• Thursday, Sep 20, 2012

    November 2012 Calendar Updates

    (Carnegie Hall and various New York venues)

    This November and December, Voices from Latin America, Carnegie Hall’s month-long citywide festival developed under the guidance of four internationally-acclaimed artistic advisors—Osvaldo Golijov, Gilberto Gil, Chucho Valdés, and Gustavo Dudamel—invites audiences to explore the incredibly diverse arts and cultures of Latin America with more than 60 performances and events at Carnegie Hall and partner venues throughout New York City.

    Select November Voices from Latin America events include:

    • International superstar Gilberto Gil launches the festival, returning to his musical roots with an evening of forró, the infectious dance music from Northeastern Brazil in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m.
    • Ensemble ACJW plays Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Bachiana brasileira No. 6, and Quinteto em forma de chôros, Silvestre Revueltas’s Homenaje a Federico García Lorca, and Ocho por radio, Ana Lara’s Aulós, and Astor Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango for Flute and Guitar on Sunday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. in a free Neighborhood Concert at Advent Lutheran Church in Upper Manhattan and on Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m. in a free performance at The Juilliard School’s Paul Hall.
    • Banda de los Muertos performs at the Port Richmond Library on Staten Island on Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m., in a free Neighborhood Concert, presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.
    • The Yosvany Terry Quintet explores the soul of Afro-Cuban jazz in a free Neighborhood Concert on Saturday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. at El Museo del Barrio on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
    • Dayramir and Habana enTRANCE and the Aldo López-Gavilán Quartet give audiences a glimpse into the future of jazz in Cuba in a program entitled Afro-Cuban Jazz: The Younger Generation on Friday, November 16 at 9:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall.
    • Mexican-Paraguayan harp virtuoso Celso Duarte and his ensemble perform a free Neighborhood Concert in partnership with the Celebrate México Now festival at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in The Bronx on Monday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Ely Guerra, Eugenia León, and Tania Libertad, three of today’s most exciting female singers, join forces for the first time to pay tribute to the legendary Chavela Vargas in an evening of traditional and contemporary Mexican song on Tuesday, November 27 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.
    • On Wednesday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Paulinho da Viola, Brazil's greatest living sambista, appears at Carnegie Hall for the first time, presenting a performance of sambas and choros.
    • In a double-bill program entitled Music from Northeastern Brazil, renowned flutist and improviser Carlos Malta and Pife Muderno play traditional flute and drum music, while Cordestinos—led by virtuoso violinist Nicolas Krassik—celebrates lively folk and contemporary musical trends with several surprise guests on Thursday, November 29 at 8:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall.
    • Folkloric group Yoruba Andabo, meaning “friends of Yoruba culture,” is featured in an evening of Cuban rumba, The Afro-Cuban Tradition on Friday, November 30 at 9:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall with singers, percussionists, and dancers, revealing the ongoing influence of African religion and traditions in contemporary Cuba.
    Please visit carnegiehall.org/latinamerica for a complete schedule of festival events at Carnegie Hall and partner organizations around New York City.

    Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Nicholas McGegan conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A Major, Chaconne from Idomeneo, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein (pictured at right) and Symphony No. 99 in E-flat Major.

    Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    World-renowned six-member a capella ensemble The King's Singers perform an eclectic mixture of songs including contemporary vocal music, Renaissance madrigals, and popular songs from the Great American Songbook by Arlen, Gershwin, and others.

    Friday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Pianist Murray Perahia returns to Carnegie Hall with a program featuring Haydn’s Sonata in D Major, Schubert’s Moments musicaux, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14, “Moonlight,” Schumann’s Faschingsschwank aus Wien, and Chopin’s Impromptu in F-sharp Major and Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor.

    Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.

    (Zankel Hall)

    The Belcea Quartet explores Beethoven’s late string quartets through a three-concert Zankel Hall series, beginning with Op. 95 in F Minor (“Serioso”), Op. 132 in A Minor, and the composer’s final quartet—Op. 135 in F Major—on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m., the ensemble performs the string quartets Op. 127 in E-flat Major—the first of the five final quartets that changed the genre forever—and Op. 130 in B-flat Major. The third and final program on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m., holds the string quartets Op. 74 in E-flat Major (“Harp”) and Op. 131 in C-sharp Minor as well as Beethoven’s relentless Grosse Fuge.

    Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The Emerson String Quartet (pictured at right) presents an all-Brahms program including his String Quartet Op. 51, No. 2 in A Minor, and String Sextet, Op. 36 in G Major featuring violist Paul Neubauer, and cellist Colin Carr, and Piano Quintet, Op. 34 in F Minor featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman.

    Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Violinist Midori (pictured at right) collaborates with pianist Özgür Aydin on three Beethoven sonatas—nos. 2, 6, and 9 (“Kreutzer”)—alongside Webern’s Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, and George Crumb’s Four Nocturnes (Nightmusic II).

    Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    Violinist Stefan Jackiw (pictured at right) joins pianist Anna Polonsky for Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Brahms’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, the world premiere of David Fulmer’s new work for violin and piano (commissioned by Carnegie Hall), and Richard Strauss’s Violin Sonata in E-flat Major.

    Friday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Music Director Steven Reineke (pictured at right) conducts The New York Pops in a program entitled By Special Request: An Evening With the Orchestra featuring favorite symphonic repertoire, including Ravel’s Bolero, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, plus the world premiere of a new fanfare composed by Reineke.

    Saturday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Performers have been announced for this Carnegie Hall Family Concert entitled Intercultural Journeys East Meets West, exploring musical instruments, styles, and traditions from around the globe, and how they bring us all together. Artists will include clarinetist Ricardo Morales, drummer Hafez El Ali Kotain, vocalist Phyllis Chapell, cellist Udi Bar-David (pictured at right), erhuist Jiebing Chen, and host Charlotte Blake Alston.

    Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Music Director Franz Welser-Möst (pictured at right) leads The Cleveland Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major and Grosse Fuge, Scriabin’s The Poem of Ecstasy, and the New York premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s Chute d’Étoiles for Two Trumpets and Orchestra featuring trumpeters Michael Sachs and Jack Sutte.

    Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    Founded in Vienna in 2006 by four talented Polish musicians, the Apollon Musagete Quartet performs Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major ("Emperor"), Szymanowski’s String Quartet No. 1, Suk’s Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn ("St. Wenceslas"), and Janácek’s String Quartet No. 1 ("Kreutzer Sonata").

    Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard presents at solo recital including Heinz Holliger’s Elis (Three Night Pieces), Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 (with posthumous etudes), and Debussy’s Préludes, Book II.

    Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to Carnegie Hall, leading the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and The Monteverdi Choir in two evenings of Beethoven works with soloists soprano Rebecca Evans, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, tenor Michael Spyres, and bass Matthew Rose, including Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt and Symphony No. 9 in D Minor on Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Missa solemnis on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.preceded by a talk at 6:30 p.m. with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and members of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique in conversation with Director of Artistic Planning, Jeremy Geffen.

    Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Singer / songwriter Lisa Marie Presley continues the annual WFUV Live at Zankel series, performing songs from her songs from her recently released album, Storm & Grace, and more.

    Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The complete program has been announced for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato’s Carnegie Hall program with Il Complesso Barocco. Entitled Drama Queens—the program encompasses a selection of arias from Baroque operas that depict queens and royalty, including works from Orlandini’s Berenice, Cesti’s Oronotea, Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea, Giacomelli’s Merope, Hasse’s Antonio e Cleopatra, Porta’s Ifigenia in Aulide, and Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Radamisto, and Alesandro, plus orchestral works by Vivaldi and Scarlatti. Violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky joins Ms. DiDonato to lead the ensemble.

    For complete concert information, please click here.

    Lead funding for Voices from Latin America is provided by grants from the Ford Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Sponsored, in part, by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Mercantil Servicios Financieros.

    Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.

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

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