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Migrations: The Making of America

The history of America is indelibly linked to the movement of people. Some were brought here not of their own free will, and their perseverance and resilience transformed the nation. Others came here—or moved within the borders of this country—because they sought a new life, free from poverty, discrimination, and persecution. The many contributions—cultural, social, and political—of these migrations, and the people who helped to build this country and what it means to be American, are honored in Carnegie Hall’s festival Migrations: The Making of America.

Migrations: The Making of America — A Citywide Festival

At Carnegie Hall, we examine the musical legacies of three migrations: the crossings from Scotland and Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries, the immigration of Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe between 1881 and the National Origins Act of 1924, and the Great Migration—the exodus of African Americans from the South to the industrialized cities of the Northeast, Midwest, and West from 1917 into the 1970s. With performances of bluegrass, old-time, klezmer, Yiddish musical theater, blues, jazz, and more, Carnegie Hall celebrates the American musical traditions that flourished as a result of these migrations.

Beyond Carnegie Hall, public programming, performances, exhibitions, and events at festival partner organizations—leading cultural and academic institutions in New York City and beyond—will highlight other aspects of these and the many other migrations, including those from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia that have contributed to American culture today. Our music—and our history—is enriched by the diversity of cultures, traditions, and people of this nation. Come hear what defines us all.

Events

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Chris Thile and Friends: My Love Is in America

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Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Andy Statman Trio

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Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Nicholas Payton, Trumpet

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Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Karine Polwart
Kaia Kater

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CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Standard Time with Michael Feinstein

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Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Two Wings: The Music of Black America In Migration

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Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

The Gloaming

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Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

WFUV: The Great Migration

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From Shtetl to Stage: A Celebration of Yiddish Music and Culture

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Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

Single Tickets will become available Monday, 8/20/2018 8:00 AM

Festival Partners

American Jewish Historical Society
American-Scottish Foundation
Americas Society
Apollo Theater
Association for Cultural Equity
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University
Center for Jewish History
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University
Centro Primo Levi
China Institute
El Museo del Barrio
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
Fiona Ritchie Productions/The Thistle & Shamrock, National Public Radio
Glucksman Ireland House/The Center for Irish Studies, New York University
Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, New York University
Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University
Immigration and Ethnic History Society
Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University
Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University
Institute of Irish Studies, Fordham University
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Irish Arts Center
Japan Society
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Keyes Art Projects
Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Center for the Arts and Culture, Hostos Community College, CUNY
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Museum of the City of New York
New York Caledonian Club
New York Tartan Week
Northern Ireland Bureau
Scotch-Irish Society of the United States of America
Scottish Government
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Studs Terkel Radio Archive
Tenement Museum
The Arts Student League of New York
The India Center Foundation
The Jewish Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art
The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
The New-York Historical Society
WFMT Radio Network
Yiddish Book Center
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

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