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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Opening Night Gala

Mariinsky Orchestra

Too Hot to Handel:
The Gospel Messiah

The New York Pops

New York String Orchestra

New York String Orchestra

Discovery Day: Franz Liszt

James Taylor at Carnegie Hall

120th Anniversary Gala

James Taylor: Guitar Conversations

Hayao Miyazaki: Two Short Films

Hayao Miyazaki: Two Short Films

Cancelled: Innovating and Profiting in Contemporary Japan

From Race Cars to Rice Wine: Inside Japanese Style with WSJ Weekend

Talking Tech with Sony and the Wall Street Journal

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Opening Night Gala

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | 7 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Conductor
Lang Lang, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

Encore:PROKOFIEV Precipitato from Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

Program is approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes, including one intermission
Open a new season in the world’s finest concert hall with the one of the world’s most renowned orchestras. The Vienna Philharmonic, together with an acclaimed conductor and an international piano superstar, fill Carnegie Hall with the glorious, dramatic sounds of Beethoven’s youthful First Concerto and one his most uplifting symphonies.

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 - 3. Rondo (Allegro scherzando)


Lang Lang, Piano, Orchestre de Paris, Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

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.

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Mahler Symphony No. 5 (Adagietto)


New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein
Sony Classical

Too Hot to Handel:
The Gospel Messiah

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, November 14, 2010 | 4 PM

Performers

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Music Director and Conductor
Choirs from:
Bayside High School
Darius de Haas, Tenor
Edward R. Murrow High School
Fordham High School for the Arts
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Kecia Lewis-Evans, Soprano
Leslie Stifelman, Music Supervisor
Songs of Solomon
Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts
Vaneese Thomas, Mezzo-Soprano

Program

BOB CHRISTIANSON / GARY ANDERSON Too Hot to Handel (original concept by Marin Alsop)
A mass choir of New York City students joins Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Too Hot to Handel. This full-length work has thrilled audiences across the country with its blend of the timeless brilliance of Handel's Messiah with an invigorating infusion of jazz, gospel, rock, and R&B.

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Too Hot To Handel: The Gospel Messiah


Too Hot To Handel: The Gospel Messiah (“Hallelujah Chorus”)Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, The Majestic Praise Choir, Marin Alsop; Lillias White; Vivian Cherry; Thomas Young
Too Hot, LLC

The New York Pops

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, December 11, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Guest Artist
Camp Broadway Chorus
Amy Burgess, Music Director
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Broadway’s leading baritone, Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, celebrates the season with carols and traditional favorites.

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“Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (Irving Berlin)


The New York Pops / Skitch Henderson, Conductor
Centaur Records

New York String Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, December 24, 2010 | 7 PM

Performers

Benjamin Hochman, Piano
Jennifer Koh, Violin
New York String Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, Conductor

Program

MOZART Overture to Così fan tutte
MENDELSSOHN Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings in D Minor
MOZART Symphony No. 31, "Paris"

Program is approximately 55 minutes, and will be performed without intermission
It’s a New York City holiday tradition. For more than 40 years, this group of young musicians-in-training has performed at Carnegie Hall on Christmas Eve. This year, they team up with violinist Koh and pianist Hochman for a double concerto by Mendelssohn.

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Mozart Overture to Così fan tutte


Staatskapelle Dresden / Sir Colin Davis 
RCA Red Seal

New York String Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Ariana Ghez, Oboe
Daniel Hope, Violin
David Washburn, Trumpet
New York String Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, Conductor
Paul Watkins, Cello
Tara Helen O'Connor, Flute

Program

BARBER Capricorn Concerto, Op. 21
BRAHMS Double Concerto in A Minor
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

Program is approximately 2 hours, and will be performed with one intermission
End the year on a high note at this final concert for the young musicians of the annual New York String Orchestra Seminar. Yo-Yo Ma attended the workshop as a teenager, calling it “one of the defining moments” of his career. Come hear the next generation of great performers with Artistic Director Jaime Laredo as they tackle Barber and Brahms, and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony.

Discovery Day: Franz Liszt

Weill Recital Hall
Saturday, January 29, 2011 | 1 PM

Performers

Alan Walker, Keynote Speaker and Consultant
Angela Meade, Soprano
Bradley Moore, Piano
Charles Rosen, Speaker
Gregory DeTurck, Piano
Jeremy Geffen, Moderator
Michael Cumpsty, Actor
Robert Stanton, Actor
Wendy Rich Stetson, Actor

Program

1:00-1:50 Keynote Address: Liszt as Cultural Ambassador of the 19th Century
Alan Walker
2:00-2:50 Performance: Aspects of Liszt
Gregory DeTurck, Piano
The Virtuoso Liszt
Etude d’exécution transcendante No. 10The Voyager Liszt
Au bord d’une source The Operatic Liszt
Réminiscences de NormaThe Patriotic Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E MajorThe Religioius Liszt
Légende No. 2: St. François de Paule marchant sur les flotsThe Prophetic Liszt
Bagatelle ohne TonartUnstern! Sinistre, disastro
3:00-3:45 Dramatic Reading
Michael Cumpsty, Actor
Robert Stanton, Actor
Wendy Rich Stetson, Actor
3:45-4:15 Break
4:15-5:00 Performance
Angela Meade, Soprano
Bradley Moore, Piano
LISZT Tre sonetti di Petrarca
·· Pace non trovo
·· Benedetto sia'l giorno
·· I' vidi in terra angelici costumi
LISZT "Go not, happy day"
LISZT "Enfant, si j’étais roi"
LISZT "Comment disaient-ils"
LISZT Drei Lieder aus Schillers Wilhelm Tell
··Der Fischerknabe
··Der Hirt
··Der Alpenjäger

Encore:LISZT "Oh! Quand je dors" ("Élégie Etienne Monnier")


5:10-6:00 Panel Discussion
Alan Walker
Charles Rosen
Jeremy Geffen, Moderator
Insights
In the bicentennial year of Franz Liszt’s birth, Carnegie Hall explores the life and work of this legendary figure with a Discovery Day of panel discussions, talks, and performances. Participants include leading Liszt scholar and biographer Alan Walker, and Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall.

James Taylor at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | 7 PM

Performers

Bette Midler
Dianne Reeves
James Taylor
Kevin Pollak
Members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Steve Martin
Sting
With special guests:
Barbara Cook
Young People's Chorus of New York City

Program

James Taylor
One of the most beloved artists of our time celebrates 120 years of Carnegie Hall’s legendary history with special guests.

Listen

"Fire and Rain"


James Taylor
Sony

120th Anniversary Gala

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, May 5, 2011 | 7 PM

Performers

Audra McDonald, Vocalist
Emanuel Ax, Piano
Gil Shaham, Violin
New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Music Director and Conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello

Program

DVORÁK Carnival Overture, Op. 92
BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56
ELLINGTON "Solitude"
ELLINGTON "Sophisticated Lady"
ELLINGTON "On a Turquoise Cloud"
ELLINGTON "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing"
GERSHWIN An American in Paris
Celebrate 120 years of Carnegie Hall—on the very day that it first opened its doors in 1891. As it was at that inaugural gala, this is a star-studded event not to be missed: Ma, Ax, and Shaham perform Beethoven, and the dazzling Audra McDonald joins the orchestra for classic Ellington songs.

James Taylor: Guitar Conversations

Zankel Hall
Friday, May 6, 2011 | 9:30 PM

Performers

Adam Gopnik, Host
James Taylor, Guitar
Jerry Douglas, Dobro and Lap Steel
Michael Landau, Electric Guitars

Program

James Taylor
Don’t miss a night of conversation and performance devoted to popular music’s instrument of choice when James Taylor invites a few of his friends to join him.

Listen

"Carolina in My Mind"


James Taylor
Hear Music

Hayao Miyazaki: Two Short Films

Zankel Hall
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 6:30 PM
Yado-Sagashi (House Hunting) (2006, 12 mins)
Mizugumo Monmon (Mon Mon the Water Spider) (2006, 15 mins)

Two short animated films by Japan’s legendary director and Academy Award winner Hayao Miyazaki are shown for the first time in the United States.

Hayao Miyazaki: Two Short Films

Zankel Hall
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | 8:30 PM
Yado-Sagashi (House Hunting) (2006, 12 mins)
Mizugumo Monmon (Mon Mon the Water Spider) (2006, 15 mins)

Two short animated films by Japan’s legendary director and Academy Award winner Hayao Miyazaki are shown for the first time in the United States.

Cancelled: Innovating and Profiting in Contemporary Japan

Weill Recital Hall
Monday, March 14, 2011 | 7:30 PM
Due to recent events in Japan, Carnegie Hall and Bloomberg have cancelled this panel discussion.

Ticketholders will receive automatic refunds. Those with questions should contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

From Race Cars to Rice Wine: Inside Japanese Style with WSJ Weekend

Weill Recital Hall
Thursday, March 31, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Dan Neil, Wall Street Journal auto columnist
Lettie Teague, Wall Street Journal wine columnist
Rick Smith, Proprietor of Sakaya
This event features leading Wall Street Journal columnists in a two-part discussion about Japanese style. Dan Neil explores automotive and industrial design in Japan and its connection to Japanese aesthetics and culture, old and new. Lettie Teague and Rick Smith, proprietor of New York City’s only all-sake store, engage in a lively discussion about the parallels between great wine and great sake with a sake-tasting to follow.

Talking Tech with Sony and the Wall Street Journal

Zankel Hall
Friday, April 1, 2011 | 6:30 PM

Performers

Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO, and President of Sony Corporation
Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist
In a candid conversation with Walt Mossberg, Sir Howard Stringer discusses where consumer technology is heading—the smartphone explosion, the rise of e-readers and tablets, and the transformation of TV technology and programming. They also touch on the recent events in Japan, the resiliency of the Japanese people, and how it may impact the technology industry.