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Musical Connections Backstage

Twenty-five talented men create original music as part of the Resident Ensemble at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. They collaborate with Carnegie Hall Musical Connections artists throughout the season to develop instrumental and vocal skills—as well as general musicianship—in order to generate new music and perform for large audiences at the facility.

Songs from Sing Sing

Musical Connections: Music of Tomorrow

In May 2017, Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program presented an evening-length concert called “Music of Tomorrow” at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. This concert was the culmination of the Sing Sing Resident Ensemble’s year of exploring their musical roots and origins.

Musical Connections: Book of Alleged Dances: Stubble Crotchet

The Sing Sing Resident Ensemble performs Book of Alleged Dances: Stubble Crotchet By John Adams.

Musical Connections: Rhiannon Giddens

In February 2017, Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program presented Rhiannon Giddens at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. She performed songs from her new album alongside old favorites, as well as “Mary’s Cry,” a piece written for her by members of the Sing Sing Resident Ensemble.

Musical Connections: Rhiannon Giddens Sings "At the Purchaser's Option"

Musical Connections:
A Concert of Sacred Music

In 2015, Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program conducted a year-long exploration of A Concert of Sacred Music by Duke Ellington at Sing Sing Correctional Facility. The final performance resulted in 90 minutes of original music by men and performances of Ellington’s work.

Ninety Nine Percent
Ford Foundation

Lead support is provided by Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari and the Ford Foundation.

Ameriprise Financial

Major funding is provided by Ameriprise Financial and MetLife Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation.

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