New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2007
"New York, New York" is the most popular song about New York City, preferred by 43% of city residents, a Manhattan School of Music/Quinnipiac University poll found. The jingle "I love New York" came in second with 12% of the votes, and Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" was the favorite of 6% of responders. Ten percent of respondents named other songs and 29% were undecided.
To celebrate these songs and other popular New York City music, and kick off its 90th Anniversary celebrations, Manhattan School of Music today staged a spectacular public concert by its Concert Jazz Orchestra and Brass Ensemble in Times Square. Creating a stunning visual, with buzzing Times Square as a backdrop, the tuxedo-clad orchestras performed for hundreds of spectators and stopped traffic this morning. The concert was simulcast on the Panasonic/News Corporation Astrovision electronic billboard in Times Square.
Manhattan School of Music (MSM) is one of the leading conservatories in the world as well as the country's largest conservatory offering both classical and jazz training. Its students hail from all over the world, drawn by the highest quality musical programs and the faculty, which includes some of world's best-known artists. MSM's more than 10,000 alumni are active in every aspect of contemporary musical life, performing in opera houses, concert halls and on jazz stages throughout the world today. Notable alumni include Dawn Upshaw, Susan Graham, Harry Connick Jr., Herbie Hancock, Max Roach, among many others.
The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and nationwide as a public service and for research. From September 24-30, Quinnipiac University surveyed 485 New York City adults. Test polling in August showed similar results.