HALL MARCH 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATES
Updated start time: Carnegie Hall’s 120th Anniversary Gala Concert will
now take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. For complete information
on this performance featuring the New York Philharmonic and Music
Director Alan Gilbert, violinist Gil Shaham, cellist Yo-Yo Ma,
pianist Emanuel Ax, and vocalist Audra McDonald, click the link
Tuesday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m., Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit and The
Philadelphia Orchestra perform their second of three Carnegie Hall
concerts this season with a program featuring the New York premiere of James
MacMillan’s Violin Concerto with Vadim Repin, along with Berlioz’s
Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E
Pražák Quartet performs a program on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
of Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major, No. 1; Janácek’s String Quartet No.
2, "Intimate Letters;" and Schubert’s String Quartet in D Minor,
"Death and the Maiden."
the premiere of James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto on March 1, Carnegie Hall’s
Making Music series focuses on Mr. MacMillan’s work on Wednesday,
March 2 at 7:30 p.m. The all-MacMillan program features the US premieres of
both his Horn Quintet with horn player Eric Ruske and the Brentano
String Quartet, and Raising Sparks featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha
Cooke and The Zankel Band conducted by Mr. MacMillan. Also on the
program is MacMillan’s Piano Sonata performed by Inon Barnatan.
Carnegie Hall’s Director of Artistic Planning, Jeremy Geffen, will
moderate a conversation with the composer.
The program has been announced for this American Composers Orchestra
concert with Music Director George Manahan. It includes the world
premieres of Sean Friar’s Clunker Concerto; Henry Threadgill’s No
Gates, No White Trenches, Butterfly Effect; Laura Schwendinger’s Shadings;
Joan La Barbara’s In solitude this fear is lived…; and David Heuser’s Dysfunctional
Families. This program on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m., titled Playing
It Unsafe, features composers selected from a national search, based on
their willingness to experiment and stretch their own musical sensibilities
while testing the limits of the orchestra.
Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m., Music Director David Robertson and the
St. Louis Symphony return to Carnegie Hall with a program including
Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Thomas
Adès’s Violin Concerto, “Concentric Paths" featuring Leila Josefowicz;
and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, "Pathétique." A
pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. with David Robertson in conversation
with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall.
Joyce DiDonato makes her Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage solo recital
debut with pianist David Zobel on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. with a
program featuring the world premiere of The Breaking Waves by Jake
Heggie (commissioned by Carnegie Hall), as well as works by Haydn, Rossini,
Cécile Chaminade, Arturo Buzzi-Peccia, Ruggero Leoncavallo, and Vincenzo di
Monday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m., the baroque orchestra Akademie für Alte
Musik Berlin perform Telemann’s Overture in F Minor and Concerto for
Flute and Recorder in E Minor; Bach’s "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 5
in D Major and Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Major; and Handel’s
Concerto Grosso in F Major, No. 2.
St. Lawrence String Quartet performs the world premiere of Osvaldo
Golijov’s String Quartet (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall) on Tuesday, March
8 at 7:30 p.m. The program also features Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major,
No. 4, and Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major. A pre-concert talk starts at
6:30 p.m. with Osvaldo Golijov and members of the St. Lawrence String
Quartet in conversation with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean at The
part of Carnegie Hall’s celebration of the bicentennial of Franz Liszt’s
birth, pianist Evgeny Kissin performs an all-Liszt program on Wednesday,
March 9 at 8:00 p.m., including Etude No. 9 in A-Flat Major,
"Ricordanza;" Sonata in B Minor; the second version of Funérailles
from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses; Vallée d'Obermann from Années
de pèlerinage, première année: Suisse, No. 6; and Venezia e Napoli.
Soprano Kiera Duffy will join Ensemble ACJW for a performance
at The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall on Thursday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. with a
program including George Crumb’s Madrigals, Book I; Mozart’s Quintet for
Clarinet and Strings in A Major; and Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A Major,
Thursday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m., Artistic Director Alan Pierson and
the contemporary music chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound perform 1969—a
concert that musically illustrates that year through the works of
Stockhausen, Lennon & McCartney, Berio, Bernstein, and Stravinsky—with
actors Robert Stanton and Jon Patrick Walker, writer Andrew
Kupfer, and director Nigel Maister.
Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m., jazz pianist/composer Brad Mehldau—holder
of the 2010–2011 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie
Hall—presents a concert titled Piano Power featuring the world
premiere of Rock ‘n’ Roll Dances Nos. 3 & 4 by Mehldau
(co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall) with saxophone and woodwind players Chris
Cheek, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Joris Roelofs, Sam
Sadigursky, and Greg Tardy. The program also includes Patrick
Zimmerli’s Modern Music and Generatrix, and selections from
Timothy Andres’s Shy and Mighty performed by Mehldau and pianist Timothy
Andres, as well as Jerome Kern’s “All the Things You Are” with vocalist Becca
Stevens and pianist Kevin Hays. A pre-concert talk starts at 6:30
p.m. with Brad Mehldau, Timothy Andres, and Patrick Zimmerli in conversation
with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall.
New York Pops and Music Director Steven
Reineke conclude their 2010–2011 Carnegie Hall series on Friday, March 11
at 8:00 p.m. with a concert titled The Great Judy Garland, featuring
Broadway leading ladies Ashley Brown, Heather Headley, and Karen
Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m., the Emerson String Quartet and
flutist Sir James Galway present a concert featuring the world
premiere of Adès’s The Four Quarters, Mozart’s Flute Quartet in D
Major, Arthur Foote’s A Night Piece, and Debussy’s Syrinx and
String Quartet in G Minor.
New York Venues
March and April Carnegie Hall’s festival, JapanNYC—an ambitious
two-part citywide festival led by Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa—continues,
inviting audiences to explore the incredible diversity of Japanese arts and
culture with performances and events at Carnegie Hall and New York City
partner venues. March events include:
JapanNYC events in March and April:
carnegiehall.org/japannyc for a complete schedule of festival events at
Carnegie Hall and partner organizations around New York City.
Director James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra kick
off their three-night series of Carnegie Hall concerts on Tuesday, March 15
at 8:00 p.m. with a concert featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff—as
part of his Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall—including the New
York premiere of a new work for violin and orchestra by Harrison Birtwistle,
Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2, and Mozart’s Rondo for Violin and Orchestra
in C Major. The following evening, Wednesday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m., the BSO
is joined by pianist Maurizio Pollini for a program to include
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto and
Variations for Orchestra, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter.”
The orchestra and Maestro Levine conclude their three concerts on Thursday,
March 17 at 8:00 p.m. performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. In addition, on
March 17, a pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. with Marilyn McCoy,
Adjunct Professor of Music at Columbia University.
Alina Ibragimova gives her New York recital debut on Friday, March 18
at 7:30 p.m. with pianist Cédric Tiberghien performing Debussy’s
Sonata for Violin and Piano, Guillaume Lekeu’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in
G Major, Szymanowski’s Mythes for Violin and Piano, and Ravel’s Sonata
for Violin and Piano. After this concert ticketholders are invited to mix and
mingle, and have an after-concert drink (first one is complimentary of
Carnegie Hall) in the Jacobs Room as part of Carnegie Hall’s Salon Encores
Friday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Yefim Bronfman performs a
recital that will include Haydn’s Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50; Schumann’s
Humoreske in B-flat Major; and Chopin’s Twelve Etudes.
Hall’s WFUV Live at Zankel series continues on Saturday, March 19 at
10:00 p.m. with a concert featuring the British folk legend, guitarist, and
songwriter Richard Thompson. Beginning at 9:00 p.m., as part of
Carnegie Hall’s Late Night at Zankel Hall series, the first 200
concert-goers to arrive will receive a complimentary drink, courtesy of
Carnegie Hall, and are invited to enjoy a laid-back pre-concert experience in
the Zankel Hall lounge.
Grammy Award-nominated singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the Great
American Songbook Michael Feinstein continues his annual Carnegie Hall
series, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein on Tuesday, March 22 at
Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m., Gal Costa—known by many as the
reigning figure in Brazilian pop music for the last 30 years—brings her
signature tropicália style to Carnegie Hall. Costa rose to prominence among
fellow “tropicalistas” Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Jorge Ben. Her most recent
album, Hoje, was released in 2005.
Director Peter Oundjian leads the Toronto Symphony on Saturday,
March 26 at 8:00 p.m. with a program including Britten’s Four Sea Interludes
from Peter Grimes, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor featuring
Itzhak Perlman, John Estacio’s Frenergy, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s
Symphony No. 4.
Maurizio Pollini presents a solo recital on Sunday, March 27 at 3:00
p.m. performing J.S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I.
Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m., soprano Jessica Rivera and pianist Molly
Morkoski are joined by the MEME Ensemble and conductor Donato
Cabrera for the world premiere of Mark Grey’s Atash Sorushan (Fire
Angels) for Soprano, Piano and Chamber Orchestra (co-commissioned by
Carnegie Hall) with original libretto by Niloufar Talebi. Also on the program
is Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées and Schumann’s Frauenliebe und
Baritone Kelly Markgraf has been added to the Ensemble ACJW
concert with conductor David Robertson on Thursday, March 31 at 7:30
p.m. along with previously announced soprano Deanna Breiwick, tenors Paul
Appleby and Jeffrey Hill, bass-baritone Shenyang, and
additional soloists from the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist
Development Program and Juilliard Opera for a program featuring
the New York premiere of Berio’s Vor, während, nach, Zaide and
Mozart’s Zaide (Das Serail).
: Stern Auditorium/Perelman
Stage ZH : Zankel Hall WRH : Weill
Recital HallPH : Paul HallFor complete concert information, please click here.
JapanNYC Lead Sponsors are Epson Corporation;
Mizuho Securities USA Inc.; Nomura Holding America Inc. and Nomura America
Foundation; Kotaro ONO, The Chairman of The ONO Group; ROHM Co., Ltd. and
Rohm Music Foundation; Sony Corporation; and Yoko Nagae Ceschina.
Supporting Sponsors are Deloitte LLP; Mitsubishi International Corporation;
Suntory Holdings Limited and Suntory Hall; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Limited; Toshiba Corporation; and Toyota.
With additional funding from Aladdin Capital Holdings LLC; Asian Cultural
Council; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; GWFF USA Inc.; ITOCHU
International Inc.; J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and
Industry of New York; Kawasaki Good Times Foundation; The NY Mets Foundation;
Nihon Unisys, Ltd.; Nippon Express Foundation, Inc.; Nippon Life Insurance
Company; Hiroko Onoyama and Ken Sugawara; Seiko Instruments Inc.; Subaru of
America, Inc.; and Sumitomo Corporation of America Foundation.
With special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of Japan; the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan; Japan
Tourism Agency; Japan National Tourism Organization; the Japan Foundation;
and the Consulate-General of Japan in New York.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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