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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.
The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
September 24, 2020
The talented young artists of the NYO-USA, led by Sir Antonio Pappano, perform Berlioz and Strauss, featuring mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard.
Michael Tilson Thomas Leads the San Francisco Symphony in Mahler
September 17, 2020
Music director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony present the bookends of Mahler’s symphonic career: his first symphony, “Titan,” and the Adagio from his unfinished tenth.
Budapest Festival Orchestra and Marc-André Hamelin
September 10, 2020
Music director and conductor Iván Fischer leads the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Weber and Prokofiev, also featuring pianist Marc-André Hamelin.
Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Leif Ove Andsnes Play Beethoven
September 3, 2020
Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, presents this all-Beethoven program of delightful piano concertos.
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.
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.
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic
August 13, 2020
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a night of music from Brahms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cleveland Orchestra in Beethoven, Strauss, and Nicolai
July 2, 2020
Conductor Franz Welser-Möst leads the Cleveland Orchestra, featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Yefim Bronfman, piano; and Lynn Harrell, cello; plus a performance by Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
LIVE | Riccardo Muti, Joyce DiDonato, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
November 15, 2019
In a special live broadcast from Carnegie Hall, Riccardo Muti leads star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the CSO in a performance of works by Bizet, Berlioz, and Respighi.
Michael Tilson Thomas leads the National Youth Orchestra of the USA
September 26, 2019
Esteemed San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America in a program of works by Ted Hearne, Sibelius, Copland, and Meredith Monk.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Beatrice Rana, and the Philadelphia Orchestra
September 19, 2019
Ascendant young pianist Beatrice Rana joins maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
Bernard Labadie conducts Bach’s Mass in B Minor
September 12, 2019
Conductor Bernard Labadie leads Les Violons du Roy, La Chapelle de Québec, and vocal soloists Lydia Teuscher, soprano; Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Robin Tritschler, tenor; and Matthew Brook, bass-baritone in a performance of Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor.
Budapest Festival Orchestra
September 5, 2019
Iván Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra in a program of Romanian and Hungarian folk songs, including works by Béla Bartók.
Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchido, piano and director
August 29, 2019
Mitsuko Uchida joins the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as both pianist and conductor in this program of Mozart and Berg.
Sir András Schiff
August 22, 2019
One of the most celebrated pianists of his era, Sir András Schiff performed this program of works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Brahms, and Bach at Carnegie Hall in April 2018.