Carnegie Hall October 2014 Calendar Updates
MUSIC AND ARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA
Music and Arts of South Africa events at Carnegie Hall in October
Two masters of Zulu maskandi music (often called the “Zulu blues”)—Madala Kunene with his quintet, and Phuzekhemisi, who performs with singers and dancers in traditional attire, play a double bill concert on Saturday, October 11 at 9:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall. Phuzekhemisi will also perform a free Neighborhood Concert on Sunday, October 12 at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College.
Hailed as the greatest exponent of Cape jazz, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim presents a solo concert that coincides with his 80th birthday on Friday, October 17 at 8:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. In addition, on Saturday, October 18 at 5:00 p.m., Ibrahim presents a Master Class in Carnegie Hall’s Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing, followed by a Neighborhood concert at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo and special guests to be announced perform a program entitled Voices of South Africa on Saturday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The following afternoon, Sunday, October 19 at 1:00 p.m., the choir will perform their family show in Zankel Hall on Carnegie Hall’s Family Concert series.
South African dramatic soprano Elza van den Heever makes her New York recital debut on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall with pianist Vlad Iftinca, performing works by Handel, Schumann, Fauré, Brahms, and three South African composers—Stephanus Le Roux Marais, John K. Pescod, and Petrus Johannes Lemmer.
In a double-bill program on Saturday, October 25 at 9:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall, the David Kramer Band brings together a lineup of top folk musicians from the remote regions of the Karoo desert. On the second half of the program, the Young Stars: Traditional Cape Malay Singers, a 15-voice male choir, performs music from Cape Town that combines Dutch folk songs with vocal traditions from Malaysia, Arabia, and East Africa.
The latest collaboration between Johannesburg-born visual artist William Kentridge and South African composer Philip Miller, entitled Paper Music: A Ciné Concert, is presented in Zankel Hall on Monday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m.Paper Music features a selection of ten Kentridge films with music by Miller, including three that were presented at the dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition as part of The Refusal of Time exhibition. The project also features vocalists Joanna Dudley and Ann Masina, and pianist Idith Meshulam.
is one of the exciting leaders of the next wave of Cape jazz performers. A
composer and drummer, Naidoo brings his fiery quintet, Kesivan and the Lights,
to Zankel Hall for its New York concert debut on Thursday,
October 30 at 8:30 p.m. The quintet also performs a free Neighborhood
Concert on Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Flushing Town Hall in Queens.
STRING QUARTET / YEFIM BRONFMAN
TIME WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN
PISARONI / WOLFRAM RIEGER
NEW YORK POPS
VIRTUOSI / CATALYST QUARTET
CURRIE / DANIEL DRUCKMAN / SIMON CRAWFORD-PHILLIPS / PHILIP MOORE
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