Sunday, February 10, 2008

Carnegie Hall’s 2008–2009 Season Opens

Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall’s 2008–2009 season featuring more than 200 performances by many of the world’s finest artists, presented on Carnegie Hall’s three stages and throughout New York City in collaborations with many of the city’s leading cultural institutions. Major highlights of Carnegie Hall’s new season include two complementary citywide festivals that celebrate the dynamic culture and distinctive history of American music—Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds, commemorating the life of iconic American musician Leonard Bernstein, co-presented with the New York Philharmonic in fall 2008, and Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, curated by Jessye Norman in spring 2009.

“With two major festivals in 2008–2009, we build on our programming approach launched in 2007–2008. Working in partnership with many great New York City cultural institutions, we are offering audiences exciting journeys across a broad cultural spectrum, inspired and drawn together by compelling themes,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director. “Following our current major international focus, our 2008–2009 season pays tribute to the remarkable contribution that the United States has made to world culture, with celebrations of Leonard Bernstein, the African American cultural legacy, and Elliott Carter’s 100th birthday, featuring concerts, special events, and major educational initiatives. Building on Carnegie Hall’s remarkable history, our goal is to ensure that our institution, through its programming, continues to play a central part in broadening the role and relevance of arts and culture in the lives of the people of this great city and beyond.”

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Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds Commemorating Leonard Bernstein—Fall 2008
Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy Curated by Jessye Norman—Spring 2009

Acclaimed Conductor-Pianist Daniel Barenboim in 15-Event Series Culminating in a Complete Mahler Symphony Cycle Led by Barenboim and Pierre Boulez
Tabla Virtuoso Zakir Hussain Showcased in Five EventsCollaborating with Wide Range of Artists,

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Leonard Bernstein Tribute

Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic today announced Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds, a city-wide festival celebrating one of the most important international musicians of the 20th century and a quintessential New Yorker—Leonard Bernstein—in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of his birth and the 50th anniversary of his appointment as the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic.

Recognizing Bernstein’s many roles as performer, composer, educator, advocate, and idealist, this special festival, presented from September 24 to December 13, 2008, will feature more than 30 events at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City Center, and venues throughout New York City.

The celebration, reflecting Bernstein’s multi-faceted artistry and work in diverse musical genres, will include concerts, recitals, musical theater, lectures, and film screenings, as well as family and educational programming, illustrating the breadth of this legendary artist’s contributions to music history on both the American and international music scenes.“All of us at Carnegie Hall are very proud to be presenting—jointly with his great orchestra, the New York Philharmonic—this special celebration of Leonard Bernstein," said Carnegie Hall's Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson. "Lenny appeared on Carnegie Hall's stage more than 400 times in his career, with audiences experiencing his talents as performer, composer, and master educator. Well beyond our walls, he inspired an entire generation, bringing music to the center of people’s lives all around the world.

A celebration of Lenny is a celebration of life and a celebration of music. His love of life and of music, allied to his insatiable curiosity, inspired everyone, informing our appreciation and understanding of music for a lifetime. We look forward to joining our partners in placing special focus on someone who was not only a remarkable artist and a great New Yorker, but also someone who truly belonged to the world. Lenny was music!"“Leonard Bernstein’s New York Philharmonic legacy is like no other. From the moment of his legendary conducting debut in 1943 to his final concert, from the players on stage to adoring audiences in New York and around the world, Leonard Bernstein inspired nearly everyone he encountered,” said New York Philharmonic President and Executive Director Zarin Mehta. “Even today, Lenny’s legacy—as conductor, composer, and educator—continues to resonate throughout the New York Philharmonic. We look forward to celebrating Leonard Bernstein and his music with our partner, Carnegie Hall, and hope that all New Yorkers will join us.”

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Simone Dinnerstein

Simone Dinnerstein

Press Release NYC - Following her triumphant New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in November 2005, Simone Dinnerstein has been selected to join the roster of R. Douglas Sheldon with Columbia Artists Management, LLC (CAMI), the world's largest classical music management firm, launching an international career for the 33-year-old American pianist. Highlights of Ms. Dinnerstein’s 2006—2007 schedule includes recital debuts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the renowned Wigmore Hall of London, plus a debut as soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Leon Botstein.

Senior Vice President R. Douglas Sheldon said, “Ms. Dinnerstein was added to our roster because of her innate musicality and undeniable ability to bring audiences to an intimate understanding of the music during her performances. It is time for her to take the international stage, and we are proud to assist her in doing so.”

After Ms. Dinnerstein’s November performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Weill Recital Hall, The New York Times described her interpretation as “a thoughtfully conceived, thoroughly modern performance that seemed to take into account the development of Western art music since Bach . . . an individual, compelling performance that so completely evoked the image of a journey that Schubert’s Winterreise kept coming in mind.” The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that Ms. Dinnerstein’s playing “bursts with… emotional and intellectual life.” This performance also led to a feature article by Harris Goldsmith in the March 2006 issue of the American Record Guide, in which he remarked, “… Dinnerstein’s inspired interpretation had many wonderful surprises in store… in variation 25… her harmonic intensity left an indelible mark on this mesmerized listener.”

Ms. Dinnerstein will receive The Classical Recording Foundation Award for 2006, returning to Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall to perform in conjunction with her acceptance on October 10. On October 27 and 28, she will debut as soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra with Leon Botstein conducting, performing two concerti—Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1 and his Totentanz—on both dates at the Sosnoff Theater Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. On November 19, she will make her recital debut at The Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the Accolades concert series, performing Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations; J.S. Bach’s French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816; Robert Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Op. 15; and concluding with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111. Ms. Dinnerstein will repeat the program from her Metropolitan Museum of Art appearance on her recital debut at the Wigmore Hall in London (2007 date soon to be announced).

A charismatic and commanding performer of both solo and chamber music repertoire, noted for her warm and varied tone and for her unusual and persuasive interpretations, Simone Dinnerstein has been called “one of the brightest pianistic talents” by Joel Smirnoff, first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, “a true artist” by Peter Serkin, and “remarkably musical” by Emanuel Ax.

Simone Dinnerstein has performed extensively throughout the United States, including several recitals at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, and concerto and chamber music performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and at the National Gallery in Washington, DC., the Mann Center in Philadelphia, Bard Music Festival, , the La Jolla Music Society, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Princeton’s Richardson Auditorium, and the Beethoven Society in Washington, DC. She has also performed abroad in Germany, South America and Britain, appearing at London’s Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and also in Oxford and Cambridge.
As a winner of Astral Artistic Services National Auditions, Ms. Dinnerstein has appeared as a concerto soloist at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, as well as in recital after which The Philadelphia Inquirer noted her “gorgeous blend of power and finesse”. She was also featured on the Kimmel Center’s own series Fresh Ink, performing works by George Crumb and Gerald Levinson, and in a live performance of Crumb’s Variations on Round Midnight on WNYC’s New Sounds. For two summers, Ms. Dinnerstein was selected as one of the few pianists invited to be a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Ms. Dinnerstein is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she was a student of Peter Serkin. Among her many scholarships and awards at Juilliard were the William Petschek Piano Scholarship, the Vladimir Horowitz Scholarship and the Chopin Award. She also studied with Solomon Mikowsky and Maria Curcio, the distinguished pupil of Artur Schnabel.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Classical Entertainment n N Y C

Classical Entertainment N Y C


New York City has one of the highest concentration of artists, musicians, singers, and dancers any where in the world. Moreover, it is also the cultural center of the United States. Thus as an introduction to this scene are these two online E - Zines ( see note on bottom on what E-Zines are ).

N Y dot Com is one of the best E- Zines which depicts what is going own. It does it in very short concise english, and thus you do not have to spend alot of time digesting it mentally.

New York Metro dot Com is one of the oldest entertainment E - Zines in the nation. It is more comprehensive though, but has a lot of photos makes up some of the more long winded reports.

There will additions postings.

This is a supplement blog to AOL Hometown New York City Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC and is created to give a simple but comprehensive representation of the cultural life of New York City.


Mr. Roger M. Christian

Note E - Zines: E - Zines is a part of the new emerging termenologies which are part of the internet world. The letter E has significance in the language of the internet, in as much as in the real world, E is the most used leading letter there is. It is a powerful letter in computer language too! Zines applies to a longer word Magazines. Thus you do not see an " E " in front. It was added to add power. I do not who, but during the 1990's this word appeared. For some reason everyone immediately accepted it and knew why E was applied of Zines.


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