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. 

Series Events

Friday, October 19, 2012 | 8 PM
World Orchestra for Peace
The Solti Centennial Concert
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • 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)


  • 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
R. Strauss's Don Juan
Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Fritz Reiner, Conductor
Saturday, March 2, 2013 | 8 PM
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor


  • SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6
  • R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

  • Encore:
  • J. STRAUSS JR. Kuss-Waltzer, Op. 400
R. Strauss's Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Richard Strauss, Conductor
Preiser Records
Friday, April 19, 2013 | 8 PM
Staatskapelle Dresden
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Staatskapelle Dresden
    Christian Thielemann, Principal Conductor


  • BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8 (ed. Robert Haas)
Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 (Finale. Feierlich, nicht schnell)
Staatskapelle Dresden | Christian Thielemann, Conductor

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