• Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010

    Neighborhood Concert Series Celebrates 35 Years of Free Concerts

     

    CARNEGIE HALL IN THE COMMUNITY!

    Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series Celebrates 35 Years
    of Free Concerts; Outstanding Pop, Jazz, Latin, Classical,
    and World Music Artists in New York City’s Five Boroughs

    NEW THIS YEAR! The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids for
    Pre-K and Kindergarten-Age Children Presented for
    Free in New York City Neighborhood Venues

    Other Community Programs Include Community Sings—Inviting Singers of

    All Ages To Become Part of the Choir—Kicking Off December 1 in Harlem

    WMI’s Musical Connections Program Provides Live Music
    to Audiences in Homeless Shelters, Healthcare Settings,
    Correctional Facilities, and Elderly Care Centers
     

     

    This year, Carnegie Hall and the Weill Music Institute (WMI)—Carnegie Hall’s education and community programs arm—celebrates the 35th anniversary of its Neighborhood Concert Series, which has brought FREE concerts, reflecting the diverse sounds of the city, by outstanding performers to museums, colleges, libraries, community centers, churches, and cultural organizations throughout New York City’s five boroughs.

    This fall, WMI kicks off its anniversary Neighborhood Concert season with performances by a variety of classical, jazz, and Latin music performers, including Son De Madre, Vijay Iyer, the Matt Herskowitz Trio, Sidney Outlaw, and many more. WMI’s first free Community Sing of the season takes place in Harlem this December when vocalists of all ages are invited to raise their voices alongside award-winning New York City-choir Songs of Solomon. The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Neighborhood Concert Series, tickets to select concerts at Carnegie Hall will be raffled off at each Neighborhood Concert this season.

    Also new this season, The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids, WMI’s program for pre-K and kindergarten-age children, will be presented for free in community venues, with performances by family favorites Polygraph Lounge, Hot Peas ‘N Butter, The Itty Biddies and singer/songwriter Joe Jencks. These free, interactive, 45-minute concerts—especially designed for children ages three to six—feature songs, movement, and instrument demonstrations and create opportunities for musical creativity and play.

    In addition to the 50 free public concerts this year, WMI also presents the second year of its Musical Connections program, which provides free music events—including concerts, interactive performances, creative learning projects, and artist residencies—to homeless shelters, healthcare settings, correctional facilities, and elderly care centers, reaching those who have limited or no access to live music. The program is committed to engagement and expression by the participants and brings meaningful connections to people facing challenging social and emotional circumstances. (Members of the press interested in attending these private events should contact Maggie Ciadella at mciadella@carnegiehall.org.)

    Free community event highlights this fall include:

    • Son De Madre; Saturday, September 18 at 4:00 p.m.; El Museo del Barrio—This group that mixes the Latin Caribbean tradition with a modern feel kicks off the 35th season of the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series on the Upper East Side. Son De Madre, which describes its music as a big dessert with all of your favorite flavors in it, will also bring their mix of son, salsa, timba, cha cha, boleros, and funk to PS/MS 161 in Harlem on Thursday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Sidney Outlaw; Saturday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m.; Advent Lutheran Church— Baritone Sidney Outlaw made his recital debut under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation’s “On Wings of Song” in 2007 and has gone on to tour internationally, making debuts in Germany and Tel Aviv, Israel. He will bring his “deep, rich timbre” (The New York Times) to the Advent Lutheran Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
    • Matt Herskowitz Trio; Sunday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m.; Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center at Kingsborough Community College—A native of Albany, New York, and a graduate of The Juilliard School, Matt Herskowitz is a pianist, composer, songwriter, and arranger. He will bring his jazz trio to Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn performing works from his brand new CD, “Jerusalem Trilogy.” Check out a video of Matt performing: mattherskowitz.com.
    • Juan-Carlos Formell and Johnny’s Dream Club; Friday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m.; Bronx Museum of the Arts—Grammy-nominated Cuban guitarist/composer Juan-Carlos Formell creates a new dimension for Latin jazz with his album Johnny’s Dream Club, named for the legendary Havana jazz venue. Pedro Giraudo (bass), Lewis Kahn (violin and trombone), Jorge Leyva (percussion), and Elio Villafranca (piano) join Formell for a free Neighborhood Concert at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. DJ and bar open at 6:00 p.m.
    • The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids presents Polygraph Lounge; Saturday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m.; Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education—Mark Stewart and Rob Schwimmer, also known as Polygraph Lounge, present a CarnegieKids program in community venues for the first time ever at Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the Bronx, and also at Flushing Town Hall in Queens on Sunday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m.
    • The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids presents Joe Jencks; Thursday, October 21 at 4:00 p.m.; Brooklyn Library at Coney Island Branch—Singer/songwriter and guitarist Joe Jencks performs free community CarnegieKids performances at the Coney Island Branch of the Brooklyn Library, and also at University Settlement on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Saturday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m.
    • Vijay Iyer; Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Flushing Town Hall—Voted the 2010 Musician of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, Vijay Iyer is a self-taught musician grounded in American jazz, but who draws from a wide range of Western and non-Western traditions. Iyer will feature songs off of his album Solo at this free Neighborhood Concert in Queens.
    • Red Baraat; Thursday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Jamaica Performing Arts Center—NYC-based group Red Baraat mixes originals with Bollywood classics for an explosive stage performance, melding the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with brass funk. See them perform at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens. Check out a video of them: redbaraat.com.
    • Songs of Solomon; Wednesday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.; PS/MS 161—Award-winning choir Songs of Solomon will lead the first Community Sing of the season at PS/MS 161 in Harlem. Led by Chantel Renee Wright, New York City’s Songs of Solomon: An Inspirational Ensemble 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 this lively, family-friendly, and interactive event. No experience is necessary!

    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.
    Confirmed events thus far; additional programming will be announced at a later date.


    Saturday, September 18 at 4:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SON DE MADRE
    El Museo del Barrio

    1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street)
    New York, NY 10029
    Public Phone: (212) 831-7272

    Sponsored by Target
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    Saturday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SIDNEY OUTLAW, Baritone; CAROL WONG, Piano
    Advent Lutheran Church

    2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street)
    New York, NY 10025
    Public Phone: (212) 665-2504

    Sponsored by Target

    This program is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.
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    Sunday, September 26 at 3:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MATT HERSKOWITZ TRIO
    Kingsborough Community College (Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center)

    2001 Oriental Boulevard
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
    Public Phone: (718) 368-5596

    Sponsored by Target
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    Thursday, September 30 at 5:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SON DE MADRE
    PS/MS 161

    499 West 133rd Street (between Amsterdam and Convent Avenues)
    New York, NY 10027

    Sponsored by Target
    ___________________________________________

    Friday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: JUAN-CARLOS FORMELL & JOHNNY’S DREAM CLUB
    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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    Saturday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: POLYGRAPH LOUNGE
    Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education

    928 Simpson Street
    Bronx, NY 10459
    RSVP to info@casita.us
    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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    Sunday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: POLYGRAPH LOUNGE
    Flushing Town Hall (The Theater)

    13735 Northern Boulevard
    Flushing, NY 11354
    Public Phone: (718) 463-7700 ext. 222
    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, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SAMEER GUPTA’S NAMASKAR
    Harlem Stage at Aaron Davis Hall (Marion Anderson Theater)

    Convent Avenue between West 133rd and 135th Street
    New York, NY 10031
    Box Office: (212) 281-9240

    Sponsored by Target
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    Thursday, October 21 at 4:00 p.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: JOE JENCKS
    Coney Island Brooklyn Public Library

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

    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, October 23 at 1:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: OSMANY PAREDES QUARTET
    The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at West 135th Street)
    New York, NY 10037-1801
    Public Phone: (212) 491-2040

    Sponsored by Target
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    Saturday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: JOE JENCKS
    The Performance Project @ University Settlement

    184 Eldridge Street
    New York, NY 10002-2924
    Public Phone: (212) 453-4532

    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, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: VIJAY IYER
    Flushing Town Hall (The Theater)

    137-35 Northern Boulevard
    Flushing, NY 11354
    Public Phone: (718) 463-7700 ext. 222

    Sponsored by Target
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    Thursday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: RED BARAAT
    Jamaica Performing Arts Center

    153-10 Jamaica Avenue
    Jamaica, NY 11432
    Public Phone: (718) 658-7400 ext. 123

    Sponsored by Target
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    Saturday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MANHATTAN BRASS QUINTET
    Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center

    100-01 Northern Boulevard
    Corona, NY 11368
    Public Phone: (718) 651-1100

    Sponsored by Target
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    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

    Sponsored by Target
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    Saturday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY SING WITH SONGS OF SOLOMON
    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

    Sponsored by Target

    Tickets: Free


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

     

     

     
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