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Hungary Torn

May 2, 2013

Carnegie Hall

05/02/2013 at 08:00 PM – Carnegie Hall Build a package with two or more concerts and save up to 15%! Single tickets $25/$35/$50 The Jewish population of Hungary suffered a…

Elliott Carter: An American Original

November 17, 2013

Carnegie Hall


Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2pm
Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 1pm
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Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

October 27, 2013

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 4pm Peter Norton Symphony Space Pricing: $25 / $35 Felix Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 5 Always a favorite with concertgoers, this symphony raises some fascinating…

Strauss: Self-Portrait of the Artist

December 15, 2013

Carnegie Hall

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2pm—3:30pm Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 1pm Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) Richard Strauss — Feuersnot Schweiker von Gundelfingen: Clay Hilley, tenor Ortolf Sentlinger: Jeffrey Tucker, bass…

This England

January 31, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Friday, January 31, 2014, 8pm—10:10pm Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7pm Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) Sir Arthur Bliss — Things to Come Frank Bridge — Phantasm Robert Simpson — Volcano…

Schumann’s Symphony No. 2

February 23, 2014

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 4pm—6:30pm Peter Norton Symphony Space Robert Schumann — Symphony No. 2 Of all of Schumann’s symphonies, the second is the most indebted to the spirit of…

Moses: an oratorio

March 27, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 8pm—10:20pm Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7pm Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) Max Bruch — Moses Leon Botstein, conductor Moses: Sidney Outlaw, baritone Aaron: Kirk Dougherty, tenor…

Brahms’ Symphony No. 2

April 13, 2014

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 4pm—6:30pm Peter Norton Symphony Space Johannes Brahms — Symphony No. 2 Leon Botstein, conductor The nostalgic beauty of this work is matched by its exuberance and…

Forged from Fire

May 30, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Friday, May 30, 2014, 8pm—10pm Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7pm Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) Max Reger — A Patriotic Overture Charles Ives — Orchestral Set No. 2 Ernest Bloch…

New York Avant-Garde

October 3, 2013

Carnegie Hall

Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 8pm Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7pm Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) Pricing: $25 / $35 / $50 George Antheil — A Jazz Symphony Charles Griffes…

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The Apostles

May 12, 2017

Carnegie Hall

England’s greatest composer since Purcell wrote a magnificent but rarely-heard setting of the New Testament. Elgar’s The Apostles follows the story of the Twelve through the Resurrection. On a par…


Prague Central: Great 20th Century Czech Composers

February 10, 2017

Carnegie Hall

Though right in the center of the group of countries that defined the western musical tradition, Czech composers often felt like outsiders looking in. Perhaps it was this strange perspective…


Bernstein and the Bostonians

November 18, 2016

Carnegie Hall

This concert pays tribute to a group of composers known as the “Boston School” who lived, studied, taught, and composed in and around that city. This group of friends, of…


Troubled Days of Peace

October 19, 2016

Carnegie Hall

Two one-act operas with strikingly different reactions to tyranny. The Dictator (1928) explores the rise of a charismatic fascist leader, based loosely on Mussolini. Day of Peace (1938) remains controversial…


The Sounds of Democracy

October 11, 2017

Carnegie Hall

American democracy was shaped by the ideals, vision, and principles of its leaders, particularly Roosevelt and Kennedy. These presidents protected our liberties, including freedom of expression, and stood by the…


Triumph of Art

December 7, 2017

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Each of these composers was influenced by confrontation with authoritarian regimes, both fascist and communist. This concert reveals the compositional response to resistance, inner emigration, and exile by three leading…


Hollow Victory: Jews in Soviet Russia after the World War

January 28, 2018

Carnegie Hall

Despite the brutal suppression of Jewish culture in the late 1940s under Stalin, Jewish composers sustained a vibrant and active musical culture, as these grippingly beautiful works reveal. Explore the…



March 1, 2018

Carnegie Hall

In post-Fascist Italy, Luigi Nono attempted to reverse the darkness of Mussolini and rescue art from being the handmaiden of the state. His one-act opera Intolleranza 1960 speaks out against…


A Walt Whitman Sampler

October 17, 2018

Carnegie Hall

Walt Whitman, the defining 19th-century poetic voice of America, inspired several generations of European composers. In the 20th century, Whitman’s poetry was beautifully adapted during World War I by Othmar…


The Key of Dreams

March 22, 2019

Carnegie Hall

Based on the French play Juliette, ou La clé des songes (Juliette, or The Key of Dreams) by Georges Neveux, Martinů’s operatic masterpiece Julietta, one of the greatest 20th-century works…