Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

04/29/2012 at 04:00 PM – Peter Norton Symphony SpaceBartók’s most popular work has been blowing people away for almost 70 years. Find out how it re-ignited his career, then enjoy the masterpiece in a thrilling performance.

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    Crumb

    04/19/2012 at 08:00 PM – Carnegie Hall
    All seats: $25

    Choose 2 or more concerts and save 10% Now here’s something you won’t hear every day! The Pulitzer Prize-winning “Echoes of Time and theRiver” and the Grammy Award-winning “Star-Child” are featured on this tribute to the one-of-a-kindGeorge Crumb, who explored techniques like Spoken Flute and pouring glass marbles into a piano.

    All-George Crumb Program

    • Audrey Luna, soprano
    • The Collegiate Chorale Singers
    • Brooklyn Youth Chorus

    • Variazioni
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    • Echoes of Time and the River
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    • Star-Child: A Parable
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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    03/18/2012 at 02:00 PM – Carnegie Hall
    All seats: $25

    Choose 2 or more concerts and save 10%Passion. Betrayal. Revenge. Victor Hugo’s epic novel is given the operatic treatment in Franz Schmidt’s lush and tuneful Notre Dame, which features a famous and beloved Intermezzo.

    • Stephen Powell, baritone
    • Burak Bilgili, bass
    • Corey Bix, tenor
    • David Pershall, baritone
    • Lori Guilbeau, Soprano
    • Robert Chafin, tenor
    • The Collegiate Chorale Singers

    • Franz Schmidt—Notre Dame
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    Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

    02/26/2012 at 04:00 PM – Peter Norton Symphony Space
    All seats: $25

    Choose 2 or more concerts and save 10% Only partial view seats are available at this time. For tickets, please call the Symphony Space box office at 212.864.5400.

    So they rioted at the premiere, but what else? Leon Botstein and the orchestra tell the story behind theepic. You’ll never hear it the same way again.

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      Orientalism in France

      02/10/2012 at 08:00 PM – Carnegie HallIn the late-19th and early-20th centuries, Europe was fascinated with Eastern culture, and many artistsput their own spin on what they thought the Middle East looked and sounded like. These five Frenchpieces show Turkey, India, Egypt, and others as they existed only in the heads of these composers.

      • Julia Zilberquit, piano
      • Julia Bullock, soprano
      • Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano
      • Philip Cutlip, baritone
      • Colin Ainsworth, tenor
      • The Collegiate Chorale Singers

      • Camille Saint-Saëns—Orient et occident
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      • César Franck—Les Djinns
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      • Georges Bizet—Djamileh
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      • Maurice Delage Four Hindu Poems
      • Maurice Ravel Shéhérazade overture

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      Stravinsky Outside Russia

      01/20/2012 at 08:00 PM – Carnegie HallThough he was the most well-known Russian composer of the 20th century, Stravinsky spent much ofhis life in Europe, and later, America. These six pieces represent his work in France, Venice, Los Angeles,and beyond.

      All-Igor Stravinsky Program

      • Keith Miller, bass
      • Anne-Carolyn Bird, soprano
      • Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano
      • Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano
      • Nicholas Phan, tenor
      • Jonathan Beyer, baritone
      • John Douglas Thompson, narrator
      • The Collegiate Chorale Singers
      • The King of the Stars
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      • Mavra
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      • Requiem Canticles
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      • Canticum Sacrum
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      • Babel
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      • Symphony of Psalms
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      • Song of the Volga Boatmen (orch. by Stravinsky)
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      Parallel Lives: Liszt & Busoni

      12/11/2011 at 02:00 PM – Carnegie HallThey were both composers, virtuoso pianists, and teachers, and they first met when Busoni was justnine years old, studying in Vienna. This concert features Busoni’s piano concerto that announced hisarrival as masterful composer, and Liszt’s symphony for the inauguration of a monument to Goethe.

      • Ferruccio Busoni—Piano Concerto
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      • Franz Liszt—Faust Symphony
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      Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

      10/30/2011 at 04:00 PM – Peter Norton Symphony SpaceWhy is Mahler’s first symphony sometimes called the “Titan?” You’ll find out as you get the backgroundstory on the work, and then hear the powerful piece in its entirety.

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        Bauhaus Bach

        10/21/2011 at 08:00 PM – Carnegie HallIn conjunction with the Whitney Museum’s exhibit on the artist Lyonel Feininger, J.S. Bach gets amodernist bent in these 20th-century orchestrations by Arnold Schoenberg, Max Reger and others. Theprogram also features Feininger’s own composition based on a form that Bach perfected—the fugue.

        Opening Night VIP Package includes VIP stage door entrance, prime seating accommodations, and a post-concert reception with Leon Botstein.

        • J.S. Bach (orchestration by Max Reger)—O Mensch, Bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross
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        • J.S. Bach (orchestration by Arnold Schoenberg)—Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist
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        • Lyonel Feininger (orchestration by Richard Wilson)—Three Fugues
        • Arnold Schoenberg—Variations for Orchestra
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        • J.S. Bach (orchestration by Schoenberg)—Prelude and Fugue in E Flat Major, “St. Anne”
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        • J.S. Bach (orchestration by Wolfgang Graeser)—The Art of the Fugue

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