Performance Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 2 PM

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
A mere 20 years separate the composition of these two symphonies, yet their musical journeys take us in completely opposite directions. After a Beethoven-like struggle with Fate, Tchaikovsky’s symphony banishes all doubts with a thrilling, no-holds-barred coda that sets the heart racing. Ives startles us with glimpses of American folk and band music, concluding with what can only be likened to a short, tart Bronx cheer.


  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor


  • IVES Symphony No. 2
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4


Pre-concert talk starts at 1:00 PM in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Jan Swafford, author and composer.
This concert is made possible, in part, by the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation.
The Vienna Philharmonic Residency at Carnegie Hall is made possible by a leadership gift from the Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation.
This performance is part of International Festival of Orchestras II.