The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Pops and More Set for Carnegie Hall, Dec 2013
Carnegie Hall Presents it's calendar of events for December of 2013, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and The New York Pops.
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Tonight, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra perform Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, and Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83, featuringHélène Grimaud.
Friday, December 6 at 10:00 p.m.
Born into an era of armed struggle along the Niger and Mali border, guitarist and singer-songwriter Bombino is on a mission to bring peace and international brotherhood to the world through song. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of rebellion, while echoing with Jimi Hendrix-like riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré.
Saturday, December 7 at 9:30 p.m.
Note the following musicians added to the performance by the groundbreaking Puerto Rican-born saxophonist Miguel Zenón(pictured at right): pianist Luis Perdomo; bassist Hans Glawischnig; drummer Henry Cole; saxophonists Will Vinson, Michael Thomas,John Ellis, Samir Zarif, and Chris Cheek; trumpeters Mat Jodrell,JoNathan Powell, Michael Rodriguez, and Alexander Norris; and trombonists Tim Albright, Alan Ferber, and Ryan Keberle. Zenón's unique multimedia tribute to his spirited homeland (with videography byDavid Dempewolfe) is entitled Identities are Changeable: Tales from the Diaspora, which blends Latin American folkloric music and jazz to create an entirely new musical language.
DISCOVERY DAY: Benjamin Britten
Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)
Continuing Carnegie Hall's season-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten (pictured at right): a Discovery Day of talks and performance devoted to the composer features a keynote address from Paul Kildea, author of Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century, and a talk from John Bridcut, author of Britten's Children. Pianist Malcolm Martineau has also organized a song recital for the event, featuring Britten works performed by sopranos Joélle Harvey and Emalie Savoy, tenor Paul Appleby, and baritone John Brancy.
Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Ensemble ACJW is led by guest conductor David Robertson in a concert featuring Luciano Berio's Folk Songs with soprano Dawn Upshaw. Steve Reich's City Life and Bartók's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta complete the program.
ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER / LAMBERT ORKIS
Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of their artistic partnership and Carnegie Hall recital debut, the esteemed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter collaborates with pianist Lambert Orkis in a recital featuring the world premieres of new works by Krzysztof Penderecki and André Previn, plus Lutoslawski's Partita, Schubert's Fantasy in C Major, D. 934, and Saint-Saëns's Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 75.