Only in this series can you take a musical journey to Senegal, explore the genius of Yiddish culture, and hear the music brought to America during the Scots-Irish migrations of the 19th century. It's an invigorating way to travel without leaving New York.
Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter and activist Youssou NDOUR makes his eagerly anticipated return to Carnegie Hall. Named one of the world’s 50 great voices by NPR, the Senegalese superstar’s vibrant vocals anchor powerful songs that have made him the world’s leading performer of mbalax, his country’s music that fuses classic African praise-singing, percussion, and guitar-based pop.
Opening Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America festival, Chris Thile leads an evening of traditional Scots, Irish, and American folk music—including old-time and bluegrass—that explores the evolution of these traditions and their continued impact on one another.
Chris Thile, Host, Mandolin, and Vocals Additional artists to be announced
From Shtetl to Stage: A Celebration of Yiddish Music and Culture
From Shtetl to Stage celebrates the journey of Yiddish culture from Old World to New through music, song, poetry, and drama. A company of extraordinary Yiddish talent—as well as stars of the classical, folk, and theater worlds—mix chestnuts from the Yiddish theater and folk song repertoire with Yiddish-tinged vaudeville, art song, classical music, and klezmer in a program that explores how Eastern European Jewish culture interacted with and contributed to American culture at large.
Seth Rogovoy, Creator and Producer Eleanor Reissa, Creator, Director, and Vocalist Gil Shaham, Violin David Krakauer, Clarinet Evgeny Kissin, Piano Joanne Borts, Vocalist Mike Burstyn, Vocalist Avi Hoffman, Vocalist Elmore James, Vocalist Daniel Kahn, Vocalist Lorin Sklamberg, Vocalist Paula Vogel, Playwright and Speaker Zalmen Mlotek, Piano Frank London, Music Director Boris Sandler and Lyudmila Sholokhova, Historical Advisers