Sir Clive Gillinson Discusses the Impact COVID-19 has had on the Arts

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - Sir Clive Gillinson discusses the arts community, how they have been affected by COVID-19, and how they hope to recover.

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Sir Clive Gillinson is a British cellist and arts administrator.
Sir Clive Gillinson is a British cellist and arts administrator.

Sir Clive Gillinson is a British cellist and arts administrator. He is best known for his long tenure as the Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1984 to 2005, and his current position as Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall. Today, he will discuss the arts community, how they have been affected by COVID-19, and how they hope to recover.

Sir Clive Gillinson notes that Carnegie Hall is not merely home to a prestigious arts venue, but also maintains extensive educational programming, reaching roughly 800,000 individuals annually. Carnegie Hall has had to cancel all in-person programming through at least January of 2021 and has been streaming performances in the meantime. Unfortunately, arts venues will be among the last parts of our economy to reopen.

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