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Last World Premiere

On March 8th the MET Chamber Orchestra and James Levine will give the last world premiere of an Elliot Carter work with their performance of his The American Sublime, a work dedicated to Levine. The premiere brings Carter’s Carnegie Hall experience full circle as he attended some notable performances as a youth, including the Carnegie Hall premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

Carter talks about that Stravinsky premiere and more in this video.


James Levine
Sunday, March 8 at 5 PM
The MET Chamber Ensemble

Music by great 20th-century iconoclasts is featured. The late Elliott Carter’s The American Sublime is given its world premiere performance under the baton of James Levine, for whom it was written. Stravinsky’s Octet for winds is infused with pungent wit, while Ives’s From the Steeples and the Mountains recreates the sound of church bells ringing and mountains shouting their response.