Carnegie Hall will launch its 2013-2014 season on October 2 with a concert featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin joined by vocalist/double-bassist Esperanza Spalding and violinist Joshua Bell as soloists. Spalding, the first jazz artist to be featured on Carnegie Hall’s opening night program, will perform newly commissioned arrangements for the occasion.
The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke will open their season on October 4 with a performance featuring trumpeter Chris Botti, performing new interpretations of standards including “Over the Rainbow,” “Summertime” and “When I Fall in Love.”
Other New York Pops programs this fall include an all-swing concert titled Sing Sing Swing on November 1, celebrating the 75th anniversary of Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall recording.
Pianist Jon Batiste will bring his Stay Human band to Zankel Hall on October 12.
Singer and pianist Michael Feinstein will present the first of his annual three-concert Standard Time with Michael Feinstein series in Zankel Hall on October 23. Additional performances in the series take place on March 19 and April 30. Feinstein will present an additional concert in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on February 14.
Tuareg singer/songwriter and guitarist Omara “Bombino” Moctar, with roots in Niger and Mali, will perform at Zankel Hall on December 6.
Saxophonist Miguel Zenón will perform a program titled “Identities Are Changeable: Tales from the Diaspora,” December 7 in Zankel Hall.
As part of its citywide festival Vienna: City of Dreams, Carnegie Hall will present the Zawinul Legacy Band in Zankel Hall on March 8.
Trio da Paz, featuring three Brazilian musicians-guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka da Fonseca-will perform April 5 in Zankel Hall, playing the music of Jobim, Getz, and more with guest artists Harry Allen (tenor saxophone), Joe Locke (vibraphone), and Maucha Adnet (vocals).
All performances take place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage unless otherwise noted.