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