Carnegie Hall Presents

Around the Globe

From Peru to Spain, Greece, and the farthest reaches of the Silk Road, some of the world’s most captivating artists converge on the stages of Carnegie Hall.This diverse series features a celebratory anniversary concert of multicultural commissions with Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble, as well as spirited performances by Peruvian songstress  and “Queen of landóEva Ayllón, contemporary Greek rebetiko singer Eleftheria Arvanitaki, and Andalusian cantoraEstrella Morente.

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Eva Ayllón

Eleftheria Arvanitaki

Estrella Morente

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

The Silk Road Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Director

Program

ZORN Suite from Book of Angels (NY Premiere)
ANGEL LAM Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain
VIJAY IYER Playlist for an Extreme Occasion (NY Premiere)
GIOVANNI SOLLIMA The Taranta Project
JIA DAQUN The Prospect of Colored Desert
DAVID BRUCE Cut the Rug (NY Premiere)
Formed under the artistic direction of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble is a collective of distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas who are dedicated to celebrating diverse musical traditions and developing a new multicultural repertoire. In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the innovative group returns to Carnegie Hall with a program of works from China, England, Italy, and the United States. Spanning more than a decade of music, previous commissions and new works by Vijay Iyer, John Zorn, and David Bruce are featured.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

Eva Ayllón

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, October 26, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Eva Ayllón
Eva Ayllón is one of Peru’s most legendary stars with a voice that embodies the spirit of a nation. Known for her larger-than-life stage personality and fearsome dance chops, the “Queen of landó” (a traditional Afro-Peruvian musical form) infuses her music with colorful sounds from the coastal plains of Lima, as well as her country’s indigenous, African, and Spanish musical heritage. The resulting style is a powerful sound with call-and-response, complex syncopation, and polyrhythms with sweet, melancholic melodies.

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"Ritmo, Color, y Sabor"

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Eva Ayllón
Trauni Music

Eleftheria Arvanitaki

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, February 1, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Vocals
Alexandros Arkadopoulos, Clarinet, Flute, and Kaval
George Georgiadis, Double Bass
Yannis Kirimkiridis, Acoustic Piano and Keyboards
Thomas Konstantinou, Mandolin, Lute, and Bouzouki
Alexandros Ktistakis, Drums
Kostas Meretakis, Eastern Traditional Percussion
Dimitris Tsakas, Soprano Saxophone and Nylon Guitar
Special Guest Ara Dinkjian, Oud and Cumbus
One of today’s most talented Greek singers, Eleftheria Arvanitaki has a unique gift for both rebetiko (a genre of folk music popular with refugees from Asia Minor in the early 20th century) and contemporary Greek music. With the distinct ability to bring together disparate music styles, her voice has a clarity and emotional depth that registers with anyone who hears it.

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"The Bodies and the Knives"

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Eleftheria Arvanitaki
Real World Records

Estrella Morente

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Estrella Morente
Cantora Estrella Morente has dazzled audiences and critics alike with her compelling performances of flamenco and popular Spanish songs. Heiress to one of Spain’s greatest musical dynasties, she is a passionate new voice in flamenco who brings a fresh approach to the Andalusian tradition. Hailed as “a new force to be reckoned with” by London’s Daily Mail, “Estrella breathes fresh life into one of Spain's proudest musical customs.”

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"Cancion de los Pastores"

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Estrella Morente
EMI Music Spain