• Thursday, Sep 8, 2011

    Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Presents Programs for Kids, Families, and Communities Throughout New York City this Fall 

     

    Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series Enters its 36th Year
    Offering Outstanding Jazz, Latin, Classical, and World Music For FREE in
    New York City’s Five Boroughs, including a Community Sing event with
    Young People’s Chorus of New York City on October 15

    The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids Offers Free Children’s Concerts in
    New York City Neighborhoods, Beginning with The Itty Biddies on
    October 19 at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Queens

    World-Renowned Mexican Harpist Celso Duarte Kicks Off This Season’s
    Carnegie Hall Family Concert Series on December 11 in Zankel Hall


    The Weill Music Institute (WMI)—Carnegie Hall’s education and community programs arm—continues to offer a wide variety of free and low cost musical events that are engaging and enjoyable for all ages, taking place throughout New York City’s five boroughs during the 2011–2012 season.

    At Carnegie Hall, families can enjoy affordable programs through the Family Concert Series, recommended for ages 5–10, providing parents with a unique opportunity to introduce their children to live performances of music from around the world. Mexican harp virtuoso Celso Duarte will kick off this season’s series on Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall. With tickets starting at just $9, audience members will enjoy a fun and educational afternoon at Carnegie Hall.

    The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids, WMI’s concert series for pre-K and kindergarten-age children, returns to New York City community venues this season with fall performances by The Itty Biddies on Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Queens. These free, interactive, 45-minute concerts, especially designed for children ages 3–6, feature songs, movement, and instrument demonstrations and create opportunities for musical creativity and play.

    The 36th season of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series brings FREE concerts to all five New York City boroughs, showcasing the diverse sounds of the city in performances by outstanding artists, spanning multiple musical genres including classical, jazz, and world. This fall, WMI’s Neighborhood Concert Series begins its 2011–2012 season with performances by soprano Karen Vuong, the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York, Maurice Brown Effect, the Miguel Zenón Quartet, and many more. See highlights and complete listings below.

    One special highlight: WMI presents its first free Community Sing of the season on Saturday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m., when people of all ages are invited to come raise their voices alongside the award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in the Bronx. No singing or musical experience is necessary to take advantage of this opportunity to become a member of the choir for a day.


    September to December family and community program highlights include:

    Carnegie Hall Family Concert Series (recommended for ages 5–10)
    Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m.; Zankel Hall; Manhattan—Well-known in world-music circles as a virtuoso of the Mexican and Paraguayan harps and master of Mexican Son Jarocho music, Celso Duarte has been impressing audiences around the world since a very early age. Born in Paraguay and reared in Mexico, Celso comes from a rich musical tradition having studied harp and Latin-American music with his father, a world-renowned Paraguayan harpist, and his mother, a Mexican singer and pianist. For the past several years, Celso has been key member of Lila Downs's band La Misteriosa, playing violin, guitar, jarana, charango, and harp. Tickets for this performance are $9 and $15. Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.

    FREE: The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids (recommended for ages 3–6)
    Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.; LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; Queens—The rocking Itty Biddies combo will lift audiences out of their seats from the first note. The group’s soaring vocals, sweet ukulele, melodic piano, groovy bass, and fat drums take the audience on a journey of the imagination through song. Kids and adults will be invited to bring to life a magic suitcase as they head to Africa for a safari, travel by boat beneath the stars, and explore New York City by way of our beloved subway. The Itty Biddies’ cabaret-pop music will have parents and children singing and dancing all the way home.

    FREE: Community Sing featuring The Young People’s Chorus of New York City
    Saturday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m.; Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture; Bronx—Carnegie Hall invites singers of all ages and skill levels to come join The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) and Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez for an afternoon of joyous song and music-making. Since 1988, YPC has provided children of all ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance, while maintaining a model of artistic excellence and harmony that enriches the community.

    FREE: Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series
    Saturday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m.; Advent Lutheran Church; Manhattan—American soprano Karen Vuong is a rising star in the world of opera, having recently been named winner of this year’s Marilyn Horne Song Competition at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. An inaugural member of Los Angeles Opera’s prestigious Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, Ms. Vuong performs in operas and recitals in Asia, Europe, and throughout the U.S. She performs this concert under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Legacy, having been selected and mentored by Ms. Horne herself. The young singer describes opera like this: “Imagine your best, funniest, or worst day, times a hundred, set to beautiful music, and that’s opera.”

    Saturday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m.; Richmondtown Branch Library; Staten Island—Part of the celebration of Carnegie Hall’s 120th anniversary year and of its “Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg” focus on the legendary composer who opened Carnegie Hall in 1891, the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York performs a program entitled “Tchaikovsky and His Contemporaries,” celebrating music from the golden age of Russian culture. In the U.S., the choir is one of the great ambassadors of the Eastern European creative spirit. Their rich Russian choral style features the resonant, deep bass voices layered under pure and articulate high voices. Founded in 1984 by Artistic Director Nikolai Kachanov, the choir is known for its heartfelt singing and fascinating programming spanning many centuries and styles, from ancient liturgical chants to world premieres by leading contemporary Russian composers.

    Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.; Harlem Stage Gatehouse; Manhattan—Multiple Grammy Award-nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón represents a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blended the often-contradictory poles of innovation and tradition. Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation, he has also developed a unique voice as a composer and as a conceptualist, concentrating his efforts on perfecting a fine mix between Latin American folkloric music and jazz.

    Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m.; The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Manhattan—The Maurice Brown Effect has audiences changing the way they think about jazz. The group’s wild pace hearkens back to the bebop of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, while its tight beats are pure hip-hop. Band leader and trumpet virtuoso Brown has developed a new musical language for his instrument with innovative techniques, like playing solos through a wah-wah pedal. Tonight, the band plays music from their new album, The Cycle of Love, featuring a unique, soulful sound that has hit the jazz world with force.

    Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.; Brooklyn Museum—Hazmat Modine’s music is a glittering collage of colorful styles. The group dips into bluesy roots and old-school jazz, mixes in Caribbean calypso and ska, and splashes the canvas with Eastern European klezmer and Balkan brass. The result is something unidentifiable but inexplicably familiar and authentic. The band is driven by a pair of dueling harmonicas, backed by tuba, drums, guitars, and a horn section. The main impression that you’ll get from the performance is genuine, uncontainable joy from every musician.

    Note: For complete Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert listings,see below.


    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 170,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area and across the US, with more than an additional 100,000 people taking advantage of WMI’s online music education resources.

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

    Fall 2011 Program Information:

    CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY CONCERTS:

    Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
    CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY CONCERT: CELSO DUARTE
    Zankel Hall

    Tickets: $9, $15
    Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.

    Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are made possible, in part, by generous endowment gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.
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    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS:

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: THE ITTY BIDDIES
    LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

    LaGuardia Community College
    Mainstage Theatre
    31-10 Thomson Avenue | Queens
    (Enter Building E on Van Dam Street between 47th and Thomson avenues)
    RSVP via e-mail required: rsvp-lpac@lagcc.cuny.edursvp-lpac@lagcc.cuny.edu

    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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    CARNEGIE HALL NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT SERIES:

    Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MANHATTAN BRASS
    Kingsborough Community College

    Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center
    2001 Oriental Boulevard | Brooklyn
    RSVP: 718-368-5596

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: KAREN VUONG, SOPRANO AND CARRIE-ANN MATHESON, PIANO
    Advent Lutheran Church

    2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street) | Manhattan
    RSVP: 212-424-2013

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.

    This concert is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.

    Special thanks to Council Member Gale Brewer for making this concert possible.
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    Friday, October 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: CHRIS WASHBURNE & THE SYOTOS BAND
    Bronx Museum of the Arts

    1040 Grand Concourse (at 165th Street) | Bronx
    RSVP: 718-681-6000

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY SING: YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY
    Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

    Hostos Community College
    450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street) | Bronx
    RSVP: 718-518-4455

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.

    Community Sing events are part of the Neighborhood Concert Series.
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    Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: RUSSIAN CHAMBER CHORUS OF NEW YORK
    Richmondtown Branch Library of the New York Public Library

    200 Clarke Avenue (at Amber Street) | Staten Island
    RSVP:718-668-0413

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.

    Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg is sponsored by PwC.
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    Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: CUARTETO CASALS
    The Performance Project @ University Settlement

    184 Eldridge Street (at Rivington Street) | Manhattan
    RSVP: 212-453-4532

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Friday, November 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: LUCÍA PULIDO
    The Performance Project @ University Settlement

    184 Eldridge Street (at Rivington Street) | Manhattan
    RSVP: 212-453-4532

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MANHATTAN BRASS
    Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library

    Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture
    10 Grand Army Plaza (at Flatbush Avenue) | Brooklyn
    RSVP: 718-230-2100

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MAURICE BROWN EFFECT
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street) | Manhattan
    RSVP: 212-491-2040

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MIGUEL ZENÓN QUARTET
    Harlem Stage

    The Gatehouse
    150 Convent Avenue (between 133rd and 135th streets) | Manhattan
    RSVP: 212-281-9240, ext. 19 or 20

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO, MEZZO-SOPRANO AND CHRISTOPHER CANO, PIANO
    Advent Lutheran Church

    2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street) | Manhattan
    RSVP: 212-424-2013

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.

    This concert is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.

    Special thanks to Council Member Gale Brewer for making this concert possible.
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    Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: CHARLIE PORTER JAZZ QUARTET
    Flushing Town Hall

    137-35 Northern Boulevard (at Linden Place) | Queens
    RSVP: 718-463-7700, ext. 222

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: EMELINE MICHEL
    El Museo del Barrio

    1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street) | Manhattan
    RSVP: elmuseo.org

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SOMI
    Jamaica Performing Arts Center

    153-10 Jamaica Avenue (at 153rd Street) | Jamaica
    RSVP: 718-618-6170, ext. 300

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.

    Special thanks to Council Member Leroy Comrie for making this concert possible.
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    Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: HAZMAT MODINE
    Brooklyn Museum

    200 Eastern Parkway (at Washington Avenue) | Brooklyn
    RSVP: 718-638-5000

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJW
    Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement (MOSA)

    Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church
    178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th Street) | Manhattan
    RSVP: 212-923-5757

    RYAN GALLAGHER Oboe Quartet
    CHARLES MARTIN LOEFFLER Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.

    Lead Support of The Academy is provided by Goldman Sachs Gives.

    Major funding for 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–has been provided by Susan and Edward C. Forst and Goldman Sachs Gives, The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Judith and Burton Resnick, and the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation.

    Additional support has been provided by The Arnow Family Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, The Edwin Caplin Foundation, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., the Edward John Noble Foundation, The Joe Plumeri Foundation, and Suki Sandler.

    Additional funding provided by Breguet, in partnership with Henry and Elizabeth Segerstrom.

    The Academy is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the US Department of State.
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    Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SLAVIC SOUL PARTY!
    Bronx Library Center

    310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue) | Bronx
    RSVP: 718-579-4244

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.


    Ticket Information
    Carnegie Hall Family Concert Tickets priced at $9 and $15, 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 more information discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.

    Some Neighborhood Concerts and The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids performances require advance RSVP. Check the Carnegie Hall website or call the host venue for specific details.


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