Carnegie Hall’s Mainstage Performance Season continues with multilingual group Banda Magda on Friday, Apr. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Lewisburg.
Led by Greek-born singer, accordionist, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda incorporates samba, French chanson, Greek folk tunes and various strains of South American music into an effervescent blend of world pop that feels modern, yet possesses a mid-century vibe.
The New York-based band has traveled to more than 22 countries in five continents, combining whirlwind tours of music, invigorating transformative workshops, and magical interactive moments led by Magda’s uncanny ability to engage the audience.
Banda Magda songs are sung in six languages and tell the tales of love and devotion. The diverse group of musicians are from all over the world – Greece, Japan, Argentina, United States, Colombia, Brazil, Turkey, Israel, and the United Kingdom.
Prior to the performance, join concert-goers in Carnegie Hall’s Old Stone Room for its Mainstage Lounge experience. Enjoy food and drink while mingling with friends before the show. The Mainstage Lounge opens at 6:30 p.m. and is hosted by Patina. Admission to the Lounge is $10 per person and may be purchased as part of your performance ticket order or at the door.
Performance tickets are $20/$25 and discounts are available for Carnegie Hall members, students, senior citizens, and military. To purchase tickets call Carnegie Hall Box Office at 304-645-7917, visit www.carnegiehallwv.org, or stop by at 611 Church Street, Lewisburg. Carnegie Hall Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
This engagement of Banda Magda is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.