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Philly Orchestra, Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Spano and More Set for Carnegie Hall, Oct 2013

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Carnegie Hall has announced its October 2013 calendar. Details below!

THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launch Carnegie Hall's 2013-2014 season with a Gala Opening Night concert, performing Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March, Op. 31, Saint-Saëns's Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila, and Ravel's Boléro. Violinist Joshua Bell is featured in Saint-Saëns's Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28, and Ravel's Tzigane. Vocalist and double bassist Esperanza Spalding joins the orchestra for three works from her acclaimed album Chamber Music Society in new arrangements commissioned by Carnegie Hall.

THE NEW YORK POPS
Friday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke kick off their Carnegie Hall season with jazz trumpet superstar Chris Botti (pictured at right) in An Evening With Chris Botti, featuring his Grammy Award-nominated spin on favorites that include "Over the Rainbow," "Summertime," and "When I Fall in Love."

SPHINX VIRTUOSI / CATALYST QUARTET
Tuesday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Presented by The Sphinx Organization in partnership with Carnegie Hall, Sphinx Virtuosi collaborates with the Catalyst Quartet for A Dialogue Between Two Eras that includes Britten's Simple Symphony, Op. 4; selections from Bach's Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Paquito D'Rivera's Wapango; Jessie Montgomery's Strum; Vivaldi's Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Strings, and Continuo; and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's Sinfonietta No. 1. Violinist Adé Williams is also featured in Perkinson's Louisiana Blues Strut: A Cakewalk, for solo violin.

MARIINSKY ORCHESTRA
Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

The Mariinsky Orchestra performs three concerts in celebration of Music Director Valery Gergiev's 60th birthday. Each concert focuses on a different Russian composer with repertoire that is closely associated with Maestro Gergiev: Stravinsky (ballets The Firebird,Pétrouchka, and Le sacre du printemps) on October 10; Shostakovich (Piano Concerto No. 1 with Denis Matsuev and Symphony No. 8) onOctober 11; and Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto No. 3 with Mr. Matsuev and Symphonic Dances) on October 15.

CAROLYN SAMPSON
Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)

British soprano Carolyn Sampson gives a recital of works by Purcell, joined by viola da gamba player Beiliang Zhu, lutist Paul O'Dette, and harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss.

JON BATISTE & STAY HUMAN
Saturday, October 12 at 9:00 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Jazz pianist Jon Batiste, a member of the legendary Louisiana Batiste lineage of musicians, collaborates with his Stay Human band, known for their impromptu performances throughout New York City.

THE MET ORCHESTRA
Sunday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Music Director James Levine leads The MET Orchestra in Verdi's Overture to I vespri Siciliani, Elliott Carter's Variations for Orchestra, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92. Special guest mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joins the orchestra and Maestro Levine to perform Rossini's Giovanna d'Arco (arr. by Salvatore Sciarrino) and arias from Mozart's La clemenza di Tito.

THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE with Yo-Yo Ma
Wednesday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

The Silk Road Ensemble and Artistic Director Yo-Yo Ma return to Carnegie Hall in celebration of its 15th anniversary with a program including the New York premieres of John Zorn's Suite from Book of Angels, Vijay Iyer's Playlist for an Extreme Occasion, and David Bruce's Cut the Rug, as well as performances of past Ensemble favorites: Angel Lam's Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain; Giovanni Sollima's The Taranta Project; and Jia Daqun's The Prospect of Colored Desert.

THE LONE BELLOW
Friday, October 18 at 10:00 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Brooklyn-based trio The Lone Bellow brings its unique blend of folk, gospel, and country music, performing songs from their self-titled debut album, presented in partnership with WFUV.

IAN BOSTRIDGE / IESTYN DAVIES / JOSHUA HOPKINS / JULIUS DRAKE
Sunday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Carnegie Hall's celebration of Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday launches in October with tenor Ian Bostridge, countertenor Iestyn Davies, baritone Joshua Hopkins, and pianist Julius Drakeperforming the composer's complete Canticles, also featuring French horn player Leelanee Sterrett and harpist Bridget Kibbey. The program also offers selected songs from Purcell as realized by Britten, Michael Tippett, and Thomas Adès.


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