Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Banda Magda

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February 2, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Magda Giannikou—the Greek-born leader of Banda Magda—boasts silky vocals, nimble-fingered accordion playing, and an effervescent stage presence that, together, make for an irresistible performance. With members of the band hailing from Argentina, Japan, Colombia, and the United States, Banda Magda taps into each of these cultures for an eclectic sound. French songs, Afro-Peruvian landó, samba, Greek dance, and other diverse styles compose Banda Magda’s inventive set list. The group continues to explore new ground with its new album, Tigre, released in 2017.  Performers: Banda Magda.

Cost: FREE

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Lower Gallery

1040 Grand Concourse at 166th Street

Bronx, NY 10456

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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Valerie June

February 5, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Valerie June’s soulful voice and gritty guitar playing are at the heart of her earthy and deeply personal brand of blues. Soul, bluegrass, traditional Appalachian folk, and a dash of R&B are all present in her stunning sound. Nominated for a 2014 Blues Music Award, June continues to win accolades with her new record, The Order of Time. Her strain of Americana, which she describes as “organic moonshine roots,” is rich, raw, and rewarding.

Performers: Valerie June. Additional artists to be announced.

Cost: FREE

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call

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December 7, 2017 |7:30pm – 9:30pm

Vocalist, Jazzmeia Horn is winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The Dallas native burst onto the New York scene, performing with such jazz luminaries as Frank Wess, Junior Mance, and Ellis Marsalis Jr. She has also appeared at some of the city’s preeminent jazz clubs with her ensemble The Artistry of Jazz Horn, showcasing her vocals with saxophone, piano, bass, drums, and a poet and dancer. Dedicated to educating young people, Horn is a teaching artist with the NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program.

Cost: Free

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Attacca Quartet

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December 3, 2017 4:00pm – 6:00pm

“They may be a relatively young ensemble, but already they come very close to epitomizing the string quartet ideal,” wrote The Washington Post of the Attacca Quartet. The New York–based ensemble is known for its mastery of a vast range of repertoire that spans Haydn to John Adams. The quartet’s recording of works by Adams prompted The New York Times to call its playing “exuberant, funky … exactingly nuanced.” Most recently, it has served as the inaugural ensemble-in-residence at Texas State University’s School of Music, in addition to appearing in concerts and master classes across the United States and South America.

Performers: Attacca Quartet – Amy Schroeder, Violin; Keiko Tokunaga, Violin;  Nathan Schram, Viola; and Andrew Yee, Cello.

Cost: FREE

NYPL – Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza (at Flatbush Avenue)
Brooklyn NY 11238

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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Kiran Ahluwalia

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December 1, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

JUNO Award–winning singer, Kiran Ahluwalia puts her personal stamp on the vocal traditions of India and Pakistan by infusing them with the guitar-driven blues of the Sahara and a dash of cutting-edge jazz. Her vocals are buoyed by her wonderfully eclectic band that is led by her husband, Pakistani-American guitarist Rez Abbasi. The harmonium, tabla, and electric bass provide splashes of instrumental color, uniting with Ahluwalia’s voice to create intoxicating music that is both rhapsodic and ecstatic.

Performers: Kiran Ahluwalia, Vocals with Rez Abbasi, Guitar; Nitin Mitta, Tabla; Will Holshouser, Accordion; and Cedric Easton, Drums and Djembe

Cost: FREE

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street at Rockwell Place
Brooklyn NY 11217

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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Joshua Blue, Tenor Chris Reynolds, Piano

November 18, 2017 | 5 PM Carnegie Hall Neighborhool Concernt joshua blue - Nov 2017

Tenor, Joshua Blue does double duty on the concert stage and in the opera house. The first-place winner of the 2017 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition, Blue is also a Gerdine Young Artist with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Pianist Chris Reynolds is a prizewinning recitalist and staff member of The Juilliard School, where he specializes in vocal work. For this eclectic recital, they perform American, British, and Spanish songs along with African American spirituals arranged by the late Moses Hogan.

Joshua Blue, Tenor
Chris Reynolds, Piano

GRIFFES Three Poems of Fiona MacLeod, Op. 11
BRITTEN Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente, Op. 61
GEORGE CRUMB 3 Early Songs
TURINA Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19
HOGAN “Deep River”
TRAD. “My good Lord’s done been here” (arr. Hogan)
TRAD. “Somtimes I feel like a motherless child” (arr. Hogan)
TRAD. “Walk together, children” (arr. Hogan)

Cost: FREE

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 
225 West 99th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
New York NY 10025

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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Martha Redbone Roots Project

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November 13, 2017 at 7:00pm  8:30pm

Martha Redbone fuses Native American soul, Piedmont blues, and Appalachian folk to create a stirring and unique style of music. Memories of growing up in Clinch Mountain, Virginia, and Harlan County, Kentucky—where she embraced her Cherokee and Choctaw roots—inspired “Americana’s next superstar” (The Village Voice). Her soulful vocals have drawn listeners to the heart of American roots music, and inspired Living Colour’s legendary guitarist, Vernon Reid to exclaim, “Martha’s voice itself is the sound of the dreams of hills and rivers.”

Performers: Martha Redbone.  The remaining artists to be announced.

Cost: FREE!

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037

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Carla Cook Quartet – Harlem Jazz Series

November 14, 2017 12:00pm – 2:00pm

CARLA%20COOK%2019Carla Cook is daring. She is a jazz singer/songwriter who sings standards beautifully — but she doesn’t stop there. Cook is willing to put a jazz spin on songs not written by traditional jazz composers. Songs that, until you hear her sing them, you’d never imagine could be interpreted as jazz. This native Detroiter, who grew up in a musically rich and diverse environment, brings all her influences to bear within her repertoire. In her songbook you’ll find elements of R&B, European classical, Motown, Blues and Gospel. Cook has always eschewed labels, and refuses to become a jazz purist or snob. That willingness to simply sing what she loves, bringing an earthy sophistication to every song, is what gives Cook her signature style. In 1999, Cook recorded her debut album, It’s All About Love. The CD enjoyed favorable reviews and received a Grammy nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Performance category and was awarded the AFIM Indie Award for Best Jazz Vocal in 2000. In 2000, Cook recorded her second album, Dem Bones and in 2002, she recorded Simply Natural, both for MAXJAZZ. Her albums continue to receive critical acclaim.

1st set: 12pm – 12:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 1pm – 1:45pm

House doors open at 11am

Price: $15

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Ensemble Connect

Ensemble Connect

November 12, 2017 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Schubert’s Octet and the daring music of such cutting edge composers as Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, and Hans Zender represent just some of Ensemble Connect’s extensive repertoire. The critics have taken notice: The New York Times called them “the new face of classical music,” while New York Classical Review said it is “one of the strongest ensembles in the city.” These exciting young musicians are members of a fellowship program that prepares them for careers as innovative performers, teachers, and advocates for music in the 21st century.

  • Ensemble Connect
    ·· Bixby Kennedy, Clarinet
    ·· Nicolee Kuester, French Horn
    ·· Rebecca Anderson, Violin
    ·· Mari Lee, Violin
    ·· Adelya Nartadjieva, Violin
    ·· Andrew Gonzalez, Viola
    ·· Julia Yang, Cello
    ·· Lizzie Burns, Double Bass
    ·· Lee Dionne, Piano
  • STEPHEN HARTKE The Horse with the Lavender Eye
  • BRAHMS Trio in E-flat Major for Violin, Horn, and Piano, Op. 40
  • DVOŘÁK String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77

Cost: FREE!

Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church
178 Bennett Avenue at 189th Street
New York NY 10040

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Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Jason Danieley Romantic Notions

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November 12, 2017 at 3:00pm-5:00pm

Whether performing in a Broadway musical or as a concert soloist with the world’s finest orchestras, Jason Danieley dazzles whenever he raises his voice. Called “the most exquisite tenor on Broadway” (The New York Times), he has starred in Chicago, The Visit with Chita Rivera, Curtains with David Hyde Pierce, Next to Normal with Marin Mazzie, The Full Monty, and Candide. In his high acclaimed solo show Romantic Notions, Danieley sings of love, incorporating music of many genres.

Performers: Jason Danielely and Joseph Thalken, Music Director and Piano

Cost: FREE

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

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