NEW YORK — For the first time in its 130-year history, Carnegie Hall will miss an entire season.

It's canceling all performances from April 6 through July at its three venues, extending the pandemic shutdown that began last March.

Carnegie is looking to reopen in October for the 2021 to 2022 season.

Its "Voices of Hope" festival will be held virtually from April 16th through the 30th.

It will focus on works created by artists in times of crisis and oppression.

More details about who's performing should be announced in late March.

Carnegie says it will still hold its annual summer youth ensemble residences at SUNY Purchase.

The Met Opera is also missing a season for the first time due to the pandemic.