Orchestra of Great Britain—a virtuosic singing and strumming
musical ensemble featuring performers on ukuleles of many different
registers—performs on Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. In the 25 years since
the group’s inception, its repertoire has ranged from Tchaikovsky and
Beethoven to swinging jazz numbers, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Who.
The Brentano String Quartet
performs the New York premiere of Stephen Hartke’s Night Songs for a Desert Flower
(co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall) on Wednesday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. on a
program that also includes Beethoven’s String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op.
131; and Haydn’s String Quartet in F Major.
The Saint Paul Chamber
will give a pre-concert performance of Shostakovich’s
Chamber Symphony in F Major on Tuesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m., preceding
jazz pianist Brad
Mehldau’s New York premiere of his composition Highway Rider at 8:30
p.m. Mehldau—holder of Carnegie Hall’s 2010–2011 Richard and Barbara Debs
Composer’s Chair—is joined by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra under the
direction of Scott Yoo,
Redman, percussionists Jeff
Ballard and Matt
Chamberlain, and bassist Larry Grenadier.
Members of the Canadian
Brass will now join Ensemble
ACJW on Wednesday, November 10 at 8:00 p.m. at Juilliard’s
Paul Hall with a program featuring Monteverdi’s Music from Orfeo (arr. Peter
Knudsvig); Elliott Carter’s Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord;
and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, "Archduke."
Composer, bandleader, and Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist Chris Potter has
been called one of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet.
He performs on Wednesday, November 10 at 9:30 p.m. with his band, Underground, featuring
guitarist Adam Rogers,
Taborn, and drummer Nate
Kidjo returns to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, November 11 at
8:00 p.m. for The Sound of
the Drum—a performance which celebrates the beauty and diversity
of her music’s African roots, and retraces the various incarnations of drums
throughout the Americas. Special guests include singers Youssou N’Dour, Omara Portuondo, and
On Friday, November
12 at 7:30 p.m., tenor Nicholas
Phan performs a recital with pianist Myra Huang with
songs by Purcell and Britten.
A pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. with Thomas
Cabaniss, a composer and Juilliard School faculty member, has
been added to the New
York Philharmonic’s concert on Friday, November 12 at 8:00
p.m. The orchestra appears at Carnegie Hall under Music Director Alan Gilbert with
featured in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. After intermission, the orchestra
and Mr. Gilbert perform John Adams’s contemporary classic, Harmonielehre, which was
premiered 25 years ago.
On Friday, November
12 at 8:30 p.m. the trio Ghazal—featuring
Shujaat Husain Kahn
(sitar), Kayhan Kalhor
(kamancheh), and Samir
Chatterjee (tabla)—brings together the closely related
musical traditions of Indian and Persian improvisation.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
and Music Director Marin
Alsop make the first of two appearances at Carnegie Hall on Saturday,
November 13 at 8:00 p.m., joined by pianist Simon Trpčeski for Prokofiev’s Piano
Concerto No. 3, on a program that also includes Mahler’s orchestration of
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica;”and Barber’s Second Essay for Orchestra,
Choirs from Bayside
High School, Edward
R. Murrow High School, Fordham
High School for the Arts, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, Songs of Solomon,
and Urban Assembly
School for the Performing Arts will perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
and Music Director Marin
Alsop in their second program, Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel
Messiah, at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, November 14 at 4:00
p.m. This program is part of a collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music
Institute in which, over several months, hundreds of New York City high
school chorus students have rehearsed the work for the opportunity to perform
with the orchestra and Ms. Alsop at Carnegie Hall. Too Hot to Handel blends
Handel’s classic oratorio with jazz, gospel, rock, and R&B.
Select students have also had the opportunity to work with professional
composers to create their own choral anthems based on the themes explored in Too Hot to Handel. The
new works will be premiered in Zankel Hall on Sunday, November 21 at 3:00
p.m. along with excerpts from Too
Hot to Handel.
November 13 at 10:00 p.m., experimental pop music duo The Books, featuring
Zammuto and cellist Paul
de Jong, offers its signature mix of electronica, folk, and
acoustic music with samples of video, sounds, and speech. Zammuto and de
Jong, whose fourth album The
Way Out was released in July, say, “We do all of our own sample
collecting, composing, writing, recording, mixing, and mastering in our home
studios using PCs running cheap software and ragtag equipment that we've
pieced together over the years. What you hear on our records is exactly how
it left our hands, with no producer, engineers, or sweetening in between.”
November 16 at 7:30 p.m., the up-and-coming young pianist David Fray makes his
New York recital debut performing works by Schubert and Bach.
The complete program—of works by Schumann, Finzi, and Poulenc—has been
announced for bass-baritone Bryn
Terfel’s recital with pianist Malcolm Martineau, on Wednesday,
November 17 at 8:00 p.m.
November 18 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Murray
Perahia performs a recital with a program to be announced.
The Miami String Quartet
performs Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major, Pēteris Vasks’s String Quartet
No. 3, and Schumann’s String Quartet in A Major on Friday, November 19 at
Guest artists Kate
Lazar, and Christiane
Noll will join Music Director Steven Reineke and The New York Pops on
Friday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. as the orchestra continues its Carnegie Hall
season with a Stephen
Sondheim 80th Birthday Celebration honoring the Academy-
and Tony-Award winning composer and lyricist who penned music and lyrics for
such musicals as A Little
Night Music, Sweeney
Todd, and A
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. They will be joined
by Essential Voices
USA under Music Director and Conductor Judith Clurman with
additional special guests to be announced.
Zukerman and pianist Yefim
Bronfman return to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 20 at
8:00 p.m. for a duo recital of Mozart’s Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major,
Beethoven’s Violin Sonata in F Major “Spring,” and Brahms’s Viola Sonata in
E-flat Major, No. 2.
SA/PS : Stern
Auditorium/Perelman Stage ZH : Zankel Hall WRH : Weill Recital
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