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.

Series Events

Thursday, February 7, 2013 | 8 PM
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


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


  • BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
  • CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2
  • DEBUSSY Five Preludes (orch. Hans Zender) (US Premiere)
  • SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 (1841 version)
Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 (Allegro vivace)
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra | Christian Zacharias, Conductor and Piano
Monday, March 11, 2013 | 8 PM
Stephanie Blythe
Warren Jones
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Warren Jones, Piano


  • 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
Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder No. 1, Der Engel
Paris Orchestral Ensemble | John Nelson, Conductor | Stephanie Blythe, Mezzo-Soprano
EMI Classics
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | 8 PM
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ivari Ilja
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Baritone
  • Ivari Ilja, Piano


  • 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"
  • TRAD. "Little Night"
  • TRAD. "Goodbye, Happiness"
Rachmaninoff's "In my soul," Op. 14, No. 10

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