Friday 6 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York Winner of the 2014 Grammy for Best Latin Rock Album, La Santa Cecilia’s fantastically eclectic performances feature sentimental Spanish ballads, pulsing instrumental boleros, heartfelt songs about immigration, and more. Named after the patron saint of music, La Santa Cecilia describes its music as guisado , or “stew”-a delectable blend spiced by a dizzying array of influences including The Beatles
Saturday 7 March 2015, 21:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York and context of the string quartet. This concert includes a new work commissioned by CarnegieHall and ... -seen World War I footage from the Library of Congress. Part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall and My
Saturday 7 March 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Founded in 2005 by pianist Elena Leonova, the New York Piano Society is dedicated to providing pianists across diverse professions with opportunities to become, and perform alongside, distinguished artists. This year’s program presents eight NYPS members, with featured performances by guest artists Benjamin Beilman , James Kim , and David Lakirovich in collaboration with NYPS pianists Len Horovitz
Sunday 8 March 2015, 17:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Music by great 20th-century iconoclasts is featured. The late Elliott Carter’s The American Sublime is given its world premiere performance under the baton of James Levine , for whom it was written. Stravinsky’s Octet for winds is infused with pungent wit, while Ives’s Scherzo: Over the Pavements imitates the rhythms of people walking past his Manhattan apartment. The contemporary work on thi
Sunday 8 March 2015, 17:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York New York Classical Review has called Ensemble ACJW “one of the strongest ensembles in the city.” The group performs Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, nicknamed for its eerie middle movement, and Brahms’s unusually scored Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano. These exciting young musicians are members of a fellowship program that prepares them for careers as innovative performers, teachers, and advocates for m
Sunday 8 March 2015, 20:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York Manhattan Concert Productions presents Duruflé’s Requiem, performed by the Masterworks Festival Chorus and soloists, with New York City Chamber Orchestra and conductor Karen Kennedy . Also on the program is an array of choral classics, including Beethoven’s “Hallelujah” from Christ on the Mount of Olives , Barber’s “To Be Sung on the Water,” and Copland’s “At the River,” all performed by the Natio
Monday 9 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York An etude can be described as a brief piece that assists in the development of a performer’s technique, but in the hands of Bartók, Bach, and Liszt, it’s a sublime musical experience. Bartók conceived of Mikrokosmos as a collection of pieces for a beginning pianist, but over time it grew into a six-volume collection of 153 pieces that span a wide range of technical difficulty. Bach’s Three-Part Inv
Tuesday 10 March 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Sir András Schiff explores the fascinating final sonatas of four great masters. Haydn’s C-Major Sonata, an extraordinarily playful work written during his second visit to London, takes advantage of the innovations that English piano makers achieved by extending the range of the instrument. Mozart’s C-Major Sonata, featuring the delicate “In an 18th-Century Drawing Room” theme, is an enduring favor
Wednesday 11 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York The exuberant virtuosity of Italian Baroque music is showcased in this program with mandolin star Avi Avital and the scintillating Venice Baroque Orchestra . Vivaldi’s brilliant string writing is the heart of his energetic sinfonias and beloved “Summer” from The Four Seasons . The Venetian master also wrote dazzling music for other instruments, including lute, recorder, and mandolin. These works a
Thursday 12 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York Sasha Cooke continues to win accolades for her opera and song performances. The New Yorker has praised her “luminous tone,” and she’s been called “equal parts poise, radiance, and elegant directness” ( Opera News ). As part of this recital, Cooke sings the world premiere of a work by Pulitizer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts.
Thursday 12 March 2015, 19:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at CarnegieHall. This members-only event will be hosted by ... the Jacobs Room at 6:30 PM. This event is open exclusively to CarnegieHall members at the... Join us for an exclusive evening of conversation with Meredith Monk, who holds the 2014-2015
Saturday 14 March 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Comedian and actor John Mulaney can currently be seen as the creator, writer, star, and executive producer of FOX’s Mulaney . He also continues to tour the country as a standup comedian following his two specials, The Top Part and New in Town . Previously, Mulaney worked at Saturday Night Live as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and writer.
Sunday 15 March 2015, 14:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Singer and dancer Sbongiseni Duma takes families on a joyous, interactive musical journey to South Africa. “Bongi” and his group share unique features that make South African music so cool, including the use of vocal clicks, call and response, hand movements, and dance steps that will get everyone up out of their seats. When “Bongi” and a small ensemble of African djembe drums, percussion, acousti
Monday 16 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York The Sunday Times (London) said the members of the Elias String Quartet “make a beautiful sound, burnished yet translucent, and play with vigor and subtlety.” Beethoven’s “Serioso” Quartet, written while the composer was besieged by personal problems, finds joy in its finale. The String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135, has episodes of Haydn-like humor, a gorgeous set of variations, and closes with an e
Wednesday 18 March 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York A highlight of Joyce DiDonato ’s Perspectives series is this celebration of music from the bel canto era. Curated by the mezzo-soprano, this evening of arias, ensembles, and orchestral selections ranges from Rossini and Bellini to surprising gems by lesser-known composers of the time. Joining The Philadelphia Orchestra is a lineup of well-known bel canto stars: soprano Nicole Cabell , tenor Lawren
Wednesday 18 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York A story of love gained and then lost is told through the beauty of early English song. Songs by Purcell, Dowland, Lanier, Campion, Blow, Morley, and others form a pastiche song cycle that’s rich with poetry and great beauty. Part of Salon Encores .
Thursday 19 March 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York “It can be hard not to wax hyperbolic when confronted with the pianist Piotr Anderszewski ´s sensitive touch and potent imagination,” declared The New York Times . Known for his individuality and fresh interpretations, Anderszewski is renowned for his musical intellect and thoughtful approach. The Guardian said, “The tone and touch of Anderszewski´s playing are so seductive that it is easy to forg
Thursday 19 March 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Combining music by new artists and established composers through the eras, the Classical Saxophone Project presents an eclectic program featuring Javier Oviedo and Jean-Pierre Schmitt with the CSP Orchestra .
Saturday 21 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York Manhattan Concert Productions presents Mozart’s “Coronation” Mass, performed by the Masterworks Festival Chorus and soloists, with New York City Chamber Orchestra and conductor Z. Randall Stroope . Also on the program is an array of choral works, including Gorczycki’s “In virtute tua,” Childs’s “The Moon is Distant from the Sea,” and Russian folk song “Veniki,” all performed by the National Festiv
Saturday 21 March 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York JUNO Award nominee and classical harpist Caroline Léonardelli and Toronto-based mezzo-soprano and CBC radio host Julie Nesrallah recreate a French salon concert from the Impressionist period. The program features solo harp works by major French composers from Caroline’s latest recording, and songs by French composers including Reynaldo Hahn and Claude Debussy.
Sunday 22 March 2015, 15:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Meredith Monk invites a group of colleagues from the new music, classical, jazz, and DJ worlds to demonstrate her wide-reaching influence and to celebrate her 50th anniversary of creating work in New York. Featuring an all-Monk program with Monk and her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble at the helm, the concert includes music from her opera ATLAS , selections from the acclaimed Songs of Ascension , and new
Wednesday 25 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York Since arriving in the US from his native Brazil, Cyro Baptista has made a splash as one of the premiere percussionists in the country. Touring and recording with a wide range of artists from Yo-Yo Ma to JAY Z, Baptista’s imaginative style mixes Afro-Brazilian beats with jazz to create music that brings down the house every time.
Wednesday 25 March 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York The Abby Whiteside Foundation presents an encore performance at CarnegieHall of two New York City ... jazz and improvisational ensembles in Weill Recital Hall. Both groups are also celebrating new album
Thursday 26 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York Pianist Richard Goode ’s “fluid, often tempestuous performances had the twin virtues of fidelity to the scores and the sense of freshness that comes of an in-the-moment approach to phrasing,” said The New York Times . Goode anchors an ensemble that explores the expressive power and vivid color of music by three early-20th-century French masters. Debussy’s Cello Sonata in D Minor has a compelling,
Thursday 26 March 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Lost, hidden, and forgotten. These works were never performed during their composers’ lifetimes, but came to light decades later, shining new light on their creators.
Friday 27 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York lovely vocalism,” qualities she brings to her New York recital debut at CarnegieHall. This concert ... recital halls have made her a singer in great demand. Opera News praised her “magnetic stage presence and
Friday 27 March 2015, 17:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Pianist Richard Goode has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today´s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. Observe him as he explores Debussy’s Preludes with young pianists in a public master class.
Friday 27 March 2015, 20:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York Noted for her exquisite voice, Lucilla Galeazzi brings to life the old folk music of Italy, from Umbria to Calabria and Puglia. Her arrangements of Italian songs and dance melodies celebrate the beauty and vitality of the Mediterranean’s multicultural heritage with an ensemble that features fiddles, guitars, and percussion.
Monday 30 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York 25-year-old Israeli violinist Asi Matathias , former student of Pinchas Zukerman, performs Brahms, Beethoven, Strauss, Takemitsu, and Saint-Saëns with pianist Victor Stanislavsky .
Monday 30 March 2015, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Manhattan Concert Productions presents Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass , performed by the Masterworks Festival Chorus and soloists, with New York City Chamber Orchestra and conductor Anton Armstrong . Also on the program is a collection of choral works, including Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus , Haydn’s “The Heavens are Telling” from The Creation , and Barnwell’s “Wanting Memories,” all performed by the Natio
Tuesday 31 March 2015, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York Maestro and violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) for its centennial gala concert presentation of "In the Fiddler´s House.” The performance features Klezmer musicians Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Kurt Bjorling, Judy Bressler, Frank London, Hankus Netzky, Lorin Skamberg, Andy Statman, and The Klezmer Conservatory Band, along with special guests.