Wednesday 28 January 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York A powerful wartime symphony is the centerpiece of this program of Russian music from the imperial and Soviet eras. Prokofiev wrote his Symphony No. 5 in the summer of 1944 when Soviet victory was imminent and called it “a symphony of the grandeur of the human spirit.” While not as well-known as his first, Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto has much of the same singing lyricism and virtuosity as i
Thursday 29 January 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Award-winning soprano Shuang Wu combines coloratura singing with a sense of humor in this evening of comedic vocal entertainment. With music styles ranging from traditional and Chinese opera to American musical theatre and Chinese folk song, the daughter of Chinese playwright Wu Zuguang and Pingju Opera performer Xin Fengxia gives her US debut concert.
Friday 30 January 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Its lush harmonies and shimmering orchestral colors makes Debussy’s La mer one of the great musical portraits of the sea and among the most popular works in the orchestral repertoire. Scriabin’s newfound mysticism and fascination with touching all the senses in a musical work is at the core of his Symphony No. 3, “The Divine Poem.” The extravagantly scored symphony has an intoxicating richness of
Friday 30 January 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Classical guitarist Diego Campagna began playing the guitar in Italy at the age of eight, and later studied at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg under Eliot Fisk. He performs extensively as a soloist and in chamber groups with artists such as soprano Mariella Devia, the Neues Wiener Quartet, violinist Fation Hoxholli, and cellist Katharina Gross, performing in Europe and the United States. In J