Carnegie Hall Live

Airs Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 1 p.m. This concert, recorded in 2018, features the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas in a program of Sibelius, Gershwin, Copland, and a world premiere by Ted Hearne. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet was the featured soloist.

Airs Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. On this concert pianist Beatrice Rana will join the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin in a concert centered around Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3. The concert opens with a Funeral Song by Igor Stravinsky and will close with the Symphony No. 1 by Rachmaninoff.

Airs Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 1 p.m. This concert, led by Iván Fischer, features the Budapest Festival Orchestra in a unique all-Hungarian program. Highlighting works by Béla Bartók as well as traditional Hungarian peasant songs, the concert concluded with a concert performance of Bartók's one-act opera, Bluebeard's Castle.

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Márta Sebestyén, Vocalist
Ildikó Komlósi, Mezzo-Soprano
Krisztián Cser, Bass

Airs Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. This concert, broadcast live from Carnegie Hall features pianist Pianist Mitsuko Uchida leading the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in two concerto's by Mozart, the Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major and the Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor. In between we'll hear Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite by Alban Berg.

Airs Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. This concert, broadcast live from Carnegie Hall features pianist Sir András Schiff performing fantasies, sonatas and suites by Mendelssohn and the most well-known configuration of the "Three Bs" — Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer co-host the broadcast.

Airs Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. This concert, broadcast live from Carnegie Hall features Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations in a delightful concert featuring 17th century French music by Lully, Couperin, Rameau, Marais, Du Caurroy, Sainte-Colombe, Leclair and more.

Airs Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 1 p.m. This concert, broadcast live from Carnegie Hall on February 15, 2019, includes a program of Richard Strauss, Beethoven, and the New York premiere of Guillaume Connesson's Eiréné with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Daniel Harding, featuring pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

Connesson: Eiréné (NY Premiere)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Airs Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. This episode of Carnegie Hall Live features the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, performing quintessentially Italian works by Giuseppe Verdi and Ottorino Respighi. The program also includes Argentine pianist Martha Argerich leading Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto, a personal favorite of hers. This was Argerich's first Carnegie appearance in nearly a decade.

Airs Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. This performance with Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra also featured trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger, who showcased his skills on the piccolo trumpet and cow horn — as well as his voice — in HK Gruber’s Aerial. The program concluded with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, a sprawling work that tugs at your every emotion, from the opening trumpet calls to the finale’s magnificent peaks.

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.