“An Evening with Nathan Gunn” at Café Carlyle – Exclusive 3-Week Engagement (Mar 29-Apr 16)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
WORLD RENOWNED BARITONE
TO MAKE CAFÉ CARLYLE DEBUT
“AN EVENING WITH NATHAN GUNN”
JULIE GUNN, MUSICAL DIRECTOR
EXCLUSIVE THREE-WEEK ENGAGEMENT
MARCH 29 – APRIL 16, 2011
New York, NY (3/18/11) – The Carlyle Hotel (Erich Steinbock, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome Grammy Award-winner and world-renowned baritone Nathan Gunn (The Marriage of Figaro, Billy Budd) to the legendary Café Carlyle in his debut engagement. Beginning Tuesday, March 29 (and playing through Saturday, April 16), Mr. Gunn will offer an unforgettable evening of music, including selections from his solo album, Just Before Sunrise, infused with Broadway classics and cabaret songs by William Bolcom. He will be accompanied on piano by his musical director and wife Julie Gunn.
The Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle Hotel – 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue.
An Evening with Nathan Gunn plays Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:45PM and Saturdays at 8:45PM and 10:45PM. There is a $75 music charge ($40, bar) for the Tuesday-Thursday performances and an $85 music charge ($50, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances. Dinner (required) is served from 6:30PM. For reservations please call 212-744-1600. For additional information, visit www.thecarlyle.com.
Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn is one of the most exciting and in-demand artists of the day. A distinguished opera singer, he appears regularly at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago. His appearance at the Café Carlyle is just one of his many recent ventures outside of the standard classical music repertoire, which have included performances of Camelot with the New York Philharmonic (broadcast live on PBS’s Great Performances), Show Boat at Carnegie Hall, featured soloist in the New York Philharmonic’s 80th birthday gala celebration for Stephen Sondheim and a concert with Sting and Trudie Styler in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Upcoming engagements include an evening of song with Mandy Patinkin at the Ravinia Festival, Show Boat at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the title role in Billy Budd at the Metropolitan Opera.
Mr. Gunn’s most recent recordings include Billy Budd (Virgin Classics), the first complete recording of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro (Sony’s Masterworks Broadway), and his solo album, Just Before Sunrise (Sony/BMG Masterworks).
Julie Jordan Gunn, pianist, music director, vocal coach, and song arranger, is passionate about songs and singers. She loves to design and perform song recitals, and has appeared on many prestigious series over the last several years, including Carnegie Hall’s Pure Voice Series and Lincoln Center’s Great Performers. A leader in the promotion of American arts, Dr. Gunn solicits and programs the work of emerging and established American songwriters on recitals, and is proud to have been the music director of her husband Nathan Gunn’s solo disc, Just before Sunrise (Sony/BMG records) which included arrangements of songs by Gene Scheer, Ben Moore, Joe Thalken, Billy Joel, Sting, and Charles Ives.
Dr. Gunn also enjoys teaching and training the younger generation. She is currently on the faculty of the University of Illinois, and regularly gives master class at universities and young artists’ programs all over the United States.