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||Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 2013-14 Carnegie Hall Season
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s 41st season will deliver what audiences have long come to expect from the ensemble: world-class music performed with intricate delicacy made possible by their close-knit, democratic rehearsal techniques. The repertoire for the season is an exploration of the history of the concerto. From Handel’s Concerto Grossi to Romantic mainstays like Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 to twentieth-century works by Bartók to the U.S. premiere of jazz artist Brad Mehldau’s Variations on a Melancholy Theme, Orpheus proves the continuing impact that virtuoso soloists working with sensitive orchestras can have.
Orpheus’ forthcoming season, Executive Director Krishna Thiagarajan writes, “I look forward to an exciting 2013-14 season that spans the repertoire from Handel to Irving Fine with Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Kodály, and Bartók along the way. The season illustrates beautifully how Orpheus functions as part of the larger cultural scene in New York – by expanding on programming and giving you repertoire that you can hear only with Orpheus. Empowered and inspired music has always been our mission, directly from the musicians to the audience without the conductor as intermediary.”
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
8 PM, Carnegie Hall
Brad Mehldau, Piano
BRAHMS: Liebeslieder Waltzes
MEHLDAU: Variations on a Melancholy Theme (U.S. Premiere)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Eroica
Saturday, December 7, 2013
7 PM, Carnegie Hall
Martin Fröst, Clarinet
HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6, No. 2
MOZART: Clarinet Concerto in A Major
FINE: Serious Song: A Lament for String Orchestra
MOZART: Symphony No. 29 in A Major
Saturday January 25, 2014
7 PM, Carnegie Hall
Nobuyuki Tsujii, Piano
BEETHOVEN: Overture to Coriolan
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D Major
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Emperor
Saturday, March 29, 2014
7 PM, Carnegie Hall
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
KODÁLY: Hungarian Rondo
BARTÓK: Divertimento for String Orchestra
JOACHIM: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor
||Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
|| The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, conducted by Benjamin Zander, performs four works from different musical styles and countries. The orchestra performs Verdi's bracing and dynamic overture to La forza del destino and excerpts from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, an ongoing project by Boston composer Michael Gandolfi. Pianist Christopher O’Riley, host of the show From the Top, performs Ravel’s subtle and refined Piano Concerto in G Major. The program ends with Shostakovich’s expansive Symphony No. 5.
||FALLETTA & LEFÈVRE
Canadian pianist Alain Lefèvre—champion of André Mathieu, the child prodigy known as "Canada's Mozart"—performs two of the composer's magnificent concerti in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Mathieu's last performance at Carnegie Hall. Under the baton of JoAnn Falletta, "one of the finest conductors of her generation" (New York Times), the evening also includes Mozart's Symphony No. 36, "Linz."
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Alain Lefèvre, piano
MOZART Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 “Linz”
MATHIEU Concertino No. 2, Op. 13
MATHIEU Piano Concerto No. 4 in E minor
||Alain Lefèvre, Piano
|| Canadian pianist Alain Lefèvre, child prodigy and champion of André Mathieu, performs two of the composer’s concertos in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Mathieu’s last performance at Carnegie Hall. Under the baton of JoAnn Falletta, the evening also includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 in C Major, “Linz.”
||Keith Jarrett, Piano
|| Jazz instrumentalists Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette return to Carnegie Hall to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Their annual performances in concert halls around the world and 20 best-selling recordings showcase their high musical standards. Straddling the line between straight-ahead and free jazz, they use classic American standards repertoire as a launching pad for their spellbinding improvisations.
||Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette: 30th Anniversary Concert
||Jazz instrumentalists Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette return to Carnegie Hall to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Their annual performances in concert halls around the world and 20 best-selling recordings showcase their high musical standards. Straddling the line between straight-ahead and free jazz, they use classic American standards repertoire as a launching pad for their spellbinding improvisations.
||The Cecilia Chorus of New York Presents Handel Messiah on December 13 at Carnegie Hall and December 15 at Tilles Center in Greenvale, NY
||The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director will present Handel’s Messiah on Friday, December 13 at 8:00 PM in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan and on Sunday, December 15 at 3 PM at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of LIU Post – Long Island University, 720 Northern Boulevard in Greenvale, NY.
Written in three weeks, Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled from diverse sources by Charles Jennens. A repeat performance of Mark Shapiro’s acclaimed reading of this repertory staple has been anticipated since the Chorus’s nearly sold-out performance in 2011.
Soloists for these performances will be emerging artists Lauren Snouffer, soprano, Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano, Mingjie Lei, tenor and Ryan Speedo Green, bass. In fulfillment of the Cecilia’s Chorus’s mission to showcase promising talent, all four will be making Carnegie Hall debuts in this performance. The Sunday, December 15 matinee concert marks the Cecilia Chorus’s debut at Long Island’s Tilles Center. Both concerts will be presented with orchestral accompaniment.
The Cecilia Chorus of New York was founded in 1906 as the St. Cecilia Chorus. Recent performance highlights have included the New York premiere of the Mass in D (1892) by Dame Ethel Smyth and revivals of works by Peter Mennin and Isabella Leonarda, as well as the Chorus’s first-ever commission/premiere for Carnegie Hall, Divis Cetera by Raphael Fusco. In 2013 The Cecilia Chorus of New York was awarded third place from The American Prize for Performance.
Tickets for the December 13 concert range from $25 to $80, and can be purchased online at http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/12/13/0800/PM/HANDEL-Messiah/, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visiting the box office at 57th St and Seventh Ave.
Tickets for the December 15 concert range from $43 to $83, and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/handels-messiah-greenvale-new-york-12-15-2013/event/00004A7B9DA3998F?artistid=803841&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=203 or by calling The Tilles Center at 516-299-3100.
For more information about these concerts, visit http://www.ceciliachorusny.org/ or call 646-638-2535.