The lineup for the David Bowie tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall and Radio City has expanded. The evening will now feature none other than the heinously talented bass player, Esperanza Spalding, Patti Smith and more.
This week, the American Composers Orchestra premieres its Middle Eastern and Indian inspired Orchestra Underground: Eastern Wind program at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, led by music director George Manahan, on Friday, April 1.
As part of a project that is actively trying to understand the relationship between music and early childhood development, Carnegie Hall has commissioned a research paper from Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf called "Why Making Music Matters." The document, which is publicly available as a PDF file, highlights the research that has taken place over many years concerning music's unique impact on the healthy (and potentially improved) development of children and infants.
John Owen-Jones is not just joining the cast of 'Les Miserables' as the new Jean Valjean on Broadway, but he is also making his way to Carnegie Hall. The former 'Phantom of the Opera' lead will be joining The New York Pops orchestra to help them celebrate the big three-three as part of the New York Pops 33rd Birthday Gala Do You Hear the People Sing concert event on Monday, May 2, 2016.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's 44th season at Carnegie Hall is guaranteed to honor the orchestra's commitment to collaborating with world-renowned soloists, bringing attention to lesser-known pieces and expanding the repertoire for chamber orchestra through the commissioning of new works. The 2016-17 four-concert series features pianist Christian Zacharias, pianist and composer Fazıl Say, violinist Vadim Gluzman and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, along with the New York premieres of Orpheus-commissioned orchestral works from composers Jessie Montgomery and Michael Hersch as part of the orchestra's American Notes initiative.
The music of 'Star Wars' is as iconic as the movies themselves. Well, maybe not “Jedi Rocks” from the 1997 re-released version of 'Return of the Jedi,' but the Classic John Williams stuff. The good folks at Carnegie Hall seem to agree. The New York Pops will be honoring the famed conductor/composer in an all new concert, The Music of John Williams: From Spielberg to Star Wars. Under the direction of conductor Steven Reineke, the NY Pops will be performing some of Williams classic’s from 'Jurassic Park,' 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,' 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' and everything 'Star Wars' from 'A New Hope' to 'Force Awakens.'
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) led by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will perform four concerts featuring repertoire by composers MTT has long championed -- Copland and Mahler -- as well as major symphonic works by Schumann and Schubert, during their 2016 East Coast tour from April 13 to 16. The tour begins with two concerts at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium.
'West Side Story' is coming to Knockdown Center this March for a special three night concert performance presented by Carnegie Hall. today announced the full cast for its upcoming production of West Side Story. The performance will be directed by Amanda Dehnert. Marin Alsop serves as conductor and music director. The cast includes Skylar Astin ('Spring Awakening') as Tony and Morgan Hernandez as Maria. The show will also feature 14 high school students from New York and New Jersey, as well as a choir of nearly 200 students from all five New York Burroughs.
The Utah Symphony and its music director, Thierry Fischer, are slated to celebrate the orchestra's 75th anniversary with a performance at Carnegie Hall in April 2016 in a concert.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presents its final Signature Series concert of the season in Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. featuring violinist Pinchas Zukerman as soloist. The concert continues the orchestra's season-long focus on musical influence and adaptation.
Seven young composers got the opportunity of a lifetime this week, when the Minnesota Orchestra performed their work as part of its Composer Institute. According to the Institute's Director, Kevin Puts, emerging talents run into the catch-22 of not getting a chance to write for an orchestra until they have already proven themselves capable of doing so, but now at least 7 out of 150 applicants will be able to potentially launch their careers thanks to Minnesota Orchestra's Composer Institute. For New York fans of the orchestra, Music Director Osmo Vänskä will be leading the group in all-Sibelius program at Carnegie Hall -- their first concert there in five-years.
For years he has been known as the awe inspiring drummer of Wilco, but in his latest series of compositions, the Drumkit Quartets, Glenn Kotche teams with Sō Percussion. To celebrate the announcement, Kotch and Sō Percussion have announced that they will be performing some of the new songs along with other original works at Carnegie Hall next month in addition to making "Drumkit Quartet #54" available for streaming online.
In what has to be an enduring emotional struggle for Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the singer has confirmed his next recital date, taking place at New York's Carnegie Hall. Despite continuing brain cancer treatment in London, the singer will perform Feb. 7 at 8 pm with pianist Ivari Ilja.
From now until spring, New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall has something for music lovers all across the board. Later this month, the iconic venue will host some of the best brass musicians from The Yale School of Music. In early February, some of Broadway’s best, Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) and Darren Criss (Hedwig and The Angry Inch), will sing along with Cabaret star Alan Cumming for with some Sappy Songs. Later in February, the Hall’s own fellowship chamber ensemble, DECODA, will be heading on over to Bocca di Bacco in Chelsea to kick off the Tertulia Chamber Music series.
Broadway legend Alan Cumming ('Cabaret') is coming to Carnegie Hall and he is bringing a few friends with him. In celebration of his upcoming album, 'Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends', the famed actor and singer will be performing songs from the record at the iconic venue this February. Joining Cumming on the stage will be his 2015 Tony Awards costar and Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth ('Wicked,' 'On the Twentieth Century'). Alan is also offering a warm willkommen to Darren Criss ('Glee', 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch') Ricki Lake ('Hairspray' films) and The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus.