• Monday, Dec 6, 2010

    Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Presents Family Concerts In January And February 2011



    Events Include Performance by Ensemble ACJW and
    First-Ever Family Sing at Carnegie Hall with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City


    This winter, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) presents two performances as part of its Family Concert series, which offers parents inspired ways to introduce their children to the world of music. Continuing its commitment to presenting inventive and low-cost events for music lovers of all ages, WMI’s Family Concert presentations include performances by Ensemble ACJW alumni, and the first ever Carnegie Hall Family Sing event with members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (with all tickets priced at $9 and $15). Both performances—recommended for children between the ages of 5 and 12 and their families—feature a free pre-concert activity, and provide audience members with a fun and educational experience at Carnegie Hall. Additional details about the performances are noted below.

    • Ensemble ACJW—composed of alumni of The Academy—will perform a Carnegie Hall Family Concert in Zankel Hall on Sunday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m., which explores the big musical question, “How is nature musical?” Charlotte Blake Alston—storyteller, narrator, and singer—will host the concert and musicians from Ensemble ACJW will lead a pre-concert activity one hour prior to the concert.
    • On Sunday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall, audiences of all ages are invited to raise their voices alongside the renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City and experience first-hand what it’s like to be a part of the choir. Participating families are encouraged to check Carnegie Hall’s website in the weeks preceding the performance for sheet music and audio clips to assist them in practicing before the event. Pre-concert activities including vocal warm-ups led by members of the ensemble, will begin one hour prior to the concert.

    For a full schedule of Carnegie Hall Family Concerts, visit carnegiehall.org/familyconcerts.

    The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall
    The Weill Music Institute creates broad-reaching music education and community programs that play a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Woven into the fabric of the Carnegie Hall concert season, these programs occur at Carnegie Hall as well as in schools and throughout neighborhoods, providing musical opportunities for everyone, from preschoolers to adults, new listeners to emerging professionals. With access to the world’s greatest artists and latest technologies, the Weill Music Institute is uniquely positioned to inspire the next generation of music lovers, to nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and to shape the evolution of musical learning itself. The Weill Music Institute’s school and community programs annually serve over 115,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area and across the US, as well as 65,000 people around the world through its online and distance learning initiatives.

    For more information, please visit: carnegiehall.org/exploreandlearn.

    Program Information
    Sunday, January 16 at 1:00 PM
    Zankel Hall

    The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education—is made possible by a leadership gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Major funding has also been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., Judith and Burton Resnick, Susan and Elihu Rose, and The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, with additional support from Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, the Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Susan and Ed Forst, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, the Edward John Noble Foundation, The William Petschek Family, and Suki Sandler.

    The Academy School Partnerships benefitting NYC public school students are made possible, in part, by Bank of America.

    The Academy is made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

    Sunday, February 27 at 1:00 PM
    Zankel Hall

    Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director

    Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.

    Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are made possible, in part, by generous endowment gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.

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

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, $9 and $15, 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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