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The New York Pops play The Muppets at Carnegie Hall April 14

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Apr 1, 2012.

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  1. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Aww.. man, this thing sounds really cool.
    I really wanna see this but I won't be able to get to NY for it.
    Enjoy, everyone!
  2. cahuenga

    cahuenga Well-Known Member

    Aren't Jerry or Frank going to the Carnegie Hall? I hope they will, and I want to see pics!
  3. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

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  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Aw they all look so happy together!
  5. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Great photo! I'll be at the 3:30 concert on Saturday. Sounds like it's going to be an amazing event!
  6. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Here's a great preview article on "Jim Henson's Musical World" from The New York Times...


    Concert programs rarely get the advance secrecy accorded to Pentagon reports and Super Bowl playbooks. But elements of the events to be presented on Saturday by the New York Pops aren’t just classical, but classified.

    “I’ve been given very specific instructions about what can be announced ahead of time and what can’t,” said Steven Reineke, the Pops music director.

    One thing’s certain: “Jim Henson’s Musical World,” to be performed twice, will feature melodies and Muppets. It will also differ from other family concerts by the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall.

    “It’s a real show,” Mr. Reineke said. “I have to learn lines, which is unusual for a conductor. There’s a story as well.”

    A story? Yes, it’s mostly classified, but it will have much in common with the work of Henson (1936-90), right, the designer, puppeteer and filmmaker who created the Muppets. Written by Craig Shemin, president of the Jim Henson Legacy, an organization perpetuating Henson’s work, “it has to do with sort of bringing out the best in people,” Mr. Reineke said.

    A few details: After an overture and a video montage he will introduce the actor, writer and puppeteer John Tartaglia, who first approached the Pops about a Henson tribute. But Mr. Tartaglia, the scheduled host, fails to appear. After Mr. Reineke calls him (Carnegie Hall will forgive the cellphone use), Mr. Tartaglia will be seen on video in his rubber-duckie pajamas, completely unaware that the concert is on Saturday. He’s not alone.

    “It becomes this running gag,” Mr. Reineke said. Fozzie Bear is enlisted to help gather his fellow Muppets. Among those appearing are Gonzo, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the ornery Statler and Waldorf, who “just razz me throughout the show,” Mr. Reineke said. But he’s sworn to silence on performances by “Sesame Street” characters. Hints emerge from a few songs in a medley: “Rubber Duckie,” “C Is for Cookie” and “I Love Trash.”

    Human guests are no secret. They’ll include the ensemble Essential Voices USA; the comedian Rachel Dratch; “Sesame Street” cast members present and past; and the singer-songwriter Paul Williams, whose “Rainbow Connection” (written with Kenneth Ascher) will be an audience singalong.

    Despite the concert’s title, the 13 numbers won’t be Henson’s musical world, exactly, but worlds. “I don’t think anyone’s ever put ‘Sesame Street,’ the Muppets and ‘Fraggle Rock’ all on a stage together,” Mr. Reineke said. But of course they’ll harmonize.

    (At 12:30 and 3:30 p.m., with preconcert activities an hour before; 212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $9 to $20; tickets are limited.)

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  7. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    This sounds so big that I'm shocked that this would not be on TV or DVD or something. It sounds too big to just let a limited audiacuse see this. When is the last time all of Henosn's works where put together.
  8. Muppetfreak

    Muppetfreak Well-Known Member

    I'll be at the noon show (sorry, I thought I replied to this weeks ago).

    The official Henson twitter account just posted a pic of the Fraggles rehearsing:


    While I too hope for a DVD or something, I thought for sure they'd do it for the Richard Hunt tribute in NJ a few years ago since they actually got Frank Oz there and they didn't so I just don't want people to get their hopes too up. Though, of course, my fingers are crossed that they will!

    Edited to add: I just noticed that the forum lists me as a "new member" which makes me hugely sad as I've been registered since the old chat room days but I guess that's because of the new forum software.
  9. Bobo's Girl

    Bobo's Girl Member

    Anybody know what the preconcert activities are that are mentioned in the NY Times article?
  10. Walter White

    Walter White Member

    Longtime lurker who signed up to say I'll be there for the early show. This sounds like it will be an amazing show! The picture of the Fraggles has me so excited!
  11. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    It shows you as "Member" now. I think it just takes a bit to catch up if you haven't logged-in in a while.

    Have fun tomorrow! And be sure and come back to post how it was for those sad pathetic souls that don't get to go... you know, like me. :cry:
  12. Blinky_Fish

    Blinky_Fish Well-Known Member

    i am on my way... bringing' the crew too. join' to the noon o'clock event
  13. Borples

    Borples Well-Known Member

    Wembley. It's WEMBLEY. There's a Wembley in the world again! The only bad thing is that if there is Matt then there can't be Boober. Can't have everything, I guess.

    And Statler and Waldorf are slated to heckle. It is almost physically hurting me that I can't be there for this. Surely, in this age where everything is recorded and disseminated almost instantly, there will be some way for the rest of us to watch. If not, I at least expect full and detailed reports from those of you who are going! I'll pay you in...in...eh, I've got nothin'. I'll just beg. Please, please, pleeeeeease tell us all about it!
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  14. Muppetfreak

    Muppetfreak Well-Known Member

    So, the lads over at ToughPigs are saying they've heard it will NOT be recorded. I don't know where they are getting this from but I'm just passing it along.

    The Henson account also posted a picture of characters from Emmit Otter rehearsing as well! :)


    And one more of Karen Prell, John Tartaglia and Red.​
  15. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I'm going! So excited I don't think I'm going to be sleeping tonight.
  16. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Hang on! How do you go to the Benefit? This wasn't posted when I got the tickets several weeks ago. :( I want to meet Dave Goelz! :D
  17. MuppetLabsBoy

    MuppetLabsBoy Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know what the preconcert activites will be?
  18. bluebomber95

    bluebomber95 Well-Known Member

    Question for everybody to vote on: Should I bring one of my puppets?
  19. capman

    capman Active Member

    The benefit is right after the 3:30 show. I would love to meet anyone goign to the 3:30. I'm a bald man, will have a burengdy jacket and my name is Rob ( yeah, that should narrow it down!)

    Here is the link:

    Andrew Gay, manager of the party benefit said "There are only a few tickets remaining, so I would recommend calling first thing in the morning Friday (9:30 AM) if you would like to purchase another ticket".

    Now, let me state again, i checked with the manager of the benefit and I have cut and paste below exactaly what he put in the e-mail . I am taking a chance that most of them will be there, that's why i paid the money , but I certainly am aware and willing to accept that I could be out of luck ( I am just gunning for Sonia, Roscoe, Bob and Dr. Long....after that, maybe Kevin and Dave G).

    Here is what Andrew Gay wrote to me" Some of the artists from the concert will be at the party, but unfortunately I can’t confirm which ones. These times are approximate, but the concert will last for one full hour. Photo-taking is strictly prohibited throughout Carnegie Hall."
  20. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Aw. I can't afford the tickets. :( Oh well. Seeing them perform will be good enough for me!

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