• Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011

    Carnegie Hall and WFUV Present British Folk-Rocker Richard Thompson in Zankel Hall on March 19




    On Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall, British folk-rocker Richard Thompson makes his Zankel Hall debut performing an evening of songs from his extensive body of work. Widely recognized as both a sensitive songwriter and innovative guitarist, Thompson’s solo performance is part of this season’s WFUV Live at Zankel series—presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV, 90.7 FM—which celebrates the art of singer-songwriters and the eclectic nature of their music. WFUV Music Director Rita Houston curates the annual series with Carnegie Hall and serves as host for the concerts.

    With a career that spans over four decades, Richard Thompson is one of the world’s most critically acclaimed songwriters. Named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 20 guitarists of all time, Thompson has received the distinguished Ivor Novello Award for songwriting and composing, and was awarded a lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio. From his teenage years as a founding member of the 1960's group Fairport Convention and duo work with his then-wife, Linda Thompson, to performing for over 20 years as a solo artist and scoring Werner Herzog's 2005 documentary Grizzly Man, Thompson's body of work includes over 40 albums of lyrical wit anchored by the skillful sounds of his acoustic and electric guitar. Thompson continues to write and record new material and frequently performs live throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia with his trademark droll humor and classic sound. His genre-spanning mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar continue to earn Thompson generations of new fans and a place as one of the distinctive virtuosos in rock history.

    Prior to Thompson’s performance, beginning at 9:00 p.m., concert-goers are invited to enjoy a laid-back pre-concert experience in the Zankel Hall lounge where they can meet others who share their passion for music. The first 200 concert-goers to arrive will receive a complimentary drink, courtesy of Carnegie Hall. For more information please visit: carnegiehall.org/latenights

    Carnegie Hall’s WFUV Live at Zankel, which began in October 2005 as City Folk® Live at Zankel, is based on WFUV’s pioneering music format which blends adult rock, singer-songwriters, and roots music. Artists who have performed as part of the series include the bird and the bee, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Cowboy Junkies, Kathleen Edwards and John Doe, Alejandro Escovedo, Richie Havens, Indigo Girls, Nick Lowe, Gary Louris and Mark Olson, Shelby Lynne, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, Jane Siberry, and Suzanne Vega among others.

    The final concert of the 2010–2011 WFUV Live at Zankel series features singer Edie Brickell with her new band The Gaddabouts on Friday, April 8.

    WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) WFUV is a non-commercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for 60 years. Serving more than 300,000 listeners each week in the New York area and thousands more worldwide on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV offers an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plus headlines from National Public Radio, local news, and sports.

    Program Information
    Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    Richard Thompson

    Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV.

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

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, $42–$48, 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 more information discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.




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