• Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012

    Carnegie Hall Announces Fall Neighborhood Concert Series of Free Performances Throughout New York City

    Ten Concerts Presented as Part of Citywide Voices from Latin America Festival; Festival Artists Include Magos Herrera, Yosvany Terry Quintet, Banda de los Muertos, Celso Duarte, Ensemble ACJW, and Members from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
     New Artists Featured on other Neighborhood Concerts this Season, IncludingAndrew Garland, Warren Jones, Hugo Wolf Quartett, Jeffrey Goble, and Jerome Tan
    The McGraw-Hill CarnegieKids, Carnegie Hall’s Free, Family-Friendly Concerts inCommunity Venues, Offer Engaging Performances by Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower, and Introducing ClassNotes 
    This fall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) continues to bring outstanding live performances to community venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City with its FREENeighborhood Concert Series. For 37 years, the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series has featured performances by top artists across multiple genres of music, including classical, jazz, and world. In addition, WMI presents a number of free family-friendly programs throughout New York City as part of the McGraw-Hill CarnegieKids series.

    Voices from Latin America Free Neighborhood Concerts
    As part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival, Voices from Latin America, running from November 8 to December 11, WMI presents ten free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts inviting audiences to experience a diverse range of music from Latin America at venues in the city’s five boroughs. This series includes five performances by chamber groups drawn from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. In addition, the series will present five concerts featuring artists and music representing a wide range of Latin American cultures, including: Mexican-Paraguayan harp virtuoso Celso Duarte, Mexican jazz singer Magos Herrera, the Yosvany Terry Quintet led by the Cuban-born saxophonist, hot-blooded banda music ensemble Banda de los Muertos, and Ensemble ACJW performing the music of celebrated Latin American composers of the twentieth century.

    Ensemble ACJW: Sunday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m.; Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church (Manhattan)— Ensemble ACJW is comprised of outstanding young professional musicians who are fellows of The Academy, a two-year program that supports musicians as they develop careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who are fully engaged with the communities in which they live and work. As part of the Voices from Latin America festival, the Academy musicians play electrifying music from the last century by some of Latin America’s most celebrated composers.

    Banda de los Muertos: Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m.; Port Richmond Library (Staten Island)—Banda de los Muertos fires up the crowd with brassy, hot-blooded banda music from Sinaloa, Mexico. Loud and emotional, the banda sound is a boisterous crossbreed of traditional Mexican music and German polka, powered by ranks of brass, woodwinds, and percussion. This epic band storms the stage with soulful sounds from 1940s Mexico mixed with funky New York flavor—written and arranged by bandleader Jacob Garchik. (Also appearing on the Neighborhood Concert Series on Dia de los Muertos, Friday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at The Bronx Museum of the Arts.)

    Yosvany Terry Quintet: Saturday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m.; El Museo del Barrio (Manhattan)—Cuban-born saxophonist Yosvany Terry takes listeners on a wild ride from the hard-driving New York avant-garde to the lyricism and soul of Afro-Cuban jazz. A new, trailblazing voice of Cuban jazz, Terry teaches at The New School and has played with jazz greats Chucho Valdés, Silvio Rodríguez, and Fito Páez.

    Magos Herrera: Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 p.m.; Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement (Manhattan)—According to JazzTimes magazine, singer-songwriter Magos Herrera is “without a doubt the best jazz singer out of Mexico.” From Mexico City to New York, her performances are one of the hottest tickets on the Latin American jazz scene. This sensational diva captivates audiences with her sultry voice, beguiling rhythmic scatting, and soulful phrasing.

    Celso Duarte: Monday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.; Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture (Bronx)—Mexican-Paraguayan harp virtuoso Celso Duarte and his ensemble weave together a range of musical styles—from traditional Latin folk and improvisational jazz to Spanish Baroque and African music—to create an fresh new sound. These extraordinary singers, percussionists, and string players come from classical, improvisational, and folk backgrounds, and the fusion of their colorful sounds, wide-ranging styles, and traditional instruments brings an unbeatable energy to the stage.

    Members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela: Friday, December 7; Sunday, December 9; and Wednesday, December 12; five concerts; see below or click here for exact times and locations —The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela comprises 200 musicians who received training in El Sistema, Venezuala’s hugely successful social-action education program that brings music performance instruction to the country’s largely poor, underserved children. This energetic group of young Venezuelans was a hit when it made its New York debut at Carnegie Hall with acclaimed conductor Gustavo Dudamel in 2007. These concerts will culminate on December 12 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in a day-long Seminario, an intensive, project-based musical retreat where orchestras share repertoire, streamline technique, and build personal and institutional relationships. WMI will invite 125 students and their teachers from area El Sistema programs, or “nucleos,” for a full day of teaching and performance with members of the orchestra. The day is presented in partnership with the Orchestra of St. Luke's and designed collaboratively with local program directors including Harmony Program, Corona Youth Music Program, WHIN Program, UpBeat NYC, and Union City Music Project of New Jersey.


    McGraw-Hill CarnegieKids

    WMI’s family-friendly concert series continues in local venues with performances by children’s favorite performers. These free, interactive, 45-minute concerts are fun for the whole family, but especially appropriate for children ages three to six and feature songs, movement, and instrument demonstrations, creating opportunities for musical creativity and play.

    Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower: Wednesday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m.; Hudson Guild (Manhattan)—Elizabeth Mitchell, the first children’s music artist signed to the Smithsonian Folkways label in this century, channels the music of legends from Woody Guthrie to the Velvet Underground. Mitchell’s indie-folk style appeals to the entire family—fitting, since she performs with her husband Daniel Littleton and daughter Storey, along with a colorful gang of musical friends.

    ClassNotes: Saturday, October 20 at 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.; The Performance Project @ University Settlement (Manhattan)—ClassNotes transforms everyday classical music into a wild rollercoaster of colorful sounds and emotions. Get on board as these young, charismatic teaching musicians take you and your kids on a full-throttle ride of extraordinary discovery through active listening and storytelling. The ClassNotes members are all top performers who play with the world’s best orchestras, and are winners of international competitions and distinguished awards.


    Additional Fall Highlights, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series
    Nós Novo: Friday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m.; The Performance Project @ University Settlement (Manhattan)—Bringing a worldly mix of sea shanties, Celtic reels and airs, and Brazilian soul into the New York’s jazz scene, percussionist James Shipp and his band Nós Novo have thrilled and moved adventurous listeners around the world. They also reach out to the community as a part of Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program, in which they give high-energy concerts and innovative workshops in prisons, shelters, hospitals, and community centers throughout the city.

    Jeffrey Goble, Baritone and Jerome Tan, Piano: Saturday, October 13, at 4:00 p.m.; Advent Lutheran Church (Manhattan)—Baritone Jeffrey Goble is winning over audiences with his incredible voice and ambitious taste in music. Wowing audiences in opera roles like Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Schaunard in La bohème, he’s also a passionate promoter of new operatic works such as Mark Adamo’s Little Women, Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath, and William Bolcom’s A Wedding. Winning honorable mention in the prestigious Marilyn Horne Song Competition, he also recently performed in Carnegie Hall’s The Song Continues… series of master classes with famed pianist Graham Johnson.

    Somi: Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Harlem Stage at The Gatehouse (Manhattan)—Jazzy singer-songwriter Somi will win you over with her quiet, soulful music that’s infused with the African spirit. Born in Chicago to Rwandan and Ugandan parents, Somi weaves both African and jazz legacies into her sound, singing in English and three East African languages.

    Hugo Wolf Quartett: Sunday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m.; Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library Sunday (Brooklyn)—Recognized as rising stars of Vienna’s classical music scene, the Hugo Wolf Quartett brings sophistication and finesse to the stage. Delivering intense, fiery performances in all the top concert halls of Europe, the quartet has refined its brilliant sound over the course of 17 years.

    Andrew Garland, Baritone and Warren Jones, Piano: Saturday, November 3 at 4:00 p.m.; Advent Lutheran Church (Manhattan)—With a golden voice and uncanny theatrical instinct, baritone Andrew Garland delivers sparkling, exhilarating performances that will reel you in, from innovative recital collaborations with living American composers to classic, large-scale productions of Don Giovanni, La bohème, and Carmen. Garland brings drama to the stage today with an adventurous program called “The Quest: Don Quixote and Other Wanderers.”


    About Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute
    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 and online initiatives annually serve more than 350,000 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.


    Program Information
    All events are free. Please contact the performance venue for specific reservation information.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
    MCGRAW-HILL CARNEGIEKIDS: ELIZABETH MITCHELL AND YOU ARE MY FLOWER
    Hudson Guild

    441 West 26th Street (at 10th Avenue) | Manhattan
    RSVP: 212-760-9837 or hudsonguild.org
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    Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: NÓS NOVO
    The Performance Project @ University Settlement

    184 Eldridge Street (at Rivington Street) | Manhattan
    For more information: 212-453-4532 or universitysettlement.org
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    Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: JEFFREY GOBLE, BARITONE AND JEROME TAN, PIANO
    Advent Lutheran Church

    2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street) | Manhattan
    For more information: 212-903-0786 or adventnyc.org

    ROBERT SCHUMANN Dichterliebe, Op. 48
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Trois ballades de Villon
    STEPHEN FOSTER "Beautiful Dreamer"
    STEPHEN FOSTER "Hard Times Come Again No More"
    STEPHEN FOSTER "Ring, ring de banjo!"
    STEPHEN FOSTER "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair"
    STEPHEN FOSTER "Susanna (Oh! Susanna)"

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

    Thanks to New York City Council Member Gale Brewer for making this concert possible.
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SOMI

    Harlem Stage at the Gatehouse
    150 Convent Avenue (between 133rd and 135th streets) | Manhattan
    RSVP: 212-281-9240, ext. 19 or 20 or boxoffice@harlemstage.org
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    Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
    MCGRAW-HILL CARNEGIEKIDS: CLASSNOTES
    The Performance Project @ University Settlement

    184 Eldridge Street (at Rivington Street) | Manhattan
    For more information: 212-453-4532 or universitysettlement.org
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    Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: HUGO WOLF QUARTETT
    Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library

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

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN String Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1
    JOHANNES BRAHMS String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67
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    Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: BANDA DE LOS MUERTOS
    The Bronx Museum of the Arts

    1040 Grand Concourse (at 165th Street) | Bronx
    For more information: 718-681-6000 or bronxmuseum.org
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    Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ANDREW GARLAND, BARITONE AND WARREN JONES, PIANO
    Advent Lutheran Church

    2504 Broadway (at 93rd Street) | Manhattan
    For more information: 212-903-0786 or adventnyc.org
    RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Songs of Travel
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "Der Wanderer," D. 489, Op. 4, No. 1
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "An Schwager Kronos," D. 369
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "Der Musensohn," D. 764, Op. 92, No. 1
    GABRIELA LENA FRANK Selections from Cantos de Cifar y el Mar Dulce
    •• El nacimiento de Cifar
    •• Eufemia
    •• En la Vela del Angelito
    MAURICE RAVEL Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
    ••Chanson romanesque
    ••Chanson épique
    ••Chanson à boire
    STEVEN MARK KOHN American Folk Set
    •• Ten Thousand Miles Away
    •• Wanderin’
    •• Poor Wayfaring Stranger
    MITCH LEIGH "The Impossible Dream"

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

    Thanks to New York City Council Member Gale Brewer for making this concert possible.
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    Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJW
    Voices from Latin America

    Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church
    178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th Street) | Manhattan
    For more information: 212-923-5757 or mosaconcerts.org

    HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS Bachiana brasileira No. 6
    HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS Quinteto em forma de chôros
    SILVESTRE REVUELTAS Homenaje a Federico García Lorca
    SILVESTRE REVUELTAS Ocho Por Radio
    ANA LARA Aulós
    ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Histoire du Tango for Flute and Guitar

    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 Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Susan and Edward C. Forst, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr.

    Additional support has been provided by The Edwin Caplin Foundation, Leslie and Tom Maheras, and the Edward John Noble Foundation.

    Public support is provided by 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.
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    Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: BANDA DE LOS MUERTOS
    Voices from Latin America
    Port Richmond Library

    75 Bennett Street | Staten Island
    For more information: 718-442-5597 | nypl.org
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    Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: YOSVANY TERRY QUINTET
    Voices from Latin America
    El Museo del Barrio

    1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street) | Manhattan
    RSVP: elmuseo.org/yosvanyterry
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    Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MAGOS HERRERA
    Voices from Latin America
    Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement
    The Playhouse
    466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) | Manhattan
    For more information: 212-598-0400 or abronsartscenter.org
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    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: CELSO DUARTE
    Voices from Latin America
    Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College

    450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street) | Bronx
    RSVP: 718-518-4455 or hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts/
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    Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MEMBERS OF THE SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUALA
    Voices from Latin America
    Flushing Town Hall

    137-35 Northern Boulevard (at Linden Place) | Queens
    For more information: 718-463-7700, ext. 222 or flushingtownhall.org

    Thanks to New York City Council Member Leroy Comrie for making this concert possible.
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    Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MEMBERS OF THE SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA
    Voices from Latin America

    Pregones Theater
    575 Walton Avenue (at 149th Street) | Bronx
    For more information: 718-585-1202 or pregones.org
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    Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MEMBERS OF THE SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA
    Voices from Latin America
    Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library

    Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture
    10 Grand Army Plaza (at Flatbush Avenue) | Brooklyn
    For more information: 718-230-2100 or brooklynpubliclibrary.org
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    Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MEMBERS OF THE SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA
    Voices from Latin America
    Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
    Veterans Memorial Hall

    1000 Richmond Terrace (at Hamilton Avenue) | Staten Island
    For more information: 718-815-SNUG or snug-harbor.org
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    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: MEMBERS OF THE SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA
    Voices from Latin America
    The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

    450 West 37th Street | Manhattan
    RSVP: oslmusic.org/DiMenna-Center

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


    McGraw-Hill is proud to sponsor CarnegieKids.

    CarnegieKids is generously supported, in part, by an endowment gift from Linda and Earle S. Altman.


    Lead funding for Voices from Latin America is provided by grants from the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Sponsored, in part, by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Mercantil Servicios Financieros.

    Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.


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