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Sparkling Lincoln Center 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala Raises Over $3.1 Million

Sparkling Lincoln Center 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala Raises Over $3.1 Million

It was a beautiful, sparkling moment this weekend as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts marked the anniversary of the center’s groundbreaking with the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 05: Neil Patrick Harris speaks on stage Lincoln Center’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Lincoln Center)

On May 5, Neil Patrick Harris hosted the grand event with epic performances by Joshua Bell; Harry Connick, Jr.; Larisa Martinez; Erin Morley; Jessie Mueller; conductor Luke Frazier with Juilliard students; Sugartone Brass Band; Young People’s Chorus of New York City and award presentations by Chelsea Clinton, Misty Copeland, Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, and Damian Woetzel.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 05: Taylor Stanley performs at Lincoln Center’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Lincoln Center)

The fantastic night honored four families who have had a transformative influence on Lincoln Center: the Audrey and Martin Gruss Family, the Rockefeller Family, the Daisy and Paul Soros Family, and the Laurie M. Tisch Family.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 05: Honoree Laurie M. Tisch, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Chair Katherine Farley and Chandrika Tandon attend Lincoln Center’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Lincoln Center)

As Lincoln Center renews its commitment to supporting a thriving campus for the next generation, funds raised will help benefit the organization’s artistic and educational activities which reach millions every year on campus and beyond.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 05: Harry Connick Jr. performs on stage during Lincoln Center’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Lincoln Center)

The 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala began with cocktails, followed by dinner on the Mercedes T. Bass Grand Tier of The Metropolitan Opera House.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 05: Chelsea Clinton speaks on stage during Lincoln Center’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala on May 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Lincoln Center)

The evening included performances by world-class artists from many of the disciplines represented on campus and concluded with dessert and dancing. The program celebrated Lincoln Center’s legacy with a video highlighting the artistic excellence of the past six decades.

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