Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and pianist Malcolm Martineau perform a program of songs focusing on women throughout history and literature. Works by Purcell, Berlioz, Schubert, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Duparc, Wolf, Horovitz, Poulenc, and Schumann are featured alongside selections by Noël Coward, Cole Porter, and Stephen Sondheim on Wednesday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Violinist Fabio Biondi leads the Italian Baroque orchestra Europa Galante in a performance of works by Vivaldi, Nardini, and Locatelli with guest mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux on Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.
On Friday, February 3 at 10:00 p.m., jazz composer and bassist Ben Allison performs with an ensemble including saxophonist Michael Blake, guitarist Steve Cardenas, drummer Rudy Royston, percussionist Rogerio Boccato, vocalist Joey Arias, and Brandon Seabrook on both guitar and banjo.
On Sunday, February 5 at 3:00 p.m., conductor David Robertson leads the Orchestra of St. Luke's and hundreds of New York City high school and middle school singers in The Carmina Burana Choral Project, a creative learning project developed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute exploring Orff's Carmina Burana. In addition to a performance of the choral work, three high school aged composers have been commissioned by Carnegie Hall to write short new works based on the musical themes of Carmina Burana. These new works will receive their world premieres on the first half of the program.
Viol ensemble Fretwork performs works by Monteverdi, Ferrabosco, Coprario, and Dering, among others on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Musical Director Ray Chew—who collaborated with Carnegie Hall in 2010 to create A Night of Inspiration, a concert celebrating the uplifting power of gospel music—returns to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, February 9 at 8:00 p.m. with a special evening titled A Tribute to Motown. Guest artists are to be announced.
Ensemble ACJW—featuring musicians of The Academy—continues its 2011–2012 season with a program featuring Stravinsky's Histoire du soldat and the New York premiere of a new work by members of the composers' collective, Sleeping Giant, including Andrew Norman, Christopher Cerrone, Jacob Cooper and Robert Honstein on Tuesday, February 14, 7:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m., The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit return to Carnegie Hall performing Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, Martin's Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 featuring violinist James Ehnes as soloist.
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes performs Haydn's Sonata in C Minor; Bartók's Suite, Op. 14; Debussy's Images, Book I; and various works by Chopin on Wednesday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. This performance is being broadcast live on WQXR (105.9 FM) and streamed on wqxr.org as part of the Carnegie Hall Live series. It is also broadcast on radio stations across the country, courtesy of American Public Media.
On Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m., the Brentano String Quartet makes the first of three appearances, beginning with a two-part project entitled Fragments: Connecting Past and Present. The Quartet has collaborated with six contemporary composers who have written miniature works to be juxtaposed with short pieces by J.S. Bach, Schubert, Haydn, Mozart, and Shostakovich. The new works, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, are written by—in Part I—Charles Wuorinen, Bruce Adolphe, and Sofia Gubaildulina, and—in Part II (on March 21)—John Harbison, Stephen Hartke, and Vijay Iyer. Both Fragments programs conclude with a performance of a quartet by Debussy and Bartók, respectively. The Brentano String Quartet returns in April for a program featuring Busoni’s String Quartet No. 2 and Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130, with Große Fuge, Op. 133.
Sir Roger Norrington conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke's in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major with guest soloist Jeremy Denk, as well as Haydn's Symphony No. 39 in G Minor and Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major on Thursday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, in partnership with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, launches their new collaboration: Carnegie Hall Choral Institute Presents Transient Glory—three programs of contemporary choral music for young voices led by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez and featuring the Young People's Chorus of New York City, and the JACK Quartet, hosted by John Schaefer of WNYC Radio. On Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m., the program, which takes place at (Le) Poisson Rouge features Michael Gordon's Potassium and Exhalted; Derek Bermel's Soul Garden and A Child's War and Paquito D'Rivera's Invitation to the Danzon and Tembandumba. On Friday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m., at the 92nd Street Y, the program features Joan Tower's Incandescent and Can I; Bright Sheng's String Quartet No. 5, "The Miraculous", and "The Boatmen's Song"; and Del Tredici's Innocence and Four Heartfelt Anthems. The final performance on Saturday, Friday 18, at 8:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall features John Corigliano's Snapshot: Circa 1909; String Quartet No. 1, "Scherzo"; and One Sweet Morning; Douglas J. Cuomo's A Far Playground and Fortune; and previous nights’ works by Joan Tower, Michael Gordon, Derek Bermel, and Paquito D’Rivera.
Acclaimed Bollywood vocalist Asha Bhosle performs a program entitled Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow featuring some of India's rising stars on Friday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m. Additional artists are to be announced.
On Sunday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. pianist András Schiff presents a public master class as part of his Perspectives series, sharing his insights on Bach and Bartók with four emerging pianists as part of a Professional Training Workshop presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. On Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m., these four young pianists perform the works they studied under Mr. Schiff in the culminating Young Artist Concert of the workshop. Mr. Schiff’s Perspectives series continues on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. when he joins Hungarian folk-music ensemble Muzsikás. On Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m., he performs alongside pianist Dénes Várjon in a program of Schumann's Six Etudes in Canonic Form (arranged by Debussy), Kurtág's Selections from Játékok, and Debussy's En blanc et noir. The two pianists will then join percussionists David Skidmore and James Michael Deitz for a performance of Bártok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.
Bass-baritone Eric Owens and pianist Robert Spano perform works by Schumann, Schubert, Debussy, and Duparc, as well as Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, Wolf's Drei Gedichten von Michelangelo and Wagner’s “Les deux grenadiers” on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Sir Simon Rattle leads the Berliner Philharmoniker in three consecutive performances beginning on Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.,with a program of Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Dvořák's The Golden Spinning-Wheel, Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, and Elgar's Enigma Variations. The orchestra returns the following evening, Friday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m., performing Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor. The series concludes on Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. with a program featuring Wolf's "Elfenlied," "Der Feuerreiter," and "Frühlingschor" from Manuel Venegas and Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" featuring soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir led by Joe Miller.
Soprano Erin Morley and pianist Vlad Iftinca, perform on Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m., on a program of works by Haydn, Poulenc, Rossini, Schumann, Schubert, as well as Barber's 4 Songs, Op. 13, and Rachmaninoff's 6 Songs, Op. 38.
On Monday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. pianist Simon Trpčeski performs Liszt's Prelude and Fugue in A Minor (after J.S. Bach), Petrarch Sonnet No. 104 from Années de pèlerinage, Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este, and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp Minor, as well as Schubert's 16 German Dances, D.783 and Fantasy in C Major, D.760, "Wanderer Fantasy."
On Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m., Kronos Quartet is joined by its original cellist Joan Jeanrenaud as special guest on the New York premiere of Vladimir Martynov's Schubert-Quintet (Unfinished). Also on the program are Nicole Lizée's Death to Kosmische and a new work by Donnacha Dennehy, plus more to be announced.
The series Standard Time with Michael Feinstein returns featuring Michael Feinstein in an all-new program of selections from the Great American Songbook on Wednesday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests are to be announced.
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