James Taylor will lead a Perspectives series next season at Carnegie Hall. At a news conference, Taylor said he was aware of the responsibility of presenting a high-profile element of the legendary venue's programming, according to a New York Times report. "It's something you rise to," he said.
Taylor will lead four concerts including a celebration of Carnegie's 120th anniversary. The singer/songwriter said he will look back through the decades of Hall programming and select representative moments. The anniversary concert may include speeches, poetry, "political harangues," readings, maybe a Houdini-esque escape, and music, according to the Times report.
The second concert in the series will examine Taylor
's musical influences, which he calls his "musical cocktail
," with guest artists to be announced.
Taylor will perform with his regular band for the third show in the series. The fourth, which will be held at the smaller Zankel Hall, will feature Taylor - with a few of his favorite guitarists - explaining "what I do instrumentally," he said.
Thanks for the report to Livedaily.com.