—PERSPECTIVES:CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF—VIOLINIST CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF KICKS OFF SEASON-LONGPERSPECTIVES SERIES ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28WITH THE ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’SSeries Showcases Mr. Tetzlaff’s Musical Versatility asOrchestral Soloist, Chamber Musician, Recitalist, and TeacherSeries Culminates in Spring 2011 Workshop for Violin-Piano Duos
German violinist Christian Tetzlaff kicks off hisadventurous and extensive six-event Perspectives series on Thursday,October 28 at 8:00 p.m., leading the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in SternAuditorium/Perelman Stage. In his debut with the orchestra, Mr. Tetzlaff leadsand performs in four works. Mr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectives series continuesthroughout the 2010–2011 season, with programs exemplifying his versatility asboth a soloist and a chamber musician, with the violinist performing 12additional works—from classical to contemporary—in a variety of settings.In December, Mr. Tetzlaff appears with Ensemble ACJW and conductor SirSimon Rattle as soloist and concertmaster. In March 2011, he will join the BostonSymphony Orchestra and Music Director James Levine to perform allthree works on the program, including the New York premiere of a new work byHarrison Birtwistle. Mr. Tetzlaff closes his Perspectives by focusing onchamber music, appearing with his group the Tetzlaff Quartet in Aprilbefore joining violinist Antje Weithaas for a duo recital in May. Healso leads his first Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop, presented bythe Weill Music Institute, focusing on violin-piano duos and including publicmaster classes and two culminating performances by the participants.A notable feature of Mr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectives is the opportunity tohear music by composers representing many different styles. According to him,“When I was very young, I was obsessed with composers. Don’t ask me why. I hadbooks on them… And I really read and re-read about them. It still fascinatesme. I find it to be the most amazing achievement in human history, that we canactually channel emotions into sound without direct explanation. In literature,it seems to be more understandable that we can follow another spirit soclosely. I find music to be the ultimate alchemistic experiment, and it hasworked. It’s still fascinating for me. So now, I don’t think I have to readspecific letters about specific pieces all the time, but just be aware of thetime frame and how they played at the time. We could know, actually, much morethan most of us do. It’s so surprising.”October 28: Christian Tetzlaff Leads Orchestra of St. Luke’sPerspectives: Christian Tetzlaff commences on Thursday, October 28 at8:00 p.m., with Mr. Tetzlaff in his debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.From the concertmaster chair, he leads the orchestra in Schoenberg’s VerklärteNacht and Haydn’s Symphony No. 80 in D Minor, as well as being the featuredsoloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major and Sibelius’s Suite forViolin and Strings.December 19: Christian Tetzlaff Joins Sir Simon Rattle and Ensemble ACJWOn Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m., Mr. Tetzlaff joins conductor Sir SimonRattle and Ensemble ACJW in Zankel Hall as soloist in Ligeti’sViolin Concerto and as concertmaster in R. Strauss’s Metamorphosen: A Studyfor 23 Strings. Also on the program is Rameau’s Suite from Les Boréadesand Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre (featuring soprano BarbaraHannigan).March 15: Christian Tetzlaff Is Soloist with Boston Symphony Orchestra onEntire ProgramMr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectives series continues the following spring on Tuesday,March 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, with the violinistperforming as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and MusicDirector James Levine on all three of the program’s works: Mozart’sRondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2, andthe New York premiere of a new work for violin and orchestra by HarrisonBirtwistle.April 10: Tetzlaff QuartetThe following month, on Sunday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Tetzlaff Quartet,returns to Zankel Hall performing Haydn’s String Quartet in G Minor,Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A Minor, and Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 1in D Minor. The Tetzlaff Quartet, which features Mr. Tetzlaff performingalongside his sister, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, violinist ElisabethKufferath, and violist Hanna Weinmeister, last performed in ZankelHall in November 2008.May 1: Tetzlaff Performs Duo Violin Recital with Antje WeithaasMr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectives series culminates on Sunday, May 1 at 7:30p.m. in Zankel Hall with the violinist presenting a rare duo violin recitalwith Antje Weithaas. The pair will perform Leclair’s Sonata in D Major,Bartók’s Violin Duos, Bériot’s Duo Concertante in D Minor, and Ysaÿe’s Sonatafor Two Violins in A Minor.May 1–5: Tetzlaff Teaches a Professional Training WorkshopMr. Tetzlaff leads his first Professional Training Workshop for youngmusicians, presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The workshop,which runs from May 1–5, is for violin and piano duos, focusing on the music ofBach, Brahms, and Schumann. As part of the workshop there will be two youngartist concerts in Weill Recital Hall featuring Bach’s partitas and sonatas aswell as Brahms and Schumann sonatas on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday,May 5 at 7:00 p.m. Applications for the Professional Training Workshop arebeing accepted through December 1.About the ArtistChristian Tetzlaff is known for his musical integrity, technicalassurance, and intelligent, compelling interpretations. He performs and recordsa broad spectrum of repertoire, ranging from Bach’s unaccompanied sonatas andpartitas to 19th century masterworks by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Brahms; andfrom 20th century concertos by Bartók, Berg, and Shostakovich to worldpremieres of contemporary works.Mr. Tetzlaff has been in demand as a soloist with many of the world’s leadingorchestras and conductors, establishing close artistic partnerships that arerenewed season after season. He has appeared with the orchestras of Chicago,Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, andToronto, among many others; and with the major European ensembles including theBerliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, ViennaPhilharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra inAmsterdam. Also a dedicated chamber musician, he frequently collaborates withdistinguished artists and is the founder of the Tetzlaff Quartet.Mr. Tetzlaff’s highly regarded recordings reflect the breadth of his musicalinterests and include solo works, chamber music, and concertos ranging fromHaydn to Bartók. His recent recordings include the complete Bach Sonatas andPartitas for Solo Violin for the Musical Heritage and Hänssler labels, Berg’sChamber Concerto for piano, violin, and 13 wind instruments with Mitsuko Uchidaand the Ensemble Intercontemporain led by Pierre Boulez for Decca, andSchumann’s Three Piano Trios with Leif Ove Andsnes and Tanja Tetzlaff forEMI/Virgin. His upcoming recordings include Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1with the Vienna Philharmonic led by Pierre Boulez for Deutsche Grammophon; theSchumann and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestraand Paavo Järvi for Edel Classics; and Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 1 andSibelius’s Quartet with the Tetzlaff Quartet for AVI.Carnegie Hall’s PerspectivesNow in its 12th season, Carnegie Hall’s Perspectives series is anartistic initiative in which select musicians are invited to explore their ownmusical individuality and create their own personal concert series throughcollaborations with other musicians and ensembles.Previous Perspectives artists have included conductor and pianist DanielBarenboim; conductors Pierre Boulez, James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, andDavid Robertson; violinist Gidon Kremer; cellist Yo-Yo Ma; pianistsPierre-Laurent Aimard, Leif Ove Andsnes, Martha Argerich, Emanuel Ax, MaurizioPollini, Peter Serkin, and Mitsuko Uchida; soprano Dawn Upshaw; bass-baritoneThomas Quasthoff; the Emerson String Quartet; the Kronos Quartet; Senegalesevocalist Youssou N’Dour; Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso; Indianclassical tabla player Zakir Hussain; and experimental rocker David Byrne. Thisspring 2011, singer/songwriter James Taylor will also present a five-concert Perspectivesseries.Program InformationThursday, October 28, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.Stern Auditorium/Perelman StageORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'SChristian Tetzlaff, Violin and LeaderWOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4JEAN SIBELIUS Suite for Violin and StringsJOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 80 in D MinorTickets: $29, $34, $42, $56, $74, $81____________________________________Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.Zankel HallENSEMBLE ACJWFeaturing musicians of The Academy - a program of Carnegie Hall, The JuilliardSchool, and The Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York CityDepartment of EducationSir Simon Rattle, ConductorChristian Tetzlaff, ViolinBarbara Hannigan, SopranoJEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Suite from Les BoréadesGYÖRGY LIGETI Violin ConcertoGYÖRGY LIGETI Mysteries of the MacabreRICHARD STRAUSS Metamorphosen: A Study for 23 StringsThe Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The WeillMusic Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education—ismade possible by a leadership gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Major funding has also been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, The Diller-vonFurstenberg Family Foundation, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The IrvingHarris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Mr. and Mrs.Lester S. Morse Jr., Judith and Burton Resnick, Susan and Elihu Rose, and ThePeter Jay Sharp Foundation, with additional support from Mr. and Mrs. NicolaBulgari, the Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald CharitableFoundation, Susan and Ed Forst, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, the Edward John NobleFoundation, The William Petschek Family, and Suki Sandler.The Academy School Partnerships benefitting NYC public school students are madepossible, in part, by Bank of America.Performances of Ensemble ACJW are made possible, in part, by public funds fromthe New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.Tickets: $38, $50____________________________________Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.Stern Auditorium/Perelman StageBOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAJames Levine, Music Director and ConductorChristian Tetzlaff, ViolinWOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, K. 373HARRISON BIRTWISTLE New Work for Violin and Orchestra (NY Premiere)BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2Sponsored by DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.Tickets: $48, $57, $73, $100, $136, $150____________________________________Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.Zankel HallTETZLAFF QUARTET Christian Tetzlaff, Violin Elisabeth Kufferath, Violin Hanna Weinmeister, Viola Tanja Tetzlaff, CelloJOSEPH HAYDN String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 20, No. 3FELIX MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13, "Ist es wahr?"ARNOLD SCHOENBERG String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 7Tickets: $52, $58____________________________________Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.Zankel HallCHRISTIAN TETZLAFF, ViolinANTJE WEITHAAS, ViolinJEAN-MARIE LECLAIR Sonata in D Major, Op. 3, No. 6BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Duos, BB 104 Harvest Song, No. 33 Serbian Dance, No. 39 Song, No. 20 Wedding Song, No. 23 Mosquito Dance, No. 22 Romanian Dance, No. 40CHARLES-AUGUSTE DE BÉRIOT Duo Concertante in D Minor, Op. 57, No. 1BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Duos, BB 104 Transylvanian Dance, No. 44 Fairy Tale, No. 19 Burlesque, No. 16 Sorrow, No. 28 Pizzicato, No. 43 Bagpipes, No. 36 New Year’s Greeting I, No. 21 Arabian Song, No. 42EUGÈNE YSAŸE Sonata for Two Violins in A MinorTickets: $52, $58____________________________________Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.Weill Recital HallCHRISTIAN TETZLAFF YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERTProfessional Training Workshops are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs.Nicola Bulgari and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwideaudience, in part, by the US Department of Education and by an endowment grantfrom the Citi Foundation.Tickets: $15Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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