The Philadelphia Orchestra and Carnegie Hall recently announced their 2018-2019 season plans, and this week on A Tempo (Sat. 2/10 at 7 pm) host Rachel Katz provides a look at what's in store.
The Philadelphia Orchestra will feature another new work, Healing Tones, by Music Alive Artist in Residence Hannibal, part of its efforts to create deeper roots within the Philadelphia community and new audiences. The season will also feature the conclusion of a multi-season salute to Leonard Bernstein, a festival exploring the relationship between art collector Albert Barnes and Music Director Leopold Stokowski, and a variety of new works and traditional repertoire favorites. Jeremy Rothman, the orchestra's vice president of artistic planning, will elaborate on some of the highlights.
One of Carnegie Hall's season centerpieces will illustrate and examine the musical impact and influence of some of the various migration waves that brought diverse groups of peoples and their musical traditions to and across the U.S. Curated in part by mandolin virtuoso, vocalist and composer Chris Thile, who will hold next year's Debs Composer's Chair, the festival, titled Migrations: The Making of America, will focus on the contributions of the Scots Irish, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, and the Great Migration of African Americans from the American South to the the North during the early and mid-20th century to America's musical and cultural heritage. Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall, will talk more in depth about the festival, and some of the other season's programs.