About the Series
Creators at Carnegie is a series of 13 monthly concert broadcasts from the inaugural season of Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall's resurrected "third stage." The series, set to begin in January 2004, is produced by NPR, Carnegie Hall and Nonesuch Records and sponsored by Smith Barney.
Hosted by NPR's Fred Child (left) with contributions from music hosts at New York-area NPR member stations, Creators focuses on artists with powerful creative voices, from John Adams to Caetano Veloso to Emmylou Harris. Their performances are at the center of each broadcast, punctuated by comments from stage and brief first person narratives and interviews that focus on the creative process.
"This genre-busting series will present some of today's most adventurous and compelling artists in classical, jazz, world and country music as they perform in America's premiere concert venue" said NPR's Director of Music, Benjamin Roe. "Creators at Carnegie gives us the opportunity to focus on their artistic excellence in a longer form."
Subsequent broadcasts in the inaugural year of Creators at Carnegie will feature EmmyLou Harris, Caetano Veloso and David Byrne, and other artists, many of whom record for the Nonesuch label, including songwriter Randy Newman, guitarist Bill Frisell, the Kronos Quartet, Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour, soprano Dawn Upshaw, violinist Gidon Kremer, and the gypsy music of Taraf de Haidouks.
Other artists chosen for inclusion in the series are Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Kate and Anna McGarrigle and Buddy and Julie Miller. The Creators at Carnegie series features performances from Carnegie's Isaac Stern Auditorium and Zankel Hall.
The series is produced by NPR in cooperation with Carnegie Hall and Nonesuch Records. The series producer is Anya Grundmann.
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