Carnegie Hall Presents

Concertos Plus

The most admired instrumentalists of our time interpret the Romantic repertoire in programs that showcase their virtuosic techniques and signature styles. Violinist Hilary Hahn with the Minnesota Orchestra, pianist Denis Kozhukhin with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and pianist Emanuel Ax with the Munich Philharmonic bring fresh insights to beloved works by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, and Strauss, respectively.

Cancelled: Minnesota Orchestra

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Cancelled: Minnesota Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, November 2, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, Music Director and Conductor
Hilary Hahn, Violin

Program

ALL-SIBELIUS PROGRAM En saga
Violin Concerto
Symphony No. 1
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.

Patrons who purchased tickets for these performances with a credit card will receive automatic refunds. Those who purchased tickets with cash can return them to the Carnegie Hall Box Office to receive their refund. Ticketholders with any questions should contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Listen

Sibelius's Violin Concerto (Allegro, ma non tanto )


Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra | Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor | Hilary Hahn, Violin
Deutsche Grammophon

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

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

Performers

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, Piano

Program

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Excerpts from The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (arr. Maximilian Steinberg)
GIYA KANCHELI ... al Niente
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

Encore:GLUCK Melodie from Orfeo ed Euridice (arr. Sgambati)
Tracing its storied roots back to 1882, Russia’s oldest symphonic ensemble has set the standard for interpreting Russian repertoire, being lauded as “never short of breathtaking” (San Francisco Chronicle). See for yourself when this outstanding orchestra performs a program that includes Giya Kancheli’s … al Niente, a sonic tapestry of ravishing sounds and silences dedicated to conductor Yuri Temirkanov, as well as Tchaikovsky’s treasured Piano Concerto No. 1 with Denis Kozhukhin and excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s nationalistic opera based on two Russian legends.

Listen

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 (Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso)


St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra | Yuri Temirkanov, Conductor | Denis Matsuev, Piano
RCA Red Seal

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, April 11, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Music Director Designate and Conductor
Emanuel Ax, Piano

Program

R. STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
R. STRAUSS Burleske
R. STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Encore:BRAHMS Intermezzo in B-flat Minor, Op. 117, No. 2
Hailed by The New York Times for its “energetic, richly colored and insightful … music making,” the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall with Music Director Designate Valery Gergiev. The all-Strauss program includes the mercurial Burleske with legendary pianist Emanuel Ax and Also sprach Zarathustra—now some of the most recognizable music ever written, thanks to Stanley Kubrick’s mind-bending sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Please note that Lorin Maazel is unable to conduct this evening’s concert due to illness. Carnegie Hall and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra are immensely grateful to Valery Gergiev for altering his schedule and flying to and from Europe expressly for this event.

Listen

R. Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Lorin Maazel, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon