As the fall foliage begins to blaze bright overhead, there are plenty of equally vibrant musical offerings on tap this fall in Midtown, and many of them are a part of the stellar September lineup at Carnegie Hall. Luckily, residents of ARO’s Midtown West luxury no-fee apartments are just a quick autumnal stroll from the iconic music hall. Here are our recommendations for not-to-be-missed performances at Carnegie Hall this September.
September 22nd, 2019
This highly anticipated performance brings together three of the brightest stars in chamber music: Elmira Darvarova is a former MET Opera Concertmaster, Howard Wall is a Philharmonic hornist, and Thomas Weaver is a Carnegie Hall alum and award-winning composer. Together, they’re a dream team. As part of the New York Chamber Music Festival, the three will combine forces to present The Fabulous Tangos of Piazzolla. Carnegie Hall describes the program as “high-voltage,” and, indeed, there’s nothing sleepy about the racing, fiery tangos by Argentine Astor Piazzolla. If it’s a little electricity you crave, don’t miss this show. You may just find your feet involuntarily carrying you to a dance floor when it’s over.
September 25th, 2019
There’s something special about being a witness to a musician’s debut at Carnegie Hall. The hallowed halls signal an arrival of sorts; once invited to play, for many musicians, there’s a sense that he or she has finally “made it.” While we can’t know for certain how Gaspard Dehaene feels about his forthcoming debut performance, we do know one thing: the premiere is sure to deliver the kind of goosebump-inducing work we’ve come to expect from the French pianist. His program for the night spans pieces by Schubert, Chopin, and Liszt, which will give music aficionados a clue to Dehaene’s sensibility.
September 27th and 28th, 2019
It may not be composer Joe Hisaishi’s first performance at Carnegie Hall, but it is the first time a US audience will hear The East Land Symphony, one of his newer works. Hisaishi is known for his swelling, operatic movie scores that carry along heroes, villains, and all characters in-between on epic quests and adventures. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that his performances tend to be poignant. With the full power of the American Symphony Orchestra and guest soprano Anna Christy behind him, Hisaishi’s two-night return to Carnegie Hall is sure to deliver the kind of transformative night the hall is known for.
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