Carnegie Hall

“The threats facing democracy will be a central focus of Carnegie Hall’s coming season, the presenter announced on Tuesday, with a festival devoted to the flourishing cultural scene in Germany between the two world wars,” writes Javier C. Hernández in Wednesday’s (3/1) New York Times. “From January to May, Carnegie will host ‘Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice,’ an exploration of creative expression during the fragile democracy in Germany from 1919 to 1933. The festival will feature ensembles such as the Vienna Philharmonic and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s performing works by composers of the time, including Paul Hindemith and Kurt Weill…. The 2023-24 season, which begins in October, will feature some 170 performances, beginning with two concerts by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of its outgoing music director, Riccardo Muti. The pianist Mitsuko Uchida and the conductor Franz Welser-Möst, the music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, will each organize a series of Perspectives concerts. The composer Tania León … will lead a season-long residency; in January, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will offer the New York premiere of a new piece by her.” Among the U.S. orchestras at Carnegie Hall next season are the American Composers Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Pops, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s.