Carnegie Hall Presents

The Three B's

Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms: three composers who stand together at the pinnacle of classical music. Hear music by them all on this series.

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Orchestra of St. Luke's

The Cleveland Orchestra

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, December 15, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Robert Spano, Conductor
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Joshua Hopkins, Baritone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus
Norman Mackenzie, Director

Program

BACH "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 3
MESSIAEN Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine
BACH Magnificat, BWV 243
Messiaen combined crystalline textures with Catholic mysticism to create beautiful sacred music; you could say he was the 20th century’s Bach. Robert Spano and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s perform choral works by each composer in a concert that features a host of astounding soloists and the excellent Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus.

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Bach Magnificat in D Major (Magnificat)


Stuttgart Bach Collegium; Helmuth Rilling, Conductor
Hanssler Classics

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Sir Roger Norrington, Conductor
Jeremy Denk, Piano

Program

HAYDN Symphony No. 39 in G Minor
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major
MOZART Symphony No. 39
The Orchestra of St. Luke’s presents music written at the end of the 1700s by the composers who set the standard for over a century of classical music to come. Sir Roger Norrington, a master interpreter of this repertoire, takes the podium for this concert, and adventurous American pianist Jeremy Denk joins them in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto.

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Mozart Symphony No. 39


Orchestra of St. Luke's; Donald Runnicles, Conductor
Delos Records

The Cleveland Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director and Conductor
Gil Shaham, Violin

Program

BRAHMS Violin Concerto
KAIJA SAARIAHO Laterna magica (NY Premiere)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6 in B Minor
Hear one of America’s greatest orchestras perform exemplary music from three centuries. The Cleveland Orchestra and Maestro Franz Welser-Möst are joined by acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham for a program that includes the New York premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Laterna magica, a work inspired by the autobiography of Ingmar Bergmann, and works by Brahms and Shostakovich.

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Laterna Magica


Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra | Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Ondine
Brahms's Violin Concerto (Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco piu presto)


Berliner Philharmoniker | Claudio Abbado, Conductor | Gil Shaham, Violin
Deutsche Grammophon