“Abhijit Sengupta, director of artistic planning for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for just under two years, is to be the new director of artistic planning for Carnegie Hall as of January 6,” writs Susan Elliott in Thursday’s (11/7) Musical America (subscription required). “He succeeds Jeremy Geffen, who left last spring to become executive and artistic director of Cal Performances at the University of California. Sengupta (known as ‘Ab’) holds an MM in viola performance from USC and spent four years as an orchestral fellow with the New World Symphony. His BA from Yale University is in economics. Prior to Baltimore, he was for four years general manager of Da Camera of Houston and, before that, served briefly as executive director of the Ojai Festival. He was also for three years principal viola of the Florida Philharmonic before its demise and thereafter co-principal of the Bergen (NJ) Philharmonic. Other members of the Carnegie artistic planning team include Anna Weber, Liz Mahler, Adriaan Fuchs, Sarah Johnson, and, of course, Artistic and Executive Director Clive Gillinson.”

Posted November 8, 2019