Entitled Nonesuch at Carnegie, the partnership will present more than 20 concerts by a host of the label's acclaimed artists. The concerts, which will be held in the Judy and Arthur Zankel Hall, the Isaac Stern Auditorium and the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall, will include works from the worlds of classic, jazz, pop and theatre music.
Of interest to theatreogers is the world premiere of a new work by Adam Guettel to be performed by three-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. The as-of-yet untitled commission — by the Carnegie Hall Corporation through the generosity of John L. Tishman — will be offered at 8:30 PM on June 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12, 2004.
About the new partnership Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz said in a statement, "For a number of years, we looked at ways of creating an ongoing concert series featuring some of our artists, so it was a happy coincidence when our colleagues at Carnegie Hall approached us about a collaboration. This first season reflects many of the label's musical ideals; it is a series where artists with singular visions — like John Adams and Caetano Veloso, Youssou N'Dour and Dawn Upshaw, or Emmylou Harris and the Kronos Quartet, to cite a few examples-all participate, in the same hall and in the same series, without regard to genre or style."
Carnegie Hall Executive Director Robert Harth adds, "Great music comes in many forms and sizes. Carnegie Hall's legacy has been to serve as a home for the greatest musicians of every generation. We are thrilled that this innovative and exciting partnership allows us to reach out to a spectacular array of great musicians. Nonesuch at Carnegie is a wonderful addition for our three stages-Isaac Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall, and Weill Recital Hall."
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