Carnegie Hall Presents

International Festival of Orchestras II

From Vienna to Venezuela, England to the Middle East, these inspired ensembles perform enduring scores that span nearly three centuries. The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra chart a course through the masterworks of Beethoven, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra pays homage to fellow countrymen Berg and Bruckner, and Gustavo Dudamel draws inspired playing from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra.

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
The Monteverdi Choir

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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.

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Beethoven's Missa solemnis (Gloria)


Archiv Produktion

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, December 10, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor

Program

CHÁVEZ Sinfonía india
ORBÓN Tres versiones sinfónicas
REVUELTAS La noche de los Mayas

Encores:ARTURO MÁRQUEZ La Conga del Fuego Nuevo
GUTIERREZ "Alma Llanera"
BERNSTEIN "Mambo" from West Side Story
This energetic group of young Venezuelans and its acclaimed conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, were a hit when they made their New York premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2007. On this program, they perform works by some of Latin America’s finest 20th-century composers, including a suite of lusty, wild music by Silvestre Revueltas.

Este grupo energético de jóvenes venezolanos y su aclamado director Gustavo Dudamel debutó con gran éxito en el Carnegie Hall en 2007. En esta ocasión, su presentación incluye obras de algunos de los mejores compositores de América Latina del siglo XX, entre ellas, una suite energética e impetuosa de Silvestre Revueltas.

Este grupo energético de jovens venezuelanos e seu reconhecido maestro, Gustavo Dudamel, foi um sucesso na sua estreia em Nova York no Carnegie Hall em 2007. Neste programa, eles tocam obras de alguns dos melhores compositores do século XX na América Latina, incluindo uma suíte de música cheia de vitalidade e energia de Silvestre Revueltas.

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Revueltas's Sensemayá


Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela | Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, January 31, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, Music Director and Conductor

Program

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
For co-founder Daniel Barenboim, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra—made up of both Arab and Israeli musicians—is proof “that people who listen to each other, both musically and in all other ways, can achieve greater things.” Completing a Beethoven symphony cycle in under a week is a mighty feat, and Barenboim and the orchestra continue here with the Fourth and the mighty “Eroica.”

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Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica" (Finale. Allegro molto)


Staatskapelle Berlin | Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Teldec Classics

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 2 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Violin

Program

BERG Violin Concerto
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4, "Romantic" (1888, Korstvedt edition)

Encore:BACH Andante from Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst conclude their three-concert stay at Carnegie Hall with expansive, lush music by two composers closely associated with their native country. Frank Peter Zimmermann joins the orchestra for Berg’s Violin Concerto, a moving tribute “to the memory of an angel,” said Alma Mahler Werfel’s daughter, who died shortly before the composer began the work. Also on the program is Bruckner’s expansive "Romantic" Symphony.

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Bruckner's Symphony No. 4, "Romantic" (Scherzo)


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Decca