Review: Joyce DiDonat’s ‘Eden’ Coming to Carnegie Hall

Given how narrow our window sills are, it’s hard to imagine what New Yorkers would do with eastern red cedar seeds, but they still made it into the program books for Joyce DiDonato’s concert at Carnegie Hall. This Saturday night performance was a stop on the world tour to accompany his new album. “Paradise,” trying …

An Afrofuturism Festival Brings an Energy Exchange to Carnegie Hall

When Sun Ra and Arkestra first played at Carnegie Hall in April 1968, they were plunged into darkness for most of the show. Commenting for The New York Times, critic John S. Wilson said: was astonished. Wilson considered himself a Sun Ra fan, but couldn’t understand why he was like that on the country’s most …

Putin Supporter Valery Gergiev Won’t Speak at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra announced on Thursday that Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, a friend and prominent supporter of Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, will not be leading a series of concerts here this week amid growing international condemnation of Putin’s invasion. . Ukraine. Mr. Gergiev, who is scheduled to lead the Philharmonic …

Review: Sphinx Virtuosos Bring Engaging Vision to Carnegie Hall

“Tracing Visions” was the headline of the Sphinx Virtuosi program, an ensemble of 18 first-class Black and Latino string players, presented at Carnegie Hall on Friday. As Afa S. Dworkin, head of the sphinxThis statement, which was explained in the comments made to the audience, explained both the mission of the organization and the music …

Review: Carnegie Hall Reopens With A Blaze From Philadelphia

Carnegie Hall, the country’s leading concert venue, which was closed for 572 days due to the pandemic, opened its season on Wednesday. He only received a simple greeting from the stage – “welcome back” Clive Gillinson, the executive and artistic director of the hall – so that the audience is constantly bursting with cheers. on …

Debby King, 71, backstage assistant known as ‘The Spirit of Carnegie Hall’ dies

Paparazzi, fans and policemen filled the street outside Carnegie Hall one fall day in 1987, waiting for Frank Sinatra to show up for a show. Inside, a lobbyist named Debby King was nervous. worried About Sinatra’s reputation for being tough. As Carnegie Hall’s artist liaison, Ms. King held one of the rarer jobs in New …