Carnegie Hall has announced its full comeback season for 2022 through 2023, with over 150 concerts scheduled.
“Since Carnegie hall re-opened from its extended closure seven months ago, it has been inspiring to see how much it has meant to artists, audiences, trustees, supporters, and staff to come together and enjoy live performances by amazing artists from all around the world,” says Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director.
“Because New York City’s extraordinary cultural offerings have been available to audiences in this great city for as long as anyone can remember, it has been easy to take them for granted,” Gillinson adds. “Since the pandemic closed everything down for so long, audiences everywhere have come to appreciate anew just what an incredibly rich destination this is for arts and culture, and how, without them, every great city loses its heart and soul.”
Carnegie Hall’s 2022-2023 season kicks of on September 29 with an Opening Night Gala concert by The Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, performing music by Ravel, Dvorák, and Gabriela Lena Frank. Pianist Daniil Trifonov is featured soloist for this special musical occasion, performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
The Carnegie Hall 2022-2023 season is focusing on the contributions made by women in every facet of music.
Curated concert series by three acclaimed musicians are programmatic focuses in 2022-2023. Pianist Mitsuko Uchida will curate a multi-event Perspectives series, treating audiences to some of the repertoire for which she is so renowned.
Flutist and innovator Claire Chase is the holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Creative Chair for the 2022-2023 season. As part of her residency, she presents the continuation of Density 2036, her 24-year project to commission an expansive body of music for the flute, leading up to the centennial of Varèse’s groundbreaking 1936 flute solo, Density 21.5.
That includes conductors leading some of today’s top orchestras, vocalists and instrumentalists, composers who have made history like Clara Schumann and Florence Price. The scope of their artistry, both onstage and off, will be explored throughout the year.
Highlights of Carnegie Hall’s 2022–2023 season will also include performances by many of the finest orchestras from around the world.
Those performances will include the City of Birmingham Orchestra with Music Director Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla and the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, with both orchestras making their first Carnegie Hall appearances in more than 30 years; and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra performing for the first time at Carnegie Hall since 1968 under the direction of Chief Conductor Susanna Mälkki.
The new season features concerts by Andris Nelsons with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin with both The Philadelphia Orchestra and The MET Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda with the National Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Petrenko with the Berliner Philharmoniker (in his first appearances as the orchestra’s Chief Conductor); Christian Thielemann with the Vienna Philharmonic; and Franz Welser-Möst with The Cleveland Orchestra.