Carnegie Hall Presents

Great American Orchestras II

Renowned American orchestras perform electrifying concerts under the batons of acclaimed conductors in performances of indelible music. The Chicago Symphony and Boston Symphony orchestras illuminate Wagner's operatic works, The Cleveland Orchestra pairs Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 with a work by one of the Russian masters, and Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony through Mahler's moving Ninth Symphony.

Series Events

Thursday, October 4, 2012 | 8 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Riccardo Muti, Music Director and Conductor

Program

  • WAGNER Overture to The Flying Dutchman
  • MASON BATES Alternative Energy (NY Premiere)
  • FRANCK Symphony in D Minor
Franck's Symphony in D minor, M 48, Allegro non troppo
Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Pierre Monteux, Conductor
RCA Victor
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | 8 PM
The Cleveland Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • The Cleveland Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director and Conductor
  • Michael Sachs, Trumpet
  • Jack Sutte, Trumpet

Program

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4
  • MATTHIAS PINTSCHER Chute d’Étoiles for Two Trumpets and Orchestra (NY Premiere)
  • BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
  • SCRIABIN The Poem of Ecstasy
Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 in B flat Major, Op. 60, Allegro ma non troppo
Cleveland Orchestra | George Szell, Conductor
Sony Classical
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 8 PM
Cancelled: San Francisco Symphony
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • San Francisco Symphony
    Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor

Program

  • MAHLER Symphony No. 9
Mahler's Symphony No. 9 in D Major, III. Rondo burleske
San Francisco Symphony | MIchael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
San Francisco Symphony Label
Friday, April 5, 2013 | 8 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Daniele Gatti, Conductor
  • Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano

Program

    ALL-WAGNER PROGRAM
  • Selections from Götterdämmerung
    ·· Dawn
    ·· Siegfried's Rhine Journey
    ·· Siegfried's Death and Funeral March
  • Overture to Tannhäuser
  • "Ich sah das Kind" from Parsifal
  • Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
  • Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Wagner's Götterdämmerung, Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey 

London Symphony Orchestra | Leopold Stokowski, Conductor

Decca

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