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  Carnegie Hall
Address: 881 Seventh Avenue
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Oct-25-14 06:00 PM Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, Twila Paris, Wayne Watson, and Keron Jackson 20 years ago, Saviour: A Modern Oratorio combined an oratorio format with contemporary sounds and style to create a unique musical work. Christian music composers, arrangers, and vocal artists gather for this anniversary celebration performance.
Oct-25-14 08:00 PM The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York
Oct-25-14 09:00 PM David Kramer Band The fascinating folk music from the Cape region of South Africa is explored by two groups in this concert. Composer, guitarist, singer-songwriter, and tireless champion of Cape musical traditions, David Kramer performs with a lineup of top musicians from Cape Town. New York audiences also have a rare opportunity to hear a Cape Malay choir—the Young Cape Malay Stars, a 15-voice male choir led by Moeniel Jacobs. They perform music from Cape Town that combines Dutch folk songs and Afrikaans comic songs with colorful inflections and ornaments from vocal traditions as far afield as Malaysia, Arabia, and East Africa.

Part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.
Oct-26-14 02:00 PM The English Concert An enchanted island, a knight errant, one of the most seductive sorceresses in all of music, and a happy ending that could only take place in a Baroque opera make Handel’s Alcina magical fun. Gramophone magazine said that Joyce DiDonato “is superb: Her Alcina is a complex, feminine creature, vain, and vindictive.” DiDonato casts her spell in one of her signature roles when she’s joined by Alice Coote and The English Concert, conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.
Oct-26-14 07:00 PM Larnelle Harris
Oct-27-14 07:30 PM Paper Music: A Ciné Concert by Philip Miller and William Kentridge This is the latest project in an ongoing collaboration between the Johannesburg-born visual artist William Kentridge and his South African compatriot Philip Miller. Their artistic partnership dates back to Kentridge’s 1993 film Felix in Exile, part of his celebrated Soho Eckstein series for which Miller wrote the score. Paper Music features a selection of films by Kentridge with music by Miller, including three that were presented at the dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition as part of The Refusal of Time installation.

Part of My Time, My Music.
Oct-27-14 07:30 PM Beyond Boundaries Mimesis Ensemble presents: Berlin: Supper Time; Bernstein: A Simple Song & I Go On from MASS; Blitzstein: The Cradle Will Rock; Britten: Look! Through the Port, from Billy Budd; Fairouz: A Prayer t...
Oct-27-14 08:00 PM The Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra The symphony orchestra, choir, and soloists of Astana Opera present “Voice of Asia,” a concert featuring a broad spectrum of Kazakh musical performing arts and ancient folk instruments, including the dombyra and kobyz. The program includes Kazakh national songs and music written by modern composers Zhubanov-Khamidi, Rakhmadiev, and Mukhamedzhanov, as well as excerpts from masterpieces by Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, Borodin, and Bernstein. The second half of the performance features Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Erzhan Kulibaev, a prize-winner in many international competitions, plays on the Stradivarius “Rode” 1722, courtesy of the Maggini Foundation.
Oct-28-14 07:30 PM A Distant Drum South Africa’s Volksblad called A Distant Drum, “world class …” and said its musical score is “breathtaking and fits the production perfectly.” This remarkable multimedia music theater production about iconoclastic South African writer Nat Nakasa’s journey from Johannesburg’s Sophiatown to New York City during the turbulent 1960s receives its US premiere at Carnegie Hall. The production features violinist Daniel Hope with a libretto—called “a literary work in its own right” (Volksblad)—by his father Christopher Hope. Arranged and composed by Ralf Schmid, the music features African, European, and American musical styles with live electronics, creating a soundscape that reflects the bizarre world of Apartheid and its impact on a brilliant life. Heartbreaking and at times darkly humorous, A Distant Drum, is unforgettable.

Part of My Time, My Music.
Oct-29-14 06:00 PM THE SPHINX VIRTUOSI – 7th ANNUAL TOUR COMES TO NEW YORK OCTOBER 29 The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, considered one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras, will embark on its 7th annual tour, launching at Miami’s New World Center on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Comprised of 18 of the nation's top Black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences. This unique ensemble earned rave reviews from The New York Times during their highly acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall in December 2004. Allan Kozinn described their performance as “first-rate in every way” and raved that “the ensemble produced a more beautiful, precise and carefully shaped sound than some fully professional orchestras that come through Carnegie Hall in the course of the year.” The Sphinx Virtuosi is an ensemble of The Sphinx Organization, a national nonprofit founded by Aaron P. Dworkin, with Yo-Yo Ma serving as Special Artistic Advisor. This ensemble, which “…call[s] up the vision of an iconic mythological feline with its immeasurable power, unwavering command and soulful beauty,” (The Washington Post) boasts Sphinx Virtuosi’s 5th performance at Chicago’s Harris Theater, their Pacific Northwest United States debut and 11th performance at the world-renowned Carnegie Hall. This year’s theme, Americana, celebrates the many sounds of American music. Throughout history, artists have depicted current events and paid tribute to their respective heritage through music. “Americana” attempts to paint the musical and societal landscape that comprises the diverse kaleidoscope that is this country. Audiences will be serenaded by “romanceros” and celebrate 200 years of The Star-Spangled Banner as they enjoy a musical voyage that stretches from the prairie to the Arctic regions of North America to the South for country fiddling. The Sphinx Virtuosi will perform a new commission by composer Jessie Montgomery, and works by Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient Gabriela Frank and Honorary Board Member Mark O’Connor. In addition to featured performances by the Catalyst Quartet, the tour will also feature Sphinx’s first bassist to win the national Sphinx Competition, Xavier Foley. The National Sphinx Virtuosi Tour is made possible with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Art Works, Aetna, and the Joyce Award. For tour information and tickets visit www.SphinxVirtuosi.org.