• Monday, Dec 16, 2013

    Calendar Hall February 2014 Calendar Updates



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

    Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world, and experimental music, New York's amplified ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars (pictured at right), co-founded by 2013–2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair holder David Lang, presents a Carnegie Hall Family Concert. A pre-concert activity takes place one hour before the performance and is free to all ticket holders, presented by artists from Found Sound Nation.

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

    Alexandros Arkadopoulos (clarinet, flute, and kaval), George Georgiadis (double bass), Yannis Kirimkirides (acoustic piano and keyboards), Thomas Konstantinou (mandolin, lute, bouzouki, and oud), Alexandros Ktistakis (drums), Kostas Meretakis (Eastern traditional percussion), Dimitris Tsakas (soprano saxophone and nylon guitar), and special guest Ara Dinkjian (Oud and Cumbus) join Eleftheria Arvanitaki, one of today’s most talented Greek singers, as she brings her unique gift for both rebetiko, a genre of folk music popular with refugees from Asia Minor in the early 20th century, and contemporary Greek music to Carnegie Hall.

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

    Early-music specialist Harry Bicket (pictured at right) leads The English Concert in the next installment of the ensemble’s Handel project at Carnegie Hall. This performance features the rarely heard oratorio Theodora featuring soprano Dorothea Röschmann in the title role, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Irene, countertenor David Daniels as Didymus, tenor Andrew Kennedy as Septimius, bass-baritone Neal Davies as Valens, and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, under the direction of Julian Wachner. A pre-concert talk starts at 1:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Benjamin Sosland from The Juilliard School.

    Monday, February 3 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    As previously announced, Music Director and Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra return to Carnegie Hall for a recently-added performance featuring Smetana’s "The Moldau" from Má Vlast, Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Radu Lupu, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60.

    Tuesday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The dynamic pianist Lang Lang gives a solo recital to include piano sonatas by Mozart and all four ballades by Chopin.

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

    Debussy’s Selections from Images, Book I replaces Schoenberg’s Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11, on pianist Daniil Trifonov’s recital program. The February concert also includes Stravinsky’s Serenade in A, selections from Ravel’s Miroirs, and Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 (with posthumous etudes).

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

    American lyric soprano Amanda Majeski collaborates with pianist Alan Darling on a recital including Haydn’s "Berenice, che fai," Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42, Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder, folk songs by Percy Grainger, and Cabaret Songs by Benjamin Britten.

    Friday, February 7 at 10:00 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Inspired by classic pop, rock, and soul, the acoustic quartet Lake Street Dive performs both original songs and unique arrangements of classic hits with its groove-driven strain of indie-pop. Presented in partnership with WFUV.

    Saturday, February 8 at 8:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Portuguese vocalist António Zambujo merges traditional fado with cante alentejano—a North African-influenced male chant from southern Portugal—and Brazilian popular music for this performance.

    Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Charles T. Griffes’s Scherzo from Fantasy Pieces and The Fountains of Acqua Paola replace original works The Night Winds, and Barcarolle on pianist Garrick Ohlsson’s recital. The remainder of the program remains unchanged and includes Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109, Schubert’s Fantasy in C Major, D. 760, "Wanderer Fantasy," Griffes’s “The White Peacock,” and Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58.

    Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Violinist and director Fabio Biondi leads Europa Galante in an all-Vivaldi program entitled A Windy Season of Vivaldi that features wind concertos and selections from the composer’s beloved The Four Seasons.

    Tuesday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Conductor Bernard Haitink (pictured at right) leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a two consecutive nights of concerts. On Tuesday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra is joined by pianist Murray Perahia for Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54. Also on the program is Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op.98, and Steven Stucky’s (after Henry Purcell) Funeral Music for Queen Mary. The following evening, Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra and Mr. Haitink offer an all-Ravel program that includes Alborada del gracioso, Shéhérazade, and the complete Daphnis et Chloé featuring mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

    Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    Violinist Stefan Jackiw collaborates with pianist Anna Polonsky on a program featuring Brahms’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Stravinsky’s Suite italienne; Richard Strauss’s Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18; and the world premiere of David Fulmer’s They Turn Their Channeled Faces to the Sky, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.

    Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Baritone Gerald Finley (pictured at right) sings Franz Schubert’s Winterreise with pianist Julius Drake.

    Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Principal Conductor Yuri Temirkanov (pictured at right) leads the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia’s oldest symphonic ensemble, in two concerts featuring music by Russian and Georgian composers. On Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Denis Kozhukhin is featured in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23. Also on the program are excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and Giya Kancheli’s ...al Niente. On Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra plays Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63, featuring violinist Julia Fischer on a program that also includes Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27.

    Friday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein performs a special concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage to be joined by Tony Award-nominee Laura Osnes and other guests to be announced. (Christine Ebersole, originally announced as part of this program, will no longer appear.)

    Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Music Director George Manahan conducts the American Composers Orchestra, The Crossing chamber choir, and pianists Stephen Gosling and Margaret Kampmeier in a program entitled Orchestra Underground: Lines on a Point. Music to be performed includes the New York premieres of David Lang’s statement to the court and Ted Hearne’s Ripple, plus the world premieres of Lisa Coons’s Shadow Studies and Amy Beth Kirsten’s strange pilgrims (featuring video by Mark DeChiazza). Also on the program is Steve Reich’s Eight Lines.

    Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    Violinist Fabio Biondi (pictured at right) returns to Carnegie Hall following his February 11 concert leading Europa Galante, this time collaborating with harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss on a program of Baroque music to include Locatelli’s Sonata in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 12 and four works by J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata in G Major BWV 1021, Violin Sonata No. 6 in G Major BWV 1019, Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor BWV 1017, and Italian Concerto BWV 971.

    Thursday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    A program has been added to tenor Jonas Kaufmann’s much-anticipated Carnegie Hall recital debut with pianist Helmut Deutsch and includes Schumann’s Selections from Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35, and Dichterliebe, Op. 48, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Op. 91, and Liszt’s Tre sonetti di Petrarca.

    Friday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    The Ebène Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall, performing Haydn’s String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5; Schumann’s String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3; and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80.

    Friday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin (pictured at right) leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen: A Study for 23 Strings; Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107 featuring Truls Mørk; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica."

    Saturday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche (known for his work as drummer with alternative rock band, Wilco) collaborates with composer/performer Missy Mazzoli and her group Victoire, as well as sopranos Mellissa Hughes and Martha Cluver and mezzo-soprano Virginia Warnken, on a program featuring the world premieres of Bells and Honey by Kotche and Vespers for a New Dark Age by Mazzoli, both commissioned by Carnegie Hall. Also on the program is the New York premiere of John Luther Adams’s Ilimaq for Solo Percussion.

    Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    As part of his three-concert series focusing on the music of Brahms, pianist Emanuel Ax collaborates with cellist Yo-Yo Ma on a recital of works by the composer, including Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38, and Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99. The program also features the New York premiere of The Max Work by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg, inspired by Brahms and co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall. This program by Mr. Ax and Mr. Ma is the first Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert in remembrance of the longtime president of Carnegie Hall.

    February 21 – March 16, 2014
    (Various Venues)

    This February and March, Carnegie Hall presents Vienna: City of Dreams, a three-week citywide festival celebrating the artistic legacy of Vienna, with performances and events at Carnegie Hall and partner venues throughout New York City.

    February Vienna: City of Dreams events at Carnegie Hall include:

    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is led by conductor Franz Welser-Möst in the first two of seven performances by the orchestra presented during the festival in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m., Maestro Welser- Möst and the orchestra are joined by soloists from the Vienna State Opera—soprano Ricarda Merbeth, mezzo-soprano Zoryana Kushpler, tenor Peter Seiffert, bass Günther Groissböck, and the New York Choral Artists for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Also on the program is Schoenberg’s Friede auf Erden. The following evening, Wednesday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra is showcased in Mozart’s Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200; Johannes Maria Staud’s On Comparative Meteorology; and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6 in A Major.

    Fortepiano player Kristian Bezuidenhout performs a solo recital of works by Mozart and C. P. E. Bach on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall.

    Ensemble ACJW plays Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K. 452, Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, and the New York premiere of a new work by contemporary Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas on Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall.

    Members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus join Daniele Gatti (pictured at right), the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Vienna State Opera and Chorus in a concert performance of Berg’s Wozzeck on Friday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The opera features Matthias Goerne in the title role, Evelyn Herlitzius as Marie, Monika Bohinec as Margret, Herbert Lippert as the Drum Major, Norbert Ernst as Andres, Wolfgang Bankl as Doctor, Herwig Pecoraro as the Captain, Andreas Hörl and Clemens Unterreiner as the First and Second Apprentices, Peter Jelosits as the Madman, and Franz Gruber as the Soldier. A pre-concert talk begins at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School, Ara Guzelimian.

    Please visit carnegiehall.org/vienna for a complete schedule of festival events at Carnegie Hall and partner organizations around New York City.

    For complete concert information, please click here.

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