Carnegie Hall Presents

Chamber Sessions III

November 3, 2010
Brentano String Quartet
December 4, 2010
Risør Chamber Music Festival
March 11, 2011
Brad Mehldau and Friends

Brentano String Quartet

Zankel Hall
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | 7:30 PM


Brentano String Quartet
·· Mark Steinberg, Violin
·· Serena Canin, Violin
·· Misha Amory, Viola
·· Nina Lee, Cello


HAYDN String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2
STEPHEN HARTKE Night Songs for a Desert Flower (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Program is approximately 1 hour, 50 minutes, including one intermission
This group is, as The New York Times puts it, “something special.” Concertgoers at Brentano's 2009 performance in Zankel Hall will never forget its innovative re-invention of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ with Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Mark Strand. This time around, the quartet performs Beethoven’s Opus 131 and introduces New York City to a new work that was composed for them by Stephen Hartke.


Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp Minor Op. 131 (VII. Allegro)

Takàcs Quartet

Risør Chamber Music Festival

Zankel Hall
Saturday, December 4, 2010 | 7:30 PM


Henning Kraggerud, Violin
Lars Anders Tomter, Viola
Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
Marc-André Hamelin, Piano
Measha Brueggergosman, Soprano
Members of the Risør Festival Strings
Torleif Thedéen, Cello


GRIEG Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in F Major, Op. 8
LISZT "Oh! Quand je dors" ("Élégie Etienne Monnier")
WAGNER "Im Treibhaus" from Wesendonck Lieder, Op. 91
BRAHMS "Ständchen," Op. 106, No. 1
DUPARC "Au pays où se fait la guerre"
CHAUSSON Chanson perpétuelle, Op. 37
BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25

Program is approximately 2 hours, including one intermission
This is your last chance this season to hear the Risør musicians at Carnegie Hall. They join Brueggergosman, a guest at last summer’s festival, for Chausson’s lament for love lost. You’ll also hear music by Grieg, Liszt, Duparc, Brahms, and Wagner.


Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 (IV. Rondo Alla Zingarese. Presto)

Emanuel Ax, Piano / Isaac Stern, Violin / Jaime Laredo, Piano / Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Sony Classical
Satie “Daphénéo” from Three Mélodies, No. 1

Measha Brüggergosman, Soprano / BBC Symphony Orchestra / David Robertson, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

Brad Mehldau and Friends

Piano Power

Zankel Hall
Friday, March 11, 2011 | 7:30 PM


Becca Stevens, Vocals
Brad Mehldau, Piano
Chris Cheek, Tenor Saxophone and Baritone Saxophone
Chris Potter, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, and Flute
Greg Tardy, Tenor Saxophone and Bass Clarinet
Joris Roelofs, Tenor Saxophone and Bass Clarinet
Joshua Redman, Tenor Saxophone and Soprano Saxophone
Kevin Hays, Piano
Sam Sadigursky, Tenor Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet
Timothy Andres, Piano


TIMOTHY ANDRES Selections from Shy and Mighty
·· The night jaunt
·· How can I live in your world of ideas?
·· Pavane (pour un compositeur défunt)
KERN "All the Things You Are"
BRAD MEHLDAU Rock 'n' Roll Dances No. 3 & 4 (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
This year’s composer-in-residence showcases the instrument that made him a jazz star. Mehldau performs selections from Andres’s Shy and Mighty, joined by the composer on the piano, and a two-piano work by Patrick Zimmerli with Kevin Hays. There is also a world premiere of Mehldau’s own Rock ‘n’ Roll Dances Nos. 3 and 4, a Carnegie Hall commission.


"Shy and Mighty"

Timothy Andres