Carnegie Hall Presents

The MET Orchestra

Always adventurous, Levine and The MET Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall this season with a wide range of music—and some very special guests. Among them are the People’s Diva Renée Fleming, performing Mahler’s Rückert Lieder, and a double shot of Christian Tetzlaff, who give us Mendelssohn and Schoenberg on the same concert.

The MET Orchestra

The MET Orchestra

The MET Orchestra

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, October 16, 2011 | 3 PM

Performers

The MET Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor
Richard Goode, Piano
Christine Rice, Mezzo-Soprano

Program

MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
JOHN HARBISON / ALICE MUNRO Closer To My Own Life (World Premiere)
R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
The MET Orchestra kicks off its three-concert series at Carnegie Hall with Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Joining them is pianist Richard Goode in a first half devoted to Mozart, and mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, who premieres a new work by John Harbison with a text by Alice Munro. The finale is Strauss’s jocular tone poem that depicts the exploits of an incorrigible trickster from German folklore.

The MET Orchestra's Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi has graciously agreed to replace James Levine for this performance. Maestro Levine has cancelled his fall appearances with The MET Opera due to a recent fall that resulted in back injury.

For further information, ticket holders may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Listen

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major K. 595 (Rondo Allegro)

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Richard Goode, Piano
Philips

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, January 15, 2012 | 3 PM

Performers

The MET Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor
Anthony McGill, Clarinet
Stephen Williamson, Clarinet
Renée Fleming, Soprano

Program

MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
MAHLER "Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft"
MAHLER "Liebst du um Schönheit"
MAHLER "Um Mitternacht"
MAHLER "Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder"
MAHLER "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen"
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
BARBER "Give Me Some Music" from Antony and Cleopatra
HERRMANN "I Have Dreamt" from Wuthering Heights
BARBER "Do Not Utter a Word, Anatol" from Vanessa
Fabio Luisi has graciously agreed to replace James Levine as conductor for this performance. Mr. Levine has cancelled his appearance as he continues his rehabilitation from a fall last September that necessitated emergency back surgery.

Listen

Berg Lulu Suite (Lied der Lulu. Comodo)

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The MET Orchestra; James Levine, Conductor; Renée Fleming, Soprano
Sony

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, May 20, 2012 | 3 PM

Performers

The MET Orchestra
David Robertson, Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin

Program

MOZART Adagio in E Major, K. 261
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
SCHOENBERG Violin Concerto, Op. 36

Encore:MOZART Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, K. 373
Please note that David Robertson has graciously agreed to replace James Levine for this performance. Maestro Levine has cancelled this and all conducting engagements through the 2012–2013 season.

Last season at Carnegie Hall, Christian Tetzlaff joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as soloist for all three works on a dazzling program The New York Times called “triumphant” and “masterful.” The luminary violinist takes center stage with David Robertson and The MET Orchestra on a concert that includes music by Mozart, and violin concertos by Schoenberg and Mendelssohn.

Listen

Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64 (Allegro molto appassionato)

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Yehudi Menuhin, Violin
EMI Classics