Carnegie Hall Celebrates The Holiday Season With Festive Concerts

Carnegie Hall Celebrates The Holiday Season With Festive Concerts

Carnegie Hall celebrates the holiday season with a variety of festive concerts this December. On Friday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 22 at 8:00 p.m., Broadway's original Mary Poppins Ashley Brown rings in the holiday season with The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke with Essential Voices USA offering two evenings of classic and contemporary carols including "Deck the Halls," "Winter Wonderland," and "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

The New York String Orchestra, an ensemble of remarkable young players from around the world who come together each December for a seminar of rehearsals and performance preparation, is conducted by Jaime Laredo, who is celebrating 25 years with the orchestra, in their annual pair of year-end concerts celebrating the orchestra's 50th anniversary. On Monday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m., the program features Mendelssohn's The Hebrides Overture; Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins and Orchestra in B Minor, Op. 3, No. 10, featuring Jinjoo Cho, Pamela Frank, Bella Hristova, Kyoko Takezawa; and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, with Yefim Bronfman. On Friday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m., the Orchestra returns with Joshua Bell playing Brahms's Violin Concerto in N*E*R*D Major, Op. 77, on a program that also includes Walker's Lyric for Strings and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique." Also part of the 50th anniversary celebration, on December 28, notable alumni-including concertmasters and principals of outstanding orchestras from Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Chicago - and guest conductor Karina Canellakis-return to perform side-by-side with the outstanding young musicians.

About Carnegie Hall

Since 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance. Its walls have echoed with applause for the world's outstanding classical music artists as they have for the greatest popular musicians and many prominent dancers, authors, comedians, social crusaders, and world figures who have appeared on its stages.

Carnegie Hall presents a wide range of performances each season on its three stages-the renowned Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall-including concert series curated by acclaimed artists and composers; citywide arts festivals featuring collaborations with leading New York City cultural institutions; orchestral performances, chamber music, new music concerts, and recitals; and the best in jazz, world, and popular music. Complementing these performance activities, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and social impact programs that annually serve more than 600,000 people in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall's commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. For more information, visit carnegiehall.org.

Program Information

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor

Ashley Brown, Guest Artist

Essential Voices USA

Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

UNDER THE MISTLETOE

Program to include:

TRADITIONAL "Deck the Halls" (arr. Carmen Dragon)

EDWARD POLA / GEORGE WYLE "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (arr. Steven Reineke)

JAMES LORD PIERPONT "Jingle Bells" (arr. David Lai; orch. Ryan Shirar)

FELIX BERNARD / RICHARD B. SMITH "Winter Wonderland" (arr. Tim Berens)

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Nutcracker

JOSEPH CARLTON BEAL / JAMES ROTH BOOTHE "Jingle Bell Rock" (arr. Steven Reineke)

JOHN JACOB NILES "I Wonder As I Wander" (arr. Steven Reineke)

WALTER KENT / KIM GANNON "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (arr. Steven Reineke)

MYKOLA LEONTOVICH "Carol of the Bells" (arr. David Hamilton)

TRADITIONAL Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah (arr. Larry Hochman and Judith Clurman)

LEROY ANDERSON "Sleigh Ride"

December 21 concert is sponsored by KPMG LLP

December 22 concert is sponsored by Mastercard, the Official Card of Carnegie Hall

Tickets: $40-$145.

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Monday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

NEW YORK STRING ORCHESTRA

Jaime Laredo, Conductor

Jinjoo Cho, Violin

Pamela Frank, Violin

Bella Hristova, Violin

Kyoko Takezawa, Violin

Yefim Bronfman, Piano

FELIX MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides Overture

ANTONIO VIVALDI Concerto for Four Violins and Orchestra in B Minor, Op. 3, No. 10

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Stella and Robert Jones.

Tickets: $32-$70.

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Friday, December 28 at 8:00 p.m.

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

NEW YORK STRING ORCHESTRA

Jaime Laredo, Conductor

Joshua Bell, Violin

with

Karina Canellakis, Guest Conductor

GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings

JOHANNES BRAHMS Violin Concerto in N*E*R*D Major, Op. 77

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathétique"

This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Stella and Robert Jones.

Tickets: $32-$70.

Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

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