Carnegie Hall Presents

Fabulous Fridays - Students

End your week on a high note with stellar vocalists in performances with some of the world's most illustrious orchestras. Superstars Angela Gheorghiu and René Pape perform a selection of beloved arias with the World Orchestra for Peace, tenor Herbert Lippert sings famed Strauss Lieder with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and Renée Fleming joins the New York Philharmonic for the world premiere of a work written for the incomparable soprano.
October 19, 2012
World Orchestra for Peace
March 1, 2013
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
April 26, 2013
New York Philharmonic

World Orchestra for Peace

The Solti Centennial Concert

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, October 19, 2012 | 8 PM


World Orchestra for Peace
Valery Gergiev, Conductor
Lady Solti, Presenter
Angela Gheorghiu, Soprano
René Pape, Bass
Alumni of the Solti Accademia
Tereza Gevorgyan, Matilda Paulsson, Roberto Carlos Gòmez Ortiz, Ross Ramgobin
Cristian Macelaru, Conductor (Solti Foundation US Conductor Award Laureate)


MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
MOZART "In diesen heil'gen Hallen" from Die Zauberflöte
VERDI "Addio del passato" from La traviata
MOZART "Là ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni
VERDI "Bella figlia dell'amore" from Rigoletto
MAHLER Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
It is hard to find an orchestra as star-studded as this one, comprising top players from the Vienna Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, and more. Hailed for its “unrelenting intensity and edge-of-the-seat excitement” (The Guardian), this intrepid ensemble makes its highly anticipated US debut in a spectacular celebration of its founder, Sir Georg Solti, performing a selection of opera’s most beloved arias with superstars Angela Gheorghiu and René Pape, as well as orchestral favorites under the baton of impassioned conductor Valery Gergiev.

Highlighting the influential conductor’s aims to nurture talented young singers and musicians through his academy programs, this special tribute is hosted by Lady Solti and features video vignettes with celebrated alumni from his prestigious training grounds.


R. Strauss's Don Juan

Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Fritz Reiner, Conductor

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, March 1, 2013 | 8 PM


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Herbert Lippert, Tenor


SUPPÉ Poet and Peasant Overture
R. STRAUSS "Ich liebe dich," Op. 37, No. 2
R. STRAUSS "Liebeshymnus," Op. 32, No. 3
R. STRAUSS "Verführung," Op. 33, No. 1
R. STRAUSS "Winterliebe," Op. 48, No. 5

R. STRAUSS "Freundliche Vision," Op. 48, No. 1
DVORÁK Symphony No. 7

DVORÁK Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2
JOSEF STRAUSS "Galoppin": Polka- schnell, Op. 237
Dvořák intended his Seventh Symphony to be a truly moving statement; as he put it, the work “must be capable of stirring the world.” This tragically beautiful work marks the finale of a concert by the incomparable Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst that also includes, as a lighthearted contrast, an operetta overture by Suppé and lieder by Richard Strauss with tenor Herbert Lippert.


Dvořák's Symphony No. 7 (Scherzo vivace)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra | Lorin Maazel, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

New York Philharmonic

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, April 26, 2013 | 8 PM


New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, Music Director and Conductor
Renée Fleming, Soprano


RESPIGHI Fontane di Roma
ANDERS HILLBORG The Strand Settings (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic)
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)
The incomparable Renée Fleming joins the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert for the world premiere of a new work by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg. Also on the program are Respighi’s charming Fontane di Roma and Ravel’s colorful orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

The contemporary work on this program is part of My Time, My Music.


Respighi's Fontane di Roma, La Fontana di Trevi al meriggio

Berliner Philharmoniker | Herbert Von Karajan, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon