CARNEGIE HALL ANNOUNCES 2010–2011SEASONJapanNYC A Two-Part Citywide Festival Led ByArtistic Director Seiji Ozawa,Exploring Japan’s Arts and Culture with Events inDecember 2010 and Spring 2011 Perspectives: James Taylor Singer/Songwriter PresentsFour-Concert Residency,Sharing Early Influences and Tracing His Evolution as an Artist Perspectives: Christian Tetzlaff Acclaimed Violinist Performs WideArray of Music in Six Events,Showcasing His Versatility as Soloist, Chamber Musician, and Educator Debs Composer’s Chair: Brad Mehldau Innovative Pianist/Composer BecomesFirst Jazz Artist to Hold Debs Chair;Season-Long Residency Explores Relationship between Improvisation andComposition__________________________2010–2011 Season Opens with Four Concerts by theVienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted byNikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustavo DudamelMusicians from Norway’s Risør Chamber Music Festival Bring Four Programs toCarnegie Hall, Led by Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and Violist Lars Anders Tomter120th Anniversary Celebrated with Two Gala Concerts in Spring 2011:James Taylor Pays Tribute to Carnegie Hall’s History; andNew York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax,Gil Shaham, and Audra McDonald Perform on May 5 AnniversaryPrograms of the Weill Music Institute and The Academy Flourish, withHighlights Including: New Choral Project for Hundreds of NYC High SchoolStudents Led by Marin Alsop; 20th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Choral Workshopwith Robert Spano and Norman Mackenzie; and Ensemble ACJW ConcertsConducted by Sir Simon Rattle and David Robertson
(NEW YORK)—Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director,today announced Carnegie Hall’s 2010–2011 season, consisting of 180performances and extensive educational programs, featuring collaborations withmany of the world’s greatest musicians and ensembles from the worlds ofclassical, pop, jazz, and world music, with concerts presented on CarnegieHall’s three stages and throughout New York City. A major highlight of CarnegieHall’s new season will be JapanNYC, an ambitious two-partcitywide festival, led by Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa, exploring theincredible diversity of Japan’s arts and culture with more than 40 events atCarnegie Hall and New York partner institutions in December 2010 and spring2011.Mr. Gillinson also announced extended Carnegie Hall residencies by a number ofacclaimed artists, representing different musical genres, including two new Perspectivesseries of artist-curated programs with singer/songwriter James Taylorand with renowned violinist Christian Tetzlaff, and a season-longresidency by composer/pianist Brad Mehldau as holder of the Richard andBarbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall—the first jazz artist to holdthis position since it was established in 1995. Among other major highlights:Musicians from Norway’s Risør Chamber Music Festival will give fourperformances at Carnegie Hall next season, led by festival co-artisticdirectors, pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and violist Lars Anders Tomter.“Collaboration is at the heart of our programming philosophy for the 2010–2011season,” said Mr. Gillinson. “We’re focused on bringing the world’s finestartists and ensembles to Carnegie Hall’s stages, and giving them a platform onwhich to express themselves, developing interesting programs that stimulate,engage, and delight audiences. Through creative partnerships with other leadingcultural institutions, community partners, and educators, we seek to reach evenfurther, finding new ways to spark the curiosity of arts-lovers and workingtirelessly to ensure that people have access to great music of all genres as partof their daily lives. Whether it’s through our citywide festival, fascinating Perspectivesseries with extraordinary artists, adventurous programs at Carnegie Hall andcommunity venues, or creative learning projects and educational programs in theschools, we hope that this season encourages people to stretch and expand theirmusical horizons. How wonderful that 120 years after its doors first opened, wecelebrate that Carnegie Hall not only continues to be the home of the best inmusic, but also an alive and vital place for all to enjoy.”Highlights OverviewCarnegie Hall launches its 2010–2011 season on September 29 with a galaall-Beethoven concert featuring the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra andconductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Pianist Lang Lang joins theorchestra on Opening Night for a program that includes Beethoven’s PianoConcerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 7. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra willperform three additional concerts during Carnegie Hall’s opening week,appearing once more under the direction of Mr. Harnoncourt and twice under thebaton of Gustavo Dudamel. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins the orchestra assoloist for the week’s fourth and final concert.Carnegie Hall first opened its doors on May 5, 1891. The Hall will celebrateits 120th anniversary with gala concerts on April 12 by James Taylorpaying tribute to Carnegie Hall’s history, followed on May 5 by the New YorkPhilharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert, vocalist AudraMcDonald, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Gil Shaham, and pianistEmanuel Ax, performing a program of Beethoven, Dvorák, Ellington, andGershwin. The concert will be recorded by Thirteen/WNET for later nationalbroadcast on the PBS television series Great Performances. Between its September opening night and spring anniversary celebrations,Carnegie Hall presents a wide variety of programming with some of the finestclassical, jazz, pop, and world music artists, including a number of specialprojects and residencies. Carnegie Hall’s ambitious two-part citywide festival JapanNYC—withover 40 performances and events in December 2010 and March–April 2011—exploresthe world of Japan today, where artists embrace their country’s uniqueaesthetic sensibilities while continually revitalizing its cultural landscape. JapanNYCis led by Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa, who conducts cornerstonefestival performances by two major ensembles he founded, the Saito KinenOrchestra and the Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku (Seiji Ozawa Music AcademyOrchestra). The festival features some of the country’s great classical musicartists, as well as Noh theater, Taiko drumming, manga and calligraphy, dance,art exhibitions, jazz, and traditional Japanese musical performances, withevents extending throughout New York City through partnerships with fourteen localcultural institutions. Looking beyond New York City, Carnegie Hall is pleasedto continue its partnership with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County witha new West Coast festival: JapanOC. Thanks to the generoussupport of South Coast Plaza, this collaboration will bring programming from JapanNYCto Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, and otherprestigious Southern California institutions from October 2010 through April2011.Major highlights of Carnegie Hall’s season include two Perspectivesseries of artist-curated programs by singer/songwriter James Taylor andviolinist Christian Tetzlaff, with Mr. Taylor presenting a four-concertresidency celebrating the songs that have made him an American icon, and Mr.Tetzlaff performing in programs showcasing his versatility as a soloist,chamber musician, and educator; and the appointment of composer/pianist BradMehldau to the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at CarnegieHall—the first jazz artist named to this position—with a season-long residencyfeaturing premieres of new music and programs devoted to Mr. Mehldau’s uniqueexploration of the space between improvisation and notated composition.Other season highlights: musicians from Norway’s acclaimed Risør ChamberMusic Festival perform four programs at Carnegie Hall; conductor RiccardoMuti makes his New York debut as the new music director of the ChicagoSymphony Orchestra in three concerts; conductor Valery Gergiev leadsa Mahler symphony cycle this season, including programs with the MariinskyOrchestra at Carnegie Hall and with the London Symphony Orchestra atLincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall (presented by Lincoln Center’s GreatPerformers series); a special Music of Steve Reich programcelebrates the composer’s 75th birthday year with an all-star lineup of today’sleading contemporary music ensembles, including Kronos Quartet, Bangon a Can All-Stars, eighth blackbird, and So Percussion andpremieres of new music by Reich; concerts by such world music stars as AngeliqueKidjo, Hugh Masekela, and Gal Costa in SternAuditorium/Perelman Stage; and Carnegie Hall commissioned-new music fromcomposers Thomas Adès, Osvaldo Golijov, Atsuhiko Gondai, StephenHartke, Christopher Rouse, Mark Grey, Jake Heggie, andEsa-Pekka Salonen.Spring for Music, a new and innovative annual festival ofconcerts by North American orchestras, presented in partnership with CarnegieHall, will make its debut in May 2011. For the inaugural festival, seven orchestrashave been selected to present one concert each at Carnegie Hall over nine daysfrom May 6–14, 2011: Albany Symphony, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Orchestresymphonique de Montréal, Oregon Symphony, Orpheus ChamberOrchestra, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Toledo Symphony.Programs will be announced in early 2011.The extensive educational activities of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute(WMI) and The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and theWeill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department ofEducation—continue to flourish, with many offerings integrated into CarnegieHall’s concert programming. Programs next season include a new creativelearning project in which hundreds of New York City high school students willbe invited to explore and perform a gospel version of Handel’s Messiah,entitled Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah, with the BaltimoreSymphony Orchestra led by its Music Director Marin Alsop; the 20thanniversary Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop led by Norman Mackenzie and RobertSpano, culminating in a Carnegie Hall performance of Berlioz’s Requiem; andadventurous concerts by Ensemble ACJW, the performing arm of TheAcademy, including programs led by Sir Simon Rattle and David Robertson.For the sixth consecutive year, Bank of America will be Carnegie Hall’sseason sponsor. “Bank of America has been a remarkable partner to CarnegieHall, and we are very grateful for their support,” said Mr. Gillinson. “Theirinvolvement ensures that we can continue to bring the world’s finest artists toCarnegie Hall, developing new and creative programming. It also helps us tosustain programs that provide access to great music, including performances atCarnegie Hall, in schools, and throughout the community.”JapanNYCJapanNYC, Carnegie Hall’s expansive two-part citywide festival,led by Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa, invites audiences to explore theincredible diversity of Japanese arts and culture with more than 40performances and events at Carnegie Hall and New York City partner venues inDecember 2010 and spring 2011. The festival will feature concerts by some ofthe country’s great classical music artists, including cornerstone festivalperformances by two ensembles founded by Mr. Ozawa—the Saito Kinen Orchestraand the Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku (Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra)—inrare overseas appearances.In addition to performances at Carnegie Hall, JapanNYC will extenditself throughout New York City, thanks to partnerships with prestigious NewYork cultural institutions and free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts atcommunity partner venues in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.In New York, JapanNYC launches in December 2010 with Maestro SeijiOzawa conducting three Carnegie Hall concerts by the Saito KinenOrchestra, resident ensemble of the prestigious annual Japanese festivalthat Mr. Ozawa founded in 1984 to honor the memory of his beloved teacher, theconductor and influential educator Hideo Saito; pianist Mitsuko Uchidajoins Saito Kinen as soloist for one performance. The festival will pay tributeto the late Toru Takemitsu, considered by many to be Japan’s greatestcomposer and also a close colleague of Mr. Ozawa’s, with a film series at FilmForum featuring movies with scores by the composer and three concerts inDecember on consecutive evenings, including a performance of his orchestralwork November Steps by the Saito Kinen Orchestra, a concert oftraditional Japanese music at Columbia University, and a Zankel Hallperformance featuring improvisations on Takemitsu’s film music, curated by thecomposer’s daughter, Maki.Surrounding these December 2010 musical performances will be a variety of fallexhibitions, workshops, and performances, including manga and calligraphyworkshops for young people, presented by The New York Public Library;theatrical performances of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, inspired byJapanese anime as part of Works & Process at the Guggenheim performed bythe Juilliard Ensemble and George Manahan with narration by IsaacMizrahi and an installation inspired by Japanese anime featuring a visualconcept by artist Rei Sato from Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki Costudio; and exhibitions of Japanese art focusing on works by renowned artist YoshitomoNara at the Asia Society, Zen master Hakuin Ekaku at Japan Society,and the great artist/designer Isamu Noguchi and his contemporaries atThe Noguchi Museum.JapanNYC returns in March and April 2011 with three weeks of eventsacross New York City, including concerts of classical, jazz, and traditionalJapanese music; contemporary theater; noh and kyogen plays; moderndance; film; and more.A major spring highlight will be the US debut of the Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku(Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra). Founded by Mr. Ozawa in 2000, theorchestra is comprised of promising young musicians who are given theopportunity to learn and perform both opera and orchestral music under thetutelage of world-class professionals. For JapanNYC, Mr. Ozawa willbring this gifted young orchestra to Carnegie Hall, presenting a concertperformance of Mozart’s opera Le nozze di Figaro and an orchestralprogram to include Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and Beethoven’s PianoConcerto No. 1 with soloist Martha Argerich.Exciting JapanNYC Carnegie Hall presentations will also include:violinist Midori in two performances—a solo recital and chamber musicprogram; a concert by the NHK Symphony Orchestra, joined by PrincipalGuest Conductor André Previn and soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa;Bach’s Mass in B Minor, performed by Japan’s premier period instrumentensemble, Bach Collegium Japan, led by its founder and Artistic DirectorMasaaki Suzuki. Also at Carnegie Hall: a Zankel Hall program featuringjazz pianist/composer Toshiko Akiyoshi; traditional Japanese folk musicwith shamisen players Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta; andthe New York recital debut of classical pianist Aimi Kobayashi.Spring 2011 JapanNYC musical highlights at partner venues will include aperformance of gagaku—traditional Japanese court music that dates backmore than 1,000 years—featuring the Columbia Gagaku Instrumental Ensembleat Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. The acclaimed Kodo Drummersperform at Avery Fisher Hall in a concert presented by Absolutely LiveEntertainment and New Audiences. The Juilliard School will present twoconcerts at Alice Tully Hall, one by the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble,performing ceremonial and ritual works by Japanese composers, and one by the NewJuilliard Ensemble, led by Music Director Joel Sachs, exploringmusic of the avant-garde after World War II.Japan Society will contribute to JapanNYC in spring 2011 withpresentations of art and artists both past and present: performances by Kashu-jukuNoh Theater, traditional Japanese theater with a 600-year history, and Bye-ByeKitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art, anexhibition featuring 16 groundbreaking Japanese visual artists.Other fascinating JapanNYC spring partner events: the annual AsianContemporary Art Week (ACAW) connects leading New York galleries andmuseums in a citywide event of public programs, exhibitions, receptions,lectures, artist conversations, performances, and more. The Baryshnikov ArtsCenter (BAC) in partnership with Asia Society will present The Wind-UpBird Chronicle, a multimedia play based on a novel by the greatJapanese writer Haruki Murakami. BAC will also partner with Danspace to presentEiko and Koma: The Retrospective Project, celebrating 30 years ofthe pioneering dancers/choreographers with film screenings, live performances,workshops, and panel discussions. In Isamu Noguchi and Martha Graham: ALegendary Collaboration, in the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, theMartha Graham Dance Company performs a program that includes three worksall featuring set designs by famed Japanese artist Isamu Noguchi.In addition to its December film series focusing on the film scores of TōruTakemitsu, Film Forum will present Japanese Divas in March, aseries of films spotlighting five legendary actresses from the golden age ofJapanese cinema, including some previously unseen in the US; and The PaleyCenter will present A Window On Japan, highlighting arts andculture through films about Japan from its collection including a SpecialFamily Screening day and a second day featuring Leonard Bernstein andthe New York Philharmonic in Japan (1962), Bejart’s Kabuki Ballet(1986), and Ode to Joy: 10,000 Voices Resound (2002).Four free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts, presented by CarnegieHall’s Weill Music Institute in partnership with community venues throughoutNew York City in the spring, will invite audiences to experience a diverserange of Japanese artists, including Taiko drumming group Soh Daiko; shamisenplayers Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta; and Line C3Percussion Group in a program of works by Tokyo-based composers and NewYork composers influenced by Japan.Extending beyond New York and following the success of its bicoastal festivalcelebrating Chinese culture in fall 2009, Carnegie Hall will continue its WestCoast partnership with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County for a secondconsecutive year. Select artists appearing in JapanNYC will also performthis season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, aspart of JapanOC, a West Coast festival presented throughout thePhilharmonic Society’s 2010–2011 season, thanks to the generous support ofSouth Coast Plaza. JapanOC will feature a variety of arts events andmusical performances, including collaborations with prominent SouthernCalifornia cultural institutions.With programming kicking off in late 2010, the festivals on both US coasts wereplanned to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the first overseas trademission from Japan to the United States and the ratification of the Treaty ofAmity and Commerce in 1860, saluting this milestone and special friendshipbetween two great nations.JapanNYC is the fifth major citywide festival to be presented byCarnegie Hall since 2007. Past festivals have included multi-disciplinarycelebrations of the city of Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, African American music,and Chinese culture. Programming for JapanNYC reflects Carnegie Hall’scommitment to presenting festivals that draw together the Hall’s programmaticand educational resources, inviting audiences to explore compelling themesacross the full spectrum of the arts.Perspectives Artists: James Taylor and Christian TetzlaffIn spring 2011, singer/songwriter James Taylor will present a highlypersonal four-event Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall, a residencythat will celebrate the songs that have made him an American icon, revealinghis true breadth as a musician and his evolution as an artist. Taylor’s Perspectivesbegins when he hosts a special gala, James Taylor at Carnegie Hall,celebrating 120 years of Carnegie Hall’s storied history with special guests tobe announced. The following week, a program titled James Taylor: Rootsfocuses on his early musical influences, including bluegrass, blues, Celticmusic, and Church of England hymns. In May, Taylor offers an evening devoted topopular music’s instrument of choice with James Taylor: GuitarConversations, delving into the versatility of the guitar, with Mr.Taylor performing alongside all-stars of the genre. His Perspectivesseries concludes when he will be joined in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage byhis legendary band for Quintessential James Taylor and His Band,a performance of his greatest hits.Celebrated violinist Christian Tetzlaff curates an expansive six-event Perspectivesseries at Carnegie Hall throughout the 2010–2011 season, exemplifying hisversatility as both a soloist and a chamber musician. In five concerts, Mr.Tetzlaff performs or leads 17 works—from classical to contemporary—in a varietyof settings. He begins his Perspectives with the Orchestra of St.Luke’s, appearing in the dual role as leader and soloist for Mozart’sViolin Concerto No. 3 and Sibelius’s Suite for Violin and Strings. He next appearswith Ensemble ACJW and conductor Sir Simon Rattle as soloist inLigeti’s Violin Concerto and as concertmaster of Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen:A Study for 23 Strings. In March 2011, he joins the Boston SymphonyOrchestra and Music Director James Levine to perform in all threeworks on the program, including the New York premiere of a new work by HarrisonBirtwistle and music by Bartók and Mozart. Mr. Tetzlaff then focuses on chambermusic, performing Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schoenberg with his group, the TetzlaffQuartet, in April before presenting a duo violin recital with AntjeWeithaas of works by Leclair, Bartók, Bériot, and Ysaÿe in May. He alsoleads his first Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop, presented by theWeill Music Institute, inviting young musicians to examine the solo violinworks of Bach and the violin and piano duos of Brahms and Schumann in anintensive five-day span. The week will include public master classes andculminate in a performance by the participants.The Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, 2010–2011SeasonJazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau has been appointed to hold theRichard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall for the 2010–2011season. Mr. Mehldau is the first jazz artist to be appointed to the DebsComposer’s Chair since Carnegie Hall established the position in 1995.Distinguished as an innovative jazz pianist with a penchant for juxtaposingextremes and exploring the space between improvisation and notated composition,he will bring these elements to Zankel Hall’s stage in various capacitiesthroughout his residency.The residency begins in November 2010 with the live, New York premiere of Mr.Mehldau’s new concert-length work Highway Rider with The Saint PaulChamber Orchestra, saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist LarryGrenadier, and percussionists Jeff Ballard and Matt Chamberlain.(Highway Rider was released on CD by Nonesuch in March 2010.) In January2011, he explores the dichotomy that makes up his musical personality—animproviser with a deep fascination for the formal architecture of classicalmusic—in a solo program featuring some of his own original compositionsinterspersed with classical piano works that influenced him throughout hiscareer. In February, he reunites with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie vonOtter for the New York premiere of a newly expanded version of his songcycle Love Songs, along with traditional lieder and standards from suchcomposers as Brahms and Lennon & McCartney. The expanded version of LoveSongs was commissioned by Carnegie Hall following the original’s spring2009 debut by this duo. The original libretto comprises three poems by early20th-century American poet Sara Teasdale, book-ended by poems from PhilipLarkin and e e cummings.In March, Mr. Mehldau concludes his season-long residency with a concertentitled Piano Power, featuring the world premiere of a new work for twopianos, six winds, and percussion co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall as well asemerging contemporary classical piano duos by composers Patrick Zimmerli andTimothy Andres. He will also lead master classes exploring improvisation andcreative collaboration for solo and jazz piano trios at (Le) Poisson Rouge,presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute as part of its ProfessionalTraining Workshop series for young artists.Previous holders of Carnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chairhave been Louis Andriessen (2009–2010), Elliott Carter (2008–2009), Thomas Adès(2007–2008), John Adams (2003–2007), Pierre Boulez (1999–2003), and EllenTaaffe Zwilich (1995–1999).Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Performances Launch Carnegie Hall’s2010–2011 Season The renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will launch Carnegie Hall’s2010–2011 season with four performances—two conducted by NikolausHarnoncourt and two led by Gustavo Dudamel. Carnegie Hall’s OpeningNight Gala on September 29 features Mr. Harnoncourt and the orchestra in anall-Beethoven program, including the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with guestsoloist Lang Lang and Symphony No. 7.Mr. Harnoncourt will return the following night to conduct Bruckner’s SymphonyNo. 8. Mr. Dudamel’s first program features works by Rossini, Bernstein, Ravel,and the Spanish/Mexican composer Julián Orbón. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma joinsMr. Dudamel and the orchestra for its fourth and final concert, performingSchumann’s Cello Concerto, on a program completed by Brahms’s TragicOverture and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”Carnegie Hall’s 120th Anniversary Gala ConcertsCarnegie Hall celebrates its 120th anniversary with two special galas. Thefirst, in April, headlined by James Taylor and special guests to beannounced, will pay tribute to Carnegie Hall’s colorful and storied history.This performance will be followed on May 5 by an Anniversary Gala Concert bythe New York Philharmonic, with Music Director Alan Gilbertleading the orchestra in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with pianist Emanuel Ax,violinist Gil Shaham, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma; and songs by DukeEllington with vocalist Audra McDonald; as well as Dvorák’s CarnivalOverture and Gershwin’s An American in Paris, which had its premiereat Carnegie Hall in 1928. The Music Hall, founded by Andrew Carnegie, openedits doors on May 5, 1891 with a concert that featured the American debut ofconductor and composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The May 5 concert will berecorded by Thirteen/WNET for later national broadcast on the PBS televisionseries Great Performances.Risør Chamber Music Festival Comes To Carnegie HallPerformers from the annual Risør Chamber Music Festival in Norway—including thefestival’s co-artistic directors, pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and violist LarsAnders Tomter—bring four programs to Carnegie Hall in the coming season.Highlights include performances of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major;Brahms’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor; Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrendenGesellen (arranged by Schoenberg), among other songs, performed by soprano MeashaBrueggergosman; and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 with Mr. Andsnes assoloist. Marc-André-Hamelin and Mr. Andsnes will also perform thetwo-piano version of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Other featured artistsinclude clarinetist Martin Fröst, violinists Henning Kraggerudand Øyvind Bjorå, cellist Torleif Thedéen, and the RisørFestival Strings.The Risør Chamber Music Festival, held annually for one week every summer inthe small coastal fishing village of Risør, Norway, celebrates its 20thanniversary in 2011. In addition to its dedicated core of Norwegian artists,top international artists have traveled to Risør to participate every summerthroughout the history of the festival. The festival’s repertoire covers abroad range of music from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, with a focus onNorwegian and contemporary music. Musicians stay in the tiny village of Risørthroughout the festival week, creating a special atmosphere for musicians andaudiences alike.Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute—2010–2011 Season HighlightsCarnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) will continue to offer extensiveprogramming for children and adults through a variety of community programs,school-based work, family-friendly concerts, and programs for musicprofessionals. During the 2010–2011 season, WMI will provide opportunities forpeople of all ages to create, experience, and enjoy the benefits of live music.Following The Bernstein Mass Project, a highly successful collaborationin the 2008–2009 season, WMI will team up again in 2010–2011 with the BaltimoreSymphony Orchestra and Music Director Marin Alsop for a creativelearning project in which hundreds of New York City high school students willbe invited to explore, rehearse, and perform Too Hot to Handel: The GospelMessiah, a jazzy retooling of Handel’s choral work with R&B, jazz, andgospel styles. The Gospel Messiah Project will be made up of twoseparate initiatives: the performance project and the creative project. For theperformance project, a large choir of approximately 200 students will learn TheGospel Messiah in their schools with their choral directors before joiningthe Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Ms. Alsop for the final rehearsals andperformance at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. In the secondproject component, singers from four of the participating schools will alsohave the opportunity to work with composers to create their own choral anthemsor arrangements, based on the themes explored in The Gospel Messiah, andwill then perform these original works in a separate Zankel Hall concert.The 2010-2011 season marks the 20th anniversary of the acclaimed Carnegie HallChoral Workshop, first led in 1990 by the late Robert Shaw. Since then, theCarnegie Hall Choral Workshop has gathered choral professionals—conductors andsingers—to prepare and perform great vocal masterworks at Carnegie Hall.Carnegie Hall will commemorate this anniversary in the new season’s ChoralWorkshop, with intensive preparation and a culminating performance of Berlioz’sRequiem. For the anniversary year, WMI will pair the Choral Workshop with itsNational High School Choral Festival program, bringing together theprofessionals of the Choral Workshop with high school choirs chosen byaudition, for the final performance of Berlioz’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall. Thechorus will be prepared by Norman Mackenzie, the Atlanta SymphonyOrchestra’s longtime chorus director who worked closely with Shaw, and thefinal concert will feature the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by RobertSpano.Other opportunities for professional musicians next season are presentedthrough WMI’s series of Professional Training Workshops, which offer uniqueopportunities to explore great music with the leading artists of our time. Inaddition to the Choral Workshop, WMI will present four additional programs: afive-day Professional Training Workshop led by violinist Christian Tetzlaff,examining solo violin works of Bach, as well as violin and piano duos by Brahmsand Schumann, and presented as part of Mr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectivesseries; a Workshop led by soprano Dawn Upshaw with composer DonnachaDennehy for singers and composers in partnership with The Bard CollegeConservatory of Music; a series of master classes for pianists and jazz trioson improvisation and collaboration led by Brad Mehldau—holder ofCarnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair; and The SongContinues…2011, a series of workshops dedicated to the art of the vocalrecital, headed by mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne and featuring masterclasses led by Ms. Horne, Kurt Moll, and Malcolm Martineau andduo-recitals by program participants. This will mark the first year that theWeill Music Institute will present The Song Continues… under its ownbanner after many years of partnership with The Marilyn Horne Foundation. In2009, it was announced that The Song Continues… and other core programs of thefoundation would be incorporated into WMI’s programming with Ms. Horne servingas Artistic Advisor.Of its over 50 free public community programs next season, WMI will presentfour free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts as part of the citywide festival JapanNYC,including performances by Taiko drumming group Soh Daiko, shamisenduo Yutaka Oyama and Masahiro Nitta, and Line C3 PercussionGroup. Also under WMI’s community programs banner is Musical Connections,now entering its second season, which provides free concerts and events innon-traditional venues such as correctional facilities, shelters, health careand elder-care facilities, bringing live music to people who would otherwisenot have access to it on a regular basis. A specially selected roster ofperforming artists present a variety of concerts, workshops, and residencies,some focusing on collaborative music-making, with special attention paid toaddressing the particular needs of these diverse audiences. WMI’s partnershipswith non-traditional venues in New York City have flourished during theprogram’s first year and will expand next season.Among its sequential, school-based programs for pre-K through high school, WMIcontinues its Carnegie Hall Cultural Exchange: Music of Mexico programfor a second consecutive season. New York City high school students and theirpeers from Mexico City will collaborate and interact to explore each other’smusic and culture. The program includes two concerts using videoconferencetechnology to connect the students between Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and avenue in Mexico City.WMI has launched an online resource center for educators around the world thatprovides curriculum materials for its school-based programs and supportmaterials for other WMI programs, as well as resources related to teachingartistry, professional development, and general music education. Onlineeducation resources can be found at carnegiehall.org/orc/index.html.The Weill Music Institute creates broad-reaching music education and communityprograms that play a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making greatmusic accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Woven into the fabric ofthe Carnegie Hall concert season, these programs occur at Carnegie Hall as wellas in schools and throughout neighborhoods, providing musical opportunities foreveryone, from preschoolers to adults, new listeners to emerging professionals.With access to the world’s greatest artists and latest technologies, the WeillMusic Institute is uniquely positioned to inspire the next generation of musiclovers, to nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and to shape the evolution ofmusical learning itself. The Weill Music Institute’s school and communityprograms annually serve over 115,000 children, students, teachers, parents,young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area andacross the US, as well as many people around the world through its online anddistance learning initiatives.The Academy—2010–2011 Season HighlightsDuring the 2010–2011 season, The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, TheJuilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the NewYork City Department of Education—will welcome a new class of 20 fellows.During their two-year fellowship, the musicians will perform concerts asmembers of Ensemble ACJW, work in New York City public school musicclassrooms partnering with a music teacher, and engage with differentcommunities through concerts and residencies.Highlights of Ensemble ACJW’s 2010–2011 season include a number of concerts atCarnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and other venues throughout New York Cityand New York State, with special programs conducted by Sir Simon Rattle(also featuring soprano Barbara Hannigan and violinist ChristianTetzlaff, as part of Tetzlaff’s Perspectives series); and by DavidRobertson with soloists from the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann YoungArtist Development Program and Juilliard Opera.This season, The Academy continues to expand its relationships with a number ofnational and international partner organizations. Ensemble ACJW will performconcerts at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City’s Greenwich Village, and appearin a Carnegie Hall Family Concert and Neighborhood Concerts presented by theWeill Music Institute. Partnerships with such organizations as New York’sSkidmore College and Nassau County’s Board of Cooperative Educational Services;Germany’s Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival; Spain’s Niemeyer Center; and Japan’sSuntory Hall will bring Academy performances and residencies—some featuringAcademy alumni—to audiences around the world.The Academy is a two-year fellowship designed to develop the skills and valuesnecessary for careers that combine musical excellence with education, communityengagement, and advocacy. The program offers young professional musiciansopportunities to perform in concert halls, to teach in public schools, toengage in local communities and college campuses, and to support this workthrough professional development. The program reflects the belief that theartist of tomorrow requires both the ability to perform at the highest leveland the capacity to give back to the community, inspiring the next generationof musicians and music lovers. The Academy was launched in January 2007,initiated by Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson inpartnership with President Joseph Polisi of The Juilliard School. EnsembleACJW—the performing arm of The Academy—comes together in different sizes, havingthe opportunity to play intimate chamber music as well as larger, conductedchamber orchestra works. Ensemble ACJW concerts attract diverse audiences, frompublic school music students to classical music newcomers and long-timesubscribers.
Additional2010–2011 Season Highlights
Commissions and Contemporary Music In 2010–2011, Carnegie Hall will present 32 new works in their world, U.S., orlocal premieres, with 11 first performances of music commissioned by CarnegieHall. Brad Mehldau will premiere two new Carnegie Hall-commissionedworks as part of his season-long residency as holder of the Richard and BarbaraDebs Composer’s Chair. These will include an expansion of his 2009 work, LoveSongs, performed by the composer and mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, aswell as a new work for two pianos, six winds, and percussion. Mehldau will alsopresent the New York premiere of his evening-length work Highway Riderwith The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.For the citywide JapanNYC festival, Carnegie Hall has commissioned a neworchestral work from Atsuhiko Gondai—one of Japan’s leading contemporaryvoices—which will be given its U.S. premiere by conductor Seiji Ozawa and theSaito Kinen Orchestra.Carnegie Hall has commissioned Steve Reich to write a new work to beperformed by Kronos Quartet at a special Music of Steve Reich concert,celebrating Reich’s 75th birthday next season. The new work—for live andpre-recorded string quartet—will be performed by Kronos on a program that alsoincludes new music ensemble eighth blackbird’s reprise of Reich’s DoubleSextet, a previous Carnegie Hall commission for which Reich was awarded the2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music; and the New York premieres of the Reich works 2x5by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and the Mallet Quartet by So Percussion. Othernew Carnegie Hall-commissioned string quartets receiving premieres in the newseason are those by Thomas Adès for the Emerson String Quartet, OsvaldoGolijov for the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stephen Hartke for theBrentano String Quartet, and Christopher Rouse for the Calder Quartet.Additional Carnegie Hall commissions include Mark Grey’s AtashSorushan (Fire Angels) for Soprano, Piano, and Chamber Orchestra, to beperformed by soprano Jessica Rivera, pianist Molly Morkoski, and the MEMEEnsemble; a new work by Jake Heggie, written for mezzo-soprano JoyceDiDonato; and a solo piano work by Esa-Pekka Salonen, to be premiered byYefim Bronfman.Carnegie Hall’s 2010–2011 three-concert Making Music series featuresconversations with and music by three of today’s leading composers: EvanZiporyn, James MacMillan, and Christopher Rouse, with anumber of premieres on each program.Led by its new Music Director George Manahan, the American Composers Orchestrawill perform its annual three concert series, Orchestra Underground, inZankel Hall. Performances include premieres by Alvin Singleton, JohnLuther Adams, Wang Jie, Douglas Cuomo, Christopher Trapani,and Jerome Kitzke, among others, with guest soloists to include sopranoSusan Narucki and pianist Ursula Oppens.In other contemporary music highlights, eighth blackbird will offer a programof works by Thomas Adès, Missy Mazzoli, Stephen Hartke,and Pierre Boulez; Alarm Will Sound performs its concert 1969,which musically illustrates that year through the works of Stockhausen, Lennon& McCartney, Berio, Bernstein, and Stravinsky; and violinist Midori andpianist Charles Abramovic deliver a recital of works by Huw Watkins, ToshioHosokawa, James MacMillan, and John Adams as part of JapanNYC.Other premieres at Carnegie Hall in the coming season include Thomas Adés’sViolin Concerto, “Concentric Paths,” performed by violinist Leila Josefowiczwith conductor David Robertson and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; a newwork for violin and orchestra by Harrison Birtwistle to be performed byviolinist Christian Tetzlaff with conductor James Levine and the BostonSymphony Orchestra as part of Mr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectives series; a newwork by Toshio Hosokawa for Franz Welser-Möst and The ClevelandOrchestra; James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto to be performed byviolinist Vadim Repin with conductor Charles Dutoit and The PhiladelphiaOrchestra; and a solo piano work by Bernard Rands for Jonathan Biss.OrchestrasCarnegie Hall’s 2010–2011 season is rich with symphonic offerings, featuringperformances by 17 American orchestras and eight international orchestras.The season begins with four concerts by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,two led by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and two by Gustavo Dudamel. Theorchestra’s series of concerts includes an all-Beethoven gala program with Mr.Harnoncourt and pianist Lang Lang, heralding Carnegie Hall’s OpeningNight (see details for all four concerts above).Three Japanese orchestras perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the two-part,citywide festival JapanNYC. In December, Seiji Ozawa leads the SaitoKinen Orchestra in three concerts, including music by Beethoven (PianoConcerto No. 3 with Mitsuko Uchida), Brahms (Symphony No. 1), Takemitsu(November Steps), Berlioz (Symphonie fantastique), and Britten (WarRequiem), and a new work by Atsuhiko Gondai, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.In the spring, the festival continues with a performance by the NHK SymphonyOrchestra under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor André Previnin a program to include Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs with soprano DameKiri Te Kanawa. Seiji Ozawa also returns in the spring to lead twoconcerts by the Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku (Seiji Ozawa Music AcademyOrchestra), which he founded in 2000. The orchestra makes its US debut with aconcert performance of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and an orchestralprogram featuring music by Ravel and Beethoven with pianist Martha Argerichas soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1.In a special highlight next season, Valery Gergiev will conduct a Mahlersymphony cycle in New York City, including performances at Carnegie Hall in2010, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Fiveconcerts at Carnegie Hall with Mr. Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestrainclude Mahler’s symphonies nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8. The remaining concertsof the cycle will be presented by Lincoln Center’s Great Performersseries with Mr. Gergiev leading the London Symphony Orchestra at LincolnCenter’s Avery Fisher Hall.Among the other international orchestras at Carnegie Hall next season, the TorontoSymphony Orchestra and Music Director Peter Oundjian offer a programfeaturing violinist Itzhak Perlman in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1; andthe St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra performs two concerts underits Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Theirfirst program features works by Shostakovich and Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as NikolaiLugansky as soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2; their secondfeatures works by Prokofiev and Brahms, with Alisa Weilerstein assoloist in Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1.On May 5, 2011, Carnegie Hall celebrates the 120th anniversary of its openingwith a special gala concert by the New York Philharmonic. Music DirectorAlan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto withpianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Gil Shaham, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma;songs by Duke Ellington with vocalist Audra McDonald; Dvorák’s CarnivalOverture; and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Earlier in theseason, the Philharmonic and Maestro Gilbert appear in a concert with violinistMidori in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto; the program also includes JohnAdams’s Harmonielehre.The Chicago Symphony Orchestra makes its first Carnegie Hall appearancesunder the direction of new Music Director Riccardo Muti in threeprograms: a concert performance of Verdi’s opera Otello; an all-Berliozprogram pairing the Symphonie fantastique with its seldom heard “sequel”Lélio featuring actor Gérard Depardieu; and a program thatfeatures Anna Clyne’s «rewind«, Varèse’s Arcana, andShostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. The Chicago Symphony Chorus joins the CSOand Mr. Muti for the first two performances.The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director James Levineperform on three consecutive nights next season, with their first programfeaturing Mozart’s Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, Bartók’s ViolinConcerto No. 2, and the New York premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s new work forviolin and orchestra—all featuring Christian Tetzlaff as soloist as partof his Perspectives series. The following evening, pianist MaurizioPollini is featured in concertos by Mozart and Schoenberg. The BSO concludeswith a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. Mr. Levine also conducts TheMET Orchestra in its three-concert Carnegie Hall series next season, withhighlights to include mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and tenor SimonO’Neill in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, pianist Evgeny Kissinas soloist in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and a final program featuringsoprano Natalie Dessay.The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chief Conductor Charles Dutoitopen their three-concert Carnegie Hall series with pianist Jeremy Denkas soloist in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 on a program also including works byDutilleux and Prokofiev. Other season highlights for Mr. Dutoit and theorchestra include the New York premiere of James MacMillan’s Violin Concertowith Vadim Repin and a concluding all-Stravinsky program of Apollo(Apollon musagète) and Oedipus Rex.The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Marin Alsopperform twice in 2010–2011, first with soloist Simon Trpceski inProkofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, on a program that also includes works byBarber and Beethoven (Mahler’s orchestration of the “Eroica” Symphony). Thesecond program, presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, is apresentation of Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah, featuring a choirof hundreds of New York City high school students (see Weill Music Instituteseason highlights above).The Orchestra of St. Luke’s performs its annual three-concert serieswith programs led by Perspectives artist Christian Tetzlaff, Edode Waart, and Iván Fisher, with such guest soloists as mezzo-sopranoSusan Graham and violinist Nikolaj Znaider. Also, violinist JaimeLaredo conducts the New York String Orchestra in its pair ofseasonal December concerts, next season featuring violinist Jennifer Koh,pianist Benjamin Hochman, violinist Daniel Hope, and cellist PaulWatkins.Among other highlights by American orchestras, Robert Spano conducts theAtlanta Symphony Orchestra in Ligeti’s Atmosphères, Bartók’s TheMiraculous Mandarin, and Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass; the SaintLouis Symphony Orchestra and Music Director David Robertson performVaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, and the New York premiere of Thomas Adès’sViolin Concerto, “Concentric Paths,” with Leila Josefowicz; TheCleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst give theNew York premiere of a new work by Toshio Hosokawa, along with music by Debussyand Richard Strauss; and Osmo Vänskä leads the Minnesota Orchestrain Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with guest soloist Lisa Batiashvili, andSibelius’s symphonies nos. 6 and 7.Spring for Music, a new and innovative annual festival ofconcerts by North American orchestras, presented in partnership with CarnegieHall, will make its debut from May 4–16, 2011. For the inaugural festival, sevenorchestras have been selected to present one concert each at Carnegie Hall overnine days: Albany Symphony,Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Orchestresymphonique de Montréal, Oregon Symphony, Orpheus ChamberOrchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Toledo Symphony.Programs will be announced in early 2011. All tickets for Spring for Musicperformances will be $25.Chamber MusicAmong the chamber music highlights of Carnegie Hall’s 2010–2011 season, pianistLeif Ove Andsnes and violist Lars Anders Tomter bring musiciansfrom Norway’s acclaimed Risør Chamber Music Festival to Carnegie Hallfor three Zankel Hall performances and one in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.The collaborating artists at these concerts include soprano MeashaBrueggergosman, pianist Marc-André Hamelin, clarinetist MartinFröst, violinists Henning Kraggerud and Øyvind Bjorå, cellistTorleif Thedéen, and the Risør Festival Strings (see above formore details).As part of the JapanNYC festival, violinist Midori willcollaborate with violist Nobuko Imai, cellist Antoine Lederlin,and pianist Jonathan Biss on a chamber music program in SternAuditorium/Perelman Stage, performing piano trios by Haydn and Schubert and aDvorák piano quartet. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff offers two chambermusic programs as part of his Perspectives series, performing stringquartets by Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schoenberg with the Tetzlaff Quartetand duos by Bartók, de Bériot, Leclair, and Ysaÿe with violinist AntjeWeithaas. Ms. Weithaas also performs as part of the Arcanto Quartet—inits Carnegie Hall debut—which also features violinist Daniel Sepec,violist Tabea Zimmermann, and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras.In addition to the Tetzlaff and Arcanto quartets, other string quartetsappearing at Carnegie Hall next season include the Emerson String Quartet,performing a new quartet by Thomas Adès, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, as wellas music by Mozart and Debussy with guest flutist James Galway; the St.Lawrence String Quartet, performing a new quartet by Osvaldo Golijov,co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, along with works by Haydn and Schubert; the BrentanoString Quartet, performing a new work by Stephen Hartke and music by Haydnand Beethoven; and the Ebène Quartet, which returns to Carnegie Hallfollowing a successful debut in the 2008–2009 season. Also featured in the newseason will be the Miami String Quartet, The Parker Quartet, andthe Pražák Quartet.In another chamber music highlight, James Levine returns to lead TheMET Chamber Ensemble in two programs: one featuring Boulez’s sur Incisesand, with members of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young ArtistDevelopment Program, and Satie’s Socrate; and a concert combiningBrahms’s Serenade No. 2 in A Major with music by Leon Kirchner, George Perle,and Lukas Foss—three acclaimed American composers who passed away in 2009.In addition to Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki performingduring the JapanNYC festival (see above), Carnegie Hall’s 2010-2011season features a wealth of early and Baroque music performed by some of thefinest period instrument and period-informed chamber ensembles in the world.Highlights include The English Concert, led by harpsichordist HarryBicket, performing with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, violinist RachelPodger, and cellist Jonathan Manson; acclaimed French ensemble L’Arpeggiata,in its New York debut, led by its Artistic Director, Baroque harpist andlutenist Christina Pluhar, in a program with countertenor PhilippeJaroussky; Il Giardino Armonico, conducted by Giovanni Antonini;Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; the Orlando Consort; and, for asecond consecutive season, Les Violons du Roy, returning to CarnegieHall with Music Director Bernard Labadie for a program with tenor IanBostridge.RecitalsVocal recital highlights of Carnegie Hall’s 2010–2011 season include a concertof vocal quartets by Schumann and Brahms, performed by soprano GeniaKühmeier, mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, tenor Michael Schade,and bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, with pianists Malcolm Martineau andJustus Zeyen. Also this season, soprano Dorothea Röschmann andcountertenor David Daniels give a joint recital; Belgian soprano SophieKarthäuser makes her New York recital debut; and mezzo-soprano AnneSofie von Otter performs with jazz pianist/composer Brad Mehldau aspart of his residency as holder of Carnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara DebsComposer’s Chair.Additional vocal recitalists include sopranos Measha Brueggergosman, RenéeFleming, Jessica Rivera, and Kate Royal; mezzo-sopranos JoyceDiDonato and Christianne Stotijn; tenors Mark Padmore and NicholasPhan; baritones Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Edward Parks; andbass-baritone Bryn Terfel.Highlights of instrumental recitals in 2010–2011 include pianist b in anall-Liszt recital on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of thegreat Romantic-era composer. (Carnegie Hall also presents a Discovery Daydedicated to the composer during the season.) Mr. Kissin will also collaboratewith violist Yuri Bashmet next season, presenting a rare recitaltogether.Among other instrumental recital highlights next year: pianists David Frayand Aimi Kobayashi, trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, and violinist AlinaIbragimova all make their New York recital debuts; violinist and violist PinchasZukerman performs in recital with pianist Yefim Bronfman; cellist Yo-YoMa performs a recital with pianist Kathryn Stott; and pianist MaurizioPollini performs two solo recitals, the first featuring Book I of Bach’s TheWell-Tempered Clavier, and, the second, Beethoven’s last three sonatas.Other pianists giving solo recitals next season are Pierre-Laurent Aimard,Leif Ove Andsnes, Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, JeremyDenk, Marc-André Hamelin, Murray Perahia, András Schiff,Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Mitsuko Uchida.Pop, Jazz, and World MusicAmong the pop music highlights for the 2010–2011 season are five programs by TheNew York Pops led by Music Director Steven Reineke in his secondseason with the ensemble. Concerts include a musical celebration in honor ofStephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday; a holiday program with Brian StokesMitchell; a Latin music extravaganza with guest artist Doc Severinsen;and a tribute concert dedicated to the great Judy Garland with special guestvocalists Heather Headley, Ashley Brown, and Karen Olivo.The New York Pops opens its season at Carnegie Hall with the Music of ABBA—featuringthe hits “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Take a Chance on Me,” among others.The all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain—dubbedby the Independent (London) as “the best musical entertainment in thecountry”—brings an exciting show to Zankel Hall, following a smash-hitperformance at the 2009 BBC Proms. Also in Zankel Hall, experimental music duo TheBooks will offer its signature mix of electronica, folk, and acoustic musicwith samples of video, sounds, and speech. And the annual three-concert series,Standard Time with Michael Feinstein, returns with singer and GreatAmerican Songbook interpreter Michael Feinstein. As part of JapanNYC,Carnegie Hall will present A Tribute to Toru Takemitsu, the Japanesecomposer who drew inspiration from jazz, pop, and traditional Japanese music,with a program that includes improvisations on Takemitsu’s film music, curatedby Takemitsu’s daughter, Maki, and featuring guitarists Kazumi Watanabeand Daisuke Suzuki, accordionist coba, and percussionist TomohiroYahiro.The WFUV Live at Zankel series, curated by WFUV Music DirectorRita Houston and Carnegie Hall, returns for its sixth season with four concertscelebrating distinctive singer-songwriters and the eclectic nature of modernfolk music. The upcoming season’s performances will be given by the folk-rockduo, Indigo Girls; singer/songwriter Martin Sexton; Britishguitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson; and singer Edie Brickellwith her new band The Gaddabouts. Carnegie Hall will present the eighth season of the Shape of Jazz seriesin partnership with Absolutely Live Entertainment. The series features fourjazz concerts in Zankel Hall including celebrated pianist, composer, arranger,and NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi performing in solo, trio, andquartet formats as part of JapanNYC; Grammy Award–nominated saxophonist ChrisPotter with his quartet, Underground; renowned jazz violinist ReginaCarter and her Reverse Thread ensemble; and dynamic husband and wifejazz piano powerhouses Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes. Also, aspart of George Wein’s CareFusion Jazz Festival New York 2010, presented in partnershipwith Carnegie Hall, June 2010 concerts in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stageinclude performances by the Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnettetrio;and Herbie Hancock, in a program entitled Seven Decades:The Birthday Celebration with guest Wayne Shorter.Carnegie Hall continues in its commitment to present the greatest artists fromaround the world. In addition to programs that are part of the citywidefestival JapanNYC, world music highlights include performances bydynamic Beninoise singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo with special guests YoussouN'Dour, Dianne Reeves, and Omara Portuondo, among others tobe announced; renowned South African trumpeter/flugelhornist, singer, andleader in the world/fusion genre Hugh Masekela, who returns to CarnegieHall for the first time since 2003; Brazilian singer Gal Costa; AcademyAward–winning singer/songwriter Jorge Drexler of Uruguay; and a programentitled Vira Loucos, presented by celebrated Brazilian percussionistand singer Cyro Baptista in honor of composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. Otherworld music programs will be offered by Ghazal, featuring sitar playerShujaat Husain Khan, kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor, and tablaplayer Sandeep Das; vocalist Nassima who specializes in the ArabAndalusian music of Algeria; and Septeto Nacional, pioneers of Cuban son.Carnegie Hall PartnershipsThe following organizations are artistic partners during the 2010–2011 season:Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement, Absolutely Live EntertainmentLLC, Asia Society, Asian Contemporary Art Consortium, Baryshnikov Arts Center,Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Chamber Music America’s ClevelandQuartet Award, Columbia University, Danspace Project, Film Forum, JapanSociety, The Juilliard School, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Lehman Stagesat Lehman College, Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance, New Audiences,New York City Department of Education, New York Public Library, The NoguchiMuseum, The Paley Center for Media, Paul Szilard Productions, PhilharmonicSociety of Orange County, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Spring for Music,WFUV, World Music Institute, and Works & Process at the Guggenheim.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
Forcomplete 2010-2011 season information, please visit carnegiehall.org.
Public Relations Officepublicrelations@carnegiehall.org
212-903-9750Monday–Friday, 9:30 AM–5:30 PM