• Friday, Sep 28, 2012

    WQXR and Carnegie Hall Present the Second Annual “CARNEGIE HALL LIVE”

    A Season-Long Series of Live National Radio Broadcasts and Digital Streams 
    Vibrant Series Kicks Offs on Wednesday, October 3 at 7 PM ET with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    Following the success of its inaugural year, CARNEGIE HALL LIVE returns with a new slate of live broadcasts from the stages of New York’s premier concert hall’s 2012–2013 season.

    This rich broadcast and digital series, produced by WQXR—the nation’s most listened-to classical radio station—and Carnegie Hall in collaboration with American Public Media, kicks off on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) with Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Muti performing Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The series includes a highly anticipated performance by the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel (December 10), presented as part of Carnegie Hall’s vibrant and ambitious Voices from Latin America festival; the always delightful pairing of American opera greats Renée Fleming and Susan Graham (January 27); and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, led by Daniel Barenboim, as they complete their Beethoven cycle at Carnegie Hall with the Second and Ninth symphonies (February 3).

    Returning for the second year of CARNEGIE HALL LIVE is the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (ORR), with the The Monteverdi Choir, led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner performing Beethoven’s superb Missa solemnis (November 17). ORR’s stunning performance at Carnegie Hall last season, hailed by The New York Times as “fresh and strange, with gutsy, brash and rasping instrumental voices united in triumph,” was captured by WQXR and will be released as a CD on the Soli Deo Gloria label in October 2012.

    Additional CARNEGIE HALL LIVE dates and programs are listed below and include concerts by the Belcea Quartet, The Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, pianist Jonathan Biss and the Elias String Quartet, the San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas, the Staatskapelle Dresden with Christian Thielemann, Ensemble Matheus, and performances of Osvaldo Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos, part of a creative learning project from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

    CARNEGIE HALL LIVE is broadcast on WQXR in New York, and on classical stations across the country including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Miami and Minneapolis. All concerts are hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and American Public Media’s Fred Child, and are available for live streaming on wqxr.org and carnegiehall.org/wqxr. Select concerts will be made available for on-demand streaming post-broadcast.

    In addition to a smartly-curated roster of live concerts, CARNEGIE HALL LIVE will once again offer an engaging digital platform that, last year, connected national and international fans to the music and to each other. During every live broadcast, WQXR, Carnegie Hall and digital partner NPR Music will host live web chats, including Twitter commentary by the broadcast team, from backstage and in the control room on wqxr.org and carnegiehall.org. Through NPR Music’s live event application and Twitter hashtag #CHLive, the online audience will be able to both chat with each other and the hosts, and to submit questions to be answered during the intermission, building community and interactivity around the music. The digital hub will also include web exclusives including behind the scenes videos, interviews with conductors and performers, and photographs of the productions.

    Tied to the broadcast series, wqxr.org/carnegiehalllive will stream live and on-demand audio; special videos of performers in WQXR’s “Café Concerts”; “Top 5 at 105” videos featuring conductors talking about their favorite pieces and recordings; Carnegie Hall-produced video profiles; and photo galleries from each performance.

    Carnegie Hall Live captures the spirit of WQXR’s mission – to bring the vibrancy and energy of the New York City concert hall experience to listeners around the corner and around the globe,” said Graham Parker, Vice President, WQXR. “We are delighted to once again partner with Carnegie Hall to allow listeners on-air and online to enjoy and engage with some of the finest artistry from one of the best concert halls in the world.”

    “It's been wonderful, through Carnegie Hall Live, to bring the music making of many of the world's finest artists to audiences around the world,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director. “Every concert at Carnegie Hall is special. We're very happy, through our continued collaboration with WQXR and American Public Media, to expand the circle of listeners who can share these experiences, engaging with the best in music."

    Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Riccardo Muti, Music Director and Conductor
    Rosa Feola, Soprano
    Antonio Giovannini, Countertenor
    Audun Iversen, Baritone
    Chicago Symphony Chorus
    Duain Wolfe, Chorus Director
    Chicago Children's Choir
    Josephine Lee, Artistic Director

    CARL ORFF Carmina Burana

    Opening Night Gala Lead Sponsor: PwC

    Opening Night Gala Dinner Sponsor and Carnegie Hall’s Exclusive Timepiece: Breguet

    Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    •• Corina Belcea-Fisher, Violin
    •• Axel Schacher, Violin
    •• Krzysztof Chorzelski, Violav •• Antoine Lederlin, Cello

    String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127
    String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130

    This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Evnin and the A. E. Charitable Foundation.

    Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor
    Rebecca Evans, Soprano
    Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-Soprano
    Michael Spyres, Tenor
    Matthew Rose, Bass
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Missa solemnis, Op. 123

    The Trustees of Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Jean Stein, whose contribution honors the memory of Edward W. Said and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

    Monday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor

    CARLOS CHÁVEZ Sinfonía india
    JULIÁN ORBÓN Tres versiones sinfónicas
    SILVESTRE REVUELTAS La noche de los Mayas

    Sponsored, in part, by Mercantil Servicios Financieros.

    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.

    Thursday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
    Leonidas Kavakos, Violin

    MAURICE RAVEL La valse
    OSVALDO GOLIJOV Violin Concerto (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
    Sponsored by Deloitte LLP

    Lead support for Carnegie Hall commissions is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Osvaldo Golijov is the holder of the 2012–2013 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall.

    Sunday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    RENÉE FLEMING, Soprano
    SUSAN GRAHAM, Mezzo-Soprano
    Program to be announced

    Perspectives: Renée Fleming

    Sunday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Daniel Barenboim, Music Director and Conductor
    Soloists to be announced
    Westminster Symphonic Choir
    Joe Miller, Conductor

    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
    Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

    Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Director and Violin
    Veronica Cangemi, Soprano
    Laurence Paugam, Violin
    Jérôme Pernoo, Cello

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL "Frondi tenere" from Xerses
    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL "Ombra mai fù" from Xerses
    ANTONIO VIVALDI "Zeffiretti che sussurate" from Ercole su’l Termodonte, RV 710
    ANTONIO VIVALDI "Gelosia" from Ottone in Villa
    ANTONIO VIVALDI "Se mai senti" from Catone in Utica, RV 705
    ANTONIO VIVALDI "Siam navi all'onde algenti" from L’Olimpiade
    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Overture to Xerses
    C.P.E. BACH Concerto for Cello in A Minor
    ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, Cello, Strings, and Continuo from L'estro armonico, Op. 3, No. 11
    NICOLA ANTONIO PORPORA Concerto in G Major for Cello

    Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Orquesta La Pasión
    Mikael Ringquist, Leader
    Gonzalo Grau, Leader
    Robert Spano, Conductor
    Jessica Rivera, Soprano
    Luciana Souza, Vocalist
    Reynaldo González-Fernández, Afro-Cuban Singer and Dancer
    Deraldo Ferreira, Capoeirista and Berimbau
    Members of Schola Cantorum de Venezuela
    Maria Guinand, Chorus Director
    David Rosenmeyer, Music Supervisor

    Forest Hills High School
    Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
    Songs of Solomon

    OSVALDO GOLIJOV La Pasión según San Marcos

    Lead support for La Pasión según San Marcos: A Creative Learning Project is provided by The Irene Diamond Fund.

    La Pasión según San Marcos: A Creative Learning Project is generously underwritten by Martha and Bob Lipp.

    Public support for this program is provided by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Osvaldo Golijov is the holder of the 2012–2013 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall.

    Additional support is provided, in part, by an endowment grant from The Irene Diamond Fund.

    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 20 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
    Yuja Wang, Piano

    SAMUEL CARL ADAMS Drift and Providence (NY Premiere)
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
    JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

    Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall
    , Piano
    •• Sara Bitlloch, Violin
    •• Donald Grant, Violin
    •• Martin Saving, Viola
    •• Marie Bitlloch, Cello

    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493
    LEOŠ JANÁCEK String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
    TIMOTHY ANDRES New Work for Piano and String Quartet (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
    ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47

    Lead support for Carnegie Hall commissions is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Friday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Christian Thielemann, Conductor

    ANTON BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8 in C Minor

    The Trustees of Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fried in support of the 2012-2013 season.

    Funding for the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast series is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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

    New York Public Radio is New York’s premier public radio franchise, comprising WQXR, WNYC, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, as well as www.wqxr.org, www.wnyc.org, and www.thegreenespace.org. Classical 105.9 FM WQXR is New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and the city’s top venues, immersing listeners in a rich musical life. As America’s most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio station, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City’s cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and it presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. In addition to its audio content, WQXR and WNYC produce content for live, radio, and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.nypublicradio.org.

    Since 1891, New York City’s Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence. From Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Mahler, and Bartók to George Gershwin, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Judy Garland, and The Beatles, the best of every form of music has filled Carnegie Hall throughout its history Carnegie Hall continues this tradition today, presenting hundreds of exceptional musical performances each season on its three great stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and the innovative Zankel Hall— with offerings ranging from orchestral concerts, chamber music, and solo recitals to jazz, world, and popular music. In addition to Carnegie Hall’s presentations, the venue is also home to over 500 independently produced events each year. Complementing its performance activities Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and community programs that serve more than 350,000 people in the New York City metropolitan region, across the United States, and around the world annually, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. For more information about Carnegie Hall, please visit www.carnegiehall.org.

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