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Carnegie Hall’s
Opening Night Gala
Berliner Philharmoniker

Paper Music: A Ciné Concert by Philip Miller and William Kentridge

A Distant Drum

The MET Chamber Ensemble

The New York Pops

New York String Orchestra

New York String Orchestra

The Tallis Scholars: Spem in alium Project

Carnegie Hall’s
Opening Night Gala
Berliner Philharmoniker

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 | 7 PM

Performers

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin

Program

RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY Closing Scenes from The Firebird
The legendary Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, opens Carnegie Hall’s 2014–2015 season in a thrilling concert of Rachmaninoff’s brilliant Symphonic Dances, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Anne-Sophie Mutter, and the electrifying closing scenes from Stravinsky’s Firebird.

Listen

Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances (Lento assai)


Berliner Philharmoniker | Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Warner

Paper Music: A Ciné Concert by Philip Miller and William Kentridge

Zankel Hall
Monday, October 27, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Introduction by William Kentridge
Joanna Dudley, Voice
Ann Masina, Voice
Idith Meshulam, Piano
Philip Miller, Gramophone DJ

Program

An evening of short-film screenings by William Kentridge with live music by Philip Miller
This is the latest project in an ongoing collaboration between the Johannesburg-born visual artist William Kentridge and his South African compatriot Philip Miller. Their artistic partnership dates back to Kentridge’s 1993 film Felix in Exile, part of his celebrated Soho Eckstein series for which Miller wrote the score. Paper Music features a selection of films by Kentridge with music by Miller, including three that were presented at the dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition as part of The Refusal of Time installation.

Part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Philip Miller's "Prologue"


Jill Richards, Piano | Sontonga Quartet | Adam Howard, Trumpet
ARTLOGIC

A Distant Drum

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Daniel Hope, Artistic Director and Violin
Christopher Hope, Libretto
Ralf Schmid, Music Director, Composer, and Keyboards
Vincent Segal, Cello
Jason Marsalis, Percussion
Michael Olatuja, Bass
Nat Ramabulana, Actor
Christiaan Schoombie, Actor
Mannie Manim, Producer and Lighting Design
Jerry Mofokeng, Director
Andrew Tracey, Music Supervisor
Themba Mkhize, Digital Choir-Recordings, South Africa

Program

A Distant Drum (US Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
South Africa’s Volksblad called A Distant Drum, “world class …” and said its musical score is “breathtaking and fits the production perfectly.” This remarkable multimedia music theater production about iconoclastic South African writer Nat Nakasa’s journey from Johannesburg’s Sophiatown to New York City during the turbulent 1960s receives its US premiere at Carnegie Hall. The production features violinist Daniel Hope with a libretto—called “a literary work in its own right” (Volksblad)—by his father Christopher Hope. Arranged and composed by Ralf Schmid, the music features African, European, and American musical styles with live electronics, creating a soundscape that reflects the bizarre world of Apartheid and its impact on a brilliant life. Heartbreaking and at times darkly humorous, A Distant Drum, is unforgettable.

Part of My Time, My Music.

The MET Chamber Ensemble

Weill Recital Hall
Sunday, November 16, 2014 | 5 PM

Performers

The MET Chamber Ensemble
James Levine, Artistic Director and Conductor
Kiera Duffy, Soprano

Program

BERG Adagio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano from Chamber Concerto
BERG Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 5
WEBERN Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7
WEBERN Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11
WEBERN Variations for Piano, Op. 27
J. STRAUSS JR. Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388 (arr. Schoenberg)
SCHOENBERG Pierrot lunaire
Music by composers who flourished in the cultural hothouse that was fin de siècle Vienna is presented in this program. Schoenberg looked back to old Vienna with his charming arrangement of Johann Strauss’s “Rosen aus dem Süden,” but looked far ahead to a daring new music with his melodrama Pierrot lunaire. This set of 21 poems for speaker and chamber ensemble employs a fascinating hybrid of spoken and sung vocalization that gives the work its mesmerizing surreal quality.

Part of Salon Encores.

The New York Pops

Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, December 20, 2014 | 8 PM

Performers

The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Kelli O'Hara, Guest Artist
Matthew Morrison, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
Broadway star Kelli O’Hara and Glee leading man Matthew Morrison are reunited in a program of seasonal classics and contemporary holiday songs.

Listen

"We Need a Little Christmas" from Mame


The New York Pops | Skitch Henderson, Conductor
Reader's Digest Music

New York String Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 | 7 PM

Performers

New York String Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, Conductor
Liang Wang, Oboe

Program

ALL-MOZART PROGRAM
Overture to The Impresario, K. 486
Oboe Concerto
Symphony No. 39
A New York City holiday tradition for more than 40 years, young musicians who are participants in the New York String Orchestra’s annual seminar make Christmas Eve very bright with their radiant concert. This year, they perform an all-Mozart program that features the bubbly overture to his youthful opera The Impresario, his effervescent Oboe Concerto with Liang Wang, and the Symphony No. 39—one of his miraculously crafted final symphonies.

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Mozart's Symphony No. 39, K. 543: III. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio


New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Sony BMG

New York String Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, December 28, 2014 | 2 PM

Performers

New York String Orchestra
Jaime Laredo, Conductor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin

Program

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade in C Major for Strings
BARBER Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"
This concert by the New York String Orchestra bids a romantic farewell to the old year with Tchaikovsky’s melodic Serenade in C Major for Strings, Beethoven’s beloved “Pastoral” Symphony, and Barber’s romantic Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich, who “performs like a musician who takes nothing for granted, communicating an expressive, joyful spontaneity” (The New York Times).

Listen

Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68: V. Allegretto


New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Sony

The Tallis Scholars: Spem in alium Project

Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
Friday, April 17, 2015 | 8 PM

Performers

The Tallis Scholars
Carnegie Hall Chamber Chorus
Peter Phillips, Conductor

Program

DE VICTORIA Kyrie: Missa Salve regina
BRUMEL Gloria: Missa Et ecce terrae motus
DE VICTORIA Credo: Missa Salve regina
BRUMEL Sanctus: Missa Et ecce terrae motus
BRUMEL Benedictus: Missa Et ecce terrae motus
DE VICTORIA Agnus Dei: Missa Salve regina
GIBBONS "O clap your hands"
WEELKES "Gloria in Excelsis Deo"
TALLIS "Audivi vocem"
COWPER “Hodie, nobis caelorum rex”
TALLIS "If ye love me"
SHEPPARD "Libera nos, salva nos," I, II
TALLIS "Spem in alium"
Magnificently constructed, richly sonorous, and breathlessly beautiful, Tallis’s 40-voice motet “Spem in alium” is one of the towering masterpieces of Renaissance sacred vocal music. Thirty young choral singers will be coached by and perform with Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars, the preeminent a cappella vocal ensemble, in this concert that also features Brumel’s Missa Et ecce terrae motus and Victoria’s Missa Salve regina, as well as motets by Gibbons, Sheppard, Weelkes, and Cowper.

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Tallis's "Spem in alium"


Tallis Scholars | Peter Phillips, Conductor
Gimell Records