Monday, March 26, 2012
David Zinman blows the cobwebs off six Beethoven's symphonies in three concerts with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall that also include Stravinsky's Capriccio (Peter Serkin), Barber's Cello Concerto (Alisa Weilerstein), and Hartmann's Concerto Funebre (Gil Shaham).
Lorin Maazel celebrates 50 years of conducting the Vienna Philharmonic with three Carnegie Hall concerts that include his own arrangement of The Ring Without Words, three Sibelius symphonies, and works by Mozart, Richard Strauss, and members of the Johann Strauss family.
March 2-4 and 30-31
Marin Alsop, the Baltimore Symphony, and chorus accompany Carl Dreyer's silent 1928 film The Passion of Joan of Arc with Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light score at Meyerhoff Hall and Strathmore (North Bethesda MD), before taking the film and orchestra to Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley CA on March 31, where the night before she conducts Fanfares by Copland and Tower, Higdon's Percussion Concerto with Colin Currie, and Prokofieff's Symphony No. 5.
March 5 and 10
Carnegie Hall honors Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, first in a March 5 concert of five of her vocal works with Solistes XXI and video artist Jean-Baptiste Barriere, then on March 10 as David Robertson and the St Louis Symphony perform her Quatre Instants with Karita Mattila plus Debussy's Printemps and Stravinsky's complete Firebird.
Ton Koopman leads the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir in Bach's Mass in B minor in Urbana IL, Berkeley CA, Tucson AZ, Chapel Hill NC, and Newark NJ, and in Bach's Magnificat and two cantatas in Chapel Hill and New York City.
March 8-17 and 27-30
After a warm-up of three concerts with ten composers at Davies Hall, Michael Tilson Thomas brings his San Francisco Symphony to Carnegie Hall at the end of the month for an expanded version of his American Mavericks Festival of four concerts, adding works by Ruggles, Del Tredici, Partch, Reich, Monk, and Subotnick.
Sarasota Opera adds Barber's Vanessa with soprano Kara Shay Thomson and conductor David Neely to the mix of its spring season that also includes Bizet's Carmen, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, and Verdi's Otello.
Riccardo Muti finally gets his turn with Cherubini's Requiem with the Chicago Symphony and Chorus at Orchestra Hall, along with Brahms's Schicksalslied and Schoenberg's Kol Nidre.
March 18 and April 19
Leon Botstein and his American Symphony continue a season of rarities at Carnegie Hall with a concert staging of Franz Schmidt's opera Notre Dame in March and an all-George Crumb concert of three works in April.
Stephen Hough is both composer and soloist as Nicholas McGegan and the Indianapolis Symphony and Choir perform the world premiere of his Missa Mirabilis, plus Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1, Haydn's Symphony No. 30, and Brahms's Gesang der Parzen at the Circle Theatre.
April 26-May 26
Andrew Davis conducts the Canadian Opera Company's double-bill of Zemlinsky's Florentine Tragedy and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi with Alan Held and Gun-Brit Barkmin. Also part of the spring season at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre are Handel's Semele and Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman.
"Music in concert." American Record Guide Mar.-Apr. 2012: 3. Fine Arts and Music Collection. Web. 26 Mar. 2012.
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