Geffen Hall rebuild speeded due to virus, reopen in fall ’22

By Associated Press |

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David Geffen Hall Interior Rendering (Courtesy of Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic)

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts are accelerating the reconstruction of Geffen Hall because of the novel coronavirus pandemic and plan to reopen the auditorium in the fall of 2022, about 1-1/2 years ahead of the original schedule. Rather than rebuild in phased segments around seasons, the Philharmonic will relocate for the 2021-22 season and split concerts that year between Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. Philharmonic President Deborah Borda said a full season will be announced in late May or early June to start in late September.

Ronald Blum for the Associated Press