Carnegie Hall Presents

Piano, Violin, and Opera Sampler

Carnegie Hall’s tradition of hosting stunning virtuosos continues with Emanuel Ax performing Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto, James Ehnes playing Mendelssohn, and a concert performance of Strauss’s Salome with a cast led by Nina Stemme and Eric Owens.

Series Events

Thursday, December 8, 2011 | 8 PM
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor
  • Emanuel Ax, Piano


  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, "Emperor"
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

  • Encores:
  • SCHUBERT Impromptu in A-flat Major, D. 935, No. 2
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Pas de deux from Act II from The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony (Allegro con fuoco)
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | 8 PM
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


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


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

  • Encore:
  • NICOLÒ PAGANINI Caprice No. 16 in G Minor
Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra (Allegro molto appassionato)
Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, Conductor; Isaac Stern, Violin 
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | 8 PM
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • The Cleveland Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director and Conductor
  • Nina Stemme, Soprano (Salome)
  • Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone (Jochanaan)
  • Rudolf Schasching, Tenor (Herod)
  • Jane Henschel, Mezzo-Soprano (Herodias)
  • Garrett Sorenson, Tenor (Narraboth)

  • Cast also includes:
  • Jennifer Johnson Cano
  • Rodell Rosel, Tenor
  • Matthew Plenk, Tenor
  • Bryan Griffin, Tenor
  • James Kryshak, Tenor
  • Brian Keith-Johnson, Baritone
  • Sam Handley, Bass-Baritone
  • Darren Stokes, Bass-Baritone
  • Evan Boyer, Bass


  • R. STRAUSS Salome, Op. 54 (concert performance)
R. Strauss's Salome (Final Scene)
Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden | Antonio Pappano, Conductor | Nina Stemme, Soprano

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