Lincoln Center artistic director Jane Moss to step down in August, after nearly three decades

Posted on: June 1, 2020

“Jane Moss, who has guided Lincoln Center’s artistic programming for nearly 30 years, will step down in August, she announced on Friday,” writes Zachary Woolfe in Friday’s (5/29) New York Times. “Ms. Moss, 67, said … that the coronavirus pandemic presented the opportunity to make a decision she had been considering even before the outbreak…. The center … is best known for its constituent organizations, like the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Ballet. But it also presents over 200 of its own events each year, through festivals and series that include Great Performers, the summertime Mostly Mozart Festival and the White Light Festival each fall. Since 1992 Ms. Moss has overseen them, first as vice president of programming and then as artistic director…. White Light, founded in 2010, gave the center’s fall slate a newly fashionable brand…. For its orchestral concerts, Ms. Moss had the stage pulled forward in Avery Fisher—now David Geffen—Hall, creating a more immersive audience environment…. Henry Timms, who became president in 2019, … praised Ms. Moss’s signature initiatives, but also highlighted less prominent ones, including the series of free performances in the David Rubenstein Atrium…. ‘She was always thinking in a campuswide, civic-minded way,’ he said.”