Airs Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. "What I feel for Schumann goes beyond love and admiration," says Jonathan Biss. "The intensity of his passion for music, and his will to use music as a poetic and personal, yet fully realized and deeply expressive language strike me as the highest aims imaginable for a musician." On this program, part of his season-long focus on Mozart, Janácek, and Schumann, Biss joins members of the Elias String Quartet for Schumann's Piano Quartet.
Jonathan Biss, Piano; Elias String Quartet; Sara Bitlloch, Violin; Donald Grant, Violin; Martin Saving, Viola; Marie Bitlloch, Cello
Airs Thursday, March 21 at 11 a.m. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra takes the stage under Simon Rattle with Soprano Camilla Tilling, Mezzo-Soprano Bernarda Fink, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir under Joe Miller for Three songs by Hugo Wolf and Mahler's Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection).
Airs Thursday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. At the heart of Osvaldo Golijov's residency as Carnegie Hall's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair is this performance of his La Pasión según San Marcos, featuring members of the Venezuelan chorus to which the piece is dedicated, together with high school singers from throughout New York City. Drawing on the sounds of Latin America with texts in Spanish, Latin, and Aramaic, the piece is evocative, wildly inventive, and entirely characteristic of Golijov's personal aesthetic.
Airs Tuesday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m. As one of its members aptly puts it, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is "a human laboratory that can express to the whole world how to cope with each other." Established in 1999 as a workshop for young musicians from Israel, Palestine, and other Arab countries, the group is celebrated for its interpretations of Beethoven, which exude "youthful gusto and enthusiasm" (The Independent, London). On this program, they perform Beethoven's symphonies nos. 2 and 9.
Airs Tuesday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m. Their pairing in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier in 2000 and 2009 at the Metropolitan Opera is now a celebrated part of opera lore; since then, Renée Fleming and Susan Graham have teamed up time and again, creating sparks together in recordings and on the concert stage. Now these all-American divas bring their unparalleled talents to Carnegie Hall for an unforgettable night of song.