• Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012

    Carnegie Hall Family Concerts Celebrate Latin Music and Dance This December and January 

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in a High-Energy Performance on Sunday, December 9
    Eguie Castrillo and Orchestra Featuring Gilberto Santa Rosa in Mambo Mania on Sunday, January 20
    This winter, Carnegie Hall Family Concerts feature two energetic and interactive Latin-inspired musical events in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI). On Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m., the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela will perform a program for young people that is part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival Voices from Latin America. This dynamic group of Venezuelan musicians was a hit when it made its New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 2007, and they are sure to return with the same electric verve. The conductor for this family program is still to be announced.

    On Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m., Puerto Rican percussionist Eguie Castrillo, his vibrant 18-piece orchestra, and special guest vocalist Gilberto Santa Rosa will perform a Carnegie Hall Family Concert titled Mambo Mania, a celebration of the passion and joy of mambo music and dance. Eguie and Gilberto will bring the whole family to their feet while they fill the hall with the electrifying sounds and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean.

    Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are designed to give parents and children the opportunity to experience the joy of attending a live musical performance in Carnegie Hall at a low price. All Family Concerts—recommended for children between the ages of 5 and 10 and their families—feature a pre-concert activity open to ticketholders one hour before the start time.

    The Weill Music Institute has teamed up with New York City’s Department for Homeless Services (DHS) to invite 240 fathers and their children currently living in City shelters to attend the Carnegie Hall Family Concerts as part of the DHS’s implementation of New York City's Fatherhood Initiative. This initiative aims to reduce barriers to father engagement and create new opportunities for dads and their children to share memorable moments.

    About Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute
    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 and online initiatives annually serve more than 350,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area, across the US, and around the world.

    Program Information
    Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
    Conductor to be announced
    Claudette Sierra, Host

    Lead funding for Voices from Latin America is provided by grants from the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Sponsored, in part, by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Mercantil Servicios Financieros.

    Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.

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

    Breguet is the Exclusive Timepiece of Carnegie Hall.

    United is the Official Airline of Carnegie Hall.

    Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Eguie Castrillo and His Orchestra
    Claudette Sierra, Host

    with Special Guest:
    Gilberto Santa Rosa, Vocalist

    Thanks to New York City Department of Homeless Services for supporting young fathers and their families at these concerts.

    Lead support for Carnegie Hall Family Concerts is provided by The Irene Diamond Fund.

    Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are also made possible, in part, by endowment gifts from The Irene Diamond Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.
    Ticket Information
    Tickets, $9, $15, and $20 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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