Performance Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Brentano String Quartet
Joyce DiDonato

Zankel Hall
A three-century–long French connection defines this program. Charpentier’s Suite confirms his reputation as one of the master melodists of the 17th century. Debussy’s String Quartet shimmers with color and beguiles with rhythmic and harmonic invention. Based on the tragic life of French sculptor Camille Claudel, Jake Heggie’s poignant song cycle is a tour de force for both singer and quartet. Luna Pearl Woolf arranges a set of lullabies written by teen songwriters.

The contemporary works on this program are part of My Time, My Music.


  • Brentano String Quartet
    ·· Mark Steinberg, Violin
    ·· Serena Canin, Violin
    ·· Misha Amory, Viola
    ·· Nina Lee, Cello
  • Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano


  • CHARPENTIER Suite in D Minor
  • DEBUSSY String Quartet in G Minor
  • LULLABY PROJECT MotherSongs (arr. Luna Pearl Woolf) (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • JAKE HEGGIE Camille Claudel: Into the Fire (NY Premiere)


Pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 PM in Zankel Hall: Joyce DiDonato, Jake Heggie, and Mark Steinberg of the Brentano Quartet in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.


"Shakuntala" from Camille Claudel: Into the Fire
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano | The Alexander String Quartet
PentaTone Classics


Joyce DiDonato talks about the song cycle Into the Fire and Camille Claudel.

Perspectives: Joyce DiDonato
This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Evnin and the A. E. Charitable Foundation.
This performance is part of Chamber Sessions I, and Perspectives: Joyce DiDonato.

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