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Natalie Merchant, Hot Peas 'N Butter, Le Vent Du Nord and More Set for Carnegie Hall's Community and Family Programs, April-May 2014

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Natalie Merchant, Hot Peas 'N Butter, Le Vent Du Nord and More Set for Carnegie Hall's Community and Family Programs, April-May 2014

This spring, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) continues to bring outstanding live performances to community venues throughout the five boroughs of New York City with its free Neighborhood Concerts. For almost four decades, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts have featured performances by top artists across multiple genres including jazz, world music, classical, and more. In addition, WMI presents a number of free family-friendly programs throughout New York City as part of the Carnegie Kids series.

At Carnegie Hall, parents and young people can also enjoy affordably-priced Family Concerts, recommended for ages 5-10, providing a unique opportunity to introduce children to live performances of music from around the world.

PRESENTATIONS AT CARNEGIE HALL

CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY CONCERT: NATALIE MERCHANT
Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Based on Natalie Merchant's recent book-and-music project Leave Your Sleep, this concert features nursery rhymes and lullabies by 19th- and 20th-century poets set to Merchant's beautiful melodies, with chamber orchestra and projected illustrations by Barbara McClintock.

Tickets: $10, $16, $22

PRESENTATIONS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY

CARNEGIE KIDS: THE ITTY BIDDIES
Thursday, April 3 at 4:00 p.m.
South Bronx NeON
198 East 161st Street (near Grand Concourse) | Bronx

The charismatic Itty Biddies have audiences of all ages happily rocking out together at every performance with their cool, clubby roots, and silky harmonies. With a series of songs that tell a fascinating tale over the course of a concert, the Itty Biddies can take children and parents from an African safari to the plains of Texas without leaving their seats.

Thanks to the New York City Department of Probabtion and New York City Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Andy King, and Annabel Palma for making this concert possible.

CARNEGIE KIDS: ELENA MOON PARK AND FRIENDS
Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza (at Flatbush Avenue) | Brooklyn

The innovative music of Elena Moon Park and Friends incorporates traditional Asian and western rock instruments set to Korean and Japanese songs. As heard on their album Rabbit Days and Dumplings, Park and friends perform folk and children's music from East Asia in a contemporary way.

CARNEGIE KIDS: HOT PEAS 'N BUTTER
Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace (at Hamilton Avenue) | Staten Island

Hot Peas 'N Butter will lift children out of their seats and have them happily singing and bouncing along to its catchy brand of bilingual Latin folk. A mix of Afro-Cuban, jazz, and pop, with rock accents, the music of this four-time Parents' Choice Award-winning group has been praised by the Los Angeles Times for its "hot and mellow multicultural groove."

NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: JACK QUARTET
Sunday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza (at Flatbush Avenue) | Brooklyn

JACK Quartet thrills audiences with "explosive virtuosity" (The Boston Globe) and "viscerally exciting performances" (The New York Times). The renowned group shatters the stereotype of the traditional string quartet by revealing hidden subtleties in a familiar 20th-century classic or premiering a 21st-century work and converting audiences to the thrills of new music.

NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: PAPO VAZQUEZ MIGHTY PIRATES TROUBADOURS
Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace (at Hamilton Avenue) | Staten Island

Progressive jazz artist Papo Vázquez has performed as a trombone soloist with great Latin and jazz bands for more than 35 years. The Grammy-nominated and NEA Latino Masters Award-winning trombonist and composer now fronts his hottest band yet, the Mighty Pirates Troubadours. Vázquez and his septet play funky jazz combined with the traditional sounds of Puerto Rican folk music, delighting audiences with its irresistible beat.

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