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COUNTDOWN TO NYE
CARNEGIE HALL in TIMES SQUARE
Presented by Morgan Stanley
Fridays at 5pm, September 9 – 23, 2022
Broadway Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets
In September, Carnegie Hall will host three free concerts in Times Square that are sensational celebrations of sounds from across the country and around the globe.
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Michael Olatuja and Lagos Pepper Soup
Lagos-raised electric and acoustic bassist, composer, and bandleader Michael Olatuja has performed and recorded with Diana Ross, Spike Lee, Shakira, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, and many more. He’s racked up a starry resume playing bass in Broadway musicals such as Frozen, Motown: The Musical, The Color Purple, and Moulin Rouge, and collaborated on original movie scores, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tick, Tick ... Boom! in 2021. For this special concert in the heart of Times Square, Olatuja and a full band perform music from his recently released album Lagos Pepper Soup in an evening of high-energy Afrobeat, jazz, and funk.
New York’s T.3, comprised of Jim Hogan, Liam Fennecken, and Brendan Jacob Smith, has become a bona fide sensation in the world of a cappella. With striking arrangements, dazzling three-part harmonies, and playful, familiar repertoire drawn from Broadway, Disney, and pop tunes, the trio has taken instant success from TikTok to fan-favorite status on America’s Got Talent and a variety of concert stages nationwide.
This self-described “accidental brass quartet,” featuring Riley Mulherkar, Chloe Rowlands, Andy Clausen, and Willem de Koch, blends elements of jazz, contemporary classical music, and American folk and roots into a distinctive and eminently listenable whole. Described as playing “chamber music with bracing melodies and, crucially, an undeniable sense of fun” by the Los Angeles Times, The Westerlies delight in constant juxtaposition, putting a rich new twist on old stylistic territories.
About Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall's mission is to present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience, to provide visionary education programs, and to foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists, and audiences.