CARNEGIEHALL MARCH 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATES
SPECIAL NOTE: Updated start time: Carnegie Hall’s 120th Anniversary Gala Concert willnow take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. For complete informationon this performance featuring the New York Philharmonic and MusicDirector Alan Gilbert, violinist Gil Shaham, cellist Yo-Yo Ma,pianist Emanuel Ax, and vocalist Audra McDonald, click the linkabove.
On 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 Minor.
The 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."
Following 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.
Program Update: 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.
On 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.
Mezzo-soprano 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 Chiara.
On 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.
The 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 Juilliard School.
As 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.
Artist Update: 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, "Trout."
On 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.
On 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.
The 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 Olivo.
On 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.
Various New York Venues
This 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:
Ongoing JapanNYC events in March and April:
Check carnegiehall.org/japannyc for a complete schedule of festival events at Carnegie Hall and partner organizations around New York City.
Music 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.
Violinist 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 series.
On 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.
Carnegie 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.
Five-time 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 7:30 p.m.
On 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.
Music 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.
Pianist 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.
On 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 -leben.
Artist Update: 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).
SA/PS : Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage ZH : Zankel Hall WRH : Weill Recital HallPH : Paul HallFor complete concert information, please click here.
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