Press Release

November 14, 2017

Lincoln Center For the Performing Arts Expands the Role of Artistic Director Jane Moss

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The esteemed Ehrenkranz Artistic Director to lead all of institution’s performance presentations


NEW YORK, NY (November 14, 2017) — Debora L. Spar, President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), announced today that the center’s artistic programming will be consolidated under the curation of Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss. Moss, who started her career at Lincoln Center 25 years ago, will oversee all LCPA programming, leading the music and multidisciplinary curatorial efforts that span the contemporary to the classical. Included are programs that are international in scope along with hundreds of free events each year. The expansion of responsibilities is effective immediately.


Spar said, “Jane Moss is a rare talent who has the ability to transform her unique artistic vision into a compelling arts experience. She has reimagined, revitalized, and reinvigorated the programming at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, finding it both critical and popular success. For the past 25 years Jane has defined the cultural experiences of a generation, and I am honored to see her transition into a new role where she will undoubtedly find more ways to delight, entertain, and inspire the next era of the performing arts.” 


Moss arrived at Lincoln Center in 1992 as Vice President of Programming, and was named Ehrenkranz Artistic Director of Lincoln Center in 2011. Under her leadership, Lincoln Center has received critical acclaim for its forward-thinking programming that embraces both established and contemporary works, as well as for offering dynamic multidisciplinary performances and attracting new audiences to the campus. The transformed Mostly Mozart Festival, the transcendent White Light Festival (currently underway in New York), and the celebrated American Songbook series are all Moss’s creations. As Ehrenkranz Artistic Director, she also oversees Great Performers, Midsummer Night Swing, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. In this expanded role, Moss’s portfolio will also include the successful multigenre free programming at the David Rubenstein Atrium, and all of Lincoln Center’s summer presentations will fall under her purview. The Lincoln Center Festival as a stand-alone entity and brand will be discontinued.


“This programming consolidation offers a wonderful opportunity for Lincoln Center to fully take advantage of its special assets and make a bold statement about the vibrancy, significance, and relevance of the performing arts in today’s challenging world,” said Moss. “Our capacity to juxtapose the classical with the contemporary, to offer all disciplines and genres, and to present indoors and outside allows us to significantly contribute to the local, national, and international cultural landscape. Equally important, our inclusion of free and participatory events as a major component of our activities enables us to actively serve and celebrate the unique and diverse community of New York City, our home.”


Along with her critically acclaimed artistic direction, Moss has played an important role as an innovator in music and music-based presentation and was appointed to the French Legion of Honor, Order of Arts and Letters.                                                       


Prior to joining Lincoln Center, Moss worked as an arts consultant, designing and developing projects and programming initiatives for a variety of foundations and arts organizations, including the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund and the Pew Charitable Trusts. As executive director of Meet the Composer, a national organization serving American composers, Moss created the country’s largest composer commissioning program, as well as a program supporting collaborations between composers and choreographers. In addition, she served as executive director of New York’s leading Off-Broadway theater company, Playwrights Horizons, and executive director of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York.



Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating more than four decades enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


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