Carnegie Hall Presents

Off the Beaten Track

The spirit of invention drives the artists appearing in this series. Taking risks and pushing the creative envelope, these are artists who always command our attention. Young Stars: Traditional Cape Malay Singers and the David Kramer Band perform fascinating folk music from the Cape region of South Africa, and the American Composers Orchestra perform The Seven Deadly Sins—Weill’s “ballet in song”—with soprano Shara Worden. The ever-mesmerizing Meredith Monk and her musical friends perform selections from her opera ATLAS and new arrangements of existing works, while L’Arpeggiata performs arias and dances from 17th-century Italy.

Series Events

Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 9 PM
David Kramer Band
Young Cape Malay Stars
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • David Kramer Band
  • Young Cape Malay Stars
    Moeniel Jacobs, Music Director
"Weeskind"
David Kramer Band
Friday, February 27, 2015 | 7:30 PM
American Composers Orchestra
Orchestra Underground: Sins and Songs
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • American Composers Orchestra
    George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
  • Shara Worden / My Brightest Diamond, Vocals

Program

  • WEILL The Seven Deadly Sins
  • MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND "Whoever You Are"
  • MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND "We Added it Up"
  • MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND "Looking at the Sun"
  • SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER Selections from Unremembered
  • SCHNYDER draKOOL (US Premiere)
  • CARMAN MOORE MADIBA (World Premiere)
Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 3 PM
Meredith Monk and Friends
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble
  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
    ·· Ashley Bathgate, Cello
    ·· Robert Black, Bass
    ·· Vicky Chow, Piano
    ·· David Cossin, Percussion
    ·· Mark Stewart, Guitars
    ·· Ken Thomson, Clarinets
  • Don Byron
  • DJ Spooky
  • Future Quest
    ·· Theo Bleckmann, Vocals
    ·· Ellery Eskelin, Saxophone
    ·· John Hollenbeck, Percussion
    ·· Tony Malaby, Saxophone
    ·· Gary Versace, Piano
  • Ha-Yang Kim
  • Lukas Ligeti
  • The M6
  • Missy Mazzoli and Victoire
  • Jessye Norman
  • Courtney Orlando
  • Todd Reynolds
  • Nadia Sirota
  • Young People's Chorus of New York City
    Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director
  • John Zorn
  • Additional artists to be announced
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 7:30 PM
L'Arpeggiata
Music for a While: Improvisations on Henry Purcell
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • L'Arpeggiata
    Christina Pluhar, Artistic Director
  • Nuria Rial, Soprano
  • Vincenzo Capezzuto, Alto

Program

  • CAZZATI Ciaccona
  • PURCELL "Music for a while"
  • PURCELL "'Twas within a furlong of Edinborough Town" from The Mock Marriage
  • Improvisation: La Dia Spagnola
  • PURCELL "A Prince of glorious race descended"
  • PURCELL "One charming night" from The Fairy Queen
  • PURCELL "Ah! Belinda" from Dido and Aeneas
  • PURCELL "An Evening Hymn"
  • PURCELL "Strike the viol" from Come, ye sons of art away
  • PURCELL Dido's Lament from Dido and Aeneas
  • PURCELL "Wondrous machine!" (Ode to St. Cecilia)
  • PURCELL "Two in one upon a ground" from Dioclesian
  • PURCELL "Here the Deities approve" from Welcome to all Pleasures
  • Improvisation: Canario
  • PURCELL "Man is for the woman made"
  • PURCELL "Curtain tune on a Ground"
  • PURCELL "Oh, let me weep" (The Plaint) from The Fairy Queen
  • PURCELL "Hark! How the songsters of the grove" from Timon of Athens
Cazzati's Ciaccona
L'Arpeggiata
Erato