Carnegie Hall Presents

Chamber Sessions I

Superb string quartets and a brilliant chamber orchestra perform music that span Mozart to modern-day rock star Jonny Greenwood. The Ebène Quartet brings its virtuosity to quartets by Mozart, Bartók, and Mendelssohn. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joins the Brentano String Quartet in music by Jake Heggie, including his arrangements of lullabies written by young mothers. The Australian Chamber Orchestra premieres a work by Radiohead guitarist and classical-music composer Greenwood, and performs favorites by Prokofiev, Haydn, and the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Martin Fröst.

Series Events

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Quatuor Ebène
Zankel Hall


  • Quatuor Ebène
    ·· Pierre Colombet, Violin
    ·· Gabriel Le Magadure, Violin
    ·· Mathieu Herzog, Viola
    ·· Raphaël Merlin, Cello


  • MOZART String Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 428
  • BARTÓK String Quartet No. 4
  • MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13, "Ist es wahr?"

  • Encore:
  • QUATUOR EBÈNE "Brazil Odyssey" (after Ari Barroso's "Aquarela do Brasil")
Mendelssohn's String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13 (Presto)
Virgin Classics
Thursday, February 5, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Brentano String Quartet
Joyce DiDonato
Zankel Hall


  • Brentano String Quartet
    ·· Mark Steinberg, Violin
    ·· Serena Canin, Violin
    ·· Misha Amory, Viola
    ·· Nina Lee, Cello
  • Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano


  • CHARPENTIER Suite in D Minor
  • DEBUSSY String Quartet in G Minor
  • LULLABY PROJECT MotherSongs (arr. Luna Pearl Woolf) (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • JAKE HEGGIE Camille Claudel: Into the Fire (NY Premiere)
"Shakuntala" from Camille Claudel: Into the Fire
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano | The Alexander String Quartet
PentaTone Classics
Sunday, April 26, 2015 | 3 PM
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Zankel Hall


  • Australian Chamber Orchestra
    Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director
  • Martin Fröst, Clarinet


  • PROKOFIEV Visions fugitives, Op. 22 (arr. Barshai/Tognetti)
  • MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major
  • JONNY GREENWOOD Water (NY Premiere)
  • HAYDN Symphony No. 83, "The Hen"
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 (Adagio)
Martin Fröst, Clarinet | Amsterdam Sinfonietta

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