Carnegie Hall Presents

The Originals

The Originals features artists who have helped to shape their respective musical disciplines, making contributions that stand the test of time and inspire the performers of tomorrow. This series includes an 85th birthday celebration for music-theater legend Barbara Cook, the Carnegie Hall debut of Brazil's greatest living sambista Paulinho da Viola, and a veritable explosion of music for percussion and brass performed by the exuberant Venezuelan Brass Ensemble.
October 18, 2012
Barbara Cook
November 28, 2012
Paulinho da Viola
December 7, 2012
Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

Barbara Cook

85th Birthday Concert

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 8 PM


Barbara Cook, Vocalist
Ted Rosenthal, Music Director and Piano
Lee Musiker, Music Director and Piano
Surprise guests to be announced
Barbara Cook gained fame in musicals like The Music Man and Candide. Over the course of her illustrious career, she has played on the biggest stages all across the globe. This living Broadway legend made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1975 and returns to celebrate her 85th birthday.


You Make Me Feel So Young

Barbara Cook
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Paulinho da Viola

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | 8 PM


Paulinho da Viola, Guitar, Cavaquinho, and Vocals
Beatriz Faria, Vocals
Cristóvão Bastos, Piano
Mário Sève, Flute and Saxophones
João Rabello, Guitar
Dininho Silva, Electric Bass
Celsinho Silva, Percussion
Marcos Esguleba, Percussion
Hércules Nunes, Drums
Brazil's greatest living sambista—in his first appearance at Carnegie Hall—performs a program of sambas and choros.

El sambista vivo más grande de Brasil—en su primera aparición en el Carnegie Hall—ofrece un programa de sambas y choros.

O maior sambista vivo do Brasil—na sua estreia no Carnegie Hall—tocará uma seleção de sambas e choros.


Dama De Espadas

Paulinho da Viola

Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, December 7, 2012 | 8 PM


Venezuelan Brass Ensemble
Thomas Clamor, Conductor


BERNSTEIN Selections from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
GIANCARLO CASTRO Llegada de un noble maestro
CALDERELLA AND SCARPINO Canaro en Paris (arr. José Carli)
ABREU Tico-Tico no fubá (arr. Jhon Iveson)
AGUIRRE Amalia (arr. Fernando Ruiz)
FÉLIX MENDOZA Guerra de secciones

GERSHWIN "I Got Rhythm"
TRAD. "O Come, all ye Faithful"

The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble, drawn from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, opens the Venezuelan celebration at Carnegie Hall with an evening of exuberant music making that features works from Latin America and beyond.

Con el Ensamble de Metales de Venezuela, cuyos integrantes fueron seleccionados de la Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, comienza en el Carnegie Hall la celebración a Venezuela con una velada en la que destaca una creación musical exuberante de América Latina y más allá.

O Conjunto de Metais da Venezuela, da Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, abre a celebração venezuelana no Carnegie Hall com uma noite de música exuberante que exibe trabalhos da América Latina e de outros lugares.