New York's Carnegie Hall announced that it will cancel all events from April 6 through July 2021 — due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic.
However, with health conditions continuing to improve in New York City, future live programming is slated to be announced in late Spring, 2021.
Its "Voices of Hope" festival will now move online and run from April 16-30, 2021. Digital programming will examine the "resilience of artists throughout history, exploring works they felt compelled to create in times of crisis and oppression."
In addition, Carnegie Hall will continue to offer new original programming presented via the Hall’s online series — Live with Carnegie Hall and Learn with Carnegie Hall — streamed via Carnegie Hall’s website and social media channels.
“While we had hoped to be able to open the Hall in some capacity by this summer, it is clear that more time is required to address the COVID-19 crisis before artists, audiences, and staff can return safely,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall.
“We are heartened that health conditions have slowly started to improve now that vaccines have started to become available. We will continue to consult with medical and health professionals to determine the best approach and timeline for bringing live music safely back to the Hall. Until then, I remain deeply grateful for the dedication and hard work of the Carnegie Hall board of trustees, staff, and extended family, enabling us to continue to serve audiences through music.”