Under the terms of the agreement, Lincoln Center and Wiley will collaborate to publish a minimum of 15 books, which will draw on Lincoln Center's performing artists, presentations, educational programs and archives. The range of publications will be targeted to families, general interest consumers, educators and performing arts professionals.
The first book issued under this new partnership will be a history of Lincoln Center from 1979-2006, to be published in October. Other volumes in the planning stages include a series of family-oriented concert handbooks.
Reynold Levy, Lincoln Center president, said in a statement, "Lincoln Center has been providing audiences with an exceptional range of world-class performing arts presentations over the years, and we look forward to mining our unparalleled creative resources to bring, together with Wiley, the Lincoln Center experience to millions of people, including those who are less familiar with what we have to offer on our stages and in the classroom."
Stephen Kippur, president of Wiley's professional and trade publishing division, commented, "We're excited about the Lincoln Center partnership because it gives us immediate strength in the performing arts arena including music, opera, dance and film, among others."