Lincoln Center

The 16.3-acre Lincoln Center complex, the world‘s largest performing arts center, is home to the 12 resident arts organizations listed below, representing the highest standards of excellence in symphony, opera, chamber music, theater, dance, film, and arts education. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (LCPA) serves three primary roles: a resident organization with its own series of artistic programming; a national leader in arts and education and community relations; and manager of the Center campus.


LCPA presentations include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the nation‘s premier repertory chamber music ensemble, is the resident company at Lincoln Center devoted to the outstanding performance and creation of chamber music.

Its pioneering structure - eighteen distinguished Artist Members augmented by invited guest artists - allows the ensemble to present concerts of every instrumentation, style, and historical period. In addition to performances at CMS‘s Lincoln Center home, Alice Tully Hall, activities include national and international tours, nationally televised broadcasts on Live From Lincoln Center, a weekly radio show heard locally on WQXR 96.3 and distributed nationally, and regular appearances on National Public Radio‘s Performance Today.

In its 35 years, CMS has commissioned over 132 new works, built a large and critically acclaimed discography that includes a year 2000 Grammy nomination, and developed educational programs reaching thousands of students around the tri-state area. The Film Society of Lincoln Center Founded in 1969, The Film Society of Lincoln Center offers the best in world cinema to a discerning film going audience.

Each year, The Film Society presents the New York Film Festival, the New Directors/New Films series (co-sponsored by The Museum of Modern Art), and a fundraising Gala Tribute, which honors preeminent actors and directors. Year-round programming at the 268-seat Walter Reade Theater explores new international cinema and the rich tradition of American film. The Film Society also publishes Film Comment magazine. Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz at Lincoln Center, under Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, is the world‘s largest not-for-profit arts organization committed to promoting the appreciation and understanding of jazz through performance, education, and preservation.

With its resident orchestra, the world-renowned Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and a variety of distinguished guests, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates and advances this unique art form by producing a wealth of programs for audiences of all ages.

Location: 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York (Upper West Side)