Classical KUSC | Carnegie Hall Live



Saturdays, 8-10 p.m.

June 7th - July 12th

Carnegie Hall Live gives you a front row seat to a showcase of classical music’s leading artists in one of the world's most storied venues.  KUSC, in partnership with Carnegie Hall, WQXR, and American Public Media, brings you this series of six concerts, most of which were recorded over the past several months* at the nation’s most famous concert hall.  Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon are your hosts.

Program Listing

June 7

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
Jeremy Denk, Piano

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503
COPLAND Symphonic Ode

Lauded for their “fresh and daring” (The New York Times) approach to repertoire, the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas come to Carnegie Hall with a program that finds an unexpected dialogue between American works and Viennese classics. Quintessential masterpieces for orchestra by Beethoven and Mozart are juxtaposed with the works of American composers Aaron Copland and Steven Mackey.

June 14

Jonathan Cohen, Conductor and Harpsichord
Alina Ibragimova, Violin
Katherine Watson, Soprano
Nikolay Borchev, Baritone

J. S. BACH Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor, BWV 1041
J. CHRISTOPH BACH "Mein Freund ist mein" from Cantata: Meine Freundin, du bist schön
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10
HANDEL Apollo e Dafne

One of the world’s freshest period-music ensembles, Arcangelo brings together exceptional musicians who display a passion for faithful interpretation that goes far beyond historical understanding. The group brings its dazzling technical ability to a program of works by J. S. Bach and J. C. Bach, as well as Handel’s mythological tale of unrequited love Apollo e Dafne, one of his most ambitious cantatas that set the stage for the brilliant operatic career that followed in the next 30 years of his life.

June 21

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, Condutor
Murray Perahia, Piano

PURCELL / STEVEN STUCKY Funeral Music for Queen Mary
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

The synergy between any conductor and orchestra is always something of a mystery to outsiders, but the rapport between this pair is unmistakable," proclaimed The Boston Globe of this esteemed orchestra and its conductor laureate, the legendary Bernard Haitink. Experience this remarkable connection for yourself when they return to Carnegie Hall for a program of works from the Romantic period by Schumann and Brahms, paired with Purcell / Steven Stucky Funeral Music for Queen Mary.

June 28

Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra
Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor

CHÁVEZ Sinfonía india
ORBÓN Tres versiones sinfónicas
REVUELTAS La noche de los Mayas

This energetic group of young Venezuelans and its acclaimed conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, were a hit when they made their New York premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2007. On this program, they perform works by some of Latin America's finest 20th-century composers, including a suite of lusty, wild music by Silvestre Revueltas.

July 5

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor

MOZART Symphony No. 28
JOHANNES MARIA STAUD On Comparative Meteorology
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 6

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is an integral part of a city rich with a history of important composers and performers. The incomparable orchestra is joined by maestro Franz Welser–Möst for an exploration of enduring scores by influential composers from their native land and a contemporary work from a composer who is creating in Vienna today. The program includes Bruckner’s magnificent and genial Sixth Symphony and Mozart’s Symphony No. 28, paired with Johannes Maria Staud’s On Comparative Meteorology.

July 12

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, Piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

The spirited Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of chief conductor Mariss Jansons, returns to Carnegie Hall! "That this Munich ensemble will handle works from the core repertory with assurance and finesse is as close to a sure bet as music provides" (The New York Times). These much-admired musicians perform Shostakovich's beloved Symphony No. 5 and are joined by dazzling pianist Mitsuko Uchida for Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto.

* Concerts in this series were recorded between November 2013 and May 2014, with one exception: The Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra was recorded in December 2012.

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