Mariah Carey to join New York Phil’s baseball-themed benefit in Central Park

Posted on: June 27, 2013

In Monday’s (6/24) New York Times, James Barron writes that pop singer Mariah Carey and baseball guru Joe Torre will perform in the New York Philharmonic’s free July 13 concert in Central Park. “The orchestra and Major League Baseball are promoting the concert as a charity affair to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Major League Baseball has planned several events that day to raise money for hurricane rebuilding, including $1 million connected to the concert, bringing to $5 million its donations to charities in time for the All-Star Game at Citi Field on July 16…. The Philharmonic is also offering V.I.P. tickets to the first 150 applicants who donate at least $500. That money will go to the orchestra, not to hurricane rebuilding efforts. Ms. Carey will sing several songs with the Philharmonic. The orchestra, under its music director, Alan Gilbert, will perform a suite from the 1984 film ‘The Natural’ by Randy Newman and a suite from ‘42,’ the Brian Helgeland film about Jackie Robinson that opened in April. Mr. Torre, the manager of the Yankees from 1996 to 2007 and the Mets from 1977 to 1981, will read the poem ‘Casey at the Bat.’ ”

Posted June 27, 2013