CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY CONCERT: THE DECLASSIFIED Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Zankel Hall SERGEI PROKOFIEV "March" from The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33FRANZ SCHUBERT "Allegro" from String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN "Allegro Sostenuto" from Duo No. 3 in B-flat Major for Clarinet and Bassoon, WoO 27ASTOR PIAZZOLLA EscualoBOHUSLAV MARTINU La Revue de CuisineJOHANNES BRAHMS "Rondo alla Zingarese" from Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25Discover what makes music cook with The Declassified, an exciting new collective of some of the world's best and brightest young professional musicians dedicated to world-class artistry, revelatory audience engagement, and innovative programming. Tickets: $9, $15
NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: FALU Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Jamaica Performing Arts Center Hailing from the Jaipur musical tradition, Falu’s genre-defining “Indie-Hindi” vocal style has been called “ethereal and transcendent” by BillboardMagazine. With a mix of original songs in English flavored with classic Indian ragas and Bollywood numbers, Falu is widely recognized for seamlessly blending her signature modern rock style with an impressive vocal talent.Thanks to New York City Council Member Leroy Comrie for making this concert possible.
NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SO PERCUSSION Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Pregones Theater Friday, April 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College Using unexpected instruments like coffee cans, conch shells, and a cactus, the Brooklyn-based quartet So Percussion ventures out of the box by playing a range of new music by classical composers and popular artists. Whether performing in a concert hall or a rock venue, So Percussion is right at home projecting sheer excitement in its performances, which have been called “astonishing and entrancing” by Billboard Magazine.
MCGRAW-HILL CARNEGIE KIDS: SHINE AND THE MOONBEAMS Saturday, March 9 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Bronx Library Center Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Snug Harbor Cultural Center Family music’s first soul band Shine and the Moonbeams captures the fun, sweetness, and simplicity of youth in a groovy R&B package. With compassionate verses on important subject matter such as standing up to bullies and celebrating individuality, kids and adults will identify with Shine’s insightful lyrics and soulful melodies.
NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ROGÉRIO BOCCATO QUARTETO Friday, March 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The Performance Project @ University Settlement Brazilian percussionist Rogério Boccato’s After Bossa Nova Project breathes new life into music by great composers from the post–bossa-nova generation, such as Toninho Horta, Egberto Gismonti, Milton Nascimento, and Edu Lobo. With uncontainable, inventive performances grounded in fluid interaction between musicians, his quartet extracts motifs from lesser-known songs to use as a springboard for on-the-spot group compositions.
NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: VERY BE CAREFUL Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. El Museo del Barrio Rousing fans to boogie and shake to the sounds of a Colombian coastal beat, Very Be Careful is alive with rhythmic, pulsating grooves that pull dancers to their feet and splash smiles across the faces of listeners. With a Caribbean soul and a Californian heart, this ultimate good-times bar band embraces its Latin roots with a devotion to the vallenato folk music of its Colombian ancestors, and mixes in a contemporary funk feel.
NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: CLAUDIA ACUÑA Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Harlem Stage at The Gatehouse Chilean singer-songwriter Claudia Acuña sings mainly in Spanish, but her soulful, crooning alto transcends all language barriers with its powerful sense of freedom and heartfelt emotion. Born in Santiago, Chile, this cognac-voiced siren lives in New York City but remains fiercely committed to her rich heritage. A real success story, Acuña worked the coat check at the Blue Note for almost a decade before headlining the bill at the famed jazz venue. Now she’s making it big on jazz giant Branford Marasalis’s label, Marsalis Music.
NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: THE TOOMAI STRING QUINTET Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Queens Library @ Flushing MANUEL PONCE Tres canciones mexicanas (arr. Andrew Roitstein) •• Estrellita •• La barca del marino •• Cuiden su vida MARIO LAVISTA Reflejos de la noche CARLOS CHÁVEZ Largo, liberamente from String Quartet No. 2 - intermission - MANUEL PONCE Suite cubana (arr. Andrew Roitstein) •• Serenata marina •• Plenilunio •• Paz de ocaso ERNESTO LECUONA Zambra gitana (arr. Andrew Roitstein) ERNESTO LECUONA En tres por cuatro (arr. Andrew Roitstein) ERNESTO LECUONA A la antigua (arr. Andrew Roitstein) ISRAEL LOPEZ "A gozar con mi combo" (arr. Andrew Roitstein) BENY MORÉ "Bonito y sabroso" (arr. Andrew Roitstein) ANTONIO CASTRO "No encuentro palabras" (arr. Andrew Roitstein) ERNESTO DUARTE "Cómo fue" (arr. Andrew Roitstein) OBDULIO MORALES "Dame Bururu" (arr. Andrew Roitstein) The fun and fresh Toomai String Quintet is all about connecting with its audiences. It’s making its mark on the classical music scene through its engaging concerts in untraditional venues around the country, performing classical and modern repertoire, as well as music from all corners of the world. The Toomai String Quintet and special guest vocalist Alina Roitstein serve up a program of classical Cuban and Mexican music, along with fresh arrangements with salsa, Latin jazz, and mariachi flavors.
MCGRAW-HILL CARNEGIE KIDS: THE ITTY BIDDIES Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library The Itty Biddies are a trio of sweet songstresses with cool, clubby roots that will lift audiences out of their seats from the first note. Their show takes audiences on a journey of imagination of story and song, from an African safari to the big skies of Texas and back on the subway in New York City. The Itty Biddies’ soaring vocals, paired with ukulele and bass has been called “the smoothest 45 minutes in kiddie concert history” by Time Out New York Kids, and will have both adults and kids singing and dancing all the way home.
NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ENSEMBLE ACJW Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church JOHN HARBISON Wind Quintet MAURICE RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello ANTONÍN DVORÁK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 Innovative and boundary breaking, Ensemble ACJW is an inspirational collective of young professional musicians on a two-year fellowship with Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School. When these extraordinarily talented fellows aren’t teaching in New York City public schools, they’re presenting edgy, provocative concerts that are revolutionizing how musicians perform and engage with their audiences.
CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY CONCERT: POLYGRAPH LOUNGE Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Zankel Hall Combining a variety of unusual, zany instruments—including a didgeridoo, theremin, and melodica—along with choreography for the whole audience, Polygraph Lounge guides families through virtuosic improvisation and song using musical magic. Tickets: $9, $15
NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: JASPER STRING QUARTET Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College The exquisite Jasper String Quartet takes ensemble unity and expression to a whole new level of refinement, delivering incisive and powerful readings of formidable classics and fresh new works. The string players are decorated with a variety of prizes and just recently completed a residency at Oberlin Conservatory. This fun-loving, innovative quartet is also deeply involved in educational outreach programs with schools and the community—during their Banff Centre residency, they launched “guerilla chamber music” concerts in unusual settings all around Alberta, Canada.
COMMUNITY SING: THE PEOPLE SING AND DANCE WITH THE BROADWAY ALL-STAR VOICES Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Imagine being on a lit-up Broadway stage—now get ready to sing and dance with real Broadway all-stars! Composer Thomas Cabaniss, musical director of Chicago: The Musical Leslie Stifelman, and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahonwill guide you through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your most beloved Broadway musicals. Community Sing events are part of the Neighborhood Concert Series.
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