Carnegie Hall Presents

Choral Classics

Discover choral masterworks that shine a light on vocal artistry on an international scale. Robert Spano captures the American spirit in a program that includes works by Bernstein and Copland; Gustavo Dudamel conducts a program of 20th- and 21st-century works by Latin American composers; and Osvaldo Golijov’s spirited La Pasión según San Marcos is interpreted by members of Schola Cantorum de Venezuela and New York City high school choristers.
October 27, 2012
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
December 11, 2012
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
March 10, 2013
La Pasión según San Marcos: A Creative Learning Project

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, October 27, 2012 | 7:30 PM


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, Music Director and Conductor
John Holiday, Countertenor
Brett Polegato, Baritone
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Norman Mackenzie, Director of Choruses


COPLAND Appalachian Spring
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms
WALTON Belshazzar's Feast
Copland’s stirring tribute to rural America and the bullish spirit of its settlers kicks off the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s only New York appearance this season. Two powerful works for chorus and soloists follow: Bernstein’s tuneful Chichester Psalms, which echo the rhythmic freshness of West Side Story, and Walton’s oratorio about the fall of a Babylonian king. There’s no one better to lead all this than Robert Spano, who captures the drama in everything he conducts.


Copland's Appalachian Spring

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra | Robert Spano, Conductor

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | 8 PM


Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor
Idwer Álvarez, Tenor
Gaspar Colón, Baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, Conductor


ESTEBAN BENZECRY Chaac (Maya Water God) from Rituales Amerindios
VILLA-LOBOS Chôros No.10
ESTÉVEZ Cantata criolla

GINASTERA "Malambo" from Estancia
BERNSTEIN "Mambo" from West Side Story
GUTIERREZ "Alma Llanera"
The charismatic Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela thrill audiences worldwide with their ecstatic energy and contagious enthusiasm. On this concert, they dive into the deep wells of Latin America’s classical music tradition with such works as Villa-Lobos’s Chôros No. 10—a monumental piece of Brazilian musical nationalism that was a huge hit at its 1926 premiere in Rio de Janeiro—and Estévez’s Cantata criolla, a portrait of the Venezuelan spirit.

El carismático Gustavo Dudamel y la Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela emocionan a públicos en todo el mundo con su fabulosa energía y su contagioso entusiasmo. El programa seleccionado para este concierto se sumerge en los pozos profundos de la tradición de la música clásica de América Latina con obras como Chôros No. 10 de Villa-Lobos—una obra monumental del nacionalismo musical brasileño que gozó de gran éxito desde su estreno en 1926 en Río de Janeiro—y Cantata criolla de Estévez, un retrato del espíritu venezolano.

O carismático Gustavo Dudamel e a Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar da Venezuela vem emocionando plateias no mundo inteiro, com a sua energia e seu entusiasmo contagiante. Neste concerto, eles mergulham nas profundezas da tradição musical clássica da América Latina com trabalhos tais como os Chôros No. 10 de Villa-Lobos—uma obra monumental do nacionalismo musical brasileiro que foi um grande sucesso, estreando em 1926 no Rio de Janeiro—e a Cantata criolla de Estévez, um retrato do espírito venezuelano.


Villa-Lobos's Chôros No. 10

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela | Eduardo Mata, Conductor
Dorian Recordings

La Pasión según San Marcos: A Creative Learning Project

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 3 PM


Robert Spano, Conductor
Orquesta La Pasión
Mikael Ringquist, Leader
Gonzalo Grau, Leader
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
At the heart of Osvaldo Golijov’s residency as Carnegie Hall’s Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair is this performance of his La Pasión según San Marcos, featuring members of the Venezuelan chorus to which the piece is dedicated, together with high school singers from throughout New York City. Drawing on the sounds of Latin America with texts in Spanish, Latin, and Aramaic, the piece is evocative, wildly inventive, and entirely characteristic of Golijov’s personal aesthetic.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.


Osvaldo Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos (Parade to Golgotha—Dance of the Holy Purple Robe)

Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela | Schola Cantorum de Caracas | Maria Guinand, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon