Carnegie Hall Presents

Orchestral Thursdays

Start your weekend early with this series of concerts that features  The   Philadelphia Orchestra West-Eastern Divan Orchestra , and the  Orchestra of St. Luke's  in performances of such masterworks as Shostakovich's compelling Fifth Symphony, Bach's  St. Matthew Passion , and Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Orchestra of St. Luke's

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin

Program

RAVEL La valse
SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in his first year as music director, leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Ravel’s La valse and Shostakovich’s intense, politically charged Symphony No. 5. Leonidas Kavakos, arguably “the most deeply satisfying violinist performing today” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), joins them for Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, infused with euphoric sounds from the composer’s native Poland.

Listen

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, 2. Allegretto (Scherzo)


Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Sony Classical

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.”

Listen

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


Staatskapelle Berlin | Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Teldec Classics

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Iván Fischer, Conductor
Dominique Labelle, Soprano
Barbara Kozelj, Mezzo-Soprano
John Tessier, Tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Bass-Baritone
Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, Music Director

Program

BACH St. Matthew Passion
Last season at Carnegie Hall, two of New York’s most admired and established performing groups—the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Musica Sacra—teamed up with Iván Fischer for a noteworthy performance of Mozart’s Requiem. This season, they return for a must-hear evening that features Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.

Listen

Bach's St. Matthew Passion ("Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbroche")


Munich Bach Orchestra | Karl Richter, Conductor | Munich Bach Choir
Deutsche Grammophon