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.

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Airs Thursday, September 27, 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 13, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live pianist Martha Argerich will join with Rome’s Santa Cecilia Orchestra under the direction of Antonio Pappano for Verdi's Sinfonia from Aida, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, Respighi's Fountains of Rome and his Pines of Rome plus encores of Ravel's Little Ugly Girl the Valse Triste by Sibelius. 

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Airs Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the renowned Takács Quartet is featured in an emotionally stirring performance of Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 5; Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 11; and Brahms' Second String Sextet. The Takács Quartet are Edward Dusinberre and Károly Schranz (violins), Geraldine Walther (viola) and András Fejér (cello). The quartet was joined by guest violist Ericka Eckert and guest cellist David Requiro.

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Airs Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on Carnegie Hall Live L'Arpeggiata Presents Music of the Italian Renaissance featuring selections by Rossi, Cazzati, L. Allegri, Sances, and Monteverdi plus as a bonus we'll hear Respighi's Pines of Rome performed by Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and to fill out the program Mozart's Violin Sonata in B-flat K. 454 performed by violinist Joshua Bell & pianist Jeremy Denk.

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.

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