CARNEGIE HALL FEBRUARY 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATES
On Wednesday, February 2 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs an all-Liszt recital as part of Carnegie Hall’s celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Franz Liszt.
The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst bring two programs to Carnegie Hall this February. The orchestra’s program on Friday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m. includes the New York premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Woven Dreams along with Debussy’s Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben. The following evening, Saturday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m., soloist Pierre-Laurent Aimard joins Mr. Welser- Möst and the orchestra in Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor on a program that also includes Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser and Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta.
Ensemble ACJW continues its 2010–2011 season with the world premiere of a new work titled Steampunk by composer David Bruce, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, as well as Janácek’s Mládí and Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major. The program is performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on Monday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. as well as at Skidmore College’s Filene Recital Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY, on Friday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall’s Shape of Jazz series continues on Wednesday, February 9 at 8:30 p.m. with dynamic husband-and-wife jazz piano powerhouses Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes making their New York City concert debut together with an evening of jazz and American popular song.
On Friday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m., baritone Edward Parks, a past Marilyn Horne Foundation vocalist, and pianist Ken Noda perform Schubert’s complete Winterreise song cycle.
Pianist Mitsuko Uchida returns to Carnegie Hall on Friday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. with a program including Beethoven’s Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze, as well as Chopin’s Prelude in C-sharp Minor and Sonata No. 3 in B Minor.
Carnegie Hall celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop, originally led by the late Robert Shaw. This year, Robert Spano, Shaw’s successor as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, leads the culminating performance of Berlioz’s Requiem on Sunday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m. The weeklong workshop that precedes the concert, presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, gathers choral professionals from around the world for intense study and rehearsal of choral masterworks; this year with choral preparation by Norman Mackenzie, longtime choral director of the ASO. Spano conducts the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and tenor Thomas Cooley in the final performance. This year, as part of the anniversary celebration, the performance will also feature high school choirs from Carnegie Hall’s National High School Choral Festival.
Pianist Jeremy Denk performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Books I and II of Ligeti’s Études on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman returns to Zankel Hall on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. with pianist Justus Zeyen for a program titled Nights and Dreams featuring works by Mozart, Schubert, Duparc, Turina, R. Strauss, and Berg, among others. The program is based on Ms. Brueggergosman’s Deutsche Grammophon recording of the same name with repertoire selected, in her words, for its “soulful depth, variety, and beauty.”
Twenty-year-old Norwegian trumpet virtuoso Tine Thing Helseth makes her New York recital debut with pianist Håvard Gimse on Friday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. performing the US premiere of a new work by Rolf Wallin as well as music by Martinů, Enescu, Hindemith, Grieg, and De Falla.
On Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m., acclaimed jazz pianist Brad Mehldau continues his Carnegie Hall residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair, performing a recital with mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. The program features the New York premiere of an expanded version of Mehldau’s Love Songs (commissioned by Carnegie Hall), as well as vocal works by Brahms, Fauré, Ferré, Lennon and McCartney, Sibelius, Strauss, and others.
PROGRAM UPDATE: The complete program has been announced for baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky and pianist Ivari Ilja’s recital on Monday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.; the duo will perform works by Fauré, Taneyev, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky. For complete program details, click the link above.
On Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m., the early music male vocal quartet Orlando Consort perform a program entitled FOOD, WINE & SONG Music and Feasting in Medieval and Early Renaissance Europe with works by Adam de la Halle, Guillaume De Machaut, Richard Smert, and Heinrich Isaac, among others. This program is based on its Harmonia Mundi album of the same name.
Singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein kicks off his annual three-concert series Standard Time with Michael Feinstein on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. Program details are to be announced.
Italian early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico and conductor Giovanni Antonini perform works by Castello, Merula, Buonamente, Legrenzi, Galuppi, and Vivaldi on Thursday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
On Friday, February 25 at 10:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents a concert by Nassima—a vocalist who specializes in the Arab Andalusian music of Algeria.
Carnegie Hall’s Family Concert series continues on Sunday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m. with a Carnegie Hall Family Sing featuring the Young People’s Chorus of New York City led by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez. Pre-concert activities for this family concert begin one hour before the performance and are free to all ticket holders.
Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra return to Carnegie Hall on Monday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. with a program featuring Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major with Lisa Batiashvili and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 6 in D Minor and Symphony 7 in C Major.
SA/PS : Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage ZH : Zankel Hall WRH : Weill Recital HallHFLCH : Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall at Skidmore College For complete concert information, please click here.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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