JONATHAN BISS / ELIAS STRING QUARTET Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) Pianist Jonathan Biss joins the Elias String Quartet for two concerts. On Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m., they perform Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Janácek’s String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters," Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47, and the New York premiere of Timothy Andres’s Piano Quintet, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall. A pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall with Jonathan Biss in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Carnegie Hall’s Director of Artistic Planning. The following week, on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., their program features Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, and they are joined by Academy alumni horn-player Eric Reed, clarinetist Carol McGonnell, and bassoonist Brad Balliett for Janácek’s Concertino for Piano and Chamber Ensemble.
STANDARD TIME WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN Wednesday, April 3 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.
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Wednesday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) The Boston Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall for three concerts. On Wednesday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m., conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads a program featuring Hindemith’s Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson. The following evening, Thursday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m., Daniele Gatti (pictured at right) conducts the BSO, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, the women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and the boys of the PALS Children’s Chorus in Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. On Friday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m., Maestro Gatti concludes the series, conducting the BSO and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung in an all-Wagner program including selections from Götterdämmerung, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Tristan und Isolde, and Tannhäuser.
PAUL APPLEBY / NATALIA KATYUKOVA Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. (Weill Recital Hall) Tenor Paul Appleby joins pianist Natalia Katyukova for a recital of works by Fauré, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Ginastera, Guastavino, and Buchardo, plus the world premiere of Harold Meltzer’s Under the Lilies.
AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) The American Composers Orchestra explores cutting-edge new American orchestral music that challenges its creative capacities and stretches the limits of what is possible with an orchestra on a program entitled coLABoratory: Playing It Unsafe led by Music Director George Manahan. The program, developed over the course of the season, includes Troy Herion’s New York City Symphony, Raymond J. Lustig’s Latency Canons, Judith Sainte Croix’s Vision V, Du Yun’s Slow Portraits, and Dan Visconti’s Glitchscape.
ELINA GARANCA / KEVIN MURPHY Saturday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca, who appeared earlier this season as Sesto in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito at The Metropolitan Opera, makes her New York recital debut singing works by Schumann, Berg, and Strauss with pianist Kevin Murphy.
ALARM WILL SOUND Saturday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m. (Zankel Hall) Artistic Director Alan Pierson leads the contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound in the world premiere of Tyondai Braxton’s Fly By Wire, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and the New York premieres of John Orfe’s Journeyman and a new work by Donnacha Dennehy. David Lang’s increase and Charles Wuorinen’s Big Spinoff round out the program.
ISABEL LEONARD / VLAD IFTINCA Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard collaborates with pianist Vlad Iftinca in a recital of Spanish and American songs by De Falla, Valverde Sanjuán, García Lorca, Granados, Montsalvatge, William Schuman, Ives, Adam Guettel, John Alden Carpenter, Cole Porter, Ned Rorem, and Leonard Bernstein, as well as the world premieres of Glen Roven’s “Wild Nights” and Ben Moore’s “I want to go with the one I love” and the New York premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s “Hop & Toe Dance.”
JASPER STRING QUARTET Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. (Weill Recital Hall) The Jasper String Quartet performs Haydn’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2, and works from its most recent album The Kernis Project: Beethoven, including Aaron Jay Kernis’s String Quartet No. 2, “Musica Instrumentalis,” and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, "Razumovsky."
THE NEW YORK POPS Friday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Conductor Steven Reineke and The New York Pops celebrate composer / lyricist Stephen Schwartz’s 65th birthday with a program entitled The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz. Guest artists for this concert are Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, and Jennifer Laura Thompson, along with Essential Voices USA.
THE FLATLANDERS Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 p.m. (Zankel Hall) Iconic country band, The Flatlanders, composed of three of Texas's most revered songwriters—Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock—plays songs from spanning their career of more than forty years.
TRIO SONNERIE Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. (Weill Recital Hall) Trio Sonnerie, composed of violinist/director Monica Huggett, viola da gamba player Emilia Benjamin, and harpsichordist James Johnstone performs an array of Baroque-era music in a program entitled Running the Gamut: Scales, Sonatas and a Tickle Repertoire includes Hume’s Tickle Me Quickly and Touch Me Lightly; Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, and Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G Major; Matteis’s Ground after the Scotch; Fontana’s Violin Sonata No. 1; Couperin’s Troisième Concert Royaux; and Locatelli’s Sonata in B Minor, Op. 6, No. 9.
ENSEMBLE ACJW Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. (Weill Recital Hall) Ensemble ACJW, featuring musicians of The Academy, performs John Harbison’s Wind Quintet, Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello, and Dvorák’s Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81.
STAATSKAPELLE DRESDEN Wednesday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Christian Thielemann (pictured at right) leads Staatskapelle Dresden in two concerts beginning on Wednesday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m. with an all-Brahms program that includes the Academic Festival Overture, Violin Concerto in D Major with soloist Lisa Batiashvili, and Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98. On Friday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra and Maestro Thielemann perform Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No. 8 in C Minor.
MITSUKO UCHIDA Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) The renowned pianist Mitsuko Uchida returns to Carnegie Hall for a program to include a trio of Schumann works—Waldszenen, Fünf Gesänge der Frühe, and the Sonata No. 2 in G Minor—and a pair of works from Book I of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier—Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 846, and Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp Minor, BWV 859. Schoenberg’s Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19, rounds out the program.
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) John Nelson conducts a performance of Mozart’s Requiem featuring three high school choruses selected by taped audition from around the country: the Blue Valley Northwest High School Chorale from Overland Park, Kansas, the Arlington High Chamber Singers from Arlington, Texas, and the North Jersey Homeschool Association Chorale from the northern counties of New Jersey. Presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the concert also features the Orchestra of St. Luke's, soprano Nicole Cabell, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, tenor Russell Thomas, and bass-baritone John Relyea.
MAURIZIO POLLINI Sunday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Pianist Maurizio Pollini performs a solo recital featuring Debussy’s Préludes, Book I, and a selection of works by Chopin: Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45; Ballade in F Major, Op. 38; Ballade in A-flat Major, Op. 47; Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39; and Four Mazurkas, Op. 33.
JOHN ADAMS AND DAVID ROBERTSON YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) In the culmination of a six-day workshop presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute led by composer John Adams and conductor David Robertson, talented young conductors take the podium to lead a handpicked ensemble of dynamic young instrumentalists in two evenings of concerts. On Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m., selections include Steven Mackey’s Ground Swell, John Adams’s Gnarly Buttons, and Elliott Carter’s Double Concerto. On Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., selections include Charles Ives’s Three Places in New England, John Adams’s Shaker Loops, Andrew Norman’s Try, and Michael Gordon’s Yo Shakespeare.
TILL FELLNER Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) Pianist Till Fellner performs a solo recital featuring Haydn’s Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32; Mozart’s Sonata in F Major, K.533/K.494; Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13; and a selection of four Preludes and Fugues, BWV 870 to 873, from Book II of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier.
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC Friday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m. (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage) Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in the world premiere of a new work for soprano and orchestra by Anders Hillborg featuring soprano Renée Fleming (pictured at right) as part of her Carnegie Hall Perspectives series. Also on the program is Respighi’s Fontane di Roma and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Ravel. A pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean, The Juilliard School, and special guest, composer Anders Hillborg.
VIJAY IYER: SOLO, TRIO, SEXTET Saturday, April 27 at 9:30 p.m. (Zankel Hall) Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer leads an evening of stunning music from his highly celebrated and award-winning solo, trio, and sextet recordings joined by bassist Stephan Crump, drummer Marcus Gilmore, soprano and alto saxophonist Steve Lehman, tenor saxophonist Mark Shim, and trumpeter Graham Haynes.
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