Carnegie Hall Presents

Great American Orchestras II

If, as Mahler once said, a symphony is a world, this series presents a galaxy of music: Berlioz’s phantasmagoric Symphonie fantastique, symphonies by Nielsen and Shostakovich—and Mahler’s massive “Tragic” Symphony No. 6. All for you to discover on Great American Orchestras II.

Series Events

Thursday, October 27, 2011 | 8 PM
Minnesota Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Minnesota Orchestra
    Osmo Vänskä, Music Director and Conductor
  • Stephen Hough, Piano

Program

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Voyevoda Overture, Op. 3
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
  • NIELSEN Symphony No. 3, "Sinfonia espansiva"

  • Encore:
  • GRIEG "Notturno," Op. 54, No. 4
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Allegro con fuoco
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, Conductor; Stephen Hough, Piano
Hyperion
Friday, March 9, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Stéphane Denève, Conductor
  • Peter Serkin, Piano

Program

  • RAVEL Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) Suite
  • STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Winds
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | 8 PM
New York Philharmonic
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • New York Philharmonic
    Alan Gilbert, Music Director and Conductor

Program

  • MAHLER Symphony No. 6
Mahler Symphony No. 6, "Tragic" (Allegro)
New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Sony
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 8 PM
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • The Cleveland Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director and Conductor
  • Gil Shaham, Violin

Program

  • BRAHMS Violin Concerto
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Laterna magica (NY Premiere)
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6 in B Minor
Laterna Magica
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra | Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Ondine
Brahms's Violin Concerto (Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco piu presto)
Berliner Philharmoniker | Claudio Abbado, Conductor | Gil Shaham, Violin
Deutsche Grammophon