Carnegie Hall Live

Broadcast schedule varies.

Produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, the sixth season of Carnegie Hall Live features some of the world’s best performers and ensembles in a wide range of styles, from early music to solo recitals to orchestral performances. The season kicks off with the opening night gala concert by Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.

Other upcoming highlights in this specially curated series include performances by the Vienna Philharmonic led by conductor Franz Welser-Möst and Staatskapelle Berlin led by Music Director Daniel Barenboim; a recital with pianists Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin; and one of Sir Simon Rattle’s final Carnegie Hall concerts as music director of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Carnegie Hall Live is hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds show and WQXR's newest program, The Furthermore.

Oct. 6: Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Oct. 23: Tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Thomas Adès
Nov. 10 at 8 pm: Berlin Philharmonic
Nov. 15 at 7:30 pm: Accedemia Bizantina
Jan. 27 at 8 pm: Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin
Feb. 3 at 7:30 pm: Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI
Feb. 23 at 7:30 pm: Jonathan Biss and the Brentano String Quartet 
Feb. 25 at 8 pm: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
April 3 at 8 pm: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
April 28 at 8 pm: Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin

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Carnegie Hall Live is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

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Listen: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Listen to WQXR's recording from Carnegie Hall of Franz Welser-Möst leading the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and piano soloist Rudolf Buchbinder.

Listen: Jonathan Biss and Brentano String Quartet at Carnegie Hall

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Listen to pianist Jonathan Biss and the Brentano String Quartet play works by Schumann, Brahms and Mozart, recorded live at Carnegie Hall.


Listen: Jordi Savall's Musical History of Venice

Friday, February 03, 2017

Listen now to the archived WQXR broadcast from Carnegie Hall when Jordi Savall takes us through a musical history of Venice.

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Listen: Barenboim Leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in Mozart and Bruckner

Friday, January 27, 2017

Hear Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle Berlin perform Mozart and Bruckner live from Carnegie Hall.


Listen: Accademia Bizantina Plays an All-Bach Program

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WQXR takes you to Carnegie Hall to hear the Italian early music chamber ensemble Accademia Bizantina present an all-Bach program.

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Listen: Simon Rattle Says Goodbye to the Berlin Philharmonic

Thursday, November 10, 2016

On Thursday, Nov. 10, WQXR broadcast Sir Simon Rattle’s final Carnegie Hall concert as music director of the Berlin Philharmonic.

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Listen: Schubert's 'Winterreise' with Bostridge and Adès

Sunday, October 23, 2016

On Oct. 23, WQXR took you live to Carnegie Hall to hear tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Thomas Adés perform Schubert's 24-song cycle "Winterreise."

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Video: Dudamel and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Thursday, October 06, 2016

The opening night gala concert at Carnegie Hall featured the captivating Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra.

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Watch: Yuja Wang Plays Brahms, Schumann and Beethoven

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tuesday at 9 pm, WQXR re-airs Yuja Wang's performance of Beethoven's towering 'Hammerklavier,' as well as works by Brahms and Schumann from Carnegie Hall.

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Listen: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Plays Shostakovich

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

At 9 pm hear the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons perform Shostakovich's "Leningrad" Symphony, recorded live at Carnegie Hall. 

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Hilary Hahn and Minnesota Play Sibelius

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Osmo Vänskä leads violinist Hilary Hahn and the Minnesota Orchestra in an all-Sibelius program, live from Carnegie Hall. Re-broadcast Tuesday night at 9 pm.

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Valery Gergiev Leads the Vienna Philharmonic

Friday, February 26, 2016

Listen to this archived broadcast of Carnegie Hall Live featuring Valery Gergiev leading the Vienna Philharmonic in works by Wagner, Debussy and Mussorgsky.

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Listen: Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt Perform Piano Trios

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Listen to the archived broadcast from Carnegie Hall, featuring the Tetzlaff trio performing Schumann, Dvorak and Brahms.


Budapest Festival Orchestra and Marc-André Hamelin Play Liszt

Thursday, February 18, 2016

At 9 pm hear Iván Fischer lead the Budapest Festival Orchestra in a concert recorded live at Carnegie Hall. Pianist Marc-André Hamelin joins the orchestra.

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Listen: The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Music From Vienna

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Listen to the archived broadcast from Carnegie Hall. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in a program of Johann Strauss Jr. and HK Gruber.

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Berlin Philharmonic Plays Beethoven

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sir Simon Rattle led the Berlin Philharmonic in an all-Beethoven program broadcast live from Carnegie Hall.

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Listen: Bach Collegium Japan from Carnegie Hall

Friday, November 06, 2015

Tune in Tuesday at 9 pm, to hear the re-broadcast of Bach Collegium Japan performing music by Bach, Vivaldi and Handel from Carnegie Hall, or listen to it online.

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Listen: St. Lawrence String Quartet plays Haydn, Beethoven and Adams

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, listen to the St. Lawrence String Quartet performing Haydn, Beethoven and John Adam's Second Quartet at Carnegie Hall.

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Listen: Boston Symphony Plays Russian Fireworks

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Listen to the archived broadcast of the BSO's performance Thursday of Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.

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Listen: New York Philharmonic with Evgeny Kissin

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Listen to the archived broadcast of Carnegie Hall's opening-night gala concert featuring the New York Philharmonic.

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Listen: Charles Dutoit Conducts the National Youth Orchestra of the USA

Saturday, July 11, 2015

On July 11, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America led by conductor Charles Dutoit and featuring pianist Yundi Li performed its third season opener.

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