"Carnegie Hall Live," a series of live broadcasts & webcasts

WQXR and Carnegie Hall Present 

“CARNEGIE HALL LIVE”
A Season-Long Series of Live National Radio Broadcasts and Webcasts
From New York City’s Premier Concert Hall 

Kicks Off with Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala Concert on
Wednesday, October 2 at 7pm ET
Featuring Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra, Violinist Joshua Bell,
and Vocalist/Double Bassist Esperanza Spalding


(New York, NY -- September 18, 2013) – Returning for its third year, CARNEGIE HALL LIVE will once again bring performances by some of the world’s finest artists and ensembles to audiences around the country and the globe with a fresh selection of broadcasts and webcasts live from Carnegie Hall.

Produced by WQXR, New York City’s classical music station, and Carnegie Hall, and presented in partnership with American Public Media (APM), this rich broadcast and digital series kicks off on Wednesday, October 2 at 7pm (ET) with Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night concert by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, featuring violinist Joshua Bell and vocalist/double bass player Esperanza Spalding

The ten-concert series continues on Tuesday, November 13 at 8pm with the world-renowned San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas and featuring guest soloist pianist Jeremy Denk, and runs through May 2014.

Other series highlights include the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink and featuring a rare orchestral performance by pianist Murray Perahia on Tuesday, February 11 at 8pm; the Takács Quartet, performing an all-Bartók program on Saturday, January 18 at 7:30pm; and Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax performing works for cello and piano on Sunday, February 23 at 2pm.

CARNEGIE HALL LIVE broadcasts in New York on WQXR 105.9 FM, and is distributed by APM to classical stations across the country including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Miami and Minneapolis.  All concerts are hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and APM’s Fred Child, and are available for live streaming on www.wqxr.org and www.carnegiehall.org/wqxr. Select concerts will be archived for on-demand streaming post-broadcast.   

During each broadcast, WQXR and Carnegie Hall will host live Twitter chats featuring behind-the-scenes insights by the broadcast team, color commentary by the hosts, and interaction with the broadcast / webcast listeners, connecting national and international fans to the music and to each other.

Throughout the series, WQXR will produce other web-exclusive content to enhance the listening experience, including short videos of solo performances by select musicians in WQXR’s “Café Concerts”; “Top 5 at 105” videos featuring conductors and soloists talking about their favorite pieces and recordings; Carnegie Hall-produced video profiles; and photo galleries from each performance. 

“WQXR is thrilled to be able to continue bringing its listeners live broadcasts of the only live national classical series, Carnegie Hall Live.” said Graham Parker, General Manager, WQXR. “We are delighted that through our partnership with Carnegie Hall we can bring the leading talent from all over the world to both American and global audiences.”

“We’ve had a terrific response to Carnegie Hall Live since its launch in 2011 and it’s been a wonderful experience for all of us to share extraordinary performances from Carnegie Hall’s stages with music lovers all around the world,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director.  “We’re grateful for the hard work of our partners, WQXR and American Public Media, and we look forward to kicking off another great season of broadcasts this October.”

Carnegie Hall Live is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works. Additional support is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, and Agnes Varis Trust.

 

LIVE BROADCAST SCHEDULE 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7pm

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
CARNEGIE HALL’S OPENING NIGHT GALA

PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
Joshua Bell, Violin
Esperanza Spalding, Vocals and Double Bass

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Slavonic March, Op. 31
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
MAURICE RAVEL Tzigane
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
ESPERANZA SPALDING Apple Blossom (arr. Gil Goldstein, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
LEONARDO GENOVESE Chacarera (arr. Gil Goldstein, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
DIMITRI TIOMKIN Wild is the Wind (arr. Gil Goldstein, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
MAURICE RAVEL Boléro

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 8pm
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
Jeremy Denk, Piano

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
STEVEN MACKEY Eating Greens
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
AARON COPLAND Symphonic Ode

Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7:30pm
Zankel Hall
ARCANGELO 
Jonathan Cohen, Conductor
Alina Ibragimova, Violin
Katherine Watson, Soprano
Nikolay Borchev, Baritone

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor, BWV 1041
JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH Passacaglia "Mein freund ist mein"
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Apollo e Dafne

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7:30pm
Zankel Hall
TAKÁCS QUARTET
Edward Dusinberre, Violin
Károly Schranz, Violin
Geraldine Walther, Viola
András Fejér, Cello

ALL-BARTÓK PROGRAM
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7
String Quartet No. 3
String Quartet No. 5

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8pm
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Bernard Haitink, Conductor
Murray Perahia, Piano

HENRY PURCELL/STEVEN STUCKY Funeral Music for Queen Mary
ROBERT SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2pm
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
YO-YO MA and EMANUEL AX
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello
Emanuel Ax, Piano

THE ANNUAL ISAAC STERN MEMORIAL CONCERT
Program to include:
ANDERS HILLBORG New Work for Cello and Piano (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
JOHANNES BRAHMS Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38
JOHANNES BRAHMS Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99

Wednesday, February 26 at 8pm
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200
JOHANNES MARIA STAUD On Comparative Meteorology
ANTON BRUCKNER Symphony No. 6 in A Major

Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 7pm (recorded on February 2)
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

THE ENGLISH CONCERT
Harry Bicket, Artistic Director
Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano (Theodora)
Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-Soprano (Irene)
David Daniels, Countertenor (Didymus)
Andrew Kennedy, Tenor (Septimius)
Neal Davies, Bass-Baritone (Valens)
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Julian Wachner, Director of Music and the Arts

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Theodora (concert performance)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

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

BENJAMIN BRITTEN War Requiem Op. 66

Date and Time to be Announced
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor

Program to be Announced

 

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Since 1891, New York City’s Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence.  From Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Mahler, and Bartók to George Gershwin, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Judy Garland, and The Beatles, the best of every form of music has filled Carnegie Hall throughout its history  Carnegie Hall continues this tradition today, presenting hundreds of exceptional musical performances each season on its three great stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and the innovative Zankel Hall— with offerings ranging from orchestral concerts, chamber music, and solo recitals to jazz, world, and popular music.  In addition to Carnegie Hall’s presentations, the venue is also home to over 500 independently produced events each year.  Complementing its performance activities Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and community programs that serve more than 400,000 people in the New York City metropolitan region, across the United States, and around the world annually, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.  For more information about Carnegie Hall, please visit www.carnegiehall.org.