Lincoln Center’s Artistic Director Steps Down

By David Salazar

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced that Artsitic Director Jane Moss is stepping down from her position starting on August 1, 2020.

Moss had been Artistic Director of Lincoln Center since 1992 and created several unique initiatives that developed the cultural center. Among her signature achievements is the initiation of the White Light Festival, American Song Book, New Visions, and the Lincoln Center Festival.

Additionally, she was instrumental in the expansion and development of such standbys as the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Great Performers series, and the Midsummer Night Swing, among others.

“This decision to step down is, of course, full of sadness. Lincoln Center has been my artistic home for twenty-seven years. Nevertheless, I had begun to consider moving into a new chapter of my life prior to the pandemic. But the multi-year/multi-track cycle of programming never allowed time for a responsible departure and smooth transition,” Moss said in a press release. “Now that our current situation has put a pause on live programming, I feel I can step down. I am eager to make a new kind of contribution to the life and well-being of New York as we face very challenging times ahead.”