Carnegie Hall Presents

Orchestras on Thursdays

Spend your Thursday evenings with emotionally charged orchestral works performed by three of the top orchestras in the US. The vast symphonies of Mahler are on full display when the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Daniele Gatti interpret his expansive Third Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony through his moving Ninth. This searing series also includes Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra in a program of works by Ravel, Shostakovich, and the New York premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's anticipated Violin Concerto.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Cancelled: San Francisco Symphony

Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin

Program

RAVEL La valse
SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 61
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in his first year as music director, leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Ravel’s La valse and Shostakovich’s intense, politically charged Symphony No. 5. Leonidas Kavakos, arguably “the most deeply satisfying violinist performing today” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), joins them for Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, infused with euphoric sounds from the composer’s native Poland.

Listen

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, 2. Allegretto (Scherzo)


Philadelphia Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Sony Classical

Cancelled: San Francisco Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor

Program

MAHLER Symphony No. 9
This concert by the San Francisco Symphony has been cancelled due to the orchestra's current work stoppage. This concert will not be rescheduled.

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Michael Tilson Thomas
first encountered Mahler’s music as a 13-year-old and was immediately stricken: “I could not believe that such symphonic music existed,” says Tilson Thomas. “I never got over it.” He brings a lifetime of love for Mahler’s music to bear on the Ninth Symphony—“it was the symphony that spoke to me the most,” he says—with his San Francisco Symphony in its final Carnegie Hall appearance of the season.

Listen

Mahler's Symphony No. 9 in D Major, III. Rondo burleske


San Francisco Symphony | MIchael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
San Francisco Symphony Label

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Daniele Gatti, Conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-Soprano
Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
John Oliver, Conductor
Boys of the PALS Children’s Chorus
Andy Icochea Icochea, Conductor

Program

MAHLER Symphony No. 3
With thunderous power and enchanting tenderness, Mahler’s Third Symphony depicts the all-encompassing power of nature. Behold the marvels of the natural world, from the pleasurable to the horrifying, when the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Daniele Gatti perform this expansive work here at Carnegie Hall.

Listen

Mahler's Symphony No.3 In D Minor, 5. Lustig Im Tempo Und Keck Im Ausdruck, ''Bimm Bamm. Es Sungen Drei Engel''


Boston Symphony Orchestra | Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Tanglewood