CARNEGIE HALL JANUARY 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATES
The program has been announced for soprano Renée Fleming’s solo
recital on Tuesday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m. with pianist Hartmut Höll.
It includes songs by Schoenberg, Alexander Zemlinsky, Erich Korngold, Brad
Mehldau, and Richard Strauss.
Hall’s Family Concert series continues on Sunday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m.
with Ensemble ACJW, featuring alumni musicians of The Academy—a
program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute
in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. The musicians
will explore the wide and wonderful world of music, guiding families to help
answer the big musical question, “How is nature musical?” Pre-concert
activities take place one hour before the performance.
ACJW also performs at Juilliard’s Paul
Hall on Tuesday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m. with a program featuring Wuorinen’s Spinoff,
Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Harrison’s Varied Trio, and
Piazzolla’s Las cuatro estaciones porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos
Horne brings The Song
Continues…2011—a series of workshops dedicated to the art of vocal
recital—to Carnegie Hall in January 2011. This marks the first year that
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute will present The Song Continues…
with Marilyn Horne serving as Artistic Advisor, after many years of being
presented in partnership with The Marilyn Horne Foundation. January 2011
Jonathan Biss performs his first solo recital in Stern
Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Friday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. On the program
is the New York premiere of Bernard Rands’s Three Pieces for Piano as well as
Janácek’s Sonata 1.X.1905, From the Street; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 23
in F Minor, "Appassionata;" and Schumann’s Fantasy in C Major.
Saturday, January 22 at 10:00 p.m., Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge
Drexler performs a distinctive combination of traditional Uruguayan
music, bossa nova, pop, and electronica. Drexler’s songs often encompass
themes of love, identity, race, and religion as with his composition “Al otro
lado del rio” from the soundtrack of the 2004 film The Motorcycle Diaries,
which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.NEW: In Carnegie Hall’s new “Late Nights at Zankel” offer, Zankel
Hall’s doors will open an hour before this and all other Zankel Hall concerts
beginning after 9:00 p.m. this season. The first 200 concert-goers to arrive
will receive a complimentary drink and the chance to meet other music
enthusiasts in a laid-back atmosphere.
Director James Levine leads The MET Orchestra in the first of
three Carnegie Hall concerts this season on Sunday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m.
with a program of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde featuring
mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and tenor Simon O'Neill as well
as Mozart’s Serenade in D Major, "Posthorn."
Mehldau—the acclaimed jazz pianist,
composer, and holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair for
Carnegie Hall’s 2010–2011 season—continues his residency on Wednesday,
January 26 at 7:30 p.m. with a solo recital of original compositions
interspersed with favorite classical works by Bach, Brahms, and Fauré.
San Miguel 5—with guitarist Gil Gutierrez, violinist Charlie
Bisharat, percussionist Jimmy Branley, and bassist Kevin Thomas—have
been added to the lineup for The New York Pops’ program, Doc
Severinsen’s El Ritmo de la Vida, on Friday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Music Director Steven Reineke leads the Pops in a performance that features
former Tonight Show bandleader and trumpeter Doc Severinsen in a
program of Argentine tango, Spanish flamenco, and gypsy jazz.
2011, Carnegie Hall celebrates the 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt’s birth,
beginning with a Discovery Day that explores the life and work of this
legendary composer through panel discussions, talks, and performances on Saturday,
January 29 at 1:00 p.m. Participants include leading Liszt scholar and
biographer Alan Walker, Director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall
Jeremy Geffen, pianist Gregory DeTurck, and others to be
Sunday, January 30 at 5:00 p.m., Artistic Director James Levine and The
MET Chamber Ensemble perform their second and final Carnegie Hall concert
this season with a program featuring Brahms’s Serenade No. 2 in A Major, as
well as music by three iconic 20th century American composers: Leon
Kirchner’s Music for Twelve; George Perle’s Serenade No. 1 for Viola
and Chamber Ensemble; and Lukas Foss’s Time Cycle for soprano,
clarinet, cello, percussion, and piano-celesta with guest artist, soprano Jo
new music ensemble eighth blackbird performs on Monday, January 31 at
7:30 p.m. with a program including Missy Mazzoli’s Still Life with
Avalanche; Pierre Boulez’s Dérive 1; Philip Glass’s Music in
Similar Motion, Philippe Hurel’s …à mesure; Thomas Adès’s Catch;
and Stephen Hartke’s Meanwhile, Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays.
: Stern Auditorium/Perelman
Stage ZH : Zankel Hall WRH : Weill
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