WQXR, Carnegie Hall, and APM Announce "Carnegie Hall Live," National Radio Broadcast Series from All Three Stages of the Legendary Music Venue

For Immediate Release

WQXR, Carnegie Hall and APM Present “CARNEGIE HALL LIVE,”

A Season-Long Celebration of Carnegie Hall’s 120th Anniversary

 

National Radio Series Brings Performances from All Three Stages of New York’s Premier Concert Hall

to Audiences Across the Nation and Worldwide, On Air and Online

 

 

(New York and Minneapolis, September 13, 2011) -- WQXR, Carnegie Hall and American Public Media (APM) have partnered to present CARNEGIE HALL LIVE, a vibrant radio broadcast and digital series that will present twelve live performances by some of the world’s foremost ensembles, soloists, and recitalists from the three stages of Carnegie Hall’s 2011-2012 concert season.  Originating from New York City, CARNEGIE HALL LIVE will stretch far beyond the Big Apple with live national radio broadcasts in markets across the country, and an extensive digital interactive presence that will reach audiences worldwide.

 

CARNEGIE HALL LIVE will launch on Tuesday, October 11 at 8pm ET with a highly anticipated performance by St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Orchestra. The broadcast series – hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and APM’s Fred Child – will continue through May 2012, with a range of luminaries, such as pianist Lang Lang in recital and the Berliner Philharmoniker to the outstanding early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata. Ten concerts will beam from Carnegie Hall’s main Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, while the venue’s Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall will each play host to more intimate performances.  Opened in 1891, the venerable Carnegie Hall celebrates its 120th anniversary throughout its 2011-2012 season.

 

The series is sponsored, in part, by Macy’s, and distributed to public radio stations by APM.

 

Distinct in its size, scope, and reach, CARNEGIE HALL LIVE will bring a modern-day spin to the live radio broadcast with innovative and robust digital features that will build community and conversation around the music.  During every live broadcast, WQXR, APM and digital partner NPR Music will host live chats, moderated by guest hosts on www.WQXR.org and www.carnegiehall.org.  Through NPR Music’s live event application and Twitter hashtag #CHLive, the online audience will be able to chat with each other and the hosts.  The site will offer an exciting array of photographs and related video content, and audiences will able to submit questions to be answered during the intermission features created as part of select broadcasts.

 

Tied to the broadcast series, both www.wqxr.org/carnegiehalllive and www.classicalapm.org will stream live and on-demand audio; special videos of performers in WQXR’s “Café Concerts”; “Top 5 at 105” videos featuring conductors talking about their favorite pieces and recordings; Carnegie Hall-produced video profiles; and photo galleries from each performance. 

 

“This groundbreaking series will build on WQXR’s capacity to create digital community and innovation around classical music,” said Graham Parker, WQXR Vice President.  “We are delighted to partner with American Public Media and Carnegie Hall to make this remarkable 120th anniversary celebration available to audiences in New York and around the world.”

 

“Through CARNEGIE HALL LIVE, we’re thrilled to be able to extend the Carnegie Hall concert experience beyond our walls to audiences worldwide,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director. “We’re excited to partner with WQXR and APM on this wonderful new series, designed to bring listeners together, deepening their connections to great music.”

 

“Carnegie Hall is our nation’s most famous venue,” said Brian Newhouse, Classical Managing Director, APM.  “We’re thrilled to be able to bring the very best classical performances as they happen to our audiences across the nation.”

 

All concerts will air live on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and stream live at www.wqxr.org. The concerts will also broadcast live in more than 35 markets across the nation, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, San Antonio, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, and Austin, among others. A complete list of stations may be found here: http://www.wqxr.org/programs/carnegie/where-listen/.

 

 

LIVE BROADCAST SCHEDULE

 

Tuesday, October 11 at 8pm

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA

Valery Gergiev, music director and conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano (Grand Prize Winner, XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition)

SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Three Selections from Romeo and Juliet

··Friar Lawrence

··Masks

··Montagues and Capulets
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10

 

Saturday, October 29 at 8pm

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA

Perspectives: András Schiff

Iván Fischer, music director and conductor
András Schiff, piano

BÉLA BARTÓK: Hungarian Peasant Songs
BÉLA BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 2
FRANZ SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944, “Great”

 

Wednesday, November 16 at 8pm

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

ORCHESTRE RÉVOLUTIONNAIRE ET ROMANTIQUE

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, artistic director and conductor

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Egmont Overture
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

 

Saturday, December 10 at 8pm

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

KARITA MATTILA, soprano
MARTIN KATZ, piano

FRANCIS POULENC Banalités

CLAUDE DEBUSSY Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire

AULIS SALLINEN Four Dream Songs, Op. 30

JOSEPH MARX “Nocturne”

JOSEPH MARX “Waldseligkeit”

JOSEPH MARX “Selige Nacht”

JOSEPH MARX “Valse de Chopin”

JOSEPH MARX “Hat Dich die Liebe berührt”

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 8pm

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

LEIF OVE ANDSNES, piano

JOSEPH HAYDN Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI:20

BÉLA BARTÓK :Suite, Op. 14
CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Images, Book I
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Ballade in A-flat, Op. 47
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Four Waltzes
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Nocturne in B, Op. 62, No. 1
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Ballade in G minor, Op. 23

 

Saturday, February 25 at 8pm

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER

Sir Simon Rattle, music director and conductor
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano
Westminster Symphonic Choir / Joe Miller, conductor

HUGO WOLF: “Elfenlied”
HUGO WOLF: “Der Feuerreiter”
HUGO WOLF: “Frühlingschor” from Manuel Venegas
GUSTAV MAHLER: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection”

 

Saturday, March 3 at 8pm

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Lorin Maazel, conductor

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
RICHARD WAGNER / LORIN MAAZEL: The Ring without Words, for Orchestra

 

Thursday, March 15 at 7:30pm

Zankel Hall

L'ARPEGGIATA

Perspectives: L'Arpeggiata

Christina Pluhar, artistic director
Ensemble Barbara Furtuna
Lucilla Galeazzi, vocalist
Raquel Andueza, soprano

VIA CRUCIS

TRADITIONAL: “Maria le sette spade”
CLAUDIO MERULO: “Hor che tempo di dormire”
TRADITIONAL: “Ninna, Nanna Sopra la Romanesca”
TRADITIONAL: “Maria”
MAURIZIO CAZZATI: Passacaglia
BENEDETTO FERRARI: “Queste pungente spine”
TRADITIONAL: “Voi che amate" from Laudario di Cortona
TRADITIONAL: “Suda sangue”
TRADITIONAL: “Santu Giesu”
TRADITIONAL: “Stabat Mater”
GIOVANNI GIROLAMO KAPSBERGER: Arpeggiata
GIOVANNI FELICE SANCES: “Stabat Mater”
ROCCU MAMBRINI / TONI CASALONGA / NANDO ACQUAVIVA: “Lamento di ghjesu”
MAURIZIO CAZZATI: Ciaccona
CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI: “Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius”

 

Sunday, March 25 at 2pm

LES VIOLONS DU ROY

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
La Chapelle de Québec
Bernard Labadie, music director and conductor
Ian Bostridge, tenor (Evangelist)
Neal Davies, bass-baritone (Jesus)
Karina Gauvin, soprano
Damien Guillon, countertenor
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass-baritone

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: St. John Passion

 

Friday, April 27 at 7:30pm

PAVEL HAAS QUARTET

Weill Recital Hall

Veronika Jarusková, violin
Maria Fuxová, violin
Pavel Nikl, viola
Peter Jarusek, cello

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: String Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 11
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108
BEDŘICH SMETANA: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

 

Wednesday, May 23 at 8pm

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Franz Welser-Möst, music director and conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
KAIJA SAARIAHO: Laterna magica (NY Premiere)
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54

Kaija Saariaho is the holder of the 2011-12 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall.

 

Tuesday, May 29 at 8pm

LANG LANG

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Partita No. 1 in B-flat, BWV 825
FRANZ SCHUBERT: Sonata in B-flat, D. 960
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Twelve Etudes, Op. 25

 

 

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Since 1891, New York City’s Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance.  Carnegie Hall presents approximately 180 performances each season by the world finest artists on its three stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, the intimate Weill Recital Hall, and the innovative Zankel Hall—ranging from orchestral concerts, chamber music, and solo recitals to jazz, world, and popular music.  The venue is also home to approximately 500 independently-produced events each year.  Extensive music education and community programs, developed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, play a central role in fulfilling Carnegie Hall’s non-profit mission, making great music accessible to as many people as possible, serving audiences in New York City, across the country, and around the globe.  For more information about Carnegie Hall, please visit www.carnegiehall.org.

 

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For further information, please contact:

Jennifer Houlihan, WNYC/WQXR: jhoulihan@nypublicradio.org, (646) 829-4497

Synneve Carlino, Carnegie Hall: scarlino@carnegiehall.org, (212) 903-9838

Jackie Cartier, American Public Media: jcartier@americanpublicmedia.org, (651) 290-1113

 

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