Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy on WNET’s MetroFocus

Earlier this week, Reynold Levy, who is stepping down this month as President of Lincoln Center after 12 years, talked about his achievements redeveloping the campus and other notable work on WNET’s MetroFocus. He notes that the changes make Lincoln Center “more energetic, more vital, more multi-lingual and more open…” than ever before. See the full interview here.

Lincoln Center welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong at an event in Avery Fisher Hall last week.

Pictured:
Top photo:
Top row (left to right):
Peter Frelinghuysen, Chair, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Robert Appel, Chair, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Shiqiang Wu, General Manager, U.S.A., Bank of China
Thomas Lee, President, Thomas H. Lee Capital
Bill Ford, Chief Executive Officer, General Atlantic
Guoqing Chen, Vice Chairman & CEO, Pacific American Corp.
Kevin Kennedy, President  & CEO of the Board, The Metropolitan Opera
Max Shulman, Chair, School of American Ballet
Bottom row (left to right):
Chinese Consul General Sun Guoxiang
Chinese Deputy Minister Ding Wei for cultural affairs
Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai
Chinese Education Minister Yuan Guiren
Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong
Lincoln Center Chair Katherine Farley
Chinese Deputy Minister Zhang Yesui for foreign affairs
Chinese Deputy Secretary-General Jiang Xiaojuan with the State Council
Chinese Assistant Minister Yu Weiping for financial affairs

Bottom photo:
Top row (left to right):
Ron Austin, Executive Director, Lincoln Center Development Project
Wu Han, co-Artistic Director, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Jacqueline Davis, Executive Director, New York Public Library for the
Performing Arts
Suzanne Davidson, Executive Director, Chamber Music Society of
Lincoln Center
Joseph Polisi, President, The Juilliard School
Greg Scholl, Executive Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Kuo, Executive Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center
David Finckel, co-Artistic Director, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Russell Granet, Executive Director, Lincoln Center Education
Kara Medoff Barnett, Managing Director, Lincoln Center Global
Bottom row (left to right):
Chinese Consul General Sun Guoxiang
Chinese Deputy Minister Ding Wei for cultural affairs
Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai
Chinese Education Minister Yuan Guiren
Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong
Lincoln Center Chair Katherine Farley
Chinese Deputy Minister Zhang Yesui for foreign affairs
Chinese Deputy Secretary-General Jiang Xiaojuan with the State Council
Chinese Assistant Minister Yu Weiping for financial affairs

(Photos: Richard Termine)

Earlier today, Lincoln Center welcomed Gail Donovan, of Brookline, Massachusetts, became the one millionth visitor to the David Rubenstein Atrium. Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center, New York City Council Member Gale Brewer, and pianist Emanuel Ax celebrated the occasion, and presented to her a special “A Year of Lincoln Center” prize package with tickets from all of the resident organizations on campus.

 

"Pursue your bliss and realize your dreams"

Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy gave the commencement address at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania this past weekend, urging the graduates to "pursue your bliss and realize your dreams."

Congrats to all the graduates!

Watch the complete speech (starts at about the 00:44:00 mark)
Read the complete speech

 

Lincoln Center Names Next President

Just announced: Lincoln Center today announced that Jed Bernstein, a dynamic, entrepreneurial arts executive, theater producer and educator, was unanimously selected by its Board of Directors to be its next President, succeeding Reynold Levy in January 2014. The announcement was made by Katherine Farley, Lincoln Center Board Chair.

Jed has been professionally engaged in the arts for more than two decades. He led the Broadway League for 11 successful years and is a Tony Award®-winning independent Broadway producer through Above the Title Entertainment, a production company and marketing consultancy he launched in 2006. In 2011, Jed joined with the Bridge Street Foundation to spearhead the financial and creative restructuring and extensive renovation of the historic Bucks County Playhouse, and became its producing director.

In accepting the new position, Jed said, “The chance to lead the next phase of Lincoln Center’s evolution is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Growing up on the Upper West Side, I watched as it was first created and was fortunate that my parents took me to a countless number of performances.  I can think of no professional challenge more fulfilling than to be asked to share my enthusiasm for the importance of all the performing arts with Lincoln Center’s many constituencies. It is with great pride that I follow Ren’s terrific legacy, and I am grateful to the Board for its confidence and support.”

Read the full announcement here.

 

Reynold Levy on Charlie Rose



Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, appeared on Charlie Rose last night, speaking about his work leading the cultural institution through renovation and its future.

Watch the full interview here

 

Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center, recently spoke with Denver Frederick on WOR-Radio’s “The Business of Giving,” a weekly radio show about the issues of charitable giving, the changing trends in philanthropy, and its impact on all of us. Levy spoke about how Lincoln Center raised $1.2 billion for the redevelopment of the campus, and what it means to be the leading performing arts center in the 21st Century. Listen to the entire interview here

(Photo by Brian Stanton)

 

Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy was among 180 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., on October 6. In this photo, he signs the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780.
 

Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy was among 180 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., on October 6. In this photo, he signs the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780.

 

(Photo by Jason Clarke Photography)
Pictured (left to right) are Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD (Ireland’s Prime Minister); Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy and Kieran Tobin, Chairman of the National Concert Hall at the National Concert Hall’s Annual Gala Dinner 2012 where Mr. Levy was special guest speaker.
 

(Photo by Jason Clarke Photography)

Pictured (left to right) are Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, TD Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD (Ireland’s Prime Minister); Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy and Kieran Tobin, Chairman of the National Concert Hall at the National Concert Hall’s Annual Gala Dinner 2012 where Mr. Levy was special guest speaker.

 

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(Photo by James Sims)
The second annual Lincoln Center Dialogue - Lincoln Center’s only spoken word series - kicked off in the David Rubenstein Atrium earlier this morning. Moderated by Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy, the first Dialogue panel featured John Sexton, President, New York University, and Drew Faust, President, Harvard University, discussing challenges of leadership at the university level.
The second and third Dialogue conversations will take place on Oct. 10 and Nov. 7 respectively and will focus on the challenges of leadership in the museum and public policy arenas.
(For further information about the breakfast series and how to purchase tickets, click here.)
 

(Photo by James Sims)

The second annual Lincoln Center Dialogue - Lincoln Center’s only spoken word series - kicked off in the David Rubenstein Atrium earlier this morning. Moderated by Lincoln Center President Reynold Levy, the first Dialogue panel featured John Sexton, President, New York University, and Drew Faust, President, Harvard University, discussing challenges of leadership at the university level.

The second and third Dialogue conversations will take place on Oct. 10 and Nov. 7 respectively and will focus on the challenges of leadership in the museum and public policy arenas.

(For further information about the breakfast series and how to purchase tickets, click here.)