Carnegie Hall Presents

International Festival of Orchestras III Mini


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, October 2, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor

Program

ROSSINI Overture to La gazza ladra
ORBÓN Tres versiones sinfónicas
BERNSTEIN Divertimento for Orchestra
RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte
RAVEL Boléro

Encore:J. STRAUSS JR. & JOSEPH STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka

Program is approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes, including one intermission
It begins with a bang—the opening drumrolls of Rossini’s overture—and ends with the throbbing pulse of the Spanish bolero. In between, feel the fire of Afro-Cuban dance rhythms, revel in Bernstein’s musical wit, and get swept away by the wistfulness of Ravel’s languorous pavane.

Listen

Ravel Boléro

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Lorin Maazel, Conductor 
RCA

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.

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

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London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev
LSO Live

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Peter Oundjian, Music Director and Conductor

Program

BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1
JOHN ESTACIO Frenergy
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 4

Encore:VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Romanza from Symphony No. 5
At Carnegie Hall in 2008, the Toronto Symphony was in “superb shape” under their new music director: “The orchestra has maintained its shine, but now it packs a firm punch as well” (The New York Times). Itzhak Perlman joins them in Bruch’s popular violin concerto. Also on the program is a work with energetic rhythms, quirky melodies, and orchestral verve by an acclaimed Canadian, and the most propulsive of Vaughan Williams symphonies.

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Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Major, Op. 26 (III.Finale. Allegro energico)

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Itzhak Perlman, Violin / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Bernard Haitink, Conductor
EMI Classics
Vaughan Williams Symphony No.4 in F minor (IV. Finale con epilogo fugato - Allegro molto)

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BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Rhino