VOICES FROM LATIN AMERICA FESTIVAL (Carnegie Hall and various New York venues) This November and December, Voices from Latin America, Carnegie Hall’s month-long citywide festival developed under the guidance of four internationally-acclaimed artistic advisors—Osvaldo Golijov, Gilberto Gil, Chucho Valdés, and Gustavo Dudamel—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. Select November Voices from Latin America events include:
ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Nicholas McGegan conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major, Chaconne from Idomeneo, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein (pictured at right) and Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major.
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.
MURRAY PERAHIA Friday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Pianist Murray Perahia returns to Carnegie Hall with a program featuring Haydn’s Sonata in D Major, Schubert’s Moments musicaux, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14, “Moonlight,” Schumann’s Faschingsschwank aus Wien, and Chopin’s Impromptu in F-sharp Major and Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor.
BELCEA QUARTET Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) The Belcea Quartet explores Beethoven’s late string quartets through a three-concert Zankel Hall series, beginning with Op. 95 in F Minor (“Serioso”), Op. 132 in A Minor, and the composer’s final quartet—Op. 135 in F Major—on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m., the ensemble performs the string quartets Op. 127 in E-flat Major—the first of the five final quartets that changed the genre forever—and Op. 130 in B-flat Major. The third and final program on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m., holds the string quartets Op. 74 in E-flat Major (“Harp”) and Op. 131 in C-sharp Minor as well as Beethoven’s relentless Grosse Fuge.
EMERSON STRING QUARTET / YEFIM BRONFMAN Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) The Emerson String Quartet (pictured at right) presents an all-Brahms program including his String Quartet Op. 51, No. 2 in A Minor, and String Sextet, Op. 36 in G Major featuring violist Paul Neubauer, and cellist Colin Carr, and Piano Quintet, Op. 34 in F Minor featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman.
MIDORI / ÖZGÜR AYDIN Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Violinist Midori (pictured at right) collaborates with pianist Özgür Aydin on three Beethoven sonatas—nos. 2, 6, and 9 (“Kreutzer”)—alongside Webern’s Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, and George Crumb’s Four Nocturnes (Nightmusic II).
STEFAN JACKIW / ANNA POLONSKY Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. (Weill Recital Hall) Violinist Stefan Jackiw (pictured at right) joins pianist Anna Polonsky for Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Brahms’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, the world premiere of David Fulmer’s new work for violin and piano (commissioned by Carnegie Hall), and Richard Strauss’s Violin Sonata in E-flat Major.
THE NEW YORK POPS Friday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Music Director Steven Reineke (pictured at right) conducts The New York Pops in a program entitled By Special Request: An Evening With the Orchestra featuring favorite symphonic repertoire, including Ravel’s Bolero, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, plus the world premiere of a new fanfare composed by Reineke.
CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY CONCERT: INTERCULTURAL JOURNEYS EAST MEETS WEST Saturday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. (Zankel Hall) ARTIST ADDITION: Performers have been announced for this Carnegie Hall Family Concert entitled Intercultural Journeys East Meets West, exploring musical instruments, styles, and traditions from around the globe, and how they bring us all together. Artists will include clarinetist Ricardo Morales, drummer Hafez El Ali Kotain, vocalist Phyllis Chapell, cellist Udi Bar-David (pictured at right), erhuist Jiebing Chen, and host Charlotte Blake Alston.
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Music Director Franz Welser-Möst (pictured at right) leads The Cleveland Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major and Grosse Fuge, Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy, and the New York premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s Chute d’Étoiles for Two Trumpets and Orchestra featuring trumpeters Michael Sachs and Jack Sutte.
APOLLON MUSAGETE QUARTET Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. (Weill Recital Hall) Founded in Vienna in 2006 by four talented Polish musicians, the Apollon Musagete Quartet performs Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major ("Emperor"), Szymanowski’s String Quartet No. 1, Suk’s Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn ("St. Wenceslas"), and Janácek’s String Quartet No. 1 ("Kreutzer Sonata").
PIERRE-LAURENT AIMARD Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard presents at solo recital including Heinz Holliger’s Elis (Three Night Pieces), Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 (with posthumous etudes), and Debussy’s Préludes, Book II.
ORCHESTRE RÉVOLUTIONNAIRE ET ROMANTIQUE / THE MONTEVERDI CHOIR Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to Carnegie Hall, leading the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and The Monteverdi Choir in two evenings of Beethoven works with soloists soprano Rebecca Evans, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, tenor Michael Spyres, and bass Matthew Rose, including Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt and Symphony No. 9 in D Minor on Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Missa solemnis on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.preceded by a talk at 6:30 p.m. with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and members of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique in conversation with Director of Artistic Planning, Jeremy Geffen.
LISA MARIE PRESLEY Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 p.m. (Zankel Hall) CONCERT ANNOUNCED: Singer / songwriter Lisa Marie Presley continues the annual WFUV Live at Zankel series, performing songs from her songs from her recently released album, Storm & Grace, and more.
JOYCE DIDONATO Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) ARTIST AND PROGRAM UPDATE: The complete program has been announced for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato’s Carnegie Hall program with Il Complesso Barocco. Entitled Drama Queens—the program encompasses a selection of arias from Baroque operas that depict queens and royalty, including works from Orlandini’s Berenice, Cesti’s Oronotea, Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea, Giacomelli’s Merope, Hasse’s Antonio e Cleopatra, Porta’s Ifigenia in Aulide, and Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Radamisto, and Alesandro, plus orchestral works by Vivaldi and Scarlatti. Violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky joins Ms. DiDonato to lead the ensemble.
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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