• Friday, May 6, 2011

    Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach, & Stéphane Denève Conduct BSO at Carnegie Hall in March 2012



    Soloists to Include Soprano Christine Brewer, Mezzo-Soprano Michelle DeYoung,
    Tenor Simon O’Neill, Bass-Baritone Eric Owens, and
    Pianists Cédric Tiberghien and Peter Serkin

    Carnegie Hall today announced updated artists and programs for three March 2012 concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Since James Levine will be stepping down as Boston Symphony Music Director as of September 2011 to focus on his continuing recovery from a series of back procedures, he will not conduct the BSO during the orchestra’s 2011–2012 season, which, in addition to performances in Symphony Hall in Boston, also includes three programs at Carnegie Hall on March 6, 7, and 9. Revised Carnegie Hall programs are as follows:

    On Tuesday, March 6 at 8:00 p.m., Kurt Masur conducts the previously announced program of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis featuring soprano Christine Brewer, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, tenor Simon O’Neill, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus under the direction of John Oliver in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

    The following evening, on Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m., Christoph Eschenbach leads a newly announced program of Berlioz’s Overture to Benvenuto Cellini and Symphonie fantastique, and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major with guest soloist Cédric Tiberghien.

    Finally, on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m., Stéphane Denève conducts a new program including Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments featuring soloist Peter Serkin.

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    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Kurt Masur, Conductor
    Christine Brewer, Soprano
    Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano
    Simon O'Neill, Tenor
    Eric Owens, Bass-Baritone
    Tanglewood Festival Chorus
    John Oliver, Conductor

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis, Op. 123

    This concert and the Choral Classics series are made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for choral music established by S. Donald Sussman in memory of Judith Arron and Robert Shaw.

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
    Cédric Tiberghien, Piano

    HECTOR BERLIOZ Overture to Benvenuto Cellini
    MAURICE RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
    HECTOR BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

    Friday, March 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Stéphane Denève, Conductor
    Peter Serkin, Piano

    MAURICE RAVEL Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite
    IGOR STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Winds
    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47

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