Carnegie Hall Live

Thursdays at 9:00 pm
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Get a front row seat to concerts at Carnegie Hall every week.

Produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, and syndicated by the WFMT Radio Network, Carnegie Hall Live features some of the world’s greatest performers and ensembles in a wide range of styles, from early music to solo recitals to orchestral performances. Carnegie Hall Live is hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and co-hosted by other arts and media personalities. Previous co-hosts have included Christine Goerke, Susan Graham, Anthony McGill, and John Hockenberry, among others.

Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic

July 9, 2020

Valery Gergiev leads the Munich Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, and is joined by violinist Leonidas Kavakos for Brahms’s Violin Concerto.

Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

July 16, 2020

In what was his final performance, given weeks before his death, Mariss Jansons leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra plays an evening of Strauss and Brahms. Also featured are two Beethoven pieces, performed by Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Isata Kanneh-Mason, and the Cleveland Orchestra.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Berlioz, Bizet, and Respighi

July 23, 2020

Music director Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a Rome-themed night at Carnegie Hall, featuring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

Isata and Sheku Kanneh-Mason Play Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and More

July 30, 2020

Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason and her brother, cellist Sheku, make their New York recital debut.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner presents Beethoven

August 6, 2020

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique as they perform Beethoven’s 8th and 9th symphonies, featuring Lucy Crowe, soprano; Jess Dandy, contralto; Ed Lyon, tenor; Matthew Rose, bass; and The Monteverdi Choir. Listen to Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s 1989 interview with Studs Terkel, through the WFMT Radio Archives, here.

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic

August 13, 2020

Gustavo Dudamel leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a night of music from Brahms.

Sir András Schiff, piano

August 20, 2020

In a versatile display of emotion and range, the Hungarian pianist performs the final sonatas of Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert.

L’Arpeggiata Presents Music of the Italian Renaissance

August 27, 2020

L’Arpeggiata presents an evening of Italian Renaissance-era selections, many composed by Salamone Rossi; led by Christina Pluhar and featuring Céline Scheen, soprano; and Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzo-soprano.