CARNEGIE HALL FEBRUARY 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATES
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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