Wednesday 22 October 2014, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York The Guardian said, “The Belceas still play like a young quartet, seizing the music’s energy, shocking us out of our seats with every fortissimo.” The three works on the program were all premiered in Vienna. Mozart’s F-Major Quartet, his last in the form, was commissioned by the King of Prussia, an amateur cellist and, of course, features a number of cello solos. Brahms’s C-Minor Quartet’s intensit
Thursday 23 October 2014, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Jonathan Biss first appeared with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in 2005. Like Orpheus, he is on a Beethoven mission, recording all 32 piano sonatas, publishing a book, and teaching an online class, Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas , as an extension of his role on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music. Biss and Orpheus reunite for a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Rossini
Friday 24 October 2014, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four´s arrival in America with their greatest hits recreated by the acclaimed Finnish vocal ensemble Rajaton .
Friday 24 October 2014, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York South African dramatic soprano Elza van den Heever won raves for her 2013 Metropolitan Opera debut as Elizabeth I in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda . Now this remarkable singer displays her tremendous range and versatility in her New York recital debut, singing Handel arias and songs by Schumann, Brahms, Fauré, and three South African composers. Part of Salon Encores .
Saturday 25 October 2014, 14:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Polish-born soprano Maria Knapik and Montreal pianist-conductor Michel Brousseau offer a concert dedicated to Chopin’s melodies for voice and piano. Showcasing a romantic sensibility, these pie?ni (“songs”) are unique vocal vignettes that express an intimate side of the composer. The concert will be opened by New York-based pianist Christina Altamura .
Saturday 25 October 2014, 18:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York 20 years ago, Saviour: A Modern Oratorio combined an oratorio format with contemporary sounds and style to create a unique musical work. Christian music composers, arrangers, and vocal artists gather for this anniversary celebration performance.
Monday 27 October 2014, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York The symphony orchestra, choir, and soloists of Astana Opera present “Voice of Asia,” a concert featuring a broad spectrum of Kazakh musical performing arts and ancient folk instruments, including the dombyra and kobyz . The program includes Kazakh national songs and music written by modern composers Zhubanov-Khamidi, Rakhmadiev, and Mukhamedzhanov, as well as excerpts from masterpieces by Verdi, R
Monday 27 October 2014, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York This is the latest project in an ongoing collaboration between the Johannesburg-born visual artist William Kentridge and his South African compatriot Philip Miller . Their artistic partnership dates back to Kentridge’s 1993 film Felix in Exile , part of his celebrated Soho Eckstein series for which Miller wrote the score. Paper Music features a selection of films by Kentridge with music by Miller,
Tuesday 28 October 2014, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Pianist Daria Rabotkina performs three works that show the expressive scope and stretch the stylistic boundaries of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras of composition, and contrast vigorous and energetic motives with others that are intensely and transcendently spiritual.
Wednesday 29 October 2014, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York “There’s just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history, and Steve Reich is one of them,” wrote The Guardian . Two of Reich’s early works, Clapping Music and Drumming , are featured alongside the US premiere of Quartet. Clapping Music is a fascinating exploration of rhythm and syncopation, while the groundbreaking Drumming was conceiv
Thursday 30 October 2014, 19:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI) was set up in 1995, shortly after the cessation of violence in Northern Ireland. Established primarily as a peace initiative, the orchestra sought to unite young people from both sides of the Irish border through music. Having gained international recognition for their years of work in peace and reconciliation, the orchestra extended its focus towards s
Thursday 30 October 2014, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York This program explores the dual impulses of the classical and jazz traditions. Louisiana pianist Willis Delony performs original compositions plus music by Bill Evans and Duke Ellington, Chopin’s kaleidoscopic Polonaise-fantaisie , movements from Samuel Barber’s jazz-inflected Sonata, Parisian-based American composer Joseph Makholm’s Three Conceptions , four pieces for piano by Los Angeles jazz and
Thursday 30 October 2014, 20:30 - Carnegie Hall, New York Kesivan Naidoo is one of the exciting leaders of the next wave of Cape jazz performers. A composer and drummer, Naidoo leads a fiery quintet that is equally exciting when playing a standard or an original composition, or covering an Ornette Coleman tune. Kesivan and The Lights make their New York debut in this concert.
Friday 31 October 2014, 20:00 - Carnegie Hall, New York Throughout his life, Mahler maintained that he did not compose music to preexisting programs. But after the 1895 premiere of his “Resurrection” Symphony, critics asked him for a program. He reluctantly gave in and, between 1896 and 1901, provided three programs for the work, all of which he later withdrew. While the three descriptions differ, the sung texts of the symphony’s fourth-movement “Urlic