Performance Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 3 PM

Carnegie Hall Family Concert: Natalie Merchant

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Based on Natalie Merchant’s recent book-and-music project Leave Your Sleep, this concert features nursery rhymes and lullabies by 19th- and 20th-century poets set to Merchant’s beautiful melodies, with chamber orchestra, and projected illustrations by Barbara McClintock.


  • Natalie Merchant, Voice
  • Gabriel Gordon, Guitar
  • Uri Sharlin, Piano and Accordion
  • Decoda
  • James Bagwell, Conductor

Have Your Book Signed

Leave Your Sleep Natalie MerchantImmediately following this concert, Natalie Merchant and illustrator Barbara McClintock will sign copies of their Leave Your Sleep book (CD included) in Citi Cafe on the Parterre level.

Prior to the day of the concert, copies of the book are available in the Carnegie Hall Shop, as well as online at Books will also be sold in the Carnegie Hall lobby during and after the concert. Please note that the artists will only sign books (limit one per child).

Purchase the book online.


Natalie Merchant performs "The Land of Nod."

Natalie Merchant performs "King of China's Daughter."

Lead funding for Carnegie Hall Family Concerts has been provided by The Irene Diamond Fund.

Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are also made possible, in part, by endowment gifts from The Irene Diamond Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.
Thanks to New York City Department of Homeless Services for supporting young fathers and their families at this concert.