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Carnegie Hall and WQXR Present the 10th Season of Carnegie Hall Live Launching Thursday, June 3 On WQXR And WQXR.org And Available On Stations Nationwide

Hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, Weekly Radio Broadcast and Digital Series Airs Thursdays Through the Summer

(New York, NY, June 2, 2021)—For the 10th consecutive season, Carnegie Hall and WQXR proudly unite to present Carnegie Hall Live, a series of exciting broadcast concerts—drawing upon some of the finest live performances from Carnegie Hall’s stages over the past nine years—in programs that are thematically reimagined and newly produced. Jeff Spurgeon hosts the programs.

The series launches on WQXR on Thursday, June 3 at 9:00 PM (ET) with a program featuring works by American composers. The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin performs Bernstein’s On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring pianists Lang Lang, Chick Corea, and Maxim Lando from Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night in 2017. Baritone Thomas Hampson sings excerpts from Jennifer Higdon’s Civil Words and Burleigh’s “Ethiopia Saluting the Colors” with pianist Wolfram Rieger. Pianists Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin play Tango for Two Pianos by Stravinsky (a naturalized American citizen from 1945), and sibling duo cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason play Barber’s Cello Sonata. Michael Tilson Thomas closes the program leading the San Francisco Symphony in Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Other upcoming highlights in the specially-curated series include performances by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia led by Sir Antonio Pappano and featuring pianist Martha Argerich, soprano Renée Fleming in recital with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, and a special broadcast showcasing performances by the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America over the years with conductors Marin Alsop, Sir Antonio Pappano, and David Robertson.

All Carnegie Hall Live broadcasts will air locally on New York’s only all-classical music station WQXR FM weekly on Thursdays at 9:00 PM ET through August 26, and will be available to digital audiences on-demand at wqxr.org, and carnegiehall.org. In addition, the series is airing on public radio stations across the country throughout the year. The full WQXR broadcast schedule is listed below.

Ed Yim, WQXR’s Chief Content Officer, notes: “As New York’s classical music service, WQXR is rooted in our great city, and nothing could be more New York than the legendary Carnegie Hall. We are proud to share a decade’s worth of performances from the world’s greatest stage and look forward to many years of future collaboration.”

“It is a pleasure to revisit these incredible performances through Carnegie Hall Live as we mark our tenth year of partnership with WQXR,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director at Carnegie Hall. “There is nothing like being together for a live concert in Carnegie Hall. We are delighted to share exceptional musical experiences from the last nine years with listeners around the world as we look forward to our return to the Hall and the chance to create even more wonderful musical memories.”

Live Broadcast Schedule

Hosted by Jeff Spurgeon
All programs begin at 9:00 P.M. ET

ALL AMERICAN
Thursday, June 3

 

Program

Artists

Original Broadcast

BERNSTEIN On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor

October 4, 2017

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Lang Lang, Piano
Chick Corea, Piano
with
Maxim Lando, Piano

October 4, 2017

JENNIFER HIGDON Excerpts from Civil Words (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

Thomas Hampson, Baritone
Wolfram Rieger, Piano

February 9, 2015

BURLEIGH “Ethiopia Saluting the Colors”

Thomas Hampson, Baritone
Wolfram Rieger, Piano

February 9, 2015

STRAVINSKY Tango for Two Pianos (transc. Babin)

Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano

April 28, 2017

BARBER Cello Sonata, Op. 6

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, Piano

December 11, 2019

GERSHWIN An American in Paris

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor

October 3, 2018

 

AT THE KEYBOARD
Thursday, June 10

 

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Sir Antonio Pappano, Music Director and Conductor
Martha Argerich, Piano

October 20, 2017

RAVEL "Laideronnette: Impératrice des Pagodes" from Ma mère l'oye (Piano Four Hands)

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Sir Antonio Pappano, Piano
Martha Argerich, Piano

October 20, 2017

BRAHMS Seven Fantasies, Op. 116

Sir András Schiff, Piano

April 3, 2018

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, Piano

May 17, 2014

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106, "Hammerklavier" (last movement

Yuja Wang, Piano

May 14, 2016

 

ST. JOHN PASSION
Thursday, June 17

 

BACH St. John Passion, BWV 245

Les Violons du Roy
Bernard Labadie, Music Director and Conductor
La Chapelle de Québec
Bernard Labadie, Music Director and Conductor
Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Neal Davies, Bass-Baritone
Karina Gauvin, Soprano
Damien Guillon, Countertenor
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Bass-Baritone

March 25, 2012

 

STRING QUARTETS
Thursday, June 24

 

SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 11

Takács Quartet
·· Edward Dusinberre, Violin
·· Károly Schranz, Violin
·· Geraldine Walther, Viola
·· András Fejér, Cello

October 14, 2017

TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11

Pavel Haas Quartet
·· Veronika Jarusková, Violin
·· Eva Karova, Violin
·· Pavel Nikl, Viola
·· Peter Jarusek, Cello

April 27, 2012

JANÁČEK String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"

Elias String Quartet
·· Sara Bitlloch, Violin
·· Donald Grant, Violin
·· Martin Saving, Viola
·· Marie Bitlloch, Cello

April 2, 2013

GESUALDO Selections from Madrigals, Book VI (arr. Bruce Adolphe)
·· "Deh, come invan sospiro"
·· "Beltà poi che t'assenti"
·· "Resta di darmi noia"
·· "Già piansi nel dolore"
·· "Moro, lasso, al mio duolo"

Brentano String Quartet
·· Mark Steinberg, Violin
·· Serena Canin, Violin
·· Misha Amory, Viola
·· Nina Lee, Cello

February 23, 2017

HAYDN String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5

St. Lawrence String Quartet
·· Geoff Nuttall, Violin
·· Owen Dalby, Violin
·· Lesley Robertson, Viola
·· Christopher Costanza, Cello

October 29, 2015

 

MUSICAL PRODIGIES
Thursday, July 1

 

MENDELSSOHN Fantasia in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28

Sir András Schiff, Piano

April 3, 2018

MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, Conductor

February 26, 2016

CHOPIN Waltz in F Minor, Op. 70, No. 2
CHOPIN Waltz in G-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 1
CHOPIN Waltz in D-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 3
CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 42
CHOPIN Ballade in A-flat Major, Op. 47
CHOPIN Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1
CHOPIN Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23

CHOPIN Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 34, No. 1

Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

February 15, 2012

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, Piano and Director
Matthew Truscott, Concertmaster and Leader

March 29, 2019

 

STORYTELLING
Thursday, July 8

 

ROSSINI William Tell Overture

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor

May 4, 2018

WOLF "Frühlingschor" from Manuel Venegas
WOLF "Elfenlied"
WOLF "Der Feuerreiter"

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Camilla Tilling, Soprano
Westminster Symphonic Choir

February 25, 2012

REVUELTAS La noche de los Mayas

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor

December 10, 2012

BERLIOZ Harold in Italy

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor
Antoine Tamestit, Viola

October 14, 2018

 

JORDI SAVALL—The Millenarian Venice: Gateway to the East
Thursday, July 15

 

ANON. Calling of the Bells and Fanfare
ST. JOHN OF DAMASCUS "Alleluia"
ANON. Erotokritos
MARCABRU "Pax in nomine Domini!"
TRADITIONAL Dance of the Soul, from the North African Berber Ritual
ANON. Ton Dhespotin, from the Sunday Service of Orthros
TRADITIONAL Armenian Song and Dance
CONDUCTUS "O totius Asie Gloria"
ANON. "Pasan tin elpida mou"
ANON. Chiave, chiave
ANON. Adoramus te, from the Mass Proper
ANON. "Tin dheisin mou"
TRADITIONAL Nikriz
DUFAY "O tres piteulx" / "Omnes amici eius"
JANEQUIN Escoutez tous gentilz" (La bataille de Marignan; La guerre)
-intermission-
S. ROSSI "Al naharot bavel," from Hashirim asher lish'lomo
WILLAERT "Vecchie letrose, non valete niente"
KLADAS Yefvsasthe kai idhete, from the Holy Eucharist
LOBWASSER "Ficht wieder meine Anfechter" (Psalm 35), from Der Psalter ... in deutsche reyme (arr. Claude Goudimel)
TRADITIONAL Laïla Djân
MONTEVERDI Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
VIVALDI "Di queste selve venite, o Numi," from La senna festeggiante, RV 693
MOZART Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 (arr. Jordi Savall)
BYZANTIOS Kratema
MARCHANT "Nous sommes tous égaux," from La constitution française en chanson(arr. Jordi Savall)
ANON. "Per quel bel viso," from A Second Set of Venetian Ballads for the German Flute, Violin, or Harpsichord compos'd by Sigr. Hasse and All the Celebrated Italian Masters (Gondolier Song; arr. Jordi Savall)
ANON. "Mia cara Anzoletta," from A Second Set of Venetian Ballads for the German Flute, Violin, or Harpsichord compos'd by Sigr. Hasse and All the Celebrated Italian Masters (Gondolier Song; arr. Jordi Savall)
BORDÈSE "La Sainte Ligue" ("La nuit est sombre"), after Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 5, from L'Orphéon classique populaire, fragments des chefs d'oeuvre des grand maîtres (arr. Jordi Savall)

Jordi Savall, Director, Treble Viol, and Lyra
Orthodox-Byzantine Vocal Ensemble
Panagiotis Neochoritis
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Hespèrion XXI
Le Concert des Nations

February 3, 2017

 

RUSSIAN
Thursday, July 22

 

STRAVINSKY Closing Scenes from The Firebird

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor

October 1, 2014

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Music Director and Conductor
Evgeny Kissin, Piano

October 7, 2015

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

Munich Philharmonic
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor

October 26, 2019

 

FRENCH
Thursday, July 29

 

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major

Munich Philharmonic
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano

April 3, 2017

BERLIOZ La mort de Cléopâtre

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor

October 14, 2018

RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor

November 20, 2014

 

FOLK BASED
Thursday, August 5

 

BERLIOZ La mort de Cléopâtre

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor

October 14, 2018

BARTÓK Hungarian Peasant Songs

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, Music Director and Conductor
Márta Sebestyén, Vocalist
Ildikó Komlósi, Mezzo-Soprano
Krisztián Cser, Bass

April 6, 2019

LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, Music Director and Conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano

February 18, 2016

DVOŘÁK Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 90, "Dumky"

Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
Tanja Tetzlaff, Cello
Lars Vogt, Piano

February 24, 2016

MAHLER Adagio from Symphony No. 10

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor

April 8, 2017

BARTÓK Suite, Op. 14

Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano

February 15, 2012

 

ALL-BEETHOVEN
Thursday, August 12

 

BEETHOVEN Twelve Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, Piano

December 11, 2019

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor

February 24, 2020

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111

Daniil Trifonov, Piano

December 9, 2014

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Daniel Harding, Conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano

February 15, 2019

 

RENÉE FLEMING AND SUSAN GRAHAM
Thursday, August 19

 

SAINT-SAËNS "Pastorale"
SAINT-SAËNS "Viens! une flûte invisible"
SAINT-SAËNS "El desdichado"
FAURÉ "Puisqu’ici bas", Op. 10, No. 1
FAURÉ "Pleurs d’or", Op. 72
FAURÉ Pavane in F-sharp Minor, Op. 50
FAURÉ "Tarentelle", Op. 10, No. 2
DEBUSSY "Clair de lune"
DEBUSSY "Mandoline"
DEBUSSY "Beau soir"
DELIBES "Les filles de Cadix"
HAHN "Le rossignol des lilas"
HAHN "Infidélité"
HAHN "Fêtes galantes"
HAHN "Le printemps"
BERLIOZ "La mort d'Ophélie", Op. 18, No. 2
ANDRÉ MESSAGER "Blanche-marie et Marie-Blanche" from Les P'tites Michu
OFFENBACH Barcarolle from Les contes d’Hoffmann
DELIBES "Duo des fleurs" from Lakmé

Encores:
MOZART "Ah guarda sorella" from Così fan tutte
GUGLIELMI "La Vie en rose"
CANTELOUBE "Malurous qu'o uno fenno" from Songs of the Auvergne
HUMPERDINCK "Prayer" from Hansel and Gretel

Renée Fleming, Soprano
Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano
Bradley Moore, Piano

January 27, 2013

 

NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Thursday, August 26

 

MAHLER Symphony No. 1

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Marin Alsop, Conductor

July 21, 2017

R. STRAUSS Eine Alpensinfonie

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Sir Antonio Pappano, Conductor

August 3, 2019

MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition(excerpts)

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
David Robertson, Conductor

July 22, 2014

 

About Carnegie Hall
Since it opened in 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists. From Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Mahler, and Bartók to George Gershwin, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Judy Garland, and The Beatles, music making by a long list of artists representing the best of every genre has filled Carnegie Hall over the years. The Hall’s unique history has grown out of its stunning acoustics, the beauty of its three concert halls, and its location in New York City, where it has played a central role in helping to elevate the city into one of the world’s great cultural capitals.

Carnegie Hall presents a wide range of performances each season on its three stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall—including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading NYC cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, global, and popular music.

Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates wide-reaching music education and social impact programs that annually serve more than 800,000 people in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally. These programs play a central role in delivering on Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.

About WQXR
WQXR is New York City’s only all-classical music station, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life on-air at 105.9FM, online at WQXR.org, and in person through live events and performances. WQXR presents new and landmark classical recordings, as well as live concerts from New York City’s concert halls and performance venues, and broadcasts essential destination programs including Carnegie Hall Live, Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts, New York Philharmonic This Week, New York in Concert, This Week with Yannick, and the Young Artists Showcase. WQXR also produces podcasts that reach new audiences for the artform: The Open Ears Project, Helga, and—in partnership with the Metropolitan Opera—the critically acclaimed opera podcast, Aria Code. As a public radio station, WQXR is supported through the generosity of its members, donors and sponsors, making classical music relevant, accessible and inspiring for all.

 

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