Carnegie Hall's Clive Gillinson talks about re-opening, lessons learned and the 2021-22 season
Carnegie Hall, like so many concert halls around the world, has been shut down for nearly 18 months. Now Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson talks with Susan Elliott of Musical America about their plans for re-opening, the lessons they've learned about sharing concerts virtually, and what they'll keep moving forward. He also talks about some of the advantages in serving the community through music education and how they may serve the community even more fully as they bring back many of the live educational opportunities.
Carnegie Hall recently announced its 2021-2022 season, which includes the debut of the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 3:00pm. Founded in 1993, the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra celebrates the contributions of classical musicians of African descent, bringing professional musicians from leading orchestras to perform and inspire communities through the power of music.
Hear this marvelous orchestra in a performance of works by Brahms, George Walker and Florence Price, along with a vibrant fantasia on Lift Every Voice and Sing. The excitement level is raised even higher for the world premiere of a work for narrator and orchestra by Oscar-winning, GRAMMY-nominated Jon Batiste, host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Clive Gillinson is also a cellist, having studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1970 he began performing in the London Symphony Orchestra and from 1984 to 2005 was its Managing Director. In 2005 he took charge of Carnegie Hall.
Learn more about the highlights of Carnegie Hall's 2021-2022 season.