• Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012

    May 2012 Highlights and Updates

    MATTHIAS GOERNE / LEIF OVE ANDSNES
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes present works by Mahler and Shostakovich on Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. including Mahler’s "Urlicht” and "Es sungen drei Engel" and Shostakovich’s "Dante," Op. 145, No. 6.
     

     


    PERSPECTIVES: ANDRÁS SCHIFF
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Pianist András Schiff concludes his season-long Perspectives series this May, beginning with a solo recital on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. of works by Bach, Bartók, and Beethoven, plus the world premiere of Zirkustänze by Jörg Widmann, and the US premieres of György Kurtág’s Rituale, in Memoriam Strém Kálmán, and In Memory of a Pure Soul: Klara Schiff in Memoriam. As part of the Making Music series, Mr. Schiff also performs as part of an all-Jörg Widmann chamber music program on Thursday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. with the composer playing clarinet, soprano Claron McFadden, pianist Shai Wosner, and The Parker Quartet. Mr. Schiff performs Debussy’s Children’s Corner well as Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Op. 15 on Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Debussy’s La boîte à joujoux together with the Salzburg Marionette Theater. He and the marionettes also perform Debussy’s La boîte à joujoux in a Carnegie Hall Family Concert on Sunday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. On Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m., Mr. Schiff joins baritone Christian Gerhaher for a recital of vocal works by Beethoven, Haydn, and Schumann, including Dichterliebe, Op. 48.

     


    NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 in A Minor on Wednesday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m.

     


    ENSEMBLE ACJW
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    ARTIST UPDATE:

    Mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall joins Ensemble ACJW in its performance of Ravel’s Chansons madécasses and soprano Mary Elizabeth Mackenzie is featured in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 on Thursday, May 24 at 1:00 p.m., the final performance of Ensemble ACJW’s 2011-2012 season, and the group’s four-concert series at Trinity Wall Street presented by Carnegie Hall and Trinity Wall Street. Ensemble ACJW repeats this performance with Ms. Hall and Ms. Mackenzie on Thursday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m. at Paul Hall along with Martinú’s Nonet, Op. 374. The first of four concerts at Trinity Wall Street begins on Thursday, May 3 at 1:00 p.m. with a performance of Ryan Gallagher’s Oboe Quartet and Mozart’s String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516. On Thursday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m., Ensemble ACJW presents a performance of George Perle’s Critical Moments 2 and Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115. Ensemble ACJW returns on Friday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m. and performs Paul Hindemith’s Octet and Bach’s "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050.

     


    EVGENY KISSIN
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    On Thursday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Evgeny Kissin performs Beethoven’s "Moonlight" Sonata, Barber’s Piano Sonata, and two works by Chopin: the Nocturne in A-flat Major and Sonata No. 3 in B Minor.
     

     


    ARTEMIS QUARTET
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The Berlin-based Artemis Quartet has cancelled its Zankel Hall performance, scheduled for Friday, May 4, due to family reasons that prevent first violinist Natalia Prischepenko, from traveling overseas at this time. This Carnegie Hall performance will not be rescheduled.

     


    LOUIS LORTIE
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    ARTIST AND PROGRAM UPDATE:

    Pianist Louis Lortie will replace Maurizio Pollini in a solo recital on Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Pollini has had to cancel his forthcoming US engagements due to health reasons. Mr. Lortie will play works by Beethoven and Chopin.

     


    SPRING FOR MUSIC
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Spring For Music , in partnership with Carnegie Hall, presents an innovative six-concert festival showcasing six orchestras from across North America.

    Events include:

    • Music Director Hans Graf and the Houston Symphony performing an all Shostakovich program including Antiformalist Rayok and Symphony No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 103, "The Year 1905," on Monday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.  

    • A performance by Music Director Williams Eddins and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in a program that includes the US premieres of Robert Rival's Lullaby, John Estacio's Triple Concerto, and Allan Gilliland's Dreaming of the Masters III as well as Bohuslav Martinu's Symphony No. 1. Soloists include pianist Angela Cheng, violinist Juliette Kang, cellist Denise Djokic, and trumpeter Jens Lindemann.

    • Music Director Jacques Lacombe conducting the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in Weill's Symphony No. 1, "Berliner Symphonie," Busoni's Piano Concerto featuring pianist Marc-André Hamelin, and Varèse’s Nocturnal with soprano Hila Plitmann and the Men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir under the direction of Joe Miller on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.

    • Music Director and Principal Conductor Justin Brown leading the Alabama Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, and the New York premieres of Avner Dorman's Astrolatry and Paul Lansky's Shapeshifters for Two Pianos and Orchestra featuring piano duo Quattro Mani.

    • The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Edo de Waart joined by soprano Xiaoduo Chen, soprano and instrumentalist Meng Meng, and instrumentalists Wu Man, Hong Wang, and Yang Yi on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. for a performance of Chen Qigang's Iris dévoilée. The program also includes Messiaen's Les Offrandes oubliées and Debussy's La mer.

    • A performance by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. closing the Spring For Music festival with the New York premieres of Charles Ives's Universe Symphony (real. Austin) and Terry Riley's The Palmian Chord Ryddle Concerto for Electric Violin and Orchestra featuring electric violinist Tracy Silverman. Percy Grainger's The Warriors completes the program.

     

     


    NADINE SIERRA / CAROL WONG
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    PROGRAM UPDATE:
    Debussy’s Quatre chansons de jeunesse has been added to the program by soprano Nadine Sierra with pianist Carol Wong in addition to previously announced works by Rachmaninoff, Bernstein, Villa-Lobos, and Braga on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.

     


    EMANUEL AX
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Pianist Emanuel Ax performs Copland’s Piano Variations, Haydn’s Variations in F Minor, Beethoven’s Eroica Variations, and Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes on Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m.

     


    THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    ARTIST AND PROGRAM UPDATE:
    Pianist Maria João Pires will step in for Maurizio Pollini, performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor with Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit and The Philadelphia Orchestra on Friday, May 18 at 8:00 p.m., replacing the previously announced Piano Concerto No. 1 by Chopin. The program will also include Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé with The Philadelphia Singers Chorale under the direction of David Hayes.

     


    THE MET ORCHESTRA
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    On Sunday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m. conductor David Robertson and The MET Orchestra are joined by violinist Christian Tetzlaff to perform Mozart’s Adagio in E Major, K. 261, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, and Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto, Op. 36.

     


    THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Music Director Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra present two programs beginning on Wednesday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m., joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman for Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, plus Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54 and the New York premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Laterna magica. On Thursday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m., Welser-Möst leads a concert performance of Strauss’s Salome with soprano Nina Stemme as Salome, bass-baritone Eric Owens as Jochanaan, tenor Rudolf Schasching as Herod, mezzo-soprano Jane Henschel as Herodias, tenor Garrett Sorenson as Narraboth, Brian Keith Johnson as Second Nazarene, and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Page. The cast also includes tenors Rodell Rosel, Matthew Plenk, Bryan Griffin, and James Kryshak; bass-baritones Darren Stokes and Sam Handley; and bass Evan Boyer. A pre-concert talk with Walter Frisch, Professor of Music at Columbia University starts at 7:00 p.m.

     


    LANG LANG
    Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Renowned pianist Lang Lang performs Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825, Schubert’s Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960, and Chopin’s Twelve Etudes, Op. 25 on Tuesday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m.

     


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