Carnegie Hall Presents

The Originals

Electrifying performers and exceptional variety—this series is truly one of a kind. An evening with the inestimable Audra McDonald, a tribute to Motown with American Idol music director Ray Chew, and the Boston Pops with the Time for Three trio are all part of this series.
October 22, 2011
Audra McDonald
February 9, 2012
A Tribute to the Music of Motown
March 8, 2012
Boston Pops

Audra McDonald

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, October 22, 2011 | 8 PM


Audra McDonald, Vocalist
Ted Sperling, Conductor
Winner of four Tony Awards, Broadway legend Audra McDonald returns to the concert stage after four seasons on the hit ABC television series Private Practice. Joined by an orchestra, the two-time Grammy Award winner performs an unforgettable evening of favorite show tunes, classic songs from the movies, and original pieces written expressly for this extraordinary artist who is at the height of her expressive powers. “Ravishing of voice and Olympian of stature, she’s an overwhelming presence” (The New York Times).


"Wonderful You"

Audra McDonald

A Tribute to the Music of Motown

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 8 PM


Boyz II Men
Dionne Warwick
Paul Shaffer
Martha Reeves
BeBe Winans
Melba Moore
Kindred the Family Soul
with very special surprise guests
Soledad O'Brien, Host
Ray Chew, Musical Director
Ray Chew returns to Carnegie Hall to celebrate this soulful brand of music from the Motor City that has been loved by generations. "Motown touches every American," says Chew, who is also the current music director of American Idol. "It brings you back to a familiar place."

Boston Pops

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, March 8, 2012 | 8 PM


Boston Pops
Keith Lockhart, Conductor
Time for Three
·· Zachary De Pue, Violin
·· Nicolas Kendall, Violin
·· Ranaan Meyer, Double Bass
Thomas Martin, Clarinet


BERNSTEIN Overture from Candide
COPLAND "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo
CHRIS BRUBECK Travels in Time for Three (NY Premiere)
WARREN/DUBIN 42nd Street (arr. Don Sebesky)

A Tribute to Benny Goodman

GOODMAN Don't Be That Way (arr. Billy May)
COPLAND Excerpt from Clarinet Concerto
POWELL Clarinade (arr. Don Sebesky)
LOUIS PRIMA Sing, Sing, Sing (arr. Dick Hyman)
MERCURY Bohemian Rhapsody
ARR. DON SEBESKY You Must Remeber This: A Cinematic Sing-Along
·· As Time Goes By
·· Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
·· Moon River
·· The Way We Were
·· Que Sera, Sera
·· Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
·· Over the Rainbow

BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor (arr. Time for Three)
SOUSA "Stars and Stripes Forever"
The Boston Pops returns to Carnegie Hall under the direction of Keith Lockhart with a program that includes the New York premiere of Chris Brubeck's Travels in Time for Three, featuring the groundbreaking Time for Three trio, as well as a tribute to the legendary Benny Goodman.


Bernstein On the Town, "Times Square"

Boston Pops; Keith Lockhart, Conductor