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The internationally acclaimed Ukulele 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 and Haydn’s String Quartet in F Major.
Acclaimed jazz pianist and holder of the 2010–2011 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, Brad Mehldau begins his four-concert residency on Tuesday, November 9 at 8:30 p.m. with the live New York premiere of his composition Highway Rider. Mehldau is joined by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Scott Yoo; and by saxophonist, Joshua Redman; percussionists, Jeff Ballard and Matt Chamberlain; and bassist, Larry Grenadier.
On Wednesday, November 10 at 8:00 p.m., Ensemble ACJW performs 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, keyboardist Craig Taborn, and drummer Nate Smith.
Dynamic Beninese singer-songwriter Angelique 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 Dianne Reeves, among others.
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.
The New York Philharmonic appears at Carnegie Hall under Music Director Alan Gilbert on Friday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. with violinist Midori in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, as well as John Adams’s contemporary classic Harmonielehre, which was premiered 25 years ago. A pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m.
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.
Music Director Marin Alsop brings her program Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Carnegie Hall on Sunday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m. as part of a collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Over several months, hundreds of New York City high school chorus students will rehearse the work 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. Some participating students also will have the opportunity to work with professional composers to create their own choral anthems based on the themes explored in the work, to premiere in Zankel Hall on Sunday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m. In addition to Too Hot to Handel, the orchestra and Ms. Alsop perform 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.”
On Saturday, November 13 at 10:00 p.m., experimental pop music duo The Books, featuring guitarist/vocalist Nick 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, have said, “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.”
On Tuesday, 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.
Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel appears in recital with pianist Malcolm Martineau on Wednesday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m. with program details to be announced.
On Thursday November 18 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Murray Perahia performs a recital including works by Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms.
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 7:30 p.m.
On Friday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m., Music Director Steven Reineke and The New York Pops continue their 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. The orchestra will be joined by Essential Voices USA under Music Director and Conductor Judith Clurman with additional guest artists to be announced.
Violinist and violist Pinchas 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 HallPH : Paul HallFor complete concert information, please click here.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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