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Broadway Star Jessica Vosk To Make Her Solo Carnegie Hall Debut With My Golden Age November 8, 2021

Special Guests Include Tony Award-Winner Kristin Chenoweth, Grammy Award-Winner Scott Hoying Of Pentatonix, And New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Sara Mearns Directed By Warren Carlyle

One Lucky Contest Winner To Make Their Own Carnegie Hall Debut

Jessica Vosk Jessica Vosk by Matthew Murphy

(October 20, 2021, NEW YORK, NY)— Broadway star Jessica Vosk will make her solo Carnegie Hall debut with her new concert, My Golden Age, on Monday, November 8, at 8:00 PM. Directed by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle, My Golden Age is Vosk's homage to the likes of Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Bette Midler, and other legendary voices. With help from special guests Kristin Chenoweth, Pentatonix's Scott Hoying, and New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns, Vosk will pay tribute to composers including Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Cohen - artists whom she credits with writing musical scores "like maps for my life."" Audiences can also expect Vosk to premiere a few new never-before-heard songs, including "Sleep Walk," written by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Robert Lee Castleman and commissioned for Carnegie Hall specifically for Jessica and a song from a new Broadway-bound musical.

Vosk's path to Carnegie Hall wasn't exactly "Practice, Practice, Practice." She started her career in finance, and after quitting her steady job to pursue performing, she quickly went from understudy (in Bridges of Madison County) to ensemble (in Finding Neverland) to principal (in Fiddler on the Roof) to leading lady (in Wicked) before finding her way to Carnegie Hall.

To celebrate the occasion, one lucky fan will get to make their own Carnegie Hall debut for an on stage duet with Jessica. To enter, participants were asked to upload a 16-bar cut of their choosing to TikTok, while tagging @JessicaVosk and using the hashtags #VoskTok and #VoskyAtCarnegie. A winner will be chosen October 25 via Vosk's social media, from more than 200 entries.

"I have never been so honored in my life to set foot on the iconic Carnegie Hall stage," Vosk said. "To be given this opportunity is one that will never leave me, and one that will continue to humble me and remind me of what it has really taken to get here. I will share the stage with my dearest friends, most importantly in a room full of people I've been waiting to see for 18 months. I am tearfully happy to see you, you have no idea. And to be able to hold a contest and give someone their Carnegie Hall debut alongside mine? That's what it's all about! Dreams come true. I am so grateful."


Mary-Mitchell Campbell serves as Musical Director, conducting a thirteen piece band. Vosk’s longtime friend and collaborator Zac Posen serves as the evening’s creative consultant.


About the Artist
Jessica Vosk is best known for her star-turn as Elphaba in Wicked the musical both on tour and in the 15th Anniversary Broadway company. Most recently, Jessica starred as the Narrator in the 50th anniversary production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at Lincoln Center and created the role of Aunt Val in the world premiere of the new musical Becoming Nancy, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. She starred in the NYC Ballet Jerome Robbins tribute Something to Dance About, directed by Warren Carlyle, where she was the first singer to star onstage with the company of the New York City Ballet. Her Broadway credits include the role of Fruma Sarah in the revival of Fiddler on the Roof; Finding Neverland and The Bridges of Madison County. She starred as Anita in the Grammy-nominated San Francisco Symphony’s West Side Story. Jessica independently produced two albums: “Wild and Free” and “A Very Coco Christmas,” which both debuted on the Billboard and iTunes Charts and are available to stream on all platforms. Next year, you can find Jessica overseas, making her London concert debut at Cadogan Hall, then traveling to Ireland for a concert at the National Opera House. Her unusual path to Carnegie Hall came started with a career in finance, before taking a leap to try and make her way to the Broadway stage. Her one-of-a-kind story has been covered by ABC’s 20/20 and NBC Nightly News, to name a few.


About Carnegie Hall
Since it opened in 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists. From Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Mahler, and Bartók to George Gershwin, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Judy Garland, and The Beatles, music making by a long list of artists representing the best of every genre has filled Carnegie Hall over the years. The Hall’s unique history has grown out of its stunning acoustics, the beauty of its three concert halls, and its location in New York City, where it has played a central role in helping to elevate the city into one of the world’s great cultural capitals.

 

Carnegie Hall presents a wide range of performances each season on its three stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall—including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading NYC cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, global, and popular music. Many concerts each season are heard by listeners worldwide via the Carnegie Hall Live radio and digital broadcast series, produced in partnership with WQXR, and select concerts have been webcast on medici.tv.

 

Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates wide-reaching music education and social impact programs that annually serve more than 800,000 people in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally, and even more through a growing initiatives online. These programs play a central role in delivering on Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. For more information about Carnegie Hall, please visit carnegiehall.org.


Program Information

Monday, November 8 at 8:00 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

JESSICA VOSK

Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Music Director and Piano
Warren Carlyle, Director

with Special Guests
Kristin Chenoweth
Scott Hoying
Sara Mearns

Sponsored by KPMG LLP

Major funding provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

 

Ticket Information

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Please note: to support a safe reopening for in-person events and in accordance with the advice of medical and public health experts, all artists, visitors, and staff will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID19 with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to enter Carnegie Hall. Currently, we are unable to welcome attendees under the age of 12 who are not fully vaccinated. While inside Carnegie Hall, all guests must wear a properly fitting mask over their nose and mouth except when eating or drinking in designated areas. 

 

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