Praised for her “trademark purity of voice and meticulous attention to detail,” mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is “an artist as eloquent as versatile” (The Observer). From opera and art song to popular music and new commissions, von Otter’s artistry is always sincere and compelling. She is joined by highly expressive keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout in a program with much for Schubert fans to love, as well as selections by Lindblad and Mozart.
Anne Sofie von Otter, Kristian Bezuidenhout
Part of TŌN’s Sight & Sound series In the hit series Sight & Sound, conductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts. A discussion is accompanied by on-screen artworks and musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now, followed by a full performance and audience Q&A. When 18th-century scholars exhumed ancient Greek and Roman sculptures that had spent more than a millennium underground, they assumed that the pieces had been created without color. Based on their observations of those newfound objects, art scholars built an imaginary picture of the classical past; with it came a set, “classical” idea of musical structure and form, cemented by its originator, “Papa” Franz Josef Haydn. A century later, as late romanticism jettisoned fixed forms for passionate expressionism, Johannes Brahms fought to retain classicism as the aesthetic standard—and though musical classicism eventually ran its course, Brahms’s Variations provide a unique look back to its origins.
Part of TŌN’s Sight & Sound series In the hit series Sight & Sound, conductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts. A discussion is accompanied by on-screen artworks and musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now, followed by a full performance and audience Q&A. England was a thriving home for the arts under the volatile Tudor dynasty, where an international community of artists and merchants navigated the lofty demands of royal patrons including England’s first two reigning queens. In 1955, British documentarian John Taylor examined Elizabethan England against a regal score by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. These selections from that score, adapted by Muir Mathieson, focus on three major figures of the Tudor era: Sir Francis Drake, William Shakespeare, and the namesake herself, Queen Elizabeth I.
Part of TŌN’s Carnegie Hall series Conductor and Music Director Leon Botstein highlights four German and Austrian composers of the early 20th century whose music was unfairly ignored or suppressed following World War II. TŌN is partnering with the Hugo Kauder Society to debut a new restoration of the Viennese composer’s First Symphony.
The ASO spotlights Richard Strauss’s seldom heard pastoral opera Daphne. With its lush orchestral palette, endlessly shifting harmonic motion, sumptuous melodies, combined with a diaphanous serenity typical of Strauss’s later style, Daphne reveals to us a composer arguably at the peak of his career, supremely confident in his abilities as both composer and dramatist. In an even rarer presentation, performed along with this opera is its Epilogue, an a capella choral addition written in 1943, a poignant illustration of the affection Strauss had for Daphne. Tickets will be available on November 1, 2022 at carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800, or visiting the box office at 57th St & 7th Ave.
Participating Groups West Bloomfield High School Choirs Christ Episcopal Church Chancel Choir Kimberly High School Choir
Participating Groups St. Paul Lutheran Church, Addison, IL, USA King's Grant Presbyterian Church Virginia Beach VA FIRST UNITED MTHODIST CHURCH UVALDE (Texas/United States) Beaver Valley Choral Society, (Pennsylvania)
Participating Groups Chesapeake Messiah Chorus Sing Napa Valley The Lakeshore Singers L.A. Daiku Association, Inc. /Los Angeles, CA Warrenton Chorale American International School Of Vienna High School Choir Trinity Episcopal Church Choir, St. Mary's City, MD, USA Treasure Coast Chamber Singers
DCINY presents an evening of Mediterranean-inspired music by Greek composer Dinos Constantinides.
The producers of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY present a concert curated by Nobuo Uematsu that celebrates the extensive FINAL FANTASY music catalogue. Conductor and GRAMMY-Award winner Arnie Roth leads an orchestra and chorus of 100 musicians on stage with exclusive HD video direct from creators at Square Enix. Yoko Shimomura, composer of FINAL FANTASY XV, will be in attendance for this concert.
As the calendar turns from one year to the next, the New York String Orchestra reminds us that great music truly is timeless. Experience the Carnegie Hall tradition that brings us together every December, as the ensemble returns with Jonathan Biss in an evocative program of Prokofiev’s “Classical” Symphony, Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto, and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony.
Musician, educator, and composer, Andrew James Safioleas will be presenting collections of his work which invites the audience to explore the impact that music has on our lives. This program will consist of ensemble & solo works. Safioleas is the author of the juvenile educational work, "The Wonderful Gift of Music."
Program HANDEL Messiah