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.

Series Events

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


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


  • RAVEL La valse
  • SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, 2. Allegretto (Scherzo)
Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Sony Classical
Thursday, January 31, 2013 | 8 PM
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


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


  • Symphony No. 4
  • Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica" (Finale. Allegro molto)
Staatskapelle Berlin | Daniel Barenboim, Conductor
Teldec Classics
Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 8 PM
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • 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


  • BACH St. Matthew Passion
Bach's St. Matthew Passion ("Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbroche")
Munich Bach Orchestra | Karl Richter, Conductor | Munich Bach Choir
Deutsche Grammophon

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