Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

This impressive and typically fiery ensemble brings a program of crowd pleasers to Carnegie Hall. Ravel’s “La Valse” and Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” frame a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No... 

English Concert

English Concert

This impressive period ensemble continues its series of Handel performances in New York, which last season included a memorable “Alcina.” On this occasion, Harry Bicket conducts the tragicomedy “Orlando,” based on Ariosto’s epic poem “Orlando furioso... 

Russian National Orchestra

Russian National Orchestra

This acclaimed orchestra, which made its debut in 1990, brings a Russian program to Carnegie Hall. Mikhail Pletnev conducts a Borodin tone poem, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No... 

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

It seemed unlikely that this recital would ever go ahead, given the great baritone’s health problems. Yet go ahead it does: Together with the pianist Ivari Ilja, Mr. Hvorostovsky will tackle Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Strauss... 

Orchestra Now

Orchestra Now

Bard College’s new training ensemble, led by Leon Botstein, offers a program called “Beethoven’s Likes,” featuring works by composers important to Beethoven... 

Orchestre National de France

Orchestre National de France

Daniele Gatti conducts this acclaimed orchestra in a program including Debussy’s ethereal “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune” as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No... 

Kent Tritles Messiah

Kent Tritles Messiah

Well, almost. The conductor Kent Tritle leads back-to-back performances of the “Messiah.” The first, with the venerable Oratorio Society of New York, is given in Mozart’s arrangement, and stars Leslie Fagan, Sara Murphy, Nicholas Phan and Matt Boehler... 

Diana Damrau

Diana Damrau

Ahead of her forthcoming performances in Bizet’s “Pearl Fishers” at the Metropolitan Opera, this charismatic coloratura soprano joins the pianist Craig Rutenberg for a program of Schubert and Strauss lieder, Dvorak’s Zigeunermelodien, Poulenc’s “Fiançailles pour rire” and selections from Manuel Rosenthal’s wry “Chansons du Monsieur Bleu... 

Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes

Sibelius’s richly-scored orchestral works receive frequent airings, but his piano pieces are rarely performed. The insightful Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes offers some of Sibelius’s short character pieces, alongside Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No... 

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

This sophisticated French pianist offers a colorful program of works by two composers who expanded the piano’s color palette. Schumann’s “Kinderszenen” and Piano Sonata No... 

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

This venerable orchestra and its “music director for life,” Zubin Mehta, make their regular stop at Carnegie Hall with Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony, featuring the soprano Kristin Lewis, the mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and MasterVoices (formerly the Collegiate Chorale). 

Oratorio Society

Oratorio Society

Kent Tritle reprises Juraj Filas’s “Requiem,” which he also conducted as his goodbye to the musicians of the Church at St. Ignatius Loyola in 2011. With the chorus and orchestra of the venerable Oratorio Society sing soloists Susanna Phillips, Matthew Plenk and John Moore. 

Joshua Bell and Sam Haywood

Joshua Bell and Sam Haywood

These excellent musicians return to Carnegie Hall for a program featuring two major works of the piano-violin duo repertory — Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata and Fauré’s Sonata No... 

Hibla Gerzmava

Hibla Gerzmava

A fine Liù in the current Metropolitan Opera production of “Turandot,” this soprano makes her North American solo recital debut in a program heavy on songs by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, plus arias from operas by Handel, Verdi and Bellini. 

Evgeny Kissin

Evgeny Kissin

This magician of the keyboard returns to Carnegie Hall with a program anchored by Beethoven’s “Waldstein” Sonata and a rainbow of Nocturnes and Mazurkas by Chopin... 

Stephanie Blythe

Stephanie Blythe

Just off a powerhouse run as the bearded Baba the Turk in “The Rake’s Progress” at the Metropolitan Opera, this magisterial mezzo-soprano and the pianist Warren Jones present a concert of lighter melodies by Poulenc, Ferré, Brel, Britten and Coward... 

The Road of Promise

The Road of Promise

Kurt Weill’s 1937 opera-theater piece on the strength of community despite adversity comes to life with video projections by Wendall Harrington, in its American premiere performances... 

The Cecilia Chorus of New York

The Cecilia Chorus of New York

Mark Shapiro leads this respected ensemble in an all Beethoven program including the “Choral Fantasy,” the Mass in C, and the finale from “Fidelio.” Soloists include the mezzo-soprano Shirin Eskandani and the soprano Adrienne Danrich. 

English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir

Closing Carnegie Hall’s Before Bach festival, these two superb ensembles, both led by the great John Eliot Gardiner, turn their attention to Monteverdi’s seminal 1607 opera, “L’Orfeo... 

New World Symphony

New World Symphony

Dreamlike music, some of it dark and haunting, is the focus of this lovely program, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas and featuring the superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in Berg’s deeply personal Violin Concerto and “En rêve,” a work written for her by the Swiss composer Norbert Moret... 

Dorothea Röschmann and Mitsuko Uchida

Dorothea Röschmann and Mitsuko Uchida

Two stars come together for this recital devoted to Romantic art songs, including Schumann’s tender “Liederkreis” and “Frauenliebe und –leben” and Berg’s “Seven Early Songs... 

Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio

Mutter-Bronfman-Harrell Trio

The violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Perspectives series continues apace, this time joined by the pianist Yefim Bronfman and the cellist Lynn Harrell. Just two piano trios on the billing, but important ones: Beethoven’s last, the “Archduke,” and Tchaikovsky’s impassioned memorial for the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein. 

Les Violons du Roy

Les Violons du Roy

An all-Purcell program, part of the Before Bach festival at Carnegie Hall, leads ineluctably to a concert performance of “Dido and Aeneas.” Dorothea Röschmann sings Dido, and Henk Neven, Aeneas... 

Murray Perahia

Murray Perahia

This eminent pianist returns to Carnegie Hall for a program featuring Bach’s French Suite No. 6; Haydn’s Sonata in A flat (Hob. XVI: 46); Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No... 

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony’s youthful, brilliant new music director, Andris Nelsons, leads three programs with his re-energized orchestra. On April 15, there’s Mozart’s Piano Concerto No... 

In the Fiddlers House

In the Fiddlers House

The tireless star violinist Itzhak Perlman headlines the centennial gala of the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene in a musical extravaganza that features stars from the klezmer scene and special guests alongside the Klezmer Conservatory Band. 

St. Louis Symphony

St. Louis Symphony

Visits by the dynamic David Robertson and his superior ensemble  are always a treat. Mr. Robertson — recently mentioned in a New York Times feature about possible candidates to replace Alan Gilbert at the end of his tenure at the New York Philharmonic —   will lead a program featuring Debussy’s “Nocturnes,” Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No... 

Piotr Anderszewski

Piotr Anderszewski

This idiosyncratic, often inspired pianist plays works by two composers in whose music he specializes. Bach is represented by his French Overture and the English Suite No. 3; Schumann by a “Novelette” and his dreamy Fantasy in C. 

Joyce DiDonato and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Joyce DiDonato and the Philadelphia Orchestra

This radiant mezzo-soprano continues her Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall with a celebration of bel canto arias and orchestral selections by Rossini, Bellini and lesser-known composers like Michele Carafa and Giovanni Pacini... 

Andras Schiff

Andras Schiff

After his recent Bach marathons, this eminent pianist is taking on something more contrived, if still ambitious. On Tuesday, he plays the antepenultimate sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert; on Thursday, the penultimate. 

Vienna Philharmonic

Vienna Philharmonic

This venerable orchestra continues to make special claims to the music of Brahms, and reasonably so, as it debuted the Second and Third Symphonies. This storied band’s annual Carnegie Hall residency is devoted to the composer, with the Italian conductor Daniele Gatti at the helm... 

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

The probing pianist Leif Ove Andsnes invites listeners on a “Beethoven Journey” as he teams up with this excellent chamber orchestra in performances of the composer’s Second, Third and Fourth piano concerto on Monday and the First and Fifth on Wednesday. 

Trinity Wall Street

Trinity Wall Street

Under the leadership of Julian Wachner, this venerable church’s brilliant musical forces come together (along with the Washington Chorus and the Washington National Cathedral Choir of Boys and Girls) for rare performances of Ginastera’s grand “Turbae ad Passionem Gregorianam” and Ives’ Symphony No... 

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Leon Botstein and the adventurous American Symphony Orchestra present the latest installment in their series of obscure operas: offering a rare performance of Max von Schillings’s 1915 “Mona Lisa... 

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Scandinavian works unsurprisingly make up this touring ensemble’s program. Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4 (“The Inextinguishable”) will receive idiomatic treatment, but the main event will be the next installment of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Perspectives series... 

Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson

A consummate recitalist, this stylish baritone (joined by the pianist Wolfram Rieger) brings to Carnegie Hall a program of Strauss, Zemlinsky, Mahler, Ives and others, along with the premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s “Civil Words... 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Riccardo Muti continues to thrive as the music director of this ensemble, and it’s always an event when this esteemed maestro brings that great orchestra to Carnegie Hall, as happens this weekend... 

Gidon Kremer and Daniil Trifonov

Gidon Kremer and Daniil Trifonov

Duos have rarely been as starry as this since Gidon Kremer was playing with Martha Argerich. Each plays a solo work: For Mr. Trifonov, it will be Mozart’s K. 397 Fantasia while Mr... 

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

This forefather of the alternative comedy scene has influenced a generation of young comics with his pop culture-laden stand-up. He’s also an actor and the author of the recently released memoir, “Silver Screen Fiend... 

New York String Orchestra

New York String Orchestra

Wall-to-wall coverage of Handel’s “Messiah” makes way for Mozart with this performance by the young members of the New York String Orchestra, who will be led by the violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo... 

Musica Sacra

Musica Sacra

A quartet of vibrant young soloists headlines this performance of Handel’s “Messiah” by the Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra under the direction of Kent Tritle: the soprano Lianne Coble, the mezzo Silvie Jensen, the tenor Lawrence Jones and the baritone John Brancy... 

Christmas in Vienna

Christmas in Vienna

The storied Vienna Boys Choir rings in the season with a program of holiday classics, Austrian folk songs and popular tunes.  

Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang

The young pianist Yuja Wang is indisputably a phenomenal virtuoso. She has also proven a sensitive and thoughtful artist. For this recital at Carnegie Hall she plays three Liszt transcriptions of Schubert songs to set the mood for Schubert’s astonishing late Sonata in A... 

Daniil Trifonov

Daniil Trifonov

This young pianist’s first two Carnegie Hall recitals were rapturously received, but this program is a sterner test. Liszt’s arrangement of Bach’s Fantasy and Fugue in G minor (for organ) is hard enough, but his 12 “Transcendental Études” are the summit of pianistic virtuosity... 

William Tell ?

William Tell ?

Unjustly, Rossini’s radiant final opera of political ideals and fatherly love is known today almost solely for its overture. (Think “The Lone Ranger.”) But it has many champions, including Gianandrea Noseda, the music director of the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy... 

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang

This new chamber music duo made up of a firebrand pianist and a philosopher-violinist digs deep into the Romantic storehouse in a recital comprising sonatas by Schumann, Brahms, Ravel and Respighi. 

San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Symphony

The conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is approaching both his 20th anniversary as music director of the San Francisco Symphony, and this December, his 70th birthday. Seemingly as dynamic and tireless as ever, he brings the orchestra to Carnegie Hall for two programs... 

Czech Philharmonic

Czech Philharmonic

This storied ensemble promises to bring Old World glamour and elegance to Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony under the direction of its music director, Jiri Belohlavek, in a program that also includes Janacek’s “Taras Bulba” and Liszt’s fiery Piano Concerto No... 

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter

One superstar violinist pays tribute to another as Anne-Sophie Mutter presents the annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert. She will be joined by her longtime recital partner, the pianist Lambert Orkis, in Franck’s Violin Sonata, Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” Sonata and André Previn’s “Tango Song and Dance... 

New York Comedy Festival: Bill Cosby

New York Comedy Festival: Bill Cosby

At 77, Mr. Cosby continues to perform stand-up, and his clean-cut storytelling is dominated by tales of married and family life. 

Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato

As part of her Perspectives Series at Carnegie Hall, this stellar mezzo-soprano offers a musical snapshot of Venice from the Baroque to the 20th century. Accompanied by the pianist David Zobel, she will sing a program with works by Vivaldi, Fauré, Rossini, Reynaldo Hahn and Michael Head. 

Sphinx Virtuosi

Sphinx Virtuosi

The valuable Sphinx Organization, which fosters the artistic development of black and Latino string players and champions the works of minority composers, presents the Sphinx Virtuosi and the Catalyst Quartet in a program featuring music by Gabriela Lena Frank, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Jessie Montgomery, Marcus Goddard and John B... 

Alcina

Alcina

Handel’s great attempt at reviving Italian opera in London is the first part of Joyce DiDonato’s Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall. Sorcery ought not be constrained to the plot, or to Ms... 

Maurizio Pollini

Maurizio Pollini

This distinguished pianist, who has been inconsistent during recent concerts in New York, returns to Carnegie Hall to perform works by Schumann and Chopin — one of his favorite composers... 

London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

This orchestra begins its American tour with Vladimir Jurowski conducting the pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet in Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.” The program also includes Magnus Lindberg’s Bach-inspired “Chorale,” and Shostakovich’s Symphony No... 

The Met Orchestra

The Met Orchestra

James Levine, who has been conducting an elegant account of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the Metropolitan Opera, brings the Met Orchestra to Carnegie Hall for its first program of the season... 

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra

Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra

This ensemble, conducted by Muhai Tang, completes its first American tour in its 91-year-history with a performance at Carnegie Hall. The evening will feature the Serbian baritone Zeljko Lucic singing arias from Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and “Macbeth,” a role he is currently singing, opposite Anna Netrebko, at the Metropolitan Opera... 

Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmoniker

With a season-opening gala at Carnegie Hall, the Berliner Philharmoniker and its music director, Sir Simon Rattle, also begin a weeklong residency in the city. Mr. Rattle’s talent for color should come out in an otherwise tepid program featuring Rachmaninov’s “Symphonic Dances” and the closing scenes from Stravinsky’s “The Firebird... 

National Youth Orchestra

National Youth Orchestra

This orchestra of gifted youngsters itching to prove themselves takes to Carnegie Hall’s main stage under the direction of David Robertson in a vibrant program of classics, including Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances From West Side Story” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition... 

Denis Matsuev

Denis Matsuev

The powerful young Russian pianist Denis Matsuev had to cancel a Carnegie Hall recital in January because of illness, but now the rescheduled concert takes place the evening of June 15... 

Alexander Markov

Alexander Markov

“From Baroque to Paganini” is the title of this concert by the accomplished violinist Alexander Markov, joined by the conductorless Shattered Glass Ensemble. Works on the program include Bach’s optimistic Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E, Tartini’s fiendish “Devil’s Trill Sonata” and selections from Paganini’s dazzling Caprices. 

Arvo Part Project

Arvo Part Project

This Estonian composer has made a rare trip to the States to hear this concert, produced by the St. Vladimir’s Seminary. On the program are some of Mr. Part’s greatest hits — including “Fratres,” “Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten” and “Adam’s Lament” — performed by some of his greatest interpreters, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra... 

American Symphony Orchestra

American Symphony Orchestra

Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the break out of World War I, the conductor Leon Botstein and this ensemble present the program “Forged From Fire.” The evening opens with a work by Reger that expressed German imperialist ambitions... 

New York Youth Symphony

New York Youth Symphony

The concerts of this ensemble are always inspiring. The playing of these gifted musicians more than makes up in excitement energy what it may lack in finesse. The orchestra’s ambitious season-ending concert at Carnegie Hall, conducted by its dynamic music director, Joshua Gersen, opens with Bernstein’s “Candide” Overture, followed by the premiere of Conrad Winslow’s “All Decays... 

Oratorio Society of New York

Oratorio Society of New York

Kent Tritle leads his well-regarded chorus in Bach’s immortal “St. Matthew Passion,” with a cast that includes the young baritone Nicholas Phan as the Evangelist and the bass-baritone Kevin Deas as Jesus... 

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mariss Jansons, the chief conductor of this renowned orchestra, has long suffered from heart-related health problems, and announced a few weeks ago that he will be stepping down from his other appointment, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, next year... 

Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax

This master pianist will play two works commissioned as part of his “Brahms Then and Now” project. He opens with the impetuous early Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, then turns to the late “Klavierstücke,” Op... 

Met Orchestra

Met Orchestra

The day after its season ends at Lincoln Center, this virtuosically versatile ensemble travels a few blocks downtown for an immersion in Dvorak, a nod back to its performances of his “Rusalka” earlier in the season... 

Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony

The Spring for Music series continues with the Pittsburgh ensemble, led by Manfred Honeck. Its program features the New York premiere of James Macmillan’s “Woman of the Apocalypse;” the final scene from Poulenc’s “Dialogue of the Carmélites”; and Bruckner’s “Ave Maria... 

Spring for Music: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Spring for Music: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

This festival continues with James Conlon conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus in a program that opens with John Adams’s exhilarating choral work “Harmonium... 

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Led by its music director, Alexander Mickelthwate, this ensemble offers an immersion in living composers from Canada, including R. Murray Schafer’s Symphony No. 1; Derek Charke’s “13 Inuit Throat Song Games,” featuring the vocalist Tanya Tagaq; and Vincent Ho’s “The Shaman,” a concerto for percussion and orchestra with the redoubtable Evelyn Glennie as soloist. 

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents Merry Mount

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents Merry Mount

Howard Hanson was the longtime director of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, and this excellent ensemble honors him with a rare performance of this vivid, grand opera, based on a Hawthorne story... 

Spring for Music: Seattle Symphony

Spring for Music: Seattle Symphony

The second concert of the Spring for Music series features this ensemble and the dynamic conductor Ludovic Morlot, who has galvanized the group and excited Seattle audiences since arriving as music director in 2011... 

Philadelphia Orchestra

Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic young leader of this orchestra, conducts the gifted young violinist Lisa Batiashvili in Bartok’s lyrical Violin Concerto No. 1. The program also features Bruckner’s monumental Symphony No... 

Richard Goode

Richard Goode

This superlative pianist is an insightful interpreter of a range of repertory. Here, he offers a program featuring selections from Janacek’s “On the Overgrown Path”; Debussy’s Préludes, Book I; and Schumann’s “Davidsbündlertänze... 

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Robert Spano conducts the Atlanta players in Britten’s impassioned “War Requiem” alongside the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. The soloists are the soprano Evelina Dobracheva, the tenor Anthony Dean Griffey and the baritone Stephen Powell. 

Cecilia Chorus of New York

Cecilia Chorus of New York

This 150-voice ensemble presents four works that explore the theme of transcendence: Brahms’s “Nänie,” Bruckner’s “Te Deum,” Vaughan Williams’s “Toward the Unknown Region,” set to poetry by Walt Whitman; and the premiere of Tom Cipullo’s “Credo for a Secular City... 

Masterworks Festival Chorus

Masterworks Festival Chorus

Jim Rodde conducts this choir and the New York City Chamber Orchestra in Vaughan Williams’s 1936 cantata “Dona Nobis Pacem,” in which the composer uses texts by Walt Whitman and the liturgy to make a plea for peace... 

Manhattan School of Music Orchestra

Manhattan School of Music Orchestra

A major American conductor, Leonard Slatkin, takes the podium for a concert at Carnegie Hall with the orchestra of the renowned Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Slatkin, a tireless champion of American music, opens the program with Roberto Sierra’s “Fandangos,” then leads a performance of Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato’s “Symposium”) for Violin and Orchestra, with Glenn Dicterow, the renowned concert master of the New York Philharmonic, as soloist... 

Mitsuko Uchida

Mitsuko Uchida

Fans of this exemplary pianist eagerly await her annual appearance at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Uchida returns with a program of Beethoven and Schubert, two composers she has demonstrated a profound affinity with over the years...