About Lincoln Center's Great Performers

Jane Moss
Great Performers has brought the world’s finest orchestras, conductors, and soloists to the halls of Lincoln Center for more than half a century. I warmly invite you to participate in New York’s premier classical music experience through this exquisite showcase of superlative performances.

This year’s Symphonic Masters series selects the world’s best orchestras from America’s West Coast to Scandinavia, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel bringing Bernstein back home (with some Beethoven, too). The London Symphony Orchestra, led by Simon Rattle in his first New York appearance as its music director, will present Mahler’s final three masterworks. Plus, the inimitable violinist Joshua Bell returns with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

Our Chamber Orchestras series focuses on period-instrument performances by the world’s best interpreters, from the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Concerto Köln to the Bach Collegium Japan. In a rare New York appearance, the peerless John Eliot Gardiner and his renowned Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists bring semi-staged performances of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, and L’incoronazione di Poppea, which represent the origins of opera itself.

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson performs an all-Beethoven program and violinist Christian Tetzlaff illuminates solo Bach on the Virtuoso Recitals series, which also features pianist Richard Goode and Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta. Art of the Song lifts lieder to new heights with baritone Simon Keenlyside, bass-baritone Gerald Finley, and a special collaboration by tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis. The distinguished Emerson String Quartet pairs late Shostakovich and late Beethoven, and as always, our season is augmented by films, lectures, Sunday morning recitals, and complimentary concerts in the David Rubenstein Atrium.

Please join us as we embark on this season of superb artistry and uplifting musical experiences. I look forward to seeing you often.

Jane Moss

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director

Lincoln Center

Thanks to Our Supporters

Support for Great Performers is provided by:

Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser
Audrey Love Charitable Foundation
Great Performers Circle
Chairman’s Council
Friends of Lincoln Center

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts
Endowment support for Symphonic Masters is provided by the Leon Levy Fund
Endowment support is also provided by UBS

Official Partners of Lincoln Center

American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center
Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center
NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center