Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2013-2014 season, consisting of over 170 performances and extensive education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. The upcoming season features collaborations with many of the world's greatest musicians and ensembles from the worlds of classical, pop, jazz, and world music, with performances presented on Carnegie Hall's three stages and throughout New York City.
Among the season programming highlights announced by Mr. Gillinson is a three-week festival, Vienna: City of Dreams, to take place from February 21 to March 16, 2014, saluting the extraordinary artistic legacy of one of Europe's greatest historic cultural capitals. The festival features events at Carnegie Hall and at 14 partner cultural organizations throughout New York City and will be bookended by seven concerts by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra-including two as the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera in performances of Wozzeck and Salome-led by conductors Franz Welser-Möst, Daniele Gatti, Andris Nelsons, and Zubin Mehta.
Another major highlight is the season-long celebration of the music of Benjamin Britten on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, with performances at Carnegie Hall of some of his major works by leading performers including the opera Peter Grimes in a concert performance by the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus and David Robertson with Anthony Dean Griffey and Susanna Phillips; the War Requiem by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and Robert Spano; and the complete Canticles by Ian Bostridge, Iestyn Davies, Joshua Hopkins, and Julius Drake.
Among the season's major orchestral highlights, over four concerts in November 2013 and April 2014, conductor Osmo Vänskä-one of the world's foremost interpreters of the music of Jean Sibelius-leads the Minnesota Orchestra in all seven of the composer's symphonies, marking the first complete cycle in Carnegie Hall's history. Other major works by the Finnish composer are also presented, including Tapiola, En saga, and Pohjola's Daughter, featuring such soloists as violinist Hilary Hahn and mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter.
For complete 2013-2014 season information, including concert calendar, please visit carnegiehall.org.