Press Release

April 12, 2019

An Evening Celebrating Lincoln Center’s Social Impact

Lincoln Center News

An Evening Celebrating Lincoln Center’s Social Impact


Gala to Honor Joseph Y. Bae
Tuesday, April 23, 2019


with performances by

Grammy Award–Winner Fantasia and

the NYCDOE All-City High School Latin Ensemble

led by Principal Conductor Alberto Toro


Funds raised support Lincoln Center’s education and outreach programs


Who: Gala Honoree, Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of KKR Joseph Y. Bae; Acting President of Lincoln Center Russell Granet; Lincoln Center Chair Katherine Farley; Grammy Award–Winner Fantasia; NYCDOE All-City High School Latin Ensemble


What: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) uses the arts to create significant and positive change across New York City and beyond. Celebrating the arts as a powerful tool for change and honoring Joseph Y. Bae for his longstanding commitment to LCPA’s education and community outreach programming, the fundraiser supports a range of initiatives—including free performances across the Lincoln Center campus, low-cost tickets for limited-income families, special outings for veterans, original programs for children on the autism spectrum, and teaching-artist programs in NYC school districts and classrooms. 


The evening will feature special performances by Grammy Award–Winner Fantasia, as well as the NYCDOE All-City High School Latin Ensemble


When: April 23, 2019

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm Award Presentation and Performance

8:15 pm Seated Dinner


Where: Alice Tully Hall

1941 Broadway


About Lincoln Center Education 

Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is a global leader in arts education and advocacy, and is the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing-arts complex. LCE is committed to enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, via digital platforms, and within the community. This effort was recognized in 2016 by the New York City Council, which officially named March “Lincoln Center Education Month” in honor of its outstanding and innovative work in the community.


In addition to its family programming and many community outreach programs, LCE is committed to accessibility beyond the stage with a variety of initiatives, including behind-the-scenes professional opportunities for students, guest artists, and staff members with disabilities. For more information, visit  


About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts 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 constituent 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.


Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, contact Accessibility at Lincoln Center at [email protected] or 212.875.5375.


Press Contact:  Rosie Marinelli, [email protected] / 212.671.4747


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