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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.
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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.
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations
August 15, 2019
Jordi Savall and his Le Concert des Nations performed this program of French Baroque music in this February 2019 performance.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
August 8, 2019
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, under the baton of Daniel Harding, perform works by French composer Guillaume Connesson and Richard Strauss. The program also features pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who takes the stage with the orchestra to perform Beethoven's Emperor Concerto.
Martha Argerich and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra
August 1, 2019
Pianist Martha Argerich joins Sir Antonio Pappano and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra in performance at Carnegie Hall. The illustrious Argentine pianist performs Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Also featured in this program are works by Verdi and Respighi.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler 5
July 25, 2019
Music director Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a performance of HK Gruber’s Aerial (featuring Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 at Carnegie Hall.
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
July 18, 2019
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra shares a program featuring music by Strauss and Tchaikovsky. Led in this performance by their co-founder and music director, Daniel Barenboim, the orchestra also welcomes violist Miriam Manasherov and cellist Kian Soltani in this recording from November 2018. READ MORE: In his greatly anticipated return to Chicago, conductor Daniel Barenboim reflects on what the city has ...
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique performs Berlioz
July 11, 2019
An all-Berlioz program as Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads L’Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, soprano Lucile Richardot, and violist Antoine Tamestit in performance at Carnegie Hall.
Carnegie Hall Opening Night with Renée Fleming, Audra McDonald, and the San Francisco Symphony
July 5, 2019
We launch the new season of Carnegie Hall broadcasts with the storied venue’s 2018-19 opening night. Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony and distinguished vocalists Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald in a program of Gershwin, Villa-Lobos, and Liszt, plus excerpts from film scores.
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
September 27, 2018
Conductor Marin Alsop leads the National Youth Orchestra of the USA in a program of Adams, Mahler, and a new work from composer Gabriela Lena Frank commissioned by Carnegie Hall. This is the final broadcast from Carnegie Hall for this season.
The Bavarian Radio Symphony conducted by Mariss Jansons
September 20, 2018
Hear the Bavarian Radio Symphony conducted by Mariss Jansons featuring violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann.
Barenboim conducts the Berlin Staatskapelle
September 13, 2018
Hear the Berlin Staatskapelle conducted by Daniel Barenboim featuring violinist Wolfram Brandl and violist Yulia Deyneka.
Pianist András Schiff
September 6, 2018
András Schiff performs Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Brahms, and Bach at Carnegie Hall.
Bavarian Staatsorchester with Julia Fisher and Müller-Schott
August 30, 2018
Hear the Bavarian Staatsorchester conducted by Kirill Petrenko in a performance that features Julia Fischer, violin, and Daniel Müller-Schott, cello, playing Brahms’s Double Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra plays Brahms
August 23, 2018
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall for a recital of works by Brahms, including his First Symphony, which famously took him over 14 years to write.