• Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014

    Carnegie Hall Announces 2014 - 2015 Season

    UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa - Three-Week Citywide Festival Explores South Africa's Dynamic and Diverse Culture with Dozens of Concerts and Events Including Music, Film, Visual Art, and More
    Perspectives: Joyce DiDonato and Anne-Sophie Mutter - Renowned Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato Curates Multi-Event Series with Music Ranging from Baroque to Bel Canto to Premieres of New Works Plus Participation in a Range of Carnegie Hall Music Education Initiatives  
    Acclaimed Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter Creates Six-Concert Series, Appearing as Orchestra Soloist, Chamber Musician, and Recitalist Including Collaborations with Young Artists
     Debs Composer's Chair: Meredith Monk - Works by Visionary Composer Featured in Six-Concert Residency, Including Celebration of Monk's 50th Anniversary of Creating Work in New York City
    Before Bach - Month-Long Series in April 2015 Features 13 Concerts Showcasing Many of the World's Most Exciting Early-Music Performers
    October 2014 Concerts by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle Including Opening Night Gala Performance with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Herald Start of New Season Featuring World's Finest Artists and Ensembles
    Andris Nelsons Leads Inaugural New York City Concerts as Music Director of Boston Symphony Orchestra in April 2015
    All-Star Duos Highlight Rich Line-Up of Chamber Music Concerts and Recitals, Including Performances by Leonidas Kavakos & Yuja Wang; Gidon Kremer & Daniil Trifinov; and Dörothea Roschmann & Mitsuko Uchida
    Concerts with Broadway Stars Audra McDonald as well as New York Pops Performances with Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, and Sutton Foster
    National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America Embarks on Eight-City Coast-to-Coast US Tour in Summer 2014, Led by Conductor David Robertson with Violinist Gil Shaham
    New Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing Opens in Fall 2014 on Landmark Buildings Upper Floors, Inspirational New Spaces Home to Education & Community Programs Created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute

    (For Immediate Release: January 29, 2014, NEW YORK)— Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall’s 2014–2015 season made up of over 170 concerts plus extensive education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The new season will feature a remarkable range of performances by many of the world’s greatest artists and ensembles from the worlds of classical, pop, jazz, and world music, with events presented on Carnegie Hall’s three stages and throughout New York City.

    Among the major season programming highlights announced by Mr. Gillinson is UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa, a three-week citywide festival scheduled from October 10 to November 5, 2014, exploring the dynamic and diverse culture of South Africa. The festival, with events at Carnegie Hall and more than 15 partner cultural organizations throughout New York City, will include music, film, visual art, and more. Carnegie Hall UBUNTU programming will include a number of performances featuring legendary artists, including trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Hugh Masekela, vocalist Vusi Mahlasela, vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo, vocalist Angélique Kidjo, pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim, and visual artist/filmmaker William Kentridge.

    Mr. Gillinson announced a number of residencies and programming focuses for 2014–2015, including two Perspectives series of artist-curated programs by renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and acclaimed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. Composer Meredith Monk has been appointed to Carnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair for the 2014–2015 season; Ms. Monk’s season-long residency will include two concerts presented in spring 2015 in celebration of her 50th anniversary of creating work in New York City. Also in spring 2015, Carnegie Hall presents Before Bach, a month-long series of 13 performances showcasing many of the world’s most exciting early-music performers focusing on music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras.

    Four concerts by Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker launch Carnegie Hall’s season in October 2014, including a celebratory Opening Night Gala featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter as soloist which will be heard by music lovers worldwide via the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, created in partnership with WQXR and distributed by American Public Media.

    Among Carnegie Hall’s extensive education and community programs in the new season, Mr. Gillinson announced that the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) and featuring the most talented young musicians, ages 16-19, from across the country, would embark on an eight-city coast-to-coast US tour in summer 2014, collaborating with conductor David Robertson and violinist Gil Shaham.

    In mid-September 2014, Carnegie Hall’s new Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing will open to the public with a series of free events for families, young musicians, students, and educators. The new wing, located on the upper floors of the Hall, will be home to education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

    “The 2014–2015 season has remarkable range—from a celebration of music of the Renaissance and the early Baroque eras to premieres by today’s leading living composers, a major cross-arts festival that whisks audiences halfway around the globe to extended residencies, personally curated by some of the world’s greatest artists and ensembles. With all we do, our goal is to ensure that Carnegie Hall always remains a destination for music lovers, compelling them to engage, enjoy, and explore,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director. “With the opening of the inspirational spaces in our new Resnick Education Wing, we will be better positioned than ever to serve people through music, welcoming people of all ages to the Hall. Through technology and education programming increasingly serving audiences nationally and abroad, we continue to look beyond the walls of our landmark building, asking how Carnegie Hall can best play a role in making music a meaningful part of people’s lives worldwide.”

    For a fourth consecutive year, Carnegie Hall and WQXR 105.9 FM in New York partner to produce Carnegie Hall Live, an engaging nationwide live broadcast and digital series featuring 12 performances from Carnegie Hall’s season. This year’s series launches on October 1 with Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala performance by Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker.

    For the tenth consecutive year, Bank of America will be Carnegie Hall’s season sponsor.

    Click here for a complete 2014–2015 Carnegie Hall season press kit.

     

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