Observe some of the world's greatest musicians as they prepare for a Carnegie Hall performance! Open Working Rehearsals are exclusive member-only events open to Carnegie Hall Friends members at the Friend ($100) level and up, Notables at the Supporter ($500) level and up, and Patrons only. Rehearsal passes are complimentary with membership.
Monumental scale and intense emotion make Brahms’s First Piano Concerto quintessentially Romantic. The concerto opens with a storm of surging passions, soothes with a sensitive second-movement Adagio that the composer said was a “gentle portrait” of Clara Schumann, and energizes with its Rondo finale. It’s muscular solo part is played here by Rudolf Buchbinder, a pianist The Huffington Post praised for “perfect phrasing, magnificent technique … that has placed him among the top tier of the world’s pianists.” Schubert’s beloved “Unfinished” Symphony and Bartók’s spectacularly scored Miraculous Mandarin Suite are also featured.