• Thursday, Sep 8, 2011

    Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Year—Program Details of this Fall's Citywide Celebration 

     Valery Gergiev & Mariinsky Orchestra Launch October Focus on
    “Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg,” Celebrating Russian Composer/Conductor
    From Carnegie Hall’s 1891 Opening Night;
    Additional Tchaikovsky Events Presented by New York City Ballet,
    The School of American Ballet, Musica Sacra, Sotheby's,
    New York Public Library, and The Harriman Institute of Columbia University

    In November and December, Carnegie Hall and New York City Partners,
    The Morgan Library & Museum and the New-York Historical Society,
    Explore “New York City at the Turn of the Century”

    Carnegie Hall Treasures, History of Carnegie Hall with Stunning Visuals, Now Available


    This fall, Carnegie Hall continues its 120th anniversary year celebration with concerts, ballet, lectures, discussions, and more, exploring the vibrant world of music and the arts that flourished around the time of Carnegie Hall’s birth in 1891. The celebration begins with five concerts by Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, October 5–11, launching Carnegie Hall’s 2011–2012 season with the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, one of the towering figures of classical music in the late nineteenth century who made his American debut conducting at Carnegie Hall’s very first opening night on May 5, 1891. The series by the Mariinsky Orchestra kicks off with Carnegie Hall's 2011–2012 Opening Night Gala featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.

    Events to follow in October, November, and December at Carnegie Hall and at partner cultural institutions throughout New York City will explore two themes: "Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg" and "New York at the Turn of the Century." Both will provide insight on a pivotal moment in history, when industrialization had taken hold in the United States and New York City was beginning to emerge as a cultural capital, capable of attracting some of the biggest European artists.

    A Carnegie Hall Discovery Day exploring the cultural world of Tchaikovsky and St. Petersburg in the 1890s and early 20th century will be presented in partnership with The Harriman Institute of Columbia University on Saturday, October 15 in Weill Recital Hall and feature panel discussions and lectures by scholars from Columbia, Barnard College, Harvard, and Yale, among others. The afternoon will also feature a recital of songs by Tchaikovsky and his contemporaries by baritone Andrei Bondarenko and pianist Gary Matthewman. (A previously announced Discovery Day on “New York at the Turn of the Century,” originally scheduled for November 19, has been canceled.)

    Also during the 120th anniversary year, HarperCollins in partnership with Carnegie Hall, has released Carnegie Hall Treasures, a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning music writer Tim Page, which tells the story of Carnegie Hall’s beginnings and 120-year history. Featuring more than 200 rare photographs and a separate portfolio of 30 removable facsimiles of collectible memorabilia, the narrative recounts memorable appearances by the many notable actors, dancers, writers, and public figures to grace the stage in the past 120 years. Carnegie Hall Treasures, with a foreword by pianist Emanuel Ax, is available now at The Carnegie Hall Shop and other retailers.

    Throughout the fall, Carnegie Hall will offer special anniversary tours (in addition to its standard building tours) focusing on the history of the period. The public can visit carnegiehall.org/tours for more information. Special web content exploring Carnegie Hall’s 120th anniversary—including interviews with featured artists and about Carnegie Hall's history—will be available online at carnegiehall.org. Currently available are video interviews with Valery Gergiev on the importance of Tchaikovsky and with Carnegie Hall Archivist Gino Francesconi on the special relationship between Tchaikovsky, New York City, and Carnegie Hall.

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    “Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg”
    The five-concert series by Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra in early October launches an extended focus on Tchaikovsky, the Russian composer and conductor who opened Carnegie Hall in 1891. Events at Carnegie Hall and New York City partner institutions devoted to the theme of “Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg” will take place throughout that month, exploring his influence on the culture and artists of St. Petersburg, Russia. Partners for “Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg” are: The Harriman Institute at Columbia University, Musica Sacra, New York City Ballet, New York Public Library, The School of American Ballet, and Sotheby’s. “Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg” is sponsored by PwC.

    Events include:

    • Mariinsky Orchestra
      October 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
      This series of concerts featuring music by Tchaikovsky and his Russian successors will be led by Music Director Valery Gergiev. The orchestra’s New York visit kicks off with Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala on October 5 with cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme. Subsequent concerts include a cycle of the composer's six symphonies plus his Piano Concerto No. 1 with guest soloist Daniil Trifonov, Grand Prize Winner of this past summer’s XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition. Presented by Carnegie Hall.

    • Tchaikovsky and the Piano in St. Petersburg’s Gilded Age
      Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Branch of The New York Public Library
      This lecture by Dr. Anne Swartz—Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College—features musical examples, photographs, and evidence from rare Russian editions, letters, memoirs, economic society reports, and exhibition catalogues to shed light on Tchaikovsky and the forgotten piano artisans who transformed St. Petersburg's urban landscape. Presented by The New York Public Library.

    • Russian Art in the Silver Age
      Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m., Sotheby's, Russian Art Department
      An overview by Dr. Karen Kettering, Sotheby’s Vice President and Specialist, Russian Works of Art, and Emily Kodama, Junior Specialist, Russian Paintings, of the thriving Russian cultural scene during the Silver Age, from luxury goods by Fabergé and other Imperial jewelers to the most innovative painters of the avant-garde. Presented by Sotheby's.

    • New York City Ballet: George Balanchine’s Jewels
      Friday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m., David H. Koch Theater
      Inspired by a visit to Van Cleef & Arpels, Balanchine distilled the brilliant facets of three precious stones into a grand display: "Emeralds" with music by Fauré (Pelléas et Mélisande and Shylock), "Rubies" with music by Stravinsky (Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra), and "Diamonds" with music by Tchaikovsky (Symphony No. 3). With Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and Music Director Fayçal Karoui. Presented by New York City Ballet.

    • Imperial Jewels: Tchaikovsky’s Contribution to Ballet
      Sunday, October 9 at 12:00 p.m., David H. Koch Theater
      George Balanchine was himself a musician and he felt a special bond with Tchaikovsky's music. Lecture-demonstrations compare and contrast Russian ballet with Balanchine's stylistic innovations. Presented by New York City Ballet and The School of American Ballet.

    • Musica Sacra: Rachmaninoff's Vespers, Op. 37
      Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m., The Church of St. Paul the Apostle
      A presentation of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, op. 37, performed by Musica Sacra and led by conductor Kent Tritle with contralto Kirsten Sollek and tenor John Tirrano. Presented by Musica Sacra.

    • Discovery Day: Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg
      Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m., Weill Recital Hall
      This afternoon of panel discussions, talks, and performance will explore the cultural world of St. Petersburg in the 1890s and beyond, with speakers from Columbia University, Barnard College, Harvard, and Yale. Baritone Andrei Bondarenko and pianist Gary Matthewman will perform a recital of songs by Tchaikovsky and his contemporaries. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with The Harriman Institute at Columbia University.

    • Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Russian Chamber Chorus of New York
      Saturday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m., Richmondtown Branch of The New York Public Library
      At this free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert in Staten Island, Artistic Director Nikolai Kachanov leads one of the preeminent Russian vocal ensembles in the U.S. in a program entitled "Tchaikovsky and His Contemporaries," celebrating music from the Golden Age of Russian Culture. Presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.

    • Ensemble ACJW
      Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m., Weill Recital Hall
      Musicians from The Academy perform a program of Russian chamber music, including 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. Presented by Carnegie Hall.

    • Anna Netrebko's New York Recital Debut
      Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m., Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
      The acclaimed Russian soprano Anna Netrebko performs songs by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky with pianist Elena Bashkirova. Presented by Carnegie Hall.
    “New York City at the Turn of the Century”
    In November and December, complementing the Tchaikovsky focus, Carnegie Hall and other partner institutions will explore the era in which Carnegie Hall was born with a series of talks and panel discussions exploring “New York City at the Turn of the Century.” At the time when Carnegie Hall opened, New York City was becoming the epicenter of a powerful young country, yet it was just finding its cultural foothold. New York was a city of industrial titans like Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, yet still a city where “Midtown” was considered 14th Street and hog farms had not long before inhabited the area surrounding 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. Partners for “New York City at the Turn of the Century” are: The Morgan Library & Museum and the New-York Historical Society.

    Events include:
    • New York on the Cusp: The City When Carnegie Hall Debuted
      Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m., New York Society for Ethical Culture
      Architectural historian Barry Lewis leads a lecture and slideshow revisiting New York City in the 1890s. Presented by New-York Historical Society.

    • Edith Wharton: Old and New New York
      Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m., The Morgan Library & Museum
      Hildegard Hoeller, Professor of English at The City University of New York, will talk about Edith Wharton and her changing views of old and new New York. Presented by The Morgan Library & Museum.

    A complete schedule of events for Carnegie Hall’s fall anniversary celebration follows:

    Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA
    OPENING NIGHT GALA

    Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
    Yo-Yo Ma, Cello

    CARNEGIE HALL’S OPENING NIGHT GALA

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture in A Major, Op. 96
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Major, Op. 33
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Op. 35

    Opening Night Gala Sponsor: PwC

    Tickets: $49–$154
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    Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m.
    Mid-Manhattan Library
    TCHAIKOVSKY ST. PETERSBURG PARTNER EVENT: TCHAIKOVSKY AND THE PIANO IN ST. PETERSBURG'S GILDED AGE


    Dr. Anne Swartz, Professor of Music, and Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Baruch College

    The piano in St. Petersburg during the 1880s served as an appropriate symbol of modernity in the capital's Gilded Age, a period that roughly coincided with Alexander III's reign (r.1881-1894). Piano production remained at an all-time high, as native-born artisans joined the ranks of the established European makers who founded piano workshops in the capital before 1850. With the support of the state, artisans and composers, together, reshaped the musical narrative and transformed the reach of the piano from the court to the middle class. Tchaikovsky, in particular, affirmed the tradition of the public concert hall and presented a distinctive modern repertoire to Russian audiences.

    Musical examples, photographs, and evidence from rare Russian editions, letters, memoirs, economic society reports, and exhibition catalogues shed light on Tchaikovsky and the forgotten piano artisans who transformed St. Petersburg's urban landscape in the decade before the composer departed for America and Carnegie Hall.

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    455 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10016

    Admission is free, Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    Presented by The New York Public Library.

    For more information call 212-340-0863.
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    Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sotheby's
    TCHAIKOVSKY ST. PETERSBURG PARTNER EVENT: RUSSIAN ART IN THE SILVER AGE

    Dr. Karen Kettering, Vice President; Specialist, Russian Works of Art
    Emily Kodama, Junior Specialist, Russian Paintings

    A brief overview of the thriving and complex Russian cultural scene during the Silver Age, taking in everything from the luxury goods produced by Fabergé and other Imperial jewelers to the most innovative painters of the avant-garde scene.

    Sotheby’s
    Russian Art Department
    1334 York Avenue at 72nd St
    New York, NY 10021

    Presented by Sotheby’s.

    For more information call 212-606-7000 or visit sothebys.com.
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    Thursday, October 6 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA

    Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

    ALL-TCHAIKOVSKY PROGRAM
    Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13, "Winter Daydreams"
    Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathétique"

    Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg is sponsored by PwC

    Tickets: $48–$150
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    Friday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m.
    David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
    TCHAIKOVSKY ST. PETERSBURG PARTNER EVENT: NEW YORK CITY BALLET

    New York City Ballet
    Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief
    New York City Ballet Orchestra
    Fayçal Karoui, Music Director

    JEWELS

    Choreography by George Balanchine

    Emeralds
    GABRIEL FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande
    GABRIEL FAURÉ Shylock

    Rubies
    IGOR STRAVINSKY Capriccio

    Diamonds
    PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 3

    Inspired by a visit to Van Cleef and Arpels, George Balanchine distilled the brilliant facets of three precious stones into a grand display - the first ever, plot less full-length ballet. Emeralds moves at Fauré’s mesmerizing pace, while Rubies races like lightning through Stravinsky’s jazzy Capriccio.

    Concluding the evening is Diamonds, set to Tchaikovsky’s spectacular Symphony No. 3 in D major. Reflective of the order and grandeur of Imperial Russia and St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, where Balanchine trained, it has been said that if the Russian inheritance of ballet were lost, Diamonds would still communicate its essence.

    Pre-concert talk starts at 6:45 p.m. at the David H. Koch Theater.
    TCHAIKOVKSY’S JEWELS: How the Music of Tchaikovsky inspired the ballets of George Balanchine

    David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
    20 Lincoln Center
    New York, NY 10023

    Tickets: Start at $29, FREE Pre-concert talk

    Presented by New York City Ballet.

    For more information call 212-870-5570.
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    Sunday, October 9 at 12:00 p.m.
    David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
    TCHAIKOVSKY ST. PETERSBURG PARTNER EVENT: IMPERIAL JEWELS: TCHAIKOVSKY'S CONTRIBUTION TO BALLET


    This seminar will explore Tchaikovsky’s great music for classical ballet. Growing up at the Imperial Ballet School during the Silver Age, George Balanchine was himself a musician and felt a special bond with Tchaikovksy’s music his entire creative life. Lecture demonstrations will compare and contrast traditional Russian ballet style with Balanchine’s stylistic innovations.

    David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
    20 Lincoln Center
    New York, NY 10023

    Tickets: $15

    Presented by New York City Ballet and The School of American Ballet.

    For more information call 212-496-0600 or visit nycballet.com.
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    Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA

    Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

    ALL-TCHAIKOVSKY PROGRAM
    Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17, "Little Russian"
    Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

    Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg is sponsored by PwC

    Tickets: $48–$150
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    Monday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA

    Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

    ALL-TCHAIKOVSKY PROGRAM
    Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Op. 29, "Polish"
    Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36

    Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg is sponsored by PwC

    Tickets: $48–$150
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    Tuesday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA

    Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
    Daniil Trifonov, Piano
    Grand Prize Winner, XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition

    SERGEI PROKOFIEV Three Selections from Romeo and Juliet
       Friar Lawrence
       Masks
       Montagues and Capulets
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10

    Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg is sponsored by PwC

    The Trustees of Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Suki Sandler in support of the 2011-2012 season.

    Tickets: $48–$150
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    Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m.
    The Church of St. Paul the Apostle
    TCHAIKOVSKY ST. PETERSBURG PARTNER EVENT: MUSICA SACRA

    Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
    Kirsten Sollek, Contralto
    John Tiranno, Tenor

    SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Vespers, Op. 37

    The Church of St. Paul the Apostle
    405 W. 59th Street
    New York, NY 10023

    Presented by Musica Sacra

    For more information call 212-330-7684 or visit MusicaSacraNY.com
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    Saturday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    DISCOVERY DAY: TCHAIKOVSKY IN ST. PETERSBURG

    Andrei Bondarenko, Baritone
    Gary Matthewman, Piano

    An afternoon of talks, panel discussions, and musical performance, featuring leading scholars from the Harriman Institute at Columbia University exploring the cultural world of St. Petersburg in the 1890s and beyond.

    Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.

    Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg is sponsored by PwC

    Tickets: Special: $19. After June 15: $22
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    Saturday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m.
    Richmondtown Library, Staten Island
    NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT: RUSSIAN CHAMBER CHORUS OF NEW YORK

    Russian Chamber Chorus of New York
    Nikolai Kachanov, Artistic Director

    As the preeminent Russian vocal ensemble in the US, the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York is one of the world’s greatest ambassadors of the Eastern European creative spirit. Their rich Russian choral style features the resonant, velvety, deep bass voices that layers under pure and articulate high voices. Founded in 1984 by Artistic Director Nikolai Kachanov, the choir is known for its heartfelt singing and fascinating programming spanning many centuries and styles, from ancient liturgical chants to world premieres by leading contemporary Russian composers.

    Richmondtown Library
    200 Clarke Avenue (at Amber Street) | Staten Island

    Presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.

    The Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Target®.

    Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg is sponsored by PwC

    For more information call 718-668-0413 or visit nypl.org.
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    Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    ENSEMBLE ACJW


    MIKHAIL GLINKA Trio pathétique in D Minor for piano, clarinet, and bassoon
    ANTON ARENSKY String Quartet No.2 in A Minor
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50

    Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg is sponsored by PwC

    Lead support of The Academy is provided by Goldman Sachs Gives.

    Major funding for The Academy has been provided by Susan and Edward C. Forst and Goldman Sachs Gives, The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Judith and Burton Resnick, and the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation.

    Additional support has been provided by The Arnow Family Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, The Edwin Caplin Foundation, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., the Edward John Noble Foundation, The Joe Plumeri Foundation, and Suki Sandler.

    Additional funding provided by Breguet, in partnership with Henry and Elizabeth Segerstrom.

    The Academy is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the US Department of State.

    Tickets: $25
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    Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    ANNA NETREBKO, Soprano
    New York Recital Debut
    ELENA BASHKIROVA, Piano


    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Of What I Dream in the Quiet Night," Op. 40, No. 3
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Forgive! Remember Not These Tearful Days," Op. 27, No. 4
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Not the Wind, Blowing from the Heights," Op. 43, No. 2
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "The Lark Sings Louder," Op. 43, No. 1
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "On the Hills of Georgia," Op. 3, No. 4
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "In the Kingdom of Roses and Wine," Op. 8, No. 5
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Zuleika’s Song," Op. 26, No. 4
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Enslaved by the Rose, the Nightingale" (Eastern Song), Op. 2, No. 2
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "The Clouds Begin to Scatter," Op. 42, No. 3
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "The Nymph," Op. 56, No. 1
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "Summer Night’s Dream," Op. 56, No. 2
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Tell Me, What's in the Shade of the Branches," Op. 57, No. 1
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Frenzied Nights," Op. 60, No. 6
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Why?," Op. 6, No. 5
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "O Child, Beneath thy Window," Op. 63, No. 6
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Cradle Song," Op. 16, No. 1
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Was I Not a Little Blade of Grass?," Op. 47, No. 7
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Amid Sombre Days," Op. 73, No. 5
    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Does the Day Reign?," Op. 47, No. 6

    Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg is sponsored by PwC

    Tickets: $38–$115
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    Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.
    New-York Society for Ethical Culture
    NEW YORK AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY PARTNER EVENT: NEW YORK ON THE CUSP: THE CITY WHEN CARNEGIE HALL DEBUTED

    Barry Lewis, Architectural Historian

    A lecture and slideshow, revisiting New York City in the 1890s.

    New York Society for Ethical Culture
    2 West 64th Street
    New York, NY 10023

    Presented by New-York Historical Society

    For more information call (212) 873-3400 or visit nyhistory.org/web.
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    Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.
    The Morgan Library & Museum
    NEW YORK AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY PARTNER EVENT:
    EDITH WHARTON: OLD AND NEW NEW YORK


    Hildegard Hoeller, City University of New York, will talk about Edith Wharton and her changing views of old and new New York, from her earliest short stories to her 1934 autobiography.

    The Morgan Library & Museum
    225 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10016

    Tickets: $15 for Non-Members; $10 for Morgan Members

    Presented by The Morgan Library & Museum

    For more information call (212) 685-0008 or visit themorgan.org.
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    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

    Ticket Information
    Single tickets and subscriptions for Carnegie Hall events are on sale now at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.


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