• Thursday, Sep 8, 2011

    December 2011 Highlights

    WRH

    Ensemble ACJW—featuring musicians of The Academy—continues its 2011–2012 season on Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m., performing the New York premiere of a new work by Ryan Gallagher; Charles Martin Loeffler’s Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano; and Mozart’s String Quintet in G Minor.

    ZH

    On Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m., acclaimed Finnish contemporary music ensemble Avanti! Chamber Orchestra and conductor Hannu Lintu perform a program entitled Finnish Tango: A Journey To the Fairy Tale Land, featuring a variety of tangos and lighthearted works by Finnish composers, with vocalist Markus Allan.

    WRH

    The Borromeo String Quartet performs Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor and Schubert’s String Quartet in D Minor, “Death and the Maiden” on Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.

    ZH

    Carnegie Hall’s WFUV Live at Zankel series continues on Friday, December 2 at 10:00 p.m. with accomplished singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle.

    ZH

    Blue Note recording artist Ambrose Akinmusire brings his Big Band—including Marcus Strickland, Justin Brown, Isaac Smith, and Sean Jones—to Zankel Hall for its world-premiere performance on Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 p.m.

    SA/PS

    On Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m., the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski perform Matthias Pintscher’s towards Osiris, Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, “Turkish” featuring Janine Jansen. The following evening, Thursday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra and Maestro Jurowski return with pianist Emanuel Ax for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, “Emperor,” on a program that also includes Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony.

    SA/PS

    Finnish soprano Karita Mattila and pianist Martin Katz perform songs by Poulenc, Debussy, Marx, and Aulis Sallinen on Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m.

    ZH

    Carnegie Hall’s 2011–2012 Family Concert Series kicks off on Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. with world renowned harpist Celso Duarte performing Mexican Son Jarocho music.

    SA/PS

    Pianist Christian Zacharias makes his Carnegie Hall recital debut on Tuesday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m. performing C.P.E. Bach’s Sonata in A Minor and Rondo in C Minor, Brahms’s Klavierstücke, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, and Schubert’s Sonata in D Major.

    WRH

    On Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m., countertenor Iestyn Davies makes his New York recital debut with pianist Kevin Murphy in a program entitled History Repeating featuring Britten’s arrangements of Purcell and J. S. Bach; settings by Respighi, Hahn, and Schubert; folk songs; seasonal songs; and the world premiere of lute songs arranged by Nico Muhly (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall).

    SA/PS

    On Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m., the Orchestra of St. Luke’s kicks off its 2011–2012 Carnegie Hall series with conductor Robert Spano performing Messiaen’s Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine and Bach’s Magnificat featuring soprano Susanna Phillips, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Nicholas Phan, baritone Joshua Hopkins, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus led by Director Norman Mackenzie. Bach’s "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 3 in G Major is also on the program.

    ZH

    On Friday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m., Ensemble ACJW and conductor Pablo Heras-Casado perform Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 2, and Berio’s Recital for Cathy with a soprano to be announced.

    SA/PS

    On Friday, December 16 at 8:00 p.m. and repeated on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m., The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke are joined by guest artists John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey for a program titled John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey Wish You A Swingin’ Christmas featuring seasonal favorites from the era when Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, and Rosemary Clooney ruled the airwaves. The concerts also feature Essential Voices USA led by Music Director Judith Clurman.

    SA/PS

    The New York String Orchestra returns for its annual end-of-year concerts with conductor Jaime Laredo. On Saturday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m., violinist Bella Hristova is featured on a program including Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra in D Minor, Dvorák’s Romance in F Minor, Saint-Saën’s Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 in D Major, “Haffner.” The orchestra and Maestro Laredo return on Wednesday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m. to perform Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga’s Symphony in D Minor, Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major featuring André Watts.

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

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