Exclusive Performance on December 15 by the Acclaimed Genre-Smashing Ensemble
with Special Guest The Tallest Man on Earth, Followed By
After-Party in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Terrace Room and Weill Music Room
Notables Japan Launches in Fall 2015 With Exclusive Event
Hosted by U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy in Tokyo
|On Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m., the Carnegie Hall Notables—a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s—presents yMusic in an exclusive concert in Zankel Hall for Notables members only featuring the acclaimed multi-instrumentalists (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) with special guest The Tallest Man on Earth. Following the concert, the Notables will gather in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Terrace Room and Weill Music Room in the Resnick Education Wing for an after-party immediately following the performance with beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery, cocktails provided by The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila, Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.
For the December 15 performance and after-party, Notables members at the Supporter level (annual contribution of $500 and higher) receive complimentary admission for two. For more information, please contact the Notables office at 212-903-9734, [email protected], or visit carnegiehall.org/notables.
The Carnegie Hall Notables support the music education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. In addition to Notables activities in New York City, Carnegie Hall will officially launch its first-ever overseas membership and philanthropic group— Carnegie Hall Notables Japan—this November. As a counterpart to Notables USA, Notables Japan is designed for music lovers in Japan in their 20s and 30s, and supports the global educational programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Members gather in Japan and the United States to celebrate music at its finest through exceptional concerts, curated events, and more. Member activities are curated by the Notables Japan Steering Committee in conjunction with Carnegie Hall. On Wednesday, November 18, the inaugural event for Notables Japan will be hosted by United States Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, at her residence in Tokyo, featuring a private performance by pianist and Carnegie Hall Trustee Emanuel Ax.
About the Artists
In 2014, yMusic released Balance Problems, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Beautiful Mechanical (Time Out New York’s #1 Classical Record of the Year). The record features stunning new compositions from Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Norman, Mark Dancigers, Jeremy Turner, Marcos Balter, and Timo Andres, all realized through the ensemble’s striking performances.
In addition to performing its own repertoire, yMusic serves as a ready-made collaborative unit for bands and songwriters. Their most recent collaboration is with Ben Folds, with whom they co-arranged and recorded So There. Recent joint performances include appearances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and on CBS Saturday Sessions. At the inaugural Eaux Claires Festival, curated by Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner, the group performed with The Tallest Man on Earth, S Carey, and The Staves in the afternoon, before joining Bon Iver for three songs in the evening set. Other recent collaborations include a recording with Antony & the Johnsons for the Red Hot Organization, opening for and performing with Blake Mills, and upcoming shows with José González, including at Los Angeles’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Since its inception in 2008, yMusic has striven to bring a classical chamber music aesthetic to venues outside the traditional concert hall. Its members have individually toured and recorded with artists such as Bon Iver, Paul Simon, Björk, The National, Meredith Monk, Antony & the Johnsons, David Byrne, the New York Philharmonic, and Sufjan Stevens.
Acclaimed Swedish-born singer songwriter Kristian Matsson performs under the stage name The Tallest Man on Earth. Since 2006, he has released four full-length albums and two EPs. Matsson is known for recording and producing his own records in whichever home he is currently living. Critics often compare him to Bob Dylan, both in terms of songwriting technique and vocal style.
The Carnegie Hall Notables, a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s, is an exciting and energetic community of young people committed to advancing music education and the arts. Through original events, private performances with world-famous composers and musicians, and discounted ticket prices to concerts and music events throughout New York City, Notables members are invited to celebrate and intimately experience the exceptional power of music. Previous Notables events have featured such artists as Alec Baldwin, Renée Fleming, Ana Gasteyer, Henry Rollins, and Duncan Sheik. The annual lineup of events is curated by the Notables Steering Committee, a diverse group of artists, socialites, and entrepreneurs in their 20s and 30s. Members experience all types of music, traditional, and contemporary. Contributions to the Notables program support the vital music education programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, which annually serves nearly 500,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area and across the US. For more information, visit carnegiehall.org/notables.
with special guest The Tallest Man on Earth
A Notables-Exclusive Event
yMusic is generously underwritten by Linda and Stuart Nelson.
Additional support provided by Michael Bretholz, Alexander Goldberg, Lee Hallman, Adriana Herrera, Matthew Holtzman, Aki Onda, Géraldine ˈt Felt and Stephen Rutenberg.
Beer has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
Cocktails generously provided by The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila, Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.
Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.