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Music Lovers Invited to Explore New Specially-Curated Playlists on Carnegie Hall's Apple Music Destination

Dynamic Playlists Explore Programming Featured During Carnegie Hall’s 2019-2020 Season, Showcasing Recordings by Renowned Artists and Ensembles Performing Throughout The Year

(New York, NY)— Just in time for the launch of Carnegie Hall’s 2019-2020 season, music lovers worldwide are invited to enjoy and explore the world of classical music with a variety of specially-curated new playlists on Carnegie Hall’s Apple Music destination: applemusic.com/carnegiehall.

Featured playlists on Carnegie Hall’s popular Apple Music page preview the wide range of exciting programming initiatives that are a part of the Hall’s upcoming season, each handpicked by Carnegie Hall artists or the Hall’s programming team.

  • A dynamic “Beethoven Celebration” playlist coincides with the Hall’s season-long commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the master composer’s birth, to include more than 35 performances and events highlighting Beethoven’s transformative impact on music, including two complete symphony cycles, one on original instruments; the complete piano sonatas; the complete string quartets as well as chamber music, recitals, and choral works. Also aligned with the celebration, the Hall will co-curate Apple Music’s Beethoven radio station throughout the year, featuring a wealth of recordings inspired by Carnegie Hall’s exploration.

  • Playlists dedicated to a variety of recordings by conductors Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Yannick Nézet-Seguin, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, and singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo will enable listeners to dive deeper into music featured on each artist’s upcoming Perspectives series.
  • A playlist highlighting the work of 2019-2020 Debs Composer’s Chair Jörg Widmann lends insight into his music-making as a composer, clarinetist, and conductor, placing Widmann’s captivating and visceral compositions in dialogue with music by Mozart and Schumann.
  • Carnegie Hall also marks the centenary year of the birth of the acclaimed late violinist, educator, and activist Isaac Stern with a dedicated playlist surveying his rich discography. Carnegie Hall has dedicated its entire 2019-2020 season in Stern’s honor, in gratitude for his tireless work in saving the Hall from demolition in 1960 and for his aspirations for what the Hall could mean to future generations.
  • In addition, dynamic playlists—“The Piano,” “The Symphony Orchestra,” and “Carnegie Hall Presents”—will be updated monthly, showcasing the renowned artists and celebrated ensembles who perform at Carnegie Hall throughout the year; The “Carnegie Hall Citywide” playlist will highlight the leading artists and rising stars featured on the Hall’s series of free performances presented in partnership with local community organizations across the five boroughs of New York City.

“Carnegie Hall’s 2019-2020 season offers an amazing range of musical experiences,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director. “It’s wonderful to be able to extend the circle of people who can enjoy this programming through Carnegie Hall’s destination on Apple Music. We hope these curated playlists and hand-picked collections of recordings will inspire listeners everywhere to engage and explore.”

About Carnegie Hall
For more than 125 years, New York City's Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance. Its walls have echoed with applause for the world's outstanding classical music artists, as they have for the greatest popular musicians and many prominent dancers, authors, social crusaders, and world figures who have appeared on its stages.

Today, the Hall presents an exciting range of performances each season on its three stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall—including citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading New York City cultural institutions; concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music.

Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and social impact programs that annually reach more than 600,000 people in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.

For more information about Carnegie Hall, please visit www.carnegiehall.org.

Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall. 

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