• Thursday, Feb 17, 2011

    JapanNYC Festival Returns This March & April with Over 40 Events Spanning the Cultural Spectrum

    JapanNYC
    A CITYWIDE FESTIVAL OF JAPANESE ARTS AND CULTURE PRESENTED BY
    CARNEGIE HALL AND OTHER NEW YORK CITY CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
    CONTINUES IN MARCH AND APRIL 2011

    NEW EVENTS ADDED TO SPRING FESTIVAL LINEUP:

    Deerhoof & Friends, Indie Rock Concert at (Le) Poisson Rouge

    Panel Discussion Entitled Innovating and Profiting in Contemporary Japan Led by
    Norman Pearlstine of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Businessweek
    Presented by Carnegie Hall in Partnership with Bloomberg

    Macy’s Becomes JapanNYC Partner with Special
    Japanese Garden at Annual Macy’s Flower Show

    Two Panels with Wall Street Journal Columnists:
    One on the Future of Personal Technology with Sir Howard Stringer of Sony, and
    One on Automobiles, Design, and Sake,
    Both Presented by Carnegie Hall in Partnership with The Wall Street Journal

    Calligraphy Exhibit and j-CATION 2011 All-Day Open House at Japan Society

    JapanNYC Spring Events Begin on Monday, March 14
     

     

    This spring, from Monday, March 14 to Saturday, April 9, Carnegie Hall launches part two of JapanNYC, an ambitious two-part citywide festival inviting audiences to explore the incredible diversity of Japanese arts and culture with more than 65 performances and events at Carnegie Hall and New York City partner venues.

    The spring lineup of more than 40 events will include classical, pop, and traditional Japanese music (including free Neighborhood Concerts), noh theater, taiko drumming, dance, film, exhibitions, workshops, and panel discussions on a wide variety of topics. Featured artists in JapanNYC this spring include violinist Midori, the NHK Symphony Orchestra led by André Previn, Bach Collegium Japan with conductor Masaaki Suzuki, Kodo Drummers, Kasha-juku Noh Theater, Martha Graham Dance Company, Eiko & Koma, jazz pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi, shamisen players Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta, pianist Aimi Kobayashi, and many more.

    A number of exciting, new events have been added to the JapanNYC spring lineup since the festival began in December. Two new events kick off JapanNYC’s spring schedule on March 14:

    • Panel Discussion: Innovating and Profiting in Contemporary Japan; Japan's economic setbacks haven't stifled opportunities for smart companies to thrive. Join a discussion with Norman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP; and Chairman, Bloomberg Businessweek, as he speaks with leaders from Gilt Groupe, Dentsu, and other organizations about how they're profiting in a challenging but lucrative environment; Monday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall; presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Bloomberg.
       
    • Concert: Deerhoof & Friends; contemporary indie rock from Japan with special guests Ichi and If By Yes (featuring Yuka Honda and Petra Haden); Monday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. at (Le) Poisson Rouge; presented by (Le) Poisson Rouge.
       
    • Exhibition: Macy’s Flower Show: Towers of Flowers; within this year’s show, visitors will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the Japanese garden, which is unveiled with a special performance by the “Thunder Drummers” of the New York Suwa Taiko Association; begins Sunday, March 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Macy’s Herald Square. Presented by Macy’s.
       
    • Panel Discussion: From Race Cars to Rice Wine: Inside Japanese Style with WSJ Weekend; join Wall Street Journal columnists and special guests as they explore automotive and industrial design in Japan and the art of sake, with a sake-tasting to follow; Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall; presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with The Wall Street Journal.
       
    • Panel Discussion: Talking Tech with The Wall Street Journal; Walt Mossberg, personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, discusses consumer technology with Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO, and President of Sony Corporation; Friday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall; presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with The Wall Street Journal.
       
    • Exhibition: Brush: Recent Calligraphy by Masako Inkyo; Japan Society’s calligraphy instructor presents a show of recent work; begins Friday, April 1 at Japan Society. Presented by Japan Society.
       
    • Special Event: j-CATION 2011: Beyond Cute; an all-day open house taking visitors beyond Japan’s kawaii (cute) culture introducing them to some of the most recent, radical, and wondrous trends in Japan today; Saturday, April 9, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Japan Society; presented by Japan Society.

    Also, special walk-in Japanese-language tours of Carnegie Hall will be given at 12:30 p.m. on March 22, March 26, April 5, and April 9. The public may visit carnegiehall.org/japannyc for the most up-to-date information on festival events, interviews with artists, videos, slideshows, and other content providing insight into Japan’s arts scene and JapanNYC festival offerings. Carnegie Hall’s social media sites, facebook.com/carnegiehall and twitter.com/carnegiehall, will also share festival information including a special origami contest.

    In addition, Toshiba Corporation, a Supporting Sponsor of JapanNYC, will feature festival artists and information on its giant Toshiba Vision screen atop One Times Square from March 14 to April 9.

    The JapanNYC festival explores the world of Japan today, where artists embrace their country’s unique aesthetic sensibilities while continually revitalizing its cultural landscape. Led by famed conductor Seiji Ozawa as Artistic Director, JapanNYC celebrates a country that values its long-standing cultural heritage while also embracing and transforming Western art forms, in a spirit that very much looks ahead.

    The festival extends throughout New York City, thanks to partnerships with 26 prestigious New York cultural institutions, including Absolutely Live Entertainment and New Audiences; Asian Contemporary Art Week; Asia Society; Baryshnikov Arts Center; Bloomberg; Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Danspace Project; Film Forum; Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies at Columbia University; Japan Society; The Juilliard School; Macy’s; The New York Public Library; The Noguchi Museum; The Paley Center for Media; Paul Szilard Productions and Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance; The Wall Street Journal; Wordless Music; Works & Process at the Guggenheim; and the World Music Institute. Free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts at partner venues—Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts; Abrons Art Center at Henry Street Settlement; LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; and Lehman Stages at Lehman College in the Bronx—will ensure that JapanNYC is accessible to all.

    Extending beyond New York, Carnegie Hall continues its partnership with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County for a second consecutive year. Select artists appearing in JapanNYC will also perform this season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, as part of JapanOC, a West Coast festival presented by the Philharmonic Society from October 2010 through April 2011, thanks to the generous support of South Coast Plaza.


     

    COMPLETE MARCH-APRIL JapanNYC PROGRAMMING IN NEW YORK CITY:
    (Presented by Carnegie Hall unless otherwise noted)  


    CONCERTS

    Deerhoof & Friends (NEW)
    March 14, 8:00 p.m., (Le) Poisson Rouge
    Deerhoof—the Tokyo/San Francisco avant-rock foursome, known internationally for its unforgettable live performances that combine sugary pop melodies with a playful, experimental spirit—curates and headlines this special appearance alongside artists who represent the best of contemporary experimental, rock, and electronic music from Japan. Also appearing are Ichi, from Nagoya in Japan, who takes the notion of a one-man band to new limits—combining steel-drum with ping-pong balls, tape-loops with double bass, and trumpet with bongos, and If By Yes, a new collaboration between keyboardist/sampler Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto) and vocalist Petra Haden (that dog, The Rentals) with drummer Yuko Araki and guitarist Hirotaka "Shimmy" Shimizu, known for their work with Cornelius and Mi-gu. Presented by Wordless Music.

    Kodo Drummers
    March 20; 7:00 p.m., Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
    Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese taiko drum, Kodo forges new directions in this vibrant art form. Its name is derived from the Japanese word for “heartbeat”—humanity’s most fundamental source of rhythm. Presented by Absolutely Live Entertainment and New Audiences Productions.

    NHK Symphony Orchestra
    March 21; 8:00 p.m., Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
    Japan’s oldest professional orchestra—with over 80 years of history—returns to Carnegie Hall for the first time in five years, with its Principal Guest Conductor André Previn leading a program that includes Takemitsu’s Green, Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5.

    Bach Collegium Japan with Masaaki Suzuki
    March 22; 8:00 p.m., Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
    Japan’s premier period instrument ensemble and chamber choir, led by its Founder and Artistic Director Masaaki Suzuki, performs one of Bach’s great choral works, the Mass in B Minor. Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Benjamin Sosland of The Juilliard School.

    Violinist Midori in recital with pianist Charles Abramovic
    March 23; 7:30 p.m., Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
    Acclaimed violinist Midori presents the first of her two JapanNYC programs, a recital of contemporary music with pianist Charles Abramovic, including works by Huw Watkins, Brett Dean, Toshio Hosokawa, James MacMillan, and John Adams.

    Shamisen Players Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta
    March 25; 10:00 p.m., Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
    Performing on the shamisen, a banjo-like instrument from the Tsugaru region in northern Japan, this duo brings a modern sensibility to an ancient, highly percussive folk music. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with World Music Institute.

    Glories of the Japanese Traditional Musical Heritage: Japanese Sacred Court Music
    and Ancient Soundscapes Reborn

    March 29; 6:00 p.m., Miller Theatre, Columbia University
    Protected by the Imperial Japanese Court for more than 1,000 years, gagaku is the world’s oldest living orchestral music. The program includes traditional pieces, as well as works by contemporary composers at the forefront of a revival of this traditional art form, and features the Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensemble, shō player Mayumi Miyata, hichiriki player Hitomi Nakamura, ryūteki player Takeshi Sasamoto, and harpist Bridget Kibbey. Presented by the Institute of Medieval Japanese Studies at Columbia University.

    Juilliard Percussion Ensemble
    March 29; 8:00 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
    In a program entitled Ceremony and Ritual, the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble, directed by Daniel Druckman, performs music by Tōru Takemitsu, Maki Ishii, Akira Nishimura, Hiroya Miura, and Jo Kondo. Presented by The Juilliard School.

    Pianist Aimi Kobayashi in Recital
    April 3; 7:30 p.m., Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
    Fifteen-year-old piano prodigy Aimi Kobayashi has been performing since the age of three and won Japan’s PTNA Piano Competition for four straight years beginning in 2001. She has since become a YouTube sensation, garnering over one million viewers. She performs during JapanNYC as part of Carnegie Hall’s Distinctive Debuts series.

    Chamber Music Featuring Violinist Midori and Friends
    April 5; 8:00 p.m., Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
    Midori returns, performing works by Haydn, Schubert, and Dvořák with violist Nobuko Imai, cellist Antoine Lederlin, and pianist Jonathan Biss.

    Jazz Pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi
    April 6; 9:30 p.m., Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
    The great jazz pianist/composer Toshiko Akiyoshi performs solos, trios, and quartets with her husband, tenor saxophonist and flutist Lew Tabackin, bassist Paul Gill, and drummer Mark Taylor. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Absolutely Live Entertainment LLC.

    New Juilliard Ensemble
    April 8; 8:00 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
    Music Director Joel Sachs conducts the New Juilliard Ensemble in a program titled The New Japan, featuring music of the Japanese avant-garde after World War II, including works by Joe Kondo, Ushio Torikai, Somei Satoh, Toshio Hosokawa, Akira Nishimura, and Karen Tanaka. Presented by The Juilliard School.


    THEATER

    Kashu-juku Noh Theater
    March 24–26; 7:30 p.m., Japan Society
    Audiences can encounter Japanese theater developed and preserved since the 14th century—a chance to experience the 600-year-old tradition of noh and kyogen performed back-to-back. Kyoto-based Kashu-juku Noh Theater, led by Katayama Shingo of the prestigious Katayama noh family, is joined by kyogen actors from the Shigeyama family. Presented by Japan Society.

    See also below: Noh Workshop: Movement and Musical Instruments.


    DANCE

    Isamu Noguchi and Martha Graham: A Legendary Collaboration
    March 17, 8:00 p.m., and 20, 2:00 p.m.; Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall
    The Martha Graham Dance Company performs a program that includes the beloved Appalachian Spring, a 20th-century retelling of Medea in Cave of the Heart, and an erotic Adam-and-Eve tale of contemporary marriage in Embattled Garden—all featuring set designs by famed Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi. Presented by Paul Szilard Productions and Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

    Eiko and Koma: Naked, A Living Installation
    March 29–April 9 (various times); Baryshniknov Arts Center
    This two-week-long movement/visual art installation features Eiko & Koma’s exploration of nakedness, desire, and the elasticity of time, set in an immersive and charged organic environment of their handcrafted design. In Naked, Eiko & Koma will be on continual view, in closer proximity to the audience than ever before. Audiences may come and go as they wish—or stay all evening. In adjacent spaces, view a companion video installation highlighting Eiko & Koma's decades of media work. Naked was commissioned by the Walker Art Center. Presented by Baryshnikov Arts Center in partnership with Asia Society and Danspace Project.

    For more dance see also below: A Window on Japan: A Film Series.


    FILM

    Five Japanese Divas

    April 1–21; various times; Film Forum
    Spotlighting five legendary actresses from the golden age of Japanese cinema—Setsuko Hara, Machiko Kyo, Hideko Takamine, Ayako Wakao, and Isuzu Yamada—this celebration features over 35 films, including some previously unknown in the US. Presented by Film Forum.

    A Window on Japan: A Film Series
    April 2–3; various times; The Paley Center for Media
    The Paley Center for Media will present three programs of arts and culture films about Japan from its collection, including a special family screening event, and such documentaries as Béjart’s Kabuki Ballet (1986), Camera Three: Bunraku: The Classical Puppets of Japan (1973), Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Japan (1962) and Ode to Joy: 10,000 Voices Resound (2002). Presented by The Paley Center for Media.


    WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

    Innovating and Profiting in Contemporary Japan (NEW)

    March 14; 7:30 p.m.; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
    Japan's economic setbacks haven't stifled opportunities for smart companies to thrive. Join a discussion with Norman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP; and Chairman, Bloomberg Businessweek, as he speaks with leaders from Gilt Groupe, Dentsu, and other organizations about how they're profiting in a challenging but lucrative environment. Panelists will include Susan Lyne, Chairman, Gilt Groupe; Tim Pollak, Adviser, Dentsu Inc.; and Chairman, Vertical Knowledge, and Kristie Woodland Seawright, Executive Director, Global Entrepreneurship Research Association. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Bloomberg.

    Manga Drawing Workshop with Misako Rocks
    March 22 and 29, and April 5; 4:00 p.m.; New York Public Library; Grand Central Branch; 135 E. 46th St.
    Kids, ages 12–18, are invited to learn how to draw characters, plot stories, and more with manga creator Misako Rocks. Materials will be provided. Presented by the New York Public Library.

    Noh Workshop: Movement and Musical Instruments
    March 26; 1:00 p.m.; Japan Society
    Members of the public can immerse themselves in the centuries-old practice of noh training in this intensive workshop. Company members of Kashu-juku Noh Theater lead exercises in traditional noh movement and give participants an opportunity to play the traditional noh instruments kotsuzumi (small hand-drum) and fue (flute). This workshop offers a rare hands-on experience of this 600-year-old art form. Presented by Japan Society.

    From Race Cars to Rice Wine: Inside Japanese Style with WSJ Weekend (NEW)
    March 31; 7:30 p.m.; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
    This event features leading Wall Street Journal columnists in a two-part discussion about Japanese style. Auto columnist Dan Neil explores automotive and industrial design in Japan and its connection to Japanese aesthetics and culture, old and new. Wine columnist Lettie Teague and Rick Smith, proprietor of New York City’s only all-sake store, engage in a lively discussion about the parallels between great wine and great sake with a sake-tasting to follow. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with The Wall Street Journal.

    Talking Tech with The Wall Street Journal (NEW)
    April 1; 6:30 p.m.; Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
    In a candid conversation with Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal personal technology columnist, Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO, and President of Sony Corporation, discusses where consumer technology is heading—the smartphone explosion, the rise of e-readers and tablets, and the transformation of TV technology and programming. They will also address how the Japanese and the US technology markets differ, as well as what they may have in common. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with The Wall Street Journal.

    Beautiful Words, Beautiful Writing
    April 5; 4:00 p.m.; New York Public Library; Bloomingdale Branch; 150 West 100th Street
    Kids ages 12–18 are invited to transform their words into art with the help of master calligrapher Elinor Holland. Materials will be provided. Presented by The New York Public Library.

    j-CATION 2011: Beyond Cute (NEW)
    April 9; 11:00 a.m.; Japan Society
    AN ALL-DAY ADVENTURE ABOVE AND BEYOND JAPAN'S KAWAII CULTURE. Japan Society's second annual j-CATION open house festival shatters preconceptions about Japan's kawaii (cute) culture and blasts New Yorkers into a new era of Japanese ideas and imagination. j-CATION 2011 promises some of the most recent, radical and wondrous trends in Japan today: extreme fashion, interactive art, boundary-crossing cinema, spectacular live music, sophisticated design, bodacious body art, crazy crafts and even a high stakes Japanese-style game show. Rocketing off from Japan Society’s spring exhibition Bye Bye Kitty!!!, j-CATION 2011 gives you a glimpse of Japan Society's galaxy of offerings in film, performance, installation, workshops, talks, language lessons, family-friendly fare, food, fun and more. Presented by Japan Society.


    EXHIBITIONS

    On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922–1960
    November 17, 2010–April 24, 2011; The Noguchi Museum
    Marking the 25th anniversary of The Noguchi Museum, this exhibition documents and illustrates Noguchi’s artistic relationships with a diverse group of creative individuals, including John Cage, Frida Kahlo, Martha Graham, Louis Kahn, and many others. Related “Second Sundays” programs at the museum will take place on March 13 at 3:00 p.m. (a talk led by James Oles, author of South of the Border) and April 10 at 3:00 p.m. (INtersections, an artist-led tour of the museum with Cary Leibowitz). Presented by The Noguchi Museum.

    Graceful Perseverance
    February 2–May 1; Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    Brooklyn Botanic Garden presents an exhibition of bonsai selected from its C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum, one of the finest and largest collections in the world. The plants on view represent trees that have adapted to extremely rugged mountainous conditions, their uncommon, poetic forms taking shape over hundreds of years of survival in inhospitable environments. Special interpretation will guide visitors through the practice of bonsai training, which has been among Japan’s most revered art forms for thousands of years. Presented by Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

    Bye-Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art
    March 18–June 12, 2011; Japan Society
    Curated by David Elliott, former director of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, this groundbreaking exhibition features 16 artists who reject the outworn narratives of cuteness and infantilism fashionable in Western presentations of Japanese contemporary art. Melding traditional themes with radical perceptions of the present, they create uncompromising—sometimes unsettling—works that challenge the social and political conditions of their times. Presented by Japan Society.

    Asian Contemporary Art Week
    March 21–31; various locations
    Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) connects leading New York galleries and museums in a citywide event of public programs, exhibitions, receptions, lectures, artist conversations, performances, and more. In 2011, the week includes a number of exhibitions and lectures of Japanese art. Presented by Asian Contemporary Art Consortium in association with Asia Society.

    Macy’s Flower Show: Towers of Flowers (NEW)
    March 27-April 10; Macy’s Herald Square
    Step into Towers of Flowers and discover a magical world of floral architecture, magnificent landscapes, and specialty gardens. Take a guided tour where you can learn all about the special Japanese Garden. And don’t miss Macy’s Bouquet of the Day—a series of new masterpieces from America’s top florists, including Kenji Takenaka. The show is unveiled on March 27 at 11:00 a.m. with a special performance by the “Thunder Drummers” of the New York Suwa Taiko Association. Presented by Macy’s.

    Brush: Recent Calligraphy by Masako Inkyo (NEW)
    April 1–June 19; Japan Society
    Masako Inkyo, Japan Society’s calligraphy instructor and official shodo artist for the Nissan Infiniti, presents a show of recent work in contemporary and traditional styles which juxtaposes exquisite passages from classic literature and Buddhist texts with boldly brushed semi-abstract compositions. Presented by Japan Society.


    FREE CARNEGIE HALL NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERTS
    Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute will present four free Neighborhood Concerts throughout New York City as part of JapanNYC. The series will include free performances in neighborhood venues by:

    • Shamisen players Yutaka Oyama & Masahiro Nitta—March 26 at 3:00 p.m. Abrons Art Center at Henry Street Settlement House in Manhattan
       
    • Taiko drumming group Soh Daiko—March 27 at 2:00 p.m. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in Brooklyn
       
    • Line C3 Percussion Group in a program of works by Tokyo-based composers and New York composers influenced by Japan—April 2 at 8:00 p.m. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Queens
       
    • Taiko drumming group Soh Daiko—April 9 at 8:00 p.m. Lehman Stages at Lehman College in the Bronx

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    JapanNYC Lead Sponsors are Epson Corporation; Mizuho Securities USA Inc.; Nomura Holding America Inc. and Nomura America Foundation; Kotaro ONO, The Chairman of The ONO Group; ROHM Co., Ltd. and Rohm Music Foundation; Sony Corporation; and Yoko Nagae Ceschina.

    Supporting Sponsors are Deloitte LLP; Mitsubishi International Corporation; Suntory Holdings Limited and Suntory Hall; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Toshiba Corporation; and Toyota.

    With additional funding from Aladdin Capital Holdings LLC; Asian Cultural Council; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; GWFF USA Inc.; ITOCHU International Inc.; J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York; Kawasaki Good Times Foundation; The NY Mets Foundation; Nihon Unisys, Ltd.; Nippon Express Foundation, Inc.; Nippon Life Insurance Company; Hiroko Onoyama and Ken Sugawara; Seiko Instruments Inc.; Subaru of America, Inc.; and Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation.

    With special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan; Japan Tourism Agency; Japan National Tourism Organization; the Japan Foundation; and the Consulate-General of Japan in New York.

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target.

    The West Coast edition of the festival—JapanOC—is presented with the support of South Coast Plaza.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

    Continental Airlines is the Official Airline of Carnegie Hall.

    Ticket Information
    Tickets for events taking place at Carnegie Hall are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For tickets to JapanNYC partner events, please contact the specific venue.

    A JapanNYC Festival Passport, priced at $10, saves 15% or more on all events at Carnegie Hall and many partner events during JapanNYC. The Passport is available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, through CarnegieCharge, or at carnegiehall.org. Some restrictions apply.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.

     

     

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