By Jack Rogers
My Dear Friends,
If you know me, then you know that I believe in magic. I believe in magic because I have seen and felt it countless times in my life. I have seen magic pour forth from an artist’s vessel and magic in an epic tale woven together with master craftsmanship. Magic is watching people who might otherwise never meet sharing a laugh, or coming together as one to experience art and events. This magic has molded and changed my life. From weddings, quinceañeras and graduations to dance recitals, concerts and date nights, The Lincoln Center has made magic with you. Perhaps that is why these last few weeks have been so heartbreaking.
With our daily lives changing so rapidly, one thing will not change: our deep commitment to you and our community. That means meeting you where you’re at, even if it’s at home. We may be feeling isolated from one another during these trying times, but I know that the arts have the power to truly connect us all. That is why The Lincoln Center has produced a series of blogs called “During Intermission,” which will provide arts content that you can enjoy while you are at home. Isolation doesn’t mean we can’t connect, we just have to do it a little differently than we have before.
In the meantime, we, like all of you, are observing this strange new world around us and navigating these uncharted waters. When all of this subsides, the deep need for human connection will still abide. We will heal together with entertainment and inspiration. We are still booking the 20/21 season, and soon enough we will reopen our doors with joy for you to experience all of the magic our connection creates.
Please take care of yourself and your loved ones until we meet again,
Jack A. Rogers
Director, The Lincoln Center