Spotlight On: Black History Month

This February, Lincoln Center is presenting live events from resident organizations and sharing an on-demand collection of past performances and talks highlighting the history and experience of Black individuals from a multitude of cultures and contexts. This year's programming includes AFROPUNK + LINCOLN CENTER: Black HERstory Live, Cyrus Chestnut Trio presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center, the New York Philharmonic's Artist Spotlight: Talea Ensemble and Harlem Chamber Players, and Juilliard Jazz Ensembles: The Music of Bud Powell.

If you are unable to attend an in-person event, we encourage you to engage with our on-demand content below, which features dynamic commissions that address pressing social issues, educational pieces that bring history to life, and compositions that fuse a rich array of influences—all rendered with breathtaking artistry. These beautifully varied, multifaceted performances and conversations amplify the stories and perspectives of Black people, spanning the spectrum of joy, pain, reflection, and hope. We hope that you'll continue to revisit these important pieces all year long. Expect more new commissions and opportunities for dialogue centered on the Black experience in the coming months.