About Lincoln Center's Great Performers

Jane Moss

For over five decades, Great Performers has presented the world’s most celebrated orchestras, conductors, and soloists at Lincoln Center. I am pleased to invite you to join us for the 2018/19 season, an exquisite showcase of awe-inspiring artists performing beloved works from the classical canon.

This year’s Symphonic Masters series pairs some of the world’s most revered orchestras and conductors with the repertoire for which they are best known. The Philharmonia Orchestra, led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, will perform two programs featuring Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony and Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. The Russian National Orchestra arrives with an all-Rachmaninoff program. Plus, conductor Edward Gardner leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra in two carefully crafted programs.

Our Chamber Orchestras series highlights leaders in period-instrument performance, including Les Arts Florissants, Accademia Bizantina, and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. The Australian Chamber Orchestra, known for their spirited performances, makes a highly anticipated appearance that should not be missed.

Violinist Hilary Hahn performs a solo Bach program and pianist Piotr Anderszewski illuminates Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations on the Virtuoso Recitals series, which also features clarinetist Martin Fröst and the virtuoso trio of Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, and Jeremy Denk. Also in the realm of chamber music, the brilliant Takács Quartet delves into Schubert.

Art of the Song, our beloved vocal recital series, will be on hiatus this season, but fans of the human voice will certainly enjoy Les Arts Florissants’ sublime presentation of Haydn’s Creation and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra’s scintillating evening of Handel arias with Anne Sofie von Otter and Anthony Roth Costanzo.

I look forward to sharing this season of superb artistry and moving musical experiences with you.

Jane Moss

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director

Lincoln Center

Thanks to Our Supporters

Support for Great Performers is provided by:

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

Public support is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Endowment support for Symphonic Masters is provided by the Leon Levy Fund.
Endowment support is also provided by UBS.

Official Partners of Lincoln Center

Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.
NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.