Carnegie Hall Presents

Turn of the Century Sounds - Students

Bask in the glorious music of great composers—Debussy, Strauss, Ravel, and more —from the late–19th and early–20th centuries. It’s the perfect way to celebrate our 120th anniversary.
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St. Louis Symphony

European Union Youth Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

St. Louis Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

St. Louis Symphony
David Robertson, Music Director and Conductor
Karita Mattila, Soprano

Program

DEBUSSY Printemps
KAIJA SAARIAHO Quatre Instants
STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)
Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with David Robertson in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.

Karita Mattila
joins David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony for a performance of Quatre Instants, which Kaija Saariaho wrote specifically for the Finnish soprano. When Mattila premiered the work at the 2003 Ekenäs festival, critics called the performance “irresistible” (Le Monde). Paired with Stravinsky’s Firebird, it’s a concert you can’t miss.

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Kaija Saariaho's Quatre Instants, Attente (Longing) 


Karita Mattila, Soprano | Martin Katz, Piano
Ondine

European Union Youth Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

European Union Youth Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Music Director and Conductor
Itzhak Perlman, Violin

Program

COPLAND An Outdoor Overture
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
R. STRAUSS Eine Alpensinfonie

Encore:BERNSTEIN "America" from West Side Story (arr. Eric Crees)
Founded in 1976, the European Union Youth Orchestra brings together talented young musicians from all 27 EU countries. The orchestra has collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned soloists. For this performance it is joined by violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, playing the vivacious Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3.

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)


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