Carnegie Hall Presents

The MET Orchestra

The renowned orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera boldly leaves the opera pit behind to showcase its versatility on the concert stage. Newly appointed Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the ensemble in works by Beethoven and Stravinsky in a series that also includes lauded soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, legendary pianists Yefim Bronfman and Evgeny Kissin, and noted guest conductor Semyon Bychkov.

The MET Orchestra

The MET Orchestra

The MET Orchestra

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, October 14, 2012 | 3 PM

Performers

The MET Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano

Program

WAGNER Overture to Tannhäuser
WAGNER Wesendonck Lieder (orch. Mottl/Wagner)
R. STRAUSS Eine Alpensinfonie
Michelle DeYoung has graciously agreed to perform in place of Eva-Maria Westbroek, who has cancelled her appearance due to illness.

Michelle DeYoung
has already established herself as one of the most exciting artists of her generation, appearing on many of the world’s finest opera and concert stages. Having taken on the roles of numerous Wagnerian heroines, the mezzo-soprano brings her operatic prowess to the famed composer’s Wesendonck Lieder, a song cycle that served as a study for the composer’s Tristan und Isolde. The program also features music from Tannhäuser, as well as Richard Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie.

Listen

Strauss's Eine Alpensinfonie (Sonnenaufgang) 


Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra | Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Profil

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, December 2, 2012 | 3 PM

Performers

The MET Orchestra
Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor
David Chan, Violin
Yefim Bronfman, Piano

Program

SOFIA GUBAIDULINA In tempus praesens
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1945 version)
On this concert, the legendary Yefim Bronfman brings Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto to Carnegie Hall with the inestimable MET Orchestra and Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Also on the program are Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and music by Sofia Gubaidulina.

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

Listen

Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor" (Rondo allegro)


Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra | David Zinman, Conductor | Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Arte Nova Classics

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, May 19, 2013 | 3 PM

Performers

The MET Orchestra
James Levine, Music Director and Conductor
Evgeny Kissin, Piano

Program

WAGNER Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, "Great"

Encore:BEETHOVEN Rondo a capriccio in G Major, Op. 129
“So compelling is Evgeny Kissin’s pianism,” writes The Times of London, “so fresh his response to even the most familiar phrases, that one hangs on every note.” He performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the outstanding MET Orchestra on this program, which also marks the return of Music Director and Conductor James Levine after a two-year hiatus. The legendary conductor leads the ensemble through excerpts from Wagner’s Lohengrin and Schubert’s “Great” Symphony.

Listen

Beethoven's  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major (Rondo: Vivace)


London Symphony Orchestra | Sir Colin Davis, Conductor | Evgeny Kissin, Piano
EMI Classics