Carnegie Hall unveiled details for its 2019–2020 season, which includes the Carnegie debut of stage favorite and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess and a series of Broadway-centric programs from the New York Pops.
The lineup of over 170 events begins with an October 3 gala featuring the Cleveland Orchestra, under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, joined by violinist Anne Sophie Mutter, cellist Lynn Harrell, and pianist Yefim Bronfam. A significant portion of the programming throughout the season will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday, including the composer’s Triple Concerto in C Major and Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G major during the gala.
Burgess will take the stage February 1, 2020, in Take Me to the World, an evening celebrating the music of Stephen Sondheim.
The New York Pops season, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, launches October 18 with Jeremy Jordan in One Night Only, highlighting songs from Broadway and beyond. Capathia Jenkins and Tony DeSare will celebrate the holiday season with A Frank and Ella Christmas December 20 and 21, joined by Essential Voices USA. On January 24, 2020, Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen will explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalog in Find Your Dream, and the belt-happy trio of Mandy Gonzalez, Carrie Manolakos, and Alex Newell will present I’m Every Woman: Divas On Stage February 14. Lastly, Reineke will once again highlight the scores of John Williams with a March 27 concert.
Additional highlights include programming curated by Joyce DiDonato, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, John Eliot Gardiner, and Angélique Kidjo as part of Carnegie Hall’s Perspectives series; the conclusion of its five-year “125 Commissions Project” with new works by such composers as John Adams, Gabrielle Smith, and Julia Wolfe; Renée Fleming in a recital with pianist Evgeny Kissin; the Carnegie return of Bryn Terfel; and Jonas Kaufmann and Emily Magee in a concert performance of Act III of Tristan and Isolde with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
For the full season and more information, visit CarnegieHall.org.