• Friday, Sep 10, 2010

    Grammy Winning Folk-Rock Duo Indigo Girls Perform in Zankel Hall on October 23




    On Saturday, October 23 at 10:00 p.m., renowned American singer/songwriter duo, the Indigo Girls make their Zankel Hall debut, performing an evening of classic songs from throughout their career—including selections from their new album, Staring Down the Brilliant Dream. Known for their rich melodies and harmonies, the Indigo Girls—Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—perform the opening concert 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. The 2010–2011 lineup also includes performances by singer-songwriter Martin Sexton (December 11), British guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson (March 19), and singer Edie Brickell with her new band The Gaddabouts (April 8). WFUV Music Director Rita Houston curates the annual series with Carnegie Hall and serves as host for the concerts.

    For nearly 25 years, the Indigo Girls have performed together in venues ranging from cramped clubs to vast arenas. They got their start as a regular act at The Little 5 Points Pub in Atlanta, Georgia, and were tangentially considered part of the Athens, Georgia, college rock scene that included The B-52's, R.E.M., and Widespread Panic. In 1990, the duo won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. With a legacy of acclaimed albums and tours behind them, the six-time Grammy Award nominees have outlasted many of their peers and forged their own way in the music business.

    The duo’s new two-disc album, Staring Down the Brilliant Dream (Vanguard Records), was released in June and represents a celebration of their long-standing passion for live performance. The album features 31 songs, each hand-selected by the duo to capture the most memorable moments of their live concerts from 2006–2009, with tracks that range from new to old and from greatest hits to more obscure numbers, as well as a handful of classic cover songs.

    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, Nick Lowe, Gary Louris and Mark Olson, Shelby Lynne, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, Jane Siberry, and Suzanne Vega among others.

    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, October 23 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    Indigo Girls

    Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV.

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

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, $42 and $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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