June 14, 2003 |
Less than two weeks after the New York Philharmonic decided to leave Lincoln Center for Carnegie Hall in 2006, the chairman of Lincoln Center's redevelopment project has resigned. Peter M. Lehrer, a New York construction executive named to oversee the extensive renovation last September, is the second person to step down from the post. His predecessor, Marshall Rose, resigned in October 2001.
April 23, 2013 |
NEW YORK--Barbra Streisand had been feted, fawned over and (slightly) ribbed for nearly two hours at Lincoln Center when she walked on to the Avery Fisher Hall stage and offered a quip. "Ever since I can remember I've been called bossy and opinionated. " Pause. "Maybe that's because I am. " It was vintage Streisand, a turn that, by plainly acknowledging the criticism, had somehow subverted it, turned it into a virtue. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The occasion was the performer's acceptance Monday of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award, a lifetime nod that, over its 40 years, has been won by the brightest of luminaries from Hitchcock to Davis to Olivier to Eastwood.
June 16, 2004 |
The husband and wife duo of David Finckel and Wu Han are the new artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Finckel is the cellist with the Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet. His pianist wife performs with orchestras, as a soloist and with Finckel. In addition, the couple ran the SummerFest La Jolla series in La Jolla for three seasons and started Music@Menlo in the Silicon Valley last summer. The couple will present their first programmed season in 2006-07.
November 2, 2002 |
The atmosphere was jubilant -- and misty -- at Lincoln Center when officials turned on its huge centerpiece fountain to mark the end of six months of emergency water restrictions. With a forecast for frost this weekend, there were no plans to turn on fountains elsewhere in the city. But at Lincoln Center, a crowd cheered as the Revson Fountain sprayed water 15 feet into the air after being filled with 10,000 gallons.
February 6, 1998 |
In the last two weeks, Jazz at Lincoln Center, under the artistic direction of Wynton Marsalis, has made two major announcements confirming its role as the nation's most ambitious jazz program. The first is the disclosure of plans for the construction of a state-of-the-art performance facility for Jazz at Lincoln Center on the site of the Coliseum in Columbus Circle in New York. Mayor Rudolph W.
July 18, 1985 |
Construction is expected to begin soon on a $1.2-million, 300-seat motion picture theater at Lincoln Center. The theater, to be named the Walter Reade Theater after a prominent New York film exhibitor, is scheduled to open in 1989. "This means more to us than anything since the Film Society of Lincoln Center was formed," said Alfred R. Stern, president of the prestigious film society, in accepting a Walter Reade Foundation check from Mrs. Walter Reade Sr. at a Lincoln Center reception recently.