Carnegie Hall Presents

The Three Bs

Bold. Brash. Breathtaking. This series showcases the monumental works of quintessential composers of classical music: Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms. Daniel Barenboim leads the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra through two of Beethoven's beloved symphonies, Iván Fischer enlightens Bach's stirring St. Matthew Passion with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and violinist Lisa Batiashvili joins the Staatskapelle Dresden for Brahms's Violin Concerto.


Series Events

Sunday, February 3, 2013 | 2 PM
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
  • Daniel Barenboim, Music Director and Conductor
  • Diana Damrau, Soprano
  • Kate Lindsey, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Piotr Beczala, Tenor
  • René Pape, Bass
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir
    Joe Miller, Conductor


  • Symphony No. 2
  • Symphony No. 9
Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Presto)
Warner 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
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 8 PM
Staatskapelle Dresden
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Staatskapelle Dresden
    Christian Thielemann, Principal Conductor
  • Lisa Batiashvili, Violin


  • Academic Festival Overture
  • Violin Concerto
  • Symphony No. 4
Brahms's Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 77 (Allegro non troppo)
Batiashvili Staatskapelle Dresden Thielemann
Brahms's Symphony No. 4 (Andante moderato) 
Cleveland Orchestra | George Szell, Conductor

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