Carnegie Hall will present
The Sound of Music on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00
p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. A gala benefit for Carnegie Hall,
this one-night-only concert performance of the beloved musical with a timeless
score by Rodgers & Hammerstein will provide support for the music education
programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Gary Griffin
(Encores! Lost in the Stars and Broadway’sThe Color Purple)
directs the production with Rob Fisher (Broadway’s
Chicago) serving as musical director, conducting the Orchestra
of St. Luke’s. The cast will be announced at a later date.
The Sound of Music
gala event is sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP. Gala guests will enjoy a
festive, pre-concert dinner as well as premier concert seating. Gala benefit
tickets will go on sale this fall. To receive an invitation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, a limited number of concert-only tickets will be available to
Carnegie Hall subscribers and donors, beginning Friday, December 9, and to the
general public, beginning December 16.
Presented with full
orchestra, cast, and chorus, this performance of The Sound of
Music will bring the world's most popular musical to the stage of
Carnegie Hall. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II,
a libretto by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, adapted by David Ives, and
based on Maria Augusta Trapp's autobiography, The Sound of Music tells
the timeless story of Maria, Captain von Trapp, and their singing family. Set
in Salzburg, Austria, on the eve of World War II, the score includes “My
Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Edelweiss,” the title song, and “Climb Ev'ry
Mountain.” The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway in 1959 where it
ran for more than 1,400 performances. Presented subsequently at New York City
Center, New York City Opera, and in a Broadway revival in 1998-99, The Sound
of Music marks its first return to New York since then with this Carnegie
Hall concert version.
Carnegie Hall has worked
closely with the Rodgers & Hammerstein office on concert stagings of
favorite musicals in recent years, including Rodgers & Hammerstein’s
Carousel with Hugh Jackman and Audra McDonald (2002), and South
Pacific with Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell (2005) as well as Kern
and Hammerstein’s Show Boat with Nathan Gunn, Carolee Carmello, Marilyn
Horne, and Alvy Powell (2008).
The Sound of
MusicMusic by RICHARD RODGERSLyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN IIBook
by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSESuggested by "The Trapp Family Singers"
by Maria Augusta Trapp
This special performance
benefits Carnegie Hall’s music education programs.
Ernst & Young LLP is the
corporate sponsor of The Sound of Music gala evening.
Major funding for this
concert is provided by The Alice Tully Foundation.
Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor
of Carnegie Hall.
InformationGala benefit tickets include pre-concert
dinner as well as prime concert seating at this event and can be purchased in
the fall. Those interested in purchasing gala tickets, should email email@example.com.
Concert Ticket InformationA limited number
of concert-only tickets will be available to Carnegie Hall subscribers and
donors beginning on December 9 and to the general public beginning on December
16. Carnegie Hall tickets can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154
West 57th Street, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or by visiting the
Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.
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