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Carnegie Hall cancels two nights in hurricane fear… but Poisson Rouge stays open

(For Immediate Release, New York, NY)—Carnegie Hall today announced the following changes to its concert schedule for Sunday, October 28 and Monday, October 29 due to Hurricane Sandy.

The following two concerts have been cancelled:

·         “Celebrating the Tokyo String Quartet,” presented by the Yale School of Music, scheduled for tonight—Sunday, October 28—in Zankel Hall at 7:30PM; and

·         Mezzo-soprano Jadranka Jovanovic in recital, presented by Serbian American Music St. Sava, scheduled for tomorrow —Monday, October 29—in Weill Recital Hall at 8PM.

Patrons who purchased tickets for these cancelled performances from Carnegie Hall with a credit card will receive automatic refunds.  Those who purchased tickets from Carnegie Hall with cash can return them to the Carnegie Hall Box Office to receive their refund. Ticketholders who either purchased from concert presenters or who have any further questions should contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

The Yonsei Alumni Association Concert, presented by Seong Sook Choi, scheduled for tonight—Sunday, October 28—in Weill Recital Hall at 7:30PM has been rescheduled for Tuesday evening, December 18.  Patrons should retain their original tickets for this performance.  Questions can be directed to CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.


Carnegie Hall today announced that the performance by Idina Menzelpresented by Live Nation and Princeton Entertainment, originally scheduled for tomorrow, Monday October 29 in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, has been rescheduled for Sunday November 4 at 8PM due to Hurricane Sandy.  Tickets for Ms. Menzel’s October 29 performance will be honored at the new date.  Ticketholders can direct any questions to CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

However, the pianist Angela Hewitt has posted:

Concerts at Le Poisson Rouge going ahead tonight–of course! Even though, thanks to the impending hurricane, the NY subway will be closing at 7 pm, trains cancelled, goodness knows what else. The weather is still fine here. Last night the streets down in The Village were full of people in Hallowe’en dress (we had a wonderful private event for the American Friends of the Trasimeno Music Festival in the studio of painter Caio Fonseca).

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  1. The weather really was still fine on Sunday evening – not a drop of rain, and not too windy (yet). I arrived back in town from Philadelphia just after 7pm and was at first mystified as to why they shut the subway down so early.

    (Very few people were on the streets either; there were dozens and dozens of available taxis heading down 7th Avenue with no one trying to hail them.)

    The MTA could have kept the subways running until at least midnight – but there was probably no way to have known that in advance, and they erred on the side of caution.

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