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Cancelled: Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala
The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Lone Bellow

Brett Dennen

Discovery Day: Benjamin Britten

The New York Pops

New York String Orchestra

New York String Orchestra

Lang Lang

Discovery Day: Franz Schubert's Last Years

collected stories: hero

collected stories: travel

collected stories: (post)folk

Cancelled: Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala
The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | 7 PM

Performers

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Joshua Bell, Violin
Esperanza Spalding, Vocals and Double Bass

Program

TCHAIKOVSKY Slavonic March, Op. 31
SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
RAVEL Tzigane
SAINT-SAËNS Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
ESPERANZA SPALDING Apple Blossom (arr. Gil Goldstein, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
LEONARDO GENOVESE Chacarera (arr. Gil Goldstein, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
TIOMKIN Wild is the Wind (arr. Gil Goldstein, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
RAVEL Boléro
This concert has regrettably been cancelled due to a strike by Carnegie Hall’s stagehands, represented by IATSE / Local One (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees).

Carnegie Hall has been engaged in talks with its stagehands for some time, working toward a new contract. Our disagreement has been centered on future operations of our new Education Wing and issues related to union jurisdiction within these facilities, created within the building’s upper floors to house Carnegie Hall’s expanding music education and community programs.

Patrons who purchased tickets for this performance with a credit card will receive automatic refunds. Those who purchased tickets with cash should call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

The scheduled Opening Night Gala dinner, benefiting Carnegie Hall’s artistic and educational programs, will still take place for gala patrons at The Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom, beginning at 6 PM.

Please note that all future performances currently remain on Carnegie Hall’s schedule, pending resolution of this work stoppage.

Listen

Saint Saëns's Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | Andrew Litton, Conductor | Joshua Bell, Violin
Decca

The Lone Bellow

Zankel Hall
Friday, October 18, 2013 | 10 PM

Performers

The Lone Bellow
The Lone Bellow’s music is anchored in American folk, country, and gospel traditions, but the Brooklyn-based trio is more than a roots band. With songs that are introspective and inspiring, vocal harmonies that are crisp and clean, The Lone Bellow is one of a kind.

This concert is part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.

Listen

You Never Need Nobody

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The Lone Bellow
2013 Descendant Records

Brett Dennen

Zankel Hall
Saturday, November 2, 2013 | 10 PM

Performers

Brett Dennen
After the overwhelming success of Loverboy, Brett Dennen retreated to his mountain house in Northern California, where he found inspiration in his surroundings and the simplicity of nature. The result is his fifth studio album, Smoke and Mirrors—the culmination of his transition from a coffeehouse folk singer to a celebrated and critically acclaimed front man. Dennen’s earnest and honest lyrics, sweet melodies, and pure vocals make him a “folk-rock revelation” (The Washington Post).

This concert is part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall.

Listen

Wild Child

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Brett Dennen
2013 | Smoke And Mirrors

Discovery Day: Benjamin Britten

Weill Recital Hall
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 1 PM

Performers

Paul Kildea, Keynote Speaker
John Bridcut, Speaker
Joélle Harvey, Soprano
Emalie Savoy, Soprano
Paul Appleby, Tenor
John Brancy, Baritone
Natalia Katyukova, Piano

Program

All-Britten recital to include selections from Hölderlin Fragments, On this Island, Poet’s Echo, Winter Words, Songs and Proverbs of William Blake, Sonnets of Michelangelo, and other works
Pianist Natalia Katyukova has graciously agreed to step in for Malcolm Martineau, who has been forced to cancel his appearance due to illness. Ticketholders may call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 with any questions.

English composer, conductor, and pianist Benjamin Britten has long been regarded as one of the central figures of 20th-century British classical music. Most well-known for his vocal compositions and opera scores, the composer’s oeuvre is vastly wide-ranging, with a dizzying output of orchestral, choral, chamber, and instrumental works. This immersive afternoon includes a multimedia introduction to a new documentary about the composer, song recital, and keynote lecture in celebration of the centenary of his birth.

1 PM: Keynote Lecture

2 PM: Lecture Presentation, Britten's Endgame

3 PM: Break

3:30 PM: Recital

Listen

Britten's Who Are These Children? ("A Riddle, The Earth")

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Nicky Spence, Tenor | Malcolm Martineau, Piano
Onyx Classics

The New York Pops

Under the Mistletoe with Ashley Brown

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Ashley Brown, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

Program

TRAD. "Deck the Halls (arr. Carmen Dragon)
JOHN WILLIAMS "Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas"
POLA POLA / WYLE "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (arr. James Kessler)
BERNARD / SMITH "Winter Wonderland" (arr. Tim Berens)
HORNER / JENNINGS "Where are you, Christmas?" (arr. Steven Reineke)
CAHN / VAN HEUSEN "The Secret of Christmas"
ROBERT WENDEL "Little Bolero Boy" (after Katherine K. Davis's "The Little Drummer Boy")
BEAL / BOOTHE "Jingle Bell Rock" (arr. Steven Reineke)
PAULUS / A. BERGMAN / M. BERGMAN "Wishes and Candles" (arr. Steven Mercurio)
JOHN JACOB NILES "I Wonder As I Wander" (arr. Steven Reineke)
KENT / GANNON "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (arr. Steven Reineke)
VARIOUS Holiday Hits Medley (arr. Steven Reineke)
VARIOUS "Sing With Us of Christmas" (arr. Bruce Healy)
GUARALDI / MENDELSON "Christmastime is Here" (arr. Bruce Healy)
WHATLEY / SCHERMERHORN "Yes, Virginia"
BUCCHINO "Grateful"
ADAM / DWIGHT "O Holy Night" (arr. David T. Clydesdale)
TRAD. Christmas Sing-Along (arr. Steven Reineke)

Encore:TRAD. "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" (arr. Bruce Healey)
Revel in the sounds of the season with a festive concert of traditional favorites and new holiday hits that feature a favorite Broadway leading lady, Ashley Brown.

Listen

"We Need a Little Christmas" from Mame

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The New York Pops | Skitch Henderson, Conductor
Reader's Digest Music

New York String Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | 7 PM

Performers

New York String Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, Conductor
Bella Hristova, Violin

Program

MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
MOZART Symphony No. 31, "Paris"
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
Celebrate the season with this New York City holiday tradition. For more than 40 years, this group of young musicians-in-training—participants in the annual seminar of the New York String Orchestra—has lit up Christmas Eve at Carnegie Hall with its annual concert. This season, they return to perform a program that includes Mendelssohn’s utterly delightful Violin Concerto with violinist Bella Hristova, as well as two works by Mozart—his symphonic ode to the city of Paris and the overture to his sublime opera, The Marriage of Figaro.

Listen

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 (Allegro molto appassionato)

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra | Jaime Laredo, Conductor and Violin
IMP Classics

New York String Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, December 28, 2013 | 8 PM

Performers

New York String Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, Conductor
Johannes String Quartet
·· Soovin Kim, Violin
·· Jessica Lee, Violin
·· Choong-Jin Chang, Viola
·· Peter Stumpf, Cello
Leon Fleisher, Piano

Program

ELGAR Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"
The New York String Orchestra boasts an impressive roster of alumni who include cellist Yo-Yo Ma; violinist Gil Shaham; members of the Emerson, Brentano, Takács, and Kronos string quartets; and concertmasters and members of the Philadelphia, Metropolitan Opera, and Cleveland orchestras. This season, conductor Jaime Laredo returns to Carnegie Hall with the next generation of great young instrumentalists to perform an inspiring program of works, including Prokofiev’s Fourth Piano Concerto with peerless pianist Leon Fleisher, Tchaikovsky’s passionate "Pathétique" Symphony, and Elgar’s string spectacular with the Johannes String Quartet.

Listen

Elgar's Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47

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London Symphony Orchestra | Sir Colin Davis, Conductor
LSO Live

Lang Lang

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

Lang Lang, Piano

Program

MOZART Piano Sonata No. 5 in G Major, K. 283
MOZART Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 282
MOZART Piano Sonata No. 8 in A Minor, K. 310
CHOPIN Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
CHOPIN Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
CHOPIN Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52

Encores:M. PONCE Intermezzo
TRAD. (Chinese) "Spring Festival Overture" (arr. Yibo Yang)
“With his charismatic stage presence, passionate playing, and astounding technique, it was easy to see why [Lang Lang] has garnered a large following” (The New York Times). Dynamic, virtuosic playing has led this superstar to sold-out recitals and concerts in every major city around the globe, including captivating concerts here at Carnegie Hall. Don’t miss “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” (The New York Times) when he returns for what will undoubtedly be a highlight of the season.

Discovery Day: Franz Schubert's Last Years

Weill Recital Hall
Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 1 PM

Performers

Graham Johnson, Keynote Speaker, Music Director, and Pianist
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
John Brancy, Baritone
Alicia Lee, Clarinet
Jasper String Quartet
·· J Freivogel, Violin
·· Sae Chonabayashi, Violin
·· Sam Quintal, Viola
·· Rachel Henderson Freivogel, Cello
Andrew Janss, Cello
Greg McFadden, Actor
Michael Siberry, Actor
Jennifer Van Dyck, Actor
Explore the final years of the life of renowned Romantic-era composer Franz Schubert. This incredibly fertile period for the prolific composer saw the creation of some of his most beloved masterworks, including the song cycles Winterreise and Die schöne Müllerin, as well as numerous string quartets, sonatas, and symphonies. The afternoon features a keynote lecture, a vocal recital, a dramatic reading, and a performance of Schubert's String Quintet in C Major.

Listen

Schubert's Der Winterabend

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Graham Johnson, Piano | Christopher Maltman, Tenor
Wigmore Hall Live

collected stories: hero

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 6 PM

Performers

Benjamin Bagby, Storyteller and Medieval Harp
Harry Partch Institute Ensemble

Program

BENJAMIN BAGBY Scenes from Beowulf
PARTCH The Wayward
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Barstow"
·· "
San Francisco"
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The Letter"
·· "
U.S. Highball"
This inventive program, curated by composer-in-residence David Lang, examines the use of music to prop up a heroic character or underscore an anti-hero. Vocalist, harpist, and scholar Benjamin Bagby performs scenes from his dramatic interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, followed by the Harry Partch Institute Ensemble's performance of The Wayward, Partch’s collection of musical compositions based on the spoken and written words of hobos riding trains, hitchhiking, and searching for nourishment during the Great Depression in the Western United States.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

collected stories: travel

Zankel Hall
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 6 PM

Performers

Louis Lortie, Piano

Program

LISZT Années de pèlerinage (complete)

Encore:LISZT "Isoldes Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde (Wagner)
This musical diary is a travelogue of Liszt’s years of pilgrimage, summing up memories and visions inspired by his physical and psychic journey. It’s a work filled with some of the most stunning pieces in the Romantic piano repertoire, including Vallée d'Obermann, the “Dante” Sonata, Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este, and more. A complete performance of Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage is a rare event and demands extreme ranges of virtuosic fireworks and emotional commitment from the pianist. The dynamic Louis Lortie brings “brilliance and authority” (The New York Times) to this spellbinding masterwork.

Listen

Liszt's Années de pèlerinage (Troisième année, "Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este")

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Louis Lortie, Piano
Chandos

collected stories: (post)folk

Zankel Hall
Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 6 PM

Performers

Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson, Artistic Director and Conductor
Iarla Ó Lionáird, Voice
Jennifer Zetlan, Soprano
Kaki King, Guitar

Program

KAKI KING Other Education (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
DONNACHA DENNEHY Grá agus Bás
KATE MOORE The Art of Levitation (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
RICHARD AYRES No. 42 In the Alps (US Premiere)
Hailed as “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene” (The New York Times), Alarm Will Sound and its fearless Artistic Director Alan Pierson uncover how composers utilize musical language to underscore factual and fictional history. The group performs Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás, which weaves traditional Irish music into contemporary forms to address the ebb of ancient morphing into the present. The program also includes the US premiere of Richard Ayres No. 42 In the Alps, incorporating yodeling and other folk idioms to articulate the tale of a young plane crash survivor, portrayed by the haunting Jennifer Zetlan, as well as the world premieres of commissions by Australian composer Kate Moore and avant-garde virtuoso guitarist Kaki King.

Please note that soprano Kiera Duffy has withdrawn from this performance due to illness. Jennifer Zetlan has graciously agreed to perform in her place.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Donnacha Dennehy's Grá agus Bás

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Crash Ensemble | Alan Pierson, Conductor | Iarla Ó Lionáird, Voice
Nonesuch