Sting Plays Symphonicities At Carnegie Hall Benefit

Sting announced he will bring his Symphonicities to Carnegie Hall in New York City with a performance on December 14 at 7:00 p.m. The highly acclaimed show features the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by Rob Mathes for a one-night-only benefit gala and concert at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage of the iconic music venue.

Symphonicities, which plays on the word familiarity of The Police’s Synchronicity album by blending with “symphony,” showcases Sting’s musical hits in symphonic arrangements. The symphonic orchestrations by Jorge Calandrelli, David Hartley, Michel Legrand, Rob Mathes, Vince Mendoza, Steven Mercurio, Bill Ross, Robert Sadin, and Nicola Tescari include: “Roxanne,” “Next To You,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Englishman in New York,” “Fragile,” “Russians,” “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” “Fields of Gold,” and “Desert Rose,” representing a mix of Sting’s hits with The Police and throughout his solo career.

On December 14, 2015, Sting will headline a full performance for the first time at Carnegie Hall. Joined by a quintet of Dominic Miller, Jo Lawry, Ira Coleman, Joe Bonadio, and Mike Ricchiuti, Sting will donate all proceeds from the show to benefit Carnegie Hall’s artistic and music education programs.

“It was an absolute joy to discover a whole new palate of musical colors and reinvent the songs that have been the staples of my live performances for over thirty years. I’m thrilled to now bring Symphonicities to Carnegie Hall and to help support their dynamic arts education programs.”

Sting has performed 18 other times at Carnegie Hall, including concerts to benefit The Rainforest Foundation, the non-profit organization he co-founded with Trudie Styler.

The Inquisitr reported about Sting and Trudie’s passion for wine-making and how he recently credited their long-lasting marriage to the fact that the pair share similar passions and interests. From wine to charity, the couple stays busy together.

Recently, Sting shared that part of his creative process includes walking to put him in a “Zen state.” He refers to creativity as a “mystery.” Whether it is a new song or a new musician venture, like Symphonicities, Sting keeps inspiring others with his music.

In anticipation of the December show at Carnegie Hall, Sting has also tweeted and shared information about the charity event with social media.

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