EMERSON STRING QUARTET / YEFIM BRONFMAN Monday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) The Emerson String Quartet, which was originally scheduled to perform on November 6, presents an all-Brahms program, including the String Quartet Op. 51, No. 2 in A Minor; the String Sextet, Op. 36 in G Major featuring violist Paul Neubauer, and cellist Colin Carr; and the Piano Quintet, Op. 34 in F Minor featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman.
ENSEMBLE ACJW Wednesday, January 9 at 8:00 p.m. (Paul Hall, The Juilliard School) Ensemble ACJW, the performance arm of The Academy, plays Mozart’s Serenade for Winds in C Minor and Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps in a free concert at The Juilliard School.
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA Thursday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) PROGRAM UPDATE: Violinist Leonidas Kavakos will perform Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61 with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra in place of Osvaldo Golijov’s Violin Concerto, originally scheduled to receive its New York premiere at this performance. The other two works on this program, Ravel’s La valse and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, remained unchanged. A pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Walter Frisch, Professor of Music at Columbia University.
AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA Friday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) Music Director George Manahan conducts the American Composers Orchestra in a program entitled Orchestra Underground: Time Travels, featuring the world premieres of Kyle Blaha’s Sinfonietta and Kate Soper’s 'now is forever' he whispered: Orpheus and Eurydice for Voice and Orchestra, with the composer featured as soprano soloist; the US premiere of Zhou Long’s Bell Drum Tower; and Lukas Foss’s 1960 masterwork, Time Cycle: Four Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, with soloist Jennifer Zetlan.
CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY CONCERT: MAMBO MANIA Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Eguie Castrillo and his orchestra with special guest vocalist Gilberto Santa Rosa, celebrate the passion and joy of Caribbean mambo music and dance, continuing Carnegie Hall’s annual series of Family Concerts. Concerts are recommended for ages 5-12 and feature a pre-concert activity beginning at 1:00 p.m. Claudette Sierra hosts.
NICOLAS HODGES Monday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) PROGRAM UPDATE: Elliott Carter’s Two Thoughts About the Piano replaces Stravinsky’s Three Movements from Pétrouchka on pianist Nicolas Hodges’s recital. The rest of the program includes Debussy’s Etudes, Books I and II; Busoni’s Giga, bolero e variazione (after Mozart) from An die Jugend; and the New York premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s Gigue Machine, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall.
JULIA FISCHER Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) Violinist Julia Fischer is featured in a solo recital, performing Bach’s Solo Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major and Solo Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor; in addition to Ysaÿe’s Solo Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 27 and Hindemith’s Solo Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 11.
DOROTHEA RÖSCHMANN / MALCOLM MARTINEAU Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) Soprano Dorothea Röschmann begins and ends her recital with pianist Malcolm Martineau performing Schubert’s and Wolf’s settings of the same Goethe poems, in between collaborating on additional works by Schubert, Strauss, and Liszt.
RADU LUPU Thursday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Renowned Romanian pianist Radu Lupu returns to Carnegie Hall with a program of Franck’s Prelude, Chorale and Fugue; Schubert’s Four Impromptus; and Debussy’s Préludes, Book II.
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 p.m. (Zankel Hall) Grammy Award–winning folk singer, humorist, and actor Loudon Wainwright III performs selections from his musical career, which spans the past forty years.
RENÉE FLEMING / SUSAN GRAHAM / BRADLEY MOORE Sunday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) PROGRAM UPDATE: A program has been announced for soprano Renée Fleming, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, and pianist Bradley Moore’s recital, kicking off Renée Fleming’s Perspectives series. The recital will include French works by Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Debussy, Oscar Straus, Berlioz, Hahn, Messager, Offenbach, and Delibes.
WEST-EASTERN DIVAN ORCHESTRA Wednesday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which is composed of musicians from Israel, Palestine, and other Arab countries, in the first two programs of its four-concert Beethoven symphony cycle, performing symphonies nos. 1, 8, and 5 on Wednesday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. and symphonies nos. 4 and 3, “Eroica,” on Thursday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m. The series concludes on February 2 and 3.
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