Press Release

April 26, 2019

Lincoln Center Honors Four Families at 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala

Lincoln Center News

Lincoln Center Honors Four Families at
60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala


Audrey and Martin Gruss Family

Rockefeller Family

Daisy and Paul Soros Family

Laurie M. Tisch Family


Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris with Performances by
Joshua Bell; Harry Connick, Jr.; Larisa Martinez; Erin Morley; Jessie Mueller;

Conductor Luke Frazier with Juilliard students;

Sugartone Brass Band; Young People’s Chorus of New York City


Appearances by Lauren Ambrose, Chelsea Clinton,  

Misty Copeland, Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Damian Woetzel 


Sunday, May 5 // #LincolnCenter60 


Who: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) marks the anniversary of the center’s groundbreaking with the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala on Sunday, May 5 hosted by Neil Patrick Harris with presenters Lauren Ambrose; Chelsea Clinton, Misty Copeland, Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, and Damian Woetzel. The event will honor four families who have had a transformative influence on Lincoln Center: the Audrey and Martin Gruss Family, the Rockefeller Family, the Daisy and Paul Soros Family, and the Laurie M. Tisch Family.  


What: The evening will look to the future with performances by world-class artists from many of the disciplines represented on campus. The program will also celebrate Lincoln Center’s legacy with a video highlighting the artistic excellence of the past six decades. As Lincoln Center renews its commitment to supporting a thriving campus for the next generation, funds raised will help benefit the organization’s artistic and educational activities which reach millions every year on campus and beyond. 


When:Sunday, May 5, 2019 

5:00 pm - Media Check-In (credentials required)

5:30 pm - Arrivals

8:00 pm - Program / Performance / Award Presentation

9:15 pm Dessert & Dancing


Where:The event will begin with cocktails on Hearst Plaza at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier of The Metropolitan Opera House. At 8:00 pm, the festivities move to Alice Tully Hall for the performance and award presentation, followed by dessert and dancing.  


Press Contacts:

Rosie Marinelli, [email protected], 212.671.4747

Michelle Tabnick, [email protected], 646.765.4773


All press must RSVP prior to the event.


All press confirmed to cover arrivals for this event must report to the media check-in table under the David Geffen Hall portico by 5:00 pm for locations. Space is limited.


All crews must be self-contained.




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 thousands of 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.


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.



The 60th Anniversary Block Party is made possible by Morgan Stanley and The Walt Disney Company.


Additional support is provided by The Starr Foundation and Holland America Line.


Lincoln Center gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of our 60th Anniversary Steering Committee: Sarah Arison, Christina Baker, Michelle Copelman, Beth Dozoretz, Katherine Farley, Roy Furman, Audrey Gruss, Sheryl Kaye, Shelly Lazarus, Tyler Murphy, Jonelle Procope, Randi Rahm, and Tom Schumacher.


Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center.

NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center.




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