• Thursday, Jul 12, 2012

    October 2012 Calendar 

    Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m.
    Friday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Muti launch Carnegie Hall’s 2012–2013 season with a series of exciting concerts over three consecutive nights. On Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m., Mr. Muti and the orchestra are joined by soprano Rosa Feola, countertenor Antonio Giovannini, baritone Auden Iversen, the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and the Chicago Children’s Choir for Carl Orff’s dramatic oratorio Carmina Burana at Carnegie Hall’s festive Opening Night Gala concert. On Thursday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m., the CSO performs Wagner’s Overture to Der fliegende Holländer, the New York premiere of CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates’s Alternative Energy, and Franck’s Symphony in D Minor. The following evening, Friday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m., the program features Dvorák’s Symphony No. 5 in F Major, Op. 76; Martucci’s Notturno, Op. 70, No. 1; and Respighi’s Feste romane.

    Friday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    The Philharmonia Quartett Berlin performs Mozart’s String Quartet in D Major, K. 499, "Hoffmeister," Lutoslawski’s String Quartet, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, "Harp."


    Friday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The New York Pops with Music Director Steven Reineke kicks off their Carnegie Hall season with a program entitled Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, featuring guest artists Aaron Lazar, Kelli O’Hara, and Paulo Szot as well as choral ensemble Essential Voices USA and the New York Theatre Ballet.


    Sunday, October 14, at 3:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Semyon Bychkov conducts The MET Orchestra and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek in Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Op. 91. The program also includes Wagner’s Overture and Bacchanale from Tannhäuser and Richard Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64.


    Wednesday, October 17 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The acclaimed Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain—which features a witty, singing and strumming line up of ukulele players with instruments in varying registers—returns to Carnegie Hall for a virtuosic evening of musical entertainment.


    Thursday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Living Broadway legend Barbara Cook celebrates her 85th birthday with a special concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joined by Musical Director Lee Musiker and musical guests to be announced.


    Friday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Conductor Valery Gergiev and the World Orchestra for Peace are featured in The Solti Centennial Concert, celebrating the centenary of the late, legendary conductor Sir Georg Solti, born on October 21, 1912. The orchestra, originally founded by Sir Georg and making its US debut with this concert, comprises principals and section players from the orchestras with which he had an association. The program—featuring soprano Angela Gheorghiu, bass René Pape, and alumni of the Solti Accademia and Solti Foundation US—includes Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro; Strauss’s Don Juan, Op. 20; Mahler’s Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor; Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra; and selected opera arias and ensembles by Mozart and Verdi. Lady Solti appears as presenter.

    Saturday, October 20 at 10:00 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Known as the "Lion of Zimbabwe,” exiled singer and musician Thomas Mapfumo performs his unique style of Chimurenga music—a blend of Western popular styles and music from southeastern Africa that he both created and popularized—performed to communicate social messages.


    Monday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    Ensemble ACJW, the performance arm of The Academy, makes its first appearance of the new season offering the New York premiere of a new work by Samuel Carl Adams, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, plus Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence for String Sextet, Op. 70.


    Monday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Music Director Bernard Labadie returns to Carnegie Hall with Les Violons du Roy and a program of Baroque-era music, including flute concertos by Johann Joachim Quantz, C.P.E. Bach, and Frederick II, the King of Prussia, featuring guest soloist Emmanuel Pahud. Benda’s Sinfonia in G Major, Bach’s Ricercare a 6 from A Musical Offering, and C.P.E. Bach’s String Symphony No. 5 in B Minor complete the program.


    Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The Philadelphia Orchestra makes its first New York appearance under the baton of new Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in his Carnegie Hall debut, conducting Verdi’s Requiem with a sensational quartet of soloists: soprano Marina Poplavskaya, mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, tenor Rolando Villazón, and bass Mikhail Petrenko.


    Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    French pianist Alexandre Tharaud appears on the Distinctive Debuts series, performing sonatas by Scarlatti and Chopin, plus Ravel’s Miroirs and Liszt’s Funérailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses.


    Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    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. Guest artists and program are to be announced.


    Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    In this program, composer and singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane explores the connections between classical and popular songs. Kahane is joined by singer and instrumentalist Shara Worden and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider for the world premiere of his new work, “Come On All You Ghosts,” commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The evening also includes selections from his second album of songs, Where are the Arms, plus a collection of classical and popular music by Samuel Barber, Cee Lo Green, Yotam Haber, Charles Ives, Jerome Kern, Andrew Norman, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Sufjan Stevens.


    Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    Soprano Marlis Petersen makes her New York recital debut with pianist Jendrik Springer, collaborating on a program entitled “Goethe—Das Ewig Weibliche: “Goethe and the Eternal-Feminine. The performance features songs by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Liszt, among others, demonstrating the enduring power that Goethe’s Romantic concept of the eternal feminine has held over composers for more than two centuries.


    Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    The American Composers Orchestra conducted by José Serebrier is featured in an Orchestra Underground program entitled Dreams and Dances that includes the US premiere of Serebrier’s Flute Concerto with Tango, featuring soloist Sharon Bezaly; the world premieres of Narong Prangcharoen’s The Migration of Lost Souls and Milica Paranosic’s The Tiger's Wife (Prologue) for Electronics, Projections, and Orchestra (featuring projections by Carmen Kordas), and the New York premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank’s Manchay Tiempo. Ives’s Symphony No. 3, "The Camp Meeting," concludes this eclectic program.


    Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Music Director Robert Spano leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Copland’s Appalachian Spring, plus two choral blockbusters—Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Walton’s Belshazzar's Feast—in a performance featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, countertenor John Holiday, and baritone Brett Polegato.


    Wednesday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The Mariinsky Orchestra, led by Music Director Valery Gergiev, returns to Carnegie Hall, with a program that includes Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54; Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40; and Rodion Shchedrin’s The Little Hunchbacked Horse Suite.


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