Carnegie Hall Presents

International Festival of Orchestras III Students


Mariinsky Orchestra

Saito Kinen Orchestra

Toronto Symphony 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

Saito Kinen Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Saito Kinen Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, Music Director and Conductor
Tatsuya Shimono, Conductor

Program

ATSUHIKO GONDAI Decathexis (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Program is approximately 2 hours, including one intermission
Kick off JapanNYC at Carnegie Hall with Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa leading the orchestra he co-founded in 1984 to honor his mentor, Hideo Saito. This orchestra is among the best you’ll hear, and on this concert they showcase two Japanese artists: the spellbinding Uchida and composer Gondai.

Please note that Mr. Shimono will conduct the Gondai and Beethoven works.

Listen

Beethoven Concerto No. 3 in C minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37 (III. Rondo. Allegro)


Mitsuko Uchida, Piano / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Kurt Sanderling, Conductor
Philips

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.

Listen

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


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)


BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Rhino