Carnegie Hall Presents

Tchaikovsky and St. Petersburg


Mariinsky Orchestra
Opening Night Gala

Mariinsky Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra

Mariinsky Orchestra

Discovery Day: Tchaikovsky in St. Petersburg

Ensemble ACJW

Cancelled: Anna Netrebko
Elena Bashkirova

ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE

ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE

Musica Sacra

Russian Art in the Silver Age

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.

Listen

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


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

Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, October 6, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

Program

ALL-TCHAIKOVSKY PROGRAM
Symphony No. 1, "Winter Daydreams"
Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"
The Mariinsky Orchestra begins its cycle of Tchaikovsky’s six symphonies with the first and the last. Tchaikovsky wrote his inaugural symphony as his career was blossoming in Moscow, where he took a teaching position at the Moscow Conservatory in 1866. Only days before his death in 1893, Tchaikovsky conducted the premiere of his “Pathétique” Symphony in his hometown of St. Petersburg, a musical farewell to the city from which he drew musical sustenance.

Listen

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, "Pathétique" (Allegro molto vivace)


Kirov Theater Orchestra / Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Philips
Tchaikovsky: A Man of Theater
Valery Gergiev reveals the importance of understanding the theatricality in Tchaikovsky's symphonies.

Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, October 9, 2011 | 2 PM

Performers

Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

Program

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, "Little Russian"
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

Encore:TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky rarely used folk music in his own work, but his Second Symphony is a noted exception. Its finale includes “The Crane,” which the composer found in a then-new book of Ukrainian folk songs. Valery Gergiev and his Mariinsky Orchestra continue their Tchaikovsky focus with this symphony, along with the composer’s fifth.

Listen

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 (Andante cantabile con alcuna licenza—Moderato con anima)


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Philips

Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, October 10, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

Program

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 3, "Polish"
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

Encore:TCHAIKOVSKY Trepak from The Nutcracker
Of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies, the third best encapsulates all that made his ballet music so special. Balanchine used it in his famous ballet Jewels, and Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra present it here on a program that also includes the symphony that Tchaikovsky considered to be his best.

Listen

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 (Andante sostenuto— Moderato con anima—Moderato assai quasi Andante—Allegro vivo)


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Philips

Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Grand Prize Winner, XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition

Program

PROKOFIEV Three Selections from Romeo and Juliet
··Friar Lawrence
··Masks
··Montagues and Capulets
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1

Encores:CHOPIN Grand Valse brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18
LISZT Étude No. 3 in G-sharp Minor, "La Campanella" from Grandes études de Paganini
LIADOV Baba-Yaga
TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
To close out their focus on Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall, the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev have invited Daniil Trifonov to perform the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Trifonov is the most recent winner of the historic Tchaikovsky Competition, which turned Texan Van Cliburn into a star when he won the inaugural contest in 1958. Also on the program are works by composers who carried on Russia’s grand musical legacy into the 20th century: selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Shostakovich’s First Symphony.

Listen

Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 (Allegro)


Mariinsky Orchestra; Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Audio Clips and Excerpts - Carnegie Hall's 2011-2012 Season

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.

Ensemble ACJW

Featuring musicians of The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education

Weill Recital Hall
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW

Program

GLINKA Trio pathétique in D Minor for piano, clarinet, and bassoon
ARENSKY String Quartet No.2 in A Minor
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50
Join the “prodigiously talented” (The New York Times) young musicians of Ensemble ACJW as they come down with a case of the blues in this program of mournful masterpieces by three Russian Romantics. Cheer yourself up after the show with a free drink and a chance to meet the artists.

Listen

Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 (Pezzo elegiaco: Moderato assai - Allegro giusto)


Borodin Trio
Chandos
The Academy
An introduction to The Academy.

Cancelled: Anna Netrebko
Elena Bashkirova

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Anna Netrebko, Soprano
Elena Bashkirova, Piano
Anna Netrebko, with great regret, has cancelled this performance. After singing seven performances of the extremely taxing title role in Donizetti's Anna Bolena at The Metropolitan Opera, she has been ordered to go on 10 days of vocal rest by her doctor.

Ticketholders who purchased tickets for this performance will receive automatic refunds. Ticketholders with any further questions may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE

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

ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE

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

Musica Sacra

Church of St. Paul the Apostle
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor
Kirsten Sollek, Contralto
John Tiranno, Tenor

Program

RACHMANINOFF Vespers, Op. 37
The Church of St. Paul the Apostle
405 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10023

For more information:
212-330-7684
MusicaSacraNY.com

Listen

Rachmaninoff's Vespers, Op. 37 | Priidite, poklonimsia Tsarevi nashemu Bogu


Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola; Kent Tritle, Music Director
AMDG Recordings

Russian Art in the Silver Age

Sotheby's
Thursday, October 6, 2011 | 6:30 PM

Performers

Karen Kettering
Emily Kodama
A brief overview of the thriving and complex Russian cultural scene during the Silver Age, taking in everything from the luxury goods produced by Fabergé and other Imperial jewelers to the most innovative painters of the avant-garde scene.

Sotheby’s
Russian Art Department
1334 York Avenue at 72nd St
New York, NY 10021

RSVP required: 212-606-7150

For more information:
sothebys.com