CARNEGIE HALL DECEMBER 2010 HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATES
from Norway’s annual Risør Chamber Music Festival—including the
festival’s co-artistic directors, pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and violist
Lars Anders Tomter—spend four nights performing at Carnegie Hall in
Director George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra
continue their Orchestra Underground series of new music on Friday,
December 3 at 7:30 p.m. with the world premieres of Douglas Cuomo’s Black
Diamond Express to Hell—featuring cellist Maya Beiser—as well as
Christopher Trapani’s Westering, Jerome Kitzke’s The Fire at 4 a.m.,
and Ryan Francis’s Highline. Also on the program is Charles Ives’s Central
Park in the Dark.
Wednesday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard
performs a recital including Messiaen’s Préludes, Ravel’s Miroirs,
and—at the close of the Chopin bicentennial year—Chopin’s Barcarolle in
F-sharp Major, Op. 60, and Scherzo No. 2.
Edo de Waart leads the Orchestra of St. Luke’s on Thursday,
December 9 at 8:00 p.m. with a program including Liszt’s The Black Gondola
(orchestrated by John Adams), Berg’s Seven Early Songs featuring
mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A
Christianne Stotijn and pianist Joseph Breinl perform a recital
of songs by Grieg, Brahms, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rachmaninoff
on Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Camp Broadway Chorus and Music Director Amy Burgess will join The
New York Pops on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11 at 8:00 p.m. for
a concert titled Celebrate the Holidays with Brian Stokes Mitchell!
The program features celebrated singer and Broadway star Brian Stokes
Mitchell performing with the orchestra under the direction of Music
Director Stephen Reineke along with the choral ensemble Essential
Voices USA directed by Judith Clurman.ARTIST ADDITIONS:Mitchell Kilby (The Grinch), Elena Zahlmann (Max the Dog), Izzy
Hanson-Johnston (Cindy Lou-Who), Children from the New York Theatre
Ballet with Founder and Artistic Director Diana Byer,
choreographer Liza Gennaro, and costume consultant Carmina de Dios
will join the New York Pops and Mr. Reineke on Saturday, December 11 at 2:00
p.m. for a special holiday Carnegie Hall Family Concert featuring a concert
version of the beloved children’s tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,
as well as other holiday favorites. Pre-concert activities for this family
concert begin one hour before the performance and are free to all ticket
Saturday, December 11 at 10:00 p.m., the singer, guitarist, and songwriter Martin
Sexton—hailed for his vocal range and improvisational skills—presents a
solo show in Zankel Hall as part of the WFUV Live in Zankel series.
New York Venues
December, Carnegie Hall launches JapanNYC, an ambitious
two-part citywide festival, led by Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa,
inviting audiences to explore the incredible diversity of Japanese arts and
culture with more than 65 performances and events at Carnegie Hall and New
York City partner venues in December 2010 and March–April 2011. December
JapanNYC events in December include:
for a complete schedule of festival events at Carnegie Hall and partner
organizations around New York City.
Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m., Sir Simon Rattle leads Ensemble
ACJW and violinist Christian Tetzlaff—as part of Mr. Tetzlaff’s
season-long Perspectives series—in Ligeti’s Violin Concerto, and
Strauss’s Metamorphosen: A Study for 23 Strings. Soprano Barbara
Hannigan also joins the ensemble and Mr. Rattle for Ligeti’s Mysteries
of the Macabre and Rameau’s Suite from Les Boréades.
Friday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m., conductor Jaime Laredo and the New
York String Orchestra perform Mozart’s Overture to Così fan tutte
and Symphony No. 31 in D Major "Paris," as well as Mendelssohn’s
Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings in D Minor featuring violinist Jennifer
Koh and pianist Benjamin Hochman. Mr. Laredo and the orchestra
return on Tuesday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m., joined by violinist Daniel
Hope, cellist Paul Watkins, flutist Tara Helen O'Connor,
oboist Ariana Ghez, and trumpeter David Washburn for a program
including Barber’s Capricorn Concerto, Brahms’s Double Concerto in A
Minor, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, "Eroica."
: Stern Auditorium/Perelman
Stage ZH : Zankel Hall WRH : Weill
Recital 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
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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