Violinist Hilary Hahn (@violincase) joined the @philorch and @nezetseguin to perform Bernstein’s Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”) plus an encore of Bach’s Gigue from Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major. The program also included the New York Premiere of @thomasades “Powder Her Face” Suite and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1. #Bernsteinat100
📷: Steve J. Sherman
The @amercomporch performed @Philip.Glass’s Violin Concerto No. 2, “The American Four Seasons,” with violinist @TimFain, as well as the New York Premiere of @BryceDessner’s “Réponse Lutosławski” and the World Premiere of @PauchiSasaki’s “Gama XVI” for Orchestra and Electronics with the composer wearing and performing on an original speaker-dress. Glass is the holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair for the 2017–2018 season.
“So much of what we’re dealing with today began or flowered in the 1960s.”—Robert A. Caro
#CarnegieHall’s citywide festival, The ’60s: The Years that Changed America, kicks off in January. Learn more about the music, lectures, panels, exhibitions, and films that will provide a guide to the years that forever changed America. #1960sNYC
On December 4, 1965, Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel made his #CarnegieHall and US performance debut. He performed at the hall a total of three times, and the songs he wrote are still performed at the hall to this day. #1960sNYC#tbt
As part of the 2017–2018 season, Carnegie Hall celebrates the 1960s through a citywide festival, The ’60s: The Years that Changed America. http://bit.ly/2vCA3vK
What’s your favorite Stevie Wonder song? On December 13, you could sing along to your favorites with Ray Chew, Leela James, BeBe Winans, Paul Shaffer, Matthew Whitaker, and The String Queens at Carnegie Hall!
This holiday season, come together at #CarnegieHall with the New York String Orchestra led by Jaime Laredo: 12/24 with violinist Pamela Frank and 12/28 with pianist Richard Goode.
Illustration: Roxie Munro
@Pantone just released their color of the year: “Ultra Violet.” Here are some posters from the Carnegie Hall Archives that have used this unique color, or at least gotten close to it, including the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, contralto Marian Anderson, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Jacquet, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Juilliard String Quartet.
Leonard Bernstein conducted his Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”) in its New York premiere at Carnegie Hall on April 18, 1956, with Isaac Stern on violin. On December 8, violinist Hilary Hahn (@violincase) performs it with @nezetseguin & @philorch.#BernsteinAt100
Cuban singer Celia Cruz was known for her powerful performances of Latin music. After her #CarnegieHall debut in 1963, she went on to perform here 11 more times, including her final performance alongside Tito Puente's Latin Jazz Ensemble and Paquito D'Rivera in 2000. Today we induct Celia Cruz into the Carnegie Hall Digital Hall of Fame 2017. #DHoF
Portrait by @stan_chow
This fall, eighth graders from across New York City participated in Count Me In, a program that prepares them for vocal auditions to performing arts high schools. Biweekly sessions focused on technique and core repertoire, with mock auditions giving students the opportunity to practice and build confidence.
Photos: Fadi Kheir @londonisburning
On November 24, 1961, multimedia artist Yoko Ono performed her works, including “A Grapefruit in the World of Park,” “A Piece for Strawberries and Violin,” and “AOS—To David Tudor” in the Carnegie Recital Hall (today’s #WeillRecitalHall). #TBT#1960sNYC#CarnegieHall