• Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012

    Carnegie Hall Community and Family Programs This January & February

    Community Sing to Feature All-Star Broadway Singers on Sunday, February 3 
    This winter, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) continues to bring outstanding live performances to community venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City with its FREENeighborhood Concert Series. For 37 years, the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series has featured performances by top artists across multiple genres of music, including classical, jazz, and world.

    At Carnegie Hall, families can enjoy affordable programs through the Family Concert Series, recommended for ages 5–10, providing parents with a unique opportunity to introduce their children to live performances of music from around the world.

    For a complete schedule of Community Programs and Family Programs please visit: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Community-and-Family

    Saturday, January 5, at 5:00 p.m.
    (Brooklyn Museum)

    Swinging gypsy melodies, full-throated vocals, fiery strings, and unstoppable percussion: Ljova and the Kontraband create music that’s completely irresistible and incredibly fun. Defying categorization, this compelling music pulls together classical traditions, gypsy and Eastern-European sounds, Latin rhythms, and jazz improvisation.


    Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.
    (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

    With a righteous baritone, soulful scatting, and warm musicality, Gregory Porter exploded onto the international music scene as the new crowned king of vocal jazz. Porter’s debut album Water was Grammy Award- nominated for Best Jazz Vocal, and was followed this year by his sophomore album Be Good, which features his stand-out original songs and strong grooves.

    This concert is made possible, in part, by the Edward Prager Endowment Fund for Jazz Artists.


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

    Eguie Castrillo, his vibrant 18-piece orchestra, and special guest vocalist Gilberto Santa Rosa are featured in a 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 and their native country of Puerto Rico.

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

    Tickets: $9, $15, $20


    Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
    (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

    Originally from the West African nation of Benin, Lionel Loueke harnesses his deep knowledge of African music to create a heartfelt, evocative sound that features harmonic complexity and original guitar techniques. Praised by his mentor Herbie Hancock as a “musical painter,” Loueke draws you in with his husky baritone, tender falsetto, and fresh, energetic sound.


    Sunday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m.
    (Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College)

    Composer Thomas Cabaniss and Leslie Stifelman, musical director of Chicago: The Musical, will guide this sing-along through some of the show-stopping, electrifying numbers from some of the most beloved Broadway musicals including Hair, Les Misérables, Rent, and more! Audience members are given the opportunity to sing with real Broadway stars at this event.

    Community Sing events are part of the Neighborhood Concert Series.


    Saturday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m.
    (Advent Lutheran Church)

    Rising star Alison King, a protégée of the illustrious Marilyn Horne, is making her mark on the New York opera scene this year. Last year alone, the soprano received a coveted spot in Carnegie Hall’s The Song Continues master class series with Kurt Moll, and received an honorable mention at the famed Marilyn Horne Song Competition at Music Academy of the West. She performs in recital with pianist Carrie-Ann Matheson (pictured at far right), whose playing has been called “stylish,” “insightful,” and “admirable” by The New York Times.

    This concert is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.

    Thanks to New York City Council Member Gale Brewer for making this concert possible.


    Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.
    (Congregation Shearith Israel – The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue)

    Recognized as a leading musical folklorist and a master singer and guitarist, Gerard Edery and his trio seek to uncover and preserve songs, stories, and melodies from Europe, the Middle East, South America, and ancient Persia, interpreting them for contemporary audiences. Edery’s warm baritone smoothly travels between a variety of languages and styles.

    Thanks to New York City Council Member Gale Brewer for making this concert possible.

    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.

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.

    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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