• Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012

    March 2012 Highlights and Updates

    SA/PS  

    PROGRAM UPDATE:
    Added to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s third and final program on Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 p.m. are works by Johann Strauss (Overture from Die Fledermaus, “Csárdás” from Ritter Pázmán, and Russian March-Fantasy, Op. 353), Eduard Strauss (Greetings to Prague, Polka) and Johann Strauss Jr. (Die Bajadere, Polka, Op. 351; and Tales from the Vienna Woods Waltz, Op. 325). The program also includes Richard Strauss’s Death and Transfiguration and Der Rosenkavalier Suite. Over three concerts, the orchestra celebrates 50 years of artistic collaboration with conductor Lorin Maazel, with concerts featuring works by composers who have figured prominently in their half century of working together. The series begins on Friday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. with an all-Sibelius program including Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, and Symphony No. 7 in C Major. The following evening, Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra and Maestro Maazel perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor and Wagner/Maazel’s The Ring Without Words for Orchestra.
     

    ZH  

    On Saturday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m.,Chantel Renee Wright leads one of New York City’s most gifted youth choirs Songs of Solomon in a Carnegie Hall Family Sing, presented by the Weill Music Institute. The program features a selection of African American spirituals, anthems, gospel, and inspirational music. Family members of all ages are invited to join in the music making and sing along at this lively, family-friendly, and interactive event. Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before the performance and are free to all ticket holders.  

    ZH  

    On Monday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall’s Making Music series continues with Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair Kaija Saariaho offering commentary on her music. Vocal ensemble Solistes XXI is featured in a special multimedia program entitled Voix, Espace, directed by Rachid Safir with contributions from video artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière. The program features Ms. Saariaho’s works Echo, Nuits,adieux, Lonh, From the Grammar of Dreams, and Tag des Jahrs. Jeremy Geffen, Carnegie Hall’s Director of Artistic Planning, moderates the pre-concert discussion.  

    SA/PS  

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra performs three concerts beginning on Tuesday, March 6 at 8:00 p.m. with Beethoven’s Missa solemnis conducted by Kurt Masur and featuring soprano Christine Brewer, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, tenor SimonO’Neill, and bass-baritone Eric Owens, along with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus under the direction of John Oliver. The following evening, Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra, led by Christoph Eschenbach, performs Berlioz’s overture to Benvenuto Cellini and Symphonie fantastique. Pianist Cédric Tiberghien also appears as soloist in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. The final concert on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. is conducted by Stéphane Denève and features pianist Peter Serkin as soloist in Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Winds; the program also includes Ravel’s Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) Suite and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor.  

    SA/PS  

    ARTIST UPDATE:
    Clarinetist Thomas Martin joins conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops on their return to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, March 8 at 8:00 p.m. performing a tribute to Benny Goodman. The program also includes the New York premiere of Chris Brubeck’s Travels in Time for Three featuring the acclaimed trio Time for Three.
     

    WRH, ZH  

    As part of composer Kaija Saariaho’s season-long Carnegie Hall residency, she and her frequent collaborator, cellist Anssi Karttunen, lead a Professional Training Workshop for young composers and string players, presented by the Weill Music Institute. As part of the workshop, there will be a public master class on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall featuring Kaija Saariaho’s works for strings, and two final concerts in Zankel Hall on Sunday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. featuring the workshop’s participants—teams of young composers andstring players collaborating on the creative process of writing and premiering new works.
     

    ZH  

    Vocalist Gretchen Parlato and guitarist/vocalist Lionel Loueke are joined by Becca Stevens on ukulele, guitar, charango, African harp, and vocals, showcasing a special project of the duo’s on Friday, March 9 at 10:00 p.m. as part of Carnegie Hall’s The Shape of Jazz series.  

    SA/PS  

    On Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m., Music Director David Robertson conducts the St. Louis Symphony in Kaija Saariaho’s Quatre Instants featuring soprano Karita Mattila (for whom the work was written). The orchestra and Mr. Robertson also perform Stravinsky’s The Firebird and Debussy’s Printemps. 

    WRH  

    PROGRAM UPDATE:
    The Morgenstern Trio—2009 winner of the prestigious Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award—will now present a performance of Mozart’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major in their program, which also includes Ravel’s Piano Trio in A Minor, and Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
     

    ZH, WRH, DMC  

    Early music ensemble L'Arpeggiata launches its six-event Carnegie Hall Perspectives series on Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. with a program entitled Los Pajaros Perdidos featuring clarinetist Gianluigi Trovesi, vocalists Lucilla Galeazzi, Luciana Mancini, and Vincenzo Capezzutto, and soprano Raquel Andueza. The ensemble along with Ms. Galeazzi and Ms. Andueza return the following evening, Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., with Ensemble Barbara Furtuna, presenting Via Crucis, tracing the passion story through Corsican folk music and sacred Italian and German music. On Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., L’Arpeggiata is again joined by Ms.Galeazzi, performing La Tarantella: Antidotum Tarantulae showcasing the many sides of the “spider’s dance” with songs both modern and traditional and composed works from the 17th century. A pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall with ensemble Artistic Director Christina Pluhar in conversation with Carnegie Hall Director of Artistic Planning Jeremy Geffen. On Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m., L’Argeggiata performs a program entitled Los Impossibles: Spanish and NeapolitanMusic from the 17th Century. L’Arpeggiata concludes its Perspectives leading two public master classes on baroque music for singers, instrumentalists, and ensembles on March 17 and 18 at 10:00 a.m. as part of Carnegie Hall’s series of Professional Training Workshops presented by the Weill Music Institute.  

    PH  

    Ensemble ACJW performs Thursday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. in a program featuring Leopold Mozart’s “Agnus Dei” from Lauretanische Litanei, Albrechtsberger’s Aria de Passione Domine, George Crumb’s Black Angels, Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue in C Minor and Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. 

    SA/PS  

    On Friday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m., Music Director Steven Reineke and The New York Pops are joined by guest artist Patti Austin singing Ella Fitzgerald’s Gershwin Songbook. 

    ZH  

    Six-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble The Chieftains perform a 50th anniversary concert on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m., with special guests to be announced. 

    SA/PS, ZH, Various Venues  

    Carnegie Hall, in partnership with the San Francisco Symphony, presents American Mavericks in March 2012, a celebration of revolutionary American composers who forged their own paths in order to establish their own musical voices. Concerts by some of today’s leading, young contemporary music groups and instrumentalists lead up to four programs at Carnegie Hall by the San Francisco Symphony led by its Music Director and American Mavericks Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas. Events presented by Carnegie Hall include:  

    • In a free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert at the Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Artistic Director Alan Pierson leads Alarm Will Sound in a world premiere of a new work by Charlie Wilmoth, as well as short theatrical works by John Cage, Conlon Nancarrow’s Study No. 2 (arranged by Gavin Chuck), Varèse’s Poème électronique, and Elliott Sharp’s Coriolis Effect on Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 p.m. Presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.  

    • Violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Reiko Uchida perform a free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert at the Brooklyn Center Library on Sunday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m. with a program including Jennifer Higdon’s String Poetic, John Adams’s Road Movies, Missy Mazzoli’s Dissolve, O my Heart, and Lou Harrison’s Grand Duo. Presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

    • On Friday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. pianist Lisa Moore performs a free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert at the La Guardia Performing Arts Center in Long Island City, Queens. The program includes works by Philip Glass, Don Byron, Martin Bresnick, Henry Cowell, John Adams, Missy Mazzoli, Jerome Kitzke, and Frederic Rzewski. Presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. 

    • On Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m. the JACK Quartet performs a free Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert at the Abrons Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement with a program featuring Charles Ives’s String Quartet No. 2, Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet, and Steven Mackey’s Physical Property with the composer making a special appearance on electric guitar. Presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.  

    • On Monday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, So Percussion is joined by electronic music duo Matmos, composer and electronics performer Dan Deacon, composer Cenk Ergün, and violist Beth Meyers for “We Are All Going in Different Directions” – A John Cage Celebration. A pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 p.m. with members of So Percussion in conversation with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School.  

    ARTIST UPDATE:
    Yuval Sharon directs the performance of John Cage’s Song Books by singers Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk, and Jessye Norman, joining Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony and the St. Lawrence String Quartet on Tuesday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.  Also on the program: the New York Premiere of John Adams’s Absolute Jest for String Quartet and Orchestra, featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet. The orchestra also performs Henry Cowell’s Synchrony and Varèse’s Amériques.
     

    • The following evening, Wednesday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, and pianist Emanuel Ax perform Morton Feldman’s Piano and Orchestra on a program that also features Carl Ruggles’s Sun-Treader and Charles Ives’s A Concord Symphony orchestrated by Henry Brant.  

    • On Thursday, March 29 at 8:30 p.m., conductor and host Michael Tilson Thomas is joined by members of the San Francisco Symphony to perform the New York premiere of Mason Bates’s Mass Transmission with the composer performing electronica. Also on the program is Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra featuring solo organist Paul Jacobs, as well as David Del Tredici’s Syzygy and Daphne of the Dunes by Harry Partch. Additional guest soloists and ensembles on the program include soprano Kiera Duffy, Newband with directors Dean Drummond and Stefani Starin, and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City directed by Francisco J. Núñez.  

    Michael Tilson Thomas—again appearing as host—concludes American Mavericks with members of the San Francisco Symphony on Friday, March 30 at 8:30 p.m.Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble are featured in the New York premiere of Realm Variations by Ms. Monk, on a program that also features contributions from pianist Jeremy Denk and such works as Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood, Lukas Foss’s Echoi, and Morton Subotnick’s Jacob’s Room: Monodrama (2012) with vocalist Joan La Barbara.  

    In addition to events presented by Carnegie Hall, American Mavericks partner programming takes place at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Anthology Film Archives, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, New York Public Library, The Greene Space, and on WQXR/Q2 Music. Visit carnegiehall.org/Mavericks for complete details.  

    ZH  

    On Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m., the highly acclaimed Ebène Quartet performs jazz improvisations on a program also featuring Mozart’s String Quartet in D Minor, K.421, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C-sharp Minor Op. 131.  

    WRH  

    The Brentano String Quartet presents the second program of its two-part series, Fragments: Connecting Past and Present, on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. with a program including the New York premieres of short works by John Harbison (Finale, Presto), Stephen Hartke (From the Fifth Book), and Vijay Iyer (Mozart Effects) —all co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall—alongside Haydn’s String Quartet in D Minor, Bartók’s String Quartet No. 1, and fragments of string quartets by Mozart and Shostakovich.  

    ZH  

    Five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein continues his annual Carnegie Hall series, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. Details and guest artists are to be announced. 

    ZH  

    Music Director George Manahan leads American Composers Orchestra in a program entitled Orchestra Underground: American Accounts, which includes the world premieres of new works by Gabriel Kahane (performing with ACO on piano and vocals) and Ian Williams (performing with ACO on electronics), the New York premiere of Michael Daugherty’s Trail of Tears featuring flutist Amy Porter, plus Milton Babbitt’s From the Psalter featuring soprano Judith Bettina, and Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto featuring clarinetist Derek Bermel on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.  

    SA/PS  

    On Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m., pianist Yefim Bronfman performs a recital featuring three of Liszt’s Etudes including "Mazeppa,” "Harmonies du Soir,” and "Chasse-Neige." The program will also include Brahms’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major. 

    WRH  

    The Elias String Quartet play Mozart’s String Quartet in A Major, Janácek’s String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata,” and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A Minor, “Ist es wahr?” on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.  

    ZH  

    Citizen Cope is featured in an intimate solo/acoustic performance as part of the WFUV Live at Zankel series on Friday, March 23 at 10:00 p.m. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV, the series celebrates the art of singer/songwriters, highlighting the eclectic nature of their music. 

    ZH  

    All-male polyphonic vocal ensemble Lo Còr de la Plana from Marseilles, France, sings music influenced by Bartók, Gregorian chant, reggae, and Arab music on Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 p.m.  

    SA/PS  

    On Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m., Les Violins Du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec under Music Director Bernard Labadie perform Bach’s St. John Passion with featured soloists including tenor Ian Bostridge (Evangelist), bass-baritone Neal Davies (Jesus), soprano Karina Gauvin, countertenor Damien Guillon, tenor Nicholas Phan, and bass-baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann.  

    ZH  

    David Robertson conducts Ensemble ACJW with clarinetist Moran Katz on a program featuring Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, Ligeti’s Chamber Concerto for 13 Instruments, John Adams’s Gnarly Buttons and Haydn’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major, “Le Soir” on Sunday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. 

    SA/PS: Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage   ZH: Zankel Hall   WRH: Weill Recital Hall
    PH: Paul Hall   DMC: The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

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