New artistic planner at Carnegie Hall

New artistic planner at Carnegie Hall


norman lebrecht

November 07, 2019

They’ve hired Abhijit Sengupta of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as director of artistic planning at Carnegie Hall.

Liz Mahler is listed as artistic administrator.

No shortage of chiefs, then.



  • Drew says:

    He’s replacing Jeremy Geffen, who left early this year. In addition to the aforementioned Liz Mahler, here’s also a general manager who oversees the artistic department, as well as an associate artistic administrator, but the only real artistic authority rests with Sir Clive, the chief executive and artistic officer; all the rest defer to him. Not an ideal structural model, perhaps, but they seem to make it work.

  • John Bonbonni says:


    Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. Great choice!

  • Omar Little says:

    There is not an analogy that can to properly describe how miserable it is to work at the BSO.

  • JPAULO says:

    How is it that administration employees of struggling ensembles nearly always seem to manage to employ upwardly ?? Not saying that he is in any way the BSOs problem, but when the ship is taking on major water people seek dry ground.

  • Larry W says:

    Ab is also a very talented violist. It’s good to see performing musicians in administrative roles. He will definitely be an asset to Carnegie Hall. Baltimore’s loss.

  • Mark Powell says:

    Ab Sengupta is a superlative musician, a kind and farsighted administrator, and one of the reasons (along with Karen Hendricks) that Da Camera of Houston functioned like a well oiled machine for so long. Carnegie is getting a phenomenal person added to their artistic administration roster.