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Carnegie Hall February 2015 Calendar Updates

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sunday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Riccardo Muti, conclude their three-night Carnegie Hall series, performing Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78, with mezzo-soprano Alisa Kolosova, tenor Sergey Skorokhodov, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus. Also on the program is Scriabin's Symphony No. 1 in E Major, Op. 26. Maestro Muti and the orchestra present works by Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Scriabin on Friday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. and works by Schumann and Brahms with pianist Yefim Bronfman on Saturday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m.


STANDARD TIME WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN
Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

PROGRAM AND ARTIST UPDATE:
Special guest Catherine Russell joins five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein in 'S Wonderful... 'S Marvelous ... 'S Gershwin! continuing his annual Carnegie Hall series, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein.


BRENTANO STRING QUARTET / JOYCE DIDONATO
Thursday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

The Brentano String Quartet joins with Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato for the world premiere of MotherSongs arranged by Luna Pearl Woolf, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, comprised of songs written by participants in the Weill Music Institute's Lullaby Project. Also on the program is Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10; Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Suite in D Minor and the New York premiere of Jake Heggie's Camille Claudel: Into the Fire. Later in the month, Ms. DiDonato also leads three public master classes for young singers in Carnegie Hall's new Resnick Education Wing on Saturday, February 21, Sunday, February 22, and Monday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. presented by the Weill Music Institute.


CARNEGIE KIDS: THE ITTY BIDDIES
Saturday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m.
(Resnick Education Wing)

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute presents a free interactive, 45-minute concert designed for children ages three to six, with The Itty Biddies, playing music inspired by jazz and cabaret on the ukulele, keyboard, melodica, and bass.


THE MET ORCHESTRA
Sunday, February 8 at 3:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Music Director James Levine leads The MET Orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36; Elliott Carter's Three Illusions; Schumann's Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61; and Berg's Seven Early Songs featuring mezzo-soprano Elina Garanča.


RICHARD EGARR
Monday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)

Harpsichordist Richard Egarr plays a recital of baroque works including Bach's French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816; Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830; and Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825; and Handel's Suite No. 3 in D Minor, HWV 428.


THOMAS HAMPSON / WOLFRAM RIEGER
Monday, February 9 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

PROGRAM UPDATE:
A full program has been added to baritone Thomas Hampson and pianist Wolfram Rieger's recital and includes works by Richard Strauss, Alexander Zemlinsky, Mahler, Paul Hindemith, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Ives, Burleigh, Margaret Bonds, and Berget in addition to the previously announced world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Civil Words, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.


JANINE JANSEN / ITAMAR GOLAN
Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Violinist Janine Jansen joins pianist Itamar Golan for a program of works including Prokofiev's Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35bis; and Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80; and Ravel's Violin Sonata, and Tzigane.


DANISH NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Wednesday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Cristian Mǎcelaru leads the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, "The Inextinguishable;" and Sibelius's Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1, and Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47, featuring Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist Anne-Sophie Mutter.


NATHANIEL OLSON / KEVIN MURPHY
Friday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)

PROGRAM UPDATE:
Baritone Nathaniel Olson and pianist Kevin Murphy will perform works by Ture Rangström, Robert Schumann, Stephen Foster, Ned Rorem, Aaron Copland, Hanns Eisler, and Samuel Barber.


ENSEMBLE ACJW
Friday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m.
(Ladd Concert Hall)
Monday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)

Ensemble ACJW performs the premiere of a new work by Meredith Monk, commissioned by Carnegie Hall on the occasion of her season in residence as holder of the Debs Composer's Chair. The program also includes Roussel's Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello, Op. 40; and Ravel's Piano Trio in A Minor and will be performed on Friday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m. at Ladd Concert Hall at Skidmore College and on Monday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall.


VALERIE JUNE
Friday, February 13 at 10:00 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Singer-songwriter Valerie June accompanies herself on guitar, banjo, and lap steel to create a unique brand of Americana in a solo concert presented in partnership with WFUV.


JESSYE NORMAN / MARK MARKHAM
Saturday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

In a special Valentine's Day performance, beloved soprano Jessye Norman presents a program of classics from musical theater and the Great American Songbook with pianist Mark Markham, entitled American Masters: Hooray for Love! featuring songs by Arlen, Bernstein, Gershwin, Kern, Rodgers and Hart, and Ellington, plus songs by Satie, Weill, Poulenc, Bizet, and others.


JAMIE BARTON / BRADLEY MOORE
Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

PROGRAM UPDATE:
Joaquín Turina's Homenaje a Lope de Vega, Op. 90, and works by Chausson, and Schubert have been added to mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton's recital with pianist Bradley Moore. Also on the program is the previously announced world premiere of Jake Heggie's The Work At Hand, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall with cellist Anne Martindale Williams, as well as Dvořák's Gypsy Songs, Op. 55.


BEHZOD ABDURAIMOV
Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)

PROGRAM UPDATE:
Schubert's Impromptu in G-flat Major, D. 899, No. 3, and Impromptu in E-flat Major, D. 899, No. 2 have replaced Debussy's Children's Corner on pianist Behzod Abduraimov's New York recital debut. Also on the program is Chopin's complete Ballades; and Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit.


THEATRE OF VOICES
Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Theatre of Voices performs Stockhausen's highly influential 1968 work Stimmung, No. 24, a massive and mesmerizing piece of music written for six voices that reflects the composer's interest in foreign cultures and showcases his experimental new way of thinking about the compositional process. Stockhausen asked singers to recite and chant with altered voices as they sing the texts comprised of the names of gods and goddesses along with erotic poems he wrote to his wife.


RICHARD GOODE AND FRIENDS
Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Acclaimed pianist Richard Goode is featured in a program of chamber music and songs by Schumann and Brahms, joined by soprano Sarah Shafer, violinist Itamar Zorman, violist Kyle Armbrust, and cellist Brook Speltz.


MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA / LEIF OVE ANDSNES
Monday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Pianist and conductor Leif Ove Andsnes leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a two-night series of Beethoven's five piano concertos. On Monday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m., they perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto Nos. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19; 3 in C Minor, Op. 37; and 4 in G Major, Op. 58. On Wednesday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m., they play Piano Concertos Nos. 1 in C Major, Op. 15; and 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor."


AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA
Friday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Music Director George Manahan conducts the American Composers Orchestra in a program entitled Orchestra Underground: Sins And Songs featuring special guest vocalist Shara Worden, who performs Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins; selections from Sarah Kirkland Snider's Unremembered, and three songs Ms.Worden wrote for her group My Brightest Diamond: "Whoever You Are," "We Added it Up", and "Looking at the Sun". The program also includes the US premiere of Daniel Schnyder's draKOOL and the world premiere of Carman Moore's MADIBA.


VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Friday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Daniele Gatti, returns to Carnegie Hall with three all-Brahms programs. On Friday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m., repertoire includes Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 and Symphony No. 3 in in F Major, Op. 90. The following evening, Saturday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra plays Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73; and Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98. On Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m., the orchestra is joined by soprano Diana Damrau, baritone Christian Gerhaher, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir for A German Requiem, Op. 45.

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