Carnegie Hall Live

Thursday's at 1 p.m.
  • Hosted by Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer

Carnegie Hall Live is a 13-part series featuring performances with some of the world's leading artists and ensembles from throughout the 17-18 concert season. Produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall, the seventh season of Carnegie Hall Live offers concerts in a wide range of styles, from early music to recitals to orchestral performances. The season launches with the Opening Night Gala concert by The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and joined by soloists Lang Lang and Chick Corea. Other highlights in the series include the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with pianist Martha Argerich; the Vienna Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel; the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta; a duo recital with Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk; performances by the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; a solo recital with pianist Sir András Schiff; and a beautiful program of chamber music by the renowned Takács Quartet.

Hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and WNYC's John Schaefer. Special guest co-host Clive Gillinson (Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director), joins for the final program in the series, a performance by the National Youth Orchestra of the USA led by Marin Alsop.

Airs Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 1 p.m. This season opener conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin features the music of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Bernstein's symphonic arrangements of his music for On the Waterfront and West Side Story. Soloists are pianists Lang Lang and Chick Corea, as well as 14-year-old Maxim Lando. The young pianist joined in on a two-piano arrangement of Rhapsody.