Carnegie Hall extends shutdown until 2021

Fri Jun 19, 2020 at 11:32 am

Carnegie Hall has cancelled all fall events and will not reopen until 2021 due to the continuing effects of Covid-19.

Following similar recent announcements by the Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic, Carnegie announced Thursday that the venue’s three halls will reopen to live performances January 7, 2021.

“This was a very difficult decision for us to make, however the safety of Carnegie Hall’s artists, audiences, and staff is paramount,“ said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie’s executive and artistic director. “After consulting with medical professionals and other experts on a continuing basis, we have concluded, in the face of current government restrictions and social distancing protocols, that there is no other option but to extend the Hall’s closure through the end of the calendar year, allowing health conditions to continue to improve.

“While this has been an enormously challenging time for all of us, we remain focused on preparing for when we will be together again and, in the meanwhile, actively engaging audiences digitally in service of our musical mission.”

All performances slated for October through December have been cancelled. The hall’s scheduled opening night gala will now take place as an “online virtual celebration,” this fall with details TBA.

Carnegie Hall’s online series, Live with Carnegie Hall and Learn with Carnegie Hall, will continue to be streamed at and social media channels.

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