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. Available at no charge to stations, each episode is post-produced to a 2-hour format.

Hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon and Clemency Burton-Hill. 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 Michael Tilson Thomas.

Airs Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. For this episode of Carnegie Hall Live, the period-instrument ensemble Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique led by John Eliot Gardiner presented an all-Berlioz program. The centerpiece of the broadcast was Harold in Italy, a work that beautifully shows the composer's talent for painting pictures with music. The featured soloist was violist Antoine Tamestit. The night's selections also included a pair of vocal works, La mort de Cléopâtre and excerpts from his grand opera Les Troyens, featuring mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot.

Airs Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. Join us as Carnegie Hall Live launches a brand new season of concerts beginning with and Opening Night Gala concert featuring the San Francisco Symphony and superstar soloists Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald, led by Michael Tilson Thomas. They will be featured in Gershwin's "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess along with broadway selections from She Loves Me, South Pacific, and other favorites. Also on the concert we'll hear the Aria from Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 by Villa-Lobos, Gershwin's Cuban Overture, the Mephisto Waltz No.

Below are the programs from past seasons of Carnegie Hall Live

Airs Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 1 p.m. This final broadcast of the Carnegie Hall Live series features the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, conducted by Marin Alsop. 116 musicians from 33 states gathered for three weeks of intensive training that culminated in this performance recorded live at Carnegie Hall in July 2017. The concert features John Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine," Gabriela Lena Frank' Apu, Tone Poem for Orchestra (the New York premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall), and Mahler's Symphony No. 1, the Titan.

Airs Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 1 p.m. This broadcast features the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Mariss Jansons. Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann is the soloist for Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto, and the orchestra also performs the Overture to Rossini’s William Tell and Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer are your broadcast guides.