Carnegie Hall Presents

Great American Orchestras II

Explore the virtuosity of a great American orchestra—it’s simply spellbinding. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 7, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti, explores Russian composers from the imperial and Soviet eras. In a unique operatic program, The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini are joined by mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and others in a program of bel canto arias and ensembles. Beethoven’s dazzling Violin Concerto is featured alongside Shostakovich’s searing Symphony No. 10 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Series Events

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 8 PM
San Francisco Symphony
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • San Francisco Symphony
    Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor

Program

  • MAHLER Symphony No. 7
Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in E Minor
San Francisco Symphony | Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor
San Francisco Symphony
Sunday, February 1, 2015 | 2 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Riccardo Muti, Music Director and Conductor
  • Alisa Kolosova, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Sergey Skorokhodov, Tenor
  • Chicago Symphony Chorus
    Duain Wolfe, Director

Program

  • SCRIABIN Symphony No. 1
  • PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky
Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 (Alexander's Entry Into Pskov)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus | Fritz Reiner, Conductor
Classical Masters
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 8 PM
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Maurizio Benini, Conductor
  • Nicole Cabell, Soprano
  • Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor

Program

  • ROSSINI Overture to Aureliano in Palmira
  • CARAFA "O, di sorte crudel" from Le nozze di Lammermoor
  • DONIZETTI "Havvi un Dio" from Maria di Rohan
  • DONIZETTI "Una furtiva lagrima" from L'elisir d'amore
  • DONIZETTI "Prendi, per me sei libero" from L'elisir d'amore
  • PACINI "Ove t'aggiri, o barbaro" from Stella di Napoli
  • BELLINI Overture to Norma
  • BELLINI "Oh! quante volte" from I Capuleti e i Montecchi
  • BELLINI "Ah! mia Giulietta" from I Capuleti e i Montecchi
  • ROSSINI "Asile héréditaire" from Guillaume Tell
  • ROSSINI "Reidi al soglio" from Zelmira
"Fra il padre, e fra l'amante" from Rossini's La donna del lago
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano | Orchestra dell'accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia | Edoardo Muller, Conductor
Erato
Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 8 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Andris Nelsons, Music Director and Conductor
  • Christian Tetzlaff, Violin

Program

  • SHOSTAKOVICH Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
  • BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10
Mahler's Symphony No. 6 (Allegro energico, ma non troppo)
Boston Symphony Orchestra | Seiji Ozawa, Conductor
Universal International Music