• Monday, Oct 28, 2013

    Carnegie Hall Community and Family Programs This Winter

    Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts are sponsored by Target®.

    McGraw Hill Financial is proud to sponsor Carnegie Kids.

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

    Lead funding support for Carnegie Hall Family Concerts has been provided by The Irene Diamond Fund.

    Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are also made possible, in part, by endowment gifts from The Irene Diamond Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.

    Thanks to New York City Department of Homeless Services for supporting young fathers and their families at these concerts.
    Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) continues its 2013–2014 season with live performances at community venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City with its free Neighborhood Concerts. For almost four decades, Carnegie Hall has presented an outstanding series of concerts featuring top notch artists across multiple genres including jazz, world music, classical, and more. In addition, WMI presents a number of free family-friendly programs throughout New York City as part of the Carnegie Kids series.

    At Carnegie Hall, parents and young people can also enjoy affordably-priced Family Concerts, recommended for ages 5–10, providing a unique opportunity to introduce children to live performances of music from around the world. Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before select performances and are free to all ticket holders.
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    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: GREGORIE MARET QUARTET
    Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
    Harlem Stage Gatehouse

    Gregoire Maret smashes the stereotype that the harmonica is to be played while gathered around a campfire. In the hands of this Geneva-born virtuoso, the instrument can be lyrical and lush or pungent and powerful. Maret’s soulful ballad interpretations and swinging renditions of up-tempo favorites will certainly change the way you think about his instrument. Maret has performed with jazz and pop greats, from Pat Metheny and Herbie Hancock to Youssou N’Dour and Me’Shell Ndegéocello.

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    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: SONGS OF SOLOMON
    Friday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
    Emmanuel Baptist Church

    Founded in 2001 by veteran conductor Reverend Chantel Wright, Songs of Solomon is Harlem’s inspirational youth choir. The high-energy ensemble, whose repertoire ranges from gospel and spirituals to jazz and classical music, returns to Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts and to the beautiful setting of Brooklyn’s Emmanuel Baptist Church. Songs of Solomon’s members have toured the US and performed with celebrated artists, including Earth, Wind & Fire; Elton John; Aretha Franklin; and Kelly Clarkson.

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    CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY CONCERT: THE NEW YORK POPS
    Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Holiday cheer fills Carnegie Hall when Steven Reineke conducts The New York Pops in a concert version of A Charlie Brown Christmas, the iconic TV special created by Charles M. Schulz. Actor John Tartaglia narrates the afternoon’s performance as the Peanuts characters come alive on stage with children actors of the TADA! Youth Theater and dancers from New York Theatre Ballet. The performance includes an audience sing-a-long with Essential Voices USA choir.

    Tickets: $10, $16, $22

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    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: DENDÊ AND BAND
    Saturday, January 4 at 5:00 p.m.
    Brooklyn Museum

    Driven by master percussionist Dendê’s polyrhythmic power and joyous melodies, this eight-piece band blends Brazil’s rhythm-heavy music with Afrobeat, reggae, merengue, and other global grooves into an irresistible call to the dance floor. Dendê and Band’s jubilant, upbeat live shows soar with outstanding showmanship. This concert is presented as part of the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturdays series

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    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: ALICIA OLATUJA
    Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m.
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    Vocalist Alicia Olatuja sings with a strong, lustrous tone, and mixes elements of classical, jazz, gospel, and pop into her fluid vocalism. Her busy performance calendar includes collaborating with bassist and husband Michael Olatuja as the Olatuja Project; performing as a soloist with the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble; and providing back-up vocals for Chaka Khan, Somi, and Christian McBride.

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    CARNEGIE KIDS: HOT PEAS 'N' BUTTER
    Thursday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m.
    South Bronx NeON

    Hot Peas ’N Butter will lift your children out of their seats and have them happily singing and bouncing along to its catchy brand of bilingual Latin folk. Flavored with Afro-Cuban, jazz, pop, and rock accents, the music of this four-time Parents' Choice Award–winning group has been praised by the Los Angeles Times for its “hot and mellow multicultural groove.” Hot Peas ’N Butter have performed its hits on Nickelodeon, and its video “’Round the World” is a must-see.

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    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: DENDÊ AND BAND
    Saturday, January 25 at 3:00 p.m.
    El Museo del Barrio

    See January 4 for more information.

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    About Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute
    The Weill Music Institute creates visionary programs that embody Carnegie Hall’s commitment to music education. With unparalleled access to the world’s greatest artists, the Weill Music Institute inspires audiences of all ages, nurtures tomorrow’s musical talent, and harnesses the power of music to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. An integral part of Carnegie Hall’s concert season, these programs facilitate creative expression, develop musical skills and capacities at all levels, and encourage participants to make lifelong personal connections to music. The Weill Music Institute generates new knowledge through original research and shares a wide range of free online resources with educators and music lovers around the globe. More than 400,000 people each year engage in the Weill Music Institute’s programs through national and international partnerships, in New York City schools and community settings, and at Carnegie Hall.

    For a complete schedule of Community Programs and Family Programs please visit: carnegiehall.org/Education/Community-and-Family

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