Carnegie Hall Presents

International Festival of Orchestras III

This is the series for orchestra lovers that seek a little adventure. This series has music by Debussy and Schoenberg that remains as fresh and revelatory today as it did when it was premiered at the fin-de-siècle, and Lorin Maazel’s Ring Without Words, encapsulating the themes of the groundbreaking opera cycle by Wagner.

Series Events

Sunday, October 9, 2011 | 2 PM
Mariinsky Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Mariinsky Orchestra
    Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor


  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, "Little Russian"
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

  • Encore:
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 (Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza—Moderato con anima)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 8 PM
Berliner Philharmoniker
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor


  • DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • DVORÁK The Golden Spinning-Wheel, Op. 109
  • SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
  • ELGAR Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 8 PM
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Lorin Maazel, Conductor


  • MOZART Symphony No. 40
  • WAGNER / LORIN MAAZEL The Ring Without Words, for Orchestra
Wagner / Lorin Maazel The Ring Without Words (Float Up to the Home of the Gods)
Berliner Philharmoniker; Lorin Maazel, Conductor

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