Chris Botti to Open New York Pops' 2013-14 Season at Carnegie Hall, Today
On Friday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, opens its 2013-2014 concert season at Carnegie Hall with special guest Chris Botti. The internationally renowned jazz trumpeter joins The New York Pops to perform a new spin on classic standards and other favorites. The performance will include songs such as When I Fall In Love and Emmanuel in addition to other selections from Botti's recent Grammy Award-winning album Impressions.
Additional New York Pops performances this season include Sing Sing Swing-an all-swing program on November 1 featuring Montego Glover, inspired by the days when big bands ruled the dance floors-including a tribute to the 75th anniversary of Benny Goodman's historic Carnegie Hall concert and recording; three holiday performances, including two with Ashley Brown on December 19 and 20 and a Carnegie Hall Family Concert performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 21; A Broadway Love Story-withMarin Mazzie and Jason Danieley on March 21; and an evening of music from some of Hollywood's most famous film scores on April 4.
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four number one jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold and Platinum recordings and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his album Impressions won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Performing worldwide and selling more than three million albums, Botti has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Over the past three decades, he has recorded and performed with such artists as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, and even Frank Sinatra. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter has also performed with many of the finest symphonies and at some of the world's most prestigious venues, from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy. Impressions is the latest in a stellar parade of albums-includingWhen I Fall In Love (2004), To Love Again: The Duets (2005), Italia (2007), and the CD/DVD Chris Botti in Boston (2009)-that has firmly established him as a clarion voice in the American contemporary music scene. Playing with his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, Botti is joined on the disc by featured artists Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler, and David Foster, in a warm, intimate celebration of melodic balladry.
Tickets, priced $34-$120, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.
For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.
In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visitcarnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs and prices are subject to change.