Carnegie Hall Presents

Carnegie Hall Classics

It’s the perfect series for discovering all that makes Carnegie Hall the perfect place for orchestral music. Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms are all a part of Carnegie Hall Classics. So is Stravinsky’s magical Firebird, always an audience favorite, and a shimmering, atmospheric work by Carnegie Hall’s composer-in-residence Kaija Saariaho.

Mariinsky Orchestra

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

London Philharmonic Orchestra

St. Louis Symphony

Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Grand Prize Winner, XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition

Program

PROKOFIEV Three Selections from Romeo and Juliet
··Friar Lawrence
··Masks
··Montagues and Capulets
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1

Encores:CHOPIN Grand Valse brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18
LISZT Étude No. 3 in G-sharp Minor, "La Campanella" from Grandes études de Paganini
LIADOV Baba-Yaga
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
To close out their focus on Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall, the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev have invited Daniil Trifonov to perform the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Trifonov is the most recent winner of the historic Tchaikovsky Competition, which turned Texan Van Cliburn into a star when he won the inaugural contest in 1958. Also on the program are works by composers who carried on Russia’s grand musical legacy into the 20th century: selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Shostakovich’s First Symphony.

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Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 (Allegro)

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Mariinsky Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Audio Clips and Excerpts - Carnegie Hall's 2011-2012 Season

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, November 17, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor

Program

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Overture to Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus
Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
Symphony No. 4
After hearing this period-instrument ensemble and its dynamic leader perform Beethoven, you’ll never think about the composer the same way again. That was the consensus when they released their thrilling recording of the composer’s symphonies back in 1994, and it’s a sentiment you’re sure to hold after this final concert of the orchestra’s two-night all-Beethoven residency.

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Mozart Symphony No.5 (Allegro Con Brio)

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Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
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London Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor
Janine Jansen, Violin

Program

MATTHIAS PINTSCHER towards Osiris
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, "Turkish"
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
For the first of its two nights at Carnegie Hall, the London Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by violinist Janine Jansen, whose elegance has made her a hit with audiences since she first rose to fame for her 2005 Four Seasons recording. Together, they perform Mozart’s “Turkish” Concerto on a program that also includes Brahms’s final symphony.

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Brahms Symphony No.4 in E Minor (Allegro non troppo)

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London Philharmonic Orchestra; Wolfgang Sawallisch, Conductor
EMI Seraphim

St. Louis Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

St. Louis Symphony
David Robertson, Music Director and Conductor
Karita Mattila, Soprano

Program

DEBUSSY Printemps
KAIJA SAARIAHO Quatre Instants
STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)
Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with David Robertson in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.

Karita Mattila
joins David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony for a performance of Quatre Instants, which Kaija Saariaho wrote specifically for the Finnish soprano. When Mattila premiered the work at the 2003 Ekenäs festival, critics called the performance “irresistible” (Le Monde). Paired with Stravinsky’s Firebird, it’s a concert you can’t miss.

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Kaija Saariaho's Quatre Instants, Attente (Longing) 

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Karita Mattila, Soprano | Martin Katz, Piano
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