“Charles, a chronicler of New York life and culture, blends the city’s rich history with music imagery and performance art and captures the vibrant and unique experience that is New York City.” Author and Historian Peter Quinn
From the time I was a young boy growing up in New York, I was fascinated by the connection between, music, imagery and history. Pure and simple…that’s my passion. Now I am bringing this passion forward through personal recollections, anecdotes and stories of the artists and musical geniuses who have intertwined the history of Carnegie Hall with the history of New York, making Carnegie one of the world’s most prestigious venues.
I know some of you have purchased tickets, but if you haven’t or if you’d like one or two more there are eight seats left. https://bit.ly/2ODqsjL
I hope you can join Seunghee Lee (Sunny), Clare Maloney, Robert Anthony Mack, Jiin Yang, Baron Fenwick and me for an evening of entertainment and conviviality at “the cell,” on December 13, 7:30pm.
Thank you for your support,
Carnegie Hall’s first public concert was performed on May 5, 1891. Fifty years later they featured the man whom the Hall was named for and the person most responsible for bringing the Hall into existence, Andrew Carnegie.
Here’s what the Golden Anniversary cover of the program looked like, including the musical program of December 3rd, 1940, conducted by Leopold Stokowski. I also notice that my good friend Joe McElligott’s grand uncle, Fire Commissioner John J. McElligott’s “Fire Notice” is included in the program.
A few years earlier, in 1937, my grandfather Charles F. Hale, a member of the FDNY, received an award for bravery at City Hall. It was handed to him by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and Joe’s commissioner uncle, John J. McElligott. It’s a very big city, but at times it’s a very small world.
Join pianist Baron Fenwick and Charles R. Hale, tomorrow, 12/5, 12:30pm, in the Lovinger Theatre at Lehman College, for another in Charles’s classical music series for college students, “It’s Just Great Music.”
This is a free event.
Thanks to Professor Joseph McElligott for all he does to support the arts and artists.
Here’s what Columbia Free-Times said about Baron Fenwick, who will be performing in “From Carnegie to the Cell,” 338 West 23rd St, NYC, Dec 13, 7:30pm.
“Brilliant…. His driving rhythm, virtuosic technique, musical treatment and careful attention to the ensemble were all stunning. Put two or three more years on this young man, and we might well have a major star.” – Columbia Free-Times
Awarded silver medal in the 2019 Sendai International Music Competition, Baron has emerged as a leading pianist of his generation.
At 25 years old, he regularly performs with orchestras around the world, including the Flint Symphony, the South Shore Symphony, the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra and the Sendai Philharmonic, among others. He performed with the Mannes Orchestra after winning the 2018 Mannes Concerto Competition and he recently made his deubt in Carnegie Hall’s “Weill Hall.
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Come see “From Carnegie Hall to the Cell” the last in the series “Classically Exposed,” produced by Charles R. Hale Productions and Musical Solis (Seunghee Lee (Sunny)). At the Cell Theatre, December 13, 7:30pm. For tix and info CLICK HERE
Meet one of the performers, Jiin Yang:
Jiin has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras: KBS Symphony Orchestra, Auburn Symphony Orchestra and the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared as a chamber musician in many world renowned venues…NYC’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Cadogan Hall, Paris’ Salle Gaveau, Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. Most recently Jiin performed with Wayne Weng in a show I created called “Connecting the Masters” part of the “Classically Exposed” series at the Cell.
The final show of the 2019 series, “Classically Exposed: From Carnegie Hall to the Cell,” will be performed at the Cell on December 13, 7:30pm.
The show, written and created by Charles R. Hale, pays homage to some of Carnegie Hall’s great performers and performances including the music of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, Leonard Bernstein, Fritz Kreisler, Benny Goodman, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf and Marian Anderson, John McCormack, Giacomo Puccini, and more.
We’ve assembled an outstanding group of musicians for the event: Seunghee Lee (Sunny)/clarinet, Baron Fenwick/piano, Robert Mack/vocals, Jiin, Yang/violin and Clare Maloney/vocals. Charles R. Hale created and narrates the show.
Tickets, which are $20, and additional information can be purchased by clicking here.
Performers from the series, “Classically Exposed: From Carnegie Hall to the Cell.”
The first six shows of the series “Classically Exposed: From Carnegie to the Cell” were a great success and Seunghee Lee (Sunny) and I are looking forward to the final show of our first season….December 13, titled, “From Carnegie to the Cell.” For tickets and info click here.
We’ve worked with and we thank the incredibly talented musicians who performed in the series over the past year: Jiin Yang, Wayne Weng, Matt Baker, Elizabeth Tasch, Clare Maloney, Nicole Zuraitis, Yuri Juarez, Renato Diz, Brandon Ilaw, Mitch Lyon, Ken Kubota, Jonathan Ong, Abby Rojansky, Jonathan Dormand, Dorothy Ro, Pablo Cafici, Emily Daggett Smith, Brendan Spelt, JP Jofre, Michael Katz and Luke Fleming.
Which performances stand out in Carnegie Hall’s storied history? Which famous musicians, singers and speakers have presented there? What great works have been debuted in one of the most revered music halls in the world? Join Baron Fenwick/piano, Jiin Yang/violin, Clare Maloney/vocals, Robert Anthony Mack/vocals/ theatrical and historian Charles R. Hale at NYC’s Cell Theatre to find out.
Friday, December 13, 7:30pm. (Please note that the date has changed from the original date of 12/6 to the new date, 12/13.)
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