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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
New York City

Carnegie Hall’s season ends on a high note, thanks to MTT and the Met Orchestra

By , 05 June 2018
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Chris Lee
New York City

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla: A charming yet forceful first appearance on the Carnegie Hall rostrum

By , 18 May 2018
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Mariss Jansons © Peter Meisel
New York City

Mariss Jansons and the polarities of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony

By , 05 May 2018
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Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson String Quartet © Jennifer Taylor
New York City

An evolving partnership: Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson Quartet at Carnegie Hall

By , 27 April 2018
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Erin Morley (Cunegonde) © Chris Lee
New York City

Glittering Candide: a celebration at Carnegie Hall

By , 18 April 2018
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
New York City

A Boston Symphony performance at Carnegie Hall marked by Mahler’s shadow

By , 11 April 2018
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American Composers Orchestra and George Manahan © Steve J Sherman
New York City

Dreamscapes in New York: genre-busting composers showcased by the American Composers Orchestra

By , 06 April 2018
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Peter Rose and Adrienne Pieczonka © Stefan Cohen
New York City

A Rosenkavalier of masterly élan from Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerische Staatsoper at Carnegie Hall

By , 29 March 2018
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Kirill Petrenko © Wilfried Hösl
New York City

A remarkable, long-overdue debut at Carnegie Hall: Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester

By , 28 March 2018
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Iestyn Davies (Rinaldo) © Chris Lee
New York City

Bicket and The English Concert leave Carnegie Hall thrilled

By , 25 March 2018
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Quatuor Ébène © Julien Mignot
New York City

Quatuor Ébène shines in both rarely performed and standard repertoire

By , 13 March 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Idiomatic Ives but cursory Tchaikovsky from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 25 February 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Unspectacular Mahler and Berlioz from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 24 February 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Brisk Brahms from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 23 February 2018
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Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform at Carnegie Hall © Todd Rosenberg Photography
New York City

Muti and the Chicago Symphony demonstrate the benefits of a long-lasting relationship at Carnegie Hall

By , 10 February 2018
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Stephen Hough at Carnegie Hall in 2015 © Christopher Smith
New York City

Stephen Hough looking at German Romanticism through a Debussian lens

By , 30 January 2018
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Janine Jansen with the RCO at Carnegie Hall © Richard Termine
New York City

Daniele Gatti and the Royal Concertgebouw at Carnegie Hall: an evolving collaboration

By , 18 January 2018
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The Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti © Richard Termine
New York City

The Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti: keeping the tradition alive

By , 17 January 2018
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Hilary Hahn, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra © Steve J Sherman
New York City

Balancing longueurs and invention: the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

By , 08 December 2017
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Janine Jansen © Richard Termine
New York City

Janine Jansen and Friends: unbelievable harmony at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 December 2017
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Tetzlaff Quartet © Giorgia Bertazzi
New York City

Viennese diversity: the Tetzlaff Quartet plays Mozart, Berg and Schubert

By , 16 November 2017
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Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic © Steve J Sherman
New York City

A cursory Mahler 3 from Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic

By , 08 November 2017
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Zubin Mehta © Steve J Sherman
New York City

Nearing the end of an era: Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 November 2017
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Barbara Hannigan, Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © Chris Lee
New York City

Mahler and Sciarrino from Antonio Pappano and the Santa Cecilians at Carnegie Hall

By , 21 October 2017
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Martha Argerich and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © Chris Lee
New York City

A glorious return to Carnegie Hall for Martha Argerich

By , 20 October 2017
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Takács Quartet © Keith Saunders
New York City

Shedding light on inventiveness: the Takács Quartet and guests at Carnegie Hall

By , 14 October 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Chick Corea, Maxim Lando and Lang Lang © Chris Lee
New York City

Carnegie Hall opens season with Gershwin and Bernstein

By , 04 October 2017
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Nikita Mndoyants © Cleveland International Piano Competition
New York City

A felicitous debut at Carnegie Hall under the double sign of Florestan and Eusebius: Nikita Mndoyants

By , 07 June 2017
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Anne Ryan
New York City

The MET Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in a revelatory pairing of Schumann and Mahler

By , 03 June 2017
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
New York City

Salonen’s Mahler at Carnegie Hall: transparent, direct, with no pathos

By , 31 May 2017
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Maurizio Pollini © Mathias Bothor | DG
New York City

At Carnegie Hall, Maurizio Pollini proves that one doesn’t have to be perfect

By , 21 May 2017
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
New York City

Outstanding Mahler by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 08 April 2017
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
New York City

Capuçon bows a pugnacious Shostakovich with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

By , 07 April 2017
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Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall © Steve J Sherman
New York City

Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic in a problematic performance at Carnegie Hall

By , 05 April 2017
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Jörg Widmann © Marco Borggreve
New York City

Exceptional chamber music afternoon with Uchida and Widmann at Zankel Hall

By , 02 April 2017
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Kelley O'Connor © Steve J Sherman
New York City

The Gospel According to David Robertson and the St Louis Symphony Orchestra

By , 31 March 2017
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Hagen Quartet © Harald Hoffmann
New York City

Consistency and acumen: Hagen Quartet shines in Zankel Hall

By , 01 March 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
New York City

Vienna Philharmonic showcases two bookends of the Romantic era at Carnegie Hall

By , 26 February 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
New York City

Schubert + Staar + (Strauss x 2) = Vienna Philharmonic and Franz Welser-Möst at Carnegie Hall

By , 24 February 2017
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Ray Chen © Sophie Zhai
New York City

Dawning of the Raybaes: Eschenbach, Bamberg and Ray Chen at Carnegie Hall

By , 08 February 2017
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Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin © Steve J Sherman
New York City

Sixty years on: Daniel Barenboim at Carnegie Hall

By , 19 January 2017
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Behzod Abduraimov © Nissor Abdourazakov
New York City

Seeking meaning beneath the surface: Behzod Abduraimov at Carnegie Hall

By , 17 November 2016
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Steve Reich © Wonge Bergmann
New York City

Happy birthday, Steve Reich! A Carnegie Hall birthday bash

By , 01 November 2016
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Jessie Montgomery © Jiyang Chen
New York City

Jessie Montgomery première shines among the classics at Carnegie Hall

By , 27 October 2016
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Enoch zu Guttenberg © Andreas Müller
New York City

In and out of catharsis: KlangVerwaltung Orchestra seeks to transport us at Carnegie Hall

By , 24 October 2016
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Mark Padmore © Marco Borggreve
New York City

Zender's Winterreise from Mark Padmore, Sir Simon Rattle and Ensemble Connect

By , 16 October 2016
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Sir Simon Rattle at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Rattle and the Philadelphians offer a powerful and subtle Mahler Six at Carnegie Hall

By , 10 October 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela © Chris Lee
New York City

Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra: a “socks-on” kind of ensemble

By , 07 October 2016
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James Levine © Hiroyuki Ito | The Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Spectacular all-Wagner program at Carnegie under James Levine

By , 26 May 2016
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Diana Moore © Peter Everard Smith
New York City

La gloria di primavera: Scarlatti gem rediscovered

By , 06 May 2016
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