Carnegie Hall Presents

Great American Orchestras II

Esteemed American orchestras take audiences on a musical journey through symphonic gems from around the world. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony convey the awe-inspiring mystery of Mahler’s hymn to nature and existence in its totality, the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Bernard Haitink performs one of the most powerful works of recent times, and the Minnesota Orchestra completes its epic Sibelius symphony cycle and performs the Finnish composer’s great last works.

San Francisco Symphony

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Cancelled: Minnesota Orchestra

San Francisco Symphony

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor

Program

MAHLER Symphony No. 9
“There aren’t any musical sure bets these days as sure as a Mahler symphony from Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony” (San Francisco Chronicle). And when they perform the composer's elegiac Ninth Symphony, this is sure to be one of the most magical performances of the season.

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Murray Perahia, Piano

Program

PURCELL / STEVEN STUCKY Funeral Music for Queen Mary
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
“The synergy between any conductor and orchestra is always something of a mystery to outsiders, but the rapport between this pair is unmistakable,” proclaimed The Boston Globe of this esteemed orchestra and its conductor laureate, the legendary Bernard Haitink. Experience this remarkable connection for yourself when they return to Carnegie Hall for a program of works from the Romantic period by Schumann and Brahms, paired with Purcell / Steven Stucky Funeral Music for Queen Mary.

Listen

Brahms's Symphony No. 4 (Allegro giocoso)

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Boston Symphony Orchestra | Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Decca

Cancelled: Minnesota Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, April 6, 2014 | 2 PM

Performers

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, Music Director and Conductor

Program

ALL-SIBELIUS PROGRAM
Symphony No. 6
Symphony No. 7
Suite from The Tempest, Op. 109 (arr. Vänskä)
Tapiola
This concert has been cancelled.

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Listen

Sibelius's Symphony No. 6 (Poco vivace)

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Minnesota Orchestra | Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
BIS