• Thursday, Feb 17, 2011

    Carnegie Hall Presents Brazilian Vocalist Gal Costa in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on March 24




    On Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m., vocalist and icon of the Tropicalismo movement Gal Costa performs classic bossa nova standards along with her own trademark songs in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Highly regarded for her elegant voice and a career that spans over 40 years and more than 30 acclaimed records, Costa has been called one of the world's most graceful singers, and is a long-standing icon of Brazilian music. She is credited as an influential part of the Tropicalismo movement—which combines sensuous Brazilian bossa nova with heavy rock—that has been a mainstay of Latin music since the late 1960s. To hear samples of Gal Costa’s most popular recordings, visit myspace.com/galcostaofficial/music.

    Born Maria da Graça Costa Penna Burgos in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in 1945, Gal Costa first became interested in bossa nova after listening to João Gilberto's Chega de Saudade on the radio. Her first professional performance was as part of the opening concert to inaugurate the Vila Velha Theatre in her home town where she was one of a small group of "promising" newcomers including Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Caetano Veloso, and Veloso’s sister, Maria Bethânia—each of whom would later become some of Costa’s long-time musical collaborators.

    Program Information
    Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    , Vocals

    Sponsored by KPMG LLP

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall. 

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, $27—$74, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.




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