Carnegie Hall Presents

Illustrious International Orchestras - Students

Be astounded by quintessential works from the orchestral repertoire performed by a lineup of intrepid international ensembles: Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and Staatskapelle Dresden.The seminal works on this series include Beethoven’s stirring Missa solemnis and symphonies by Shostakovich, Schubert, and Bruckner.

Cancelled: Mariinsky Orchestra

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
The Monteverdi Choir

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Staatskapelle Dresden

Cancelled: Mariinsky Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Mariinsky Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

Program

SHCHEDRIN The Little Hunchbacked Horse Suite
·· Introduction
·· Gypsy Dance
·· Duettino of Ivan and Tsar-girl
·· Girls’ round-dance and quadrille
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6
R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben
This performance has been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. Patrons who purchased tickets with a credit card will receive automatic refunds. Those who purchased tickets with cash can return them to the Carnegie Hall Box Office to receive their refund.

Over the last few seasons, the Mariinsky Orchestra has given Carnegie Hall audiences one-of-a-kind Mahler, dramatic Berlioz, and a memorable account of Tchaikovsky’s symphonies. On this program, the orchestra and Valery Gergiev perform Strauss’s tone poem about an artist-hero who celebrates triumphs, battles enemies, and woos a gentle lover; and Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony, which veers from elegiacally touching to absurdly bitter.

Listen

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6 (Presto)


Mariinsky Orchestra | Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
Chandos

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
The Monteverdi Choir

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor
Elisabeth Meister, Soprano
Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Spyres, Tenor
Matthew Rose, Bass

Program

BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis
With blocks of massive choral forces and contrasting moments of repose, the Missa solemnis is uniquely Beethovenian in its ability to convey a broad faith in humankind. Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and The Monteverdi Choir come together to perform this grand plea for peace.

Listen

Beethoven's Missa solemnis (Gloria)


Archiv Produktion

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor

Program

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6
JÖRG WIDMANN Lied
R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Encore:J. STRAUSS JR. Kuss-Waltzer, Op. 400
Today, Franz Schubert is one of Vienna’s favorite sons, but he was ignored by all but a small group of music lovers during his lifetime. His Sixth Symphony received its premiere at a house concert back in 1818; this season, hear it performed at Carnegie Hall by none other than the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Also on the program are Richard Strauss’s madcap musical depiction of an incorrigible trickster and Jörg Widmann’s Lied.

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

Listen

R. Strauss's Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Richard Strauss, Conductor
Preiser Records

Staatskapelle Dresden

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, April 19, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Staatskapelle Dresden
Christian Thielemann, Principal Conductor

Program

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8 (ed. Robert Haas)
In 2010, Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden recorded Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8—often referred to as the “Apocalyptic” Symphony—to enthusiastic critical acclaim. Don’t miss your chance to hear this “venerable, remarkable orchestra” (The New York Times) in a rare New York appearance.

Listen

Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 (Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell)


Staatskapelle Dresden | Christian Thielemann, Conductor
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