Carnegie Hall Presents

Weekends at Carnegie Hall

Spend the weekend with some of today's most esteemed ensembles as they survey the monumental works of Beethoven, including his "Pastoral" and "Choral" symphonies. Also on the series, operatic powerhouse David Daniels joins The English Concert for a performance of a Baroque opera rarity, Handel's Radamisto, exploring the power of fidelity in marriage.

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
The Monteverdi Choir

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

The English Concert

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
The Monteverdi Choir

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, November 16, 2012 | 7 PM

Performers

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique'
The Monteverdi Choir
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor
Elisabeth Meister, Soprano
Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Spyres, Tenor
Matthew Rose, Bass

Program

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt
Symphony No. 9
In the hands of Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his period-instrument ensemble, Beethoven takes on a distinctive vibrancy and jubilant excitement that leaves audiences breathless. Last season, they brought four of Beethoven’s symphonies to Carnegie Hall, and on this concert they return with The Monteverdi Choir for the monumental Ninth and its celebrated Ode to Joy.

Listen

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Molto vivace)


Archiv Produktion

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, February 2, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, Music Director and Conductor

Program

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"
Symphony No. 7
This orchestra of Israeli and Arab musicians continues its Beethoven cycle with the Seventh Symphony, a work that runs the emotional gamut from deepest despair to triumphant joy. Also on the program is the “Pastoral” Sixth. With a bucolic “Scene by the Brook” and rousing storm music—made famous as Zeus’s “thunderbolt” music in Fantasia—this tuneful, evocative symphony will have you longing for a springtime trip to the country.

Listen

Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral" ("Merry gathering of the country folk")


BBC Symphony Orchestra | Arturo Toscanini, Conductor
EMI Classics

The English Concert

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, February 24, 2013 | 2 PM

Performers

The English Concert
Harry Bicket, Conductor
David Daniels, Countertenor (Radamisto)
Brenda Rae, Soprano (Polissena)
Joélle Harvey, Soprano (Tigrane)
Patricia Bardon, Mezzo-Soprano (Zenobia)
Luca Pisaroni, Bass-Baritone (Tiridate)
David Kravitz, Baritone (Farasmane)

Program

HANDEL Radamisto (concert performance)
David Daniels triumphs as Radamisto,” declared Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times after hearing the countertenor at the Santa Fe Opera; Luca Pisaroni, as the volatile antagonist, was positively “charismatic.” Daniels and Pisaroni both reprise their roles here at Carnegie Hall, joined by The English Concert under Harry Bicket, in a concert performance of Handel’s opera of lust, revenge, and the power of virtue.