Carnegie Hall Presents

Weekends at Carnegie Hall - Students

The intrepid ensembles featured in this series take the term "weekend warrior" to a whole new level, with gripping performances that push the boundaries of emotion and endurance. The St. Louis Symphony unleashes the tragedy of Britten's searing Peter Grimes, the Minnesota Orchestra conveys the wide gamut of sentiment found in Sibelius's symphonies, and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs a musical marathon that celebrates its hometown as the cultural capital at the turn of the 19th century. 
November 22, 2013
St. Louis Symphony
March 16, 2014
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
April 5, 2014
Cancelled: Minnesota Orchestra

St. Louis Symphony

Britten's Peter Grimes
(opera in concert)

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, November 22, 2013 | 7 PM


St. Louis Symphony
David Robertson, Music Director and Conductor
Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor (Peter Grimes)
Susanna Phillips, Soprano (Ellen Orford)
Alan Held, Bass-Baritone (Captain Balstrode)
Meredith Arwady, Contralto (Auntie)
Patrick Carfizzi, Bass-Baritone (Swallow)
Nancy Maultsby, Mezzo-Soprano (Mrs. Sedley)
David Pittsinger, Bass-Baritone (Hobson)
Thomas Cooley, Tenor (Robert Boles)
Liam Bonner, Baritone (Ned Keene)
Keith Boyer, Tenor (Horace Adams)
Leela Subramaniam, Soprano (Niece 1)
Summer Hassan, Soprano (Niece 2)
St. Louis Symphony Chorus
Amy Kaiser, Director


BRITTEN Peter Grimes (concert performance)
Audiences will almost sense the salty air and the power of a savage sea when charismatic conductor David Robertson leads the St. Louis Symphony in a concert performance of Britten’s Peter Grimes, regarded as one of the most popular operatic masterpieces of the 20th century. This visceral work, performed on the centenary of the composer’s birth, depicts an overwhelming sense of fate in a misfit fisherman whose thwarted hopes lead inevitably to tragedy.


Britten's Peter Grimes ("Grimes ... Steady. There You Are. Nearly Home.")

London Symphony Orchestra | Sir Colin Davis, Conductor | London Symphony Chorus
LSO Live

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 7 PM


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Zubin Mehta, Conductor
Gil Shaham, Violin
Diana Damrau, Soprano
New York Choral Artists
Joseph Flummerfelt, Chorus Director


NICOLAI Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor
WEBERN Six Pieces, Op. 6
NICOLAI "Moon Chorus" from The Merry Wives of Windsor
WOLF "Der Feuerreiter"
MOZART "Ave Verum Corpus"
SCHMIDT Intermezzo from Notre Dame
BERGER Legend of Prince Eugene
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
JOSEF STRAUSS Delirien Waltz, Op. 212
EDUARD STRAUSS Bahn frei! Polka, Op. 45
JOHANN STRAUSS JR. Frühlingsstimmen Waltz, Op. 410
LANNER Steyrische Tänze
J. STRAUSS Cachucha Galop, Op. 97
LEHÁR "Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss" from Giuditta
HELLMESBERGER JR. Kleiner Anzeiger Galop, Op. 4

KREISLER "Schön Rosmarin"
J. STRAUSS JR. "Klänge der Heimat" from Die Fledermaus
J. STRAUSS JR. "Unter Donner und Blitz" Polka Schnell, Op. 324
Join Zubin Mehta and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for a celebratory concert, honoring Viennese music and its cultural influence. This musical marathon explores the broad spectrum of Viennese music, from classical to esoteric, in a format similar to those of concerts heard in this cultural capital at the turn of the 19th century. This stellar tribute includes opera extracts and songs significant to the pride of the nation, works by influential composers who frequented the city, and waltzes and polkas that mirror a traditional New Year’s Day program.


Korngold's Violin Concerto (Moderato nobile)

London Symphony Orchestra | André Previn, Conductor | Gil Shaham, Violin
Deutsche Grammophon

Cancelled: Minnesota Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 7 PM


Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, Music Director and Conductor


Symphony No. 3
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 5
This concert has been cancelled.

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Sibelius's Symphony No. 5 (Tempo Molto Moderato, Allegro Moderato)

Minnesota Orchestra | Osmo Vänskä, Conductor