Carnegie Hall Presents

Concertos Plus

The leading instrumentalists of our time interpret the classical repertoire in traditional and unique programs that showcase their virtuosic techniques and signature styles. Leonidas Kavakos with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Yuja Wang with the San Francisco Symphony, and Garrick Ohlsson with the Boston Symphony Orchestra bring to light quintessential works by Bartók, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Cancelled: San Francisco Symphony

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin

Program

BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2
MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Encore:YSAŸE Allemanda from Sonata in E Minor, Op. 27, No. 4 "Fritz Kreisler"
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall! Its two-night stay begins with Leonidas Kavakos performing Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto, and concludes with a Mahler symphony certain to showcase the group that classical music authority Gramophone magazine calls “the world’s greatest orchestra.”

Listen

Mahler's Symphony No. 1 (Stürmisch bewegt)


Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra | Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
RCO Live

Cancelled: San Francisco Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
Yuja Wang, Piano
Samuel Carl Adams, Electronics

Program

SAMUEL CARL ADAMS Drift and Providence (NY Premiere)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
This concert by the San Francisco Symphony has been cancelled due to the orchestra's current work stoppage. This concert will not be rescheduled.

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Yuja Wang
astonishes audiences wherever she appears. She was “a goddess” in Philadelphia (The Philadelphia Inquirer), and displayed “chutzpah and raw talent” in our nation’s capital (The Washington Post). The New York Times raved that she “seems to have everything: speed, flexibility, pianistic thunder, and interpretive nuance.” See what has people buzzing when Wang performs Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

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Brahms's Symphony No. 1 (Un poco Allegretto e grazioso)


New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Sony

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, Piano

Program

HINDEMITH Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Op. 50
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
From its atmospheric opening notes to its propulsive finale, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is among the composer’s most popular and best-known works, as well as one of the truly great pieces of the past 100 years. Also on this program is Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

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Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin (Pantomime in one act)


Boston Symphony Orchestra | Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Newton Classics