Carnegie Hall Presents

International Festival of Orchestras I

Discover outstanding orchestras that are steeped in tradition, yet continue to challenge the way audiences listen to music today. The Mariinsky Orchestra tackles gloriously expressive works by Rachmaninoff, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic—Russia’s oldest symphonic ensemble—unleashes the full power of Russian masterworks, the Vienna Philharmonic charts a course through seminal symphonic works by fellow countrymen Schubert and Mahler, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony interprets works by Strauss and Berlioz. 

Series Events

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 8 PM
Mariinsky Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Mariinsky Orchestra
    Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
  • Denis Matsuev, Piano

Program

  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3
  • RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances

  • Encores:
  • RACHMANINOFF Etude-tableau in A Minor, Op. 39, No. 2
  • DENIS MATSUEV Improvisation
  • WAGNER Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Saturday, February 15, 2014 | 8 PM
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
    Yuri Temirkanov, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
  • Julia Fischer, Violin

Program

  • PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2
  • RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

  • Encores:
  • HINDEMITH Finale from Solo Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 11, No. 6
  • ELGAR Salut d'amour, Op. 12
  • STRAVINSKY "Vivo" from Pulcinella Suite
Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 (Allegro molto)
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra | Yuri Temirkanov, Conductor
RCA
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 8 PM
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
  • Juliane Banse, Soprano

Program

  • SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 4
Mahler's Symphony No. 4 (Sehr behaglich)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Claudio Abbado, Conductor | Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-Soprano
Deutsche Grammophon
Friday, May 16, 2014 | 8 PM
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor

Program

  • JOHN ADAMS Slonimsky's Earbox
  • R. STRAUSS Don Juan
  • BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

  • Encore:
  • R. STRAUSS Waltz Sequence No. 2 from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
R. Strauss's Don Juan
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra | Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
EMI Classics
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