VIOLINIST CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF ON OCTOBER 29
Other Highlights this Season Include an All-Spanish Program on March 10 and
Works by Haydn and Purcell with Susan Graham and Nicholas McGegan on April 7
Additional Appearances Include a December 14 Gala Concert
—An Evening with Sting: Symphonicities—
And a Family Concert Featuring Two New Works for Children on April 10
|Carnegie Hall presents Orchestra of St. Luke’s in five concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage this season, starting on Thursday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. with Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leading a program that includes Stravinsky’s Suite No. 2; and Tchaikovsky’s rarely heard Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13, “Winter Daydreams.” Also on the program is Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 with soloist Christian Tetzlaff.
On Thursday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m., Maestro Heras-Casado returns to conduct an all-Spanish program paying tribute to his native country. Pianist Javier Perianes joins the orchestra for Manuel de Falla’s Noches en los jardines de España; and flamenco singer Marina Heredia performs de Falla’s El amor brujo. Also on the program are Eduardo Toldrà’s Vistas al mar and Joaquín Turina’s La oración del torero arranged for string orchestra. Orchestra of St. Luke’s closes its Carnegie Hall series on Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m. with guest conductor Nicholas McGegan leading the orchestra in a program of works by Haydn and Purcell with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.
In addition to its own three concert series at Carnegie Hall, Orchestra of St. Luke’s joins Sting on Monday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. as he brings his highly acclaimed Symphonicities to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage for An Evening with Sting: Symphonicities a one-night-only gala benefit concert conducted by Rob Mathes. The performance features Sting’s greatest hits reimagined for symphonic arrangement and marks his first time headlining a full performance at Carnegie Hall. On Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m., Orchestra of St. Luke’s and conductor Rossen Milanov are featured in a Carnegie Hall Family Concert, The Mountain That Loved a Bird and Other Stories, featuring two new orchestral works for children: the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw’s The Mountain That Loved a Bird, based on the book by Alice McLerran and commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project; and the New York premiere of Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and based on the book by Norton Juster.
About the Artists
Heras-Casado is a regular guest with the Chicago and San Francisco symphony orchestras, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Berlin, Münchner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariinsky Orchestra, and The Metropolitan Opera. In 2015/2016, he returns to the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. He makes his debuts with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and Wiener Symphoniker; continues his collaborations with Ensemble intercontemporain, Freiburger Barockorchester, and the Balthasar Neumann Chor & Ensemble; and appears at the Mozarteum Salzburg, where he is invited annually for Mozartwoche. The season’s opera projects include Rigoletto at The Metropolitan Opera and I due Foscari at Teatro Real.
In previous seasons he has conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. He has also appeared at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Salzburger Festspiele, and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and regularly returns to the Lucerne Festival.
Heras-Casado records for harmonia mundi, as well as Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv Produktion, where he is an Archiv Ambassador. He has received numerous prizes for his recordings, including three ECHO Klassik awards, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, two Diapason d’Or, and a Latin Grammy. Recent releases on harmonia mundi include Schumann’s Violin and Piano Concertos with Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov, Schubert’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 with Freiburger Barockorchester, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2 with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. For Archiv, he has recorded a disc of the works by Jacob, Hieronymus, and Michael Praetorius, and an album celebrating the legendary castrato singer and maestro Farinelli. He also appears on a Sony release of Verdi’s baritone arias with Plácido Domingo and a Deutsche Grammophon DVD of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore from Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
Pablo Heras-Casado holds the Medalla de Honor of the Rodriguez Acosta Foundation. In 2012, he was awarded the Golden Medal of Merit by the Council of Granada, his hometown, of which he is also an Honorary Ambassador. In 2014, he joined Spanish charity Ayuda en Acción supporting the eradication of poverty and injustice in the world.
Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) is one of America’s most versatile and distinguished orchestras, collaborating with the world’s greatest artists and performing approximately 80 concerts each year—including its Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series, Chamber Music Series at The Morgan Library & Museum and Brooklyn Museum, and summer residency at Caramoor Music Festival. In its 41-year history, OSL has commissioned more than 50 new works, has given more than 175 world, U.S., and New York City premieres; and has appeared on more than 100 recordings, including four Grammy Award winners and seven releases on its own label, St. Luke’s Collection. Pablo Heras-Casado is OSL’s principal conductor.
OSL grew out of a chamber ensemble that began giving concerts at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village in 1974. Today, the 21 virtuoso artists of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble make up OSL’s artistic core.
OSL owns and operates The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Midtown Manhattan, where it shares a building with the Baryshnikov Arts Center. The DiMenna Center is New York City’s premier venue for rehearsal, recording, and learning, having quickly gained a reputation for its superb acoustics, state-of-the-art facilities, and affordability. Since opening in 2011, The DiMenna Center has welcomed more than 100,000 visitors, including more than 400 ensembles and artists such as Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, James Taylor, and Sting. OSL hosts hundreds of neighbors, families, and school children at its home each year for free community events.
Through its Education & Community programs, OSL has introduced audiences across New York City to live classical music. OSL brings free chamber concerts to the five boroughs; offers free interactive music programs at The DiMenna Center; provides chamber music coaching for adult amateurs; and engages 10,000 public school students each year through its Free School Concerts. In 2013, OSL launched Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s (YOSL), an intensive in- and after-school instrumental coaching program emphasizing musical excellence and social development, in partnership with community organizations and public schools in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.
IGOR STRAVINSKY Suite No. 2
Monday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.
A Gala Benefit
Gala benefit tickets include the best possible concert seating as well as admission to either a pre-concert cocktail reception at Carnegie Hall’s Rohatyn Room for $1,000 or the post-concert dinner at The Plaza starting at $2,500. Tables of 8 or 10 for the gala dinner begin at $25,000. All gala tickets are available for purchase by calling the Special Events office at 212-903-9679 or visiting online at carnegiehall.org/specialevents.
A limited number of concert-only tickets, priced $125–$350, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online at carnegiehall.org.
Thursday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m.
EDUARDO TOLDRÀ Vistas al mar
Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m.
JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 75 in D Major
Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m.
The Mountain That Loved a Bird and Other Stories
ROBERT XAVIER RODRIGUEZ The Dot and the Line (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, based on the book by Norton Juster)
Major support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are made possible, in part, by endowment gifts from The Irene Diamond Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.
Thanks to the New York City Administration for Children’s Services and the New York Department of Homeless Services for supporting families at these concerts.
Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.