Carnegie Hall Citywide Returns

Ryan Muir

After a fantastic debut season last summer, Carnegie Hall Citywide returns this Friday, kicking off five free concerts featuring outstanding classical, folk, Afro-Brazilian, Latin, Celtic, funk, and gospel artists, culminating with the four-hour Carnegie Hall Citywide Night.   

This series brings New Yorkers together to share in the joy of music, and is part of the Picnic Performances series. Here’s the lineup:

  • July 12: Le Vent du Nord - Engaging Quebecois ensemble offering up a blend of French-Canadian and Celtic dance tunes, traditional songs, and original pieces.

  • July 19: Night of Inspiration - Inspirational music from diverse traditions, featuring Anthony Brown and group therAPy, The String Queens, and Musical Director Ray Chew. 

  • July 26: Cha Wa - High voltage music fusing fat funky beats, New Orleans-style brass, and Mardi Gras Indian spectacle.

  • August 2: Harlem Quartet - A passionate dedication to advancing diversity in classical music coupled with stunning virtuosity make the Harlem Quartet one of the city's most exciting ensembles.

  • August 9: Carnegie Hall Citywide Night - The four-hour finale to the Carnegie Hall Citywide concert series features Matuto, Eileen Ivers, and Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas.  

Carnegie Hall Citywide is performed on the Bryant Park Stage on Fridays, 6pm-7:30pm, July 12 – August 2; and 6pm–10pm on August 9.

Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America is an informal and welcoming way to experience world-class performing arts while enjoying a summer picnic. More than 200 blankets are available to borrow at the Bryant Park Shop + Info tent, and food and drink are available for purchase.