Carnegie Hall 2020-21: Rhiannon Giddens, Andrew Norman, “Voices of Hope” festival

Posted on: January 29, 2020

“Carnegie Hall’s 2020-2021 season will open in October with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic and culminate with a season-ending spring festival entitled ‘Voices of Hope: Artists in Times of Oppression,’ ” writes George Grella in Tuesday’s (1/28) New York Classical Review. “The Debs Composer’s Chair will welcome a new occupant in Grawemeyer Award winner Andrew Norman…. The citywide ‘Voices of Hope” festival runs March-May 2021 with Americana musician Rhiannon Giddens headlining and … concerts by the Kronos Quartet … Decoda, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Jerusalem Quartet … and the trio of Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, and Evgeny Kissin…. Giddens [is] one of three artists curating Perspectives series. The other two [are] conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the great viola da gamba player and musicologist Jordi Savall.… There will be … 19 pieces commissioned by Carnegie in the upcoming season.… The roster of visiting orchestras includes the Carnegie premiere of the Galilee Chamber Orchestra,” an Israel-based youth orchestra comprising Arab and Israeli musicians. Other ensembles will include American Composers Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, musicAeterna, New York Pops, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, and Vienna Philharmonic. Read Rhiannon Giddens’ Coda article in Symphony magazine.