Carnegie Rocks » Carnegie Hall http://www.carnegierocks.com Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:52:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.11 Friday Nite with Yoyo Ma & Emanual Ax at Carnegie Hall, and The Marshall Tucker Band at B.B. Kings http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/30/friday-nite-with-yoyo-ma-emanual-ax-at-carnegie-hall-and-the-marshall-tucker-band-at-b-b-kings/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/30/friday-nite-with-yoyo-ma-emanual-ax-at-carnegie-hall-and-the-marshall-tucker-band-at-b-b-kings/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2010 05:28:39 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1630 Yoyo Ma and Emanual Ax at Carnegie Hall and Marshall Tucker Band at BB Kings Jan 29 2010

On Friday, January 29th, The Marshall Tucker Band was in Town the same night that Yoyo Ma and Emanual Ax were performing at Carnegie Hall. I saw both. Yoyo Ma & Emanual Ax were great, but to my liking, the program could have used a Brahms sonata. The MT Band, Southern Rock’s  best, just keeps getting better and better.

This duo, artistically combining passion, precision, and planning is outright heavely
This duo — artistically combining passion, precision, and thematic planning — is outright heavely.
This is the view from one of the side second tier boxes at Carnegie Hall; we sat here (in Box 16).
This is the view from one of the side second tier boxes at Carnegie Hall; we sat here (in Box 16).
Emaual Ax is as much a showman and a virtuoso as Yoyo Ma
Emaual Ax is every bit as much a showman and virtuoso as Yoyo Ma … well almost … lol.
Here we are at B.B. Kings on 42nd Street; this is where the Band is playing.
Here we are at B.B. Kings on 42nd Street; this is where the MT Band is playing.

As usual, I helped out back stage and with the sound.
As usual, I helped out back stage and with the sound.

Doug Gray is the leader of the pack, and he is the sweetest, kindest man in the world.
Doug Gray is the lead singer and leader of the pack. Doug is the sweetest, kindest man in the world.
Marshall Tucker Band at BB King Jan 28 2010 Marcus Henderson photo J Koufman
Marcus Henderson plays the flute, sax, and keyboard with equal agility and insanity.

I took this picture of Rose, Doug, and Mom. I guess I should have used the flash, huh?
I took this picture of Rose, Doug, and Mom. I guess I should have used the flash, huh?

This is Doug Gray and Terry Proctor. (BTW Terry taught me how to Word Press.
This is Doug Gray and Terry Proctor; Terry taught me how to do this WordPress so I can report to you.
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Handel’s “Messiah” at My (Carnegie’s) Hall December 14, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/15/handels-messiah-at-carnegie-hall-december-14-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/12/15/handels-messiah-at-carnegie-hall-december-14-2009/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:38:16 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1250 Carnegie Holiday Season December 14 2009

For me, hearing and seeing Handel’s Messiah at my namesake hall (Carnegie Hall) is one of the high points of the holiday season. I went with friends last night, and it was heavenly. The Hallelujah Chorus really rocks! You’d never know it was classical music. I certainly hope that you, all my friends and fans, have a happy and healthy holiday season and New Year!

The Messiah at Carnegie Hall December 14 2009

Gosh there were hundreds of people on that stage just singing their hearts out.

Fred, Latasha, Rose at the Messiah at Carnegie Hall December 14 2009

Me and Fred, Latasha, and Rose all had really great box seats right up front.

All stand for the Hallelujah Chorus at the Messiah at Carnegie Hall December 14 2009

Everyone stands for the Hallelujah Chorus. Sometimes people sing, too. I sang very loud!

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Almost in the orchestra

Among the big trees

Among the big trees

Sir Simon Rattled JB's bones

Sir Simon Rattled JB's bones

Simply breathtaking & classic :-)

Simply breathtaking & classic :-)

Carnegie on Carnegie: There are few classical orchestral pieces that I have never heard before, but the Schoenberg orchestration of the Brahms’ piano quartet Opus 25 was just terrific. Contrasted with the Brahms’ 1st symphony a la Elgar meets the Rhine Maidens, it made me feel like I was racing down the Autobahn in a big powerful BMW.   And up close, Esko Laine was very entertaining!

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Lang Lang Rocks! (Carnegie at Carnegie), May 21, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/21/lang-lang-rocks-carnegie-at-carnegie-may-21-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/21/lang-lang-rocks-carnegie-at-carnegie-may-21-2009/#comments Thu, 21 May 2009 18:12:22 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=355
Carnegie also loves Carnegie D

Carnegie also loves Carnegie D

Carnegie Hall is at 57th & 7th

Carnegie Hall is at 57th & 7th

The 2009-10 season starts soon

The 2009-10 season starts soon

James Levine &   Met Symphony

James Levine & Met Symphony

I help out in the  Shorin Room

I help out in the Shorin Room

I prefer first tier box 31

I prefer first tier box 31

Lang Lang did  Brahms Concerto

Lang Lang did Brahms Concerto

Best-of-season Lang Lang

Best-of-season Lang Lang

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