• Friday, Nov 11, 2011

    Updated Artist and Program Information Announced for The MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on January 15 at 3:00PM

    Conductor Fabio Luisi to Replace James Levine; Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto Replaces Corigliano’s Clarinet Concerto With Stephen Williamson as Soloist Remainder of Program, Featuring Clarinetist Anthony McGill and Soprano Renée Fleming, Remains Unchanged   

    Carnegie Hall today announced updated artist and program information for the concert by The MET Orchestra on Sunday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. The Met’s Principal Conductor, Fabio Luisi, has graciously agreed to replace James Levine for this performance. Mr. Levine has unfortunately cancelled this January appearance as he continues his rehabilitation after a fall last September that necessitated emergency back surgery. Stephen Williamson will be soloist for Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, replacing the originally announced Clarinet Concerto by John Corigliano. The remainder of the program which includes Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with soloist Anthony McGill and soprano Renée Fleming singing works by Barber, Herrmann, and Mahler remains unchanged. For further ticket information, the public may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

    The Met’s Principal Conductor, Fabio Luisi made his Met debut in 2005 with Verdi’s Don Carlo and has also conducted a new production of Richard Strauss’s Die Ägyptische Helena (2007), as well as revivals of Simon Boccanegra, Turandot, Elektra, Le nozze di Figaro, Hansel and Gretel, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Rigoletto with the company. In addition, he has previously stepped in for Mr. Levine to conduct performances of Tosca (April 2010), Lulu (May 2010), Das Rheingold (March/April 2011), Siegfried (October 2011), Don Giovanni (October 2011), and, in the June 2011 tour of Japan, Don Carlo, La bohème, and a concert with The MET Orchestra. He also conducted The MET Orchestra in concert at Carnegie Hall in May and October of this year, again replacing James Levine. This season, Luisi also conducts a new production of Massenet’s Manon (March 26–April 23, 2012) starring Anna Netrebko and a revival of La traviata (April 6–May 2, 2012) with Natalie Dessay in the title role for the first time at the Met.

    Mr. Luisi, a native of Genoa, is currently chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony and artistic director of the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. He served as general music director of Dresden State Opera and Dresden Staatskapelle Orchestra from 2007 to 2010, artistic director of the MDR Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig from 1999 to 2007, music director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande from 1997 to 2002, and chief conductor of the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Vienna from 1995 to 2000. He has appeared with many of the world’s most renowned orchestras and opera companies, including the New York Philharmonic; Orchestre de Paris; Bavarian Radio Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic; Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia symphony orchestras; NHK Symphony; Munich Philharmonic; Santa Cecilia Orchestra; Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Vienna State Opera; Bavarian State Opera; Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Deutsche Oper; and Berlin State Opera. He made his Salzburg Festival debut in 2002.

    Program Information
    Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    Fabio Luisi, Principal Conductor
    Anthony McGill, Clarinet
    Stephen Williamson, Clarinet
    Renée Fleming, Soprano

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622
    GUSTAV MAHLER "Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft"
    GUSTAV MAHLER "Liebst du um Schönheit"
    GUSTAV MAHLER "Um Mitternacht"
    GUSTAV MAHLER "Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder"
    GUSTAV MAHLER "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen"
    AARON COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
    SAMUEL BARBER "Give Me Some Music" from Antony and Cleopatra
    BERNARD HERRMANN "I Have Dreamt" from Wuthering Heights
    SAMUEL BARBER "Do Not Utter a Word, Anatol" from Vanessa

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

    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced $52–$165, 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.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.

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