Carnegie Hall Presents

Signatures

Experience the signature style of some of today’s leading artists in this eclectic series that includes Britten's Canticles performed by Ian Bostridge, Iestyn Davies, Joshua Hopkins, and Julius Drake in honor of the composer’s centenary; a 40th-anniversary celebration of the Kronos Quartet; a multifaceted exploration of how storytelling in music can inform other art forms with David Lang; and premieres of new works by Wilco drummer and experimental percussionist Glenn Kotche with Victoire.

Ian Bostridge
Iestyn Davies
Joshua Hopkins
Julius Drake

Glenn Kotche and Victoire

Kronos Quartet and Friends

collected stories: memoir

Ian Bostridge
Iestyn Davies
Joshua Hopkins
Julius Drake

Britten: The Canticles

Zankel Hall
Sunday, October 20, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Iestyn Davies, Countertenor
Joshua Hopkins, Baritone
Julius Drake, Piano
Leelanee Sterrett, French Horn
Bridget Kibbey, Harp

Program

PURCELL "If Music be the Food of Love" (arr. Britten)
PURCELL "Sweeter than Roses" (arr. Britten)
PURCELL "Thou wakeful shepherd" (A morning hymn) (arr. Britten)
PURCELL "Turn then Thine Eyes" (arr. Britten)
PURCELL "The Queen's Epicedium" (arr. Britten)
PURCELL "Not all my Torments can your Pity Move" (arr. Britten)
PURCELL " I Take No Pleasure in the Sun’s Bright Beams" (arr. Britten)
PURCELL "I'll Sail Upon the Dog Star" (arr. Britten)
PURCELL "Full Fathom Five" (arr. Adès)
PURCELL "Music for a While" (arr. Tippett)
BRITTEN Canticles (complete)
Benjamin Britten is usually thought of as a musical dramatist on a large, operatic scale, but the instinct to capture psychological conflict in music burst through in his smaller musical forms as well. Written throughout his career, Britten's five Canticles chart the personal and creative relationship between the revered composer and his most important muse, tenor Peter Pears, drawing on varied subject matter from biblical stories to meditations on love and loss. Renowned tenor Ian Bostridge is joined by countertenor Iestyn Davies, baritone Joshua Hopkins, and pianist Julius Drake to perform the entire sequence of these mysterious pieces, as well as some of his realizations of songs by Henry Purcell, all in celebration of the centenary of Britten’s birth.

Listen

Britten's Canticles, "My Beloved is Mine"


Ian Bostridge, Tenor | Julius Drake, Piano
Virgin Classics

Glenn Kotche and Victoire

Zankel Hall
Saturday, February 22, 2014 | 6 PM

Performers

Glenn Kotche, Percussion
Victoire
Mellissa Hughes, Soprano
Martha Cluver, Soprano
Virginia Warnken, Mezzo-Soprano

Program

GLENN KOTCHE Bells and Honey (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
MISSY MAZZOLI Vespers for a New Dark Age (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Ilimaq for Solo Percussion (NY Premiere)
Revered art-music percussionist, composer, and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche comes to Carnegie Hall for an evening of dynamic premieres of visceral music. With "unfailing taste, technique, and discipline" (Chicago Tribune), Kotche takes on a richly layered new work written expressly for him by John Luther Adams that melds the rigor of modern music with found sounds of the natural world and Alaskan field recordings. He is joined by Victoire, founded by “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York) Missy Mazzoli, to give the world premieres of new works for solo percussion and ensemble written by himself and by Mazzoli.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Glenn Kotche's Glenn Kotche vs. Konono No. 1 (Traducteur de transmission)


Glenn Kotche
Crammed Discs

Kronos Quartet and Friends

40th Anniversary Celebration

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, March 28, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

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

Program

ALEKSANDRA VREBALOV Bubbles
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)
Since its inception, the Kronos Quartet has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expand the range and context of the string quartet. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, collaborating with many of the world's most eclectic composers and performers. Kronos returns to Carnegie Hall with several special guests to celebrate its 40th anniversary, performing commissioned works by favorite composers and collaborators, including a world premiere and Carnegie Hall commission by Terry Riley, a New York premiere by Philip Glass, plus works by Laurie Anderson, Jherek Bischoff, Clint Mansell, and others. The celebration also includes the world premiere of a short film by Sam Green.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Bryce Dessner's Aheym


Kronos Quartet
Anti, Inc.

collected stories: memoir

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 6 PM

Performers

Paul Lazar, Actor
Steven Schick, Percussion
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
David Lang, Director
Eric Southern, Lighting Designer

Program

CAGE Indeterminacy
CAGE 27'10.554" for a Percussionist
CAGE Fontana Mix
DAVID LANG mystery sonatas (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Holder of this season's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair, David Lang serves as director in this culmination of his collected stories series. The program pairs the world premiere of Lang’s mystery sonatas with John Cage’s massive percussion piece that explores the relationship between sound and silence, as well as Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance art piece where stories are recited from 90 randomly selected cue cards, each being read over the course of exactly one minute regardless of length.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.