Carnegie Hall Presents

International Festival of Orchestras III

Survey the musical landscapes of symphonic masterworks by Beethoven, Brahms, and Shostakovich in this stellar series of beloved works from the orchestral repertoire.The rich music-making of the esteemed orchestras is also complemented by virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Denis Matsuev, who join the Bavarian Radio Symphony and Mariinsky orchestras, respectively, in performances of signal piano concertos by prolific masters.

Series Events

Friday, October 11, 2013 | 8 PM
Mariinsky Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


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


  • SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 8

  • Encores:
  • LIADOV A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32
  • GRIEG "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer Gynt
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 (Allegretto)
Kirov Orchestra | Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 8 PM
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Vienna State Opera
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Vienna State Opera
    Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
  • Ricarda Merbeth, Soprano
  • Zoryana Kushpler, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Peter Seiffert, Tenor
  • Günther Groissböck, Bass
  • New York Choral Artists
    Joseph Flummerfelt, Chorus Director


  • SCHOENBERG Friede auf Erden
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9
Sunday, May 18, 2014 | 2 PM
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
  • Gil Shaham, Violin


  • LIGETI Atmosphères
  • BERG Violin Concerto
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

  • Encore:
  • LIGETI Concert Românesc
Brahms's Symphony No. 2 (Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino))
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra | Maris Jansons, Conductor
Br Klassik

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