Carnegie Hall Presents

Carnegie Classics

This popular series spotlights monumental works that have inspired peerless performers around the world. Osmo Vänskä leads the Minnesota Orchestra in works by Finland's greatest composer and the Vienna Philharmonic spotlights the work of composers who frequented the cultural capital where the ensemble resides. Also on the series, Dorothea Röschmann and David Daniels join The English Concert for a performance of Handel's gripping oratorio Theodora, a moral tale of sacrificial love and resistance to tyranny.

Series Events

Sunday, November 3, 2013 | 2 PM
Cancelled: Minnesota Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Minnesota Orchestra
    Osmo Vänskä, Music Director and Conductor
  • Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-Soprano


  • Pohjola's Daughter
  • Selected Songs
  • Symphony No. 2
Sibelius's Symphony No. 2 (Finale: Allegro moderato)
Minnesota Orchestra | Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
Sunday, February 2, 2014 | 2 PM
The English Concert
Handel's Theodora (opera in concert)
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • The English Concert
    Harry Bicket, Artistic Director and Conductor
  • Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano (Theodora)
  • Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-Soprano (Irene)
  • David Daniels, Countertenor (Didymus)
  • Kurt Streit, Tenor (Septimius)
  • Neal Davies, Bass-Baritone (Valens)
  • The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
    Julian Wachner, Director of Music and the Arts


  • HANDEL Theodora (concert performance)
Handel's Theodora ("Streams of pleasure ever flowing")
The English Concert | Harry Bicket, Conductor | Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-Soprano
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 8 PM
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Andris Nelsons, Conductor


  • HAYDN Symphony No. 90 in C Major
  • BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn in B-flat Major, Op. 56a
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

  • Encore:
  • J. STRAUSS JR. "Seid umschlungen Millionen": Waltz, Op. 443
Brahms's Symphony No. 3 (Andante)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

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