• Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010

    Vocal Recitals by Renee Fleming, Ed Parks, and Measha Brueggergosman at Carnegie Hall this Winter




    This January and February, acclaimed classical singers will be presented in recital by Carnegie Hall on each of its three concert stages. World renowned American soprano, Renée Fleming, performs in recital with pianist Hartmut Höll on Tuesday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Highlights of her program include songs from The Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Brad Mehldau, Carnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair holder for the 2010-2011 season. A Carnegie Hall commission from 2005, Mr. Mehldau wrote the piece for Ms. Fleming, and the composer and soprano performed the world premiere of the work in Zankel Hall. Also on Ms. Fleming’s program are works by Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Korngold, and Richard Strauss. Ms. Fleming last performed in recital at Carnegie Hall in 2005, also with Hartmut Höll.

    On Friday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m., American baritone Edward Parks, a past Marilyn Horne Foundation vocalist, and pianist Ken Noda perform Schubert’s complete Winterreise song cycle in Weill Recital Hall. Winterreise is the second of Schubert's two great song cycles on Wilhelm Müller's poems, the earlier being Die schöne Müllerin. About this composer and work, Mr. Parks said “I feel a very special connection to Schubert and Winterreise. I am singing it because I cannot see myself singing anything else. Ken Noda told me once that sometimes music and composers choose us…With this piece, I believe that to be true.” The New York Times declared that Mr. Parks has “a robust, earthy voice.” This concert is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.

    Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman returns to Zankel Hall on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. with pianist Justus Zeyen for a program titled Nights and Dreams featuring works by Mozart, Schubert, Duparc, Turina, Richard Strauss, and Berg, among others. The program is based on Ms. Brueggergosman’s Deutsche Grammophon recording of the same name with repertoire selected, in her words, for its “soulful depth, variety, and beauty. We wanted something that was languid, sexy, romantic, different…that gives me the chance to really let go.” To see a video of this duo performing an excerpt from the recording, click here. Most recently, Ms. Brueggergosman performed as part of the Risør Chamber Music Festival’s residency at Carnegie Hall in early December 2010.

    Complete program information for each of these concerts is listed below.

    Program Information
    Tuesday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    RENÉE FLEMING, Soprano

    ARNOLD SCHOENBERG "Jane Grey," Op. 12, No. 1
       Letzte Bitte
       Auf See
    ERICH KORNGOLD "Sterbelied," Op. 14, No. 1
    ERICH KORNGOLD "Das Heldengrab am Pruth," Op. 9, No. 5
    ERICH KORNGOLD "Was du mir bist," Op. 22, No. 1
    BRAD MEHLDAU Songs from The Book of Hours: Love Poems to God
       I love you, gentlest of Ways
       No one lives his life
       His caring is a nightmare to us
       Extinguish my eyes, I'll go on seeing you
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Winterweihe," Op. 48, No. 4
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Winterliebe," Op. 48, No. 5
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Traum durch die Dämmerung," Op. 29, No. 1
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Gesang der Apollopriesterin," Op. 33, No. 2

    Tickets: $44, $52, $66, $89, $121, $133

    Friday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    EDWARD PARKS, Baritone
    KEN NODA, Piano

    FRANZ SCHUBERT Winterreise, D. 911

    This concert is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.

    Tickets: $42

    Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    , Soprano


    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART "Dans un bois solitaire," K. 308
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART "Abendempfindung," K. 523
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "An den Mond," D. 193
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "Nachtstück," D. 672
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "Die Mutter Erde," D. 788
    ROBERT SCHUMANN Nachtstücke, Op. 23
    HENRI DUPARC "Chanson triste"
    HENRI DUPARC "La vie antérieure"
    HENRI DUPARC "Phidylé"
    JOAQUÍN TURINA Tres Sonetos, Op. 54
       ¡Vade retro!
       A unos ojos
    FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Wiegenlied," Op. 41, No. 1
    ALBAN BERG "Nacht"
    ALBAN BERG "Traumgekrönt"
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Die Nacht," Op. 10, No. 3
    ALBAN BERG "Liebesode"
    ALBAN BERG "Schilflied"
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Ständchen," Op. 17, No. 2

    This concert and the Pure Voice series are sponsored by the Jean & Jula Goldwurm Memorial Foundation in memory of Jula Goldwurm.

    Tickets: $42, $50

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall. 

    Ticket Information
    Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

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