We hear that Hanako Yamaguchi has resigned after 30 years in programming at Lincoln Center, mostly spent in harmony with the departed Jane Moss. Yamaguchi was effectively head of music at the venue.
Her departure leaves just Henry Timms in the centre’s programming department.
This has wider implications. Arts centres like Lincoln and London’s South Bank are loking worn and out of tune with the times. Both face restructuring before Covid is over. The programming function, never their strongest card, needs to be rethought from the roots up.