On Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m., Finnish piano virtuoso Juho Pohjonen performs a recital program to include Beethoven’s Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Debussy’s Estampes, and Chopin’s 24 Preludes.
The Grammy Award-winning a cappella group Sweet Honey In The Rock delivers a soul-stirring concert on Friday, November 4 at 8:00 p.m. Rooted in the rich traditions of the African American musical legacy, their songs include hopeful anthems that celebrate the struggle for justice and social consciousness everywhere.
Jazz guitarist and composer Bill Frisell has teamed up with artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison to create a multi-disciplinary work, The Great Flood, based on the Mississippi River Flood of 1927, which was an epic disaster, wreaking havoc on an entire region of our country and displacing thousands, including scores of Delta blues performers who took their music north to cities like Chicago. The new work, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, receives its New York premiere on Friday, November 4 at 10:00 p.m. with Frisell on guitar, leading trumpeter Ron Miles, bass player Tony Scherr, and drummer Kenny Wollesen. The Great Flood is an evening-long suite that tells the story of these musicians and how their migration transformed American music forever.
On Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m., Music Director Robert Spano conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the New York premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall), as well as Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor featuring guest soloist Garrick Ohlsson.
Contemporary music ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars returns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 5 at 9:00 p.m. performing the New York premiere of Louis Andriessen’s Life (with film by Marijke van Warmerdam); as well as David Lang’s sunray; Michael Gordon’s For Madeline; David Longstreth’s Instructional Video, Matt Damon, Breakfast at J&M; Kate Moore’s Ridgeway; and Lukas Ligeti’s Glamour Girl.
On Tuesday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m., violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Enrico Pace present a recital featuring Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, selected preludes by Lera Auerbach, and Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 9 in A Major.
Twenty-three-year-old pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii—Gold Medalist of the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009—makes his New York recital debut on Thursday, November 10 at 8:00 p.m. Mr. Tsujii, who has been blind since birth and is already a superstar in his native Japan, performs John Musto’s Improvisation and Fugue; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 17 in D Minor; Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition; and two works by Liszt: “Un sospiro" from Trois études de concert No. 3, and the Rigoletto Concert Paraphrase for Piano.
Carnegie Hall’s WFUV Live at Zankel concert series presented in partnership with WFUV kicks off on Friday, November 11 at 10:00 p.m. with contemporary singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur. Arthur’s musical reputation has been built through several critically acclaimed releases that combine his poetic lyrics and a layered sonic palette as well as through constant touring.
On Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m., mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager teams up with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet to perform a recital of songs by Brahms and Liszt.
PROGRAM UPDATE: Virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Sam Haywood perform in recital on Monday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. on a program which includes violin sonatas by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Ysaÿe, and Franck.
On Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m., acclaimed Canadian ensemble and choir The Theater of Early Music, led by its Artistic Director and countertenor Daniel Taylor, joins soprano Deborah York to perform Handel Arias and Love Duets from Giulio Cesare, Rodelinda, Rinaldo, and Tolomeo.
The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and Artistic Director Sir John Eliot Gardiner return to Carnegie Hall for two all-Beethoven programs in November. The renowned chamber orchestra performs the Egmont Overture and Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7 on Wednesday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m., returning the following evening, Thursday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m., with the Overture to Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus and Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4.
Ensemble ACJW continues its 2011–2012 season of concerts on Thursday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m. with a performance at The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall featuring Handel’s Trio Sonata in G Minor, Hindemith’s Octet, and Mendelssohn’s Quintet No. 1 in A Major.
On Friday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m., Music Director Jeanne Lamon and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra perform a concert of 17th and 18th-century works by Bach, Vivaldi, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and Johann Friedrich Fasch.
Carnegie Hall’s Distinctive Debuts series continues on Friday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. with the New York recital debut of cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker performing Beethoven’s Cello Sonata in F Major, Mendelssohn’s Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, and Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major with pianist Martin Helmchen.
On Friday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m., singer Cheyenne Jackson, star of Broadway musicals, Glee, and 30 Rock, is the featured guest artist for program of swinging tunes from the ‘50s and ‘60s by The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke, entitled Cheyenne Jackson's Cocktail Hour: Music Of The Mad Men Era.
EVENT CANCELLATION: A previously announced Carnegie Hall Discovery Day exploring “New York at the Turn of the Century,” originally scheduled for November 19, has been canceled.
ARTIST UPDATES: Artists added to the lineup for Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Arthur Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher are: stage director James Robinson, sopranos Tamara Wilson (The Virgin), Hae Ji Chang (Marguerite), mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor (Catherine), tenor Timothy Fallon (Porcus), bass Morris Robinson, and Ondes Martenot player Cynthia Millar. The performance of Swiss/Parisian composer Honegger’s rarely played dramatic oratorio of 1935 takes place on Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m., The orchestra and Ms. Alsop are also joined by Concert Artists of Baltimore, The Peabody-Hopkins Chorus directed by Edward Polochick, the Morgan State University Choir directed by Eric Conway, and the Peabody Children’s Chorus under Doreen Falby.
On Saturday, November 19 at 8:30 p.m., Rhythm of Rajasthan—a group from the windswept Thar Desert in northwestern India—performs a concert of Sufi songs and folk music combined with folk dances. The concert is presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with the World Music Institute.
Tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist/composer Thomas Adés perform Schumann’s Dichterliebe and selections from Schubert’s Schwanengesang, along with songs by John Dowland, Kurtág on Monday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. Mr. Adés also performs solo pieces by Liszt as well as an original work.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio performs a program on Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m. of Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor, and the New York premiere of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Quintet for Contrabass, Cello, Viola, Violin and Piano, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and featuring special guests, violist Michael Tree and double bassist Harold Robinson.
Acclaimed Finnish contemporary music ensemble Avanti! Chamber Orchestra and conductor Hannu Lintu kicks off Kaija Saariaho’s season-long residency as holder of the Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, performing two programs of works by Finnish composers over two consecutive evenings. The first, on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. features the world premiere of Saariaho’s new work, Emilie Suite, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and based on her 2009 opera about the life and writings of Marquise Émilie du Châtelet, the mathematician, physicist, and mistress of Voltaire. Also on the program are Saariaho’s early success Nymphéa, from 1987, Jukka Tiensuu’s Nemo, and Lotta Wennákoski’s Kuule II, and guest artists will be bass clarinetist Heikki Nikula and soprano Elizabeth Futral. On Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m., the ensemble returns with vocalist Markus Allan for a fun program entitled Finnish Tango: A Journey To The Fairy Tale Land, featuring a variety of tangos and lighthearted works by Finnish composers.
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