CARNEGIE HALL PERSPECTIVES SERIES WITH BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER ON
GALA OPENING NIGHT, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1Ms. Mutter Appears at Carnegie Hall Throughout the 2014–2015 Season, Including
Collaborations with Pianists Lambert Orkis & Yefim Bronfman, and Cellist Lynn Harrell;
Leading the Mutter Virtuosi; and as the Featured Soloist with the
Danish National Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony
| Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter—widely recognized as a champion of new music as well as for her commitment to artistic excellence, dedication to the growth of classical music, and for her support of young artists—presents a six-concert Carnegie Hall Perspectives series throughout the 2014—2015 season, demonstrating all of her core artistic interests. Ms. Mutter champions 20th- and 21st-century violin repertoire throughout her series, including contemporary works written for her by Sebastian Currier, Norbert Moret, and André Previn.“Growing up as a young musician,” Ms. Mutter said, “there were a few places one would dream about, and Carnegie Hall most certainly was that one place. There have been such magical moments of communication, which are unforgettable for the people who have been present at these concerts as well as for the artists who have been on stage. And I think that’s the mystery of Carnegie Hall.”Ms. Mutter’s Perspectives series begins with her appearance with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker for Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Ms. Mutter first collaborated with the orchestra in 1977 in Berlin. This performance marks her first appearance with the orchestra in the United States.
Ms. Mutter returns to Carnegie Hall for two concerts in November: a recital with her frequent collaborator, pianist Lambert Orkis on November 11, and on November 18 leading the Mutter Virtuosi—an ensemble of young students and professional string players who are alumni of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. She appears for three additional performances later in the 2014—2015 season, including with conductor Cristian Măcelaru and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto on February 11; with pianist Yefim Bronfman and cellist Lynn Harrell performing Beethoven and Tchaikovsky trios on April 14; and finally with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony performing Berg’s Violin Concerto and Moret’s En rêve on April 28—a concert that is also part of Maestro Tilson Thomas’s 70th birthday celebration. Complete details on Ms. Mutter’s Perspectives series are below.
October 1: Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala with the Berliner Philharmoniker
The concert airs on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York kicking off the fourth annual Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, and hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon. Concerts in the series are available for live streaming on wqxr.org and carnegiehall.org/wqxr. During every broadcast, WQXR and Carnegie Hall will host live web chats, including Twitter commentary by the broadcast team, from backstage and in the control room, connecting national and international fans to the music and to each other.
Ms. Mutter said, “Coming to Carnegie Hall with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bruch concerto and Sir Simon Rattle is obviously a very important moment in my life because that orchestra is linked so much with the beginnings of my musical life with [Austrian conductor Herbert von] Karajan. But I have never traveled to America with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and it somehow feels particularly festive and wonderful.”
November 11: Recital with Pianist Lambert Orkis and Double Bassist Roman Patkoló
Over the past quarter century, Ms. Mutter and Mr. Orkis have appeared together on concert stages around the world. They have recorded multiple albums for Deutsche Grammophon, including a 1999 album of Beethoven sonatas, which won a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
November 18: Mutter Virtuosi
February 11: Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra
April 14: Chamber Music with Pianist Yefim Bronfman and Cellist Lynn Harrell
April 28: New World Symphony
About the Artist
Anne-Sophie Mutter has long used her public profile to support and promote charitable causes, notably those associated with the alleviation of medical and social problems. Her benefit concerts–62 to date–have raised funds for a host of organizations worldwide. Mutter’s many awards and honors reflect the nature of her humanitarian work as well as the excellence of her artistry. She received the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 2008, the Légion d’honneur in 2009 for services to contemporary French music, and the 2011 Erich-Fromm-Preis for the advancement of Humanism through social engagement. Additional honors include the Merit Cross 1st Class of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Mendelssohn and Brahms Prizes, the Herbert von Karajan Music Prize and the Bavarian Order of Merit. In 2013 Anne-Sophie Mutter was inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences as a Foreign Honorary Member.
Carnegie Hall’s Perspectives
Previous Perspectives artists have included conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim; conductors Pierre Boulez, James Levine, Michael Tilson Thomas, and David Robertson; violinists Gidon Kremer and Christian Tetzlaff; cellist Yo-Yo Ma; pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Leif Ove Andsnes, Martha Argerich, Emanuel Ax, Maurizio Pollini, Andras Schiff, Peter Serkin, and Mitsuko Uchida; sopranos Renee Fleming and Dawn Upshaw; bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff; the Emerson String Quartet; the Kronos Quartet; early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata; Senegalese vocalist Youssou N’Dour; Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso; Indian classical table player Zakir Hussain; experimental rocker David Byrne; and singer-songwriter James Taylor. During the 2014–2015 season, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato also presents a Perspectives series.
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Opening Night Gala Lead Sponsor: PwC
The Carnegie Hall presentations of the Berliner Philharmoniker are made possible by a leadership gift from Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
Tickets: $75–$250 (limited availability)
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
THE ANNUAL ISAAC STERN MEMORIAL CONCERT
SEBASTIAN CURRIER Ringtone Variations (US Premiere)
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Concerto for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
JEAN SIBELIUS Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke”
Sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
FRANZ SCHUBERT Incidental Music from Rosamunde
Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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