Carnegie Hall cancels concerts through April 2021; Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series cancelled through May 2021

Posted on: October 30, 2020

“Carnegie Hall announced that it would be cancelling all upcoming shows until April 5, 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,” writes James Crowley in Thursday’s (10/29) Newsweek. “The historic New York concert venue had previously announced [in June] that, in the interest of safety, it was cancelling all events in scheduled between October and December…. Prior to the June announcement, the concert hall … first cancelled events throughout March and later cancelled events through May 10. The rest of the season’s cancellation was announced at the beginning of April.” Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director, said, “It is heartbreaking to all of us to have to extend the closure of the Hall due to the COVID crisis, however we do so with the health of our public, artists, and staff front of mind.” In a separate Thursday announcement, New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts cancelled its Great Performers series through May 9, 2021 as well as the American Songbook series and events in the David Rubenstein Atrium. Great Performers presents many concerts by leading vocalists and instrumentalists as well as American and international orchestras. Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall state that they will expand their online offerings.