“A three-week festival of the music and arts of South Africa, a series featuring the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and a monthlong Before Bach celebration of early music will be among the highlights of Carnegie Hall’s 2014-15 season,” writes Michael Cooper in Wednesday’s (1/29) New York Times. “Carnegie Hall also plans six performances featuring the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, including its opening-night gala on Oct. 1, at which the Berlin Philharmonic will be conducted by Simon Rattle.… The composer Meredith Monk will have a season-long residency that includes five concerts. And the hall’s new Judith B. and Burton P. Resnick Education Wing, with rooms and studios for music education, is set to open in September with events for families, young musicians, students and teachers…. Leading orchestras from around the country and the world will be making stops at Carnegie,” including the American Composers Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Met Orchestra, New York Pops, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and the Vienna Philharmonic. Operas planned during the season include Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir; Handel’s Alcina with Joyce DiDonato and the English Concert; and Rossini’s William Tell, with soprano Angela Meade and the Teatro Regio di Torino.
Posted January 30, 2014