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.

Cancelled: Minnesota Orchestra

The English Concert

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Cancelled: Minnesota Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, November 3, 2013 | 2 PM

Performers

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

Program

ALL-SIBELIUS PROGRAM Pohjola's Daughter
Selected Songs
Symphony No. 2
Concerts by the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, have been cancelled due to the orchestra’s current work stoppage. These concerts will not be rescheduled.

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Listen

Sibelius's Symphony No. 2 (Finale: Allegro moderato)


Minnesota Orchestra | Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
BIS

The English Concert

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, February 2, 2014 | 2 PM

Performers

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

Program

HANDEL Theodora (concert performance)
Early-music specialist Harry Bicket returns to Carnegie Hall with The English Concert for the next installment in their Handel project—the rarely heard oratorio Theodora. Featuring some of the composer’s most glorious music, this tragic work depicts the self-sacrificial love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard, sung here by vocal greats Dorothea Röschmann and David Daniels. This deeply moving oratorio serves as a timeless parable of spiritual resistance to tyranny and an indictment of persecution, topics that still resonate with audiences today.

Listen

Handel's Theodora ("Streams of pleasure ever flowing")


The English Concert | Harry Bicket, Conductor | Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-Soprano
Chaconne

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, March 13, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Conductor

Program

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
In 1883, Brahms’s Third Symphony made its triumphant premiere in Vienna with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The storied ensemble returns to Carnegie Hall to perform that glowing work, this time under the baton of up-and-coming Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons—“the next big thing among young conductors” (The New York Times). The program also includes additional works by Brahms and Haydn.

Listen

Brahms's Symphony No. 3 (Andante)


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon