Voices of Hope
April 16–30, 2021
The life-affirming power of music and the arts during times of crisis comes under the spotlight in Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope. This online festival examines the resilience of artists and explores the works they felt compelled to create despite—and often because of—appalling circumstances and human tragedy.
With streamed performances that range from orchestral and chamber works to folk and jazz, Voices of Hope features music that inspires change and lifts the human spirit. The Hall’s Weill Music Institute also engages its educational program participants, inviting songwriters of all ages from across New York City and beyond to create music exploring this theme.
Leading cultural and academic organizations extend the scope of the festival through online programming and events, exhibitions, performances, and film screenings, considering humankind’s capacity for hope, courage, and resilience in the face of the unimaginable.
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Jordi Savall: Bal-Kan
Delve into a journey created by Jordi Savall, who has “what could be the broadest vision among any musicians today of how cultures connect and the historical significance of that for a modern, changing world” (Los Angeles Times). From the reign of the Ottoman Turks to the political divisions of the 20th century, Savall calls the Balkans “at one and the same time a rich meeting point and the theater of dramatic confrontations.” Experience the extraordinarily diverse cultural traditions that adapted and flourished during the Ottoman Empire’s regime.
Available through May 31, 2021.
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Dance and Theater
Programs of movement, dance, and theater are presented as a part of Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope festival.
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The Africa Center
American Indian Community House
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
Brooklyn Public Library
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
Centro Primo Levi New York
Global Arts Corps
Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies of Ramapo College of New Jersey
Irish Arts Center
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University
Jazz at Lincoln Center
The Jewish Museum
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Joyce Theater
Keyes Art Projects
Latin American Writers Institute of Hostos Community College, CUNY
Leo Baeck Institute, New York | Berlin
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Louis Armstrong House Museum & Archives
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Opera
Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Museum of the City of New York
National Queer Theater
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
New York Review Books
New-York Historical Society
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The University of Chicago Presents
WQXR / The Greene Space
Yiddish Book Center
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research