• Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017

    Carnegie Hall December 2017 Calendar

    ALEXI KENNEY / RENANA GUTMAN
    Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    Violinist Alexi Kenney collaborates with pianist Renana Gutman for a recital of music by J.S. Bach, George Crumb, Schubert, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Respighi.


     

    PARKER MILLSAP / SARA WATKINS
    Saturday, December 2 at 9:00 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    On the heels of her successful Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall in the 2015–2016 season, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash continues her deep commitment into musical Americana, bringing together two brilliant young bluegrass performers—singer-songwriter Parker Millsap and singer and fiddler Sara Watkins—to shine a new light on timeless American music.


     

    ENSEMBLE CONNECT
    Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    Ensemble Connect gives a performance of Daniel Schnyder’s Bass Trio; Janáček’s Mládí; and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50.


     

    JANINE JANSEN AND FRIENDS
    Thursday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Season-long Perspectives artist and renowned violinist Janine Jansen performs two chamber music concerts this December, appearing with an all-star roster of longtime musical collaborators. For the first concert, on December 7, Jansen plays Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time alongside pianist Lucas Debargue, clarinetist Martin Fröst, and cellist Torleif Thedéen; on a program that also includes music by Szymanowski and Bartók. Two evenings later, on December 9, Jansen is joined by pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk and cellist Torleif Thedéen in an all-Russian program that includes Shostakovich’s rarely performed Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8; as well as music by Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff.


     

    ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE’S
    Thursday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Principal Conductor Designate Bernard Labadie leads Orchestra of St. Luke’s in a performance of Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, "Jupiter;" as well as Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich; and Kraus’s Olympie Overture.


     

    ANDREI BONDARENKO / GARY MATTHEWMAN
    Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    Baritone Andrei Bondarenko, joined by pianist Gary Matthewman, offers a recital of songs by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, and other French composers, plus works by Ibert and Ravel inspired by Don Quixote.


     

    AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA
    Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    American Composers Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director George Manahan, performs Violin Concerto No. 2, “The American Four Seasons” by Philip Glass, holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair, featuring violinist Timothy Fain. This piece is paired with premieres by composers who have worked closely with Glass, including the world premiere of Pauchi Sasaki’s GAMA XVI for Orchestra and Electronics, featuring the composer on electronics (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project), and the New York premiere of Bryce Dessner’s Réponse Lutosławski.


     

    THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
    Friday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns with The Philadelphia Orchestra to conduct the New York premiere of Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face Suite, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project; Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato's Symposium) with violinist Hilary Hahn; and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39.


     

    SING ALONG: THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER
    Wednesday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Composer, music director, and producer Ray Chew celebrates the music of the legendary Stevie Wonder, featuring very special guest artists to be announced. Audience members are invited to sing along in a celebration of Wonder’s incredible songbook for this energy-packed participatory concert.


     

    THE NEW YORK POPS
    Friday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, December 16 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke perform two back-to-back holiday concerts, entitled The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, featuring special guest Megan Hilty performing a program of holiday classics with Essential Voices USA.


     

    JAMIE BARTON / KATHLEEN KELLY
    Monday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Mezzo-soprano JamieBarton and pianist KathleenKelly give the world premiere of Iain Bell’s Of You, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project. Also on the program is Libby Larsen’s Love After 1950 as well as songs by Haydn, Ravel, Debussy, Schoenberg, and R. Strauss.


     

    NEW YORK STRING ORCHESTRA
    Sunday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The New York String Orchestra, featuring young musicians participating in the annual New York String Orchestra Seminar, returns to Carnegie Hall for their two annual performances conducted by Jaime Laredo (pictured at right). On Sunday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m., the Orchestra is joined by violinist Pamela Frank for Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364 on a program that also includes Vivaldi’s Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo from L'estro armonico, Op. 3, No. 8 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, "Drumroll.” On Thursday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Richard Goode is featured in Mozart’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466. Also on the program is Gabriela Lena Frank’s new work Elegía Andina—inspired by Peruvian pan pipes—and Mendelssohn’s vibrant Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 56, "Scottish.”


     
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