WQXR and Carnegie Hall Present ”Carnegie Hall Live"

WQXR and Carnegie Hall Present “CARNEGIE HALL LIVE”

Specially-Curated Series of Live and Recorded Broadcasts and Webcasts from Carnegie Hall’s 2016-2017 Season on WQXR 105.9FM and wqxr.org

Series Continues on Sunday, October 23 at 2pm with Carnegie Hall Performance

Featuring Ian Bostridge and Thomas Adès Performing Schubert’s Winterreise

(New York, NY – October 21, 2016) – For a sixth season in a row, WQXR and CARNEGIE HALL proudly unite to present “Carnegie Hall Live,a series of live and recorded broadcasts from the 2016-17 season.

The “Carnegie Hall Live” series continues this Sunday, October 23 at 2PM (ET) when famed British tenor Ian Bostridge, joined by pianist Thomas Adès, performs Schubert’s Winterreise.

Other upcoming highlights in the 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 Berliner Philharmoniker.

One performance in the series – Three Generations: Arvo Part, Philip Glass and Steve Reich – will be recorded for delayed broadcast.

The series is hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, who will be joined by various co-hosts throughout the season including WNYC’s John Schaefer (New Sounds) and John Hockenberry (The Takeaway).

All concerts, with the exception of one, will air and stream live on WQXR 105.9 FM, www.wqxr.org, and www.carnegiehall.org. During select live broadcasts, WQXR and Carnegie Hall will convene listeners from around the globe through live Twitter chats featuring everything from up close and behind-the-scenes insights by the broadcast team, to historical notes about the music and listener reactions.

Throughout the series, WQXR will also produce web-exclusive content to enhance the listening experience, including exclusive audio interviews with artists and conductors; short videos of solo performances by select musicians in WQXR’s studios; Carnegie Hall-produced video profiles; curated post-show archive of social media conversations; and Facebook Live videos before broadcasts and during intermission for select concerts.

“Carnegie Hall Live” launched on Thursday, October 6 with a live WQXR broadcast of Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala concert by the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. The captivating performance – led by Music Director and Conductor Gustavo Dudamel – is currently available for on-demand listening here.

WFMT Radio Network – the classical music and arts radio distributor and producer based in Chicago – will once again distribute “Carnegie Hall Live” to over 200 public radio stations nationwide and internationally as a 13-part series starting in April 2017.

“WQXR is proud to partner with Carnegie Hall to present another season of live performances,” said Mikel Ellcessor, Interim General Manager, WQXR. “This sixth season comes on the heels of another outstanding year of record listenership, and we’re thrilled to once again have the opportunity to give our local and international audiences a front row seat to some of the world’s most esteemed orchestras and performers.”

“The wide range of world-class artists and ensembles featured on Carnegie Hall’s 2016-2017 season invites listeners to experience the best in music, making new and inspiring discoveries,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, Carnegie Hall.   “We are excited about this new season of “Carnegie Hall Live” and delighted to continue our partnership with WQXR and WFMT, bringing these extraordinary performances to a growing audience of music lovers around the world.”

Carnegie Hall Live is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Support for WQXR’s cultural partnerships is also provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation. Additional support is provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.




Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Ian Bostridge, Tenor

Thomas Adès, Piano

SCHUBERT Winterreise, D. 911




Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director

WEBERN Six Pieces, Op. 6

SCHOENBERG Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16

BERG Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6

BRAHMS Symphony No. 2




Zankel Hall



Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Accademia Bizantina

Ottavio Dantone, Conductor and Harpsichord

Viktoria Mullova, Violin


Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041

Concerto for Oboe, Violin, and Continuo in C Minor, BWV 1060 (transcr. for violin and harpsichord by Ottavio Dantone)

Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1053 (transcr. for violin by Ottavio Dantone)

Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042



Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Staatskapelle Berlin

Daniel Barenboim, Music Director, Conductor, and Piano


MOZART Piano Concerto No. 26 in D Major, K. 537, "Coronation"

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 , "Romantic"



Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Driss El Maloumi, Oud

Dimitri Psonis, Santur and Morisca

Hakan Güngor, Kanun

Haïg Sakuroujandian, Duduk and Belul

Orthodox-Byzantine Vocal Ensemble

Panagiotis Neochoritis, DirectorSoloists of La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Hespèrion XXI
Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall, Director& Viola da Gamba

The Millenarian Venice: Gateway to the East





Zankel Hall




Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Jonathan Biss, Piano

Brentano String Quartet

·· Mark Steinberg, Violin

·· Serena Canin, Violin

·· Misha Amory, Viola

·· Nina Lee, Cello

Hsin-Yun Huang, Viola


SCHUMANN Fünf Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133

GESUALDO Selections from Madrigals, Book VI (arr. Bruce Adolphe)
·· "Deh, come invan sospiro" 
·· "Beltà poi che t'assenti"
·· "Resta di darmi noia" 
·· "Già piansi nel dolore"
·· "Moro, lasso, al mio duolo"BRAHMS Klavierstücke, Op. 118

MOZART String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614



Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor


SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9, "Great"



Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


Monday, April 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Valery Gergiev, Principal Conductor

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano


RAVEL La valse

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"






Zankel Hall


This concert will be recorded for inclusion in the post-produced series.


Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, Violin

Todd Reynolds, Violin

Lois Martin, Viola

Jeanne Le Blanc, Cello

Michael Brown, Piano




PHILIP GLASS String Quartet No. 5

STEVE REICH Different Trains




Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela


Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director and Conductor


RAVEL La valse

STRAVINSKY Le sacre du printemps

BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
COPLAND "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo
J. STRAUSS JR. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
GINASTERA "Malambo" from Estancia
BERNSTEIN "Mambo" from West Side Story

GUTIERREZ "Alma Llanera" from Aires de Venezuela (arr. José Terencio)



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Since 1891, New York's Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance, presenting exceptional concerts by the world’s finest artists on its three iconic stages, from orchestral concerts, chamber music, contemporary offerings, and recitals to jazz, world, and popular music.   Complementing its performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and community programs that annually serve more than 600,000 people worldwide, playing a central role in fulfilling Carnegie Hall's commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.  For more information, visit carnegiehall.org.


For further information, please contact:

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

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