Carnegie Hall will miss an entire season for the first time for the first time in its 130-year history. Carnegie said Thursday (Feb. 18) it was canceling performances from April 6 through July at its three venues, extending a closure that started last March 13 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Carnegie hopes to reopen in October for its 2021-22 season and intends a delayed season announcement in late spring.
The pandemic also caused the Metropolitan Opera to miss a season for the first time, and it hopes to start its season in September. Broadway theaters have been closed since March, and the arts shutdowns have contributed to a major contraction to New York City’s economy.