Carnegie Hall 2013-2014 Season

The Philadelphia Orchestra today announced it will open Carnegie Hall’s 2013-14 season with an October 2 Gala performance led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, which will be heard live across the globe as part of the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series. This highly-anticipated evening of music launching Carnegie Hall’s new season will feature vocalist and double-bassist Esperanza Spalding, as well as acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell. Works by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, and Ravel will be performed, as well as three Carnegie Hall-commissioned arrangements by American jazz pianist Gil Goldstein of songs by Ms. Spalding, Leonardo Genovese, and Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington, performed by Spalding. One of these works will feature violinist Joshua Bell, who will also perform Tchaikovsky’s Valse-scherzo and Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo capriccioso during this same concert.

PROGRAM UPDATE: For Carnegie Hall’s October 2 Gala performance, Tchaikovsky’s Valse-scherzo will not be performed. Instead, Joshua Bell will perform Ravel’s Tzigane, for violin and orchestra. Bell is still slated to perform Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo capriccioso as previously announced.

 

Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala

October 2 at 7:00 PM – Wednesday evening – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Joshua Bell Violin
Esperanza Spalding Vocalist

Tchaikovsky Marche slave
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo capriccioso, for violin and orchestra
Ravel Tzigane, for violin and orchestra
Saint-Saëns "Bacchanale," from Samson and Delilah
Spalding "Apple Blossom" (arr. Gil Goldstein, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Genovese "Chacarera" (arr. Gil Goldstein, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Tiomkin, Dimitri & Washington, Ned "Wild is the Wind" (arr. Gil Goldstein, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Ravel Bolero

 

December 6 at 7:30 PM – Friday evening – Carnegie Hall, New York

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Hélène Grimaud Piano

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

 

February 21 at 8:00 PM – Friday evening – Carnegie Hall, New York

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Truls Mørk Cello

Strauss Metamorphosen
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”)

 

May 2 at 8:00 PM – Friday evening – Carnegie Hall, New York

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili Violin

Barber Adagio for Strings
Bartók Violin Concerto No. 1
Bruckner Symphony No. 9