• Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011

    December 2011 Highlights & Updates

     

    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  

    ARTIST UPDATE:
    Fiddle player Amanda Shires and bassist Bryn Davies were added to the artist line-up for the Justin Townes EarleWFUV Live at Zankel concert on Friday, December 2 at 10:00 p.m.
     

    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 debut 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.
     

    ZH  

    RADIO BROADCAST UPDATE:
    Please note that the recital by soprano Karita Mattila and pianist Martin Katz performing songs by Poulenc, Debussy, Marx, and Aulis Sallinen on Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m. will be broadcast live in the New York City area on WQXR 105.9 FM and nationally on American Public Media stations as part of the Carnegie Hall Live series.
     

    ZH  

    ARTIST UPDATE:
    Vocalists Violeta Ortega and Alfredo “Godo” Herrera, along with Rodrigo Duarte on electric cello, percussionist Samuel Torres, and host Russell Granet have been added to the Family Concert performance by Mexican harpist Celso Duarte on Sunday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. featuring 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  

    PROGRAM UPDATE:
    The program has been updated for countertenor Iestyn Davies’s New York recital debut with pianist Kevin Murphy. History Repeating features the world premiere of lute songs arranged by Nico Muhly (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall) on Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.
     

    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 leading performances of 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 completes the program. 

    ZH  

    ARTIST AND PROGRAM UPDATE:
    Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard has been added to the Ensemble ACJW concert on Friday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. Led by conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, the group’s program will now consist of Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major and Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 2, with Ms. Leonard joining for Ravel's Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Handel’s “Sta nell’Ircana” from Alcina, and works from Vivaldi’s Griselda.
     

    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-Saëns’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

    For complete concert information, please click here.

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