Carnegie Hall Live

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Produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, and presented in partnership with American Public Media (APM), the third season of Carnegie Hall Live kicks off on Wednesday, Nov. 13, with a performance by the San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas and featuring guest soloist pianist Jeremy Denk (Nov. 13).

Other highlights include the Takács Quartet performing an all-Bartók program (Jan. 18, 2014); the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink and featuring a rare orchestral performance by pianist Murray Perahia (Feb. 11, 2014); and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing Britten's War Requiem.

Full broadcast schedule:

Oct. 2: [CANCELLED] The Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director and conductor; Joshua Bell, violin; Esperanza Spalding, vocals and double bass.

Nov. 13: San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, music director and conductor; Jeremy Denk, piano.

Nov. 18: Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen, conductor; Alina Ibragimova, violin; Katherine Watson, soprano; Nikolay Borchev, baritone.

Jan. 18, 2014: Takács Quartet.

Feb. 11, 2014: Boston Symphony Orchestra; Bernard Haitink, conductor; Murray Perahia, piano.

Feb. 21, 2014: Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Johannes Moser, cello.

Feb. 26, 2014: Vienna Philharmonic; Franz Welser-Möst, conductor.

March 16, 2014: The English Concert; Harry Bicket, artistic director; Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano; David Daniels, countertenor; Kurt Streit, tenor; Neal Davies, bass-baritone; The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Julian Wachner, director of music and the arts.

April 30, 2014: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano, music director and conductor; Evelina Dobracheva, soprano; Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor; Stephen Powell, baritone; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Norman Mackenzie, director; Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Dianne Berkun-Menaker, artistic director. Program: War Requiem.

May 17, 2014: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Mariss Jansons, chief conductor; soloist Mitsuko Uchida.

July 22, 2014: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America; David Robertson, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin.

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Listen: The English Concert Plays Handel's Theodora

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

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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Listen: Staatskapelle Dresden Performs Bruckner's Eighth

Friday, April 19, 2013

On Friday, the Staatskapelle Dresden closed the 2012-13 Carnegie Hall Live series on an epic note, with Bruckner's Symphony No. 8.

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On-Demand Audio: Jonathan Biss & the Elias Quartet

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Jonathan Biss and the Elias Quartet performed music by Mozart, Janacek, Schumann and the Brooklyn-based composer Timothy Andres. Listen to the full concert now.

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The Berlin Philharmonic Plays Mahler's Symphony No. 2

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Today at 8 pm, tune in for an encore broadcast of the Berlin Philharmonic performing Mahler's Symphony No. 2.

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Listen: Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos

Sunday, March 10, 2013

On Sunday, WQXR presented a live broadcast of Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos, a work that draws on Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music in its re-telling of the passion story.

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On-Demand Audio: Ensemble Matheus Plays Handel & Vivaldi

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

On Wednesday, the French period-instrument ensemble performed music by Handel, Vivaldi and Nicola Antonio Porpora in this wide-ranging program at Zankel Hall.

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On-Demand Audio: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Sunday, February 03, 2013

The West-Eastern Divan finished its Carnegie Hall series with a broadcast of Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 2 and 9.

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Renée Fleming and Susan Graham Sing French Songs

Sunday, January 27, 2013

In case you missed it: Soprano Renée Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham recently teamed up for a recital of French song literature. Listen to the recital here on demand.

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On-Demand Audio: Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Shostakovich

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Yannick Nézet-Séguin brought the Philadelphians to Carnegie Hall for a dramatic program with violin soloist Leonidas Kavakos.

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The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Monday, December 10, 2012

On Monday, Dec. 10, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela brought three Latin American works to Carnegie Hall.

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On-Demand Audio: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Saturday, November 17, 2012

On Saturday night, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique returned to Carnegie Hall to perform Beethoven's choral epic Missa Solemnis.

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On-Demand Audio: Carnegie Reopening Concert

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

On Nov. 7, WQXR brought you a broadcast from Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall featuring the Belcea Quartet. This was the first concert in Zankel since Carnegie closed following Superstorm Sandy.


Chicago Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Gala

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

On Wednesday, Carnegie Hall Live kicked off its second season with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Listen here.

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Best of Carnegie Hall Live: Les Violons Play Bach's St. John Passion

Sunday, September 30, 2012

WQXR is reprising some choice moments from Carnegie Hall Live, our new series co-produced with Carnegie Hall and American Public Media.