Carnegie Hall Presents

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Straight from Finland, the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra showcases two works by Carnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair Kaija Saariaho on this series that’s chock full of the music by today’s best composers from all over the world.

Series Events

Saturday, November 5, 2011 | 9 PM
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
    ·· Ashley Bathgate, cello
    ·· Robert Black, Bass
    ·· Vicky Chow, Piano
    ·· David Cossin, Percussion
    ·· Derek Johnson, Electric Guitar
    ·· Evan Ziporyn, Clarinets and Alto Saxophone

Program

  • DAVID LANG sunray (NY Premiere)
  • MICHAEL GORDON for Madeline
  • LOUIS ANDRIESSEN Life (with film by Marijke van Warmerdam) (NY Premiere)
  • DAVID LONGSTRETH Instructional Video, Matt Damon, Breakfast at J&M
  • K. MOORE Ridgeway
  • LUKAS LIGETI Glamour Girl
David Longstreth's Instructional Video 
Bang On A Can
Big Beautiful Dark and Scary
Andriessen Hout
Bang on a Can All-Stars 
Cantaloupe
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | 7:30 PM
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
    Hannu Lintu, Conductor
  • Elizabeth Futral, Soprano
  • Heikki Nikula, Bass Clarinet
  • Avanti! Quartet
    ·· Anna-Leena Haikola, Violin
    ·· Eriikka Maalismaa, Violin
    ·· Tuula Riisalo, Viola
    ·· Mikko Ivars, Cello

Program

  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Nymphéa
  • LOTTA WENNÄKOSKI Kuule II
  • JUKKA TIENSUU nemo
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Emilie Suite (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Kaija Saariaho Amers (Libero, dolce, misterioso)
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen,Conductor; Anssi Karttunen, Cello
Sony
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Kronos Quartet
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Kronos Quartet
    ·· David Harrington, Violin
    ·· John Sherba, Violin
    ·· Hank Dutt, Viola
    ·· Jeffrey Zeigler, Cello
  • Joan Jeanrenaud, Cello

Program

  • DONNACHA DENNEHY One Hundred Goodbyes (Céad Slán) (NY Premiere)
  • VLADIMIR MARTYNOV Schubert-Quintet (Unfinished) (NY Premiere)
  • PHILIP GLASS Movement III from String Quartet No. 5
  • NICOLE LIZÉE Death to Komische (NY Premiere)
  • MICHAEL HEARST Secret Word (World Premiere)
Friday, March 30, 2012 | 8:30 PM
American Mavericks
with Members of the San Francisco Symphony
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Michael Tilson Thomas, Host
  • Jeffrey Milarsky, Conductor
  • Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, Vocalists
  • Joan La Barbara, Vocalist
  • Jeremy Denk, Piano
  • Jesse Stiles, Electronics
  • San Francisco Symphony
    Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor

Program

  • STEVE REICH Music for Pieces of Wood
  • MEREDITH MONK Realm Variations (NY Premiere)
  • FOSS Echoi
  • MORTON SUBOTNICK Jacob’s Room: Monodrama (NY Premiere)
Morton Subotnick And The Butterflies Begin to Sing, Part IV "Images Will Descend to the Ground: Truth will remain simple, and gigantic wheels will ride the bitter waves"
Amernet String Quartet; Kyoko Kashiwagi, Violin; Marcia Littley De Arias, Violin; Bleda Elibal, Double Bass; Javier Arias-Flores, Cello; Malcolm Johnston, Viola
New World Records
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