Carnegie Hall Presents

Land of the Firebird

Three Russian favorites on one great series: Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with Stephen Hough and the Minnesota Orchestra; Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto; and Stravinsky’s complete Firebird.
 

Minnesota Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

St. Louis Symphony

Minnesota Orchestra

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

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
Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.

New Yorkers take note: Over the past three seasons, Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra have drawn rave reviews and standing ovations, and a Carnegie Hall appearance by this group and their conductor is now a must-hear event. In their only New York City concert this season, they join Stephen Hough in Tchaikovsky’s famous First Piano Concerto, and shed light on a rapturous symphony by the Danish composer Nielsen.

Listen

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, Allegro con fuoco

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Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä, Conductor; Stephen Hough, Piano
Hyperion

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, November 5, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, Music Director and Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

Program

ESA-PEKKA SALONEN Nyx (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Radio France, Barbican Centre and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
SCRIABIN The Poem of Ecstasy
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3

Encore:DEBUSSY Claire de lune from Suite bergamasque
Since becoming the first and only American to win the prestigious International Chopin Piano Competition in 1970, Grammy-winning Garrick Ohlsson has gained worldwide recognition as one of the finest pianists of his generation. He’s got a touch that mixes physical power and emotional delicacy—perfect for Rachmaninoff’s moving Piano Concerto No. 3, which he performs here with Robert Spano and his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Also on the program is the New York premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Nyx, a Carnegie Hall co-commission.

Listen

Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Spano, Conductor 
Telarc

St. Louis Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

St. Louis Symphony
David Robertson, Music Director and Conductor
Karita Mattila, Soprano

Program

DEBUSSY Printemps
KAIJA SAARIAHO Quatre Instants
STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)
Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with David Robertson in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.

Karita Mattila
joins David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony for a performance of Quatre Instants, which Kaija Saariaho wrote specifically for the Finnish soprano. When Mattila premiered the work at the 2003 Ekenäs festival, critics called the performance “irresistible” (Le Monde). Paired with Stravinsky’s Firebird, it’s a concert you can’t miss.

Listen

Kaija Saariaho's Quatre Instants, Attente (Longing) 

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Karita Mattila, Soprano | Martin Katz, Piano
Ondine