Carnegie Hall Presents

Great American Orchestras I

The artistic brilliance of these four American orchestras makes this series essential for lovers of great orchestral music. The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas spotlight the visceral excitement of music by Prokofiev and Ravel, while Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in sumptuous works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Scriabin. The St. Louis Symphony, led by David Robertson, performs favorites by Debussy and Tchaikovsky, and also the New York premiere a work by Meredith Monk. The Boston Symphony and new Music Director Andris Nelsons make their mark in Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 6.

Series Events

Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 8 PM
San Francisco Symphony
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • San Francisco Symphony
    Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
  • Gil Shaham, Violin
  • New York Choral Artists
    Joseph Flummerfelt, Chorus Director

Program

  • SAMUEL CARL ADAMS Drift and Providence (NY Premiere)
  • PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2
  • RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete)
Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé: Danse religieuse
Berliner Philharmoniker | Pierre Boulez, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon
Friday, January 30, 2015 | 8 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Riccardo Muti, Music Director and Conductor

Program

  • MENDELSSOHN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
  • DEBUSSY La mer
  • SCRIABIN Symphony No. 3, "The Divine Poem"
Debussy's La Mer (Jeux De Vagues, Allegro)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Fritz Reiner, Conductor
MusiKazoo
Friday, March 20, 2015 | 8 PM
St. Louis Symphony
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • St. Louis Symphony
    David Robertson, Music Director and Conductor
  • Katie Geissinger, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Theo Bleckmann, Baritone
  • Members of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus
    Amy Kaiser, Director

Program

  • DEBUSSY Nocturnes
  • MEREDITH MONK Weave (NY Premiere)
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4
Friday, April 17, 2015 | 8 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor

Program

  • MAHLER Symphony No. 6
Mahler's Symphony No. 6 (Allegro energico, ma non troppo)
Boston Symphony Orchestra | Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Universal International Music