Carnegie Hall Lewisburg 2011-12 season preview
July 25, 2011 ·
Carnegie Hall Lewisburg has announced its 2011-12 mainstage performance season. The new season includes classical piano, jazz guitar, a vocal group from Africa, and singer/ songwriters from around America.
Carnegie Hall Lewisburg’s
season begins September 9th with a concert by West Virginia native Kathy Mattea.
Classical music and jazz are
featured next in November. Pianist Barbara Nissman, who has
made her home in Lewisburg for over 20 years, will perform a recital of music
by Franz Liszt. The year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the
Hungarian composer-pianist. Jazz guitarist Julian Lage,
who has appeared on Mountain Stage with Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, leads his own
band in a performance on November 18th.
December then brings two
Christmas shows to the stage at Carnegie Hall. The West Virginia Symphony returns
with its “Home for the Holidays” pops concert, and the Preservation Jazz Band will
share the New
Orleans sound in
“A Creole Christmas.”
The second half of the season
opens with a performance by all-male South African a cappella
singing group Ladysmith Black Mambazo
on February 8.
The rest of the spring brings
three singer-songwriters from around the US. Irish-American singer Cathie Ryan from Detroit performs Celtic music on March 19.
Carnegie Hall is partnering
with the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival to present “An Evening with Anais Mitchell” on April 14th.
Mitchell, who hails from Vermont, has a literary bent to her work
- her music includes Hadestown, an epic “folk opera” retelling of the Orpheus myth.
The season concludes May 11
with a performance by prolific songwriter Greg Brown from Iowa, whose repertoire includes folk songs, blues, and
Appalachian music. Brown is the founder of folk record label Red House Records,
and he’s been a frequent guest on Mountain Stage.
Tickets for Carnegie Hall Lewisburg’s 2011-12 season go on sale to members Monday, August
1. Tickets for the general public will become available Monday, August