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
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, 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)