Carnegie Hall Presents

The Originals

The Originals features artists who have helped to shape their respective musical disciplines, making contributions that stand the test of time and inspire the performers of tomorrow. This series includes an 85th birthday celebration for music-theater legend Barbara Cook, the Carnegie Hall debut of Brazil's greatest living sambista Paulinho da Viola, and a veritable explosion of music for percussion and brass performed by the exuberant Venezuelan Brass Ensemble.

Series Events

Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 8 PM
Barbara Cook
85th Birthday Concert
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Barbara Cook, Vocalist
  • Ted Rosenthal, Music Director and Piano
  • Lee Musiker, Music Director and Piano
  • Surprise guests to be announced
You Make Me Feel So Young
Barbara Cook
Entertainment One
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | 8 PM
Paulinho da Viola
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Paulinho da Viola, Guitar, Cavaquinho, and Vocals
    Beatriz Faria, Vocals
    Cristóvão Bastos, Piano
    Mário Sève, Flute and Saxophones
    João Rabello, Guitar
    Dininho Silva, Electric Bass
    Celsinho Silva, Percussion
    Marcos Esguleba, Percussion
    Hércules Nunes, Drums
Dama De Espadas
Paulinho da Viola
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 8 PM
Venezuelan Brass Ensemble
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Venezuelan Brass Ensemble
    Thomas Clamor, Conductor


  • GIANCARLO CASTRO Grand Fanfare
  • BERNSTEIN Selections from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • GIANCARLO CASTRO Llegada de un noble maestro
  • CALDERELLA AND SCARPINO Canaro en Paris (arr. José Carli)
  • ABREU Tico-Tico no fubá (arr. Jhon Iveson)
  • AGUIRRE Amalia (arr. Fernando Ruiz)
  • GIANCARLO CASTRO Walking Faster
  • FÉLIX MENDOZA Guerra de secciones

  • Encores:
  • GERSHWIN "I Got Rhythm"
  • TRAD. "O Come, all ye Faithful"

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