"The Eyes of the World" at Carnegie Hall

New York, NY

NEW YORK, NY—Following sold-out Zankel Hall shows in 2018 and 2019, historian and narrator John Monsky brings his groundbreaking American History Unbound series to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with "The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day" on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m.
Through music, archival photos, video and personal letters, "The Eyes of the World" tells the dramatic story of the final 11 months of World War II in Europe through the words and images of Ernest Hemingway, LIFE war photographer Robert Capa, Vogue model-turned-photojournalist Lee Miller, and a young soldier named Jerry who landed on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944. The journeys of these four remarkable figures intersect and intertwine as they serve as the “eyes for the world” from D-Day to eventual victory. Along the way, their stories cross paths with such remarkable characters as Pablo Picasso and Hemingway’s estranged wife, war correspondent Martha Gellhorn.
Ian Weinberger (music director of Hamilton on Broadway) serves as music supervisor and leads the 58-piece Orchestra of St. Luke’s, performing his arrangements of music from Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, as well as original arrangements created for this performance. Broadway vocalists Lilli Cooper (Tootsie), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton), Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls) and Daniel Yearwood (Hamilton) perform popular and often profound music of this era from Glenn Miller and Edith Piaf to Woody Guthrie, among others. The immersive concert experience is directed by Peter Flynn.
On June 5, 1944, just one day before D-Day, Maj. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower told American forces, “The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.” While D-Day marked a turning point and pathway to victory, the landings and battles that followed would be among the most brutal for the American troops and Allied forces.
"The Eyes of the World" was developed in close cooperation with the American Battle Monuments Commission and the New York Historical Society. Tickets, priced at $30—$135, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/17168992485/posts/10159488608722486/?d=n.

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