Carnegie Hall Presents

International Festival of Orchestras II

The colorful, evocative music that has had a profound effect on visually based art forms is on full display in this series. The Mariinsky Orchestra delves into expressive works by Stravinsky that have inspired ballet choreographers, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra performs Shostakovich’s dramatically blazing Fifth Symphony, the Munich Philharmonic interprets Richard Strauss’s rich orchestral tapestries, and the Vienna State Opera brings a massive complement of musicians out of the orchestra pit for a concert performance of one of the most ingenious scores in opera: Strauss’s Salome.

Series Events

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Mariinsky Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Mariinsky Orchestra
    Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

Program

  • STRAVINSKY The Firebird (complete)
  • STRAVINSKY Pétrouchka (1911 version)
  • STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

  • Encore:
  • VERDI Overture to La forza del destino
Stravinsky's The Firebird ("Lullaby of the Firebird")
Kirov Orchestra | Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Phillips
Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 8 PM
Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Strauss's Salome (opera in concert)
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Vienna State Opera
  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Andris Nelsons, Conductor
  • Gun-Brit Barkmin, Soprano (Salome)
  • Tomasz Konieczny, Bass-Baritone (Jochanaan)
  • Gerhard A. Siegel, Tenor (Herodes)
  • Jane Henschel, Mezzo-Soprano (Herodias)
  • Carlos Osuna, Tenor (Narraboth)
  • Ulrike Helzel, Mezzo-Soprano (Page)
  • Norbert Ernst, Tenor (First Jew)
  • Michael Roider, Tenor (Second Jew)
  • James Kryshak, Tenor (Third Jew)
  • Thomas Ebenstein, Tenor (Fourth Jew)
  • Walter Fink, Bass (Fifth Jew)
  • Adam Plachetka, Bass-Baritone (First Nazarene)
  • Marcus Pelz, Bass (Second Nazarene)
  • Dan Paul Dumitrescu, Bass (First Soldier)
  • Il Hong, Bass (Second Soldier)
  • Jens Musger, Bass (A Cappadocian)
  • Gerhard Reiterer, Tenor (A Slave)

Program

  • R. STRAUSS Salome (concert performance)
R. Strauss's Salome ("Dance of the Seven Veils")
Vienna State Opera | Karl Böhm, Conductor
Opera d'Oro
Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 8 PM
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
    Fabio Luisi, Conductor
  • Karita Mattila, Soprano

Program

    ALL-R. STRAUSS PROGRAM
  • Der Rosenkavalier Suite
  • Four Last Songs
  • Ein Heldenleben
R. Strauss's Four Last Songs ("Frühling")
Berliner Philharmoniker | Claudio Abbado, Conductor | Karita Mattila, Soprano
Deutsche Grammophon
Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 8 PM
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
  • Mitsuko Uchida, Piano

Program

  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

  • Encores:
  • BACH French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Interlude from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk, Op. 29
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 (Andante con moto)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra | Kurt Sanderling, Conductor | Mitsuko Uchida, Piano
Decca