Carnegie Hall Presents

Singers and Symphonies

If you like variety, look no further than this diverse series of concerts. The Orchestra of St. Luke's performs Schumann's Symphony No. 4, dazzling mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is joined by pianist Warren Jones to interpret songs from the likes of composers Samuel Barber to Irving Berlin, and celebrated baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky and pianist Ivari Ilja perform a rousing evening of impassioned music from their native Russia.

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Stephanie Blythe
Warren Jones

Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ivari Ilja

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, February 7, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Orchestra of St. Luke's
Pablo Heras-Casado, Principal Conductor
Christian Zacharias, Piano

Program

BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2
DEBUSSY Five Preludes (orch. Hans Zender) (US Premiere)
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 (1841 version)
Hear Pablo Heras-Casado as he leads the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for the first time since his appointment as its principal conductor. Together, they perform music by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Schumann.

Listen

Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 (Allegro vivace)


Lausanne Chamber Orchestra | Christian Zacharias, Conductor and Piano
MDG

Stephanie Blythe
Warren Jones

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Monday, March 11, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo-Soprano
Warren Jones, Piano

Program

LEGG Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
·· There's been a death, in the opposite house
·· This is my letter to the world
·· I'm nobody! Who are you?
·· It dropped so low - in my regard
·· Bee! I'm expecting you!
·· I had no time to hate
·· I'll tell you how the sun rose
·· The way I read a letter's this
·· I felt a cleaving in my mind
·· I meant to find her when I came
·· Success is counted sweetest
·· 'Tis not that dying hurts us so
BARBER Three Songs, Op. 10
·· Rain Has Fallen
·· Sleep Now
·· I Hear an Army
HENDERSON "Button Up Your Overcoat"
HENDERSON "The Thrill is Gone"
HENDERSON "You're the Cream in My Coffee"
HENDERSON "The Best Things in Life Are Free"
HENDERSON "Keep Your Sunny Side Up"
PORTER "Night and Day"
PORTER "The Tale of the Oyster"
PORTER "You Do Something to Me"
CONFREY "Kitten on the Keys"
BERLIN "If You Don't Want My Peaches"
BERLIN "Always"
BERLIN "I Love a Piano"

Encores:BERLIN "What’ll I Do?" from Alexander’s Ragtime Band
CLEARY "Singin' in the Bathtub" from The Show of Shows
The New York Times calls Stephanie Blythe “the true successor to Marilyn Horne.” From Handel to Wagner, Blythe’s incredible versatility makes her a vocal force to be reckoned with. Hear for yourself in this recital, a collaboration with pianist Warren Jones.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder No. 1, Der Engel


Paris Orchestral Ensemble | John Nelson, Conductor | Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo-Soprano
EMI Classics

Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ivari Ilja

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Baritone
Ivari Ilja, Piano

Program

RACHMANINOFF "Child, thou art as beautiful as a flower," Op. 8, No. 2
RACHMANINOFF "Morning," Op. 4, No. 2
RACHMANINOFF "At the gates of the Holy cloister"
RACHMANINOFF "In my soul," Op. 14, No. 10
RACHMANINOFF "Night is mournful," Op. 26, No. 12
RACHMANINOFF "Do you remember the evening"
RACHMANINOFF "Again I am alone," Op. 26, No. 9
RACHMANINOFF "How fair this spot," Op. 21, No. 7
RACHMANINOFF "The raising of Lazarus," Op. 34, No. 6
RACHMANINOFF "Lilacs," Op. 21, No. 5
RACHMANINOFF "I wait for thee," Op. 14, No. 1
SVIRIDOV Selections from "Petersburg"
·· "The weathercock"
·· "The golden oar"
·· "The bride"
·· "A voice from the chorus"
·· "I am nailed to a tavern counter"
·· "The breeze has brought from far away"
·· "Petersburg song"
·· "Those born in obscure years"
·· "The virgin city"

Encores:RACHMANINOFF "In the Silence of the Secret Night"
VALENTE/TAGLIAFERRI "Passione"
TRAD. "Little Night"
TRAD. "Goodbye, Happiness"
Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky “is redolent of luxury: beautiful tone, pinpoint intonation, elegant and impassioned delivery” (The New York Times). One of our true classical-music superstars, Hvorostovsky returns to Carnegie Hall with his frequent musical collaborator, Ivari Ilja.

Listen

Rachmaninoff's "In my soul," Op. 14, No. 10