Bang on a Can All-Stars, VIENNA: CITY OF DREAMS and More Set for Carnegie Hall, Feb 2014

Carnegie Hall has announced its February 2014 calendar. Details below!

Saturday, February 1 at 1:00 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world, and experimental music, New York's amplified ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars (pictured at right), co-founded by 2013-2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair David Lang, present a Carnegie Hall Family Concert. Pre-concert activities take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.

Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Eleftheria Arvanitaki, one of today's most talented Greek singers, brings her unique gift for both rebetiko, a genre of folk music popular with refugees from Asia Minor in the early 20th century, and contemporary Greek music to Carnegie Hall.

Sunday, February 2 at 2:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Early-music specialist Harry Bicket (pictured at right) returns to Carnegie Hall leading The English Concert for the next installment in their Handel project-the rarely heard oratorio Theodora featuring soprano Dorothea Röschmann in the title role, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Irene, countertenor David Daniels as Didymus, tenorAndrew Kennedy as Septimius, bass-baritone Neal Davies as Valens, and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, under the direction ofJulian Wachner. A pre-concert talk starts at 1:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with Benjamin Sosland from The Juilliard School.

Lang Lang
Tuesday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

The dynamic pianist Lang Lang gives a solo recital of piano sonatas by Mozart and ballades by Chopin.

Thursday, February 6 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Pianist Daniil Trifonov presents a recital program that includes Stravinsky's Serenade in A, selections from Ravel's Miroirs, Schoenberg's Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11, and Schumann's Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 (with posthumous etudes).

Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)

American lyric soprano Amanda Majeski collaborates with pianistAlan Darling on a recital including Haydn's "Berenice, che fai," Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42, Berg's Sieben frühe Lieder, and folk songs by Benjamin Britten and Percy Granger.

Friday, February 7 at 10:00 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Inspired by classic pop, rock, and soul, the acoustic quartet Lake Street Dive performs both original songs and unique arrangements of classic hits with its groove-driven strain of indie-pop. Presented in partnership with WFUV.

Saturday, February 8 at 8:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Portuguese vocalist António Zambujo merges traditional fado withcante alentejano-a North African-influenced male chant from southern Portugal-and Brazilian popular music in a solo concert.

Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson performs a recital that includes Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109; Schubert's Fantasy in C Major, D. 760, "Wanderer Fantasy"; Griffes's The Night Winds, Barcarolle, and The White Peacock; and Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58.

Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Violinist and director Fabio Biondi leads Europa Galante in an all-Vivaldi program entitled A Windy Season of Vivaldi that features wind concertos and selections from Vivaldi's beloved The Four Seasons.

Tuesday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Conductor Bernard Haitink (pictured at right) leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a two-night series of concerts. On Tuesday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra is joined by pianist Murray Perahia for Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54. Also on the program is Brahms's Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op.98, and Steven Stucky's (after Henry Purcell) Funeral Music for Queen Mary. The following evening, Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra and Mr. Haitink offer an all-Ravel program that includesAlborada del gracioso, Shéhérazade, and the complete Daphnis et Chloé featuring mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)

Violinist Stefan Jackiw collaborates with pianist Anna Polonsky on a program featuring Brahms's Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Stravinsky's Suite italienne; Richard Strauss's Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18; and the world premiere of David Fulmer's They Turn Their Channeled Faces to the Sky, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.

Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Baritone Gerald Finley (pictured at right) sings Franz Schubert'sWinterreise with pianist Julius Drake.

Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Principal Conductor Yuri Temirkanov (pictured at right) leads the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in a two concerts. On Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Denis Kozhukhin is featured in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23. Also on the program are excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and Giya Kancheli's Niente. On Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra plays Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63, featuring violinist Julia Fischer on a program that also includes Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27.

Michael Feinstein
Friday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinsteinperforms a special concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage to be joined by Tony Award-nominee Laura Osnes and other guests to be announced. (Christine Ebersole, originally announced as part of this program, will no longer appear.)

Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Music Director George Manahan conducts the American Composers Orchestra, The Crossing chamber choir, and pianists Stephen Gosling and Margaret Kampmeier in a program entitled Orchestra Underground: Lines on a Point. Music to be performed includes the New York premieres of David Lang's statement to the court and TEd Hearne's Ripple, plus the world premieres of Lisa Coons's Shadow Studies and Amy Beth Kirsten's strange pilgrims (featuring video byMark DeChiazza). Also on the program is Steve Reich's Eight Lines.

Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)

Violinist Fabio Biondi (pictured at right) returns to Carnegie Hall following his February 11 concert leading Europa Galante, this time collaborating with harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss on a program of Baroque music to include Locatelli's Sonata in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 12 and four works by J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata in G Major, Violin Sonata No. 6 in G Major, Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, and Italian Concerto.

Jonas Kaufmann / HELMUT DEUTSCH
Thursday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his much-anticipated Carnegie Hall recital debut with pianist Helmut Deutsch. The program is to be announced.

Friday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

The Ebène Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall, performing Haydn's String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 20, No. 5; Schumann's String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3; and Mendelssohn's String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80.

Friday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (pictured at right) leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Richard Strauss's Metamorphosen: A Study for 23 Strings; Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107 featuring Truls Mørk; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica."

Saturday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Percussionist Glenn Kotche (Wilco) collaborates with composer/performer Missy Mazzoli and her group Victoire, as well as sopranos Mellissa Hughes and Martha Cluver and mezzo-sopranoVirginia Wamken, on a program featuring the world premieres of new works by Kotche and Mazzoli, both commissioned by Carnegie Hall. Also on the program is the New York premiere of John Luther Adams'sIlimaq for Solo Percussion.

Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

As part of his three-concert series focusing on the music of Brahms, pianist Emanuel Ax collaborates with cellist Yo-Yo Ma on a recital of works by the composer, including Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38, and Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99. The program also features the New York premiere of a new work by composer Anders Hillborg that is inspired by Brahms and co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall. This program by Mr. Ax and Mr. Ma is The Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert, in remembrance of the longtime president of Carnegie Hall.

February 21 - March 16, 2014
(Various Venues)

This February and March, Carnegie Hall presents Vienna: City of Dreams, a three-week citywide festival celebrating the artistic legacy of Vienna, with performances and events at Carnegie Hall and partner venues throughout New York City.

February Vienna: City of Dreams events at Carnegie Hall include:

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra are led by conductor Franz Welser-Möst in the first two of seven festival performances by the orchestra in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m., they are joined by soprano Ricarda Merbeth, mezzo-soprano Zoryana Kushpler, tenor Peter Seiffert, bass Günther Groissböck, and the New York Choral Artists for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Also on the program is Schoenberg'sFriede auf Erden. The following evening, Wednesday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m., Maestro Welser-Möst leads the orchestra in Mozart's Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200; Johannes Maria Staud's On Comparative Meteorology; and Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 in A Major.

Fortepiano player Kristian Bezuidenhout performs a solo recital of works by Mozart and C. P. E. Bach on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall.

Ensemble ACJW plays Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K. 452, Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, and the New York premiere of a new work by contemporary Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas on Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall.

Daniele Gatti (pictured at right) conducts the Vienna State Opera and Chorus in a concert performance of Berg's Wozzeck on Friday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The opera features Matthias Goerne in the title role, Evelyn Herlitzius as Marie, Monika Bohinec as Margret, Herbert Lippert as the Drum Major, Norbert Ernst as Andres, Wolfgang Bankl as Doctor, Herwig Pecoraro as the Captain, Andreas Hörl and Clemens Unterreiner as the First and Second Apprentices, Peter Jelosits as the Madman, andFranz Gruber as the Soldier. A pre-concert talk begins at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School, Ara Guzelimian.

For complete concert information, click here.

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