Mariss Jansons to Lead Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Concerts at Carnegie Hall, 5/16-18
This May, Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons leads the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in three performances in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The series begins on Friday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m. with Mr. Jansons leading the orchestra in a concert featuring John Adams's 1996 piece Slonimsky's Earbox, a work based on Stravinsky's Le chant du rossignol. In addition, the program includes Richard Strauss's epic tone poem Don Juan, Op.20, and Berlioz's beloved Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14.
The series continues on Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m. when Mr. Jansons leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58, featuring acclaimed pianist Mitsuko Uchida, paired with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47.
The final concert in the series on Sunday May 18 at 2:00 p.m. includes Ligeti's Atmosphères, Brahms's pastoral Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73, and Berg's Violin Concerto with Gil Shaham as soloist.
The May 17 concert with Mitsuko Uchida will be aired on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and on stations nationwide as part of the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall in collaboration with American Public Media and hosted by WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon and American Public Media's Fred Child. Concerts in the series are available for live streaming on wqxr.org and carnegiehall.org/wqxr. To encourage community and conversation, the series offers robust content surrounding each concert, including live web chats, Twitter commentary by the broadcast team from backstage and in the control room, live and on-demand audio, videos, program notes, photo galleries, and more, connecting national and international fans to the music and to each other.