Carnegie Hall is one of the world’s great concert halls.
New York’s main stage for classical music since 1891, now presents world-class jazz and pop. Some concerts become legends and influence popular culture around the world. Carnegie Hall also programs all kinds of music, all around New York City, in its Carnegie Hall Citywide program.
Young people are embracing contemporary classical music and Carnegie Hall is right on trend.
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Latin Culture at Carnegie Hall
Brooklyn Indian trumpeter Sonny Singh plays South Asian global music for Carnegie Hall Citywide; at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park; on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 5pm. FREE. carnegiehall.org 🇮🇳
New York South African rising star vocalist Vuyo Sotashe sings jazz and more with pianist Chris Pattishall; for Carnegie Hall Citywide; at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library in Prospect Park; on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 4pm. FREE. carnegiehall.org 🇿🇦
New York Colombian singer-songwriter Gregorio Uribe plays Colombian cumbia and vallenato for dancing; for Carnegie Hall Citywide in Times Square at the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza (43rd / 44th St); on Friday, June 9, 2023 at 5pm. FREE. carnegiehall.org 🇨🇴
Mexican Latin Grammy nominee Sonia De Los Santos sings a bilingual Sound Journeys Family Concert in the Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall in Midtown, Manhattan; on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 3pm. Free with RSVP (available Friday, June 2 at 11am, limit 4 per order). carnegiehall.org 🇲🇽
Cuban cuatro (guitar) virtuoso Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano play son cubano for Carnegie Hall Citywide; at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park in Hamilton Heights, West Harlem; on June 17, 2023 at 5pm. Free. carnegiehall.org 🇨🇺
Carnegie Hall’s Juneteenth Celebration features with honorees, speakers and artists in a national celebration of Black culture; in the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in Midtown, Manhattan; on Juneteenth; Monday, June 19, 2023 at 7pm. Free tickets at the Box Office starting June 8. Hurry, it sells out. carnegiehall.org 🇺🇸
New York’s own George Gee Swing Orchestra plays swing for dancing for Carnegie Hall Citywide; in the Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell in Harlem, Manhattan; on Thursday, July 6, 2023 at 6pm. Free. carnegiehall.org 🇺🇸
Cuban-led Latin big-band, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra play Latin jazz for Carnegie Hall Citywide; in Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan; on Friday, July 7, 2023 at 7pm. Free. carnegiehall.org 🇨🇺
New York Haitian supergroup Tabou Combo plays its unique fusion of kompa funk for Carnegie Hall Citywide in O’Donohue Park at Beach 17th St in Far Rockaway, Queens; on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 3pm. Free. carnegiehall.org 🇭🇹 🇩🇴
Aeolus Quartet plays classical string quartets for Carnegie Hall Citywide; in Madison Square Park in Manhattan’s Flatiron District; on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 6pm. Free. carnegiehall.org 🇺🇸
New York Mexican jazz singer Magos Herrera featuring chamber orchestra The Knights, celebrates the “Aire” album release for Carnegie Hall Citywide; at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan; on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 7pm. Free. carnegiehall.org 🇲🇽
Afro-Colombian all-star dance band Champe-Soukous Collective reconnects Colombian champeta with its Congolese soukous-rumba source, featuring Tribu Baharú, Nseka Huit Kilos, Oscar El Kike Banquez; for Carnegie Hall Citywide at Bryant Park in Midtown, Manhattan; on Friday, July 28, 2023 at 7pm. Free. carnegiehall.org 🇨🇴 🇨🇩 🇨🇬
These are African traditions that came to the Americas; mixed into Latin music, R&B, and funk; went back to Africa on the radio through Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat; and came back to Colombia as champeta with sailors who brought records to Colombia. You’ll also see connections with American hip-hop, Panamanian/Puerto Rican/Colombian reggaeton, perreo, and Dominican dem bow.
Carnegie Hall Features
Bernard Labadie conducts Orchestra of St Luke’s with La Chapelle de Québec in a Regal Handel Program
Bernard Labadie conducts a program of Handel compositions for the British royals, with La Chapelle de Québec, a renowned choir he founded.
Thursday, April 13, 2023
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Edna Vázquez Blends Regional Mexican with Folk Pop Rock for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the LGBT Community Center
Monday, February 13, 2023
CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE
LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
West Village, NYC
Continue Reading Edna Vázquez Blends Regional Mexican with Folk Pop Rock for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the LGBT Community Center
Flor de Toloache, New York’s Female Mariachi, Plays Carnegie Hall with Nella
Friday, March 24, 2023
Continue Reading Flor de Toloache, New York’s Female Mariachi, Plays Carnegie Hall with Nella
- Ara Malikian classical pop 🇪🇸
- David Sánchez jazz 🇵🇷
- Edna Vázquez latin alternative. 🇲🇽
- Fleur Seule jazz 🇵🇷
- Flor de Toloache women’s mariachi. 🇲🇽
- Grupo Rebolu champeta
- Gustavo Dudamel classical 🇻🇪
- Leyla McCalla folk 🇭🇹🇺🇸
- Los Angeles Philharmonic 🇻🇪🇺🇸
- Michael Olatuja global Afrobeat 🇳🇬
- Miguel Zenón jazz 🇵🇷
- Natalia Lafourcade folk, pop, rock 🇲🇽
- Nella Rojas pop. 🇻🇪
- Olga Cerpa y Mestisay, Canarian folk. 🇪🇸 🇮🇨
- Orchestra of St Luke’s contemporary classical chamber music. 🇨🇦
- Pedrito Martinez rumba & timba
- Plena Libre plena 🇵🇷
- São Paulo Symphony Orchestra classical 🇧🇷
- Son Del Monte pachanga (salsa) 🇨🇴🇨🇺🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇸
- Spanish Harlem Orchestra latin jazz & salsa 🇵🇷
- Youssou N’Dour global music (Afrobeats) 🇸🇳
Carnegie Hall is one of the world’s great concert halls. It presents classical, jazz and pop concerts in:
- Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage seats 2,804.
- Zankel Hall seats 599.
- Weill Recital Hall seats 268.
- Carnegie Hall Citywide across New York City.
The hall was built in 1891 by Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). He made his fortune in Pittsburgh with Carnegie Steel, which later became U.S. Steel. At life’s end, Carnegie became a major philanthropist.
Carnegie Hall has not had a resident company since the New York Philharmonic moved to Lincoln Center in 1962. The hall manages very well with rentals and its own productions. The curating and marketing are world-class.
The curation is extraordinary, and not only in classical music. It’s surprising how well the programmers understand what’s happening on the street. We learn from them too.
Carnegie Hall could comfortably retreat into European art music, but instead is elevating Mother Africa. Check out this timeline of African American music. carnegiehall.org
Some Carnegie Hall concerts have a broad cultural impact. The 1962 Bossa Nova concert helped popularize Brazilian samba jazz, which is still the world’s most popular music after the Beatles. Salsa romántica singer Gilberto Santa Rosa was the first Puerto Rican to play the Hall.
By the way, do you know the way to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Many artists practice an entire year for a one-night Carnegie Hall performance.
Carnegie Hall Tickets
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