A graphic for Carnegie Hall’s “Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice” festival, which begins January 20 and will feature multiple orchestras.

In Tuesday’s (1/16) Musical America (subscription required), Sarah Shay writes, “ ‘Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice,’ Carnegie Hall’s latest citywide festival, is set to launch on Jan. 20 and run through May. Thirty concerts and events at Carnegie Hall as well as 70+ multidisciplinary offerings at more than 50 cultural and academic institutions across New York City will explore Germany’s Weimar Republic (1919–1933). ‘The Weimar festival… shines a spotlight on the innovative creative expression and powerful artistic movements that emerged during this increasingly dark and tumultuous era,’ said Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall … The kickoff events on Jan. 20 and 21 feature Franz Welser-Möst leading the Cleveland Orchestra in concerts of works by Krenek, Webern, Bartók, Prokofiev, and Mahler. A parade of orchestras during January and February will include appearances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra; the National Symphony Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Philadelphia Orchestra and, later, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, with soprano Lise Davidsen in Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder.”