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, November 15, 2018, at 1 p.m. For this performance, conductor Kirill Petrenko and the Bavarian State Orchestra — or Bayerisches Staatsorchester — both made their Carnegie Hall debut. Listen to a performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto, featuring soloists Julia Fischer on violin and Daniel Müller-Schott on cello; as well as Tchaikovsky’s programmatic Manfred Symphony. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer host.

Airs Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 1 p.m. The Carnegie Hall Live series continues with Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic. The all-Brahms program showcases the composer’s playful side with the Academic Festival Overture, the nods to past influences via the Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, and the much anguished-over First Symphony that catapulted him into the ranks of great German composers. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer host.

Airs Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 1 p.m. The Carnegie Hall Live series continues with violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk presenting an evening of chamber music featuring Mozart's Violin Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 454; The Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18 by Richard Strauss; Janáček's Violin Sonata; and Schubert's Fantasy in C Major, D. 934.

Airs Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 1 p.m. In this performance recorded live at Carnegie Hall, acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang performed a solo recital weaving together works across the romantic repertory. The program features a pair of ballades by Brahms; Schumann's Kreisleriana (based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann character, the eccentric conductor Johannes Kreisler); and finally Beethoven's deeply moving "Hammerklavier" Sonata. Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, joined John Schaefer to co-host this live broadcast.

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Airs Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 3. The performance also features mezzo-soprano Mihoko Fujimura, MasterVoices and the Manhattan Girls Chorus. The symphony is a monumental work — the longest in the standard repertoire. John Schaefer and mezzo-soprano dynamo Susan Graham co-host the broadcast.

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