Carnegie Hall Live

Wednesdays at 8:00 PM

Valley Public Radio is proud to announce the new broadcast season of Carnegie Hall Live! Hear some of the top artists in classical music perform on the most famous stage in the Unites States in this special 13 week long season, beginning April 1. The broadcasts can be heard on FM89 Wednesday nights from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM through June 24th.

The series begins on April 1 with a performance by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Simon Rattle and featuring guest soloist Anne Sophie Mutter.

This season, each program will be co-hosted by luminaries from the arts world. Joining series host Jeff Spurgeon will be Soprano Deborah Voigt with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce co-hosting the Trifonov piano recital, New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and more!

2015 Broadcast Season:

April 1: Opening Night Gala featuring the Berlin Philharmonic with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter

RACHMANINOFF:           Symphonic Dances, Op. 45          
BRUCH:                                Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26     
STRAVINSKY:                     Closing Scenes from The Firebird   

April 8: Academy of Ancient Music

J.S. BACH:                            Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major, BWV 1069         
J.S. BACH:                            Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067                                                                          
J.S. BACH:                            Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066         
J.S. BACH:                            Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068

April 15: San Francisco Symphony with violinist Gil Shaham

SAMUEL ADAMS:             Drift and Providence (NY Premiere)         
PROKOFIEV:                       Violin Concerto No. 2                                        
RAVEL:                                  Daphnis et Chloé (complete)                                   

April 22: Daniil Trifonov, solo piano

J.S. BACH:                            Fantasy and Fugue for Organ in G Minor, BWV 542 (trans. for piano by Liszt) BEETHOVEN:                    Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111     
LISZT:                                    Transcendental Etudes, S. 139                                          

April 29: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

MENDELSSOHN:             Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 27  
DEBUSSY:                            La mer                                                                  -                                                                         
SCRIABIN:                           Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 43, The Divine Poem

May 6: Thomas Hampson, baritone

Selections by:                    R. STRAUSS, MAHLER, HINDEMITH, IVES

May 13: Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Leif Ove Andsnes, piano and conductor

BEETHOVEN:                      Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19           
BEETHOVEN:                      Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37                 
BEETHOVEN:                      Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58  

May 20: András Schiff, Piano

HAYDN:                                Piano Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI: 50               
BEETHOVEN:                      Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109   
MOZART:                             Piano Sonata in C Major, K 545                       
SCHUBERT:                         Piano Sonata in C Minor, D. 958

May 27:  Philadelphia Orchestra with Nicole Cabell, soprano; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

Selections by:                    ROSSINI, BELLINI, DONIZETTI and others

June 3: Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall, director – “Before Bach”

Selections by:                    LULY, MARAIS, COUPERIN, and RAMEAU

June 10:  English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI:  Vespers

June 17:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Mariss Jansons and piano soloist Mitsuko Uchida, piano

BEETHOVEN:                      Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
SHOSTAKOVICH:              Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47

June 24: National Youth Orchestra and Gil Shaham

BERNSTEIN:                        Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
BRITTEN:                              Violin Concerto, Op. 15
SAMUEL ADAMS:             Radial Play (Carnegie Hall commission)
MUSSORGSKY:                  Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)