• Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013

    Carnegie Hall March 2014 Calendar


    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. The festival is bookended by seven performances by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Vienna State Opera.

    Vienna: City of Dreams events at Carnegie Hall in March include:

    Graham Johnson (pictured at right) serves as keynote speaker, music director, and pianist in a Carnegie Hall Discovery Day entitled Franz Schubert’s Last Years, exploring the final years of the renowned Romantic-era composer. The afternoon includes a keynote lecture and a dramatic reading, as well as performances by soprano Susanna Phillips, tenor Nicholas Phan, baritone John Brancy, the Jasper String Quartet, cellist Andrew Janss, and additional participants to be announced. The event takes place on Saturday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall.


    Andris Nelsons (pictured at right) conducts the Vienna State Opera in a concert performance of Richard Strauss’s opera Salome on Saturday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage featuring soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin in the title role, baritone Falk Struckmann as Jochanaan, tenor Gerhard Siegel as Herodes, mezzo-soprano Jane Henschel as Herodias, and tenor Carlos Osuna as Narraboth. (The Vienna State Opera also performs Berg’s opera Wozzeck in concert on Friday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. conducted by Daniele Gatti with Matthias Goerne in the title role.)

    Violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Enrico Pace perform Beethoven’s complete violin sonatas over three programs in Zankel Hall on Sunday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. (Sonatas No. 6 in A Major, No. 3 in E-flat Major, No. 2 in A Major, and No. 7 in C Minor); Monday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. (Sonatas No. 4 in A Minor; No.5 in F Major, “Spring;” and No. 10 in G Major); and Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. (Sonatas No. 1 in D Major, No. 8 in G Major, and No. 9 in A Major, “Kreutzer”).

    Baritone Matthias Goerne collaborates with pianist Christoph Eschenbach in Schubert’s great song cycle Die schöne Müllerin, on Wednesday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.

    Guitar and electronic musician Fennesz salutes the universality of fellow Austrian Gustav Mahler in Mahler Remixed, a contemporary interpretation, with visuals by the German digital abstractionist Lillevan, showcasing Mahler’s enduring influence in modern life on Friday, March 7 at 10:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall.

    On Saturday, March 8 at 9:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, the Zawinul Legacy Band unites to honor the late, pioneering Viennese jazz keyboardist and composer Josef Erich “Joe” Zawinul, co-founder of the legendary fusion group the Weather Report.

    On Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. the Hugo Wolf Quartet plays Haydn’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, "Joke”; Berg’s Lyric Suite; and Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major, D. 887 in Zankel Hall.

    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra closes the festival with three concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Andris Nelsons (pictured at right) conducts the orchestra in Haydn’s Symphony No. 90 in C Major, plus Brahms’s Symphony No. 3 in F Major and Variations on a Theme by Haydn in B-flat Major on Thursday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m., Daniele Gatti leads a program of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, "Unfinished," and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in G Major featuring soprano Juliane Banse. The following evening, Sunday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m., Zubin Mehta leads the orchestra in a variety of works by Webern, Wolf, Mozart, Schmidt, Berger, Korngold, Josef and Eduard Strauss, and others, featuring soprano Diana Damrau, violinist Gil Shaham, and the New York Choral Artists.



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

    Sir Roger Norrington (pictured at right) conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke's in Beethoven’s choral work Missa solemnis, featuring soprano Susan Gritton, mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne, tenor Michael Schade, bass-baritone Nathan Berg, and the Oratorio Society of New York under the music direction of Kent Tritle.

    Saturday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Jazz violinist Regina Carter offers a Carnegie Hall Family Concert of soulful African folk tunes infused with contemporary flavor.

    Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The great cantora Estrella Morente returns to Carnegie Hall for another spectacular performance, bringing her fresh approach to the Andalusian flamenco tradition mixed with popular Spanish songs.

    Monday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Pianist Evgeny Kissin performs Schubert’s Piano Sonata in D Major, D. 850, alongside Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 and selected Etudes.

    Tuesday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Paul Hall, The Juilliard School)
    Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Weill Recital Hall)

    In a free program at Juilliard’s Paul Hall, Ensemble ACJW performs Berg’s Adagio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano from the Chamber Concerto; Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 in F-sharp Minor; and Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major on Tuesday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. On Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall, the group performs an all-American program of 20th- and 21st-century works, including Ives’s The Unanswered Question, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, John Adams’s Shaker Loops, and David Lang’s pierced (part of Mr. Lang’s season long residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall).

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

    French soprano Natalie Dessay makes her New York recital debut with pianist Philippe Cassard, singing works by Clara Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Poulenc, Duparc, Debussy, and Fauré.

    Monday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Music Director Jeanne Lamon leads the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in a program of masterworks by Bach, Handel, Veracini, and Vivaldi, as well as French composers Delalande and Marais.

    Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein continues his annual Carnegie Hall series, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein. Guest artists and program are to be announced.

    Wednesday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes returns to Carnegie Hall with an all-Beethoven program, performing Piano Sonatas No. 11 in B-flat Major; No. 23 in F Minor, “Appassionata”; and No. 28 in A Major, plus the Six Variations on an Original Theme in F Major.

    Friday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Music Director Steven Reineke leads The New York Pops and the husband-and-wife Broadway duo Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in A Broadway Love Story, featuring songs by Harold Arlen, Stephen Flaherty, John Kander, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, and more.

    Friday, March 21 at 10:00 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    With a career spanning more than 50 years, singer-songwriter Bettye LaVette shares her rich musical legacy of R&B, soul, and blues in this concert presented in partnership with WFUV.

    Saturday, March 22 at 8:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    Hailed as the reigning prince of the soulful Sufi music known as Qawwali, Asif Ali Khan Qawwal has become hugely popular both in his native Pakistan and on the international stage. Remaining faithful to the sublime traditions of this devotional music, his songs build from meditative and trance-like to a thrilling and energetic spectacle.

    Sunday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, presents its first-ever jazz-focused creative learning project spotlighting Duke Ellington’s legendary sacred music. Renowned conductor and Ellington authority David Berger directs a program featuring selections from Ellington’s historic works with special guests including bass-baritone and narrator Norm Lewis, soprano Nicole Cabell, trumpet player Sean Jones, tap dancer Jared Grimes, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra, and five high school choirs from New York City. In preparation for the March concert, over the course of multiple months, the student musicians explore jazz composition and improvisation, guided by some of the top performers in jazz today with whom they will share the Carnegie Hall stage.

    Sunday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    The Artemis Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall, playing Brahms’s String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1; Kurtág’s Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky; and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131.

    Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
    (Zankel Hall)

    The British pianist Paul Lewis performs a solo recital, including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, as well as works by Bach, Beethoven, and Liszt.

    Friday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m.
    (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

    The Kronos Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary with a program of new music performed with close friends, including the world premiere of a Terry Riley work commissioned by Carnegie Hall—the 27th work he’s written for Kronos—plus the New York premiere of Philip Glass’s Orion: China+ with special guest pipa player Wu Man, Aleksandra Vrebalov’s Bubbles with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Bryce Dessner’s Aheym (Homeward), and Severiano Briseño’s "El Sinaloense" with musicians from Face the Music. Other works, including music by Laurie Anderson, are to be announced.

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