Avi Avital, The Parker Quartet and More Set for Carnegie Hall, Jan 2014

Avi Avital, The Parker Quartet and More Set for Carnegie Hall, Jan 2014

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


Wednesday, January 9 at 8:00 p.m.
(Paul Hall, The Juilliard School)

In a free concert at The Juilliard School's Paul Hall, Ensemble ACJW, performs Ligeti's Ten Pieces for Wind Quintet; Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp; Scriabin's Andante from Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 30; and Fauré's Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15.

Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16
(Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall)

In celebration of renowned mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne's 80th birthday, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute presents The Song Continues, an annual celebration of the art of the vocal recital. Events include:

Two recitals in Weill Recital Hall, the first featuring mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall (pictured at right) and pianist Ken Nodaon Monday, January 13 at 5:30 p.m., and baritone Joseph Lim on Wednesday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Three public master classes led by Marilyn Horne onMonday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m., pianist Martin Katz onTuesday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall, and mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig (pictured at right) onWednesday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall.

An all-star culminating concert in Zankel Hall on Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m., featuring hosts Samuel Ramey andFrederica von Stade, with performances by vocalistBarbara Cook, sopranos Renée Fleming and Brenda Rae, mezzo-sopranos Jamie Barton and Isabel Leonard, countertenor David Daniels, tenor Piotr Beczala, baritoneLester Lynch, and pianists Martin Katz and Warren Jones.

Friday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m.
(Weill Recital Hall)

Mandolin player Avi Avital (pictured at right), swiftly earning acclaim for creating a fresh legacy for his instrument, is joined in concert by harpist Sivan Magen and the Enso String Quartet, for a program featuring works by J.S. Bach, Ernest Bloch, Yasuo Kuwahara, and Manuel De Falla, plus the New York premiere of David Bruce'sCymbeline.

Friday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Pianist Jonathan Biss (pictured at right) performs Brahms'sKlavierstücke, Op. 119; selections from Kurtág's Játékok; Chopin's Nocturnes, Op. 62, and Polonaise-fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61; and a pair of Beethoven sonatas: No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90, and No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein."

Saturday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

The Takács Quartet (pictured at right) plays the complete quartets of Bartók, performing all six works within 24 hours over two consecutive days in Zankel Hall. (Quartets 1, 3, and 5 on January 18; Quartets 2, 4, and 6 on January 19.)

Monday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m.
(Zankel Hall)

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs the New York premiere of his work Barcarolle, along with Nicolas Medtner's Piano Sonata in E Minor, Op. 25, No. 2, "Night Wind," and Schubert's Four Impromptus, D. 935.

Tuesday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Pianist Emanuel Ax begins a three-concert focus on the music of Brahms in a program with mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. Together, they will perform Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121, and other selected lieder, and Mr. Ax will play selected works for piano. All three concerts in this series-including a recital with Yo-Yo Ma on February 23 and a solo recital by Mr. Ax on May 15-will feature new works co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for Mr. Ax and inspired by the music of Brahms. In this concert, Mr. Ax and Ms. von Otter perform the New York premiere of a new work by Nico Muhly.

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

Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (pictured at right) is joined by pianistGraham Johnson in recital. Program is to be announced.

Thursday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m.
(Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)

Following two October 2013 performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, pianist Denis Matsuev returns to Carnegie Hall for a recital of works by Haydn, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff.

Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m..
(Weill Recital Hall)

Grammy Award-winning ensemble The Parker Quartet performs Mendelssohn's String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1; Thomas Adès's Arcadiana for String Quartet, Op. 12; and Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117.

For complete concert information, click HERE.

Pictured: Avi Avital