Carnegie Hall Presents

A Golden Age of Music

Bask in the glorious music of great composers—Debussy, Mahler, and Strauss—from Carnegie Hall’s early years. It’s the perfect way to celebrate our 120th anniversary.

Series Events

Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 8 PM
Berliner Philharmoniker
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor


  • DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • DVORÁK The Golden Spinning-Wheel, Op. 109
  • SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
  • ELGAR Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 8 PM
New York Philharmonic
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • New York Philharmonic
    Alan Gilbert, Music Director and Conductor


  • MAHLER Symphony No. 6
Mahler Symphony No. 6, "Tragic" (Allegro)
New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 8 PM
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • The Cleveland Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director and Conductor
  • Nina Stemme, Soprano (Salome)
  • Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone (Jochanaan)
  • Rudolf Schasching, Tenor (Herod)
  • Jane Henschel, Mezzo-Soprano (Herodias)
  • Garrett Sorenson, Tenor (Narraboth)

  • Cast also includes:
  • Jennifer Johnson Cano
  • Rodell Rosel, Tenor
  • Matthew Plenk, Tenor
  • Bryan Griffin, Tenor
  • James Kryshak, Tenor
  • Brian Keith-Johnson, Baritone
  • Sam Handley, Bass-Baritone
  • Darren Stokes, Bass-Baritone
  • Evan Boyer, Bass


  • R. STRAUSS Salome, Op. 54 (concert performance)
R. Strauss's Salome (Final Scene)
Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden | Antonio Pappano, Conductor | Nina Stemme, Soprano

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