Carnegie Hall Presents

The Americans

Charles Ives to Philip Glass
Two composers who are decidedly different, yet equally groundbreaking. Celebrate Philip Glass’s 75th birthday with the US premiere of a new symphony, and join the San Francisco Symphony for an orchestral version of Charles Ives’s Concord Sonata.
 

Series Events

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | 8 PM
American Composers Orchestra
Philip Glass 75th Birthday Concert
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • American Composers Orchestra
    Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor Laureate
  • Maki Namekawa, Piano

Program

  • PÄRT Lamentate (NY Premiere)
  • PHILIP GLASS Symphony No. 9 (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Bruckner Orchester Linz)
Philip Glass Heroes
American Composers Orchestra; Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor 
UMVD Labels
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | 8 PM
San Francisco Symphony
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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
Varèse's Amériques
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | 8 PM
San Francisco Symphony
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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)
Ruggles Sun-Treader
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor 
Deutsche Grammophon

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