The center of New York’s and probably the whole nation’s cultural life, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts was envisaged as a place to showcase the best of all types of dance, song and theater to reach a diverse audience. Built over a period of 14 years from 1955 with money raised from private and public sources the center’s 29 outdoor and indoor facilities are set in 6.6 ha. Some of the key performing arts groups that call the Lincoln Center home include the New York Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. As the world’s largest facility for the performing arts the center is able to offer a diverse range of thousands of entertainments annually making it one of the city’s most visited sites. It has remained relevant to this day because of the quality of the entertainment provided, the high regard for the institutions that have taken up residence there, well laid out public spaces and proximity to public transport.
No visit to the city will be complete without a really fantastic cultural experience. Take in a famous opera at the New York Metropolitan Opera during its season from September to May. It is said to be the grandest building at the Lincoln Centre with plush interiors and amenities that will definitely add to a wonderful theater experience.
The Avery Fischer Hall is the home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the finest symphony orchestras in the world. Experience a performance of your favorite composer in this beautiful space that accommodates an audience of 2,700.
For ballet aficionados, attending a performance of the much acclaimed New York City Ballet at the New York State Theater is a must. The theater is also the home of the New York City Opera.
The Juilliard School one of the world’s greatest music conservatories is in the complex of buildings at the Lincoln Center. Famous musicians, singers and actors are graduates of this school. The Alice Tulley Hall where the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center is housed is also in the same building as the conservatory.
Other institutions of note located at the center include the School of American Ballet, the Lincoln Film Society, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the not for profit Lincoln Centre Theater.
From rock and roll to classic movies, photographic exhibitions to international ballet performances, Mozart to jazz concerts by renowned orchestras, bands and singers; various interpretations of famous operas to free concerts and plays; all can be seen at the venues at the Lincoln Center. If there is no time to sit through a performance then take a tour of the magnificent facilities of one of the largest complexes dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of the arts.
Stay at The Peninsula New York and get close to where the action is. Being a Fifth Avenue hotel New York it is in close proximity to cultural, shopping and business destinations, the city transport network as well as Central Park.
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