Carnegie Rocks » Music 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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American Composer Aaron Jay Kernis’ 50th Birthday Celebration at Poisson Rouge in Soho New York http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/19/american-composer-aaron-jay-kernis-50th-birthday-celebration-at-poisson-rouge-in-soho/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2010/01/19/american-composer-aaron-jay-kernis-50th-birthday-celebration-at-poisson-rouge-in-soho/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2010 05:07:05 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=1568

Carnegie ar Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday Cake Jan 18 2010 Poisson Rouge photo 3 J. Koufman

Pulitzer Prize winning Aaron Jay Kernis is an American Composer of great renown. He had his 50th birthday celebration at Poisson Rouge and it was a wonderful musical event. I was just glad to be there.

The party was at Poisson Rouge, but the fish were actually big orange "gold fish."

The party was at Poisson Rouge, but the fish were actually big "gold fish."

Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday Jan 18 2010 Poison Rouge photo 2 J. Koufman

This is the birthday boy himself. I think he really enjoyed his party.

Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday 4D Jan 18 2010 Poisson Rouge photo carnegie sound photo J. Koufman

Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday Party Jan 18 2010 photo 4 J. Koufman

The music was terrific because it was Aaron's music that they played.

Kernis, Kernis, Kernis, Tanenbaum and Luest

Kernis, Kernis, Kernis, Tanenbaum and Luest

Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday Party Jan 18 2010 photo 3 J. Koufman

As usual, I earned my keep by helping out with the sound.

Aaron Jay Kernis 50th Birthday Cake Jan 18 2010 Poisson Rouge photo 3 J. Koufman

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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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The New York Philharmonic performance at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center had a performance tonight to help stamp out polio worldwide. Polio, the A.I.D.S. of the Baby Boomer generation, still occurs in a few countries, and the Rotary and other sponsors are trying to end this disease for all time. The concert was played without intermission, but Mr. Perlman was especially exquisite during the Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor Adagio … I cried. Otherwise, the concert was a non-stop potpourri, and I must say Avery Fisher’s Hall is not nearly as attractive as mine.

I got trapped in this sculpture and almost didn't make it to the concert.

I got trapped in this sculpture and almost didn't make it to the concert.

This is AFH from the inside and the orchestra is New York's finest

The thingys above the stage must have a purpose, but I have no idea what.

Itzhak Perlman, one of the world's great violinists, once had polio

This is Itzhak Perlman. He is one of the world's great violinists, and he once had polio himself.

This is my friend, Elizabeth, with Avery Fisher

This is my friend Elizabeth with Avery Fisher

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Carnegie at Carnegie — The Berlin Philharmonic, November 11, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/11/11/carnegie-at-carnegie-the-berlin-philharmonic-november-11-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/11/11/carnegie-at-carnegie-the-berlin-philharmonic-november-11-2009/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:07:31 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=41 Almost in the orchestra

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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“Mostly Mozart” Concert at Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center), August 5, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/08/05/mostly-mozart-at-avery-fisher-hall-lincoln-center-august-5-09/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/08/05/mostly-mozart-at-avery-fisher-hall-lincoln-center-august-5-09/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2009 16:34:12 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=181 Lincoln Center is the biggest artsy place in New York City

The “Mostly Mozart” Concert series at the Lincoln Center is among the best classical music in New York during the summer (when my place, Carnegie Hall, is closed). The concert that I went to was actually an all-Beethoven concert.

We had great seats

Avery Fisher Hall is rather modern.

... in the orchestra

I had a terrific seat in the orchestra

I don't actually play the violin

I don't actually play the violin

... but my friend Michael plays really well.

... but my friend Michael plays very well!

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Steely Dan Concert at the Beacon Theater, August 1, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/08/01/steely-dan-concert-at-the-beacon-theater-august-1-09/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/08/01/steely-dan-concert-at-the-beacon-theater-august-1-09/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2009 16:42:05 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=192 Steely Dan Concert Beacon Aug 1 09 7

The Steely Dan Concert at the Beacon Theater was a lot of fun. Most of the people there were really fans, so the place really rocked!

Steely Dan Concert Beacon Aug 1 09 14

Steely Dan Concert Beacon Aug 1 09 13

Steely Dan Concert Beacon Aug 1 09 10

Steely Dan Concert Beacon Aug 1 09 9

Steely Dan Concert Beacon Aug 1 09 5

Steely Dan Concert Beacon Aug 1 09 4

Steely Dan Concert Beacon Aug 1 09

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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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The Marshall Tucker Band is Great http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/03/sometimes-i-perform-with-the-marshall-tucker-band/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/03/sometimes-i-perform-with-the-marshall-tucker-band/#comments Sun, 03 May 2009 16:50:01 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=269 Chris Hicks and I are friends

Chris Hicks and I are friends

Whenever  The Marshall Tucker Band comes to town, I'm there

Whenever The Marshall Tucker Band comes to town, I'm there

I am not just a Marshall Tucker groupie, I'm a real rocker!

I am not just a Marshall Tucker groupie, I'm a real rocker!

Doug and I go back a long way; but he is a lot older than me

Doug and I go back a long way; but he is a lot older than me

Chris Hicks (the great guitar player) and I are good friends

Chris Hicks (the great guitar player) and I are good friends

All the women love Marcus

All the women love Marcus

Everyone loves the flute

Everyone loves the flute

Me, Mom, Doug

Me, Mom, Doug

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Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Party at Madison Square Garden, May 3, 2009 http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/03/pete-seegers-90th-birthday-party-at-madison-square-garden-may-3-2009/ http://www.carnegierocks.com/2009/05/03/pete-seegers-90th-birthday-party-at-madison-square-garden-may-3-2009/#comments Sun, 03 May 2009 16:30:09 +0000 http://www.carnegierocks.com/?p=249
Me making a big entrance

Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden was a very special event. Lots of very famous singers came to wish Pete well.  I got to hang out backstage withfriends. Afterwords, we went to another birthday party for Pete at a restaurant.

You'd never know that Pete   was 90 to look at him

You'd never know that Pete was 90 to look at him

As usual, I earned my keep helping out with the sound

As usual, I earned my keep helping out with the sound

This is me working backstage at Madison Square Garden

This is me working backstage at Madison Square Garden

Harry & Pam Belafonte

Harry & Pam Belafonte

Tom Morello

Tom Morello

Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins

Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris

Bruce Springsteen was a big hit!

Bruce Springsteen was a big hit!

Me making a big entrance

Me making a big entrance

Generations of musical talent

Generations of musical talent

And I worked concessions, too

And I worked concessions, too

Show's over; we're packing up

Show's over; we're packing up

Greeting fans at the stage door

Greeting fans at the stage door

The after party was at Buddakan

The after party was at Buddakan

These guys rock

These guys rock

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