Carnegie Hall 2018-19: U.S. and international orchestras, Chris Thile, Yuja Wang, “Migrations” series

Posted on: January 26, 2018

“Carnegie Hall will open its season with Gershwin for the second year in a row this fall,” when the San Francisco Symphony performs the first of two October concerts at the hall, writes Michael Cooper in Thursday’s (1/25) New York Times. “The new season will focus on the conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the pianist Yuja Wang and the mandolin player Chris Thile-who will become the rare nonclassical composer to be given the hall’s prestigious composer in residence position. The hall’s annual festival will be called ‘Migrations: The Making of America’ and will explore the musical traditions created by immigrants from Scotland and Ireland … Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe … and black Americans who left the South during the Great Migration…. Carnegie is devoting a Perspectives series to Mr. Thomas…. [This summer] he will lead Carnegie’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America at the hall and on a tour of Asia…. [In May] Mr. Thomas will return with the New World Symphony, the orchestral academy he co-founded.” American orchestras scheduled to perform include American Composers Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Met Orchestra, New York String Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Sphinx Virtuosi.

Posted January 26, 2018