Carnegie Hall Presents

Great American Orchestras I

Young masters join legendary maestro Riccardo Muti in a series that delves into the vast canon of symphonic works. These astonishing evenings of music feature influential works by Mahler, Mussorgsky, and Dvořák, paired with premieres of new commissions that include Osvaldo Golijov's highly anticipated Violin Concerto and a new work by Anders Hillborg written for the incomparable soprano Renée Fleming

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra

New York Philharmonic

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, October 5, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, Music Director and Conductor

Program

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 5
MARTUCCI Notturno
RESPIGHI Feste romane
For their final performance at Carnegie Hall this season, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra open with Dvořák’s Fifth Symphony before launching into two spectacular Italian works. While Respighi’s Feste romane depicts four different Eternal City festivals with vibrant orchestral color and sparkling rhythmic energy, Martucci’s Notturno is a heart-wrenching adagio, bittersweet and beautiful.

Listen

Respighi's Feste romane, La Befana


Philadelphia Orchestra | Riccardo Muti, Conductor
EMI

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin

Program

RAVEL La valse
SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in his first year as music director, leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Ravel’s La valse and Shostakovich’s intense, politically charged Symphony No. 5. Leonidas Kavakos, arguably “the most deeply satisfying violinist performing today” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), joins them for Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, infused with euphoric sounds from the composer’s native Poland.

Listen

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, 2. Allegretto (Scherzo)


Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Sony Classical

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Daniele Gatti, Conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-Soprano
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
John Oliver, Conductor
Boys of the PALS Children’s Chorus
Andy Icochea Icochea, Conductor

Program

MAHLER Symphony No. 3
With thunderous power and enchanting tenderness, Mahler’s Third Symphony depicts the all-encompassing power of nature. Behold the marvels of the natural world, from the pleasurable to the horrifying, when the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Daniele Gatti perform this expansive work here at Carnegie Hall.

Listen

Mahler's Symphony No.3 In D Minor, 5. Lustig Im Tempo Und Keck Im Ausdruck, ''Bimm Bamm. Es Sungen Drei Engel''


Boston Symphony Orchestra | Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Tanglewood

New York Philharmonic

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Music Director and Conductor
Renée Fleming, Soprano

Program

RESPIGHI Fontane di Roma
ANDERS HILLBORG The Strand Settings (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic)
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)
The incomparable Renée Fleming joins the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert for the world premiere of a new work by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg. Also on the program are Respighi’s charming Fontane di Roma and Ravel’s colorful orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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

Listen

Respighi's Fontane di Roma, La Fontana di Trevi al meriggio


Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon