Carnegie Hall Presents

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Fiery young conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin makes his New York debut at the helm of The Philadelphia Orchestra in Verdi’s towering Requiem, as well as 20th century works by Ravel, Stravinsky, and a new work by Oliver Knussen. Sir Simon Rattle also takes the podium for an intriguing concert that pairs the timeless eloquence of Beethoven with the gripping music of Berg and the fascinating whimsy of Ligeti.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director
Marina Poplavskaya, Soprano
Christine Rice, Mezzo-Soprano
Rolando Villazón, Tenor
Mikhail Petrenko, Bass
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, Conductor

Program

VERDI Requiem
Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Verdi’s Requiem—the conductor’s first performance at Carnegie Hall as the orchestra’s music director. Written three years after Verdi’s operatic triumph Aida, the Requiem combines the drama of the stage, the emotional power of an oratorio, and the intensity of a symphony in a grand Romantic expression of grief.

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Verdi's Requiem (Quid sum miser. Adagio)

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The Philadephia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, Conductor | Maureen Forrester, Mezzo-Soprano | Richard Tucker, Tenor
Sony Classical

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, February 22, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

Program

GABRIELA LENA FRANK Concertino Cusqueño (NY Premiere)
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
STRAVINSKY Le sacre du printemps

Encore:STRAVINSKY "Pastorale"
Renowned for his interpretations of Ravel's music, Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins The Philadelphia Orchestra for the composer’s jazzy Piano Concerto in G Major. The evening also features Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps, which infamously caused riots in 1913 for its explosive, driving rhythms; today, it is one of Stravinsky’s most celebrated and frequently performed works, its influence heard in everything from modern classical works to film soundtracks.

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

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Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major (Presto)

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Montreal Symphony Orchestra | Charles Dutoit, Conductor | Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
Decca

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, May 17, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Barbara Hannigan, Soprano

Program

WEBERN Passacaglia, Op. 1
BERG Three Fragments from Wozzeck
LIGETI Mysteries of the Macabre
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"
When Sir Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan get together to perform Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre, you never know what will happen. In 2010, Hannigan shoved Mr. Rattle out of the way and conducted the orchestra herself, part of a performance that perfectly “conveyed Ligeti’s parody of a secret-police chief with scalpel-edge sharpness” (The New York Times). Also featuring Beethoven’s evocative “Pastoral” Symphony and music from Berg’s Wozzeck, it’s an evening of unpredictable theatricality you won’t want to miss.

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Berg's Wozzeck 

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The Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Boston Records