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Carnegie Hall announces schedule of events for Voices of Hope online festival from April 16-30, 2021

Source: Carnegie HallApril/14/2021

From April 16-30, 2021, Carnegie Hall presents an online festival Voices of Hope, an online festival that examines the resilience of artists, exploring works that they felt compelled to create despite—and often because of—appalling circumstances and human tragedy. Over the two weeks, Carnegie Hall’s first-ever digital festival explores this theme through more than 100 events including digital programming presented by Carnegie Hall and more than 40 leading cultural and academic institutions across New York City and beyond.

Anchoring Voices of Hope will be free streamed musical performances presented nightly by Carnegie Hall over the two weeks, ranging from orchestral and chamber works to folk and jazz. Complementing Carnegie Hall’s evening line-up of musical performances, each afternoon, the Hall will stream a curated selection of free documentaries and filmed performances, further exploring how the arts have been used as a tool for activism, resistance, and solidarity.

In addition, through programs created by the Weill Music Institute—Carnegie Hall’s education and social impact arm—songwriters of all ages from across the US have been invited to explore the Voices of Hope theme, creating new music to empower themselves and their communities in response to the world around them. A selection of more than 20 of their songs will be featured during the festival in a special online presentation, In Response, streamed on Wednesday evening, April 28 as part of the Learn with Carnegie Hall series.

Online and in-person programming created by more than 40 prestigious partner organizations will further expand the scope of Voices of Hope over the two weeks with 60+ events ranging from exhibitions and dance/theater performances to talks and film screenings considering humankind’s capacity for optimism, courage, and strength in the face of the unimaginable.

All Voices of Hope programming presented by Carnegie Hall along with most festival partner events will be offered for free. Carnegie Hall programming will stream on carnegiehall.org/voicesofhope as well as on the Hall’s Facebook and YouTube pages, and will be available for on-demand viewing through May 31, 2021.

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