PROGRAM UPDATE: Added to the Vogler Quartet’s program on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. with vocalist Ute Lemper and clarinetist Stefan Malzew are works by Schulhoff, Maitrier, Emer, and Alberstein in addition to works by Eisler, Weill, Brel, and Piazzolla.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m., violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the European Union 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.
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.
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.
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.
ARTIST UPDATE: Drummer Gene Lake joins saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa headlining the New York premiere of Sahmdhi, a fusion of South Indian music and jazz, together with guitarist David Gilmore, bassist Rich Brown, and percussionist Anand Ananthakrishnan as The Shape of Jazz series continues on Saturday, April 21 at 10:00 p.m.
ARTIST UPDATE: Casting has been announced for 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.Laura Osnes will play Maria Rainer with Tony Goldwyn as Captain Georg von Trapp, Brooke Shields as Elsa Schraeder, Patrick Page as Max Detweiler, and Stephanie Blythe as The Mother Abbess. They will be joined by Cotter Smith as Herr Zeller, Mary Michael Patterson as Liesl von Trapp, Nick Spangler as Rolf Gruber, Joy Hermalyn as Sister Berthe, Mistress of Novices, Linda Mugleston as Sister Margaretta, Mistress of Postulants, Faith Sherman as Sister Sophia, Reed Birney as Admiral von Schreiber, Veanne Cox as Frau Schmidt, The Housekeeper, and a special appearance by Daniel Truhitte, who played Rolf “The Sound of Music” film, as Baron Elberfeld. The roles of the von Trapp children include members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Jake Montagnino as Friedrich, Olivia Knutsen as Louisa, Jacob Sutton as Kurt, Grace Luckett as Brigitta, Natalie Hawkins as Marta, and Charlotte Knutsen as Gretl. The remainder of the cast is to be announced. Gary Griffin directs the concert performance with Rob Fisher serving as musical director and conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
On Wednesday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m., eminent American pianist Richard Goode presents a recital of works by Schumann and Chopin.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Pianist Maurizio Pollini returns to Carnegie Hall on Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m. performing works by Chopin and Liszt. Mr. Pollini returns on Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. with an all-Beethoven program.
PROGRAM UPDATE: Added to Artistic Director Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s program with soprano Dawn Upshaw on Monday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. are Schumann’s "Mondnacht," arranged by Jordan, and works by Schubert ("Geheimes," arranged by Brahms, and "Der Tod und das Mädchen" arranged by Tognetti). The program also includes 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.
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