• Monday, Sep 20, 2010

    Violinist Christian Tetzlaff Kicks Off Perspectives Series with Orchestra of St. Luke’s October 28




    Series Showcases Mr. Tetzlaff’s Musical Versatility as
    Orchestral Soloist, Chamber Musician, Recitalist, and Teacher

    Series Culminates in Spring 2011 Workshop for Violin-Piano Duos


    German violinist Christian Tetzlaff kicks off his adventurous and extensive six-event Perspectives series on Thursday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m., leading the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. In his debut with the orchestra, Mr. Tetzlaff leads and performs in four works. Mr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectives series continues throughout the 2010–2011 season, with programs exemplifying his versatility as both a soloist and a chamber musician, with the violinist performing 12 additional works—from classical to contemporary—in a variety of settings.

    In December, Mr. Tetzlaff appears with Ensemble ACJW and conductor Sir Simon Rattle as soloist and concertmaster. In March 2011, he will join the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director James Levine to perform all three works on the program, including the New York premiere of a new work by Harrison Birtwistle. Mr. Tetzlaff closes his Perspectives by focusing on chamber music, appearing with his group the Tetzlaff Quartet in April before joining violinist Antje Weithaas for a duo recital in May. He also leads his first Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop, presented by the Weill Music Institute, focusing on violin-piano duos and including public master classes and two culminating performances by the participants.

    A notable feature of Mr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectives is the opportunity to hear music by composers representing many different styles. According to him, “When I was very young, I was obsessed with composers. Don’t ask me why. I had books on them… And I really read and re-read about them. It still fascinates me. I find it to be the most amazing achievement in human history, that we can actually channel emotions into sound without direct explanation. In literature, it seems to be more understandable that we can follow another spirit so closely. I find music to be the ultimate alchemistic experiment, and it has worked. It’s still fascinating for me. So now, I don’t think I have to read specific letters about specific pieces all the time, but just be aware of the time frame and how they played at the time. We could know, actually, much more than most of us do. It’s so surprising.”

    October 28: Christian Tetzlaff Leads Orchestra of St. Luke’s
    Perspectives: Christian Tetzlaff commences on Thursday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m., with Mr. Tetzlaff in his debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. From the concertmaster chair, he leads the orchestra in Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Haydn’s Symphony No. 80 in D Minor, as well as being the featured soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major and Sibelius’s Suite for Violin and Strings.

    December 19: Christian Tetzlaff Joins Sir Simon Rattle and Ensemble ACJW
    On Sunday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m., Mr. Tetzlaff joins conductor Sir Simon Rattle and Ensemble ACJW in Zankel Hall as soloist in Ligeti’s Violin Concerto and as concertmaster in R. Strauss’s Metamorphosen: A Study for 23 Strings. Also on the program is Rameau’s Suite from Les Boréades and Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre (featuring soprano Barbara Hannigan).

    March 15: Christian Tetzlaff Is Soloist with Boston Symphony Orchestra on Entire Program
    Mr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectives series continues the following spring on Tuesday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, with the violinist performing as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director James Levine on all three of the program’s works: Mozart’s Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2, and the New York premiere of a new work for violin and orchestra by Harrison Birtwistle.

    April 10: Tetzlaff Quartet
    The following month, on Sunday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Tetzlaff Quartet, returns to Zankel Hall performing Haydn’s String Quartet in G Minor, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A Minor, and Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor. The Tetzlaff Quartet, which features Mr. Tetzlaff performing alongside his sister, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, violinist Elisabeth Kufferath, and violist Hanna Weinmeister, last performed in Zankel Hall in November 2008.

    May 1: Tetzlaff Performs Duo Violin Recital with Antje Weithaas
    Mr. Tetzlaff’s Perspectives series culminates on Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall with the violinist presenting a rare duo violin recital with Antje Weithaas. The pair will perform Leclair’s Sonata in D Major, Bartók’s Violin Duos, Bériot’s Duo Concertante in D Minor, and Ysaÿe’s Sonata for Two Violins in A Minor.

    May 1–5: Tetzlaff Teaches a Professional Training Workshop
    Mr. Tetzlaff leads his first Professional Training Workshop for young musicians, presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The workshop, which runs from May 1–5, is for violin and piano duos, focusing on the music of Bach, Brahms, and Schumann. As part of the workshop there will be two young artist concerts in Weill Recital Hall featuring Bach’s partitas and sonatas as well as Brahms and Schumann sonatas on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. Applications for the Professional Training Workshop are being accepted through December 1.

    About the Artist

    Christian Tetzlaff is known for his musical integrity, technical assurance, and intelligent, compelling interpretations. He performs and records a broad spectrum of repertoire, ranging from Bach’s unaccompanied sonatas and partitas to 19th century masterworks by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Brahms; and from 20th century concertos by Bartók, Berg, and Shostakovich to world premieres of contemporary works.

    Mr. Tetzlaff has been in demand as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, establishing close artistic partnerships that are renewed season after season. He has appeared with the orchestras of Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Toronto, among many others; and with the major European ensembles including the Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Vienna Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Also a dedicated chamber musician, he frequently collaborates with distinguished artists and is the founder of the Tetzlaff Quartet.

    Mr. Tetzlaff’s highly regarded recordings reflect the breadth of his musical interests and include solo works, chamber music, and concertos ranging from Haydn to Bartók. His recent recordings include the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin for the Musical Heritage and Hänssler labels, Berg’s Chamber Concerto for piano, violin, and 13 wind instruments with Mitsuko Uchida and the Ensemble Intercontemporain led by Pierre Boulez for Decca, and Schumann’s Three Piano Trios with Leif Ove Andsnes and Tanja Tetzlaff for EMI/Virgin. His upcoming recordings include Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Vienna Philharmonic led by Pierre Boulez for Deutsche Grammophon; the Schumann and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and Paavo Järvi for Edel Classics; and Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 1 and Sibelius’s Quartet with the Tetzlaff Quartet for AVI.

    Carnegie Hall’s Perspectives
    Now in its 12th season, Carnegie Hall’s Perspectives series is an artistic initiative in which select musicians are invited to explore their own musical individuality and create their own personal concert series through collaborations with other musicians and ensembles.

    Previous Perspectives artists have included conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim; conductors Pierre Boulez, James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, and David Robertson; violinist Gidon Kremer; cellist Yo-Yo Ma; pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Leif Ove Andsnes, Martha Argerich, Emanuel Ax, Maurizio Pollini, Peter Serkin, and Mitsuko Uchida; soprano Dawn Upshaw; bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff; the Emerson String Quartet; the Kronos Quartet; Senegalese vocalist Youssou N’Dour; Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso; Indian classical tabla player Zakir Hussain; and experimental rocker David Byrne. This spring 2011, singer/songwriter James Taylor will also present a five-concert Perspectives series.

    Program Information
    Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Christian Tetzlaff, Violin and Leader

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216
    ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
    JEAN SIBELIUS Suite for Violin and Strings
    JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 80 in D Minor

    Tickets: $29, $34, $42, $56, $74, $81

    Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    Featuring musicians of The Academy - a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education

    Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
    Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
    Barbara Hannigan, Soprano

    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU Suite from Les Boréades
    GYÖRGY LIGETI Violin Concerto
    GYÖRGY LIGETI Mysteries of the Macabre
    RICHARD STRAUSS Metamorphosen: A Study for 23 Strings

    The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education—is made possible by a leadership gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Major funding has also been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Martha and Bob Lipp, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., Judith and Burton Resnick, Susan and Elihu Rose, and The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, with additional support from Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, the Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Susan and Ed Forst, Mrs. Nancy A. Marks, the Edward John Noble Foundation, The William Petschek Family, and Suki Sandler.

    The Academy School Partnerships benefitting NYC public school students are made possible, in part, by Bank of America.

    Performances of Ensemble ACJW are made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Tickets: $38, $50

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    James Levine, Music Director and Conductor
    Christian Tetzlaff, Violin

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major, K. 373
    HARRISON BIRTWISTLE New Work for Violin and Orchestra (NY Premiere)
    BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2

    Sponsored by DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.

    Tickets: $48, $57, $73, $100, $136, $150

    Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

       Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
       Elisabeth Kufferath, Violin
       Hanna Weinmeister, Viola
       Tanja Tetzlaff, Cello

    JOSEPH HAYDN String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 20, No. 3
    FELIX MENDELSSOHN String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13, "Ist es wahr?"
    ARNOLD SCHOENBERG String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 7

    Tickets: $52, $58

    Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR Sonata in D Major, Op. 3, No. 6
    BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Duos, BB 104
       Harvest Song, No. 33
       Serbian Dance, No. 39
       Song, No. 20
       Wedding Song, No. 23
       Mosquito Dance, No. 22
       Romanian Dance, No. 40
    CHARLES-AUGUSTE DE BÉRIOT Duo Concertante in D Minor, Op. 57, No. 1
    BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Duos, BB 104
       Transylvanian Dance, No. 44
       Fairy Tale, No. 19
       Burlesque, No. 16
       Sorrow, No. 28
       Pizzicato, No. 43
       Bagpipes, No. 36
       New Year’s Greeting I, No. 21
       Arabian Song, No. 42
    EUGÈNE YSAŸE Sonata for Two Violins in A Minor

    Tickets: $52, $58

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Professional Training Workshops are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

    The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by the US Department of Education and by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

    Tickets: $15

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

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