Carnegie Hall Presents: Music Kitchen Forgotten Voices
November 14, 2021 - March 31, 2022 10pm
For more than 15 years, Music Kitchen–Food for the Soul, founded by violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, has brought chamber music to people nationwide who experience homelessness. In celebration of that anniversary, Music Kitchen presents Forgotten Voices, a composite song cycle that sets comments written by homeless-shelter clients to music. Featuring works by 15 award-winning composers—Courtney Bryan, Jon Grier, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Gabriel Kahane, James Lee III, Beata Moon, Paul Moravec, Angélica Negrón, Kevin Puts, Steve Sandberg, Kamala Sankaram, Jeff Scott, Carlos Simon, Errollyn Wallen, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich—each song in the cycle received its world premiere in a shelter. Presented in association with Carnegie Hall, the complete cycle now receives its world premiere. Join outstanding performers, along with special guests NBC News’ Harry Smith and actress Jessica Hecht, to honor this vital work in an evening of inspired music and a moderated Q&A session after the performance.
The only available tickets are for seatless locations and companion seats.