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.

Series Events

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 8 PM
The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • The Silk Road Ensemble
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Director


  • 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)
Saturday, October 26, 2013 | 8 PM
Eva Ayllón
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Eva Ayllón
"Ritmo, Color, y Sabor"
Eva Ayllón
Trauni Music
Saturday, February 1, 2014 | 8 PM
Eleftheria Arvanitaki
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • 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
"The Bodies and the Knives"
Eleftheria Arvanitaki
Real World Records
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Estrella Morente
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Estrella Morente
"Cancion de los Pastores"
Estrella Morente
EMI Music Spain