Carnegie Hall Presents

Concertos Plus

A double shot of Bartók by Perspectives artist András Schiff with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and its charismatic conductor Iván Fischer leads off this series, followed by two other Carnegie Hall favorites—Emanuel Ax performing Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto and Itzhak Perlman, Mozart.

Budapest Festival Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

European Union Youth Orchestra

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, October 28, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, Music Director and Conductor
András Schiff, Piano

Program

SCHUBERT Overture to Die Zauberharfe
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 1
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major
András Schiff kicks off his season-long focus on Bartók with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, who together perform not one but two of the composer’s piano concertos. One is part of a group of pieces Bartók wrote in the mid-1920s to expand his piano repertoire; the other was completed shortly before he died in 1945 for his pianist wife.

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Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3 (Allegretto)


Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivá Fischer, Conductor; András Schiff, Piano
Warner Classics International

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, December 8, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, "Emperor"
TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

Encores:SCHUBERT Impromptu in A-flat Major, D. 935, No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Pas de deux from Act II from The Nutcracker
Together, Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony with “a white-knuckle tension and a real sense of a wild and tragic story recounted with enthralling detail, vivid color, and pace” (The Times, London). With Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto, performed by pianist Emanuel Ax, also on the program, this will be an evening of epic proportions.

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Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony (Allegro con fuoco)


London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
LPO

European Union Youth Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

European Union Youth Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Music Director and Conductor
Itzhak Perlman, Violin

Program

COPLAND An Outdoor Overture
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
R. STRAUSS Eine Alpensinfonie

Encore:BERNSTEIN "America" from West Side Story (arr. Eric Crees)
Founded in 1976, the European Union Youth Orchestra brings together talented young musicians from all 27 EU countries. The orchestra has collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned soloists. For this performance it is joined by violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, playing the vivacious Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3.