Carnegie Hall Presents

Orchestral Splendor


Boston Symphony Orchestra

Cancelled: Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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.

For further information, ticket holders may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Listen

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


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

Cancelled: Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, April 1, 2011 | 8 PM
Seiji Ozawa and Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku (Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra) must regrettably cancel their performances this spring as Maestro Ozawa continues to recuperate from recent surgery. This concert will not be rescheduled this season.

Ticketholders who purchased tickets for this concert through CarnegieCharge or carnegiehall.org will receive automatic refunds. Those who purchased tickets at the Carnegie Hall Box Office should return them to the box office in person to receive a refund or to exchange for tickets to another Carnegie Hall performance. Ticketholders with questions may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, April 17, 2011 | 2 PM

Performers

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Music Director and Conductor

Program

CHERUBINI Overture in G Major
LISZT Les préludes
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
Stalin hated Shostakovich—especially his notorious opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, which the Communist government banned in 1936—but the tuneful populism of the Fifth Symphony appeased the dictator and his Soviet authorities when it premiered a year later. The Chicago Symphony and Muti close out their three-night stay at Carnegie Hall with this piece, hailed today as Shostakovich’s most popular work.

Listen

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5


Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Myung-Whun Chung
CSO Resound