FREECARNEGIE HALL NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERTSCONTINUE THIS WINTER IN ALL FIVE BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK CITYNeighborhood Concert Series Continues 35th Anniversary Season withBrilliant Pop, Jazz, Latin, Classical, and World Music ArtistsFree “Community Sings” Begin December 1 with Harlem-Based Choir Songs ofSolomonand Continue with Acclaimed Texas-Based Choir, Conspirare, in FebruaryThe McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids Series Comes to NYC CommunitieswithFree 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 35thanniversary celebration of its Neighborhood Concert Series with FREEevents, including “Community Sing” programs and McGraw Hill CompaniesCarnegieKids programs, in all five boroughs reflecting the unique sounds ofthe city. Performers include fiery Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party,soprano Lori Guilbeau, and the Charlie Porter Jazz Quartet, amongothers.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 areinvited to raise their voices alongside award-winning New York City-choir Songsof Solomon. “Community Sing” programs return in February with the acclaimedvocal ensemble Conspirare from Texas performing in Harlem and Queens (aswell as a Neighborhood Concert in the Bronx). People of all ages and levels areinvited to participate!The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids, WMI’s family-friendly program,continues to be presented in community venues with performances by familyfavorites Hot Peas ‘N Butter, The Itty Biddies, and PolygraphLounge. These free, interactive, 45-minute concerts—fun for the wholefamily, but especially appropriate for children ages three to six—featuresongs, movement, and instrument demonstrations and create opportunities formusical creativity and play.Select December to February highlights of free community events are below. Seelistings 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 choirSongs of Solomon will lead the first Community Sing program of the season atPS/MS 161 in Harlem. Led by Chantel Renee Wright, Songs of Solomon toursnationally and internationally and performs a challenging repertoire whichconsists of African American spirituals, anthems, gospel, and inspirationalmusic. 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 ofthe Arts—Charlie Porter recently released his first album as a band leader,entitled Initiation and featuring the quartet playing all originalcompositions by Porter. The personnel on the recording includes Adam Birnbaumon piano, Scott Ritchie on bass, and Jon Wikan on drums. They recorded thealbum just before departing for their recent tour of South Asia, where they touredIndia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Dhaka, and Turkey.Slavic Soul Party; January 20 at 4:00 p.m.; Coney Island Branch of theBrooklyn Public Library—Slavic Soul Party fuses fiery Balkan brass, funkygrooves, exciting gypsy accordion, and smooth jazz chops. The featured artistshave Mexican, Asian, Jewish, Gypsy, and American roots, creating a new style ofbrass band music for New York City.Lori Guilbeau; February 5 at 5:00 p.m.; Advent Lutheran Church, Upper WestSide—Hailed by The New York Times for her "beautiful tone and agraceful sense of phrasing," soprano Lori Guilbeau is a grand prize winnerof the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Ms. Guilbeauperformed during last season’s annual The Song Continues… Marilyn Horneworkshop, and this Neighborhood Concert is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy atCarnegie 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, LowerEast Side; February 12 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Public Library—The IttyBiddies, also known as the Lascivious Biddies, will perform a family-friendlyprogram of jazz, pop, and cabaret blended with soaring harmonies. The Biddies,made up of Deidre Rodman Struck, Lee Ann Westover, and Saskia Lane, have beencalled “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’sChoice Awards” in 2006, 2008, and 2009, Hot Peas ‘N Butter is a children’smusic group that fuses traditional Latin music and Afro-Caribbean rhythms withjazz, folk, and rock. With the appearance of their hit videos, “Number 1” and“Deep Down,” on the Nickelodeon and Noggin networks, this unique group isquickly becoming a household name.Community Sing with Conspirare; February 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Frank SinatraSchool of the Arts, Queens; and February 23 at 8:00 p.m. at The SchomburgCenter for Research in Black Culture, Harlem; Neighborhood Concert withConspirare; February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx—Conspirare,a professional choral organization that combines outstanding vocal artistrywith innovative programming will perform and lead Community Sing programs inQueens, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Led by founder and artistic director CraigHella Johnson, vocalists of all ages are invited to become part of the choir atthese 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 LaGuardiaCommunity College, Queens—This musical duo, made up ofmulti-instrumentalists Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer, will bring their zanyantics to venues in Manhattan and Queens.The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie HallThe Weill Music Institute creates broad-reaching music education and communityprograms that play a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making greatmusic accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Woven into the fabric ofthe Carnegie Hall concert season, these programs occur at Carnegie Hall as wellas in schools and throughout neighborhoods, providing musical opportunities foreveryone, from preschoolers to adults, new listeners to emerging professionals.With access to the world’s greatest artists and latest technologies, the WeillMusic Institute is uniquely positioned to inspire the next generation of musiclovers, to nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and to shape the evolution ofmusical learning itself. The Weill Music Institute’s school and communityprograms annually serve over 115,000 children, students, teachers, parents,young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area andacross the US, as well as 65,000 people around the world through its online anddistance learning initiatives.For a complete schedule of Carnegie Hall’s Community Programs throughout theseason, please visit: carnegiehall.org/neighborhoodconcerts.Program InformationAll events are free. Please contact the performance venue for specificreservation information.Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.COMMUNITY SING WITH SONGS OF SOLOMONPS/MS 161499 West 133rd Street (between Amsterdam and Convent Avenues)New York, NY 10027Public Phone: (212) 424-2013Sponsored by Target___________________________________________Saturday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m.COMMUNITY SING WITH SONGS OF SOLOMONHostos Center for the Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College450 Grand Concourse at 149th StreetBronx, NY 10045Public Phone: (718) 518-4455Sponsored by Target___________________________________________Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.COMMUNITY SING WITH SONGS OF SOLOMONEmmanuel Baptist Church279 Lafayette AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11238Public Phone: (718) 622-1107Sponsored by Target___________________________________________Friday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m.NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: CHARLIE PORTER JAZZ QUARTETBronx Museum of the Arts1040 Grand Concourse (at 165th Street)Bronx, NY 10456Public Phone: (718) 681-6000Sponsored by Target___________________________________________Thursday, January 20 at 4:00 p.m.NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SLAVIC SOUL PARTYConey Island Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library1901 Mermaid Avenue (near West 19th Street)Brooklyn, NY 11224Public Phone: (718) 265-3220Sponsored by Target___________________________________________Saturday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m.NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: LIDIA KAMINSKA TRIOKings Highway Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library2115 Ocean Avenue (near Kings Highway)Brooklyn, NY 11229Public Phone: 718-375-3037Sponsored by Target___________________________________________Sunday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m.NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJWMusic at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church178 Bennett AvenueNew York, NY 10040Public Phone: 212-923-5757Sponsored by TargetThe Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the WeillMusic Institute in partnership with the New York City Department ofEducation—is made possible by a leadership gift from The Andrew W. MellonFoundation.Major funding has also been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, The Diller-vonFurstenberg Family Foundation, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The IrvingHarris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Mr. and Mrs.Lester S. Morse Jr., Judith and Burton Resnick, Susan and Elihu Rose, and ThePeter Jay Sharp Foundation, with additional support from Mr. and Mrs. NicolaBulgari, Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald CharitableFoundation, Susan and Ed Forst, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, the Edward John NobleFoundation, The William Petschek Family, and Suki Sandler.The Academy School Partnerships benefitting NYC public school students are madepossible, in part, by Bank of America.The Academy is made possible, in part, by public funds from the NationalEndowment for the Arts, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of theUS Department of State, and the New York State Council on the Arts.___________________________________________Friday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m.NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: OSMANY PAREDES QUARTETCasita Maria Center for Arts and Education928 Simpson StreetBronx, NY 10459RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.orgSponsored by Target___________________________________________Saturday, February 5 at 5:00 p.m.NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: LORI GUILBEAU, SOPRANOAdvent Lutheran Church2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street)New York, NY 10025Public Phone: (212) 424-2013Sponsored by TargetThis concert is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.___________________________________________Sunday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m.THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: THE ITTY BIDDIESAbrons Arts Center at Henry Street SettlementRecital Hall466 Grand StreetNew York, NY 10002Public Phone: 212-598-0400The McGraw-Hill Companies is proud to sponsor CarnegieKids.CarnegieKids is supported, in part, by a generous endowment gift from Linda andEarle S. Altman.___________________________________________Saturday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m.THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: THE ITTY BIDDIESCentral Library of the Brooklyn Public LibraryDr. S. Steven Dweck Center for Contemporary Cultura10 Grand Army PlazaBrooklyn, NY 11238Public Phone: 718-230-2100The McGraw-Hill Companies is proud to sponsor CarnegieKids.CarnegieKids is supported, in part, by a generous endowment gift from Linda andEarle S. Altman.___________________________________________Saturday, February 12 at 2:30 p.m.NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SLAVIC SOUL PARTYBronx Library Center310 East Kingsbridge RoadBronx, NY 10458Public Phone: (718) 579-4244Sponsored by Target___________________________________________Sunday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m.THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: HOT PEAS ’N BUTTERBronx Library Center310 East Kingsbridge RoadBronx, NY 10458Public Phone: 718-579-4244The McGraw-Hill Companies is proud to sponsor CarnegieKids.CarnegieKids is supported, in part, by a generous endowment gift from Linda andEarle S. Altman.___________________________________________Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m.COMMUNITY SING WITH CONSPIRAREFrank Sinatra School of the Arts High School35-12 35th AvenueQueens, NY 11106Public Phone: 718-361-9920Sponsored by Target___________________________________________Wednesday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.COMMUNITY SING WITH CONSPIRAREThe Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street)New York, NY 10037Public Phone: 212-491-2200Sponsored by Target___________________________________________Thursday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: CONSPIRAREJacobi Medical CenterRotunda1400 Pelham Parkway SouthBronx, NY 10461Sponsored by Target___________________________________________Friday, February 25 at 12:00 p.m.THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: POLYGRAPH LOUNGEMuseum of the City of New York1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd StreetNew York, NY 10029Public Phone: (212) 534-1672The McGraw-Hill Companies is proud to sponsor CarnegieKids.CarnegieKids is supported, in part, by a generous endowment gift from Linda andEarle S. Altman.___________________________________________Saturday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: POLYGRAPH LOUNGELaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community CollegeThe Main Theater31-10 Thomson AvenueLong Island City, NY 11101RSVP: 718-482-5151The McGraw-Hill Companies is proud to sponsor CarnegieKids.CarnegieKids is supported, in part, by a generous endowment gift from Linda andEarle S. Altman.___________________________________________Tickets: FreeBank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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