Carnegie Hall Presents

Chamber Sessions I

This series is filled with music guaranteed to capture your imagination, from Baroque dance music to French modernism. Anchoring Chamber Sessions I are the Takács and Artemis string quartets; also appearing is L’Arpeggiata and its Artistic Director Christine Pluhar, who are here at Carnegie Hall this season as Perspectives artists-in-residence.   

Ensemble ACJW

L'Arpeggiata

Takács Quartet

Cancelled: Artemis Quartet

Ensemble ACJW

Zankel Hall
Friday, December 16, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW
Pablo Heras-Casado, Conductor
Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-Soprano

Program

BACH Orchestral Suite No. 1
HANDEL "Sta nell' Ircana" from Alcina
VIVALDI Sinfonia from Griselda
VIVALDI "Agitata da due venti" from Griselda
VIVALDI "Ombre Vane" from Griselda
RAVEL Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38

L'Arpeggiata

Zankel Hall
Friday, March 16, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

L'Arpeggiata
Christina Pluhar, Artistic Director and Theorbo
Lucilla Galeazzi, Vocalist

Program

LUCILLA GALEAZZI "Ah, vita bella!"
CAZZATI Ciaccona
TRAD. "Pizzicarella mia"
A. KIRCHER Tarantella napoletana, tono hypodorico
SALVATORE "Lamento dei mendicanti"
TRAD. "La carpinese"
Improvisation: BergamascaImprovisation: CanarioMARCELLO VITALE Tarantella a Maria di Nardò
Improvisation: La dia SpagnolaSPARAGNA "Sogna fiore mio"
A. KIRCHER Tarantella italiana
Improvisation: FandangoTRAD. Tarantella Calabrese
KAPSBERGER "Jacaras"
FALCONIERI La suave melodia
TRAD. "Lu povero 'Ntonuccio"
A. KIRCHER Antidotum Tarantulae

Encores:TRAD. "Pizzicarella mia"
LUCILLA GALEAZZI "Voglio una casa"
Pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 PM in Zankel Hall with Christina Pluhar in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.

The entrancing rhythms of the tarantella have enthralled listeners for centuries. Here, L’Arpeggiata showcases the many sides of the “spider’s dance” with songs both modern and traditional, and composed works from the 17th century.

Listen

"Tarantella Napoletana, Tono Hypodorico"


L'Arpeggiata
Alpha

Takács Quartet

Zankel Hall
Friday, April 13, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Takács Quartet
·· Edward Dusinberre, Violin
·· Károly Schranz, Violin
·· Geraldine Walther, Viola
·· András Fejér, Cello

Program

JANÁCEK String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
BRITTEN String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G Minor
The “consistently invigorating” (The New York Times) Takács Quartet is a group “at the peak of its profession” (The Boston Globe). It begins a two-night stay at Carnegie Hall with works by three giants of 20th-century music, including Janácek, who drew inspiration from the Tolstoy story for his “Kreutzer Sonata,” and Britten, who wrote his inaugural string quartet when he was only 17.

Listen

Debussy Quartet In G Minor For Strings (Assez Vif Et Bien Rhythmé)


Juilliard String Quartet
Sony

Cancelled: Artemis Quartet

Zankel Hall
Friday, May 4, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Artemis Quartet
·· Natalia Prischepenko, Violin
·· Heime Müller, Violin
·· Volker Jacobsen, Viola
·· Eckart Runge, Cello

Artemis Quartet has cancelled this performance due to family reasons that prevent first violinist, Natalia Prischepenko, from traveling overseas at this time. This Carnegie Hall performance will not be rescheduled.

Ticket holders who purchased tickets for this performance with a credit card or check will receive automatic refunds. Those who purchased tickets with cash should return them to the Carnegie Hall Box Office in person to receive a refund. Ticket holders with questions may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Listen

Schubert String Quartet in C Minor, "Quartettsatz"


Artemis Quartet
Virgin Classics