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Carnegie Hall October 2015 Calendar

CARNEGIE HALL'S OPENING NIGHT GALA: NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

The New York Philharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert launch Carnegie Hall's 2015-2016 125th Anniversary Season with an Opening Night Gala concert featuring one of this season's Carnegie Hall Perspectives artists-pianist Evgeny Kissin-performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. Also on the program is the world premiere of a new work by Magnus Lindberg co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project; and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2.
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THE NEW YORK POPS
Friday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke kick off their Carnegie Hall season with a program entitled My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein with special guests Sierra Boggess, Steven Pasquale, and Essential Voices USA.
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MAURIZIO POLLINI
Sunday, October 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Pianist Maurizio Pollini returns to Carnegie Hall for two solo recitals. On October 11, he plays three Beethoven sonatas: No. 17 ("The Tempest"), No. 23 ("Appassionata"), and No. 24, in addition to Schoenberg's Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11, and Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19. Mr. Pollini's October 25 program features Schumann's Allegro in B Minor, Op. 8, and Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17; and several works by Chopin, including Nocturnes, Op. 55; Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60; Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61; and Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39.
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THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Tuesday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Grieg's Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt; Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2 featuring Gil Shaham; and Sibelius's Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82. A pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School.
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DAME EMMA KIRKBY / JAKOB LINDBERG
Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)

Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby collaborates with lutenist Jakob Lindberg on a program of early music, including songs by John Dowland, Henry Purcell, Henry Lawes, John Blow, and Pelham Humfrey.
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BENJAMIN GROSVENOR
Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor performs a recital program that includes Mendelssohn's Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in E Minor, and Prelude and Fugue No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 35; Bach's Chaconne in D Minor, arranged by Busoni, from Violin Partita No. 2, BWV 1004; Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin; Franck's Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, Op. 21; and Liszt's Venezia e Napoli.
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ENSEMBLE ACJW
Friday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m.
(Ladd Concert Hall)
Monday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)

Ensemble ACJW kicks off its 2015-2016 season with two performances of Schumann's Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132; Timo Andres's Piano Quintet; and Brahms's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B Minor, Op.115, on October 16 at Ladd Concert Hall at Skidmore College, and on October 19 in Weill Recital Hall.
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KAUSHIKI CHAKRABORTY'S SAKHI
Friday, October 16 at 8:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Classic Indian vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty is joined by her group, Sakhi, featuring the talents of Nandini Shankar (violin), Debopriya Chatterjee (bansuri), Bhakti Deshpande (kathak dancer), Savani Talwalkar (tabla), and Mahima Upadhyay (pakhawaj), for a concert exploring the ancient role that women have played in Indian music.
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JULIAN LAGE TRIO 
Saturday, October 17 at 8:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Jazz guitarist Julian Lage collaborates with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen in the New York City concert debut of his newly formed trio.
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BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 
Tuesday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. 
Thursday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m. 
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Music Director Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in three concerts. On October 20, Maestro Nelsons and the BSO are joined by pianist Paul Lewis for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37, on a program that also includes Brahms's Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73, and the New York premiere of Sebastian Currier's Divisions. The following evening, they offer a concert performance of Richard Strauss's Elektra with soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Also featured are soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin (Chrysothemis), mezzo-soprano Jane Henschel (Klytaemnestra), tenor Gerhard Siegel (Aegisth), and baritone James Rutherford (Orest). A pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Fred Plotkin, author of Opera 101 andClassical Music 101. On October 22, Maestro Nelsons and the orchestra perform Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Op. 45; and Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 with mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Serdyuk and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
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STANDARD TIME WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN
Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein launches his annual Carnegie Hall series, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein. Guest artists and program are to be announced.
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BRAD MEHLDAU
Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Acclaimed American pianist and composer Brad Mehldau performs the world premiere of his composition, Three Pieces for Piano After Bach, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project.  Additional works for this program are to be announced.
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KELEMEN QUARTET
Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. 
(Weill Recital Hall)

The Kelemen Quartet performs Haydn's String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 76, No. 2, "Fifths;" Kurtág's Six moments musicaux, Op. 44; and Bartók's String Quartet No. 5.
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AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA
Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

The American Composers Orchestra and Music Director George Manahan return to Carnegie Hall for its annual Orchestra Underground concerts, beginning with21st Firsts, which includes four world premieres:  Nina C. Young's Out of whose womb came the ice featuring baritone David Tinervia; Hannah Lash's The Monster Harp, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project, featuring the composer on harp; Conrad Winslow's Joint Account for Orchestra and Video, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project; and Melody Eötvös's Red Dirt | Silver Rain.
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LANG LANG 
Friday, October 23 at 8:30 p.m. 
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Pianist Lang Lang returns to Carnegie Hall in a recital program to include Chopin's complete Scherzos as well as Bach's Italian Concerto, BWV 971, and Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, Op. 37b.
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THE TIME JUMPERS
Saturday, October 24 at 9:00 p.m
(Zankel Hall)

Acclaimed American roots musician Rosanne Cash launches her four-concert Perspectives series by presenting and hosting a performance by the 11-piece, four-time Grammy Award-nominated band The Time Jumpers, comprised of legendary veterans of the Nashville music scene.
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GIL SHAHAM / DAVID MICHALEK
Sunday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. 
(Zankel Hall)

Gil Shaham offers a modern-day vision of Bach's always-daunting to perform complete Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas, pairing them with original films by artist David Michalek, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project. The concert, titled Bach Six Solos, receives its New York premiere with this performance.
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JOSHUA BELL / SAM HAYWOOD
Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Violinist Joshua Bell returns to Carnegie Hall with pianist Sam Haywood, presenting a program featuring works by Beethoven, Fauré, and Janáček.
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ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET
Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

The St. Lawrence String Quartet, which presented the premiere of John Adams's first string quartet in 2009, performs the New York premiere of the composer's Second Quartet, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project, on a program that also features Beethoven's String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131, and Haydn's String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5. A pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall with members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet in conversation with Carnegie Hall's Director of Artistic Planning Jeremy Geffen.
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ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S
Thursday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Kicking off its annual Carnegie Hall series, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, led by Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, performs Stravinsky's Suite No. 2; Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 with guest soloist Christian Tetzlaff; and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13, "Winter Daydreams."
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PIOTR BECZAŁA / MARTIN KATZ
Friday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Tenor Piotr Beczała makes his New York recital debut with pianist Martin Katz, performing Schumann's Dichterliebe, Op. 48; and works by Karlowicz, Rachmaninoff, and Dvořák.
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SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF
Friday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Pianist Sir András Schiff returns to Carnegie Hall, playing Haydn's Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI: 52; Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111; Mozart's Piano Sonata in D Major, K. 576; and Schubert's Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960.
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