• Thursday, Jan 5, 2012

    April 2012 Highlights

    ZH  

    Vocalist Ute Lemper joins the Vogler Quartet and pianist and clarinetist Stefan Malzew on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. performing works by Eisler, Weill, Brel, and Piazzolla, among others.  

    SA/PS  

    Pianist Mitsuko Uchida performs an all-Schubert program on Wednesday, April 11, at 8:00 p.m., including the sonatas in C Minor, D.958, in A Major, D.959, and in B-flat Major, D.960. 

    SA/PS  

    On Thursday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m., the Orchestra of St. Luke's and conductor Iván Fischer perform an all-Mozart program including Symphony No. 34 in C Major and the Requiem, featuring soprano Dominique Labelle, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, tenor Joseph Kaiser, baritone Richard Paul Fink, and Musica Sacra under the direction of Kent Tritle.  

    ZH  

    The Takács Quartet performs two concerts featuring string quartets by Janácek, Britten, Debussy, and Ravel. On Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m., they perform Janácek’s String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata,” Britten’s String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, and Debussy’s String Quartet in G Minor. The following evening, Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m., they perform Janácek’s String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters,” Britten’s String Quartet No. 3, and Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major.  

    SA/PS  

    On Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m., Music Director Steven Reineke and The New York Pops together with Essential Voices USA under the direction of Judith Clurman offer a program entitled Hollywood Award Winners featuring music from Doctor Zhivago, Out of Africa, Titanic, and The Lord of the Rings, plus an 80th birthday tribute to John Williams with Oscar–winning music from Jaws, Star Wars, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Schindler’s List. The following afternoon, on Saturday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. the Pops, Mr. Reineke, and Essential Voices USA return with special guest John Tartaglia for two performances of a Carnegie Hall Family Concert paying tribute to Jim Henson’s great legacy through song and puppetry entitled Jim Henson’s Musical World, written by Craig Shemin. 

    WRH  

    Ensemble ACJW—featuring musicians of The Academy—continues its 2011–2012 season with a program featuring George Perle’s Critical Moments II, Jean Françaix’s Wind Quintet, and Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
     

    SA/PS  

    On Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m., violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the European Youth Orchestra led by Music Director Vladimir Ashkenazy for a performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, on a program that also includes Copland’s An Outdoor Adventure and Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie. 

    WRH  

    The Brentano String Quartet makes its third and final Carnegie Hall appearance of this season, performing Busoni’s String Quartet No. 2 and Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat Major with Große Fuge on Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. 

    WRH  

    Pianist Grace Francis makes her New York recital debut on Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m., performing Brahms’s Book II from Variations on a Theme by Paganini in A Minor, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Prokofiev’s Selections from Visions fugitives, and three Liszt works: Vallée d'Obermann, Sposalizio, and Mephisto Waltz. 

    ZH  

    On Friday, April 20 at 10:00 p.m., Senegalese mbalax singer, songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, and drummer Cheikh Lô performs his own unique style of music distilled from a variety of influences including West and Central African pop, funk, and reggae. 

    ZH  

    Carnegie Hall’s The Shape of Jazz series continues on Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 p.m. with saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa headlining the New York premiere of Sahmdhi, a fusion of South Indian music and jazz, and joined by guitarist David Gilmore, bassist Rich Brown, drummer Damion Reed, and percussionist Anand Ananthakrishnan.  

    SA/PS  

    Carnegie Hall presents The Sound of Music, a special one-night gala benefit performance of the beloved musical with a timeless score by Rodgers and Hammerstein, on Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m.Gary Griffin directs the concert performance with Rob Fisher serving as musical director and conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Cast is to be announced. 

    SA/PS  

    On Wednesday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m., eminent American pianist Richard Goode presents a recital of works by Schumann and Chopin. 

    ZH  

    Soprano Sandrine Piau and pianist Susan Manoff perform works by Mendelssohn, Fauré, Strauss, Bouchot, Chausson, Poulenc, and Britten on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. 

    SA/PS  

    Music Director Kent Tritle leads the Oratorio Society of New York in a performance of Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, and the world premiere of Juraj Filas’s Song of Solomon on Thursday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m.Presented by the Oratorio Society of New York in conjunction with Carnegie Hall’s 120th anniversary. 

    WRH  

    On Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., the Pavel Haas Quartet plays works by Russian and Czech masters including Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp Minor, and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, "From My Life.”  

    SA/PS  

    Sir Simon Rattle leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Brahms’s Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Anton Webern’s Six Pieces, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, "Rhenish," on Friday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. 

    SA/PS  

    Pianist Maurizio Pollini returns to Carnegie Hall on Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m. performing works by Chopin and Liszt.  

    ZH  

    On Monday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m., the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director Richard Tognetti are joined by soprano Dawn Upshaw in a performance of Shostakovich’s Polka and Elegy, the New York premiere of Maria Schneider’s Winter Morning Walks, and Grieg’s String Quartet in G Minor, arranged by Tognetti. 

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

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