New Music at Carnegie Hall - Carnegie Hall Commissions

New and innovative work has long been a part of Carnegie Hall’s fabric—the world premieres of such now-standard works as Dvorák’s “New World” Symphony and Gershwin’s An American in Paris took place at the Hall. More recently Carnegie Hall actively began its own commissioning program. The works below represent a portion of the growing list of commissioned works that have been added, since the 2006–2007 season.

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Featured works:

Jeremy Flower

Three Songs

by Jeremy Flower
May 10, 2009 Get Details
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Kate Soper

Helen Enfettered

by Kate Soper
May 10, 2009 Get Details
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Elena Langer

Songs at the Well

by Elena Langer
May 10, 2009 Get Details
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Judd Greenstein

Vayomer Shlomo (And Solomon Said)

by Judd Greenstein
May 10, 2009 Get Details
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David T. Little

Scenes from Dog Days

by David T. Little
May 9, 2009 Get Details
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Matti Kovler

Here Comes Messiah!

by Matti Kovler
May 9, 2009 Get Details
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Paola Prestini

Oceanic Verses

by Paola Prestini
May 9, 2009 Get Details
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Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin

Niña Dance

by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin
May 9, 2009 Get Details
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David Lang

The Little Match Girl Passion

by David Lang
Recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music
October 25, 2007 Get Details
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Nico Muhly

The Adulteress

by Nico Muhly
March 13, 2009 Get Details
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Daniel Bernard Roumain

Five Chairs and One Table

by Daniel Bernard Roumain
March 8, 2009 Get Details
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David Bruce

Gumboots for Clarinet and String Quartet

by David Bruce
October 23, 2008 Get Details
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Steve Reich

Double Sextet

by Steve Reich
Recipient of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Music
April 17, 2008 Get Details
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Frederic Rzewski

Natural Things

by Frederic Rzewski
May 1, 2008 Get Details
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John Adams

Son of Chamber Symphony

by John Adams
February 28, 2008 Get Details
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Aleksandra Vrebalov

... hold me, neighbor, in this storm ...

by Aleksandra Vrebalov
February 22, 2008 Get Details
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Aviya Kopelman

Widows & Lovers

by Aviya Kopelman
February 22, 2008 Get Details
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Matthias Pintscher

Osiris

by Matthias Pintscher
February 25, 2008 Get Details
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Bright Sheng

Sweet May Again

by Bright Sheng
April 20, 2007 Get Details
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Angel Lam

Sun, Moon, and Star

by Angel Lam
April 15, 2007 Get Details
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David Bruce

Piosenki

by David Bruce
April 15, 2007 Get Details
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Ryan Carter

Doot

by Ryan Carter
April 15, 2007 Get Details
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Clarice Assad

♀ Confessions

by Clarice Assad
April 15, 2007 Get Details
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Anna Clyne

Blush

by Anna Clyne
April 14, 2007 Get Details
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Michael Ward-Bergeman

Three Roads

by Michael Ward-Bergeman
April 14, 2007 Get Details
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Johannes Lauer

Scenes ([si nz])

by Johannes Lauer
April 14, 2007 Get Details
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Gyan Riley

The Wane of More

by Gyan Riley
April 14, 2007 Get Details
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Christopher Adler

Music for a Royal Palace

by Christopher Adler
September 17, 2006 Get Details
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Gabriela Lena Frank

Ritmos Anchinos

by Gabriela Lena Frank
September 17, 2006 Get Details
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Kayhan Kalhor

The Silent City

by Kayhan Kalhor
September 17, 2006 Get Details
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Evan Ziporyn

Sulvasutra

by Evan Ziporyn
September 16, 2006 Get Details
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Angel Lam

Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain

by Angel Lam
September 16, 2006 Get Details
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Carnegie Hall commissions in the 2006–2007, 2007–2008, and 2008–2009 seasons and online access to these works were made possible, in part, by a grant from the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.