Carnegie Hall Presents

Weekends at Carnegie Hall

The intrepid ensembles featured in this series take the term “weekend warrior” to a whole new level, with gripping performances that push the boundaries of emotion and endurance. The St. Louis Symphony unleashes the tragedy of Britten’s searing Peter Grimes, the Minnesota Orchestra conveys the wide gamut of sentiment found in Sibelius’s symphonies, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs a musical marathon that celebrates its hometown as the cultural capital at the turn of the 19th century.

Series Events

Friday, November 22, 2013 | 7 PM
St. Louis Symphony
Britten's Peter Grimes
(opera in concert)
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • St. Louis Symphony
    David Robertson, Music Director and Conductor
  • Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor (Peter Grimes)
  • Susanna Phillips, Soprano (Ellen Orford)
  • Alan Held, Bass-Baritone (Captain Balstrode)
  • Meredith Arwady, Contralto (Auntie)
  • Patrick Carfizzi, Bass-Baritone (Swallow)
  • Nancy Maultsby, Mezzo-Soprano (Mrs. Sedley)
  • David Pittsinger, Bass-Baritone (Hobson)
  • Thomas Cooley, Tenor (Robert Boles)
  • Liam Bonner, Baritone (Ned Keene)
  • Keith Boyer, Tenor (Horace Adams)
  • Leela Subramaniam, Soprano (Niece 1)
  • Summer Hassan, Soprano (Niece 2)
  • St. Louis Symphony Chorus
    Amy Kaiser, Director


  • BRITTEN Peter Grimes (concert performance)
Britten's Peter Grimes ("Grimes ... Steady. There You Are. Nearly Home.")
London Symphony Orchestra | Sir Colin Davis, Conductor | London Symphony Chorus
LSO Live
Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 7 PM
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Zubin Mehta, Conductor
  • Gil Shaham, Violin
  • Diana Damrau, Soprano
  • New York Choral Artists
    Joseph Flummerfelt, Chorus Director


  • NICOLAI Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • WEBERN Six Pieces, Op. 6
  • NICOLAI "Moon Chorus" from The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • WOLF "Der Feuerreiter"
  • MOZART "Ave Verum Corpus"
  • SCHMIDT Intermezzo from Notre Dame
  • BERGER Legend of Prince Eugene
  • KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
  • JOSEF STRAUSS Delirien Waltz, Op. 212
  • EDUARD STRAUSS Bahn frei! Polka, Op. 45
  • JOHANN STRAUSS JR. Frühlingsstimmen Waltz, Op. 410
  • LANNER Steyrische Tänze
  • J. STRAUSS Cachucha Galop, Op. 97
  • LEHÁR "Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss" from Giuditta
  • HELLMESBERGER JR. Kleiner Anzeiger Galop, Op. 4

  • Encores:
  • KREISLER "Schön Rosmarin"
  • J. STRAUSS JR. "Klänge der Heimat" from Die Fledermaus
  • J. STRAUSS JR. "Unter Donner und Blitz" Polka Schnell, Op. 324
Korngold's Violin Concerto (Moderato nobile)
London Symphony Orchestra | André Previn, Conductor | Gil Shaham, Violin
Deutsche Grammophon
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 7 PM
Cancelled: Minnesota Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Minnesota Orchestra
    Osmo Vänskä, Music Director and Conductor


  • Symphony No. 3
  • Symphony No. 4
  • Symphony No. 5
Sibelius's Symphony No. 5 (Tempo Molto Moderato, Allegro Moderato)
Minnesota Orchestra | Osmo Vänskä, Conductor

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