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Carnegie Hall Celebrates the Holidays with Festive Musical Offerings

The New York Pops and Steven Reineke are Joined by Jazz Star Tony DeSare and Broadway Leading Lady Capathia Jenkins for a Special Holiday Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald on December 20 and 21

New York String Orchestra is Led by Jaime Laredo in Annual Year-End Concerts, Featuring Guest Violinist Nancy Zhou on December 24, And Guest Violinist Shannon Lee December 28

Capathia Jenkins performs with The New York Pops

(New York, NY, November 12, 2019)—Carnegie Hall celebrates the holiday season with a variety of festive concerts this December. On Friday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m., jazz star Tony DeSare and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins join The New York Pops’ annual holiday celebration, ringing in the most wonderful time of the year. Hear such favorites as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Jenkins reprising Ella Fitzgerald’s classic take on “Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town,” DeSare revisiting Frank Sinatra’s beloved arrangement of “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” a rock shuffle duet of “Let it Snow,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Winter Wonderland,” the New York City premiere of “Eight Days of Life” in celebration of Hanukkah, and more.

The New York String Orchestra, an ensemble of remarkable young players from around the world who come together each December for a seminar of rehearsals and performance preparation, is conducted by Jaime Laredo in their annual pair of year-end concerts. On Tuesday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m., the orchestra plays an all-Mozart program including the overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter,” and Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish” with soloist Nancy Zhou. On Saturday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra returns with Mr. Laredo conducting Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with soloist Shannon Lee, alongside Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 10 in B Minor and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1. The program no longer features pianist Peter Serkin, who has withdrawn due to health reasons.

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Program Information
Friday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Tony DeSare, Guest Artist
Capathia Jenkins, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

A FRANK AND ELLA CHRISTMAS

December 20 concert is sponsored by KPMG LLP
December 21 concert is sponsored by Mastercard, the Official Card of Carnegie Hall

Tickets: $44–$145


Tuesday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
NEW YORK STRING ORCHESTRA

Jaime Laredo, Conductor
Nancy Zhou, Violin

ALL-MOZART PROGRAM
Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, "Turkish"
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter"

This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Stella and Robert Jones.

Tickets: $25–$60


Saturday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
NEW YORK STRING ORCHESTRA

Jaime Laredo, Conductor
Shannon Lee, Violin

FELIX MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No. 10 in B Minor
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D. Major, Op. 35
JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Stella and Robert Jones.

Tickets: $25–$60


Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music. 


Photo of Capathia Jenkins, Steven Reineke, and The New York Pops by Richard Termine. 

 

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For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change. 

 

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