Carnegie Hall Presents

Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair

Series Events

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | 7:30 PM
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
    Hannu Lintu, Conductor
  • Elizabeth Futral, Soprano
  • Heikki Nikula, Bass Clarinet
  • Avanti! Quartet
    ·· Anna-Leena Haikola, Violin
    ·· Eriikka Maalismaa, Violin
    ·· Tuula Riisalo, Viola
    ·· Mikko Ivars, Cello

Program

  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Nymphéa
  • LOTTA WENNÄKOSKI Kuule II
  • JUKKA TIENSUU nemo
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Emilie Suite (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Kaija Saariaho Amers (Libero, dolce, misterioso)
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen,Conductor; Anssi Karttunen, Cello
Sony
Thursday, December 1, 2011 | 7:30 PM
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
FINNISH TANGO: A JOURNEY TO THE FAIRY TALE LAND
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
    Hannu Lintu, Conductor
  • Markus Allan, Vocalist
  • Tuomas Hiltunen, Host

Program

    KULLERVO LINNA "Iltarusko" (arr. Niemi)
    TOIVO KÄRKI "On elon retki näin" (arr. Laine and Niemi)
    TOIVO KÄRKI "Liljankukka"(arr. Niemi)
    JANI UHLENIUS "Pilvet karkaa- niin minäkin" (arr. Niemi)
    PENTTI VIHERLUOTO "Punaiset lehdet" (arr. Niemi)
    UNTO MONONEN "Satumaa" (arr. Niemi)
    OSKAR MERIKANTO Kesäillan valssi
    JEAN SIBELIUS Valse Triste
    TAISTO WESSLIN "Tangon Kotimaa" (arr. Laine and Niemi)
    RAMON ARCADO "Rio de la Plata" (arr. Igoni)
    VEIKKO JUNTUNEN "Valkoiset linnut" (arr. Laine and Niemi)
    ARVO KOSKIMAA "Syyspihlajan alla" (arr. Niemi)
    KAJ CHYDENIUS "Viimeisestä illasta" (arr. Lintinen)
Kaija Saariaho Miranda's Lament ("From the Grammar of Dreams")
Anu Komsi, Soprano
Ondine
Monday, March 5, 2012 | 6 PM
Making Music: Kaija Saariaho
Voix, Espace
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Kaija Saariaho, Composer
  • Solistes XXI
    ··Céline Boucard, Soprano
    ··Raphaële Kennedy, Soprano
    ··Maryseult Wieczorek, Soprano
    ··Sébastien Amadieu, Countertenor
    ··Laurent David, Tenor
    ··Edouard Hazebrouck, Tenor
    ··Jean-Sébastien Nicolas, Baritone
    ··Jean-Christophe Jacques, Baritone
    Rachid Safir, Director
  • Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Video Artist
  • Jeremy Geffen, Series Moderator

Program

    ALL-KAIJA SAARIAHO PROGRAM
  • Echo!
  • Nuits, adieux
  • Lonh
  • From the Grammar of Dreams
  • Tag des Jahrs
Kaija Saariaho's Nuits adieux 
Solistes XXI | Rachid Safir, Director
Kaija Saariaho's Lonh 
Solistes XXI | Rachid Safir, Director
Kaija Saariaho Miranda's Lament ("From the Grammar of Dreams")
Anu Komsi, Soprano
Ondine
Kaija Saariaho's Tag des Jahrs 
Solistes XXI | Rachid Safir, Director
Friday, March 9, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Kaija Saariaho and Anssi Karttunen Master Class
Weill Recital Hall

Performers

  • Aisha Orazbayeva, Violin
  • Sarah Saviet, Violin
  • Emily Deans, Viola
  • Anna Pelczer, Viola
  • Paul Dwyer, Cello
  • Mira Luxion, Cello
  • Tony Flynt, Bass

Program

    Repertoire to be selected from:
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO ...de la Terre
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Sept Papillons
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Vent Nocturne
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Folia
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Nocturne
Sunday, March 11, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Cancelled: Kaija Saariaho with Anssi Karttunen Young Artists Concert
Zankel Hall
Monday, March 12, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Kaija Saariaho and Anssi Karttunen Young Artists Concert
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Aisha Orazbayeva, Violin
  • Sarah Saviet, Violin
  • Emily Deans, Viola
  • Anna Pelczer, Viola
  • Paul Dwyer, Cello
  • Mira Luxion, Cello
  • Tony Flynt, Bass

Program

    Program to include:
  • JENNY BECK The Tide Will Take You (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • LOUIS CHIAPPETTA Loops, Clocks, and Shadow (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • EDMUND FINNIS Relative Colour (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • URSULA KWONG-BROWN Adunamentum (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • ANNA PIDGORNA The Child, bringer of light (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • CHRIS WILLIAMS San-Shih-Fan (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Aure (U.S. Premiere)
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Cloud Trio (U.S. Premiere)
Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 8 PM
St. Louis Symphony
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

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

Program

  • DEBUSSY Printemps
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Quatre Instants
  • STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)
Kaija Saariaho's Quatre Instants, Attente (Longing) 
Karita Mattila, Soprano | Martin Katz, Piano
Ondine
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 8 PM
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • The Cleveland Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director and Conductor
  • Gil Shaham, Violin

Program

  • BRAHMS Violin Concerto
  • KAIJA SAARIAHO Laterna magica (NY Premiere)
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6 in B Minor
Laterna Magica
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra | Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Ondine
Brahms's Violin Concerto (Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco piu presto)
Berliner Philharmoniker | Claudio Abbado, Conductor | Gil Shaham, Violin
Deutsche Grammophon