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Festivals and Artistic Focuses

Carnegie Hall’s festivals and special artistic focuses provide in-depth explorations of music, culture, and more. Festivals frequently include partner events, such as talks, film screenings, exhibitions, and performances at cultural and academic partner organizations across New York City. Artistic focuses feature music closely associated with a cultural milestone or a historical period. From the artistic glories of Venice to the powerful stories of migrations to and within America, Carnegie Hall’s festivals and artistic focuses take you on fascinating journeys of discovery.

2020–2021 Season

Voices of Hope: Artists in Times of Oppression

This timely festival examines the role of artists during times of injustice and explores the works they felt compelled to create.

Past Festivals

Migrations: The Making of America

Migrations: The Making of America

February 28–May 31, 2019

60s Festival collage

The ’60s: The Years that Changed America

January 14–March 24, 2018

La Serenissima promo

La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic

February 3–21, 2017

UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa promo

UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa

October 8–November 5, 2014

Vienna: City of Dreams promo

Vienna: City of Dreams

February 20–March 16, 2014

Voices from Latin America promo

Voices from Latin America

November 8–December 11, 2012

JapanNYC

JapanNYC

December 14, 2010–April 9, 2011

Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture

Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture

October 21–November 10, 2009

Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, Curated by Jessye Norman

HONOR! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, Curated by Jessye Norman

March 4–23, 2009

Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds

Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds

September 24–December 13, 2008

Berlin in Lights

Berlin in Lights

November 2–18, 2017

Past Artistic Focuses

Beethoven

Beethoven Celebration

2019–2020

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Bruckner Symphony Cycle

January 2017

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Before Bach

April 7–May 1, 2015

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Britten 100

2013–2014

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American Mavericks

March 2012

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New York City at the Turn of the Century

2011–2012

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Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg

2011–2012

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A Golden Age of Music

2011–2012

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