Carnegie Hall Live
This series of specials includes concerts from all three of Carnegie Hall’s iconic stages: Weill Recital Hall, Zankel Hall and Stern Auditorium, and features a lively and diverse mix of recitals, chamber music, chamber orchestra, full orchestra, instrumental and vocal music. You've got a front row seat to a series of concerts that showcases the music-making of classical’s leading artists in one of the world's most storied venues. Fred Child of Performance Today is a co-host of the series.
Program Line Up
(Please note: select programs in the series will be broadcast live, while others are "recorded live".)
Monday, March 3, 2014, at 7:00 PM – The Philadelphia Orchestra
The intrepid Philadelphia Orchestra, under the direction of its fearless Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, returns to Carnegie Hall with a program of some of the most profoundly emotional meditations found in the orchestral repertoire. The performance includes Beethoven's deeply felt "Eroica" Symphony, whose funeral march has rhythmic patterns echoed in Strauss's post-war lament Metamorphosen. Also on the program is Shostakovich's playfully dark and virtuosic Cello Concerto No. 1 with Johannes Moser.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM – Natalie Dessay & Philippe Cassard – LIVE broadcast
French soprano Natalie Dessay is one of the biggest stars of today’s operatic world, thrilling audiences as both a singer and an actress in her dramatic portrayal of some of the most well-known heroines in the genre. In her New York recital debut, the coloratura focuses on the rich German romanticism of Clara Schumann, Brahms, and Richard Strauss, as well as French songs by Debussy, Duparc, Poulenc, and Fauré. The New York Times wrote of her, “Every vocal phrase is impelled by the emotion and dramatic intention of the moment.”
Monday, March 17, 2014, at 7:00 PM – The English Concert
Early-music specialist Harry Bicket returns to Carnegie Hall with The English Concert for the next installment in their Handel project—the rarely heard oratorio Theodora. Featuring some of the composer’s most glorious music, this tragic work depicts the self-sacrificial love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard, sung here by vocal greats Dorothea Röschmann and David Daniels. This deeply moving oratorio serves as a timeless parable of spiritual resistance to tyranny and an indictment of persecution, topics that still resonate with audiences today.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 8:00 PM – Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – LIVE broadcast
Hailed as “a phenomenon” who “pulls together the most intellectually enticing and emotionally gripping [performances] in New York” (The New Yorker), Robert Spano leads his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a stirring performance of Britten’s towering masterpiece. The composer created this mammoth meditation against war by juxtaposing Latin texts from the Mass for the Dead with shocking depictions of battle by Wilfred Owen, a British poet who died in World War I.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM – Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – taped broadcast
The spirited Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of chief conductor Mariss Jansons, returns to Carnegie Hall! (Program details TBA.)