheer Scarf
Available online
and at the Met Opera Shop
Price: $48
This luxurious silk and viscose scarf features doubled layers of gold and black sheer fabric, which combine to create an elegant, shimmering effect reminiscent of the Met's famous “Sputnik” crystal chandeliers. 

5. Juilliard Classic Hooded Sweatshirt
Available online
and at The Juilliard Store
Price: $50
The Juilliard School’s most popular sweatshirt, now available in adult and youth sizes! Show your Juilliard pride as the weather gets cooler with this comfortable classic collegiate hoodie.  

6. Juilliard Official Tote Bag
Available online
and at The Juilliard Store
Price: $35
Striking canvas tote made of sturdy canvas with Juilliard Blue handles. Perfect size for carrying around books, scores, or other daily essentials 

7. Junk Business Card Holder
Available online

Price: $25
Add flare to your business dealings with a leather business card holder featuring the current play, Junk, and Lincoln Center Theater logos. Have a friend who deals in cash? Then, check out the Junk money clip

8. Musical Notes Pajama Set
Available online
and at the Met Opera Shop
Price: $58
Cozy up on the couch in these adorable, 100% cotton music note print classic pajamas. 

9. “Music To My Toes” Socks
Available online
and at the Met Opera Shop
Price: $15
These playful socks feature a random pattern of navy symbols and notes used to create a musical score set against a red background. 

10. New York City Ballet Rose Tank Top
Available online

Price: $40
Show your NYCB spirit with this inverted logo tank. It’s one of several great new items that NYCB has added to its merchandise line that you can browse online at the New York City Ballet Shop.

11. New York Philharmonic Vertical Logo T-Shirt
Available online
and at the New York Philharmonic’s Gift Kiosk at David Geffen Hall (open pre-concert and during intermission)
Price: $22
Celebrate your hometown orchestra in style with this mod design T-shirt.

12. Rodgers & Hammerstein Lincoln Center Theater Umbrella 
Available online

Price: $40
Beautiful, 48-inch wood-handled umbrella featuring art from the three Lincoln Center Theater Rodgers & Hammerstein productions: Carousel (1994), South Pacific (2008), and The King and I (2015).

13. Tosca Heart Pendant Necklace
Available online
and at the Met Opera Shop
Price: $42
Inspired by the costume and jewelry designs found in the Met’s magnificent production of Tosca, this splendid pendant necklace is made up of a vermeil heart with garnet cabochon.

1. Tickets to Lincoln Center’s American Songbook
Available online

Price: Tickets from $25, Premium Packages from $230
Experience America’s most essential singers and songwriters—including The Songs of Frankel & Korie featuring Kelli O’Hara and Julian Ovenden, Jackie Hoffman, and the Blind Boys of Alabama—in Lincoln Center’s most beautiful venues. Transform select performances into the perfect date night by purchasing a Premium Package, which includes the best seats, dinner for two at Porter House New York, and a bottle of wine at your cabaret table.    

2. Tickets to Big Band Holidays at Jazz at Lincoln Center
December 13–17, 2017
Available online
, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, or by calling 212.721.6500
Price: From $55
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis warms up the House of Swing with soulful renditions of holiday classics. Special guest vocalists Catherine Russell and Kenny Washington join the orchestra to help bring out the magic in such classics as “Jingle Bells,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” (Plus, you can take the show’s magic home with you by buying the JLCO’s Big Band Holidays album, available now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats!)

3. Jazz at Lincoln Center Gift Certificate
Available online

Price: Your choice
Delight the jazz lover in your life with a Jazz at Lincoln Center gift certificate. A gift certificate is an easy, flexible way to ensure a great time in the House of Swing! Gift certificates can be redeemed for concerts, education programs, and more.

4. Tickets to the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Friday, April 27 at David Geffen Hall
Available online
at the David Geffen Hall Box Office, or by calling 212.721.6500
Price: From $35
It’s always an event when the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its charismatic music director Gustavo Dudamel come to town. Offer the arts lover in your life the chance to see a living legend live in a colorful program featuring Shostakovich’s triumphant Fifth Symphony.  

5. Metropolitan Opera Gift Card
Available online and at the Met Opera Shop

Price: From $50
Metropolitan Opera gift cards are an ideal gift for birthdays, anniversaries, special events, and more. They can be used for tickets, merchandise from the Met Opera Shop, dinner at the Grand Tier Restaurant, Met Player subscriptions, and more.

6. New York Philharmonic Gift Certificate
Available at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or by calling 212.875.5656
Price: Your choice
Give your loved ones a gift to truly remember and cherish—the experience of hearing music at the Philharmonic. New York Philharmonic gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination, allowing family and friends to choose concerts that best fit their tastes and schedules.

Gift certificates are redeemable on the phone with Customer Relations at 212.875.5656 or in person at the David Geffen Hall Box Office.

7. NYCB Trio Package
Available by calling 212.496.0600
Price: From $90
Treat the dance lover in your life with a series of extraordinary events. Select any three of the New York City Ballet’s 2018 winter and spring performances, and your gift will come with complimentary ticket exchange privileges so you don’t have to worry about choosing the wrong dates. Offer available through Dec. 25 by phone only; must mention code LCGG18 at time of purchase. Nutcracker and performances on Jan. 26, Feb 2., Feb. 24 eve, and May 3 do not apply.

8. Tickets to The Nutcracker at New York City Ballet
Available online
, at the David H. Koch Theater Box Office, or by calling 212.496.0600
Price: From $75
Get into the holiday mood with the magic of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Nov. 24–Dec. 31). For a special treat, enjoy this cherished production from VIP Sweet Seats, which include premium seating, a complimentary souvenir book, complimentary keepsake photo, and 15% discount at the NYCB gift shop.

9. Tickets to Romeo + Juliet at New York City Ballet
Available online
, at the David H. Koch Theater Box Office, or by calling 212.496.0600
Price: From $30
Returning just in time for Valentine’s Day, Peter Martins’s staging of this eternal classic embraces naïve excitement, betrayal, despair, and steadfast resolution, proving that even in death true love cannot be overcome.

10. Tickets to Steve Miller, Jimmie Vaughan & Charlie Musselwhite: The Blues Triangle
Memphis, Texas, and Chicago at Jazz at Lincoln Center
December 1–2, 2017
Available online
at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, or by calling 212.721.6500
Price: From $45
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller returns for an evening of the blues with guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite, organist Mike Flanigin, pianist Shelly Berg, and more.

11. Tickets to Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater
Available online

Price: From $87 
The most loverly holiday gift! For the first time in 25 years, Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady returns to Broadway this spring in a lavish new production at Lincoln Center Theater, directed by Bartlett Sher (The King and I, South Pacific, Oslo). Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “Wouldn’t It By Loverly,” My Fair Lady features Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, and Diana Rigg.

 

1. Chamber Music 360 Subscription
Available online and at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office
Price: $60
Reserved for people ages 21–39, this package includes three Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center concert tickets. The recipient can choose how to use the tickets: either attend three different concerts or bring a couple of friends to one concert—it’s their choice.

2. Film Society of Lincoln Center Gift Membership
Available online
Price: From $75
Share your love of film with friends and family. Save 25% off the price of a Gift Membership to the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Plus, receive an All Access Pass to any applicable series in 2018. Benefits include discounted tickets, early access to select series and festivals, and complimentary offers all year round.

3. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Gift Memberships
Available online

Price: From $100
Support the entire campus and give your loved one the gift of a lifetime: a year’s worth of access to all of the performing arts at Lincoln Center. There’s something for everyone, with levels including LC Kids, Young Patrons, Friends of Lincoln Center, Chairman’s Council, and the Great Performers Circle. Simply choose “Give Gift.”

4. Friends of the Philharmonic Gift Membership
Available online
Price: From $100
Share your love of music with your family and friends with a gift of membership to the Friends of the Philharmonic. Membership starts at $100 and offers various benefits, including complimentary Open Rehearsal passes, invitations to exclusive receptions and events, discounted tickets, and much more for a full year.

5. Jazz at Lincoln Center Membership
Available online at jazz.org
Price: From $75
Give the gift of jazz! Benefits include exclusive presale access to Jazz at Lincoln Center season tickets and select events, 50% off day-of tickets to Jazz at Lincoln Center–produced shows in The Appel Room and Rose Theater, partner discounts, and reduced-price covers at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

6. Lincoln Center Theater Angels Membership
Available online
Price: From $250
The ultimate gift for young theater-lovers (ages 21–44)! LCT Angels enjoy all Lincoln Center Theater has to offer, including complimentary tickets to world-class plays (like the highly anticipated revival of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady), exclusive parties with cast members, access to the best seats in the house, invitations to behind-the-scenes events, and more.

7. New York City Ballet Membership
Available online at nycballet.com
Price: From $100           
Take a peek beyond the curtain with behind-the-scenes status. Benefits correspond to level of giving and exclusive access and opportunities include working rehearsals, invitations to private receptions, complimentary admission to Inside NYCB events, discounts at the gift shop, and more.

8. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Gift Membership
Available at NYPL.org
Price: From $50
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center (LPA) captures today’s great productions so that we can bring them to life for tomorrow’s artists and scholars. Your membership will help ensure that the performing arts live forever! Plus, Friends of the Library for the Performing Arts receive special benefits including shopping and dining discounts, members-only exhibition previews, and behind-the-scenes tours.

9. School of American Ballet Membership
Available online
Price: From $100
Your gift supports the young dancers—from all backgrounds—of the nation's premier classical ballet academy. Benefits include VIP access to the official academy of New York City Ballet, founded by George Balanchine and philanthropist Lincoln Kirstein in 1934.

10. Metropolitan Opera Guild Membership
Available online

Price: From $85
Support extraordinary opera and enjoy a full year of exclusive benefits, such as a subscription to Opera News magazine, 10% discount at the Met Opera Shop and online store, periodic discount ticket offers, access to the Belmont Room members-only lounge, invitations to dress rehearsals, and more. Choose the level that works best for you or give your favorite music lover a gift they can enjoy all year long.

11. Film Society Seat Naming
Available by contacting Emily Vito, Assistant Director of Development, at 212.875.5630 or [email protected].
Price: From $1,250
This holiday season name a seat in the historic Walter Reade Theater, considered "one of the finest movie-watching rooms in the city" (Manohla Dargis, New York Times). The perfect present for any cinephile, seats are on sale at 50% off and range from $1,250 to $5,000. All gifts are fully tax-deductible.


Explore all of our online boutiques for more gift ideas. 

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Juilliard School

Lincoln Center Theater

The Metropolitan Opera

New York City Ballet

New York Philharmonic

The New York Public Library

School of American Ballet


Edited by Amanda MacBlane, Senior Writer/Editor at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 

Graphics by Erin Toland, Associate Creative Director at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts