• Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011

    Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Presents Programs for Kids, Families, and Communities Throughout New York City This Winter

    Free Neighborhood Concert Series Presents a "Community Sing" at the Apollo Theater with Acclaimed A Cappella R&B Group Take 6 on February 3 and Four Concerts in Carengie Hall's American Mavericks Celebration This March
    The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids Offers Free Children’s Concerts in New York City Neighborhoods Featuring The Wiyos and Hot Peas ‘N Butter 
    Ensemble ACJW Performs a Carnegie Hall Family Concert; January 22 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 this winter.

    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. On Sunday, January 22 at 1:00 p.m., Ensemble ACJW performs a Carnegie Hall Family Concert in Zankel Hall. Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.

    In the community, The McGraw-Hill Companies CarnegieKids, WMI’s concert series for pre-K and kindergarten-age children, returns to New York City neighborhood venues with winter performances by The Wiyos on Saturday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, and Hot Peas ‘N Butter on Saturday, February 18 at 3:00 p.m. at Hostos Center for Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College. 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 continues with FREE concerts across all five New York City boroughs, showcasing the diverse sounds of the city in performances by outstanding artists. Music lovers of all ages are invited to come and sing along with Grammy Award-winning a capella R&B group Take 6 performing a Community Sing at the famed Apollo Theater on Friday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m. Additional upcoming Community Sing programs include the Soweto Gospel Choir on March 1 and Young People’s Chorus of New York City on March 31. (See full details below). In another highlight this March, four Neighborhood Concerts by some of today’s leading contemporary music performers will kick off Carnegie Hall’s American Mavericks—a citywide celebration of revolutionary American composers who forged their own paths in order to establish their own musical voices. Featured performers and ensembles include Alarm Will Sound, violinist Jennifer Koh, pianist Lisa Moore, and the JACK Quartet.


    January—March Free Family and Community Program Highlights (see below for complete listings);

    Saturday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m.; Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch; Brooklyn—Fedoras, vaudeville, and washboards: The Wiyos transport us back to the 1920s and ’30s by inviting kids and adults alike to “holler,” stomp, and sing along to old-time American folk music. This Brooklyn-based trio captures the vintage spirit of the era by drawing on blues, ragtime, spirituals, and Appalachian jug-band music. Featuring an array of colorful instruments—harmonica, washboard, kazoo, banjo, and guitar—these theatrical musicians fill the stage with rich textures and sounds.

    Friday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m.; Apollo Theater; Manhattan—Soul runs deep through the harmony-rich gospel sound of Take 6, and each of the singers in this ten-time Grammy Award-winning a capella sextet possess powerful, versatile voices. They channel the uplifting spirit of doo-wop groups from the 1950s, even as they throw down fresh beats that call to mind the latest R&B and hip-hop. As Downbeat describes, “Like their stylish clothes, the a cappella music of Take 6 is performed with style—always in time, in tune.” The group has recorded and performed with some of jazz’s and pop’s greatest legends, including Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, and Stevie Wonder.

    Saturday, February 4 at 5:00 p.m.; Advent Lutheran Church; Manhattan—Baritone Jonathan Beyer has a voice big enough to fill the largest concert halls—and the personality to match it. Praised for his “robust, handsome voice” by The Washington Post, Mr. Beyer plays a wide range of starring operatic roles, from the president in John Adams’s Nixon in China to the tortured Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème. He also performs as a soloist in intimate recitals and large-scale concerts with world-renowned orchestras, such as the Netherlands Radio Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Beyer performed last season at Carnegie Hall as part of Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues… series.

    Saturday, February 18 at 3:00 p.m.; Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture; Bronx–Hot Peas ’N Butter pumps out party beats that make kids and adults alike want to dance. With songs in English, Spanish, and other languages, this energetic, multicultural show features traditional Latin and Afro-Caribbean music, jazz, folk, and rock. Formed by childhood best friends Danny Lapidus and Francisco Cotto, Hot Peas ’N Butter was created as a way to play, according to Lapidus, “the music that feels truest to ourselves.” You may have seen the group performing their hit videos, “Number One” and “Deep Down” on Nickelodeon!

    Saturday, February 18 at 4:00 p.m.; El Museo del Barrio; Manhattan—Mexican-American singer-songwriter Lila Downs digs into the earthy indigenous culture of Mexico and taps into the deep wells of music traditions across the world, from blues and soul to African roots and klezmer. Yet the constant thread winding throughout her aesthetic is the overwhelming, intense outpouring of emotions, perceptible in any language she sings in, whether Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Mixtec, Nauhatl, Mayan, or Zapotec. Downs performs songs from her newest album set for release in early 2012, Pecados y milagros (Sins and Miracles), in which she searches for symbols that give us strength during life’s struggles and pursuits.

    Friday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m.; Bronx Museum of the Arts––Sizzling Latin band Son de Madre fires up the stage with its spicy Cuban music. When asked to describe their sound, the group replies, “Imagine having a big dessert with all your favorite flavors. That’s how I’d describe our music—a great combination of son, salsa, timba, cha cha, bolero, funk, ballad, and more.” The mélange of styles results from the group’s multicultural make-up, with members from Cuba, Argentina, Israel, Puerto Rico, and the US. Son de Madre has performed in all the hottest clubs in town with all-star artists like Celia Cruz, Paquito D’Rivera, and Victor Manuel.

    Saturday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m.; Zankel Hall; Manhattan–– Join one of New York City’s most gifted youth choirs Songs of Solomon for a Carnegie Hall Family Sing. Chantel Renee Wright will lead the award-winning group in a selection of songs they perform a repertoire which consists of African American spirituals, anthems, gospel, and inspirational music. Family members of all ages are invited to join in the music making and sing along at attend this lively, family-friendly, and interactive event. Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before each the performance and are free to all ticket holders.

    Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.; Pregones Theater; Bronx—This lively percussion ensemble is wholly dedicated to the pursuit of fun in performance, with its members’ appetites for adventure, insatiable curiosity, and infectious sense of humor. Composed of four players, Line C3 Percussion attacks music with incomparable skill, using a battery of unusual instruments and toys from around the world. In this concert, Line C3 presents three world premieres: quartets by Chris “The Monster” Kapica and Sean Friar (a 2011–2012 Rome Prize recipient), Line C3 member Chris Thompson’s Super Famicom for two percussionists and a Nintendo Entertainment System, and music by French avant-gardist Vinko Globokar.

    Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 p.m.; Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement; Manhattan—Sometimes, new music is challenging; with Alarm Will Sound, it’s mind-blowing. Playing the most innovative performances of contemporary classical music with fierce talent and enjoyment, this 20-member ensemble is “as close to being a rock band as a chamber orchestra can be” (The New York Times). For this concert, part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide American Mavericks celebration, Alarm Will Sound will play an electrifying program including works by John Cage, Charlie Wilmoth, Conlon Nancarrow, Edgard Varese, and Elliott Sharp.

    Sunday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m.; Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch; Brooklyn—Violinist Jennifer Koh can be summed up like this: daring, vivacious, and brilliant. Collaborating with the most ground-breaking contemporary composers on the scene, Koh traces the threads connecting new music to music of the past. As part of Carnegie Hall’s American Mavericks celebration, Koh and pianist Reiko Uchida perform works by composers John Adams, Missy Mazzoli, and Lou Harrison, plus a piece written expressly for Koh by Jennifer Higdon.

    Friday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m.; LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College; Queens—Lisa Moore’s performances usher you into a world of mesmerizing theatricality and compelling emotional power. “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” (The New Yorker), Moore is an Australian, long based in and around New York, carving a niche for herself in the city’s vibrant new music scene. She was the founding pianist for the revolutionary and wildly entertaining ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars and has collaborated with the world’s most famous composers, including Iannis Xenakis, Elliott Carter, Ornette Coleman, and Meredith Monk. In this concert, part of the citywide American Mavericks celebration, Moore performs works by Philip Glass, Don Byron, Martin Bresnick, Henry Cowell, John Adams, Missy Mazzoli, Jerome Kitzke, and Frederic Rzewski.

    Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.; Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement; Manhattan—Four wicked players creating an explosion of sound: The JACK Quartet is the new definition of the modern-day string quartet. Presented as part Carnegie Hall’s citywide American Mavericks celebration, these electrifying young musicians are dedicated to commissioning and performing new works by the most ground-breaking composers, while delivering vibrant performances with overflowing energy. Here, they tackle music by early 20th-century composers Charles Ives and Ruth Crawford Seeger, and then leap forward to team up onstage with composer-guitarist Steven Mackey on his own composition Physical Property.


    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 more than 300,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area, across the US, and around the world.


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


    Winter 2011-2012 Program Information:

    CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY CONCERTS:

    Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
    CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJW
    Zankel Hall


    Program to be announced
    Tickets: $9, $15

    Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.

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

    Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
    CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY SING: SONGS OF SOLOMON
    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:

    Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: THE WIYOS
    Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
    Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

    10 Grand Army Plaza (at Flatbush Avenue) | Brooklyn
    718-230-2100
    brooklynpubliclibrary.org

    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 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
    THE MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES CARNEGIEKIDS: HOT PEAS 'N BUTTER
    Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
    Repertory Theater | Hostos Community College

    450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street) | Bronx
    RSVP: 718-518-4455
    hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts

    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, January 21, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: CHARLIE PORTER JAZZ QUARTET
    Bronx Library Center

    310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue) | Bronx
    718-579-4244
    nypl.org

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: REGINA CARTER'S REVERSE THREAD
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Friday, February 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    COMMUNITY SING WITH TAKE 6
    Apollo Theater

    253 West 125th Street (between Seventh and Eighth avenues) Manhattan
    RSVP beginning January 3
    212-531-5305 | apollotheater.org

    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, February 4, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: JONATHAN BEYER, BARITONE AND KRISTIN OKERLUND, PIANO
    Advent Lutheran Church

    2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street) | Manhattan
    212-424-2013
    adventnyc.org

    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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    Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: CANADA DAY
    LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
    LaGuardia Community College
    The Little Theatre

    31-10 Thomson Avenue | Queens
    (Alternate entrance at Building E on 47th avenue and Van Dam Street)
    RSVP via e-mail required: rsvp-lpac@lagcc.cuny.edu

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: LILA DOWNS
    El Museo del Barrio

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

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    COMMUNITY SING WITH SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
    Emmanuel Baptist Church

    279 Lafayette Avenue (at Washington Avenue) | Brooklyn
    718-622-1107
    ebcconnects.com

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

    Community Sing events are part of the Neighborhood Concert Series.
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    Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SON DE MADRE
    The Bronx Museum of the Arts

    1040 Grand Concourse (at 165th Street) | Bronx
    718-681-6000
    bronxmuseum.org

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: LINE C3 PERCUSSION GROUP
    Pregones Theater

    575 Walton Avenue (at 149th Street) | Bronx
    718-585-1202
    pregones.org

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ALARM WILL SOUND
    Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement

    The Playhouse
    466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) | Manhattan
    212-598-0400
    henrystreet.org

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

    The National Endowment for the Arts is the lead donor of American Mavericks at Carnegie Hall.

    The American Mavericks performances are made possible by a leadership gift to the San Francisco Symphony from underwriters David & Roberta Elliott.
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    Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: JENNIFER KOH, VIOLIN and REIKO UCHIDA, PIANO
    Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library

    10 Grand Army Plaza (at Flatbush Avenue) | Brooklyn
    718-230-2100
    brooklynpubliclibrary.org

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

    The National Endowment for the Arts is the lead donor of American Mavericks at Carnegie Hall.

    The American Mavericks performances are made possible by a leadership gift to the San Francisco Symphony from underwriters David & Roberta Elliott.
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    Friday, March 23, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: LISA MOORE, PIANO
    LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
    LaGuardia Community College

    The Little Theatre
    Lisa Moore, Piano
    31-10 Thomson Avenue | Queens
    (Alternate entrance at Building E on 47th avenue and Van Dam Street)
    RSVP via e-mail required: rsvp-lpac@lagcc.cuny.edu

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

    The National Endowment for the Arts is the lead donor of American Mavericks at Carnegie Hall.

    The American Mavericks performances are made possible by a leadership gift to the San Francisco Symphony from underwriters David & Roberta Elliott.
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    Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: JACK QUARTET WITH GUEST STEVE MACKEY, ELECTRIC GUITAR
    Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement
    The Playhouse

    466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) | Manhattan
    henrystreet.org

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

    The National Endowment for the Arts is the lead donor of American Mavericks at Carnegie Hall.

    The American Mavericks performances are made possible by a leadership gift to the San Francisco Symphony from underwriters David & Roberta Elliott.
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    Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: EVA AYLLÓN
    Harlem Stage (Aaron Davis Hall)
    Marian Anderson Theater

    150 Convent Avenue (at 135th Street) | Manhattan
    RSVP: 212-281-9240, ext. 19 or 20
    RSVP: boxoffice@harlemstage.org

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.
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    Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM
    COMMUNITY SING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY
    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®.

    Community Sing events are part of the Neighborhood Concert Series.
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    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 Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.
    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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