VOICES FROM LATIN AMERICA FESTIVAL (Carnegie Hall and various New York venues) This December, Carnegie Hall’s Voices from Latin America, a citywide festival developed under the guidance of four internationally-acclaimed artistic advisors—Osvaldo Golijov, Gilberto Gil, Chucho Valdés, and Gustavo Dudamel—continues. The festival, which launches on November 8, invites audiences to explore the incredibly diverse arts and cultures of Latin America with more than 60 performances and events at Carnegie Hall and partner venues throughout New York City through December 11. Select December Voices from Latin America events include:
THE MET ORCHESTRA Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi (pictured at right) leads The MET Orchestra in a concert featuring Sofia Gubaidulina’s violin concerto In tempus praesens with Met Concertmaster David Chan, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, “Emperor,” featuring guest soloist Yefim Bronfman, and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1945 version).
THE KING'S SINGERS Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) World-renowned six-member a capella ensemble The King's Singers perform an eclectic mixture of songs including contemporary vocal music, Renaissance madrigals, and popular songs from the Great American Songbook by Arlen, Gershwin, and others.
ENSEMBLE ACJW Sunday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) Conductor Harry Bicket, a specialist in baroque and classical repertoire, leads Ensemble ACJW, the performance arm of The Academy, in a program to include Bach’s Cantata No. 51: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! with soprano Lucy Crowe, as well as Bach’s Concerto for Oboe, Violin, and Continuo in D Minor featuring ensemble members oboist Stuart Breczinski and violinist Michelle Ross, plus Rebel’s Les élémens ("The Elements") and Gluck’s Suite from Armide.
PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI Thursday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) Esteemed pianist Piotr Anderszewski performs an all-Bach program including English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, French Suite No. 5 in G Major, Italian Concerto, and English Suite No. 6 in D Minor.
THE NEW YORK POPS Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Steven Reineke leads The New York Pops and Pink Martini (pictured at right) in Joy to the World, a multi-denominational holiday concert featuring songs from the band’s best-selling album of the same name.
NEW YORK STRING ORCHESTRA Monday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) The New York String Orchestra, featuring young musicians participating in the annual New York String Orchestra Seminar, returns to Carnegie Hall for two evenings of performances conducted by Jamie Laredo (pictured at right). On Monday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m., the orchestra performs Mozart’s Overture to La clemenza di Tito, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major featuring pianist Jonathan Biss, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104 in D Major, “London.” On Friday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m., cellist Cicely Parnas joins the orchestra for Saint-Saën’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, clarinetist Anthony McGill is featured in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, and the orchestra performs Dvorák’s Four Slavonic Dances and Mendelssohn’s Overture to The Hebrides.
For complete concert information, please click here. Lead funding for Voices from Latin America is provided by grants from the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Sponsored, in part, by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Mercantil Servicios Financieros.Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.Breguet is the Exclusive Timepiece of Carnegie Hall.United is the Official Airline of Carnegie Hall.
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