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Carnegie Hall Opening Night Gala

June 21, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Season Premiere: Carnegie Hall‘s opening night gala featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra and pianist Yuja Wang conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Listen to Carnegie Hall Opening Night Gala.

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Coleman: Seven O’Clock Shout

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102
Yuja Wang, piano

Bernstein: Overture to Candide

Habibi: Jeder Baum spricht

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

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The National Youth Orchestra of the USA

November 30, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Conductors Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, and David Robertson share the podium, conducting the NYO-USA in music by Mahler, Mozart, and Mussorgsky, respectively. Emanuel Ax is featured in a performance of Mozart’s 22nd Piano Concerto.

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Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D
Marin Alsop, conductor

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.  22
Emanuel Ax, piano; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (excerpts)
David Robertson, conductor

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A Heavenly Blend: Renée Fleming & Susan Graham

November 23, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Two great American singers — soprano Renée Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham — share the stage with pianist Bradley Moore in music by Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Berlioz, and Édith Piaf.

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Saint-Saëns: Pastorale

Saint-Saëns: Viens!

Saint-Saëns: Une flute invisible

Saint-Saëns: El desdichado

Fauré: Puisqu’ici-bas, Op. 10 No 1

Fauré: Pleurs d’or, Op.72

Fauré: Pavane in F-sharp Minor, Op. 50

Fauré: Tarentelle, Op. 10, No 2

Debussy: Clair de lune

Debussy: Mandoline

Debussy: Beau soir

Delibes: Les filles de Cadix

Hahn: Le rossignol des lilas

Hahn: Infidélité

Hahn: Fêtes galantes

Hahn: Le printemps

Berlioz:  La mort d’Ophelie, Op. 18, No 2

Messager: “Blanche-Marie et Marie-Blanche” from Les, p’tites Michu      

Offenbach: “Barcarolle” from Les contes d’Hoffman

Mozart: “Ah guarda sorella” from Così fan tutte

Piaf: “La Vie En Rose”

Humperdinck: “Evening Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel

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All-Beethoven

November 16, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and Daniil Trifonov are among those featured in this evening of works by Beethoven.

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All works composed by Beethoven

Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from The Magic Flute, Op. 66
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello and Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Symphony No. 8
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique: Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Piano Sonata No. 32
Danill Trifonov, piano

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Daniel Harding, conductor

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Folk-Based Music

November 9, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Music by Bartók, Dvořák, Liszt, and Mahler.

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Bartók: Hungarian Peasant Songs
Budapest Festival Orchestra: Iván Fischer, conductor

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
Marc-André Hamelin; Budapest Festival Orchestra: Iván Fischer, conductor

Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 “Dumky”
Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio

Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (Adagio)
San Francisco Symphony: Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Bartók: Suite Op. 14
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

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French Classical Music

November 2, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Music by Berlioz, Ravel, and Debussy.

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Berlioz: Death of Cleopatra
Lucile Richardot, mezzo-soprano; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique: Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; Munich Philharmonic: Valery Gergiev, conductor

Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, complete ballet score
San Francisco Symphony: Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Debussy: Images
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

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Russian Classical Music

October 26, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Works by beloved Russian composers: Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff.

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Stravinsky: Closing scenes from The Firebird
Berlin Philharmonic: Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Evgeny Kissin, piano; New York Philharmonic: Alan Gilbert, conductor

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Munich Philharmonic: Valery Gergiev, conductor

Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata in G minor, Opus 19
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello and Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

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Jordi Savall

October 19, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Preeminent early music maestro Jordi Savall leads a wide-ranging program.

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Anon: Calling of the Bells and Fanfare

John of Damascus: “Alleluia”

Anon: Erotokritos

Marcabru: “Pax in nomine Domini!

Trad: Dance of the Soul, from the North African Berber Ritual

Anon: Ton Dhespotin, from the Sunday Service of Orthros

Trad: Armenian Song and Dance

Conductus: “O totius Asie Gloria”

Anon: “Pasan tin elpida mou”

Anon: Chiave, chiave

Anon: Adoramus te, from the Mass Proper

Anon: “Tin dheisin mou”

Trad: Nikriz

Dufay: “O tres piteulx” / “Omnes amici eius”

Janequin: Escoutez tous gentilz” (La bataille de Marignan; La guerre)

S. Rossi: “Al naharot bavel,” from Hashirim asher lish’lomo

Willaert: “Vecchie letrose, non valete niente”

Kladas: Yefvsasthe kai idhete, from the Holy Eucharist

Lobwasser: “Ficht wieder meine Anfechter” (Psalm 35), from Der Psalter … in deutsche reyme (arr. Claude Goudimel)

Trad: Laïla Djân

Monteverdi: Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Vivaldi: “Di queste selve venite, o Numi,” from La senna festeggiante, RV 693

Mozart: Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 (arr. Jordi Savall)

Byzantios: Kratema

Marchant: “Nous sommes tous égaux,” from La constitution française en chanson (arr. Jordi Savall)

Anon: “Per quel bel viso,” from A Second Set of Venetian Ballads for the German Flute, Violin, or Harpsichord compos’d by Sigr. Hasse and All the Celebrated Italian Masters (Gondolier Song; arr. Jordi Savall)

Anon: “Mia cara Anzoletta,” from A Second Set of Venetian Ballads for the German Flute, Violin, or Harpsichord compos’d by Sigr. Hasse and All the Celebrated Italian Masters (Gondolier Song; arr. Jordi Savall)

Bordèse: “La Sainte Ligue” (“La nuit est sombre”), after Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 5, from L’Orphéon classique populaire, fragments des chefs d’oeuvre des grand maîtres (arr. Jordi Savall)

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Storytelling

October 12, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Mariss Jansons, Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, and more conduct engrossing works by Rossini, Berlioz, and Revueltas.

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Rossini: William Tell: Overture
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra: Mariss Jansons, conductor

Wolf: “Frühlingschor” from Manuel Venegas
Elfenlied
Der Feuerreiter
Camilla Tilling, soprano; Westminster Symphonic Choir; Berlin Philharmonic: Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Revueltas: La Noche de los Mayas
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra: Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Berlioz: Harold in Italy
Antoine Tamestit, viola; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique: Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Saint-Saëns: The Swan
Kian Soltani, cello

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Musical Prodigies

October 5, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Early works by precocious composers, including Mozart, Chopin, and Mendelssohn.

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Mendelssohn: Fantasia in F-sharp minor, Op. 28
Sir András Schiff, piano

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Vienna Philharmonic: Valery Gergiev, conductor

Chopin:

Waltz in F minor, Opus 70, No. 2
Waltz in G Flat Major, Opus 70 No.1
Waltz in D Flat Major,Op.70 No.3
Waltz in A Flat Major, Op. 42
Ballade in A Flat Major, Op. 47
Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62 No. 1
Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (last two movements)
Mahler Chamber Orchestra: Mitsuko Uchida, piano and director