• Thursday, Aug 25, 2011

    October 2011 Highlights & Updates

     

    CARNEGIE HALL OCTOBER 2011 HIGHLIGHTS & UPDATES

    Carnegie Hall
    And Various New York
    City Venues

    Carnegie Hall’s yearlong 120th anniversary celebration continues in October with a series focused on the music of Tchaikovsky and his influence on the culture of St. Petersburg. The series, with events at both Carnegie Hall and New York City partner institutions, pays tribute to the legendary Russian composer who made his American debut conducting at Carnegie Hall’s inaugural Opening Night in 1891. Events in October include:

    • Carnegie Hall’s 2011–2012 Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m., featuring the Mariinsky Orchestra led by Music Director Valery Gergiev. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with the orchestra, which will also play Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Four more programs follow, including a complete cycle of Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies: 1 & 6 on Thursday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m., 2 & 5 on Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m., and 3 & 4 on Monday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m.

      ARTIST AND PROGRAM UPDATE:
      Daniil Trifonov, Grand Prize Winner of this summer’s XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Maestro Gergiev on Tuesday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m., concluding their Carnegie Hall series. Also on this program: the orchestra performs three selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet (in place of the previously announced Firebird Suite by Stravinsky), as well as Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 in F Minor.
    • Tchaikovsky and the Piano in St. Petersburg’s Gilded Age , a lecture by Dr. Anne Swartz—Professor of Music, and Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College—presented by partner the New York Public Library at its mid-Manhattan branch on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Russian Art in the Silver Age , a talk presented by partner Sotheby’s in its Russian Art Department, on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. by Dr. Karen Kettering, Vice President and Specialist, Russian Works of Art, and Emily Kodama, Junior Specialist, Russian Paintings.
    • George Balanchine’sJewels, with music by Fauré, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky, presented by partner New York City Ballet on Friday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center with Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and Music Director Fayçal Karoui.
    • Imperial Jewels: Tchaikovsky’s Contribution to Ballet , a seminar presented by partners New York City Ballet and The School of American Ballet, on Sunday, October 9 at 12:00 p.m., at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
    • ARTIST AND VENUE UPDATE:
      The partner presentation of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, op. 37, led by conductor Kent Tritle on Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m., will now be performed by Musica Sacra and will now take place at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle.
    • Discovery Day: Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg , a series of talks and other events, including a performance by baritone Andrei Bondarenko with pianist Gary Matthewman, take place in Weill Recital Hall on Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with The Harriman Institute at Columbia University.
    • A free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert in Staten Island featuring the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York and Artistic Director Nikolai Kachanov on Saturday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Richmondtown Branch of the New York Public Library, presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.
    • A concert by Ensemble ACJW on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall features Glinka’s Trio pathétique in D Minor for piano, clarinet, and bassoon; Arensky’s String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor; and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor.
    • Soprano Anna Netrebko in her much-anticipated New York recital debut on Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m., performing songs by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky with pianist Elena Bashkirova.

    ZH

    ARTIST UPDATE:
    Videographer Daniel Iglesia has been added to the artist line-up for the American Composers Orchestra concert with Music Director George Manahan on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. The program includes five world premieres: Kenji Bunch’s The Devil’s Box featuring the composer on amplified viola; Christopher Stark’s …and start west; Alex Temple’s Liebeslied for Female Voice, Electronics, and Orchestra featuring soloist Melissa Hughes, Andreia Pinto Correia’s Elegia a Al-Mu’tamid, and Wang Lu’s Flowing Water Study II.

    SA/PS

    The New York Pops begins its new Carnegie Hall season on Friday, October 14 at 8:00 p.m. with guest conductor Jack Everly and guest artists Ashley Brown, Tony DeSare, James T. Lane, Hugh Panaro, and Natasha Yvette Williams in a program featuring the music of Irving Berlin entitled Rags to Ritzes.

    ZH

    Central American singer, composer, and guitarist Aurelio Martinez, who grew up in a small fishing village in Honduras, brings his bittersweet vocal style, guitar-accompanied ballads, and other traditional song forms to Zankel Hall on Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 p.m.

    SA/PS

    PROGRAM UPDATE:
    Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute has been added to The MET Orchestra’s concert with Music Director James Levine on Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m. The program also includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major featuring pianist Richard Goode, the world premiere of John Harbison and Alice Munro’s Closer To My Own Life featuring mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

    SA/PS

    Legendary Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic & His Wedding and Funeral Orchestra presents an energetic, one-of-a-kind concert at Carnegie Hall in a rare US appearance on Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m.

    ZH

    Conductor Harry Bicket and baroque chamber ensemble The English Concert return to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. for a concert with countertenor Andreas Scholl entitled Scenes from King Arthur and Fairy Queen. The program includes works by Heinrich Biber, Purcell, and Georg Muffat.

    SA/PS

    Following acclaimed Carnegie Hall performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra in 2009, and becoming an Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient in 2010, 23-year-old pianist Yuja Wang makes her New York recital debut on Thursday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. with a program of Beethoven’s Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 in A Major, and Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor.

    WRH

    Canadian soprano Layla Claire performs her New York recital debut with pianist Natalia Katyukova on Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. with a program including songs by Debussy, R. Strauss, Canteloube, and Barber. (Please note: Ms. Claire replaces previously announced artist Lucy Crowe for this subscription concert.)

    WRH

    Classical guitarist Miloš, from the Mediterranean nation of Montenegro, performs works by Bach, Barrios, Albéniz, Villa-Lobos, and Ginastera on Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. as part of Carnegie Hall’s Distinctive Debuts series.

    SA/PS

    Vocalist Audra McDonald performs an evening of favorite show tunes, classic songs from the movies, and original pieces written for her on Saturday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m. with a small orchestra led by Musical Director Ted Sperling.

    SA/PS

    On Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m., Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit and The Philadelphia Orchestra perform Fauré’s Pavane in F-sharp Minor, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major with guest soloist Lang Lang, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 in E Minor.

    ZH

    Carnegie Hall’s annual three-concert series, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein, returns on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. featuring the singer and Great American Songbook interpreter with special guests to be announced.

    SA/PS

    On Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, the Minnesota Orchestra and Music Director Osmo Vänskä perform Tchaikovsky’s Voyevoda Overture and Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor featuring Stephen Hough, along with Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3, Op. 27, “Sinfonia espansiva.”

    SA/PS

    Pianist András Schiff kicks off his season-long Perspectives series—“In the Steps of Bartók”—on Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Music Director Iván Fischer performing Bartók’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3. Also on the program is Schubert’s Overture to Die Zauberharfe and Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major. The following evening, on Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m., Mr. Schiff performs Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Maestro Fischer and the orchestra on a program that also includes Bartók’s Hungarian Peasant Songs and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Major, “Great.” Mr. Schiff’s Perspectives series continues on Monday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m. with a solo recital featuring Bach’s Three Part Inventions, Bartók’s Piano Sonata, and Beethoven’s Thirty-three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli.

    WRH

    Madrid-based quartet Cuarteto Casals performs Boccherini’s String Quartet in G Minor, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, and Schubert’s String Quartet in A Minor on Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.

    ZH

    Saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano performs with his current progressive ensemble, Joe Lovano Us Five—featuring pianist James Weidman, bassist Esperanza Spalding, and drummers Francisco Mela and Otis Brown III—in a program that celebrates Charlie “Bird” Parker, plus original works on Friday, October 28 at 10:00 p.m.

    ZH

    On Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m., string quartet Brooklyn Rider performs a varied program featuring the New York premiere by the quartet titled Seven Steps, Christopher Tignor’s together into this unknowable night (with the composer on electronics), Philip Glass’s String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima,” John Zorn’s Kol Nidre, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131.

    SA/PS : Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage   ZH : Zankel Hall   WRH : Weill Recital Hall

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