For classical music aficionados and enthusiastic laymen alike, Lincoln Center’s Great Performers is a wonderful way to dig into the heart of classical music. For over fifty years, Great Performers has invited the finest soloists, conductors, orchestras, and ensembles to perform on the stages of Lincoln Center. The 51st season of Great Performers at Lincoln Center has been carefully curated, and is sure to be a continuation of the tradition of excellence for which Lincoln Center is renowned.
This season will feature old friends of Lincoln Center, as well as thrilling new additions to the Great Performers family. Performances will include pieces from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. The London Symphony Orchestra will appear with a performance by world-renowned pianist Yuja Wang, who will also perform in the Virtuoso Recital series alongside Jeremy Denk and Lars Vogt.
The Art of the Song series will explore pieces where the human voice is the featured instrument, and will include performances from baritone Christian Gerhaher, and sopranos Diana Damrau, Carolyn Sampson, and Anne Schwanewilms.
For string lovers, you the Virtuoso Recitals will continue with Violinist Joshua Bell, as well as a Chamber Orchestra Series that will feature the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with violinist Isabelle Faust. All of this, and more, promises to dazzle and move at Lincoln Center this season.
Artistic Director Jane Moss has said of the Great Performers program: "Over the years, the Great Performers palette has diversified, but what has remained constant is the exceptional musical virtuosity that lies at the heart of the series… It's a privilege to share these performances, which embody the hallmarks of excellence that have made Great Performers a vital part of New York's musical life for 50 years."