New York City is a melting pot, with a rich cultural diversity unmatched by any other city in the world.
Travelers who want to include this diversity in their NYC itinerary should be sure to check out the wide range of programming happening every day at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Presenting 3,000 programs, events and initiatives each year, Lincoln Center is the city’s premier cultural hub—a place for visitors and New Yorkers to gather and delight in the arts.
Two of Lincoln Center’s programs that stand out for their cultural diversity and rich artistic integrity are Great Performers and American Songbook.
Now celebrating its 50th anniversary season, Great Performers combines compelling classical performances with bold, cutting-edge works. Some of the world’s finest orchestras, conductors, and soloists have graced the Great Performers stage.
This year, its Symphonic Masters series features peak performances of vibrant masterpieces by the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Other series include performances by Bach Collegium Japan, Concerto Köln performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and piano virtuoso Jenny Lin.
For international travelers who want to delve into the wide spectrum of American music, there is American Songbook, which promotes outstanding artists in intimate settings. Since 1998, American Songbook has celebrated the creativity and diversity of American artists, spanning all styles and genres, including interpreters of popular song, cabaret, musical theatre, and singer/songwriters.
This season, in addition to its incredible roster of acclaimed performers, American Songbook will host a mini-festival of six intimate concerts at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Ticket holders will enjoy the Penthouse’s stunning city views and cabaret-style seating, while sipping complimentary glasses of wine and enjoying the exquisite performances.
But Great Performers and American Songbook are just some of the incredible, diverse events taking place at Lincoln Center this season.
If you’re looking to find yourself immersed in the world’s rich cultural diversity, look no further than New York City—and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. With concerts, recitals, screenings, educational conversations, and even guided tours of the stunning campus, Lincoln Center is the world’s best one-stop shop for arts and culture. And it’s only in NYC.
Photograph by Kevin Yatarola