Carnegie Hall Presents

Gergiev and Mariinsky's Mahler


Mariinsky Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Anastasia Kalagina, Soprano
Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
Olga Borodina, Mezzo-Soprano
Orfeón Pamplonés
Igor Ijurra Fernández, Director
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Norman Scribner, Artistic Director

Program

MAHLER Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

There is no late seating for this performance. Program is approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes and will be performed without intermission.
Last season, Gergiev brought his Mariinsky Orchestra and Chorus to Carnegie Hall, leaving concertgoers and critics feeling the tragic pain of Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet. For this concert, he leads the Mariinsky in a powerful ode to the indelible human spirit, perhaps the most beloved of Mahler’s symphonies.

Listen

Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection” (V. Im Tempo des Scherzo)


London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev
LSO Live

Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Alexei Markov, Baritone (Pater ecstaticus)
Anastasia Kalagina, Soprano (Una poenitentium)
Avgust Amonov, Tenor (Doctor Marianus)
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy
Dianne Berkun, Artistic Director
Evgeny Nikitin, Bass (Pater profundus)
Liudmila Dudinova, Soprano (Mater gloriosa)
Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
Olga Savova, Mezzo-Soprano (Mulier Samaritana)
Orfeón Pamplonés
Igor Ijurra Fernández, Director
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Norman Scribner, Artistic Director
Viktoria Yastrebova, Soprano (Magna Peccatrix)
Zlata Bulycheva, Mezzo-Soprano (Maria Aegyptiaca)

Program

MAHLER Symphony No. 8

There is no late seating for this performance. Program is approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes, and will be performed without intermission.
Three choruses, a phalanx of soloists, Gergiev, and his Mariinsky Orchestra perform the mammoth work that received its triumphant first performance in Munich in 1910, only months before the composer died. The “Symphony of a Thousand” is one of a kind, a setting of Veni creator spiritus preceding the closing scene of Goethe’s Faust.

Valery Gergiev will be signing CDs after this concert.

Listen

Mahler Symphony No. 8 (I. Hymnus: Veni, creator spiritus)


London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev, Conductor
LSO Live

Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, October 22, 2010 | 11 AM

Performers

Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

Program

MAHLER Symphony No. 5

There is no late seating for this performance. Program is approximately 1 hour, 10 minutes, and will be performed without intermission.
Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times, on hearing Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra perform the Fifth Symphony last season, wrote that “no one else conducts Mahler like this. No other orchestra plays Mahler like this.” Find out for yourself at this concert.

Listen

Mahler Symphony No. 5 (Adagietto)


New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein
Sony Classical

Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, October 24, 2010 | 2 PM

Performers

Anastasia Kalagina, Soprano
Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

Program

ALL-MAHLER PROGRAM
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 1
Hear trumpets proclaiming a fanfare from offstage, a bass solo that parodies “Frère Jacques”—even sleigh bells. For the final concert of their Carnegie Hall Mahler showcase, Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra present two of the composer’s symphonies, both incorporating novel effects. Soprano Anastasia Kalagina joins on the fourth symphony, whose final movement is a haunting setting of a poem from Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

Listen

Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan”Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan” (IV. Stürmisch bewegt)


London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev, conductor
LSO Live