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.
Airs Tuesday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in his first year as music director, leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Ravel's La Valse and Shostakovich's intense, politically charged Symphony No. 5. Leonidas Kavakos, arguably "the most deeply satisfying violinist performing today" (The Philadelphia Inquirer), joins them for the New York premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's highly anticipated Violin Concerto.
Ravel: La ValseGolijov: Violin Concerto (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
Airs Thursday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. Hurricane Sandy and a dangerously broken construction crane dangling over West 57th Street in Manhattan closed Carnegie Hall for several days. But America’s most famous stage re-opens with a live concert featuring the phenomenal Belcea Quartet. Join us for this broadcast of Carnegie Hall Live with the Belcea Quartet, a group that approaches everything it plays with "timeless daring" (The New York Times). The quartet continues its three-concert focus on Beethoven's epoch-making late quartets. This program features Beethoven's E-flat–Major Quartet, Op. 127, the first of the five final quartets that changed the string quartet genre forever. Then we'll hear the Beethoven B-flat–Major Quartet, Op 130. Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon will host.
Airs Thursday, October 4 at 11:00 a.m. An opening night with Orff's Carmina Burana is auspicious; performed by Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, it's breathtaking. Kick off Carnegie Hall's 2012–2013 season with this outstanding group and its illustrious music director as they dive into Carmina Burana's exciting rhythms and powerful melodies.