• Monday, Dec 19, 2011

    Conductor David Robertson to Replace James Levine for MET Orchestra Concert on Sunday, May 20

    Violinist Christian Tetzlaff Is Featured Soloist
    Carnegie Hall today announced that conductor David Roberston has graciously agreed to step in for James Levine, leading a concert by The MET Orchestra on Sunday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Maestro Levine has cancelled this and all conducting engagements through the 2012-2013 season in order to allow for a full recovery from the spinal injury he suffered last August. The previously announced May 20 program, featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff playing violin concerti by both Mendelssohn and Schoenberg, as well as Mozart’s Adagio in E Major, remains unchanged. For further ticket information, the public may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

    David Robertson has established himself as one of today’s most sought-after American conductors. A passionate and compelling communicator with an extensive knowledge of orchestral and operatic repertoire, he has forged close relationships with major orchestras around the world. In fall 2011, Mr. Robertson launched his seventh season as Music Director of the 132-year-old St. Louis Symphony, while continuing as Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since 2005.

    Prior to this May concert with The MET Orchestra, Mr. Robertson appears three times in early 2012 at Carnegie Hall. He leads The Carmina Burana Choral Project on February 5. He returns in March for two more performances, the first with the St. Louis Symphony and soprano Karita Mattila on March 10, the second with Ensemble ACJW—the performing arm of The Academy— on March 25.

    Highlights of David Robertson’s 2011-2012 guest engagements across the U.S. include performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic. In May, he conducts Britten’s Billy Budd at The Metropolitan Opera. Internationally, his guest appearances include concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with whom he appears regularly, the Bayerischer Rundfunk as part of Musica Viva Munich, and several concerts with the BBC Symphony. In addition to his fresh interpretations of traditional repertoire, this season, Mr. Robertson conducts world premieres of works by Steven Mackey, Graham Fitkin, John Cage, Klaas de Vries, Yann Robin and Michael Jarrell.

    Program Information
    Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

    David Robertson, Conductor
    Christian Tetzlaff, Violin

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Adagio in E Major, K. 261
    FELIX MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
    ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Violin Concerto, Op. 36

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    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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