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March 30, 2016

Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Series Expands Horizons with New Partners Across United States

Lincoln Center News

Contact: Eric M. Gewirtz


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NEW YORK, NY (March 30, 2016) — Lincoln Center expands its reach from the Atlantic to the Pacific with the expansion of its Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings series, which provides free access to Lincoln Center’s growing digital collection of video performances. Created by Lincoln Center Education, the education and community outreach division of Lincoln Center, Free Screenings brings the stages of Lincoln Center to libraries, schools, and community centers for free, part of Lincoln Center’s mission to bring high quality resources and programing options to communities beyond its campus in New York.


The Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings series expands its horizons beyond the New York City metro area for the first time, now with 85 partners across the country from Connecticut to Washington State. Lincoln Center launched the Free Screenings program in 2014, with inaugural partner libraries in Brooklyn and Queens.


There are over 50 captured performances in the digital collection, including interviews with artists and ancillary, supporting content, ranging from classical music and opera, to dance, theater, jazz and world music. These past performances come from recent live events at Lincoln Center, including the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the School of American Ballet, as well as Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, American Songbook, and recent broadcasts from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Live From Lincoln Center.


Participating partners are granted online access to content through a proprietary and secure digital system created specifically for browsing content options and streaming high-definition quality video. Program partners also receive support and training from Lincoln Center staff on how to use the new technology, host a screening event, create complementary live programming, and develop audience engagement strategies.


For more information about presenting a Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings event, please contact Kami Morasco at [email protected].


Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation.  Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.


Corporate support for Lincoln Center Local is provided by Resorts World Casino.


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center.


Entering its 40th year, Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is a global leader in arts education and advocacy and the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts complex. LCE is committed to enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, via digital platforms, and within the community. Founded in 1975 as the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts in Education, LCE has four decades of unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory. LCE has reached more than 20 million students, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, teaching artists, pre-service teachers, university professors, and artists in New York City, across the nation and around the world.


Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program,  David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit


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