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New York Philharmonic: Van Zweden Opens Season at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

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10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Experience Jaap van Zweden’s chemistry with the Philharmonic as our Music Director Designate leads Mahler’s epic Fifth Symphony — a tour de force for the Orchestra’s virtuoso musicians encompassing intense passion, demonic energy, and breathtaking radiance — plus a brilliant concerto ...

Fall Family Day at Resnick Education Wing

Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall

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154 West Fifty-seventh Street, New York, NY 10019

Carnegie Hall celebrates families with free interactive and fun musical activities and performances in its Resnick Education Wing. These outings are a great way for families to sing, play, create, and hear music. Drop by for a visit or stay through the day for a musical adventure of your choice. ...

Philadelphia Opens Carnegie Season with Bernstein, Gershwin, Lang Lang & Chick Corea

Carnegie Hall

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Tickets are available here as New York’s classical music ...

Review: American Classical Orchestra Excels in a Revelatory Concert at ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2017 Let’s cut right to the chase: the American Classical Orchestra is one terrific outfit, and their concert this past Saturday evening at Alice Tully Hall was a mind-blower. This is a “period-instrument ensemble,” using “era-specific performance techniques” proper ...

Art Break: Water-Inspired Works by Maya Lin at Pace Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2017 This week Art Break is highlighting Maya Lin, a unique voice in contemporary art. Among her many strengths as an artist is the ability to use unusual materials, such as water, to invoke a mood or state of ...

The Arts Converge at the 12th Annual NY Art Book ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 15, 2017 The NY Art Book Fair is a great way to kick off the fall season of art fairs in New York City. Now in its twelfth year with over 370 vendors from 28 countries, this free event showcases the intimate ...

Carnegie Hall Prepares for a Powerful Season of Exciting Programming

By Christopher Johnson, September 14, 2017 Carnegie Hall opens its 2017-2018 season on October 4, with the annual gala in the main hall, this time featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra and a whole slew of bold-face names, including Yanick Nézet-Séguin, Chick Corea, and Lang Lang. Like much ...

ZEALnyc FALL PREVIEW: Arts and Culture in Canada

By Caitlin Leonard, Contributing Writer, September 13, 2017 This fall, Canada’s arts scene is going strong with international ballets, film festivals, and tons of outdoor performances and activities. Venture up North to catch the biggest names in music, art, and the movies, and enjoy the fall ...

Celebrate All Things Italian at San Gennaro

ZEALnyc, September 12, 2017 For the 91st time the Feast of San Gennaro, a faith-based celebration honoring the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, takes place in the neighborhood of Manhattan affectionately known as "Little Italy" (Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets; the festival stage is located ...

ZEALnyc FALL PREVIEW: Classical Music

ZEALnyc, September 12, 2017 The fall season typically signals a time of new beginnings, as well as the commencement of performances that we've been anticipating since they were first announced months ago, and this year is no exception. This season heralds the initial centennial celebrations for legendary ...

Art Break: All You Need is Love (And Some Great ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 11, 2017 This week, Art Break is thinking about what artists do to show love, so our choices feature artists who are passionate about creating and connecting with others. Robert Rauschenberg’s friendships, Leon Polk Smith’s joyous colorful forms, ...

Review: NYCO Brings the Old West to Life in Puccini's ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, September 8, 2017 New York City Opera has not only successfully risen from the ashes, but is doing so through stimulating programming that fills a needed niche. They have opened this season with Puccini's overlooked, but heavenly, La fanciulla del West, and ...

Jazz Notes: Drummer Matt Wilson Channels Poet Laureate Carl Sandburg ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, September 8, 2017 The kinship between jazz and poetry has been a mainstay of the fine arts world, dating back to the 1920s and most prominently spawned during the Harlem Renaissance, the Beat movement and the hip-hop generation. Most often, the ...

L’Arpeggiata and ‘La lyra d’Orfeo’ at Zankel Hall

Carnegie Hall

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The vocal music of Luigi Rossi is performed by L’Arpeggiata, which the New York Times calls “…the superb early music ensemble with a quirky sensibility.” Rossi juxtaposes styles within a single work, often shifting from intense recitative to mellifluous song. Artistic ...

L’Arpeggiata and ‘La festa d’Arpeggiata’ at Zankel Hall

Carnegie Hall

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An improvised double bass solo with a riff on Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” a rousing encore of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and an impassioned Purcell song are some of the delights L’Arpeggiata brings to every performance. Artistic director ...

American Symphony Orchestra celebrates Democracy at Carnegie

Carnegie Hall

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ASO and conductor Leon Bostein come to Carnegie Hall with programming that speaks to both music and society. The Sounds of Democracy features works inspired by political leaders and political events. Presidents Kennedy and Roosevelt inspired the music of Sessions (Symphony No. 2), ...

Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Heras-Casado play Mozart and Beethoven at Carnegie

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OSL’s fiery conductor laureate Pablo Heras-Casado opens its season at Carnegie with Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, joined by Camilla Tilling, Susanna Phillips, Thomas Cooley, Michael Samuel and Westminster Symphonic Choir in a performance that will be a season highlight.We ...

Takacs Quartet Plays Haydn, Fine and Mendelssohn at Zankel Hall

Carnegie Hall

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The Takacs Quartet plays the U.S. premiere of a Carnegie Hall co-commission, Carl Vine’s String Quartet No. 6, Child’s Play. Also on the program is Haydn’s Fifths String Quartet, which schol H. C. Robbins Landon calls “one of the most serious, learned, ...

The Young Sphinx Virtuosi Play Music from Vivaldi to Jimmy Lopez at Carnegie

Carnegie Hall

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Young Detroit-based performers land at Stern Auditorium for a most interesting concert of string music. They make the New York premiere of the Carnegie Hall co-commission, Jimmy Lopez’s Guardian of the Horizon: Concerto Grosso for Violin, Cello, and Strings. The concert begins with ...

Soprano Ruby Hughes at Weill

Carnegie Hall

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Gramaphone calls the voice of soprano Ruby Hughes, “ravishing.” She is joined by pianist Julius Drake for Schumann’s Op. 39 Liederkreis, Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis and a new work by Huw Watkins commissioned by Carnegie ...

Peter and the Wolf and Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie

Carnegie Hall

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OSL continues its Carnegie appearances with this family-friendly program of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf featuring Broadway and film star John Lithgow. We reviewed OSL last year 

Takacs Quartet Plays Haydn, Shostakovich and Brahms at Zankel Hall

Carnegie Hall

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The Takacs Quartet continues its Zankel Hall run with the Haydn String Quartet in D Major, Op. 76 No. 5. It’s moving second-movement Largo looks inward as does the Brahms in his String Sextet in G Major. String Quartet No. 11 by Shostakovich mourns a lost friend “with gripping music ...

The Music of Thomas Adès at Zankel Hall

Carnegie Hall

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According to The Guardian, the operas, orchestral works and songs of Thomas Adès “take you to new places, via soundscapes and landscapes of feeling.” He is joined by members of the cast of his newest opera for an afternoon of song: soprano Sally Matthews, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, ...

Weilerstein and Barnatan Play Zankel Hall

Carnegie Hall

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Of cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan, The Boston Globe wrote: “Their interpretations were like a series of marvelously expressive close-ups: every note and phrase pinned to an exact emotion.” They come to Zankel Hall to play the world premiere of Through Your ...

Nagano and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Return to Carnegie

Carnegie Hall

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After nearly a decade’s absence, Kent Nagano brought Orchestra symphonique de Montréal to Carnegie Hall in a triumphant 2016 New York return. ...

Borromeo String Quartet At Weill

Carnegie Hall

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The Borromeo String Quartet returns to Carnegie a program of romantic, passionate works and featuring two world premieres. Co-commissions of Carnegie Hall, two works of Sebastian Currier are programmed – “Velocities” and “Dreaming” from his Etudes and ...

Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecillia at Carnegie Hall

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The rarely performed Sinfonia that Verdi wrote for the La Scala premiere of Aida is a full-fledged overture that reflects themes from the opera, while Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome are spectacularly orchestrated tone poems that evoke the ...

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecila Plays Mahler’s Haunting Sixth Symphony

Carnegie Hall

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Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Celina continue their Carnegie Hall engagement. Tragedy and rapture are the essence of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. The storm-tossed finale’s three titanic hammer blows presaged personal tragedies in Mahler’s life, including his own ...

Ensemble Connect Plays Weill

Carnegie Hall

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Whether it’s performing a string quartet by Haydn or a daring new work commissioned by Carnegie Hall, there doesn’t seem to be anything the dynamic young musicians of Ensemble Connect can’t do. The New York Times called them “the new face of classical music for New ...

Soprano Renée Fleming Sings at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

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“Vocally, Fleming’s renowned sumptuous sound has only slightly retrenched with age – ever so. She is smart, and she navigates her vocal journey with the shrewdness of that of her character work.” That is

George Li at Weill

Carnegie Hall

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“He is a powerhouse,” wrote The New York Times of pianist George Li, while The Washington Post said, “there was mind-boggling fluency in Li’s fingerings, an effortlessness to his playing, a beguiling fluidity to his phrasing, a precision to his crisp attacks.” The 2015 ...

That’s Entertainment: From Skitch to Steven with The New York Pops at Carnegie

Carnegie Hall

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To commemorate the orchestra’s 35th season and the centennial of founder Skitch Henderson’s birth, join us for a celebration of the greatest hits of popular song, from Tin Pan Alley to today. – Carnegie Hall

Pianist Daniil Trifonov Plays ‘Hommage to Chopin’ at Carnegie

Carnegie Hall

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The silken legato line, glittering ornamentation, melancholy sighs, and sheer brio of dazzling pianism define Chopin’s music. The sensational young pianist Daniil Trifonov takes a deep dive into the Polish genius’s world and the music he inspired. Trifonov performs Chopin ...

China NCPA Orchestra Makes Carnegie Debut

Carnegie Hall

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One of China’s great orchestras makes its Carnegie Hall debut in a program that features a new work by Qigang Chen (music director of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing) commissioned for the occasion and a classic from its homeland, along with Sibelius’s heroic Symphony No. 2. ...

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin Plays Liszt and More at Carnegie

Carnegie Hall

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The Washington Post wrote that pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s “technical facility is breathtaking: The piano quivers and trembles under his thunderous assault, but his sensitivity is also superb.” These qualities are at the fore in a program that explores the hazy harmonies ...

Ensemble Signal Plays Steve Reich at Carnegie

Carnegie Hall

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Steve Reich’s genius is showcased by Ensemble Signal, “one of the most vital groups of its time” (The New York Times). Clapping Music is early Reich, a revolutionary work that requires no instruments beyond the human body. Of recent vintage is Quartet, a piece co-commissioned by ...

Amjad Ali Khan, on Sarod at Zankel Hall

Carnegie Hall

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Amjad Ali Khan is an undisputed master and one of India’s most celebrated classical musicians. Heir to a long and distinguished musical lineage—he is the son of sarod master Haafiz Ali Khan—he gave his first performance at age six. Khan has since performed his own compositions ...

Mehta Returns to Carnegie With Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for Three-Night Residency

Carnegie Hall

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“A prodigious performer in action, increasingly willing to plumb music’s soul,” is how the Los Angeles Times described pianist Yefim Bronfman. His virtuosity, intellectual acumen, and emotional commitment are perfectly suited to Beethoven’s ground-breaking Piano Concerto No. ...

Mehta and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Continue at Carnegie with Mahler

Carnegie Hall

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Mahler famously told Sibelius that “the symphony must be like the world—it must embrace everything.” If any comes close, it is Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, with music that moves from an ominous invocation of Nature awakening, through a raucous march of Pan, a song of angels, and ...

Gil Shaham Joins Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto at Carnegie

Carnegie Hall

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Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is one of his most beloved works, a masterpiece enriched by beautiful melodies and devilishly virtuosic passages. Gil Shaham, called “the outstanding American violinist of his generation” (TIME) is the soloist in this work that is a cornerstone of ...

Modigliani Quartet at Weill

Carnegie Hall

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Quartets by two composers not primarily known for chamber music bookend a restless work by Brahms. Puccini composed his emotionally intense Crisantemi as an elegy for a nobleman and used it later in his opera Manon Lescaut. The challenging first violin part of ...

Mariinsky Orchestra Returns to Carnegie for Shostakovich and More

Carnegie Hall

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Sumptuous orchestration, pianistic pyrotechnics, and acerbic wit highlight an evening of Russian music that spans the Imperial and Soviet eras. Scriabin’s obsession with mysticism and sensory stimulation form the core of his lushly scored Symphony No. 3, “The Divine Poem.” ...

Trifonov Joins Mariinsky Orchestra for Trifonov at Carnegie

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Daniil Trifonov made his Carnegie Hall debut in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra. He reunites with them for another composer’s first concerto—his own. Trifonov’s Piano Concerto has pianistic flash, but also ...

Pianist Paul Lewis Plays Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms at Zankel

Carnegie Hall

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“Faced with such excellence, a mere critic can only abandon paper and pencil and listen to this heroic but deeply moving artist with awe and amazement,” wrote Gramophone of Paul Lewis. He explores the late piano music of three Austro-German masters in a recital that traces a path ...

Christian Tetzlaff and Tetzlaff Quartet Play Zankel Hall

Carnegie Hall

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Three Viennese composers put their personal stamp on the string quartet. Mozart’s is one of six he dedicated to Haydn, paying homage to the master while also looking ahead to the dramatic and harmonically daring quartets of Schubert. Schubert’s grandly scaled string quartet is a ...