Carnegie Hall Presents

Off the Beaten Track

Eclectic and always entertaining, this series returns with an enduring and beloved a cappella vocal group from Britain, traditional and contemporary music from Northeastern Brazil, the inventive Ensemble ACJW from here in New York City, and one of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary-music exports.
February 18, 2013
The King's Singers
November 29, 2012
Carlos Malta and Pife Muderno
Nicolas Krassik and Cordestinos with Friends
March 19, 2013
Ensemble ACJW
May 17, 2013
Crash Ensemble

The King's Singers

Zankel Hall
Monday, February 18, 2013 | 7:30 PM


The King's Singers
·· David Hurley, Countertenor
·· Timothy Wayne-Wright, Countertenor
·· Paul Phoenix, Tenor
·· Christopher Bruerton, Baritone
·· Christopher Gabbitas, Baritone
·· Jonathan Howard, Bass


MORLEY "Hard by a Crystal Fountain" from The Triumphs of Oriana
CROCE "Ove tra l'herbe e i fiori" from Il trionfo di Dori
SAINT-SAËNS "Saltarelle," Op. 74
GABRIELI "Se cantano gl'augelli" from Il trionfo di Dori
JOHNSON "Come, Blessed Bird" from The Triumphs of Oriana
POULENC Un soir de neige
PALESTRINA "Quando dal terzo cielo" from Il trionfo di Dori
WEELKES "As Vesta was, from Latmos Hill Descending" from The Triumphs of Oriana
JOBY TALBOT "Leon" from Path of Miracles
RODGERS "My Funny Valentine"
GERSHWIN "I Can't Sit Down" (arr. Shearing) from Porgy and Bess
ARLEN "It's a New World"
HARRY CONNICK "Recipe for Making Love"

HOLIDAY "God Bless the Child" (arr. Bennett)
ALBERT HAMMOND "I'm a Train" (arr. Knight)
JOHN DAVID "You Are the New Day" (arr. Knight)
BILLY JOEL "And So it Goes" (arr. Chilcott)
Please note that this performance by The King's Singers was originally scheduled for Friday, November 2 and was postponed due to the ongoing effects of Hurricane Sandy. Tickets for the November 2 performance will be honored for this concert.

Audiences love The King’s Singers: Everyone leaves a concert enchanted by wit, charm, and exceptional musicality, whether the group is performing the latest in contemporary a cappella vocal music, Renaissance madrigals, or arrangements of Billy Joel songs.


Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin's It's A New World

The King's Singers

Carlos Malta and Pife Muderno
Nicolas Krassik and Cordestinos with Friends

Music from Northeastern Brazil

Zankel Hall
Thursday, November 29, 2012 | 8:30 PM


Pife Muderno
·· Carlos Malta, Pifes, Flutes, Soprano Saxophone, and Musical Direction
·· Andrea Ernest Dias, Pifes and Flutes
·· Marcos Suzano, Pandeiro
·· Bernardo Aguiar, Pandeiro
·· Durval Pereira, Zabumba and Pandeiro
·· Oscar Bolão, Cymbals, Triangle, and Pandeiro
Nicolas Krassik and Cordestinos
·· Nicolas Krassik, Violin and Rabeca
·· Marcos Moletta, Rabeca
·· Guto Wirtti, Electric Bass
·· Chris Mourão, Percussion
·· Carlos César, Percussion
with Special Guest Gilberto Gil
In this double-bill, legendary flutist and improviser Carlos Malta brings Pife Muderno to play traditional flute and drum music, while Cordestinos—led by virtuoso violinist Nicolas Krassik—celebrates lively folk and contemporary musical trends with several surprise guests.

En este concierto doble, el flautista legendario e improvisador Carlos Malta presenta a Pife Muderno, también flautista e intérprete de la música tradicional de tambor. Por su parte, Cordestinos—dirigido por el virtuoso violinista Nicolas Krassik—ofrece una muestra de las tendencias contemporáneas musicales más animadas y populares acompañado de varios músicos invitados sorpresa.

Neste programa duplo, o flautista e improvisador lendário Carlos Malta traz Pife Muderno para tocar flauta e tambores tradicionais, enquanto que Cordestinos—regidos pelo gênio violinista Nicolas Krassik—celebram tendências musicais folclóricas e contemporâneas com vários convidados surpresa.



Carlos Malta, Flute | Pife Muderno, Percussion

Ensemble ACJW

Featuring musicians of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 6 PM


Ensemble ACJW
Robert Spano, Conductor
Juho Pohjonen, Piano
Laura Weiner, Horn
Ian Sullivan, Xylorimba
Jared Soldiviero, Glockenspiel


MESSIAEN Des canyons aux étoiles …
This energetic collective of fellows from The Academy has earned accolades for its fresh approach to wide-ranging repertoire. It’s joined here by Robert Spano, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's music director, in a performance of Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles.

Crash Ensemble

Zankel Hall
Friday, May 17, 2013 | 6 PM


Crash Ensemble
Alan Pierson, Conductor
Dawn Upshaw, Soprano
Iarla Ó Lionáird, Voice


OSVALDO GOLIJOV "Lúa Descolorida"
OSVALDO GOLIJOV "How Slow the Wind"
TRADITIONAL "Aisling Gheal" (arr. Donnacha Dennehy)
DONNACHA DENNEHY That the Night Come (NY Premiere)
Donnacha Dennehy's haunting, lyrical That the Night Come anchors this concert that features Crash Ensemble, an Irish group that plays “with the energy and spirit of a rock group” (The New York Times), and soprano Dawn Upshaw, who has a special ability to bring an emotional immediacy and timelessness to new music.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.


Donncha Dennehy's Grá agus Bás


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