FEBRUARY 17, 2024 — 8:00 PM

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage




Experience the captivating fusion of Bach’s cello suites and powerful spoken word poetry in an extraordinary evening brought to you by Dorn Music.

Inaugural poet and bestselling author AMANDA GORMAN performs her original work as a dialogue with Bach’s first, third, and fifth cello suites, performed by world-renowned cellist JAN VOGLER. Together they weave an inspiring narrative of humanity and hope.

Tickets start at $35.
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AMANDA GORMAN, Inaugural Poet
Presented by Dorn Music


Poetry by Amanda Gorman

J. S. BACH Cello Suites
No. 1 in G Major
No. 5 in C Minor
No. 3 in C Major

Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 8pm
Carnegie Hall | 57th St. and 7th Ave.
Tickets are on sale through the Carnegie Hall website,  by calling CarnegieCharge +1 212-247-7800, and at the Carnegie Hall box office at 57th Street and

Seventh Avenue. Tickets start at $35. Student and Senior Discount Tickets Available at the Box Office.

New York, NY —
Dorn Music presents cellist Jan Vogler alongside inaugural poet and bestselling author Amanda Gorman in an evening that interweaves Bach cello suites with spoken word poetry. Read by Gorman, an exciting dialogue of spoken word is combined with Voglers performance of the first, third, and fifth suites, sending a message of humanity and hope to audiences.

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In an evening of spoken word and music featuring the award-winning poetry of Ms. Gorman and the Cello Suites of J.S. Bach, offering a message of hope and humanity.

I grew up reading poetry, and have played the music of Bach for nearly my entire life, reveling for many years in the universal appeal of his captivating Cello Suites. To collaborate with Amanda and to see how her wonderful poems change my interpretation of Bachs music is a great joy. I cant wait to share the results of this extraordinary inspiration. Im looking forward to playing this program at Carnegie Hall and Im excited to see when we can bring the project to Europe.” – Jan Vogler.

Like many people, Bachs music captures my heart and my imagination. To be in dialogue with it, and with Jan and his cello – a Stradivarius that was made around the time that Bach wrote this music – is to touch something timeless.” – Amanda Gorman.

I am elated that Dorn Music will be bringing together these two incredible artists around the eternal music of Bach and Ms. Gormans contemporary poetry in this very special evening. We are so honored to be presenting Ms. Gorman in her Carnegie Hall debut and to be helping to bring this collaboration to life.” – Tanja Dorn, President and CEO of presenter Dorn Music.


Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history. She is a committed advocate for the environment, racial equality, and gender justice. Amanda’s activism and poetry have been featured on the Today Show, PBS Kids, and CBS This Morning, and in The New York Times, Vogue, and Essence. After graduating cum laude from Harvard University, she now lives in her hometown of Los Angeles. In 2017, Amanda Gorman was appointed the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate by Urban Word – a program that supports Youth Poets Laureate in more than 60 cities, regions and states nationally. Gorman’s groundbreaking performance of her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration received international critical acclaim, inspiring millions of viewers with her message of hope, resilience, and healing.

Amanda appeared on the cover of TIME magazine in February 2021 and was the first poet to grace the cover of Vogue in their May 2021 issue. She was Porter Magazine’s July 2021 cover star and received The Artist Impact Award at the 2021 Backstage at the Geffen Awards. In 2021 Amanda was one of 5 Variety Power of Women honorees and cover star, as well as one of three cover stars for Glamour’s Women of the Year. The following year she was Allure’s beauty issue cover star, and one of four cover stars for Harper’s Bazaar’s 2022 Icons issue. The special edition of her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” her debut picture book, Change Sings, and her poetry collection, Call Us What We Carry, were published in 2021, all debuting at #1 on New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. Her latest children’s book, Something, Someday, was published in September 2023 with illustrations by Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Christian Robinson, also debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Please visit

Jan Vogler’s distinguished career has brought him together with renowned conductors and internationally acclaimed orchestras around the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and London Philharmonic Orchestra. His great ability allowed him to explore the sound boundaries of
the cello and to establish an intensive dialogue with contemporary composers and artists. This includes regular world premieres, including works by John Harbison (with Mira Wang and the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Wolfgang Rihm (Double Concerto with Mira Wang), Jörg Widman (Cello Concerto Dunkle Saiten, dedicated to Jan Vogler himself) and Nico Muhly/USA, Sven Helbig/D and Zhou- Long/CHN (Drei Kontinente – Konzert für Cello und Orchester, composed for Jan Vogler). Jan Vogler has been the Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival since 2009.


Dorn Music, the globally renowned classical music firm, was founded by distinguished artist manager Tanja Dorn, setting the standard for international, comprehensive, and tailor-made artist management services and genre-expanding performances. With a commitment to aligning the interests of artists, presenters, labels, PR agencies, and audiences, Dorn Music is dedicated to delivering unique, top-tier musical experiences.

Established in January 2016 and headquartered in both Hannover, Germany, and New York, NY, Dorn Music’s multilingual, international team collaborates closely with founder Tanja Dorn. The agency extends its reach through partnerships with experts in travel, logistics, PR, marketing, social media, TV production, finance, law, and IT. Dorn Music delivers unparalleled management support, personally nurturing enduring and successful careers for each performing artist.

Dorn Music has expanded its repertoire to encompass music film production, adding to its extensive collaborative portfolio of international broadcasts, livestreams, and award-winning classical music recordings. Notably, their production “New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization” premiered at the esteemed 74th International Cannes Film Festival. The agency has also orchestrated unforgettable concerts at renowned international venues, including sold-out performances at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and Carnegie Hall in New York, presenting “Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, and Friends”, and the New York Philharmonic’s week-long residency at Kraftwerk Peenemünde (former WWII missile development and test site) on the island of Usedom, Germany as a powerful statement for peace, reconciliation and cultural understanding. Dorn Music stands as a beacon of excellence, consistently delivering extraordinary music experiences that leave an indelible mark on the global stage.

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