Tag Archives: Carnegie Hall

At Carnegie Hall’s Bowie Tribute Concert [VIDEO]

Last night Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Ann Wilson, Michael Stipe, Rickie Lee Jones, Laurie Anderson, the Flaming Lips, and many others performed at Carnegie Hall’s tribute concert to David Bowie. Watch some fan-made performance clips below and see the set list.

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Bjork Plays Carnegie Hall

Stereogum reports: Yesterday, Björk played her first show in support of Vulnicura at Carnegie Hall. The first half of the show was dedicated to performing most of her new album’s tracks in order, which meant starting things off with the aching opening track “Stonemilker.” This was the first time she performed any of the Vulnicura tracks live. Björk was supported ...

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Queer Nation Disrupts Carnegie Hall

The New York Times reports on last night’s protest: The furor in the West over Russia’s new law placing restrictions on the discussion of homosexuality continues to dog the conductor Valery Gergiev, who is one of Russia’s most important cultural exports these days. Mr. Gergiev, a prominent supporter of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who signed the law, drew ...

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Elton John Is A Material Girl

At the annual Rainforest Fund event at Carnegie Hall this week, Elton John observed the night’s ’80s theme by performing Material Girl and Like A Virgin as a dozen chorus boys in Speedos cavorted around him. The event was created by Sting and his wife Trudy.

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Delights And Dances

Composer Michael Abels has graciously provided me a clip of Delights And Dances, which debuted at Carnegie Hall last week. Click on the link below to stream the last couple of minutes of the piece. As I noted in my earlier post, I know bupkis about classical music. But I’m sure you more erudite readers can edumacate the rest of ...

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Composer Michael Abels Makes Triumphant Carnegie Hall Debut

UPDATE: Here’s the NY Times review of the concert. An excerpt: “[T]he program concluded with Michael Abels’s energetic arrangement for string quartet and string orchestra of his ‘Delights and Dances,’ which incorporates jazz, blues, bluegrass and Latino dance elements. The Harlem Quartet played with panache.” Last night Dr. Jeff and I had the privilege of attending composer Michael Abels‘ spectacular ...

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