Carnegie Hall hosting ‘Migrations’ festival including Chris Thile & more
Carnegie Hall is presenting Migrations: The Making of America, a multi-venue music, dance and theater festival set to run over five weeks in March and April. From its description, Migrations “traces how large-scale movements of people—both to and within our country—have helped shape American arts, culture, and society. The festival features more than 100 events, with musical programming at Carnegie Hall and public programming, performances, exhibitions, and other events at more than 75 leading cultural and academic institutions across New York City and beyond.” Some musical highlights:
As mentioned, on March 9 at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, mandolinist, singer, songwriter, composer, and radio personality Chris Thile creates an episode of his radio show Live From Here. Chris, who is also holding Carnegie Hall’s 2018–2019 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair, will be joined by Béla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Julie Fowlis, and Aoife O’Donovan for the show, which will focus on the influence of Scots and Irish traditions in modern American folk music. Tickets are on sale now.
Rosanne Cash acts as creative director for a double bill with Scottish songwriter and spoken-word performer Karine Polwart and banjo player and songwriter Kaia Kater on March 23 at Zankel Hall:
This special double bill looks back to Scottish and Canadian roots, pairing Polwart’s traditional Scottish influences with Kater’s original songs inspired by Canadian folk music to create a progressive and thrilling new brand of music.
Tickets are on sale now.
Mariachi band Flor de Toloache (who you may remember from their contributions to Dan Auerbach’s 2015 album and tour with The Arcs) perform at Flushing Town Hall on April 5 (tickets).
Transatlantic Irish and American supergroup The Gloaming, which Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, is a member of, along with Martin Hayes, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, Iarla Ó Lionáird, and Dennis Cahill, released a new album, The Gloaming 3, last week. They headline Zankel Hall on April 6 (tickets).
Visit Carnegie Hall for a full list of Migrations events.