Carnegie Hall will celebrate its 125th anniversary next season by starting a new project to commission some 125 new works over the next five years. The program will double the number of works that Carnegie Hall commissions normally. Carnegie Hall is expected to spend $1 million on the project.
Evgeny Kissin joins the New York Philharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert to launch the 2015–2016 season during an opening night gala. Gilbert and the orchestra perform the world premiere of a Carnegie Hall commission by composer Magnus Lindberg, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2.
During the anniversary there will be plenty of nods to tradition as well. Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra will perform Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 and No. 3 and violin concerto together with violinist Hilary Hahn.
Last week Lindberg’s latest work, Accused for a soprano soloist and orchestra, was premiered at the Royal Festival Hall in London.