CARNEGIE HALL DECEMBER 2010 HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATES
Musicians 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 December:
Music 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.
On 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.
Conductor 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 Minor, “Scottish.”
Mezzo-soprano 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.
ENSEMBLE ADDITION: 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 holders.
On 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.
Various New York Venues
This 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 events include:
Ongoing JapanNYC events in December include:
Check carnegiehall.org/japannyc for a complete schedule of festival events at Carnegie Hall and partner organizations around New York City.
On 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.
On 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."
SA/PS : 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. Continental Airlines is the Official Airline of Carnegie Hall.
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