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Carnegie Hall 2016—2017 Pop, World Music, and Jazz Season Highlights

Carnegie Hall’s 2016—2017 season is fast approaching, and we are looking forward to a variety of exciting new projects and exceptional programming. Listed below are jazz, pop, and world music highlights at Carnegie Hall for the coming season.

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All performances take place in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage unless otherwise noted.
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On October 14, The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke open their seven-concert Carnegie Hall season with a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s landmark production of My Fair Lady, featuring special guest artists Nathan Gunn, Colin Donnell, and Laura Osnes. Other concerts this season include Concert for Courage on November 11, featuring the The Soldiers’ Chorus of The US Army Field Band in a performance commemorating Veterans Day and the brave men and women of our armed forces; Make the Season Bright on December 16 and 17, two holiday concerts featuring special guest artists Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Anthony Nunziata, and Will Nunziata performing a program of beloved holiday classics; Life is a Cabaret: The Songs of Kander and Ebb—a celebration of John Kander’s 90th birthday and his five-decade partnership with Fred Ebb on March 10 with special performers Joshua Henry and Caissie Levy; and You’ve Got a Friend: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters on April 21 with the orchestra and special guests Jonathan Groff and Adrienne Warren paying tribute to the music of James Taylor, Carole King, and more.


Singer-songwriter Michael Feinstein returns to Carnegie Hall on October 19 as artistic director of his three-concert Standard Time with Michael Feinstein series in Zankel Hall, bringing his unparalleled insight into the world of popular song, performing alongside special guest artists. Additional performances take place on February 22 and March 21.


On October 22 in Zankel Hall, Ethiopian singer Mahmoud Ahmed blends the traditional Amharic music of his homeland with pop and jazz for a one-of-a-kind musical experience.


Tony Award-winner Kelli O’Hara—who’s known for dazzling audiences and critics alike in the recent revivals of South Pacific, The Pajama Game, and The King and I— gives her first solo headlining Carnegie Hall performance on October 29.


Legendary guitarist Pat Martino and his lauded trio—organist Pat Bianchi and drummer Carmen Intorre, Jr.—come together with saxophonist Adam Niewood and trumpeter Alex Norris for an evening of fiery and technically brilliant jazz in Zankel Hall on November 4.


The WFUV Live at Zankel series returns with two concerts this season. Kicking off the series, on November 5, jazz singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux lends her seductively expressive voice in a performance featuring classic standards as well as modern tunes. On December 3, singer-songwriter Beth Orton—best known for her unique blend of folk and electronica—performs strikingly original and expressive music from her latest album, Kidsticks.


South African guitarist Derek Gripper, who began his career inspired by the music of Malian kora masters Toumani Diabaté and Ballaké Sissoko, performs on a double bill with Trio da Kali in Zankel Hall on November 12.


On December 6, acclaimed composer, music director, and producer Ray Chew presents A Night of Inspiration, an evening of inspirational music with some of gospel’s biggest stars.


The Ahmet Erdoğdular Classical Turkish Music Ensemble—featuring one of Turkey’s foremost vocalists—brings the classical vocal tradition of Ottoman Turkey to Zankel Hall on February 17, as part of the citywide festival La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic.


Lúnasa’s fresh arrangements and unique musical approaches create a singular sound that has propelled Irish acoustic music into exciting new territory. On March 3 in Zankel Hall, the group is joined by Karan Casey, one of the most innovative and provocative voices in Irish folk music today.


Legendary Bosnian musician Goran Bregović & His Wedding and Funeral Band—who brought down the house in their sold-out Carnegie Hall appearance in 2011—return for an evening of high-energy Balkan music on March 8.


Acclaimed saxophonist Donny McCaslin performs in Zankel Hall on April 1 with his dynamic electro-acoustic quartet that navigates effortlessly through the boundaries of jazz and electronics.


After an unforgettable performance at Carnegie Hall’s UBUNTU South African festival in 2014, Grammy Award–winning vocalist Angélique Kidjo returns on May 5 for a joyous and exuberant evening of music to include works from her native continent of Africa.


New Orleans native Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah—one of today’s most dynamic composers, performers, and trumpeters—performs in Zankel Hall on May 20, joined by some of the jazz world’s finest musicians.

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