Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson today announced
Carnegie Hall's 2011–2012 season.
The season consists of 180 performances and extensive education and
community programs, featuring collaborations with many of the world's
greatest musicians and ensembles from the worlds of classical, pop,
jazz, and world music, and performances presented on Carnegie Hall's
three stages and throughout New York City.
Mr. Gillinson announced a number of programming highlights and
residencies for 2011–2012, including American
Mavericks, a citywide celebration of trailblazing American
composers and artists, led by Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas
and presented in partnership with the San Francisco Symphony in March
2012; two Perspectives series of artist-curated programs by
Schiff and celebrated ensemble L'Arpeggiata
with its Artistic Director Christina Pluhar; and the appointment of
acclaimed Finnish composer Kaija
Saariaho as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair
at Carnegie Hall.
Also announced were details of the new season—including plans to
celebrate Carnegie Hall's 120th
anniversary—at a press conference where he also unveiled design
renderings for Carnegie Hall's Studio
Towers Renovation Project, which will add inspirational spaces for
music education within the historic building's existing upper floors and
create fully refurbished, world-class backstage areas to support the
Hall's performance venues.