• Monday, Nov 22, 2010

    Free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts Continue This Winter in All Five NYC Boroughs

     

    FREE CARNEGIE HALL NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERTS
    CONTINUE THIS WINTER IN ALL FIVE BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK CITY

    Neighborhood Concert Series Continues 35th Anniversary Season with
    Brilliant Pop, Jazz, Latin, Classical, and World Music Artists

    Free “Community Sings” Begin December 1 with Harlem-Based Choir Songs of Solomon
    and Continue with Acclaimed Texas-Based Choir, Conspirare, in February

    The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids Series Comes to NYC Communities with
    Free Kid-Friendly Concerts by Hot Peas ’N Butter and The Itty Biddies
     

     

    This winter, Carnegie Hall and the Weill Music Institute (WMI)—Carnegie Hall’s education and community programs arm—continue the 35th anniversary celebration of its Neighborhood Concert Series with FREE events, including “Community Sing” programs and McGraw Hill Companies CarnegieKids programs, in all five boroughs reflecting the unique sounds of the city. Performers include fiery Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party, soprano Lori Guilbeau, and the Charlie Porter Jazz Quartet, among others.

    WMI’s first free “Community Sing” programs of the season take place December 1, 4, and 10 in Harlem, Brooklyn, and the Bronx when people of all ages are invited to raise their voices alongside award-winning New York City-choir Songs of Solomon. “Community Sing” programs return in February with the acclaimed vocal ensemble Conspirare from Texas performing in Harlem and Queens (as well as a Neighborhood Concert in the Bronx). People of all ages and levels are invited to participate!

    The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids, WMI’s family-friendly program, continues to be presented in community venues with performances by family favorites Hot Peas ‘N Butter, The Itty Biddies, and Polygraph Lounge. These free, interactive, 45-minute concerts—fun for the whole family, but especially appropriate for children ages three to six—feature songs, movement, and instrument demonstrations and create opportunities for musical creativity and play.


    Select December to February highlights of free community events are below. See listings at the end for more details.


    Community Sing with Songs of Solomon; December 1, 6:00 p.m. at PS/MS 161, Harlem; December 4, 3:00 p.m. at Hostos Community College, Bronx; December 10, 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Brooklyn—New York City-based choir Songs of Solomon will lead the first Community Sing program of the season at PS/MS 161 in Harlem. Led by Chantel Renee Wright, Songs of Solomon tours nationally and internationally and performs a challenging repertoire which consists of African American spirituals, anthems, gospel, and inspirational music. Vocalists of all ages are invited to attend these lively, family-friendly, and interactive events. No experience is necessary!

    Charlie Porter Jazz Quartet; January 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bronx Museum of the Arts—Charlie Porter recently released his first album as a band leader, entitled Initiation and featuring the quartet playing all original compositions by Porter. The personnel on the recording includes Adam Birnbaum on piano, Scott Ritchie on bass, and Jon Wikan on drums. They recorded the album just before departing for their recent tour of South Asia, where they toured India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Dhaka, and Turkey.

    Slavic Soul Party; January 20 at 4:00 p.m.; Coney Island Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library—Slavic Soul Party fuses fiery Balkan brass, funky grooves, exciting gypsy accordion, and smooth jazz chops. The featured artists have Mexican, Asian, Jewish, Gypsy, and American roots, creating a new style of brass band music for New York City.

    Lori Guilbeau; February 5 at 5:00 p.m.; Advent Lutheran Church, Upper West Side—Hailed by The New York Times for her "beautiful tone and a graceful sense of phrasing," soprano Lori Guilbeau is a grand prize winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Ms. Guilbeau performed during last season’s annual The Song Continues… Marilyn Horne workshop, and this Neighborhood Concert is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.

    The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids presents The Itty Biddies; February 6 at 3:00 p.m. at Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement, Lower East Side; February 12 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Public Library—The Itty Biddies, also known as the Lascivious Biddies, will perform a family-friendly program of jazz, pop, and cabaret blended with soaring harmonies. The Biddies, made up of Deidre Rodman Struck, Lee Ann Westover, and Saskia Lane, have been called “Manhattan’s hippest girl group” by the Washington Post.

    The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids presents Hot Peas ‘N Butter; February 20 at 2:00 p.m.; Bronx Library Center—Winners of the “Parent’s Choice Awards” in 2006, 2008, and 2009, Hot Peas ‘N Butter is a children’s music group that fuses traditional Latin music and Afro-Caribbean rhythms with jazz, folk, and rock. With the appearance of their hit videos, “Number 1” and “Deep Down,” on the Nickelodeon and Noggin networks, this unique group is quickly becoming a household name.

    Community Sing with Conspirare; February 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Queens; and February 23 at 8:00 p.m. at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem; Neighborhood Concert with Conspirare; February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx—Conspirare, a professional choral organization that combines outstanding vocal artistry with innovative programming will perform and lead Community Sing programs in Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Led by founder and artistic director Craig Hella Johnson, vocalists of all ages are invited to become part of the choir at these lively, family-friendly events.

    The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids presents Polygraph Lounge; February 25 at 12:00 p.m. at the Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan; February 26 at 2:00 p.m. at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College, Queens—This musical duo, made up of multi-instrumentalists Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer, will bring their zany antics to venues in Manhattan and Queens.


    The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall
    The Weill Music Institute creates broad-reaching music education and community programs that play a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Woven into the fabric of the Carnegie Hall concert season, these programs occur at Carnegie Hall as well as in schools and throughout neighborhoods, providing musical opportunities for everyone, from preschoolers to adults, new listeners to emerging professionals. With access to the world’s greatest artists and latest technologies, the Weill Music Institute is uniquely positioned to inspire the next generation of music lovers, to nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and to shape the evolution of musical learning itself. The Weill Music Institute’s school and community programs annually serve over 115,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area and across the US, as well as 65,000 people around the world through its online and distance learning initiatives.

    For a complete schedule of Carnegie Hall’s Community Programs throughout the season, please visit: carnegiehall.org/neighborhoodconcerts.


    Program Information
    All events are free. Please contact the performance venue for specific reservation information.

    Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY SING WITH SONGS OF SOLOMON
    PS/MS 161

    499 West 133rd Street (between Amsterdam and Convent Avenues)
    New York, NY 10027
    Public Phone: (212) 424-2013

    Sponsored by Target
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    Saturday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY SING WITH SONGS OF SOLOMON
    Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College

    450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street
    Bronx, NY 10045
    Public Phone: (718) 518-4455

    Sponsored by Target
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    Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
    COMMUNITY SING WITH SONGS OF SOLOMON
    Emmanuel Baptist Church
    279 Lafayette Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
    Public Phone: (718) 622-1107

    Sponsored by Target
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    Friday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: CHARLIE PORTER JAZZ QUARTET
    Bronx Museum of the Arts

    1040 Grand Concourse (at 165th Street)
    Bronx, NY 10456
    Public Phone: (718) 681-6000

    Sponsored by Target
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    Thursday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SLAVIC SOUL PARTY
    Coney Island Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library

    1901 Mermaid Avenue (near West 19th Street)
    Brooklyn, NY 11224
    Public Phone: (718) 265-3220

    Sponsored by Target
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    Saturday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: LIDIA KAMINSKA TRIO
    Kings Highway Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library

    2115 Ocean Avenue (near Kings Highway)
    Brooklyn, NY 11229
    Public Phone: 718-375-3037

    Sponsored by Target
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    Sunday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJW
    Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church

    178 Bennett Avenue
    New York, NY 10040
    Public Phone: 212-923-5757

    Sponsored by Target

    The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education—is made possible by a leadership gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Major funding has also been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., Judith and Burton Resnick, Susan and Elihu Rose, and The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, with additional support from Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Susan and Ed Forst, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, the Edward John Noble Foundation, The William Petschek Family, and Suki Sandler.

    The Academy School Partnerships benefitting NYC public school students are made possible, in part, by Bank of America.

    The Academy is made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
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    Friday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: OSMANY PAREDES QUARTET
    Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education

    928 Simpson Street
    Bronx, NY 10459
    RSVP to info@casita.us

    Sponsored by Target
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    Saturday, February 5 at 5:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: LORI GUILBEAU, SOPRANO
    Advent Lutheran Church

    2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street)
    New York, NY 10025
    Public Phone: (212) 424-2013

    Sponsored by Target

    This concert is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.
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    Sunday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: THE ITTY BIDDIES
    Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement

    Recital Hall
    466 Grand Street
    New York, NY 10002
    Public Phone: 212-598-0400
    The McGraw-Hill Companies is proud to sponsor CarnegieKids.

    CarnegieKids is supported, in part, by a generous endowment gift from Linda and Earle S. Altman.
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    Saturday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: THE ITTY BIDDIES
    Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library

    Dr. S. Steven Dweck Center for Contemporary Cultura
    10 Grand Army Plaza
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
    Public Phone: 718-230-2100

    The McGraw-Hill Companies is proud to sponsor CarnegieKids.

    CarnegieKids is supported, in part, by a generous endowment gift from Linda and Earle S. Altman.
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    Saturday, February 12 at 2:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SLAVIC SOUL PARTY
    Bronx Library Center

    310 East Kingsbridge Road
    Bronx, NY 10458
    Public Phone: (718) 579-4244

    Sponsored by Target
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    Sunday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: HOT PEAS ’N BUTTER
    Bronx Library Center

    310 East Kingsbridge Road
    Bronx, NY 10458
    Public Phone: 718-579-4244

    The McGraw-Hill Companies is proud to sponsor CarnegieKids.

    CarnegieKids is supported, in part, by a generous endowment gift from Linda and Earle S. Altman.
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    Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY SING WITH CONSPIRARE
    Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School

    35-12 35th Avenue
    Queens, NY 11106
    Public Phone: 718-361-9920

    Sponsored by Target
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    Wednesday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY SING WITH CONSPIRARE
    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street)
    New York, NY 10037
    Public Phone: 212-491-2200

    Sponsored by Target
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    Thursday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: CONSPIRARE
    Jacobi Medical CenterRotunda

    1400 Pelham Parkway South
    Bronx, NY 10461

    Sponsored by Target
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    Friday, February 25 at 12:00 p.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: POLYGRAPH LOUNGE
    Museum of the City of New York

    1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
    New York, NY 10029
    Public Phone: (212) 534-1672

    The McGraw-Hill Companies is proud to sponsor CarnegieKids.

    CarnegieKids is supported, in part, by a generous endowment gift from Linda and Earle S. Altman.
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    Saturday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: POLYGRAPH LOUNGE
    LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College

    The Main Theater
    31-10 Thomson Avenue
    Long Island City, NY 11101
    RSVP: 718-482-5151

    The McGraw-Hill Companies is proud to sponsor CarnegieKids.

    CarnegieKids is supported, in part, by a generous endowment gift from Linda and Earle S. Altman.
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    Tickets: Free

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

     

     

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