• Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011

    May 2011 Highlights & Updates

    CARNEGIE HALL MAY 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATES

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    On Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m., violinist Christian Tetzlaff continues his Carnegie Hall Perspectives series with a duo recital in collaboration with violinist Antje Weithaas, performing Jean-Marie Leclair’s Sonata in D Major, Bartók’s Violin Duos, Charles-Auguste de Bériot’s Duo Concertante in D Minor, and Ysaÿe’s Sonata for Two Violins in A Minor.

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    Artist Additions:
    Tenor Matthew Plenk and narrator David Howey have been added to the lineup for The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit’s concert on Tuesday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. This all-Stravinsky program includes Apollo (Apollon musagète) and Oedipus Rex. Additional soloists are tenor Paul Groves, mezzo-soprano Petra Lang, bass-baritone Robert Gierlach, and baritone David Wilson-Johnson, along with the Men of The Philadelphia Singers Chorale led by David Hayes. At 7:00 p.m., Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School, leads a pre-concert talk.

    WRH

    Artist & Program Additions:
    The performers and repertoire have been added to violinist Christian Tetzlaff’s Young Artist Concerts on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. The concerts, which conclude Mr. Tetzlaff’s season-long Carnegie Hall Perspectives series, feature young musicians mentored by Tetzlaff during the previous week in a Professional Training Workshop presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute: the Duo ING, Kang-Kusnezow Duo, and Wong-Añazco Duo with programs featuring works by Bach, Brahms, and Schumann. For complete program information click the links above.

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    Updated Start Time:
    Carnegie Hall’s 120th Anniversary Gala Concert will now take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. The concert features the New York Philharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert performing Dvorák’s Carnival Overture; Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in C Major featuring violinist Gil Shaham, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianist Emanuel Ax; songs by Duke Ellington with vocalist Audra McDonald; and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. The Music Hall founded by Andrew Carnegie opened on May 5, 1891.

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    Programs Announced:
    The complete program details have been announced for Spring for Music—a new and innovative festival of concerts by North American orchestras presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall. For the inaugural festival, seven orchestras have been chosen to present one concert each at Carnegie Hall all beginning at 7:30 p.m.

    • Friday, May 6: The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs Melinda Wagner’s Little Moonhead, Aaron Jay Kernis’s Concerto with Echoes, Peter Maxwell Davies’s Sea Orpheus, Christopher Theofanidis’s Muse, Paul Moravec’s Brandenburg Gate, and Stephen Hartke’s A Brandenburg Autumn with a world premiere movement.
       
    • Saturday, May 7: The Toledo Symphony and Principal Conductor Stefan Sanderling perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor and the New York premiere of the orchestrated version of André Previn and Tom Stoppard ’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour featuring actors Pete Cross, David de Christopher, Yazan "Zack" Safadi, Kevin Hayes, Benjamin Pryor, Pamela Tomassetti, and director Cornel Gabara.
       
    • Tuesday, May 10: The Albany Symphony and Music Director David Alan Miller present a concert titled Spirituals Re-Imagined featuring baritone Nathan De'Shon Myers performing George Tsontakis’s "Let the River be Unbroken," John Harbison’s "Ain't goin' to study war no mo,'" Donal Fox’s "Hear de lams a-cryin,'" Bun-Ching Lam’s "Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child," Tania León’s "Didn't my Lord Deliver Daniel," Daniel Bernard Roumain’s (DBR) "Harvest," Kevin Beavers’s "Deep River," Richard Adams’s "Stan' Still, Jordan," and Stephen Dankner’s "Wade in de' Water,” with a complete performance of Copland’s Appalachian Spring also on the program.
       
    • Wednesday, May 11: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jaap van Zweden perform the New York premiere of Steven Stucky’s August 4 1964 with soprano Indira Mahajan, mezzo-soprano Kristine Jepson, tenor Vale Rideout, baritone Rod Gilfry, and the Dallas Symphony Chorus with choral preparation by Don Krehbiel.
       
    • Thursday, May 12: The Oregon Symphony and Music Director Carlos Kalmar perform Charles Ives’s The Unanswered Question, John Adams’s The Wound-Dresser with baritone Sanford Sylvan, Benjamin Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 4.
       
    • Friday, May 13: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, led by composer and conductor Maria Schneider, and artistic partner, soprano Dawn Upshaw, present a concert featuring Stravinsky’s Concerto in D, Maria Schneider’s "Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories," Bartók’s Five Hungarian Folk Songs (arr. Richard Tognetti), and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 in D Major, "London."
       
    • Saturday, May 14: The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Music Director Kent Nagano are joined by pianist Angela Hewitt for a program titled The Evolution of the Symphony featuring selections from Gabrieli’s Symphonie Sacrae; a selection of Bach’s Sinfonias; Webern’s Symphony, Op. 21; Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor.
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    Artist Additions:
    Dobro and lap steel player Jerry Douglas and electric guitarist Michael Landau have been added to singer/songwriter James Taylor’s Guitar Conversations performance on Friday, May 6 at 9:30 p.m. Mr. Taylor’s Carnegie Hall Perspectives series then concludes on Monday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m. with Quintessential James Taylor and His Band featuring Mr. Taylor performing his greatest hits alongside guitarist Michael Landau; percussionist Luis Conte; horn players Walt Fowler and Lou Marini; keyboardist Larry Goldings; bassist Jimmy Johnson; vocalists David Lasley, Kate Markowitz, and Arnold McCuller; drum player Chad Wackerman; and vocalist and fiddle player Andrea Zonn.

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    Chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy returns to Carnegie Hall with Music Director Bernard Labadie and tenor Ian Bostridge on Sunday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. for a program of works by Handel, Gasparini, Caldara, Geminiani, Vivaldi, and Boyce.

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    Ensemble ACJW, featuring musicians of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education—perform Copland’s Sextet, Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments, and Reich’s Different Trains on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

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    On Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m., pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs Haydn’s Sonata in E Minor, Schumann’s Carnaval, Wolpe’s Passacaglia, Fauré’s Nocturne in D-flat Major, and Liszt’s Réminisceneces de Norma in recital.

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    Carnegie Hall’s 2010–2011 Family Concert series concludes on Saturday, May 14 at 1:00 p.m. with a concert featuring Haitian vocalist Emeline Michel performing her signature mix of Creole and French folk songs with jazz music. Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.

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    On Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 p.m., Music Director James Levine and The MET Orchestra conclude their 2010–2011 Carnegie Hall series with a concert featuring soprano Natalie Dessay and a program including Berg’s Lulu Suite, Ravel’s Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera, Reinhold Glière’s Andante from Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra, Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, Debussy’s Images, Poulenc’s "Non, Monsieur mon mari" from Les Mamelles de Tirésias, and Massenet’s "Je marche sur tous les chemins . . . Obéissons quand leur voix appelle" from Manon.

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    On Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m., soprano Kate Royal and pianist Christopher Glynn present a recital titled A Lesson in Love featuring works by Bolcom, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Wolf, Schubert, Tosti, Canteloube, Bridge, Strauss, Copland, Beach, Ravel, Fauré, Duparc, Britten, Sibelius, Hahn, and Hughes.

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    On Tuesday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m., Ensemble ACJW performs under conductor Ransom Wilson at The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall with program to include Colin Matthew’s Dowlandia, J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Tristan Murail’s Vues aériennes, and John Adams’s Chamber Symphony. The group concludes its 2010–2011 concert series on Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Greenwich Village’s (Le) Poisson Rouge with program details to be announced.

    SA/PS : Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage   ZH : Zankel Hall   WRH : Weill Recital Hall
    PH : Paul Hall   LPR : (Le) Poisson Rouge


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