In Wednesday’s (8/5) Telegraph (London), John Hiscock writes, “Among the old photographs lining the walls of a seventh-floor office in New York’s Carnegie Hall is a framed programme for a 1970 concert there by the London Symphony Orchestra. In small letters in the list of the cellists is the name Clive Gillinson. The same Clive Gillinson, now Sir Clive, is back at Carnegie Hall, having left his post as managing director of the London Symphony Orchestra to take on the challenge of revolutionising the cultural life of New York. As Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director, the 63-year-old Briton is forging a legacy that has already led to a broad spectrum of creative changes and innovations that have embraced the city and been felt in other parts of America and the world.” Gillinson has spearheaded collaborations among some of New York’s largest arts institutions. “His most ambitious project yet, Ancient Paths, Modern Voices, a 21-day festival celebrating China’s culture and influence, opens in October and extends not only across New York City but to Southern California, marking the first time live Carnegie Hall festival programming has been offered to audiences outside New York.”

Posted August 6, 2009