Carnegie Hall Presents

Modern Virtuosos - Students

Some of the most respected instrumentalists of our time perform with great orchestras in works from Brahms to Terry Riley on this series of three concerts. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is joined by pianist Murray Perahia for a performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto. The Kronos Quartet returns with several special guests to celebrate its 40th anniversary, performing commissioned works by favorite composers and collaborators. And finally, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra welcomes violinist Gil Shaham for Berg’s Violin Concerto.

Series Events

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


  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Bernard Haitink, Conductor
  • Murray Perahia, Piano


  • PURCELL / STEVEN STUCKY Funeral Music for Queen Mary
  • SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
Brahms's Symphony No. 4 (Allegro giocoso)
Boston Symphony Orchestra | Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Friday, March 28, 2014 | 8 PM
Kronos Quartet and Friends
40th Anniversary Celebration
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Kronos Quartet
    ·· David Harrington, Violin
    ·· John Sherba, Violin
    ·· Hank Dutt, Viola
    ·· Sunny Yang, Cello
  • Bryce Dessner, Guitar
  • Wu Man, Pipa
  • Jherek Bischoff, Bass Guitar
  • Musicians from Face the Music
  • Brooklyn Youth Chorus
    Dianne Berkun-Menaker, Artistic Director


  • BRYCE DESSNER Aheym (Homeward)
  • TRAD. "Tusen Tankar" ("A Thousand Thoughts") (arr. Kronos Quartet, trans. Ljova)
  • WILEY "Last Kind Words" (arr. Jacob Garchik)
  • OMAR SOULEYMAN "La Sidounak Sayyada" ("I'll Prevent the Hunters from Hunting You") (arr. Jacob Garchik)
  • TERRY RILEY The Serquent Risadome (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • BRISEÑO "El Sinaloense" ("The Man from Sinaloa") (arr. Osvaldo Golijov)
  • LAURIE ANDERSON "Flow" (arr. Jacob Garchik)
  • PHILIP GLASS Orion: China (arr. Michael Riesman) (NY Premiere)
  • VLADIMIR MARTYNOV "The Beatitudes"
  • JHEREK BISCHOFF A Semiperfect Number
  • CLINT MANSELL "Lux Aeterna" from Requiem for a Dream (arr. David Lang)
  • CLINT MANSELL "Death Is the Road to Awe" from The Fountain (arr. Kronos Quartet)

  • Encore:
  • HENDRIX "Purple Haze" (arr. Kronos Quartet)
Bryce Dessner's Aheym
Kronos Quartet
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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
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