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Marriage Actually

October 15, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM Concert 8 PM—10:10 PM Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) PROGRAM All-Richard Strauss Program 4 Symphonic Interludes from Intermezzo Parergon on…

Requiem for the 20th Century

December 10, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM Concert 8 PM—10:10 PM Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) PROGRAM Ralph Vaughan Williams – Symphony No. 6 György Ligeti –…

Mona Lisa

February 20, 2015

Carnegie Hall

Friday, February 20, 2015 Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM Concert 8 PM—10:20 PM Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) PROGRAM Max von Schillings – Mona Lisa (sung in German) English…

Opus Posthumous

March 26, 2015

Carnegie Hall

Thursday, March 26, 2015 Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM Concert 8 PM—10:10 PM Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) PROGRAM Franz Schubert – Overture from Claudine von Villa Bella Anton…

Music-U

Music U.

April 19, 2015

Carnegie Hall

In a country without kings and courts, universities have served as the patrons for many of America’s greatest composers. Five Ivy League composers are featured in this concert. Maestro Leon…

American Variations: Perle at 100

May 29, 2015

Carnegie Hall

Friday, May 29, 2015 Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM Concert 8 PM—10:05 PM Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) PROGRAM George Perle – Adagio William Schuman – New England Triptych…

Schubert’s Great C Major Symphony

October 26, 2014

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Sunday, October 26, 2014 Discussion/Performance/Q&A 4 PM—6:30 PM Peter Norton Symphony Space PROGRAM Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 9 (“The Great”) ARTISTS Leon Botstein, conductor Elliott Forrest, host Schubert’s last…

Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony

February 8, 2015

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Sunday, February 8, 2015 Discussion/Performance/Q&A 4 PM—6:30 PM Peter Norton Symphony Space PROGRAM Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 ARTISTS Leon Botstein, conductor Elliott Forrest, host Hard reality. Swiftly…

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Janáček’s Sinfonietta

April 26, 2015

Peter Norton Symphony Space

Originally titled the “Military Sinfonietta” and dedicated “to the Czechoslovak Armed Forces,” this brassy fanfare depicts scenes from Janáček’s home city of Brno following the announcement of Czech independence. Leon…

The Long Christmas Dinner

December 19, 2014

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Holiday Opera! Friday, December 19, 2014 8 PM—10 PM Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center PROGRAM Thornton Wilder – The Long Christmas Dinner (one-act play) Paul Hindemith – The Long Christmas…

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Elgar

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…

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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…

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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…

Freidenstag

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Nono

Intolerance

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…

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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…

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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…