Limor Tomer began her career at BAM, working closely with Harvey Lichtenstein on a diverse range of projects, including music programming for various BAM stages, as well as the building and launch BAM Rose Cinemas and the BAMcafé. Following her tenure at BAM, she became Executive Producer for Music at WNYC radio, where she produced such award-winning programs as “24:33,” a John Cage celebration; “A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood,” a musical portrait of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; “The Tristan Mysteries”; and “Berlin Without Walls”, a musical portrait of the Berlin Philharmonic. Simultaneously, Tomer served as Adjunct Curator for Performing Arts at the Whitney Museum, where she created a performing arts department and curated dance, theater, music, and multimedia. Her curatorial credits at the Whitney include “Christian Marclay: Festival,” a collaboration with David Kiehl, and two music marathons: “Steve Reich@ the Whitney” and “Meredith Monk Music @ the Whitney.”
Limor joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art as General Manager of Concerts and Lectures in July 2011. One of her first acts after taking the position was to revolutionize the Met’s music series on the Balcony Bar by inviting ETHEL to be the first ever resident ensemble on the Balcony. Additional highlights from her first two seasons at the Met include: Zorn@the Met, a 12 hour celebration, featuring 12 performances in 12 different galleries, every hour on the hour; TWINNED, a theatrical dance/music performance featuring Alarm Will Sound and Dance Heginbotham; and site specific productions of the operas THE PEONY PAVILION, IL COMBATIMENTO DI TANCREDI E CLORINDA, and I HAVE NO STORIES TO TELL YOU, all designed for and staged in specific galleries at the Met Museum.
A native of Israel, Limor holds bachelor’s and a master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and was a PhD student in aesthetics at New York University. In 2015 she received an Honorary Doctorate from The Manhattan School of Music.