Carnegie Hall has reached an agreement with Local One, the union representing its stagehands. As the Voice reported earlier this week, Carnegie Hall's five full-time stagehands--who average more than $419,000 per year--went on strike Wednesday, forcing the cancellation of the non-profit's opening ... More >>
Carnegie Hall's opening gala--its biggest fundraising night of the year--was supposed to take place Wednesday evening. The black tie event benefiting the non-profit's artistic and education programs would have included performances by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Grammy Award-winners Joshua Bell and ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
After he graduated high school, John McCauley convinced his parents to let him tour the country playing his guitar rather than going to college. Somehow, they listened, and he birthed Deer Tick, an alt-country band that's since released four records and a handful of EPs. McCauley is now in his mid-t ... More >>
The Music of the Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks 1964-1971 Carnegie Hall Tuesday, March 13 Better than: Paying $300 to see The Stones. Okay, so maybe most of the audience was old enough to remember the first time they saw Mick Jagger shake his hips and lips on The Ed Sullivan Show. And a sea of salt-an ... More >>
Jay-Z Carnegie Hall Monday, February 6 Better than: Slacking off. The age-old question about how one might get to Carnegie Hall rattled in my brain as I headed uptown last night, en route to Jay-Z's first of two performances at the hallowed Midtown space. "Practice" is the cheeky answer that peo ... More >>
I just heard the sound of 10 million gays of a certain age plotzing. But let me explain. Stay All Night--a documentary exploring Judy Garland's legendary performance at Carnegie Hall (the April 23rd, 1961 show)--has just gone into pre-production.
Creepy collage artists head uptown, and further underground
Q: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? A: Release a bewildering triple-CD and date Andy Samberg. It's frankly shocking it took so long, but everyone's favorite mega-baroque harpist hits the big time November 23. Two days before thanksgiving, just FYI. Tickets on sale Monday, link TBA. If her pas ... More >>
A major highlight of the in-progress (and still plenty loaded) CareFusion Jazz Festival is not to be, alas: Tonight's Carnegie Hall fete with bossa nova deity Joao Gilberto has been canceled due to travel issues. Per the fest's official statement:
On five wily, omnivorous bluegrass titans
Young talent hits the gilded stage
Rising star Nico Muhly goes medium-brow
A Carnegie triumph for Mr. Rollins proves that the Sonnymoon is never over
In addition to food fights between the ROC-NY activists and restaurants, some of the activists are throwing rocks at each other
The jazz event of 2005 is an unknown Carnegie Hall concert that took place 48 years ago.
Freaky fun that will have you feeling festive
She plays, the squirrels come, and the birds gather on the tree branch
Fist-raising rockers tune out the majors and band with independent record labels instead
JVC Bounces Back Right on Schedule
Soprano Lauren Skuce gets high marks
How Not to Broaden the Jazz Canvas
James Levine and His Met Orchestra Take Down the Stars
Orchestral Maneuvers Hit the Mark
In Search of a Cool-Blue Note
Dave Brubeck Cultivates a Crowd, Calibrates Time, and Finds His Wings
Progressives Shake Up Classical Music
Jazz at Lincoln Center Breaks New Ground, but Where Are the Women?
Crossing the Great Jazz Divide
JVC 2000 Looks Backward
Compiled by Ginger Adams Otis
As the millennium ends, Modernist Music is making a comeback. Why are we suddenly nostalgic for the formerly new?
P.D.Q. Bach at Carnegie Hall