Carnegie Hall Presents

Tuesdays at Carnegie Hall


The Philadelphia Orchestra

Bach Collegium Japan

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, Chief Conductor
Vadim Repin, Violin

Program

BERLIOZ Overture to Béatrice et Bénédict
JAMES MACMILLAN Violin Concerto (NY Premiere)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
James MacMillan’s new work was acclaimed as a “big virtuoso concerto in the late–19th century mold” by the UK’s Guardian last year. The review also praised Vadim Repin’s premiere performance as a “tour de force.” Conjuring the sounds of Scottish fiddle music and Romantic-era fireworks, this music fits perfectly with works by Berlioz and Tchaikovsky.

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Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict


Montreal Symphony Orchestra / Charles Dutoit, Conductor 
Decca
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 (IV. Finale. Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace)


The Philadelphia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti, Conductor
EMI Records

Bach Collegium Japan

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, Artistic Director and Conductor
Clint van der Linde, Countertenor
Gerd Türk, Tenor
Hana Blažíková, Soprano
Peter Kooij, Bass
Rachel Nicholls, Soprano

Program

BACH Mass in B Minor
Founded in 1990 in Japan, Bach Collegium Japan’s reputation for great Baroque performances is worldwide. “The fleet Bach Collegium emphasizes beauty and a flowing line,” says The Times of London, and their founder has a “subtle ear for color, a keen sense of harmonic direction, and an ability to make phrases breathe and rhythms live” (The New York Times).

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Bach Mass in B Minor (“Gloria in excelsis Deo”)


Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki, Artistic Director and Conductor
BIS

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

David Howey, Narrator
David Wilson-Johnson, Baritone (Tiresias)
Matthew Plenk, Tenor (Shepherd)
Men of The Philadelphia Singers Chorale
David Hayes, Director
Paul Groves, Tenor (Oedipus)
Petra Lang, Mezzo-Soprano (Jocaste)
Robert Gierlach, Bass-Baritone (Creon/Messenger)
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, Chief Conductor

Program

ALL-STRAVINSKY PROGRAM
Apollo (Apollon musagète)
Oedipus Rex
Under Dutoit, The Philadelphia Orchestra is “sharp and vital” (The New York Times), qualities that serve the group well as they take on bracing music by Stravinsky. Joining them in the lead role of Oedipus Rex is tenor Paul Groves, who sings with “potent intensity” (The New York Times); Petra Lang is the “powerful” voice of Jocaste (Guardian).

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Stravinsky's Apollon musagète (Naissance d'Apollon: Largo—Allegretto—Tempo I)


Montreal Sinfonietta; Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Decca