Violinist Kelly Corridor-Tompkins Presents “Forgotten Voices” at Carnegie Corridor


Based in 2005, Music Kitchen – Meals for the Soul is the pioneer group to current concert events by high classical music in homeless shelters.

In celebration of 30,000 shoppers served, 100 concert events, and the fifteenth season in March of 2020, Music Kitchen commissioned “Forgotten Voices” with assist from Carnegie Corridor.

“Forgotten Voices” is a composite music cycle that includes feedback by the homeless shelter shoppers throughout the first 100 concert events, set to music by 15 of probably the most celebrated and rising composers of our time.

Starting in January 2019, the venture premiered one new music every month in shelters, by 15 commissioned composers: Courtney Bryan, Jon Grier, Kelly Corridor-Tompkins, Gabriel Kahane, James Lee III, Beata Moon, Paul Moravec, Angelica Negron, Kevin Places, Steve Sandberg, Kamala Sankaram, Jeff Scott, Carlos Simon, Errollyn Wallen, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

“Forgotten Voices” will culminate within the World Premiere live performance of the whole music cycle at Carnegie Corridor’s Zankel Corridor on March 31, 2022. To attend, click on right here.

Performers will embrace singers Allison Charney, Adrienne Danrich, Jesse Blumberg, and Mark Risinger; violinist Ling Ling Huang, violist Andrew Gonzalez, cellists Alexis Pia Gerlach and Peter Seidenberg, and double-bassist John-Paul Norpoth.

Particular visitors will likely be NBC Information’ Harry Smith and actress Jessica Hecht. A moderated Q&A session after the efficiency will conclude the occasion.

“The 15 songs of Forgotten Voices explores the complete vary of the human expertise, from loss to exhilaration, gratitude to hope, flights of creativeness to intimate dialogue, and takes us to a spot of hovering inspiration,” mentioned Corridor-Tompkins within the press launch.

“I’m so excited to lastly share this historic music cycle for the primary time at Carnegie Corridor, elevating nice artistry in service of social justice and giving a voice to the unvoiced in an unprecedented manner,” she added.

Corridor-Tompkins moreover reached out to organizations together with The Juilliard Faculty’s Music Development Program, Dudamel Basis, Colburn Conservatory of Music, Bloomingdale Faculty of Music, and the Sphinx Group to ask college students to the live performance.

A trailer for the occasion might be watched under.


Kelly Corridor-Tompkins is a winner of the Naumburg Worldwide Violin Competitors Honorarium Prize and has been featured within the Smithsonian Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition. 

Described by the New York Occasions as “the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive,” she is an in-demand artist on worldwide phases and festivals and was additionally “Fiddler”/Violin Soloist of the GRAMMY and TONY-nominated Broadway manufacturing of Fiddler on the Roof


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