Carnegie Hall Announces
Program Additions to
New Programming Available
Beginning on February 8:
Lang Lang’s 2003 Carnegie Hall Recital Debut
Bernard Haitink’s 2019
Farewell Concert with the
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
and Emanuel Ax
Carnival of the Animals with the
from the 2021 BBC Proms
Mozart’s Requiem from the
Arena di Verona
Verdi’s Don Carlo with
Beethoven Ninth Symphony
featuring the Berlin Philharmonic,
Herbert von Karajan, and
Christa Ludwig, plus many more
Perfect for Valentine’s Day:
Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet
with the Stuttgart Ballet in stunning
production of a timeless love story
Carnegie Hall+ Is Available in
United States and Internationally on
the Apple TV App
(February 1, 2022, NEW YORK)—Carnegie Hall today announced new programming to be added this February to Carnegie Hall+, a new premium subscription video on-demand channel, curated by Carnegie Hall, that offers instant access to unforgettable performances by celebrated artists from renowned stages all around the world.
Launched in December 2021, Carnegie Hall+ features full-length concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, artist profiles, and family programming—all presented with state-of-the-art video and audio quality for a peerless home theater experience.
Available in the United States and internationally on the Apple TV app, the premium channel is aligned with Carnegie Hall’s mission to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience. New program offerings will be added to the channel monthly, creating an ever-growing destination for the best arts programming.
Coming to Carnegie Hall+, beginning on February 8:
• Lang Lang’s Carnegie Hall Recital Debut (full concert film & documentary)
At age 21, the renowned pianist Lang Lang had already performed twice at Carnegie Hall—first with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra led by Yuri Temirkanov in 2001 and later with the New York String Orchestra under Jaime Laredo in 2002—before making his acclaimed sold-out Carnegie Hall recital debut on November 7, 2003.
Beginning in February, Lang Lang is featured in two Carnegie Hall+ selected programs. Lang Lang: The Debut Recital at Carnegie Hall features his dazzling performance, including works by Chopin, Haydn, Liszt, Schubert, Schumann, and traditional Chinese music. A documentary—Lang Lang’s Carnegie Hall Debut—includes interviews with Lang Lang as he revisits this extraordinary musical occasion paired with select works from the 2003 recital.
• Bernard Haitink: The Final Concert
In 2019, Bernard Haitink capped his 65-year conducting career by leading the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in a special farewell concert at the Salzburg Festival. The performance features Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with star pianist Emanuel Ax and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. A favorite of Carnegie Hall audiences since his first appearance in 1961 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, this last filmed performance by Maestro Haitink confirms his reputation as one of the finest Bruckner interpreters ever.
• Mozart’s Requiem at Arena di Verona
In summer 2020, Marco Armiliato conducted Mozart’s deeply moving Requiem, performed for the first time at Italy’s 2,000-year-old Arena di Verona with the Arena’s Orchestra and Chorus. Dedicated to the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, soloists included Vittoria Yeo, Sonia Ganassi, Saimir Pirgu, and Alex Esposito.
• Carnival of the Animals with the Kanneh-Mason Family
One of Britain’s most popular children’s book authors Michael Morpurgo joins the seven talented Kanneh-Mason siblings and other star instrumentalists at Royal Albert Hall for a staged performance of Saint-Saëns’s much-loved suite The Carnival of the Animals from the 2021 BBC Proms, a program perfect for the whole family.
• Nicola Benedetti at the BBC Proms with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Another exciting performance from the 2021 BBC Proms features American conductor Jonathon Heyward leading the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in specially commissioned music by Laura Jurd, the UK premiere of Jessie Montgomery’s Banner, and Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto with Nicola Benedetti, one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. The performance is completed by Beethoven’s Third Symphony, “Eroica.”
• Mahler, Live: A Dialogue Between Two Ballets with the Vienna State Ballet
“Mahler, Live,” a ballet evening presented at the Vienna State Opera in 2020, is a dialogue between two outstanding ballets of different eras—the world premiere of “4” by Martin Schläpfer, director of the Vienna State Ballet, set to Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and Hans van Manen‘s “Live,” an icon of dance history from 1979 with music by Liszt.
• Verdi’s Don Carlo with Jonas Kaufmann from the Salzburg Festival
From 2013’s Salzburg Festival, Verdi’s Don Carlo with Sir Antonio Pappano leading the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra features an all-star cast including tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the title role alongside Matti Salminen, Anja Harteros, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Thomas Hampson, and Eric Halfvarson.
• Caldara’s Forgotten Arias with Philippe Jaroussky and Concerto Köln
French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky joins acclaimed early music ensemble Concerto Köln for this special musical project exploring the life and work of Antonio Caldara, shedding light on one of the eighteenth century’s most beloved opera composers, now being rediscovered by twenty-first century audiences. Featuring select arias, this program was filmed in 2011 in Munich’s historic Prinzregententheater.
• Beethoven’s Last String Quartet with the Hagen Quartet
Internationally known as one of the finest ensembles of our time, the Hagen Quartet performs Beethoven's highly-demanding String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135: the composer's last string quartet and his final complete work in any genre. Filmed at Salzburg’s annual Mozart Week in 2000.
• Berlin Philharmonic: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony led by Herbert von Karajan
In the mid-1960s, Herbert von Karajan set out to record all nine Beethoven symphonies on film with the Berliner Philharmoniker. The result is a milestone in the history of music on film with each masterwork interpreted in distinctive productions representing the artistic vision of different directors. For Beethoven’s choral-orchestral extravaganza Symphony No. 9, von Karajan made his debut as film director as he led the Philharmoniker with soloists Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, Jess Thomas, and Walter Berry plus the Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1968.
Programs recently added to Carnegie Hall+ also include:
• Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with Bernard Haitink & the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
The esteemed late conductor Bernard Haitink explores Beethoven’s Missa solemnis in this 2014 performance with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra—an ensemble with whom he was associated for more than 50 years—joined by the Bavarian Radio Chorus and renowned soloists: Genia Kűhmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Mark Padmore, and Hanno Muller-Brachmann.
• Il Viaggio—A Musical Journey Through the Italian Renaissance with Le Poème Harmonique
Vincent Dumestre and his Le Poème Harmonique take audiences on a musical journey to the Italian Renaissance with Il Viaggio, a 2020 performance captured at Rome’s Palazzo Farnese. The baroque ensemble marks its twentieth anniversary, collaborating with mezzo-soprano Eva Zaïcik to pay homage to the musicality of Bellerofonte Castaldi, his contemporaries Monteverdi and Frescobaldi, and more.
• Handel Arias with Rolando Villazón
Acclaimed tenor Rolando Villazón sings Italian arias by Handel in this intimate 2008 concert with the Gabrieli Players under Paul McCreesh, filmed in St. Paul’s Church in Deptford, near London, one of Great Britain’s finest Baroque churches.
• Mozart Week with Cecilia Bartoli, Daniel Barenboim, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
From 2021, the exquisite mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli joins virtuoso conductor-pianist Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for two of the composer’s arias at Salzburg’s Mozart Week. Presented to an empty Great Hall of the Mozarteum Salzburg due to COVID-19, this program also includes the “Prague” Symphony and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24.
Perfect for Valentine’s Day:
• Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with the Stuttgart Ballet
Fifty-five years after its premiere, the Stuttgart Ballet revisits John Cranko’s company-defining Romeo and Juliet in a stunning 2017 performance of the timeless production. Impeccable dancers tell the most famous love story of all time set to Prokofiev’s superb score.
More about Carnegie Hall+
“Carnegie Hall+ opens a window to viewers to some of the world’s most thrilling artists and arts destinations, creating an at-home journey of musical discovery,” said Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director Clive Gillinson. “Featuring an extensive and growing collection of the world’s finest presentations, the channel invites people to enjoy full-length arts performances and films wherever they may be, presented on a scale previously unavailable. While we believe that you can’t replace the power of live performances, this launch is especially important at a time when everyone has come to expect access to the best of every kind of programming at the push of a button. In addition, it offers unique access to the most remarkable performances from around the world in a way that would otherwise require an impossible travel schedule to see live.”
Launched in December 2021, Carnegie Hall+ was created through a partnership between Carnegie Hall and Unitel, the world’s leading classical music audiovisual producer and distributor. Presentations featured on the channel—including full-length concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, artist profiles, and family programming—will be selected from Unitel’s stellar catalog, one of the largest of its kind in the world, and curated by Carnegie Hall.
Founded more than 50 years ago in Munich, Germany by Leo Kirch and Herbert von Karajan, Unitel has worked with artists for more than half a century to capture landmark performances and productions utilizing the latest available technology. Given the company’s long-standing emphasis on quality, Carnegie Hall+ enables viewers to create an optimal home theater experience, offering state-of-the-art video and audio formats with all presentations offered in high-definition (HD) and newer programs available in 4K Ultra HD (4K UHD) and Dolby Atmos.
“Unitel’s unparalleled collection of the world’s leading performers features many artists who have long been favorites performing at Carnegie Hall, so we thought that they would be the ideal partner for the creation of our virtual stage, Carnegie Hall+,” said Mr. Gillinson. “In addition, we will be expanding Carnegie Hall+ over time to embrace many other genres of music so that, like Carnegie Hall, the channel will represent the best of every area of music.”
In its initial launch phase, Carnegie Hall+ is available to music lovers as a premium channel on the Apple TV app in the United States and 61 territories worldwide, including Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The channel will soon expand into other Apple TV territories and languages. It will become available on additional service providers later this year.
Carnegie Hall+ Now Available On Apple TV
Carnegie Hall+ is currently available to customers in English in the US and 61 territories worldwide through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL, and others, Chromecast with Google TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Customers can sign up for a seven-day free trial and subscribe directly to Carnegie Hall+ on the free Apple TV app for $7.99 per month (prices may vary by country).
Subscribers to Carnegie Hall+ through Apple TV channels can watch online or enjoy offline downloads of their favorite selections on the Apple TV app. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels using just their Apple ID and password.
The Apple TV app offers viewers a personalized guide to their favorite movies and TV shows across popular streaming services, channels, cable TV providers, rentals, and purchases in a single app and is the home of Apple TV+, Apple’s own streaming service. With the Apple TV app, fans can watch award-winning original series and films from Apple TV+, get expertly curated recommendations for what to watch, and pick up where they left off on the shows and movies they are currently watching. Popular streaming services featured on the Apple TV app include Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, EPIX, ESPN+, HBO Max, Hulu, Paramount+, Peacock, Showtime, Starz, and many more. The Apple TV app streams seamlessly and privately to viewers in over 100 countries and regions on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and online at tv.apple.com plus popular video streaming devices, smart TVs, and gaming consoles. More information is available at apple.com/apple-tv-app.
About Carnegie Hall
For more than 130 years, New York’s Carnegie Hall has been the aspirational destination for the world’s greatest performers and for audiences seeking to experience the emotional thrill of the best in live music. The Hall presents a wide range of performances on its three stages each season, including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; citywide festivals featuring collaborations with leading New York City cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music.
Complementing its performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) creates extensive music education and social impact programs, playing a central role in fulfilling Carnegie Hall's commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. WMI’s programs, most offered for free or at low cost, annually serve more than 800,000 people worldwide with many more program participants taking part in the Hall’s growing online initiatives.
Photos top left to right: Lang Lang © Chris Lee, Anja Harteros & Jonas Kaufmann © Monika Rittershaus / Salzburg Festival, Sheku Kanneh-Mason © BBC Proms, Bernard Haitink © Leo Neumayr / Salzburg Festival, Hagen String Quartet © Unitel, and Nicola Benedetti © BBC Proms.
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