Carnegie Hall Live

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Produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, the fourth season of Carnegie Hall Live kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 1, with a performance by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Simon Rattle and featuring guest soloist Anne Sophie Mutter. This season, the series will be co-hosted by luminaries from the arts world. Soprano Deborah Voigt, who has previously been a guest host on WQXR, will join Jeff Spurgeon for Opening Night. Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce will co-host the Trifonov recital on December 9 and New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert will join Spurgeon at the Mahler Chamber Orchestra on February 23. Other boldface names will join for various performances throughout the series. Below is the full schedule.

Next Broadcasts:

October 1 at 7 pm: Opening Night featuring the Berlin Philharmonic with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter
November 7 at 7:30 pmAcademy of Ancient Music
November 20 at 8 pmSan Francisco Symphony with violinist Gil Shaham
December 9 at 8 pmDaniil Trifonov, solo piano
January 30 at 8 pmChicago Symphony Orchestra
February 9 at 8 pm: Thomas Hampson, baritone
February 23 at 8 pmMahler Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsnes, piano and conductor
March 10 at 8 pmAndrás Schiff, Piano
March 18 at 8 pm: Philadelphia Orchestra
April 16 at 7:30 pmLe Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall, director
April 30 at 8 pm: English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
July 11 at 8 pm: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America with Yundi Li, piano

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Tonight: Jordi Savall Directs Le Concert des Nations

Tonight at 7:30 pm hear Jordi Savall as he directs Le Concert des Nations in a performance of French Baroque works. 

Listen: Philadelphia Orchestra with Joyce DiDonato

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Listen to the archived broadcast featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra along with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, soprano Laura Claycomb and tenor Lawrence Brownlee.

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On-Demand: András Schiff Plays Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Listen to the on-demand performance recording of pianist András Schiff playing the final sonatas of Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert. 

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Listen: Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Leif Ove Andsnes Play Beethoven

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra along with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes recently performed Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2-4. The archived audio for the broadcast has expired.

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Tonight: Thomas Hampson Performs War Songs

Monday, February 09, 2015

Listen to portions of the broadcast of a recital by American baritone Thomas Hampson, which he calls "War Cries and Lamentations."

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On-Demand Audio: Chicago Symphony at Carnegie Hall

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Listen to the archived broadcast of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, performing pieces by Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Scriabin.

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Listen and Watch: Daniil Trifonov in Recital

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Watch the archived video of Daniil Trifonov performing works by Bach, Beethoven and Liszt. Along with our audio broadcast, a video stream will be available.

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San Francisco Symphony Plays Prokofiev, Ravel and Sam Adams

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Listen to the archvied broadcast of the San Francisco Symphony, led by Michael Tilson Thomas.

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On-Demand Audio: Academy of Ancient Music Plays Bach

Friday, November 07, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of the Academy of Ancient Music performing Bach's kaleidoscopic Orchestral Suites.

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Listen: Season Opener with Berlin Philharmonic, Anne-Sophie Mutter

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of the opening night gala concert by the Berlin Philharmonic led by Simon Rattle.

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Listen: National Youth Orchestra Recorded at Carnegie Hall

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, a training orchestra organized by Carnegie Hall. The program includes Britten, Mussorgsky and Bernstein.

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Listen: Bavarian Radio Symphony Plays Beethoven and Shostakovich

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Listen to Saturday's broadcast of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a program of Beethoven and Shostakovich at Carnegie Hall.

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On-Demand Audio: Atlanta Plays Britten's War Requiem

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performing Britten's War Requiem, recorded on Wednesday night.

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Listen: The English Concert Plays Handel's Theodora

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of the English Concert performing Handel oratorio Theodora – the work the composer said he was most proud of.

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Listen: Vienna Philharmonic Plays Mozart, Bruckner and Staud

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Vienna Philharmonic presented a program of Mozart, Bruckner and Staud. Franz Welser-Most conducted the concert.

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On-Demand Audio: Philadelphia Plays Beethoven and Strauss

Friday, February 21, 2014

Last Friday, WQXR brought you the Philadelphia Orchestra in a war-themed program of Strauss, Shostakovich and Beethoven. Listen to portions of the concert here.

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Boston Symphony Plays Brahms, Schumann and Stucky

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of Bernard Haitink conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The program features Bronx-born pianist Murray Perahia.


On-Demand Audio: Takács Quartet Plays Bartok

Saturday, January 18, 2014

On Saturday the venerable Takács Quartet came to Zankel Hall to present three of Bartok's six string quartets, pillars of the 20th-century repertoire.

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On-Demand Audio: Arcangelo Plays Bach and Handel

Monday, November 18, 2013

On Monday night we brought bring you a concert by the London-based period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo with the Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova. Listen to the full performance.

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San Francisco Symphony Plays Viennese & American Classics

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The San Francisco Symphony returned to Carnegie Hall in November with a program of American and Viennese repertoire, with piano soloist Jeremy Denk.

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Updated: Philadelphia Orchestra Performs Shostakovich & Ravel

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Tonight we were scheduled to bring you the Opening Night Concert of Carnegie Hall’s new season, but this morning IATSE/Local One Stagehands went on strike and the concert was cancelled.

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