Carnegie Hall announces 2011-12 season, further expansion

Posted on: January 20, 2011

In Thursday’s (1/20) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin writes, “Carnegie Hall, in announcing its new season on Wednesday, is projecting unusually broad ambitions as a cultural force. It is becoming a national presence in music training, sending graduates of its Academy program to perform and teach around the world, unveiling 60,000 square feet of new space for music education and beginning a new broadcast series. … [Artistic and Executive Director Clive] Gillinson said the hall’s new educational spaces were on target to be opened in 2014 and come in at a cost of around $200 million. … Carnegie reaches 170,000 young people a year through its education and community programs, it says, and it aims to influence more through a new Web page for educators on its Web site, carnegiehall.org, which will be expanded when Carnegie redesigns the Web site for the first time since 2000. … Carnegie on Wednesday released details of its next season. No formal festival … is planned. That is because Carnegie will be occupied with celebrating its 120th anniversary, Mr. Gillinson said. The effort includes joint exhibitions and programs in the city about New York at the turn of the 20th century.”

Posted January 20, 2011