Seven Vienna Philharmonic concerts anchor Carnegie Hall season

Posted on: February 1, 2013

In Friday’s (2/1) New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin writes, “The Vienna Philharmonic will give seven concerts at Carnegie Hal next season, including unstaged performances of Berg’s ‘Wozzeck’ and Richard Strauss’s ‘Salome’ in the guise of the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Carnegie officials said on Thursday. The orchestra will serve as the centerpiece of Carnegie’s latest festival, Vienna: City of Dreams, which will join past themes—among them Berlin, China, Japan, Leonard Bernstein and African-American culture—as subjects of scrutiny on West 57th Street and around the city. … Carnegie disclosed the festival in announcing its programming for next season, which will include a focus on Benjamin Britten, whose 100th birthday is being celebrated in 2013; all of the Sibelius symphonies, played by the Minnesota Orchestra and its music director, Osmo Vanska; and three concerts by Valery Gergiev, leading his Mariinsky Orchestra in honor of his 60th birthday. Carnegie also said that David Lang would serve as its composer in residence.”

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Posted February 1, 2013