Carnegie Hall Faces Cutbacks

Carnegie Hall

Apparently the venerated Carnegie Hall is not immune to the effects of the recession either, the 2009-2010 season schedule will contain 10% less events. Does this mean they’ll start booking more Bowery Presents shows?

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall cut its 2009-10 schedule by 10 percent because of the recession, instituting a hiring freeze and slashing $4 million from the budget for its current season to keep it balanced.

Carnegie executive and artistic director Clive Gillinson said Wednesday that next season’s budget will be even lower than the revised $76 million for this season. Carnegie announced a schedule of 180 concerts, down from about 200 in recent seasons. []