Carnegie Hall Presents

International Festival of Orchestras II

Music spanning the 17th to 20th centuries is featured in these concerts, each displaying the breathtaking expressive power of renowned orchestras. The Berliner Philharmoniker performs two favorite Schumann symphonies, and the Mariinsky Orchestra returns with music by Prokofiev and Shostakovich. The Vienna Philharmonic premiered Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 in 1881 and performs that work at Carnegie Hall along with his Symphony No. 4. English Baroque Soloists and The Monteverdi Choir, undisputed masters of Baroque repertoire, present Monteverdi’s groundbreaking opera L’Orfeo in concert.

Series Events

Sunday, October 5, 2014 | 8 PM
Berliner Philharmoniker
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor

Program

    ALL-SCHUMANN PROGRAM
  • Symphony No. 1, "Spring"
  • Symphony No. 2
Schumann's Symphony No. 1 "Spring" (Scherzo)
Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 8 PM
Mariinsky Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Mariinsky Orchestra
    Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
  • Behzod Abduraimov, Piano

Program

  • PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 4
Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4 (Allegretto, poco moderato - Presto)
Valery Gergiev, conductor | Mariinsky Orchestra
Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 8 PM
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Daniele Gatti, Conductor

Program

    ALL-BRAHMS PROGRAM
  • Symphony No. 2
  • Symphony No. 4
Brahms's Symphony No. 2 (Allegro con spirito)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Pierre Monteux, Conductor
Hallmark
Friday, May 1, 2015 | 8 PM
English Baroque Soloists
The Monteverdi Choir
Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (opera in concert)
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Performers

  • English Baroque Soloists
  • The Monteverdi Choir
    Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
  • Soloists to be announced

Program

  • MONTEVERDI L'Orfeo (concert performance)
Toccata from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo
English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon