Carnegie Hall Presents

Weekends at Carnegie Hall


Risør Chamber Music Festival

St. Louis Symphony

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Risør Chamber Music Festival

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, December 3, 2010 | 8 PM

Performers

Henning Kraggerud, Violin
Lars Anders Tomter, Viola
Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
Martin Fröst, Clarinet
Measha Brueggergosman, Soprano
Risør Festival Strings
Torleif Thedéen, Cello

Program

R. STRAUSS Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major, K. 449
MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Schoenberg)
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
BARTÓK Divertimento for Strings

Encores:TRAD. Let’s Be Happy (arr. Göran Fröst)
SCHUMANN Abendlied Op.107, No.6 (arr. Johan Svendsen)

Program is approximately 1 hour, 50 minutes, including one intermission
This diverse program showcases the variety for which the Risør festival is known. Fröst shines in the piece that Benny Goodman commissioned from Copland and premiered at Carnegie Hall. Brueggergosman sings Mahler’s song cycle in a 1920 arrangement that Schoenberg made for his private music society in Vienna. And Andsnes, one of the festival’s artistic directors, and the Risør Festival Strings demonstrate their skill in music by R. Strauss, Mozart, and Bartók.

Listen

Bartók Divertimento (1939) Sz. 113 (I. Allegro non troppo)


Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Mariner, Conductor
London Decca

St. Louis Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, March 5, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Leila Josefowicz, Violin
St. Louis Symphony
David Robertson, Music Director and Conductor

Program

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
THOMAS ADÈS Violin Concerto, “Concentric Paths"
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"
In 1889, Tchaikovsky expressed a desire to end his career with a major symphony that he could dedicate to the Czar. He wrote this work—his “Pathétique” Symphony—in 1893 and premiered it only days before he died. On this program, Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony perform the valedictory Sixth, along with a violin concerto by former Carnegie Hall composer-in-residence Thomas Adès and music by Vaughan Williams.

Listen

Adès Violin Concerto (I. Rings)


Anthony Marwood, Violin / Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Thomas Adès
EMI
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis


Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin, Conductor   
Teldec

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