Carnegie Hall Presents

International Festival of Orchestras III

Esteemed ensembles perform orchestral favorites in supercharged performances from the symphonic and operatic repertoire. Franz Welser-Möst leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra through works by Strauss and Schubert, the Staatskapelle Dresden tackles Bruckner's Symphony No. 8, and legendary conductor Valery Gergiev celebrates the centenary of Sir Georg Solti with a special program devoted to Solti's legacy. 

World Orchestra for Peace

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Staatskapelle Dresden

World Orchestra for Peace

The Solti Centennial Concert

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, October 19, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

World Orchestra for Peace
Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Lady Solti, Presenter
Angela Gheorghiu, Soprano
René Pape, Bass
Alumni of the Solti Accademia
Tereza Gevorgyan, Matilda Paulsson, Roberto Carlos Gòmez Ortiz, Ross Ramgobin
Cristian Macelaru, Conductor (Solti Foundation US Conductor Award Laureate)

Program

MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
R. STRAUSS Don Juan
MOZART "In diesen heil'gen Hallen" from Die Zauberflöte
VERDI "Addio del passato" from La traviata
MOZART "Là ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni
VERDI "Bella figlia dell'amore" from Rigoletto
MAHLER Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
It is hard to find an orchestra as star-studded as this one, comprising top players from the Vienna Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, and more. Hailed for its “unrelenting intensity and edge-of-the-seat excitement” (The Guardian), this intrepid ensemble makes its highly anticipated US debut in a spectacular celebration of its founder, Sir Georg Solti, performing a selection of opera’s most beloved arias with superstars Angela Gheorghiu and René Pape, as well as orchestral favorites under the baton of impassioned conductor Valery Gergiev.

Highlighting the influential conductor’s aims to nurture talented young singers and musicians through his academy programs, this special tribute is hosted by Lady Solti and features video vignettes with celebrated alumni from his prestigious training grounds.

Listen

R. Strauss's Don Juan

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Fritz Reiner, Conductor
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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

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Richard Strauss, Conductor
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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)

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Staatskapelle Dresden | Christian Thielemann, Conductor
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