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Mariinsky Orchestra
Opening Night Gala

Discovery Day: Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg

ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE

The New York Pops

New York String Orchestra

New York String Orchestra

The Carmina Burana Choral Project

L'Arpeggiata

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Mariinsky Orchestra
Opening Night Gala

CARNEGIE HALL’S OPENING NIGHT GALA

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | 7 PM

Performers

Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello

Program

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Encores:TCHAIKOVSKY Andante Cantabile (arr. for Cello and Strings from String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11)
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Yo-Yo Ma has provided Carnegie Hall with some of its most memorable concerts ever, and an appearance by Valery Gergiev and his orchestra is always a one-of-a-kind event. Together, they perform a showstopper by Tchaikovsky—the guest of honor at the very first Opening Night in 1891—as part of this all-Russian program.

Program to be performed without intermission.

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Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade (The Young Prince and the Young Princess)


Kirov Theater Orchestra / Valery Gergiev, Conductor / Sergei Levitin, Violin
Philips

Discovery Day: Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg

Weill Recital Hall
Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 1 PM

Performers

Richard Wortman, Keynote Speaker
Andrei Bondarenko, Baritone
Gary Matthewman, Piano
Tarik Amar, Speaker
Katerina Clark, Speaker
Laura Engelstein, Speaker
Timothy M. Frye, Speaker
Boris Gasparov, Speaker
Lynn Garafola, Speaker
Simon Morrison, Speaker
Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier, Speaker
John Malmstad, Moderator and Speaker
Catharine Nepomnyashchy, Moderator
Maya Pritsker, Moderator

Program

1:00-1:10 Welcome
Timothy M. Frye, Speaker

1:10-1:40 Keynote Address: St. Petersburg, the Imperial City, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Richard Wortman, Keynote Speaker

1:45-2:15 Tchaikovsky, Music, and St. Petersburg: A Conversation

Boris Gasparov, Speaker
Simon Morrison, Speaker
John Malmstad, Moderator

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 Performance: Songs by Tchaikovsky and his Contemporaries
Andrei Bondarenko, Baritone
Gary Matthewman, PianoTCHAIKOVSKY "In the Midst of the Ball," Op. 38, No. 3
TCHAIKOVSKY "At Bedtime," Op. 27, No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY "Reconciliation," Op. 25, No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY "Why?," Op. 6, No. 5
GLINKA "Say Not that Love Will Pass"
GLINKA "Bolero"
GLINKA "I Remember the Wonderful Moment"
GLINKA "Travelling Song"
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "The Octave," Op. 45, No. 3
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "The Messenger," Op. 4, No. 2
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "On the Hills of Georgia," Op. 3, No. 4
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV "The Beauty," Op. 51, No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY "My Genius, my Angel, my Friend"
TCHAIKOVSKY "Death," Op. 57, No. 5
TCHAIKOVSKY "I Should Like in a Single Word"
TCHAIKOVSKY "Again, As Before, I Am Alone," Op. 73, No. 6

Encore:TCHAIKOVSKY "Don Juan's Serenade"

3:35-4:30 Revolution in the Arts: 1905
Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier, Speaker
John Malmstad, Speaker
Lynn Garafola, Speaker
Maya Pritsker, Moderator

4:30-4:45 Break

4:45-5:05 Interlude: Petersburg Architecture in the Early Twentieth Century
Katerina Clark, Speaker

5:05-5:40 Revolution and Society: 1905
Laura Engelstein, Speaker
Tarik Amar, Speaker
Catharine Nepomnyashschy, Moderator

5:40-5:45 Concluding Remarks
Timothy M. Frye, Speaker
An afternoon of talks, panel discussions, and musical performance, featuring leading scholars from The Harriman Institute at Columbia University exploring the cultural world of St. Petersburg in the 1890s and beyond.

ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 8 PM

The New York Pops

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey Wish You a Swingin' Christmas

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, December 17, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
John Pizzarelli, Guest Artist
Jessica Molaskey, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
The couple described by The New York Times as “a musical match made in heaven” swing seasonal favorites from the era when Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney ruled the airwaves.

New York String Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, December 24, 2011 | 7 PM

Performers

New York String Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, Conductor and Violin
Bella Hristova, Violin

Program

BACH Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra in D Minor, BWV 1043
DVORÁK Romance in F Minor, Op. 11
SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
MOZART Symphony No. 35, "Haffner"
For over 40 years, this group of young musicians has been lighting up the holidays with its annual Christmas Eve concert. This season, Jaime Laredo and the New York String Orchestra return with showpieces by Saint-Saëns and Dvorák, and perform favorites by Bach and Mozart.

New York String Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

New York String Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, Conductor
André Watts, Piano

Program

ARRIAGA Symphony in D Minor
BARTÓK Divertimento for Strings
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, "Emperor"
Forty-eight years ago, a teenager named André Watts launched his career with a featured appearance on one of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts. This one-time prodigy is now one of America’s most esteemed pianists. On this concert he joins the next generation of great young performers—participants in the annual New York String Orchestra Seminar—in Beethoven’s mighty “Emperor” Concerto.

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat, "Emperor" (Allegro)


Van Cliburn, Piano; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Fritz Reiner, Conductor
RCA

The Carmina Burana Choral Project

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, February 5, 2012 | 3 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
David Robertson, Conductor
Celena Shafer, Soprano
Lawrence Brownlee
David Adam Moore, Baritone
Joe Miller
Leslie Stifelman
Dianne Berkun, Choral Preparer
S. Katy Tucker, Video and Projection Design
Nicole Pearce, Lighting Designer

Brooklyn High School of the Arts
Brooklyn Technical High School
Fordham High School for the Arts
Forest Hills High School
Fort Hamilton High School
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Mark Twain I.S. 239 for the Gifted & Talented
Scarsdale High School
Songs of Solomon

Program

GABRIEL SMALLWOOD "Dies Irae" (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
THOMAS REEVES "A Man's Life" (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
ANTHONY CONSTANTINO "Thus It Was" (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
CARL ORFF Carmina Burana
A choir of New York City students joins conductor David Robertson and the Orchestra of St. Luke's for a definitive performance of Orff's Carmina Burana. In addition, three high school–aged composers have been selected to write new works for chorus and orchestra based on the musical themes of Carmina Burana. These new works will be premiered on the first half of the program.

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The Carmina Burana Choral Project
A choir of New York City students joins conductor David Robertson and the Orchestra of St. Luke's for a definitive performance of Orff's Carmina Burana. In addition, three high school-aged composers have been selected to write new works for chorus and orchestra based on the musical themes of Carmina Burana. These new works will be premiered on the first half of the program.

L'Arpeggiata

Los pajaros perdidos

Zankel Hall
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

L'Arpeggiata
Christina Pluhar, Artistic Director and Theorbo
Gianluigi Trovesi, Clarinet
Lucilla Galeazzi, Vocalist
Luciana Mancini, Vocalist
Vincenzo Capezzuto, Vocalist
Raquel Andueza, Soprano

Program

LUCILLA GALEAZZI "Ah, vita bella!"
Improvisation: FolliaLUCILLA GALEAZZI "Voglio una casa"
TRAD. "Pizzicarella mia"
TRAD. "Stu criatu"
TRAD. "La carpinese"
ANON. "Montilla"
ANON. "Pajarillo verde"
TRAD. "Duerme negrito"
RAMÍREZ / LUNA "Alfonsina y el mar"
PIAZZOLLA "Los pájaros perdidos"
TRAD. "Polo margariteño"
WALSH "Como la cigarra"
RIVERA "La cocoroba"
PLAZA "El curruchá"
ANON. "Caballo viejo y Alma Llanera"
ANON. "Recuerdos de Ypacarai y Isla Sacá "
Improvisation: TurlurùImprovisation: KapsbergerImprovisation: CiacconaTRAD. "Lu passariellu"

Encores:ANON. "Montilla"
VELÁSQUEZ "Besame mucho"
With a host of guests—including vocalist Lucilla Galeazzi, soprano Raquel Andueza, and clarinetist Gianluigi TrovesiL’Arpeggiata performs improvisations and music from the Baroque, alongside the traditional South American folk music featured in their latest album Los pajaros perdidos.

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Cazzati Ciaccona


L'Arpeggiata
Alpha Productions

San Francisco Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
St. Lawrence String Quartet
·· Geoff Nuttall, Violin
·· Scott St. John, Violin
·· Lesley Robertson, Viola
·· Christopher Costanza, Cello
Joan La Barbara, Vocalist
Meredith Monk, Vocalist
Jessye Norman, Soprano
Jesse Stiles, Electronics
Yuval Sharon, Stage Director

Program

CAGE Song Books
COWELL Synchrony
JOHN ADAMS Absolute Jest for String Quartet and Orchestra (NY Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the San Francisco Symphony, with support from the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for New Works of Music.)
VARÈSE Amériques
The San Francisco Symphony begins its American Mavericks residency at Carnegie Hall with a spectacular, ground-shaking ode to our country from the 1920s by a Frenchman who found creative sustenance right here in the Big Apple and the New York premiere of John Adams’s Absolute Jest.

Also on the program is music from John Cage’s enigmatic Song Books with Jessye Norman, Meredith Monk, and Joan La Barbara. Imagine video screens pulsing with images that reinforce action. Envision three houses with cut-away walls, revealing the three divas. They explore three Cage worlds: one of theater, one populated by avant-garde French composer Erik Satie and Dada icon Marcel Duchamp, and another of Cage's idol Henry David Thoreau. The action is directed by Yuval Sharon, who has staged productions with New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, and many other companies. But no two performances are the same, for the singers act on the moment’s inspiration, guided by Cage’s prompts. “Leave the stage by going up (flying) or by going down through a trap door,” Cage directs in one number. “Return in the same way wearing an animal’s head.” “Breathe as though you had lost your voice.” Prepare for fractured settings from Thoreau: “Wasps are building summer squashes, saw a fish hawk, when I hear this both bushes and trees are thinly leaved.”

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Varèse's Amériques


Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

San Francisco Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano

Program

RUGGLES Sun-treader
FELDMAN Piano and Orchestra
IVES A Concord Symphony (orch. Brant)
On its second concert at Carnegie Hall as part of American Mavericks, the San Francisco Symphony presents Carl Ruggles’s Sun-Treader, whose title comes from a Robert Browning poem, and an orchestration of Charles Ives’s “Concord” Sonata, inspired by New England’s transcendentalists. Ruggedly nonconformist, these works are matched with the no-less-individualistic music of iconoclast Morton Feldman.

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Ruggles Sun-Treader


Boston Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor 
Deutsche Grammophon

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Starring:
Laura Osnes (Maria Rainer)
Tony Goldwyn (Captain Georg von Trapp)
Brooke Shields (Elsa Schraeder)
Patrick Page (Max Detweiler)
Stephanie Blythe (The Mother Abbess)
Cotter Smith (Herr Zeller)
Mary Michael Patterson (Liesl von Trapp)
Nick Spangler (Rolf Gruber)
Jake Montagnino* (Friedrich von Trapp)
Olivia Knutsen* (Louisa von Trapp)
Jacob Sutton* (Kurt von Trapp)
Grace Luckett* (Brigitta von Trapp)
Natalie Hawkins* (Marta von Trapp)
Charlotte Knutsen* (Gretl von Trapp)
*Members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus | Dianne Berkun, Director
Joy Hermalyn (Sister Berthe, Mistress of Novices)
Linda Mugleston (Sister Margaretta, Mistress of Postulants)
Faith Sherman (Sister Sophia)
Reed Birney (Admiral von Schreiber)
Joel Hatch (Franz, The Butler)
Veanne Cox (Frau Schmidt, The Housekeeper)
Daniel Truhitte (Baron Elberfeld)
Daniela DiGiallonardo (Baroness Elberfeld)
Nicholas Hammond, Kym Karath, Heather Menzies (Trio of the Saengerbund of Herwegen)
Christine DiGiallonardo, Nadia DiGiallonardo, Patty Goble, Amy Justman, Kevin Munhall, and the Women of the Mansfield University Concert Choir, Peggy Dettwiler, Director (Neighbors of Captain von Trapp, Nuns, Novices, Postulants, Contestants in the Festival Concert)

With:
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Women of the Mansfield University Concert Choir
Rob Fisher, Musical Director and Conductor
Gary Griffin, Director
Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer

Wendall K. Harrington, Video and Projections Designer
Alan Adelman, Lighting Consultant
Nevin Steinberg, Sound Designer
Paul Tazewell, Costume Consultant
John Lee Beatty, Stage Consultant
Casting by Tara Rubin and Stephanie Yankwitt

Program

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp
Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
Choral, Dance, and Incidental Music Arranged by Trude Rittmann
Concert Adaptation by David Ives
Join us for a special one-night-only performance of the classic Broadway musical and worldwide phenomenon that continues to warm our hearts, decades after its debut in 1959. Follow the von Trapp family through the Alps with Rodgers & Hammerstein's timeless score that includes “Edelweiss” and “Do-Re-Mi.” The Sound of Music is sure to be a magical evening of enchanting, memorable music at Carnegie Hall.