Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Orchestras Mix


The Cleveland Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

The Cleveland Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, February 4, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director and Conductor

Program

DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
TOSHIO HOSOKAWA Woven Dreams (NY Premiere)
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

Encore:R. STRAUSS Träumerei am Kamin from Intermezzo

Program is approximately 1 hour, 35 minutes, including one intermission
Travel through three rich, colorful pieces of music that create vivid dreamscapes. A famous flute showcase, Debussy’s languorous work reflects the erotic summertime fantasies of the mythical faun. In Strauss’s tone poem, hear his hero celebrate triumphs, battle enemies, and woo a gentle lover. And Hosokawa, raised in Japan and trained in Germany, musically imagines his own birth.

Listen

R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 (Battles Scene)

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The Cleveland Orchestra / Christoph von Dohnányi, Conductor
Decca

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Marcelo Lehninger, Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin

Program

MOZART Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, K. 373
HARRISON BIRTWISTLE Violin Concerto (NY Premiere)
BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2

Perspectives:
Christian Tetzlaff
Perspectives artist Tetzlaff demonstrates all that makes him a leading virtuoso on his instrument, taking the lead on every piece of this program. He probes deeply into the full range of the repertoire, including Mozart, British composer Harrison Birtwistle, and Bartók.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Marcelo Lehninger will replace James Levine for this performance. Maestro Levine is forced to cancel his appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra due to ill effects from a recent procedure addressing his ongoing back issues, further complicated by a viral infection.

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Listen

Bartók Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra, Sz 112 (III. Allegro molto)

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Christian Tetzlaff, Violin / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Michael Gielen. Conductor
Virgin Classics

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Nikolaj Znaider, Violin
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Iván Fischer, Conductor

Program

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, "Classical"
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
DVORÁK Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70

Encore:BACH Sarabande from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
Znaider is a performer whose virtuosity never gets in the way of his passion. As he puts it, “I feel I have something to say, and I can say it best with a violin in my hand.” On this concert, Znaider brings his individual voice to Tchaikovsky’s grandly Romantic concerto, sharing the stage with Iván Fischer, who makes his debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.

Listen

Dvořák Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70 (I. Allegro maestoso)

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Cleveland Orchestra / George Szell, Conductor
Sony Classical