Carnegie Hall Presents

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What unites the concerts on this series is their distinctiveness. From a film on the 1927 Mississippi River flood with live music by Bill Frissell to a magical night with the Salzburg Marionette Theater and András Schiff, each performance is one of a kind.

Bill Frisell / Bill Morrison
The Great Flood

So Percussion

Vogler Quartet
Ute Lemper

Salzburg Marionette Theater
András Schiff

Bill Frisell / Bill Morrison
The Great Flood

Zankel Hall
Friday, November 4, 2011 | 10 PM

Performers

Bill Frisell, Guitar
Ron Miles, Trumpet
Tony Scherr, Bass
Kenny Wollesen, Drums

Program

BILL FRISELL The Great Flood
(NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Film by Bill Morrison
Music by Bill Frisell
The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was an epic disaster, wreaking horrible havoc on an entire region of our country and displacing thousands, including scores of Delta blues performers who took their music north to cities like Chicago. Composed by jazz great Bill Frisell, The Great Flood is an evening-long suite accompanied by Bill Morrison’s film that tells the story of these musicians and how their migration transformed American music forever.

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"Benny's Bugle"


Bill Frisell
Savoy

So Percussion

Zankel Hall
Monday, March 26, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

So Percussion
·· Eric Beach
·· Josh Quillen
·· Adam Sliwinski
·· Jason Treuting
Matmos
·· Drew Daniel, Electronics
·· M.C. Schmidt, Electronics
Dan Deacon, Electronics
Cenk Ergün, Electronics
Beth Meyers, Viola

Program

CAGE Credo in US
SO PERCUSSION / MATMOS Needles
CAGE Imaginary Landscape #1
CAGE Quartet for Percussion from She is Asleep
CENK ERGÜN Use
DAN DEACON "Bottles" from Ghostbuster Cook: The Origin of the Riddler
DAN DEACON Take a Deep Breath
CAGE 18' 12", A Simultaneous Performance of Cage Works
·· Inlets (Improvisation II)
·· 0' 00" (4' 32" No. 2)
·· Duet for Cymbal
·· 45' for a Speaker
JASON TREUTING 24 x 24 (NY Premiere)
CAGE Third Construction
Pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 PM in Zankel Hall with members of So Percussion in conversation with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean, The Juilliard School.

No one did more to change how we think about music—how we listen to it, make it, perform it—than John Cage. As part of American Mavericks at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn-based ensemble So Percussion fetes this challenging composer, who was born 100 years ago in Los Angeles, and whose influence is felt today almost everywhere in American music.

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Cage Third Construction


So Percussion
Audio Clips and Excerpts - Carnegie Hall's 2011-2012 Season

Vogler Quartet
Ute Lemper

Zankel Hall
Thursday, April 5, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ute Lemper, Vocalist
Vogler Quartet
·· Tim Vogler, Violin
·· Frank Reinecke, Violin
·· Stefan Fehlandt, Viola
·· Stephan Forck, Cello
Stefan Malzew, Piano, Clarinet, and Accordion

Program

SCHULHOFF Selections from Five Pieces for String Quartet
·· Alla Valse Viennese
·· Alla Serenata
·· Alla Czeca
MAITRIER "Elle Fréquentait la Rue Pigalle" (arr. Stefan Malzew)
EMER "L'Accordéoniste" (arr. Stefan Malzew)
WEILL "Surabaya Johnny" from Happy End (arr. Stefan Malzew)
WEILL "Die Moritat von Mackie Messer" from Die Dreigroschenoper (arr. Stefan Malzew)
EISLER "Der Graben" (arr. Stefan Malzew)
EISLER "Über den Selbstmord" (arr. Stefan Malzew)
EISLER "Ballade vom Wasserrad" (arr. Stefan Malzew)
BOGOSLOVSKY "Temnaya Noch" (arr. Stefan Malzew)
CHAVA ALBERSTEIN "Stiller Abend" (arr. Stefan Malzew)
SCHULHOFF Selections from Five Pieces for String Quartet
·· Alla Tango Milonga
·· Alla Tarantella
CHAVA ALBERSTEIN "Ikh shtey unter a Bokserboym" (arr. Stefan Malzew)
PIAZZOLLA Yo Soy María (arr. Stefan Malzew)
PIAZZOLLA Oblivion (arr. Stefan Malzew)
PIAZZOLLA La última grela (arr. Stefan Malzew)
BREL "Chanson de Jacky" (arr. Stefan Malzew)
BREL "Ne me quitte pas" (arr. Stefan Malzew)
BREL "Amsterdam" (arr. Stefan Malzew)
The Vogler Quartet team with Ute Lemper, a master of German cabaret music, to capture the acerbic wit of Weimar-era songs by Kurt Weill and the lesser known—though no less intriguing—Hanns Eisler. They also turn their attention to the evocative, powerful ballads of latter-day Belgian troubadour Jacques Brel and fiery Argentinian tango from Astor Piazzolla.

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Maitrier's "Elle Fréquentait la Rue Pigalle" (arr. Stefan Malzew)


Ute Lemper, Vocalist | Vogler Quartet | Stefan Malzew, Piano, Clarinet, and Accordion
Steinway & Sons
Weill's "Surabaya Johnny" and "Die Moritat" vom Mackie Messer


Ute Lemper, Vocalist | Vogler Quartet | Stefan Malzew, Piano, Clarinet, and Accordion
Steinway & Sons
Chava Alberstein's "Stiller Abend" (arr. Stefan Malzew)


Ute Lemper, Vocalist | Vogler Quartet | Stefan Malzew, Piano, Clarinet, and Accordion
Steinway & Sons

Salzburg Marionette Theater
András Schiff

Zankel Hall
Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Salzburg Marionette Theater
András Schiff, Piano

Program

DEBUSSY Children's Corner
SCHUMANN Kinderszenen, Op. 15
DEBUSSY La boîte à joujoux
For nearly a century, the Salzburg Marionette Theater has been delighting children and adults alike with its unique productions of well-known operas, musicals, and ballets. Here, the charming troupe presents Debussy’s touching chamber ballet about the adventures of toys that come to life. Perspectives artist András Schiff accompanies at the piano, and performs playful solo works by Debussy and Schumann, all part of a program capturing the innocence of childhood and the fantasies of youth.