Carnegie Hall Presents

Instrumental Sampler - Students

Three phenomenal American orchestras grace the stage in this package that explores orchestral gems and concertos for both violin and piano. The Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and The Met Orchestra bring their unique ensemble voices to the music of Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Mozart, and more.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra

The MET Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, Chief Conductor
James Ehnes, Violin

Program

MARTIN Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

Encore:NICOLÒ PAGANINI Caprice No. 16 in G Minor
For James Ehnes, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is a piece that exemplifies “so quintessentially who he was as a composer … once he found his voice, that voice was perfect.” Ehnes brings this exemplary work of youthful 19th-century genius to Carnegie Hall with The Philadelphia Orchestra. As one of the world’s great ensembles, the orchestra showcases its own virtuosity in Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

Listen

Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra (Allegro molto appassionato)


Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, Conductor; Isaac Stern, Violin 
Sony

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Cédric Tiberghien, Piano

Program

BERLIOZ Overture to Benvenuto Cellini
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

Encore:DEBUSSY "La Cathédrale engloutie" from Préludes, Book I
Two vivid French masterworks, written a century apart: the first, Ravel’s Piano Concerto, opens with a snap and a jazzy sparkle; the second, Berlioz’s macabre Symphonie fantastique—a frightening take on lost love and the hallucinatory power of art. Hear them both with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach, featuring pianist Cédric Tiberghien.

Listen

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, "Songe d'une nuit de Sabba"


Boston Symphony Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, May 20, 2012 | 3 PM

Performers

The MET Orchestra
David Robertson, Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin

Program

MOZART Adagio in E Major, K. 261
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
SCHOENBERG Violin Concerto, Op. 36

Encore:MOZART Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, K. 373
Please note that David Robertson has graciously agreed to replace James Levine for this performance. Maestro Levine has cancelled this and all conducting engagements through the 2012–2013 season.

Last season at Carnegie Hall, Christian Tetzlaff joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as soloist for all three works on a dazzling program The New York Times called “triumphant” and “masterful.” The luminary violinist takes center stage with David Robertson and The MET Orchestra on a concert that includes music by Mozart, and violin concertos by Schoenberg and Mendelssohn.

Listen

Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64 (Allegro molto appassionato)


Yehudi Menuhin, Violin
EMI Classics