Passover in Exile

04/21/2011 at 08:00 PM – Carnegie HallThe annual Passover reading of the Haggadah was particularly meaningful for German Jewish composer Paul Dessau during his exile in Paris. Suppressed for decades, this grand choral work finally gets its U.S. premiere.

Conductor’s Notes Maestro Leon Botstein explains it all in special Q&A sessions starting one hour before each concert in Stern Auditorium. Free for all ticket holders.

Moses: Sanford Sylvan, bass-baritone
Seder Leader: Denis Sedov, bass
Solo Soprano: Alyson Cambridge, soprano
Father: Philip Horst, bass-baritone
Rabbi Akiva: Kevin Burdette, bass
Rabbi Eliezer: Branch Fields, bass
Rabbi Tarfon: Darren Anderson, tenor
Solo Alto: Margaret Gawrysiak, mezzo-soprano
Pharaoh: Corey Bix, tenor
Rabbi Eleasar: Matthew Burns, bass-baritone
Rabbi Joshua: David Adam Moore, baritone
Solo Tenor/A Jew: Christian Reinert, tenor
Solo Bass: Kevin Thompson, bass

The Collegiate Chorale Singers

Brooklyn Youth Chorus

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    Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

    04/12/2011 at 07:00 PM – Peter Norton Symphony Space
    Partial view seats are available for $10 each by calling the Symphony Space Box Office at 212.864.5400. These seats have a full view of conductor Leon Botstein for the discussion, performance, and Q&A.

    Hear a musical tale about the origin of Beethoven’s ninth symphony, then enjoy a full performance andQ&A with Maestro Botstein and the orchestra.

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      Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8

      04/10/2011 at 04:00 PM – Peter Norton Symphony SpaceHear a musical tale about the origin of Beethoven’s eighth symphony, then enjoy a full performance and Q&A with Maestro Botstein and the orchestra.

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        American Harmonies: The Music of Walter Piston

        03/29/2011 at 08:00 PM – Carnegie HallPiston is a legendary figure, a largely self-taught “composer’s composer” who has had a profound impact on contemporary American music. Enjoy two of his award-winning symphonies as the teacher gets his night in the spotlight.

        Conductor’s Notes Maestro Leon Botstein explains it all in special Q&A sessions starting one hour before each concert in Stern Auditorium. Free for all ticket holders.

        Blair McMillen, piano
        Miranda Cuckson, violin

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          The Music of Spain: Composers of the Civil War

          02/25/2011 at 08:00 PM – Carnegie HallThe Spanish Civil War was a period of intense cultural activity that had a dramatic impact on its artists.Hear how the music changed with a pre-war symphonic poem, followed by works by composers who fled the country, but kept Spain alive in their music.

          Conductor’s Notes Maestro Leon Botstein explains it all in special Q&A sessions starting one hour before each concert in Stern Auditorium. Free for all ticket holders.

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            Beethoven, Wellington’s Victory

            02/15/2011 at 07:00 PM – Peter Norton Symphony SpaceHear a musical tale about the origin of Beethoven’s Wellington’s Victory, then enjoy a full performanceand Q&A with Maestro Botstein and the orchestra.

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              Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7

              02/13/2011 at 04:00 PM – Peter Norton Symphony SpaceHear a musical tale about the origin of Beethoven’s seventh symphony, then enjoy a full performanceand Q&A with Maestro Botstein and the orchestra.

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                Albéric Magnard’s Bérénice

                01/30/2011 at 02:00 PM – Carnegie HallThis dramatic tour de force, considered by many to be the best of the French Wagnerian operas, tells of the dramatic love affair between the Queen of Judea and Titus, heir to the Roman Empire. It explores contrasts between East and West, romantic and classic, female and male.

                Conductor’s Notes Maestro Leon Botstein explains it all in special Q&A sessions starting one hour before each concert in Stern Auditorium. Free for all ticket holders.

                Michaela Martens, mezzo-soprano
                Brian Mulligan, baritone
                Gregory Reinhart, bass
                Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano
                The Collegiate Chorale Singers

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                  Music and the Bible

                  11/02/2010 at 08:00 PM – Carnegie HallCommunal singing and sacred oratorios were a vital part of Europe’s religious resurgence in the 1800s. The two major works on this program are by Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix’s sister; and Louis Spohr, whose contemporaries found him as masterful as Beethoven and Mozart.

                  Conductor’s Notes Maestro Leon Botstein explains it all in special Q&A sessions starting one hour before each concert in Stern Auditorium. Free for all ticket holders.

                  Heather Buck, soprano
                  Brian Stucki, tenor
                  Cynthia Hanna, mezzo-soprano
                  Philip Horst, bass baritone
                  The Collegiate Chorale

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                    Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6

                    10/24/2010 at 04:00 PM – Peter Norton Symphony Space

                    Hear a musical tale about the origin of Beethoven’s sixth symphony, then enjoy a full performance andQ&A with Maestro Botstein and the orchestra.

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