Carnegie Hall Presents

Matinee Series

Spend your Sunday afternoons with us—and two of the world’s finest orchestras. You'll hear grand waltz music with the Vienna Philharmonic, as well as Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel and Renée Fleming singing Mahler with The MET Orchestra.
 

The MET Orchestra

The MET Orchestra

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, October 16, 2011 | 3 PM

Performers

The MET Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor
Richard Goode, Piano
Christine Rice, Mezzo-Soprano

Program

MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
JOHN HARBISON / ALICE MUNRO Closer To My Own Life (World Premiere)
R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
The MET Orchestra kicks off its three-concert series at Carnegie Hall with Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Joining them is pianist Richard Goode in a first half devoted to Mozart, and mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, who premieres a new work by John Harbison with a text by Alice Munro. The finale is Strauss’s jocular tone poem that depicts the exploits of an incorrigible trickster from German folklore.

The MET Orchestra's Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi has graciously agreed to replace James Levine for this performance. Maestro Levine has cancelled his fall appearances with The MET Opera due to a recent fall that resulted in back injury.

For further information, ticket holders may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Listen

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major K. 595 (Rondo Allegro)


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Richard Goode, Piano
Philips

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, January 15, 2012 | 3 PM

Performers

The MET Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor
Anthony McGill, Clarinet
Stephen Williamson, Clarinet
Renée Fleming, Soprano

Program

MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
MAHLER "Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft"
MAHLER "Liebst du um Schönheit"
MAHLER "Um Mitternacht"
MAHLER "Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder"
MAHLER "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen"
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
BARBER "Give Me Some Music" from Antony and Cleopatra
HERRMANN "I Have Dreamt" from Wuthering Heights
BARBER "Do Not Utter a Word, Anatol" from Vanessa
Fabio Luisi has graciously agreed to replace James Levine as conductor for this performance. Mr. Levine has cancelled his appearance as he continues his rehabilitation from a fall last September that necessitated emergency back surgery.

Listen

Berg Lulu Suite (Lied der Lulu. Comodo)


The MET Orchestra; James Levine, Conductor; Renée Fleming, Soprano
Sony

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, March 4, 2012 | 2 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Lorin Maazel, Conductor

Program

R. STRAUSS Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24
R. STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Suite
J. STRAUSS JR. Overture to Die Fledermaus
J. STRAUSS JR. Secunden Polka, Op. 258
J. STRAUSS JR. Kaiser Waltz, Op. 437
J. STRAUSS JR. Csárdás from Die Fledermaus
J. STRAUSS JR. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
J. STRAUSS JR. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Encores:J. STRAUSS JR. Perpetuum Mobile (Perpetual Motion), Op. 257
J. STRAUSS JR. Eljen a Magyar (Hail to Hungary), Op. 332
Every January since 1939, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has waltzed in the new year at the Musikverein, and today the concert is broadcast in 70 countries. But you won’t have to wait until January 1 this year: Stay in New York City and hear the orchestra perform music by “the waltz king” and his father here at Carnegie Hall, along with music by Richard Strauss.

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Johann Strauss Jr. Kaiserwalzer


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Lorin Maazel, Conductor 
Deutsche Grammophon