• Carnegie Hall's 2011-2012 Season Announced

    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 pianist András 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.

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