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Carnegie Hall To Celebrate Its 120th Season

   Beginning this Fall ,  Carnegie Hall ,perhaps the most famous concert hall in the world,
will present a  gala celebration of its 120 th  season , with  a galaxy of the world's greatest
conductors ,orchestras , solo instrumentalists and singers , from all corners of the globe .

   Some of the world's greatest orchestras  under such eminent conductors as Lorin Maazel ,
  Sir Simon Rattle , Charles Dutoit ,  Michael Tilson Thomas , Franz Welser- Most ,
  Valery Gergiev , Vladiimir  Ashkenazy ,  Sir Roger Norrington , Sir John Eliot Gardiner and others
  will   perfrm concerts of a wide variety of orchestral works ranging from  the 18th century to the
  present day . 

  These great orchestras include  the Berlin Philharmonic , the Vienna Philharmonic ,
  The Philadelphia orchestra , the Cleveland orchestra ,  the San Francisco symphony,
  St. Louis symphony ,  the London Philharmonic , the orchestra of  the Mariinsky  Theater
  of St. Petersburg, Russia ,  the Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique ,
  and the Boston symphony .  The New York Philharmonic will make one of its rare visits to
  its former home under its music director Alan Gilbert .  If his health permits , James Levine
   will conduct concerts of the Boston symphony ,which he is unfortunately soon due to
   step down from .

     Great pianists include Maurizio Pollini ,  Richard Goode , Andras Schiff , and Yefim
    Bronfman , and violinists  Joshua Bell  and leonidas Kavakos ,  Mitsuko Uchida, Evgeny
    Kissin , Leif Ove Andsnes and Christian Zacharias .
    There will be chamber ensembles such as the Takacs quartet ,  the Kalichstein-
    Laredo- Robinson trio ,  the Ensemble ACJW , and the Borromeo and Pavel Haas
    string quartets .

       The renowned Finnish soprano Karita Mattila ,  Russian soprano Anna Netrebko ,
   the English tenor Ian Bostridge and  German bartone Matthias Goerne will  give recitals,  
    as well as mezzo-soprano Susan Graham .

       There will also be concerts of  music of the Baroque period by such leading  period
    ensembles as  The English Concert ,  Tafelmusik  of Toronto , Les Violins du Roy
    and  Europa Galante .

      The American Composer's orchestra , which specializes American composers as its
      name  indicates , will  give concerts under  Dennis Russell Davies and
      George manahan .

      The San Francisco symphony under its music director Michael Tilson Thomas will
      present a festival   called "American Mavericks " ,  featuring the  highly original
      and iconoclastic music of such American composers as Henry Cowell , John Cage,
      Charles Ives ,  Carl Ruggles , Morton Feldman ,  and the Frenchman  Edgard Varese,
     who lived most of his life in America .

         There is something for all tastes in classical music , and for more information on
     tickets and schedules , you can contact  the website carnegie.org  if you plan to
     visit New York  and are interested .
      

      

    
Posted: Jul 08 2011, 06:04 PM by the horn | with no comments
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