Carnegie Hall Presents

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Together, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Dutoit make a “colorful, high-energy” pair (New York Times)—perfect partners for the always intriguing Lang Lang, who joins them for Beethoven’s Second Concerto. It’s a series filled with Romanticism: from Schumann’s “Rhenish” to Chopin’s First Piano Concerto with Maurizio Pollini.   

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, Chief Conductor
Lang Lang, Piano

Program

FAURÉ Pavane in F-sharp Minor
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

Encore:LISZT Étude No. 3 in G-sharp Minor, "La Campanella" from Grandes études de Paganini
Today, we think of Beethoven as a solitary genius striving for perfection as his hearing fails. But as a young man, he was also a fiery virtuoso whose skills astounded aristocrats in the salons of Vienna, the musical capital of Europe in the late 18th century. Join us as one of today’s dynamic pianists performs the concerto that the youthful Beethoven used to broaden his fame among the Viennese public. Also on the program is a symphony from Shostakovich that reflects the cultural thaw after Stalin’s death in 1953.

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 (Rondo)

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Orchestre de Paris; Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor; Lang Lang, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, April 27, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor

Program

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
WEBERN Six Pieces, Op. 6
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish"
Hear one of the most distinctive conductors of our generation lead one of America’s most distinctive orchestras in the world’s most distinctive hall. Sir Simon Rattle takes the podium to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in Brahms’s Symphony No. 3—which he recorded to great acclaim in 2009 with the Berliner Philharmoniker—as well as Schumann’s majestic Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish, and Webern’s quicksilver Six Pieces, Op. 6.

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Schumann's Symphony No. 3, "Rhenish" (Lebhaft)

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Philadelphia Orchestra | James Levine, Conductor
RCA

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, May 18, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, Chief Conductor
Maria João Pires, Piano
The Philadelphia Singers Chorale
David Hayes, Director

Program

GLINKA Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete)
Maria João Pires has graciously agreed to replace Maurizio Pollini, who unfortunately must cancel his appearance due to illness.

Maria João Pires, “one of the most celebrated and loved pianists on the planet” (The Telegraph, London), comes to Carnegie Hall to perform Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Under the direction of Charles Dutoit, the revered ensemble also performs two works written for the theater: the rousing overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla by Russian master Mikhail Glinka and Ravel’s sumptuous ballet score Daphnis et Chloé.

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Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 (Allegro Vivace)

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | André Previn, Conductor | Maria João Pires, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon