Jeff Spurgeon

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.

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Airs Friday, May 13, at 12 noon. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Bach Collegium Japan takes the stage with music by Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel. Masaaki Suzuki conducts from the Harpsichord with soprano Joanne Lunn featured in two Bah Cantatas. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer will host with special guest John Hockenberry.

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Airs Friday, May 13, at 12 noon. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Bach Collegium Japan takes the stage with music by Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel. Masaaki Suzuki conducts from the Harpsichord with soprano Joanne Lunn featured in two Bach Cantatas. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer will host with special guest John Hockenberry.

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Airs Friday, May 6, at 12 noon. This week on Carnegie Hall Live the Saint Lawrence String Quartet will perform Haydn's String Quartet Op. 20, No. 5 in F minor; the Second Quartet by John Adams;  and Beethoven's String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131. The Saint Lawrence String Quartet features Geoff Nuttall & Owen Dalby, violins; Lesley Robertson, viola; and Christopher Costanza, cello. Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer will host.

Airs Thursday, June 18, at 11 p.m. On this week's Carnegie Hall Live we celebrate Great American Orchestras with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Muti who will lead the orchestra in Mendelssohn's Meeresstille und glücklicheFahrt, Op. 27; Debussy's La mer; and the Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 43, The Divine Poem by Scriabin. Jeff Spurgeon will host and is joined by Isaac Mizrahi.

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